A post by Blizzard Community Manager Kevin 'Karune' Yu to the
comments about speculation about subscription fees for the
new Battle.net (thanks
). While he doesn't come out and say there will be no fees
associated with the service, he does say it will be free to purchasers of
: "When a player buys the StarCraft II box at retail, they will
have the ability to play on the new Battle.net for free. For those listening to
the latest Activision Blizzard conference call, Mike Morhaime also mentions it
there as well."
Interactive announces Elven Legacy: Ranger
, an upcoming expansion for
, the fantasy-themed
wargame from Russian developer 1C: Ino-CO. The original Elven Legacy will be
required to play the expansion, which is slated for release via digital
distribution in the third quarter of this year for $9.99/Ä9.99. Elven Legacy:
Ranger will include 16 new missions, three new heroes, five unique artifacts, and a
dozen new spells, and here's a bit more:
Ranger Cornelius possesses a
holy spear that can apply special powers to his attacks. In Elven Legacy, each
unit's operation could only be performed once per turn - one move and one
attack. Ranger Cornelius can now use special attributes of his sacred spear
without losing his turn. For example, he can activate a paralysing stroke and
then throw the spear at the enemy. The enemy unit will not only suffer damage
from the attack, but they will also be unable to move during the enemyís turn.
The order of completing the missions will now affect future events in the game.
There will be only one final ending, but there are several ways to reach the
the Associated Press
, the protest at E3 over the
Dante's Inferno game
was cooked up by a viral marketing agency working
for Electronic Arts, who hired actors to play a religious group feigning outrage
at the game's glorification of damnation.
announces a new version is now available for Stalin vs. Martians
, and you
can update the offbeat real-time strategy game through your digital distributer.
They also announce a permanent price cut on the game to $9.99, which will take
effect on Sunday, which is their way of saying you shouldn't buy it today or
tomorrow. Here are some of the changes in the new version:
inevitability radius is bigger now.
- Minimized crashes with Stalin Falcons + the y always bomb the target.
- Cursor fixed, more bright now.
- The game is less complicated in levels 2,3 and 5.
- First attack in mission 2 starts earlier.
- Additional forces in mission 7.
There's an ARMA 2
on the official website for Bohemia Interactive Studios' upcoming
military shooter sequel. Word is a couple of players who excel at this Flash game
will earn free copies of the full game when it's released: "In a further nod to
its dedicated community, Bohemia Interactive have announced a competition. For
each of the following 5 weeks, the two flash game players with the highest score
will win a free copy of ARMA II via digital download!"
"We're not going to do another one" is the quote on the
Los Angeles Times
) from Frank Gibeau about a third The Godfather
game, with the
EA Games President adding:" the bloom is really off the rose for licensed
games." The report indicates that The Godfather II sold fewer than a
quarter-million units last month after the original mafia movie tie-in sold more
than 4 million copies. On the other hand, the article quotes a Paramount
spokesperson saying: "Plans for the next Godfather game have not been decided."
Happy Donut Day
an unofficial event here in the U.S. that's the first Friday in June. This
commemoration has its roots in the Great Depression harking back to the
during World War I. As a result, free donuts (I prefer the
"doughnuts" spelling myself) can be found in some places: At
you have to buy a
beverage while apparently Krispy Kreme
is giving them away with no strings attached. I also see the offer at a chain I
don't know called
, who also celebrate the occasion with
. For those
in other countries, don't take this lying down, we need some protests to turn
this into World Donut Day!
Oh, and if fried dough strikes you as too unhealthy for your lifestyle, then
today is also apparently
National Running Day