The Worms Reloaded page on Steam
now offers a playable demo for Worms Reloaded
, offering the chance to sample the latest installment in the squirmy turn-based strategy series. No specifics on the contents of the demo are offered. Thanks Frans.
Ignition Entertainment Forums
outline a new patch that's now automatically available for the PC and Xbox 360 editions of Blacklight: Tango Down
, Zombie's first-person shooter. The patch has a number of changes and fixes, and says it resets the timer on the trial version. Since there is no PC trial, we're assuming this refers to the 360 version.
has a teaser trailer from a new project from Telltale Games which will be announced next week on September 2. The clip states: "Bet you never though these guys would get together," before showing silhouettes of characters from four different series: Tycho from Penny Arcade Adventures
, Max from Sam & Max
, the Team Fortress 2
Heavy, and Strong Bad from Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People
. It's hard to imagine how this is supposed to work, but we'll find out more soon enough.
The Civilization V Website
has word the playable demo for Sid Meier's: Civilization V
is now expected on September 21, the same day the game is expected in stores. At one point the demo was expected
before the game's release, but they explain the change in plans: "The question many of you are probably asking now is “didn’t you say it would be available before the release date?” The answer to that question is yes, I did. At the time of that announcement, we expected to be able to get the demo out before the 21st, but unfortunately we weren’t able to finalize it in the timeframe we had initially planned, and for that we’re very sorry. However, we have managed to get it out the same day as the North American release. So for those of you who have been waiting to try out the demo before buying the game, you can still do that with enough time left to run out to the store (or purchase on Steam) and have the full game on the same day as everyone else."
Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles Video Blog Episode # 29
is online, with more on the real-time strategy game in the works at Gas Powered Games. We once again get to see Chris harassing his staff for details on what they are working on, and in the new installment in their Cracked Out Mailbag, Chris delves into the abilities of individual Mage units, taunts, knights, and the joy of chickens. No nuts were harmed in the taping of this blog.
The third phase of closed beta testing of Dawn of Fantasy
will begin on September 1, and this will introduce the single-player adventure mode in this upcoming MMORTS game. With this in mind, their Fantasy Friday Update on the Reverie World Studios Forums
focuses on this mode, which is called "Kingdom Wars." They offer screenshots and descriptions for new objectives, new menu designs, town management, and more.
The Gamescom trailer
from The First Templar
is now available, offering a look at the cooperative third-person action game being developed by Haemimont Games for Windows PC and Xbox 360. Here's what they have to say about this: "In this new trailer, viewers will be treated to an extensive taste of furious cooperative combat and fast-paced action from within The First Templar. Watch as Knights Templar battle against an onslaught of foes; from knights and archers, to something far more fearsome, and prepare yourself for an unmatched combat experience, which arrives in Q1 2011." Here's the embedded version. Continue here to read the full story
A new trailer
from Rift: Planes of Telara
trailer is now available, offering a look at the Fire Rift. Here's how this works: "Every rift carries the threat of death and planar invasion, but the incendiary magic released by a Fire Rift consumes everything. Monsters rush from the rift, roaring like a flame, eager to waste the land and roast the innocent in their homes." Here's the embedded version. Continue here to read the full story