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Monday, September 01, 2008

Warhammer - Battle March PC & Xbox video game website now online

Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and leading game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announce the official European website for Warhammer:
Battle March in English and German.

The website URL is: video games

Debuting the series’ tactical real-time action on the Xbox 360 video game and enter-tainment system from Microsoft and delivering all-new content to 2006’s critically ac-claimed Warhammer - Mark of Chaos for the PC, Warhammer - Battle March brings the brutality, strategy and drama of warfare to life with six unique playable armies, fully customizable units and intense online clashes.

On the Xbox 360 console, Warhammer: Battle March includes the original content from Warhammer - Mark of Chaos as well as all-new features, intuitive control schemes and support for online play via Xbox LIVE online game service. video games
Thrusting players into Games Workshop’s renowned fantasy world, players will be able to control six unique armies – the Empire, Chaos, Skaven, High Elves as well as the all-new Dark Elf and Orcs & Goblins forces – as they battle for supremacy in a world torn apart by constant warfare. The individual units of each army can be customized in great detail, allowing players to put their own mark on their fighting force and strike fear into their opponents with terrifying combinations of weaponry and armor. Players can also control Heroes and Champions for each army, high-powered units that gain new abilities as they tear through the opposition.

Placing the focus of gameplay on combat and tactics rather than tedious resource management, Warhammer: Battle March on the Xbox 360 features two control schemes for both master battlefield tacticians and novice warriors that offer full control over all aspects of the player’s army. On Xbox LIVE, up to four players can engage in massive multi-army clashes in head-to-head and team-based modes of play.

Monster Madness - Grave Danger video game on PS3 out soon video games
Monster Madness - Grave Danger PlayStation 3 video game screenshots video gamesIn Monster Madness - Grave Digger help high school kids Carrie, Andy, Zack and Jennifer fight back against the monsters taking over their neighbourhood in Monster Madness - Grave Danger on PS3, discover the shocking truth behind their peaceful suburban town.

Create carnage with unique weapons Monster Madness video game vehicles, and over 70 different enemy types.

Monster Madness - Grave Danger will be released on PlayStation 3 - PS3 by SouthPeak Games later in the year. video games video games video games video gamesFor more information on Monster Madness - Grave Danger visit

Gears of War 2 Xbox exclusive - No PC video game version say Epic

Gears_of_war-gamezplay.orgEpic, publishers of the Gears of War video games say that Gears of War 2 will not be released on PC unlike Gears of War.

Gears of War 2 will remain and Xbox 360 exclusive title.
"Gears of War is a great franchise first and foremost for Xbox 360, and therefore we're focusing on that platform for Gears of War 2. We've decided we're not going to do a PC version this time around," said Cliff Bleszinski of Epic publishers of Gears of War.
Maybe this was a reaction to the original Gears of War receiving a lower review score than the Xbox 360 version?

Team Fortress 2 PS3 video game Blog - Evolution of the Demoman video gamesThe path to arriving at a final design for a character is sometimes a long and winding one.

This was especially the case for the Demoman and we thought it would be interesting to step through that process and shed a little light on how we arrive at our final designs.

Find out more on the Official Team Fortress 2 blog...

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Mary King's Riding School video game out now on Nintendo DS

Mary King’s Riding School, out now on Nintendo DS video games
Mary King, along with Great Britain's eventing team secured an Olympic bronze medal after 3 days of eventing at the Beijing Olympics. See if you can match, or beat, that performance with Mary King’s Riding School game on Nintendo DS.

Mary King’s skill and excellence in the dressage and cross-country disciplines moved Britain from 12th position up into 3rd place, making her one of four British riders to qualify for the individual final, along with Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt and Daisy Dick.

Keen equestrians can follow in Mary King’s footsteps and practice their riding with Mary King’s Riding School on the Nintendo DS.

The video game, which launched August 29th in the UK, opens the doors to one of the most aspirational riding schools in the equestrian world. video gamesWith personal tuition, Mary King's Riding School players can learn to care for, train and compete with their very own horse. Taking part in international events around the world, you'll need to master the three major equestrian disciplines; dressage, cross-country and show jumping.

Speaking with Mary King after her bronze medal glory, she commented

“It was great to compete at my 5th Olympic games and to win another team medal is brilliant.

I’m looking forward to some relaxation time now and hoping to improve on my virtual riding skills in Mary King’s Riding School on the Nintendo DS”

Gauntlet classic video game coming to Nintendo DS

Eidos confirmed that Gauntlet, a modern reworking of the classic fantasy hack and slash arcade game from Midway, will be released on Nintendo DS this October. video games
Gauntlet is set in a fantasy-themed universe where evil cloaks the world from the high clouds of Ascendia to the depths of the lava-ridden Abyss. Gauntlet players can choose from the four classic heroes, Elf, Warrior, Wizard, and Valkyrie, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and special abilities.

Throughout the Gauntlet journey, the heroes will slash their way through demonic foes and gain up to four power move abilities to aid them in their battle with evil.

“With Gauntlet we’ve revitalised all of the action and fun of the original 1980s arcade classic, whilst updating the visuals and gamezplay for today’s DS gamer,” said Ray Livingston, Brand Manager at Eidos.

“With four-player Gauntlet Wi-Fi cooperative mode, one of the most memorable multiplayer gaming experiences of all time is back with a bang.”

One of the few titles taking full advantage of the hardware capabilities of the Nintendo DS, Gauntlet offers Voiceover IP (VoIP) which allows voice communication through the Nintendo DS microphone, giving Gauntlet players more options to interact with their friends online. video games

Featuring 40 maps across three realms, Gauntlet offers fast-paced, retro RPG crusade-style gamezplay in addition to new and in-depth multiplayer features including cooperative play and competitive multiplayer.

The arcade style competitive multiplayer feature strengthens the addictive Gauntlet experience by introducing ranked multiplayer games like - Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Treasure Hoard Gauntlet game modes, hosted with local Nintendo Wireless play or via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Developed by Backbone Entertainment, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment, Gauntlet is set for release on Nintendo DS later this year.

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Proceeds from Rock Band Penny arcade Expo Themed download Songs to Benefit Charity

Harmonix and MTV Games announce a very special set of downloadable content to celebrate the three day Penny Arcade Expo. The “PAX 2008 Collection”, contains tracks from celebrated nerd-folk artist Jonathan Coulton, nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot, and lovecraftian doomsayers The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - all of whom performed at the gaming fan festival. Adding to the fan-focused celebration, the Harmonix/MTV Games’ proceeds from the sale of this “PAX Pack” between launch and Holiday 2008 will be donated to the Penny Arcade run Child's Play Charity in order to help out children's hospitals around the world.

“We’re excited that some of our favorite artists can be featured in Rock Band as a result of this pack,” said Robert Khoo, Show Director for Penny Arcade Expo. “Calling attention to PAX artists and giving back to the community at the same time show why Harmonix is truly a company focused on the music and their fans above all else.

” The pack includes "Skullcrusher Mountain" by Jonathan Coulton, the story of a misunderstood genius and the woman he attempts to woo with monstrous creations like a half-monkey, half-pony, "Livin' on the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe" by MC Frontalot, Inspired by the award-winning webcomic "Achewood" and featuring Brad Sucks, and finally "Shhh...." by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, a previously unreleased track that the nerd rockers have brought exclusively to Rock Band.

Release Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360) Thursday, September 4, 2008 (PLAYSTATION Store)

Tracks: Jonathan Coulton “Skullcrusher Mountain”
MC Frontalot “Livin’ on the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe”
Darkest of the Hillside Thickets “Shhh….”

Price: .99¢ (80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$2.99 (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for 3 pack
(All three tracks utilize the original master recordings)

Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION Network

Crystal Quest video game comes to mobiles video games
Crystal Quest Fan Favourite Features Updated Graphics and New Features for Mobile

About Crystal Quest the video game
"The mega-selling 80's retro classic space shooter Crystal Quest gets remixed for mobiles! Pilot your ship through wave after wave of action, collecting crystals and evading the Nasties, unique enemies that emerge from portals on each side of the screen. Fire your weapon at them, or deploy a smart bomb to vaporize every Nasty on the screen. Collect all the crystals to open the gateway to the next level, but don't forget to gather up the goodies in each wave - from bonus points to extra smart bombs and even an occasional mega-crystal for massive points. Any little bit helps on your Crystal Quest!

Crystal Quest was first developed by veteran game developer Patrick Buckland; the game became immensely successful upon its release. The Crystal Quest mobile version is based on the updated Xbox Live Arcade and Crystal Quest Windows Vista versions featuring updated graphics with retro gamezplay. Enhanced special effects and a sophisticated interface make for a fun and addictive player experience.

Crystal Quest made its first appearance on the Macintosh in 1987, and has progressively grown its fan base during its appearance on platforms throughout the years. Crystal Quest delivers a unique combination of therapeutic enjoyment and intense adrenalin-boiling arcade action, the player's objective is to collect enough crystals to open a gateway to advance to the next level.

PlayStation 3 PS3 Little Big Planet console bundle released in France video games

Sony have released a PlayStation 3 PS3 80GB system Little Big Planet video game in France.

The bundle cost 400 euros and comes in this exclusive box.  

Summer Festivities in Silkroad PC Online video game with New Outfits

In tandem with the Summer Festival, Joymax has announced that two limited edition avatar items are now available for players of Silkroad Online. The harlequin and carnaval outfits don your avatar in festive feathers or jester hats and domino masks just in time to celebrate the summer events! More information on both of these colorful costumes can be found in-game by visiting the item mall.

The harlequin and carnaval outfits are limited edition items and will only be available for a short period of time.

Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into ancient Chinese, Islamic, and European civilizations. Traveling the historic Silk Road between Asia and Europe, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. Silkroad Online is free to play, and offers the unique chance to play a character free of restrictions or fixed paths. For more information and a free download, please visit