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Thursday, April 09, 2009

City of Heroes - Power to the players online video game

city of heroes video gameThe launch of the highly anticipated Mission Architect system in its comic-book inspired MMO, City of Heroes. Free to current PC and Macintosh subscribers, the release of Issue 14: Architect marks the first time in MMO history that players have been given the power to create and share their own custom missions and story arcs, thus generating an unprecedented and virtually limitless amount of user-generated content for the City of Heroes community.

In addition to allowing players to create their own missions using thousands of existing assets from the game, players may also use the Mission Architect system to personalise their stories by building their own characters and enemy groups using City of Heroes’ highly regarded Character Creator system. Players will be able to publish up to three story arcs per account which will be displayed to all players across all servers in the Mission Architect system. Each user-created story can have up to five missions containing up to twenty-five individual objectives. Players will even be able to write custom dialogue for their missions, offering true flexibility in dynamic story telling.



“We are very excited for City of Heroes to be the first-ever MMO to offer this revolutionary new system to our players,” said Brian Clayton, general manager and executive producer of the franchise. “Within two weeks of opening the beta version of Mission Architect to our community, players published an astounding 5,000 custom stories, representing up to 25,000 user-created missions. Such a steady in-flux of fresh content offers the capacity for endless adventures to City of Heroes subscribers."

Not only will players be able to share and search the content they upload to the game, but the Mission Architect system allows players to play and rate each other’s story arcs as well. The highest rated missions will be prominently displayed earning those players in-game rewards for creating excellent content. Additionally, the best of these submitted story arcs will be hand-chosen by the City of Heroes development team and deemed as “Dev Choice” missions. Receiving either of these prestigious designations will reward the author with an additional slot to create even more quality custom stories.

Cover players for Grand Slam Tennis game - John McEnroe, Roger Federer and Serena Williams Featured on US box

grand slam tennis mcenroeElectronic Arts announced today that tennis stars John McEnroe, Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be the North American* cover athletes for its new tennis franchise, EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis. Eight different regional player partnerships will be announced soon. McEnroe, one of the sport’s most recognizable figures, was recently confirmed as exclusive to the game.

Federer and Williams are among the biggest names in tennis and the most accomplished; having won 23 Grand Slam singles titles between them. Williams becomes the first woman to grace the cover of an EA SPORTS simulation product.

“It’s very exciting to be on the cover of EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis. This game not only shows EA’s enthusiasm for tennis but for also women’s tennis,” said Williams. “I know from experience how tough and gratifying it is to win all four Grand Slams so I hope people will enjoy the Grand Slam experience that is offered in this game.”



EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis is being developed under the EA SPORTS brand by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C. Designed first for the Wii, it ships to North American retailers on June 15th, one day earlier than the previously announced ship date. Worldwide it ships on June 26th with the exception of the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Spain and Australia, where it ships on June 12th.

This fall, EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis will also be served up for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. With stunning realism, it will feature innovative control systems and robust online** capability. Classic matches from the past will be recreated, along with simulated dream match-ups that weren’t possible before.

EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis for the Wii has been rated “E” by the ESRB and “3+” by PEGI, and has an MSRP of $49.95 USD in North America.

Top-selling titles and franchises from EA SPORTS include Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL, NBA LIVE, NCAA Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and NASCAR racing.

*In addition to select other global territories
** INTERNET CONNECTION required for online features. See product pack for details.

Update expands Runes of Magic game world New zone 'Ravenfell' open as of now

Runes of Magic RavenfellJust three weeks after the launch of Runes of Magic Frogster is expanding the game world with new content. The newly launched update makes fresh features immediately available: The high level zone ‘Ravenfell’ now offers exciting adventures and challenges to level of 45 - 50 players in a Caribbean setting, bringing Runes of Magic’s total quest-count up to over 1,600 quests.

Additionally the ‘Ruins of the Ice Dwarf Kingdom’ dungeon challenges mid-level players, despatching them to the forgotten fortress of the Ice Dwarves. Offering something of a change from levelling and collecting equipment, the ‘Wind-Runner Races’ is already the second mini-game in the fantasy world of Taborea. Heroes from level 35 can look forward to the new Elite skills which will further expand their dual class abilities.

However, new players aren’t being short-changed either. A completely reworked tutorial eases the path for budding heroes in their entry into the online role-play game. In addition, the patch optimises the localisation of areas, items and quest texts. “This content update meets the wishes of our players by further expanding the high level area.” commented Runes of Magic PR Manager, Philipp Senkbeil on the new features being built-in so shortly after the game launch. These seamlessly join up with the content that was already implemented at the launch, such as the difficult instance, the ‘Kalin Shrine’. There is also a new dungeon, ‘Treasure Trove’ which is set to appear in the near future.

You can read further information about the current content as well as comprehensive patch notes, on the official Runes of Magic forum:
http://forum.runesofmagic.com/showthread.php?t=52932.

Runes of Magic – a world full of wizardry and adventure
Runes of Magic was commercially released on 19th March 2009. All interested fantasy fans can continue to download the online role playing game for free at www.runesofmagic.com and can plunge into the game world after a short registration process.

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free to play massively online role playing games. Runes of Magic conveys an absorbing story through more than 1.600 quests embedded in an atmospheric fantasy world. Players can choose between six main classes and combined with a secondary class they present 30 individual combinations of character classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo attacks and can use mounts like war horses and more. A particularly attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting and reputation system, thrilling PvP, as well as demanding dungeons and boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time frame of three years. The studio will provide new challenges for players every four to five months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can find more information, pictures and videos on the official website www.runesofmagic.com.

Features
- Free to play: no monthly fees, free download
- Extensive dual class system (six primary and secondary classes)
- Versatile spell- and attack-combinations
- Enthralling background story
- More than 1.600 quests and quest series
- No zone boundaries thanks to seamless architecture
- Dungeons: Instanced and tile based as well as persistent
- Individually developable skills and spells
- Armour sets with special bonuses
- Dynamic item system with hundreds of runes for upgrading
- Optional PvP system with arena battles
- Ranking system with player-ranking lists
- Multitude of unique mounts
- Epic crafting system with the chance to improve existing items
- Personalization of player houses through individual furnishing
- Reputation system
- Customisable user interface with the option to use Add-Ons
- Map and radar system to find dealers, resources and quests easily
- In-game auction houses for trading items
- Teleport-Runes for instant travel
- Mouse and keyboard controls for movement
- Regular updates with new content
- Guild castles in special zones
- Cross-server fights in three-server-battle and guild wars in development


Facts
Titel: Runes of Magic
Genre: Fantasy-MMORPG
Platform: Windows-PC
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming
Developer: Runewaker Entertainment Ltd.
Release: March 19th 2009
PEGI: 12+

Crazy Machines Complete - Built for complexity and fun! Video game info

crazymachines-complete-cover-ukInvent your Crazy Machines with two packs in one! Crazy Machines 1 and 1.5 in one box!

Enjoy 70 different elements to make your contraptions in this fun-filled game which will keep you engrossed for hours! A “Rube Goldberg” Machine is a deliberately over-engineered apparatus - why do it simply when you can create something engrossing and crazy?

Let your imagination take flight and fulfil your creativity by making an impossibly complex and interesting machine. Choose from 70 different elements with over 200 puzzles and fulfil the budding inventor you have inside you!

From grilling sausages with a pulley, gears, rubber bands and a candle to firing a cannon with a basketball, these wacky brainteasers will light up your imagination with creative and addictive fun!”

Go to the Inventors Laboratory where you can go wild and make whatever you want! Hone your skills, practice, pick up tips and then let your imagination do the rest….

FEATURES
Over 70 Game Elements
Addictive Fun
Over 200 Challenges
Multiple Solutions
3D Graphics and Real Time Shadows

Crazy Machines 1.5 Features:
Over 200 brand new level!
New backgrounds, elements and music!

Crazy Machines Complete will be released in the UK on 24th April for a recommended retail price of £19.99.

Buccaneer - The Pursuit of Infamy tops indie games chart

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Number 1 selling Indie game on Steam available NOW for $9.99

Following on from its tremendous success at Games Developers Conference in San Francisco and a fantastic 50% discount on Steam, Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy is selling by the boatload. Don’t miss your chance to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean at just $9.99 until 17 April.

Partnered with Blitz 1>UP, Stickman Studios created the critically acclaimed Indie arcade game that lets you sink ships, plunder gold and strike fear into the hearts of your opponents as you blast enemy ships out of the water. Will you become the world’s greatest pirate captain, or will you watch your infamy ebb away and risk mutiny at the hands of your crew?

“We're absolutely thrilled to have hit Number 1 on the Steam Indie top sellers list,’ says Stickman Studios’ Simon Nevill. “We’ve always known that we have a quality game and that even a little exposure would help it sell. We’re utterly delighted that all our hard work and efforts are now beginning to pay off.”

Buccaneer is arcade-style fun on the high seas with easy to use controls, great looking visuals and more fun than you can shake a parrot at. In single-player you have to transform your down-on-its-luck crew and basic ship into the wealthiest pirate galleon on the high seas. There are 56 missions to pit your wits against.

If you fancy taking your swashbuckling skills online, check out the epic multiplayer game and show off your teamplay prowess. With 10 maps there are countless emergent strategies to discover.

“Thanks to the increased sales the multiplayer games are really alive and kicking,” says Chris Swan, Blitz Arcade’s Business Development Director. “It's now incredibly easy to find a game size and map that suits everyone’s pirating tastes.”

Download now for your chance to get this gem of a game for half price.

Spellborn Concept Art - Wallpaper to download

Spellbound Deathhand screen
Deathhands are alchemist specialists, they know how create volatile substances, plagues and tamper with the bodily functions of his adversaries, or rather its victims.

Today, these highly specialized assassins get their new exclusive wallpaper on the official website of The Chronicles of Spellborn! We are sure that you will enjoy this beautiful concept art and put it as your desktop wallpaper!

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Enjoy and see you in the game !

Blood Bowl video game - New website opens

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It is with great pleasure that Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive are announcing the opening of the official Blood Bowl website!

Source of all information on the game and its content, it is the best place to discover the Blood Bowl video game and stay informed of the latest news about the game and the growing community around it. To accompany this event, we are pleased to offer exclusive new images from the game.

An ultra-violent mix of Warhammer Fantasy and American football, Blood Bowl allows players to create the ultimate “fantasy” sports teams. Coaches can build bone-crushing teams of Orcs, Wood Elves, Humans, Dwarfs and many more fantastic creatures – then throw them into the stadium for the ultimate blood sport! Blood Bowl is strategic, action-packed and violent, requiring coaches to use their best tactics, team design – and a dose of pure ruthless bloodlust always helps too!

All of these charming creatures teams are waiting for you to play in highly contested games in Q2 2009.

Blood Bowl is currently in development and will come out on PC, Xbox 360 and on Nintendo DS and Sony PSP handheld systems.

Published by Focus Home Interactive.
Developed by Cyanide Studio.

Visit the website: http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/

Major New Update for World War One: La Grande Guerre 1.06d patch download

The 1.06d includes dozens of fixes and improvements to add more shine to the muddy trenches!

Matrix Games
and AGEOD are pleased to release the new comprehensive 1.06d update for World War One: La Grande Guerre.
The v1.06d update includes many crash fixes and scenario tweaks, some balance changes, and improvements to the rules for rail systems.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “World War One: La Grande Guerre has come a long way since its initial release.

World War One is a well designed combination of innovative strategy played out on the canvas of a massive conflict that is often overlooked in the wargaming genre.”

As Europe mobilized in August 1914, both sides of what would be called World War I chanted “Home before the leaves fall!’’ Four long and bloody years later Europe lay in ruins and many once-enthusiastic patriots returned home disenchanted and broken ... Will YOU be able to prevent that outcome?

Take charge as a military and political leader during the most trying and critical times of World War One! As either a member of the Central Powers, the Entente or a neutral nation, you will confront the epic gauntlet of challenges that faced the likes of Kitchener, Joffre, Luddendorf, Clemenceau, Czar Nicholas II or Enver Pasha in scenarios that range from single theatres to the entire grand campaign.

Gaze over an incredibly detailed, beautifully crafted, and massive WWI map as you control dozens of different ground units, planes, and ships. To add further flavor to an already chaotic and intense period of conflict, hundreds of military, economic, political and technological events can help turn the tide of war for or against you. Deftly craft new alliances and jockey for any advantage that can break the deadlock by using ambassadors in an innovative and intuitive diplomacy system.

Update file patch download...

This update is comprehensive and will bring any previous version of World War One: La Grande Guerre to version 1.06d. Get more information on World War One: La Grande Guerre from its official product page.

College Romance - Rise Of The Little Brother Mac video game

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College Romance: Rise Of The Little Brother is a visual novel developed by Ewan Grantham and published by Tycoon Games.

You are just starting your first year at the university where your brother recently graduated. It's your first exposure to college life, your first time living on your own, and possibly your first true romance.

As you explore this world, you can meet:

Jules - A waitress at the cafe that's a year older than you, and works there only part time as she goes to your school the rest of the time. She dreams of a life of travel, but can she be part of your dreams?

Jessica - Jules' twin sister. She works with Jules at the cafe, but has different dreams than her sister for her future. Play the game, and find out why!

Sarah - Her family has just moved to Alta so she can go to the university. She works at a convenience store, has a full load at school, but for you she may be willing to fit some time in for a date.

Teri - A very straightforward young woman who is a long time swimmer. She's also honest enough to make you wonder how she gets along with anyone, besides you.

The demo version of the game introduces you to all of these fascinating characters, while the full version allows you to make choices to pick a future with one or more of them. Multiple paths mean that you can explore a number of good (and bad) endings. Hours of game play as you work your way through each relationship.

A free demo is available from Tycoon Games website at http://www.tycoongames.eu

College Romance can be played on PCs, Macs, and Linuxes with very low hardware requirements.

Jewel Quest Solitaire new casual puzzle game on Nintendo DS

Jewel Quest Solitaire video game
Jewel Quest Solitaire is a new casual puzzle game for the Nintendo DS released to retail tomorrow by Avanquest Software Publishing. Following on from the hugely popular PC and DS games, this new Nintendo DS title will provide puzzle enthusiasts with a fun, modern twist on the traditional versions of both Jewel Quest and Solitaire.

Jewel Quest Solitaire features two types of gameplay including Just Cards Mode, for playing classic solitaire; and Full Quest Mode, which allows players to follow the mysterious storyline and access special jewel boards. The adventure takes place in the South American jungle, where cards must be matched and jewels swapped in order to turn the boards to gold. With 684 different scenarios, Jewel Quest Solitaire provides hours of fun for puzzle fans.

Jewel Quest Solitaire features unique tri-peaks solitaire and 114 new jewel themed card layouts for varied and endless gameplay. As players unearth buried cards, special moves must be uncovered and cursed jewels avoided in order to progress through the levels. The cards behold riches and glory, so must be played wisely or the journey will end.

Players need to use the stylus to drag a card that is one number higher or lower than the active card onto the deck. When no more eligible cards are available, the stock pile can be clicked to receive a new active card. There is also an undo button to step back one move if a mistake is made. After each round of cards, the jewel board will become unlocked, enabling players to try for a bonus by matching the jewels and turning all the squares to gold.

Bonus scores can be achieved in various ways; playing cards of the same suit as the previous card in the deck; playing long runs of cards without flipping over new ones from the stack; using certain Wild Cards that increase the score by the value of the card; and for each card left over in the stack after the hand is won.

Fast facts:
Publisher: Avanquest Software Publishing
Developer: iWin
Distributor: GEM, Centresoft, Interactive Ideas, Ideal Software and Music Box Leisure
Release date: 10th April 2009
PEGI: 3+
Format: Nintendo DS
Genre: Puzzle
SRP: £19.56

The free-to-play MMORPG Rappelz announces a new major content update coming in May 2009

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The gpotato Team is proud to announce the release of the next Update for the free Fantasy MMORPG Rappelz. Launched in February 2008 in Europe, Rappelz has been playable at the gpotato.eu portal in German and French and has welcomed over four hundred and fifty thousand players.

The Navis Lamia update features a revamp of the trainee’s island as well as new content and system updates for experienced players.

The Navis Lamia update follows the “Epic V Part 2” update which went live in October 2008 and pushes the adventure further. You will see that the Trainee Island has been completely renewed and is gleaming in new brilliance. A new donation system has been added, allowing you to show your admiration to the gods, spending Rupy at the Temple of Goddess. As a reward you will get moral points and various gift boxes. Furthermore you can expect three new powerful creatures : the Blue Wolf, the Windsong Harpy and the werewolf Eimus. And finally we’ll have a new dungeon for you to discover, the ghost ship Navis Lamia. The former missionary ship was cursed by the witch and its innocent crew mutated into zombies and stuck around, causing mischief on the ship.

Further details about the new brand spanking new Rappelz update will be released soon. Stay tuned and look forward to May - as usual the download will be available for free on the gPotato portal.

Official X-Blades video game demo now available for download

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Take no chances!

The treasure hunter Ayumi really takes this slogan to heart - she usually slashes at everything she comes across! That's why “X-Blades” is an adrenalin-packed Hack-and-Slash game guaranteed to get your nerves jangling!

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If you wanna see Ayumi in action, try this demo's unbelievable action! You'll find the 792 MB demo package ready for download at www.x-blades.com in the Community section - and it has two complete levels, including a tutorial, which will open up a fantastic new world for you. Remember - take no chances!

Dungeon Raiders video game on Nintendo DS

Dungeon Raiders video game
Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive are proud the announce the upcoming release of Dungeon Raiders on Nintendo DS, a new fun and crazy action/adventure game in which you control a team of unlikely heroes with suspicious biography to undertake the maddest quest ever! On this occasion.

Play a delirious trio: Glandalf, the cinema loving wizard, Luigi, the failed thief, and Extermino, the executioner who thinks with his axe rather than his head! Visit the huge dungeons scattered with countless traps, repel the onslaught of hundreds of wild creatures haunting the place and determined to stand in your way, and solve dozens of riddles and puzzles. From the Pirates caves to the heart of the Egyptian pyramids, through the corridors of the Dracula's castle, Dungeon Raiders will carry you into the world's craziest places through the most delirious quest.

With a gameplay specifically conceived and designed for the Nintendo DS, using the functionality of the touch screen, the stylus and the microphone to activate mechanisms, avoid pitfalls and crush your enemies! The clever spell system is a major support to overcome the puzzles and monsters awaiting you at every corner of the numerous dungeons that you’ll visit. Quickly draw magical symbols with the stylus on the screen of your Nintendo DS ™ and use your spells in action! From the Toilet Plunger to Telekinesis and Speed Fart to Duplication, there are many more or less serious spells to unlock over the levels that you will enable you to fulfill this crazy quest!

Dungeon Raiders will be released on Nintendo DS in Summer 2009

Crytek Free trial for Crysis Wars - Multiplayer action

Crytek Free trial for Crysis Wars
New Players Can Experience the Critically Acclaimed Multiplayer Action Game Free from April 9 - April 17 and Get the Complete Crysis Compilation Crysis Maximum Edition From May 5.

Electronic Arts and Crytek GmbH have announced the start of a free trial period for Crysis Wars*, the multiplayer game for Crysis Warhead, the award-winning first-person shooter originally released last Autumn.

Starting today, gamers can play all of Crysis Wars** online for free including each of the game’s three action-packed multiplayer modes and all 23 maps. The free trial period runs until Friday, April 17, 2009.

This trial is designed to give players a sample of the signature action and visuals that only the Crysis series has delivered. For those wanting more than just a sample, EA and Crytek will be releasing Crysis Maximum Edition, a compilation of all three Crysis games in one box (Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars). Available From May 5 at retail and from www.eastore.co.uk (RRP £29.99), Crysis Maximum Edition is the ultimate Crysis experience.

“When Crysis Wars was released seven months ago, one of our biggest goals was to be able to deliver continued support to our growing multiplayer community,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “We think we have delivered on that promise, not only by releasing new content, fixes and our powerful MOD SDK, but also by continuing to offer these types of free trials.”

Crysis Wars supports matches for up to 32 players and contains three distinct gameplay modes; InstantAction (frenetic deathmatch enhanced by the power of the nanosuit), PowerStruggle (a hardcore team-based mode) and TeamInstantAction (a mix of fast-paced action in a team-based environment).

Also available now is Crytek’s powerful MOD SDK editor tool, which allows gamers to release their inner game designer to make maps and mods for Crysis Wars both multiplayer and single player. All user-generated maps for multiplayer will be accessible to the entire community during this free trial period.

Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars are rated 18+ by PEGI. For more information about everything Crysis, please visit www.mycrysis.com

Crysis Maximum Edition will

*Online internet connection and registration required

** Internet connection, online authentication and acceptance of end user license agreement required to play.

Equilibrio on Nintendo WiiWare - Gripping, Gyrating Ball Puzzler

Equilibrio on Nintendo WiiWare
Gripping, Gyrating Ball Puzzler That Tests the Old Grey Matter played with either the Nintendo Wii Remote or Wii Balance Board Now Available on WiiWare

DK Games an independent premier video game developer, today announced that Equilibrio a new mesmerizing and gripping, gyrating ball puzzle solving and manipulation game will be available for download throughout Europe on WiiWare from April 10th.

Set in a colorful world, the challenge may look simple but Equilibrio tests not only your reflexes but the old gray matter. The basic concept of getting your ball to the exit pod to finish the level is turned upside down, as you use your Wii Remote™ or Wii Balance Board™, to rotate the play area. Players skillfully move the spinning ball through corridors, along ledges fraught with dangers to complete levels. Move the ball too fast and it can shatter, leaving you to pick up the pieces and restart. Go too slow and the ‘equilibrio’ of the ball will not be powerful enough to spring to the desired spot.

In Equilibrio, with every positive there is a negative - fast or slow, high or low, frantic or calm, left or right, up or down - the decisions you make mean the difference between success or failiure! Featuring over 64 levels of mayhem, new elements are constantly introduced to bamboozle your ‘equilibrio’ and players need a calm head to finish each stage. To progress players need to either obey the laws of Newton or contradict them, as they manipulate and manoeuvre the ball. Lethal traps and objects litter your path from deadly spikes to acid pools, but in equal numbers helpful objects like cannons and trampolines will launch the ball into your desired position. To complete the mischievousness, balls are made up of different materials, such as stone, rubber, glass, steel and paper that add to the unique flavor of Equilibrio. With it initiative controls and madcap ideas - casual and even die hard gamers will take instantly to this fiendish creation!


Free PC game download link

Features

• 4 Game Modes: Conquest, Random Level, Challenge and Multiplay
• Simple and intuitive game
• Can be played with the Wii Remote or Wii Balance Board
• Up to 4 players can play simultaneously
• High score table
• 25 rewards with unlockable prizes
• Multiple difficulty settings
• Support for 6 languages: English, Spanish, French, Geman, Italian & Dutch
• Price: 500 Nintendo points

Legend of Mir 3 video game introduction

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'Legend of Mir' Series. 'Legend of Mir 2' started from 2001 has been popular in China and Korea, so after 2 year of developing, 'Legend of Mir 3' were released. 'Legend of Mir 3' has been loved by its users for strong balance among the classes which is well-matched with the fame of 'Legend of Mir' series and special martial art and its splendid effect based on sharp graphic even though it,s 2D.

Also, control system was upgraded, so 'Legend of Mir 3' got more loved by its users.



Classes

Adventurers of the Mir continent can take a role as a Warrior, Sorcerer, Taoist, or Assassin. Heavily armed and armored warriors are masters of weaponry and specialize in melee combat. Sorcerers excel in inflicting elemental magic damage from a distance. Although Taoists lack combat strength, they are masters of casting beneficial and enhancement spells and they are also capable of summoning creatures from the netherworld to fight their enemies. Lastly, there are assassins that have mastered the art of stealth and assassination to deal massive damage to their foes. Legend of Mir 3 revives these ancient hero classes to allow users to experience the true Eastern fantasy realm and explore Wushu¡¯s world of martial art skills and magic.

System

Characters can train various offensive or defensive attributes as they level up (this process begins in level 40). For example, players can customize their warrior to specialize in inflicting damage by increasing their attack power attribute, or specialize in defensive skills by increasing their armor class attributes. In addition, the amount of damage a character receives or inflicts is determined by seven elemental attributes (fire, ice, thunder, wind, holy, shadow, and illusion). Elemental attributes can be gained from items and you can also train them as explained earlier.

Quest

The Mir universe was fully redesigned to implement the new quest system. Players will learn about the Mir continent and advance the story line as they engage in a wide range of quests. Main quests unfold the story line of Legend of Mir 3 that often involves complicated tasks, while daily quests require just simple tasks such as running errands. RIES (Real-time Interactive Event System) based quests, on the other hand, occur as the game story line advances. As players get involved in these exciting and challenging quests, they will find themselves being true heroes in the Mir universe.

Siege Warfare

Sabuk Keep and Desert Mud Fortress are the hubs of the Mir continents. It is a great honor for a guild to successfully conquer these magnificent fortresses but they also bear the responsibility of keeping its citizens from harm. However guilds can collect taxes from them in return. Once a guild conquers one of these fortresses, they will have to defend them from other guilds. As guilds battle for fame and honor, monsters can also bring their invasion army, which will lead to a three-sided battle. Players will experience large scale siege warfare that involves powerful siege weapons.

SuperCar Challenge new PlayStation 3 racer at London gallery exhibition

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System 3 is proud to be working together with acclaimed Ferrari photographer Peter Hall and his touring Ferrari Exhibition. Ferrari Challenge and SuperCar Challenge on PlayStation 3 will be present at the exhibition as part of a £1,600 full racing seat set-up so that attendees can get behind the wheel of any number of Ferrari motors such as the FXX and F50 while they enjoy the gallery exhibits.

It gives members of the public a rare chance to get a sneak peek at System 3’s brand new racing game SuperCar Challenge and the 10 fastest racers of the day will win a limited edition 1/16th Bruno Senna model car!

The critically acclaimed exhibition showcases some stunning Ferrari race photography from Peter Hall’s collection and is being held at:
La Galleria
The Royal Opera Arcade
Pall Mall, London
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The exhibition is free for all (general public included) to attend and celebrates its final day today (Thursday 9th April) with free champagne all day and a late opening until 9.30pm. So, if you love your racing, would like to see some amazing Ferrari photography and fancy yourself as a born racer, get yourself down to the London gallery before it moves on to Los Angeles for the next leg of its tour!

Hearts of Iron 3 in game footage "France and Diplomacy" released!

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Paradox Interactive have released in game footage for Hearts of Iron III, the long awaited third instalment of the World War II Strategy series set for release towards the end of 2009.

The video footage is showcasing France 1939, the war has begun and the French troops are massing on its eastern frontier preparing to repel the inevitable German invasion.
However France does have diplomatic options to strengthen its defences. Buying production licences can allow the French army access to better equipment or perhaps transfer troops to allied command for joint operations could improve the position. Diplomacy is just another continuation of politics.

Hearts of Iron III is now the Beta stage of development. These last months has seen the team stabilizing the foundations of the AI, tightening up the rules and mechanics of the game, along with implementing brand new artwork and interface features.



With the Beta crew now in place the testing has already started and Hearts of Iron III is scheduled for release during the latter half of 2009.

The third instalment in the critically acclaimed World War II strategy series, Hearts of Iron III will feature a plethora of brand new features to satisfy veteran and novice players alike, including a huge game map with more than 14,000 land and sea provinces.

Hearts of Iron III is scheduled for release in Q3.

One month to catch Days of Arcade on Xbox LIVE

Don't miss you chance to download some classic titles now!

There is just under a month remaining for your chance to get your hands on some top family fun, courtesy of Xbox LIVE and the ‘Days of Arcade’. With a new smash hit added each week, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy our great selection of downloadable arcade titles.

From the card game thrills of “UNO Rush” to the eagerly anticipated “The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai” to the re-make of the classic “Lode Runner”, the Days of Arcade program, offers something for everyone.

Xbox LIVE Arcade is your premier destination for the freshest and most innovative digitally-distributed, pick-up-and-play games. So celebrate this exciting collection of top Xbox LIVE arcade titles now, with Days of Arcade!

Fast Paced Card Action
Uno Rush is a four-player social party game that’s easy to jump into, but hard to leave because you’ll have so much fun playing it. In this fast paced family friendly fun packed game the first player to get rid of all their cards wins the round and scores points based on the remaining card’s in their opponents hands.

Family Fun with Mr Potato Head
Hasbro Family Game Night features all your favourite family games to ensure fun for everyone. Connect Four, Battleships and Yahtzee, are all available right now to play like never before. Plus, keep collecting – Boggle, Sliders and Sorry! are just a few of the titles coming later this year. You can choose the game room that’s right for you and collect trophies, furniture and decorations to customize the setting to your taste.

Hours of cartoon fun
Protect your cornfields and lock up your livestock because Flock! is here! Pilot a UFO around vibrantly-coloured landscapes in this charming game where you must herd animal life back to safety. Flock alone or together with a friend and you can even create a share your own crazy levels online.

Halfbrick Blast Off and Halfbrick Echoes are the first two games in the Halfbrick Fridays series.

Halfbrick Blast Off and Halfbrick Echoes
Halfbrick, the leading developer for the Xbox Live Community Games service announced that Halfbrick Blast Off, the first title in the Halfbrick Fridays series of games, has been released and is available for purchase on Xbox Live at a price of 400 Microsoft Points. Halfbrick Blast Off is a sci-fi physics-based space adventure where players must control a rocket ship and rescue lost astronauts in space, all while navigating the gravity fields of nearby planets and asteroids.



No one is happier than project lead Matthew Knights, who is the brain behind the game. " I just hope people enjoy it," he commented after the game went live. "The XNA forums were a great proving ground, and several members actually said that Halfbrick Blast Off is exactly the kind of game XNA needs to get even more mainstream exposure."

Godfather II weapons illegally sent to journalists

In advance of Electronic Art's release of The Godfather II tomorrow, a promotional package for the game arrived this afternoon. Many others in the gaming press surely received the media kit as well.

As these things go, it's very nicely done: a small wooden cigar box containing a cheap stogie, a pack of matches, a pair of dice and a length of wire (for garroting stool pigeons, no doubt). A few matches are missing from the pack, which bears the scent of burnt sulfur and has a dame's phone number scrawled on the inside cover.

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PES 2010 - The most realistic football simulation ever this Autumn

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Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that its forthcoming PES 2010 title will benefit from the most exhaustive raft of new features in the series’ history, with every aspect of the game benefiting from key improvements. Major gameplay additions will make PES 2010 the most realistic football simulation available.

PES 2010 is scheduled for release on PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, PC-DVD, PSP (PLAYSTATION Portable), PlayStation 2 and mobile phones in the Autumn, and follows months of analysis and feedback monitoring to enhance the game in every area. PES Productions, Konami’s Tokyo-based development team, has collated feedback on the series’ strengths and weaknesses via fan forums, both ardent and casual PES players and press comment, and has incorporated a wide range of requests in the new game. The result will be the most challenging, realistic and satisfying PES to date.

Konami has spent the last year expanding the development team’s numbers, and created a number of dedicated departments, each striving to further improving their respective parts of the game both in the short and long terms. Key additions for PES 2010 include:

• Gameplay: PES 2010 focuses on enhancing the excitement of matches between players, making for a truly challenging experience that will constantly test the player. Intuitive zonal defending will cover spaces and players need to look constantly for new ways to attack. PES 2010 focuses on being a real football simulation, as it requires both strategic play and quick reactions, as in real life. In addition to key out-field elements, goalkeepers are more versatile and with abilities matching those of modern shot-stoppers. The game’s referees have also been reworked, with smarter AI elements allowing them to make more balanced calls during matches.

• Improved Visuals: PES 2010 has undergone a major visual revamp, with its celebrated player likenesses and animations now even closer to those of real-life players– including live player expressions to be depicted with an improved lighting system which differentiates between various conditions! Stadium detail is also massively improved, with the grass and other in-stadium elements finely depicted.

• All-new animation and moves: Animations now dovetail into each other seamlessly, with dribbling and shots on goals worked into dribbling animations. More individual skills are also on show, including new flicks and tricks that have a definite showing on the way a game flows. Several elements have been completely reworked, with the dribbling, turning and kicking animations greatly enhanced, while there is a noticeable change in pace when a player passes a ball from a standing position than from within a run.

• Match-Day Atmosphere: Crowd reactions to the on-field action are now more varied, with all new chants and cheers. The subtle difference between Home and Away matches will be reproduced, and the crowd will react spontaneously to specific situations in a game, showing their disdain or pleasure as fouls are committed and goals scored. Likewise, the commentary has been altered to offer a fresher, more concise overview of the game.

• Enhanced Master League: Master League has been thoroughly renewed with the enhancement of managerial aspects, which enables users to enjoy managing a team for a longer career lifespan. Seen by many as a key contributor to the series’ success, the Master League elements in PES 2010 have been bolstered by far-ranging and vital new additions, dedicated to enriching the mode. Further details will be announced shortly.

• AI: The Tokyo team has worked to improve the AI of the game, with Teamvision 2.0 implemented. Midfielders and defenders now work together to cover open space and close down attacks, meaning that cover can be provided for lower-ranked defenders. This also has the additional effect of removing soft goals, thus returning PES 2010 to its simulation roots. In terms of attacking, players can also now move several players once, sending them into different areas, opening up more goal-scoring possibilities than ever before. As such, PES 2010 necessitates a new level of control from the player. Strategic thinking is as important as quick passing, but the new system greatly opens the way the player oversees control of the team. In free kick scenarios, for instance, players can now instigate the runs of the players awaiting the ball in the penalty area.

• Individual Play Characteristics: In previous PES games, the team formation has determined the movements of the players. PES 2010 introduces a new system wherein the individual attacking and defending nature of the players is integral to the way they play. Each player enjoys unique AI tied into their best abilities, and is reflected in the actions of their team mates– i.e. if a player who is known to be a good crosser of the ball is in possession, more players will flood the penalty area to receive it. Similarly, if a player is known to be good with close control, defenders will work to cover their stronger side, while lone strikers will be automatically supported by midfielders on receipt of the ball.

• Strategy Use: A new power gauge system allows users to balance their strategy in a quick, but wide-ranging way before a match. Every element– pass frequency, movement, the line of defence, width of play, or the position of the front line– can be altered to match those of a favoured club: Juventus Turin are a dangerous side on the counter-attack, for instance, while FC Barcelona use width in their attack. These formulations can be altered at any point, too, with Home and Away matches forcing different circumstances on the user, as does the rigours of a Master League season.

• Penalties: An all-new system has been implemented, offering greater control, placing and accuracy.

• Enhanced Online: A new dedicated section of the Tokyo team is committed to improving the online side of PES 2010. More downloadable content is also planned. Konami has supported PES 2009 with the release of new licensed teams, transfer updates, etc, and this support will grow for PES 2010. Team and content updates are planned throughout the game’s lifespan. These will make the game even more bespoke to the player’s match day needs.

Konami has strengthend its relationship with UEFA and can announce it has secured the exclusive video game rights for the Europa League Licence (formerly known as the UEFA Cup). In addition Konami will be enhancing and developing the use of the UEFA Champions League within PES 2010 to make even better use of the best club football competition in the world.
Further details of these new features will be released in the coming months. Konami has also confirmed that Lionel Messi will also be a key endorsement player for the new game, and will feature in the promotion and development of the game later this year.

“We have been monitoring feedback and comments on the progression of the PES series for some time now, and PES 2010 will see us implementing a great deal of the ideas players have been requesting,” commented Naoya Hatsumi, Producer for PES Productions at Konami Digital Entertainment Japan.“We aim to make PES 2010 a more user-friendly, immediate experience that places the emphasis on getting straight into the gameplay for which the series is famed. PES 2010 will look better, will play better, and will recreate real football as closely as the current hardware will allow.”
“The preparations for PES 2010 have been in place for some time now, with the reorganization and increase of the Tokyo-based studio allowing expert teams to concentrate on their particular area,” commented Jon Murphy, PES European Team Leader.“We are now in a better position to implement the greatest raft of changes and improvements to the series we have seen, and thank the PES community for their input.”

PES 2010 will be released for PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360, PC-DVD, PSP® (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE), PlayStation®2 and mobile phones in the autumn.

Hitman makers reveal more on Mini Ninjas PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii video game

In MINI NINJAS you play as Hiro, a young trainee Ninja and the last person that would be expected to go and save the world. Yet that is exactly what happens!

When the Evil Samurai Warlord, with the help of an ancient magic, turns forest animals in to an army hell bent on world domination, Hiro must lead his small band of Ninjas on an exciting journey through a disintegrating world, to battle the magical hordes of twisted Samurai and eventually confront the Warlord in his Fortress of Doom.

The journey to the Fortress of Doom is long and dangerous adventure that will take Hiro and his Ninja friends through a big exciting world which varies greatly, from bamboo forests, to snowy mountains, with treacherous castle interiors and flooded valleys. They will be challenged like never before and need to use their ninja skills, potions, magic and to defeat evil. Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before!

MINI NINJAS is due for release in fall 2009 and will be out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and Games for Windows,.

Darkest of days video game

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A brand-new video interview with Phantom EFX CEO Aaron Schurman is now up on MSNBC.com, complete with tons of new footage from Phantom and 8monkey Labs’ upcoming first-person shooter Darkest of Days, set to launch on both PC and Xbox 360 in Fall 2009.

The two-minute video between Schurman and Todd Kenreck of MSNBC not only contains tons of info about Darkest of Days, but also is comprised entirely of brand-new, never-before-seen footage from the game.


Have you ever wondered what could happen if time travel was a reality? Have you ever thought about the possibility of going back in time to rewrite history for the better? That possibility is a reality in Darkest of Days. In Darkest of Days, players will travel back and forth through the annals time to relive some mankind's most dire hours, when human society was at its lowest points. By fighting through terrible events such as The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest conflict of the Civil War, and both World War I and II, the player will attempt to save certain key individuals who were never meant to become involved in these truly monstrous events and thereby change human history for the better.

Official Pandorum Mobile Game Apps

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Mobile game applications inspired by the upcoming horror movie Pandorum, from Overture Films.

Starz Media and Artificial Life chose Pandorum for development based on the intense action-packed storylines and flexibility to be re-created on the mobile platform.

With extensive application development experience across various mobile platforms, Artificial Life will produce innovative game play for Starz Media that fully utilizes the touch screens and motion sensitive features of popular mobile devices.

From the producers of the Resident Evil film franchise comes Pandorum, a terrifying thriller in which two crew members, Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog), wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone - and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined. A Constantin Film/Impact Pictures Production, Pandorum is financed by Constantin Film under its joint venture deal with Impact Pictures, a Constantin Film subsidiary. Overture Films will release the film in North America this year on Labor Day weekend.

"Starz Digital Media is delighted to enter the mobile gaming space by leveraging this strong property from our feature film division," said Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president, digital media, business development and strategy for Starz Media, who also handles digital and on-demand distribution of Overture's releases. The mobile gaming category has recently exploded with cutting edge devices and technologies. We are in a strong position to extend our properties onto these platforms and use the games symbiotically - with opportunities to both generate and receive marketing benefits as the programming and games reach the marketplace."

"We are pleased to partner with Starz Media to develop this exciting game for Pandorum. Starz possesses a diversified portfolio which provides intriguing and action packed content that is easily adaptable into mobile games. We are dedicated to enriching our game apps library with different genres of movie titles," said Eberhard Schoneburg, CEO of Artificial Life, Inc.

Crime Scene: Teaser Now Available A chilling forensic police investigation on Nintendo DS!

Crime Scene chilling forensic police investigationDiscover Crime Scene’s first features through an exclusive teaser. Meet the cast and feel the trills of this breathtaking forensic police investigation through the first 30 seconds of the video.

Watch the video on the website here...

FEATURES REMINDER

Discover more about Crime Scene trough this exclusive batch of screenshots. Meet the main characters of this breathtaking scenario and learn all the game mechanics. Turn your Nintendo DS into a crime lab and become the best forensic agent in town.

- Main characters

Matt Simmons (the hero)
Young detective recently promoted from forensics.
You will play the part of this dynamic and efficient officer.


Peter Wayne (colleague)
Incompetent detective who is nearing retirement.
He is there to help you throughout all your investigations.


Alexandra Malone (the boss)
The superintendent in charge of investigations. You must frequently provide her with progress reports on your cases; in exchange, she gets search warrants for you!

Game mechanics
1- Discovery of the crime scene
2- Initial assessment and removal of clues
3- Analysis of the clues and the incriminating evidence
4- Comparisons and analyses of the results
5- Development of the forensic case and identification of the potential suspect
Examine crime scenes with a fine-tooth comb!
9 tools to remove clues with using your stylus: UV lamp and spray to reveal clues, tweezers (for hairs, bullets, fragments etc), swabs (cotton buds) for lifting liquids, brush, powder, adhesive strip for prints...

Analyse clues using hi-tech hardware.
6 tools to analyse clues with using your stylus: blood, sweat and DNA analysis, hair analysis, ballistic analysis and weapons comparison, photo scanning, digital print database, composition analysis (earth, mud, drink)...

Lead the interrogation of witnesses and suspects:
Question 19 charismatic characters. An interesting multiple choice dialogue will aid you and certain secrets you discover will help to expose the culprit!


Don't lose your boss's respect:
A gauge assesses you according to any handling or judgement errors you make…
Be careful, if you are too hasty you could compromise the entire investigation. It's up to you to convince your boss that you have enough evidence to mount a case!

FEATURES REMINDER

A forensic agent’s best tool? Your Nintendo DS™!
The best agent to take point on the mission? You!

A city where crime runs rampant…
A corrupt justice system…
Illegal human test subjects…
A dead cop…

With one suspicious event after the other and clues hard to come by,
it’s time for the forensic investigation to begin!

In Crime Scene you are part of the forensic police department and have to find and analyze clues with sophisticated equipment, interrogate witnesses and suspects, build a file with enough proof so there is no room for doubt and condemn the guilty!

A fully fledged crime lab on your Nintendo DS™!

Crime Scene is no simple point and click game! Thanks to your stylus and your Nintendo DS™, take part in an immersive and breathtaking adventure where it will take everything you’ve got to uncover the hidden truth and put the bad guys behind bars!

Genre: Police investigation / Adventure
Publishor: Nobilis
Developer: White Birds
Platform: Nintendo DS
Release date: Q2 2009
PEGI: +7

New Chronicle for the Spellborn adventure - Spotlight - The Arena

If you've been exploring the shards of Spellborn, you may have discovered the Arena District in Quarterstone. In the upcoming patch, there will be a lot of changes and new features to the Arena.

The Arena is the introduction to the PvP system being implemented into The Chronicles of Spellborn allowing unique events that you can enter, or just to battle it out with your friends.

The Arena includes Skirmishes and Leagues. Each one has its own uniqueness and a stunning concept to entice even players new to the PvP.
It marks a new Chronicle for the Spellborn adventure.

The Arena
The Quarterstone Arena is a magnificent structure which houses many events.
The Arena will offer players the possibility to play Arena Skirmishes and take part in the ranked Arena League.

Skirmishes
Arena Skirmishes allow players to play 2v2 and 4v4 with no strings attached. Any player can sign up for a game and will be matched up with players in the same level range. Players will be placed in one of five unique Arenas, where they are placed head to head to prove their skills. Had a good game? Think you could have done better? Vote for a re-match with the same setup to get your revenge and stay in the action. Skirmishes are not tied to any personal score and thus offer a great opportunity to hone your skills, try a new Skill Deck setup or squeeze in a quick round of Player versus Player.

League
The Arena League is aimed at those players who want to show their skill and prove their worth. Players can create their own uniquely named team which can be registered for either or both the 2v2 and 4v4 League. Matches fought for the League will directly impact the team’s ranking and position on the ongoing League. The team performance will be awarded to each player in the form of points, which can be used to acquire unique Arena Rewards.

The Arena is one of the first steps into introducing PvP systems into The Chronicles of Spellborn and will be followed by many more. The performance of teams and players on their own will also not go unnoticed by the High Houses that govern the Enclave, ever searching for their new Champions.

Street Fighter IV US National Championship Finals on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 7p.m.

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GAMESTOP, the world’s largest video game retailer, has partnered with CAPCOM and the EVO Championship Series, the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world, to host the Street Fighter IV US National Championship Finals on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 7p.m. The event will take place at Fort Mason in San Francisco, where 16 national finalists will battle it out for the Grand Prize before advancing to represent the US in an International Exhibition featuring champions from Japan and Korea. Street Fighter fans will be able to experience the action up close and personal as the finalists will be playing live-on stage with a giant jumbo screen to show off every bit of the battle.

To coincide with the tournament, attendees are invited to join GameStop and Capcom for the “Street Fighter Fights Hunger” charity food drive in partnership with SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK. Guests are invited to do their part by bringing gifts of canned foods or nominal donations to be collected at the event.

Additional event festivities include:

SFIV game play kiosks
Autograph signing with YOSHINORI ONO, Producer for SFIV, and SETH KILLIAN, EVO founder and Special Advisor to the game
Performances by freestyle dance crew and America’s Best Dance Crew finalists, SUPREME SOUL, live on-stage throughout the night
DJ spinning throughout the night
SFIV-themed costume contest, activities, and prizes
E-Shots photo booth, Venom Energy Drink samplings, Estate LA custom hat experience, Coveroo laser etching experience, and SFIV models
VISUALS:
Crowds of enthusiastic gamers (more than 1,500 people expected)
Fans cheering for “cage-style” video game tournament
Attendees making donations for charity food drive
Consumers playing at game kiosks
Costume contest with fans competing for prizes
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2009

7–11p.m.



WHERE: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

http://www.fortmason.org/directions/index.shtml

CONTACT:

GameStop:

Lauramustard@gmail.com

Laura Weir , 47 Communications

laura@fortyseven.com