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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2 - The Compound Area Gameplay | PS4


All the action, all the fight and all the feeling of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship are waiting for you with the MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS - THE OFFICIAL VIDEOGAME 2!

Live like a champion with the renewed Career Mode. Train hard in the Compound area across 4 different layouts and join different activities following your own agenda - from Monday till the race weekend you'll always have challenges to face, sponsors to attract, fans to meet and prizes to gain!

Face the competition as a hero; competing on the official tracks and with more than 80 official riders from 250SX and 450SX, including the superstars Jason Anderson and Marvin Musquin and the most awaited rider by the Supercross fans: Eli Tomac!

Your face. Your style. Your own personality. A brand-new level of customization offers more than 3.000 items to create the bike of your dreams. Make your avatar your twin and celebrate your victory as you please - after all, everyone has their own superstitious gesture!

An enhanced track editor with brand-new features is now even easier to use thanks to the in-game tutorial and the renewed UI graphics. Create your track, jump in it and share it online with the community!


Buy from Amazon here



Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Wired Productions Partners with Highly Decorated Studio, Storm in a Teacup to Publish the Heart-Racing Horror Adventure Game Close to the Sun


WATFORD, United Kingdom – December 18, 2018 - Wired Productions Ltd., a leading independent video games publisher, and decorated Italian development studio, Storm in a Teacup, are today delighted to announce a new partnership to bring the narrative horror game Close to the Sun to PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC, in 2019.


Recipient of an Unreal Dev Grant in 2018, Close to the Sun is instantly recognisable for its breathtaking art deco aesthetic, painting a unique and alternative vision of history, and a second age of scientific enlightenment at the end of the 20th century. Prospective players will guide Rose as she sets foot aboard the Helios – a colossal and mysterious ship, created by Nikola Tesla, as a haven for scientific progress, isolated from society and the threat of corporate espionage.

“Close to the Sun is a beautiful and unique title which showcases both the talent of the developer and the calibre of experience synonymous with the Wired Productions brand,” Said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Our pipeline for 2019 builds upon the quality titles we’ve brought to market over this past year, and we couldn’t be happier to announce this partnership with Storm in a Teacup.”

Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi, CEO & Founder, Storm in a Teacup, continued: “We’re delighted to partner with Wired Productions and to see Close to the Sun benefit from their experience in titles with that extra level of depth. Working together enables us to focus on perfecting a game that we truly believe will be a new benchmark for Storm in a Teacup; a title that brings story, horror and character development together to a new level.”

Close to the Sun will release in 2019, but you can follow the game now to receive future updates on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/closetothesungame or http://www.closetothesungame.com

Netmarble Releases Lineage 2: Revolution Holiday Update Featuring New Seasonal In-Game Content


LONDON – December 18, 2018 – Today, Netmarble Corp. has released a fun, festive holiday update to the popular mobile massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Lineage 2: Revolution, including new Christmas-themed content and special in-game events featuring free item giveaways for players.



CORE HOLIDAY UPDATES
In celebration of the holiday season, the massive city of Magnadin featured in Lineage 2: Revolution is getting a Christmas makeover with themed decorations adorning the city’s streets. Additionally, a new ‘Rudolph’ mount and an all-race ‘Santa Claus’ costume are available, allowing players to dress their elves, orcs and even dwarfs as the jolly man himself.

The Temporal Rift has received an update as well, with a third party dungeon, ‘Temple of Creation’, added. Players will need to cooperate with other parties to participate in strategic play, completing certain conditions and quests to battle with Magical Monsters and clear each stage.

SPECIAL EVENTS ADDED
It’s the season of giving and Lineage 2: Revolution has added a year-end item exchange. Players will receive snowballs during gameplay that can be exchanged for special items, including the Rudolph Summoning Stone, Santa Costume and Blessed Scroll Selection Box.

Players will also be happy to discover that the difficult to acquire Red Rare Equipment will be available during a limited time giveaway! All players will receive a box of exclusive magical monster armor attributes which provides Red Rare Equipment at random when logging in after December 17.

Additionally, Lineage 2: Revolution players can collect special items and magical monster attribute items by clearing quests in the new Aymel’s School event.

Lineage 2: Revolution is available on iOS and Android. For more information regarding Lineage 2: Revolution, visit the game information website (http://l2.netmarble.com) and the official Facebook page (https://facebook.com/OfficialLineage2Revolution/).


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Anthem - Legion of Dawn Trailer | PS4



The Anthem Legion of Dawn Edition gives you the complete set of Legion of Dawn Javelin Armor Packs, Legendary weapon and gear attachment, and digital soundtrack. Pre-order** to also receive VIP Access to pre-launch demos and the Founders Player Banner.

Buy from Amazon Here

Friday, 14 December 2018

REVIEW: My Arcade Burger Time and Karate Champ Micro Arcade Machines


Review by Jon Donnis

My Arcade Karate Champ Micro Player
Karate Champ was a classic arcade game released back in the mid 80's, if you were alive then and between the ages of about 6-16 then you probably spent a fair few 10 pence pieces on the game.

I got my hands on one of these mini arcade machines and I was very much looking forward to playing it.
Unfortunately it is not a direct port of the original Arcade game, but instead it is an emulation of the NES version. So that was a bit disappointing. But that aside there is an element of buying one of these machines not just for the nostalgic feel of playing a 36 year old game, but also for the artwork of the box. It is as much a piece of art that you will have on a shelf as it is a game you will play.

Personally I have mine sat on my little bar right next to my bottle of whiskey.

At roughly £30 these aren't that cheap for what you get, but overall its a fun little unit, gives you that nostalgic feel, and looks great. A definite head turner.

I give Karate Champ a safe 6/10


My Arcade Burger Time Micro Arcade Machine
Review by Jon Donnis
Unfortunately much like the Karate Champ game, this is also an emulation of the NES version and not the original arcade version, that aside it is still a fun little game, although it is missing some sound effects, the difference to the original is hardly noticeable.

I was never a big fan of the original, so I wasn't as excited to play this as I was the Karate Champ game, however I have to admit I do like this game. 

Much like Karate Champ, the artwork is great, and it looks great sat on a bar or a shelf as a piece of art. Another head turner.

I give Burger Time a fair 5/10

Summary
There are more games in the "My Arcade" range, so my advice is to have a good look, and read the reviews but also ask yourself why you are buying them. Some people will love them, some will be disappointed.
I cant be fairer than that.










Octahedron is coming to Nintendo Switch on January 17th


London, UK (14 December 2018) – Square Enix Collective® is pleased to have another game joining its Nintendo Switch™ line-up as vibrant platformer Octahedron: Transfixed Edition launches on 17 January 2019.

Soon to be available on the go, Octahedron launched on Steam, Xbox™ One and PlayStation™ 4 in March this year. A free demo for the game will be available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch from December 28 and will be available for pre-purchase with a 25% discount (28th Dec – 16th Jan).

Octahedron is a psychedelic neon action platformer in which the player defies gravity by pulling platforms from thin air, while surfing through its levels to a driving beat. The game's soundtrack, a vibrant array of uplifting and atmospheric tunes, from chiptune trance over synthwave to progressive house, has been turning heads since its original release! It features music by Chipzel, André Sobota, Monomirror, and others. With subtly evolving rhythm elements, Octahedron encourages players to get into the flow of its hypnotizing beats.

Phil Elliott, director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix Ltd, was unavailable for a quote as he has been fully absorbed into the world of Veetragoul, and does not currently have a mouth because his head has been replaced by an Octahedron.

"I'm super excited to be bringing Octahedron to the Nintendo Switch! It is such an amazing fit for the platform. I spent a lot of extra time adding special content to this new edition of the game!" said Marco Guardia, creator of Octahedron.

Octahedron is already available on Steam for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99, on Xbox One for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99, and PlayStation 4 for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99.

The game will launch on Nintendo Switch on 17th of January 2019 for £9.99/$12.99/€12.99

Face Your Demons in VR Adventure Game A Fisherman’s Tale, Launching 22 January 2019


Rotterdam (NL), December 14th 2018: 
With an all-new 360° Story Video, Vertigo Games, Innerspace and ARTE today announce the mind-bending VR adventure game A Fisherman's Tale will launch on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality on 22 January 2019.

In A Fisherman’s Tale, you live a cozy, isolated life until one day you realize you’re just a little wooden puppet trapped inside the model of a lighthouse! Worse, the model is replicated inside and out on an infinite recursive loop. Luckily, you quickly find out you can collaborate with none other than yourself to solve the multi-dimensional riddles that pave the way to discovering your true reality.

Co-produced by ARTE, the European culture channel and digital network with a focus on creation and innovation, A Fisherman’s Tale is a narrative VR production that at its heart tells a story about breaking away illusions to find truth. And who knows, you may even discover something about yourself along the way…

Watch the all-new Story Video in 360° or from within your VR headset here


“A Fisherman’s Tale is an amazing story full of surprising and playful gameplay. It explores immersive writing in virtual reality and brings an unprecedented proposition to VR gaming. ARTE is a proud collaborator on A Fisherman’s Tale together with its talented creators at Innerspace and publisher Vertigo Games,” said Gilles Freissinier, Head of Web Department at ARTE France.

A Fisherman's Tale will launch on PlayStation VR, HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality on 22 January 2019.

A Fisherman's Tale was developed by INNERSPACE VR in co-production with ARTE France with the support of CNC, Ville de Paris New Media Fund and BPI France. Published by Vertigo Games.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/559330/A_Fishermans_Tale

Thursday, 13 December 2018

New Dinosaurs Arrive in the Jurassic World Evolution: Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack Today



Frontier Developments plc today launched the Jurassic World Evolution: Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack premium downloadable content for PC and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Based on Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's blockbuster film franchise, and created in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, Jurassic World Evolution: Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack adds three new dinosaurs to Jurassic World Evolution and arrives alongside a free update for all players featuring new challenge modes and game content.


See the new cretaceous dinosaurs in action, below:





With the Jurassic World Evolution: Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack premium downloadable content, Jurassic World Evolution players can enrich the variety of their parks' attractions with the Iguanodon, a herbivore unusually comfortable on four legs or two; Carcharodontosaurus, the largest known carnivorous dinosaur; and Dreadnoughtus, a truly colossal herbivore.


Also on 13 December, all Jurassic World Evolution players will receive a free game update introducing Challenge Mode features to every island in Jurassic World Evolution, along with new sandbox options including controls for dinosaur aggression, and new UI features making management more accessible. Owners of the Jurassic World Evolution: Secrets of Dr. Wu premium downloadable content will see Challenge Mode added to both maps from the Secrets of Dr. Wu campaign.


Jurassic World Evolution: Cretaceous Dinosaur Pack is available now on PC and Xbox One digital stores, and coming soon to PlayStation 4. Downloadable content requires Jurassic World Evolution to play. Prices may vary according to platform.

Lapis x Labyrinth - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Stack, raid, and GET PAID! The dungeon-diving action RPG Lapis x Labyrinth puts you at the center of a high-octane, treasure-hunting quest, where the danger is great and the rewards are even greater! Do you have what it takes to smash through hordes of monsters and traps to gain riches beyond your imagination? Available starting 2019 for Nintendo Switch.

When a struggling village falls on hard times and is in desperate need of wealth, there's only one solution: gather your comrades, venture into the Labyrinth below the Golden Forest, and claim the piles of gold and treasures hidden within! You will need all your courage and wits to survive the dangers ahead, but the treasures that await you are well worth it! Customize your team with over 4,000 unique combinations, then use the creative stacking mechanic to perform synchronized attacks. When you've racked up enough destruction, unleash the explosive power of Fever Mode to really make the cash flow! With 8 different character classes, engaging monster encounters, and stylish, over-the-top visuals, this adventure has everything you need to make it rain!

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands: Special Operation 3 Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]


Bolivia, a few years from now: this beautiful South American country has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. The influential and vic ious Santa Blanca drug cartel has turned the country into a narco-state, leading to lawlessness, fear, injustice, and violence. The cartel is on track to becoming a major underworld power and global threat. An all-out war is not the answer. A surgical, stealthy, lethal approach is the only way to stop the disease at its source. The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, are sent behind enemy lines to wreak havoc, destabilize, and eventually break the alliance between the cartel and the corrupted government. Facing an almighty enemy in a massive and hostile environment, the Ghosts will need to make critical moral choices and engage in tough battles to complete their mission - their grittiest and most dangerous operation to date.


Scott Mitchell is back in Ghost Recon Wildlands: Special Operation 3: Future Soldier. Get access to new weapons, new icons, new PVP classes, and more starting 12.11.18


Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades - Launch Trailer | PS4


A standalone edition of FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER: COMRADES is now available! Players can participate in various hunt, guard and convoy quests in co-op gameplay with up to four other players. The new update brings 10 additional bosses for players to face off against.


Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter Four out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC


Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter Four is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Chapter Four is a free update available to all Elite Dangerous owners and the biggest update for the year.

With a new discovery system for exploring the universe, new advanced asteroid mining techniques, two new ships and a suite of new multiplayer options, there’s plenty for veterans and newcomers alike to enjoy. Additionally, everything has been given a fresh visual upgrade with the introduction of a new lighting engine.

More details at Here
Watch the trailer below

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Fifth Anniversary for League of Angels


It is traditional to celebrate a fifth anniversary with wood but, for gamers wed to League of Angels, a carefully-crafted fruit bowl or ornate door stop won’t be necessary; because the world of angels, demons, and dragons is coming to players around the world with some very special events, each offering the chance to acquire special currency which can be converted to win prizes, including:

A new Angel – Bijou, a powerful Angel specially designed for the 5th year anniversary
A new Hero – Immortal Fox, an evolution of existing hero, Nine-tailed Fox
A new Mount – Christmas Husky
A new Fairy – Magician Squirrel
A new Fairy – Christmas Bear
New Homestead prints and units

Released in 2013, League of Angels was YOOZOO Games’ first global browser-based game. Since then, it has won numerous awards (including ‘Facebook’s Best Web Games’) it has also inspired two sequels — League of Angels 2 and 3 — as well as the forthcoming League of Angels: Origins (to be officially released in 2019). LoA: Origins has already topped one million pre-registrations and is set to redefine the MMORPG experience on mobile (available on Android™ and iOS).

In League of Angels: Origins players choose one of three classes: Warrior, Archer, or Mage. Each with their own distinct playing style. LoA: Origins sees your character progress through a series of challenging storylines. While MMO fans will instantly recognise the classic MMO gameplay — groundbreaking and unparalleled aerial combat takes things a step further; with players able to engage in massive Sky Wars — large-scale guild vs. guild battles.

For more details on the events and prizes available as part of the fifth anniversary of the original League of Angels, head over to Facebook. To play go to GTarcade. Or, for all-new LoA: Origins, head over to the League of Angels: Origins pre-registration page now and keep up with all the latest news and updates by following the Facebook page.

Friday, 7 December 2018

MapleStory 2 Goes to the Sky and Introduces Soul Binder Class


LOS ANGELES – December 6, 2018 – MapleStory 2, the leading MMORPG available on Nexon Launcher and Steam is bringing a slew of additions including the highly-anticipated Soul Binder class, new Sky Fortress area, a PvP mode and more.

The game’s new Soul Binder class is a hybrid magic damage dealer and healer who studies ancient magic taught only in the depths of the mysterious Halo Mountains. While her spellcasting power is still raw, players must train to tap into the devastating potential deep inside.

A new area is also available with the Sky Fortress, a new staging ground warship that remains in the skies. Along with the new location, the Epic Quest continues with new Faction Missions assigned by the five factions who have gathered together including the honorable warriors of the Royal Guard, the agents of the Dark Wind, and the spiritual spellcasters of the Lumiknights. Each faction has its own shop, unique items, skins, chat bubbles, decorations, and more.

In addition, MapleStory 2 is introducing its PvP mode with the Maple Arena, a 1-on-1, best of three matchup between players to show off their skills and claim brand new PvP gear. Also, to bridge the gap for Maplers trying to reach the previously released Hard Chaos Raids, new Normal Chaos Raids have been added and Hard Adventure Dungeons have been adjusted to help players gear up properly for the ultimate challenge of Chaos Raids!

To celebrate the update, MapleStory 2 is hosting a Skybound Celebration event where Maplers level 10 and above who log-in during the first month of the update will receive 30 Elixirs, 30 Master Potions, and a Level Up Booster Ticket, which boosts combat, performance and fishing experience. Once players reached level 60, they will be able to claim additional items including a level-up potion which instantly boosts a character to level 50 and more epic rewards.

With the update, festive seasonal holiday events arrive to Maple World. Players can step into Merry Village and claim dozens of special prizes.

To learn more about MapleStory 2, please visit http://maplestory2.nexon.net

Thursday, 6 December 2018

League of Angels Franchise Takes Flight as Origins Pre-Registration Tops One Million


December 6th 2018: League of Angels: Origins, a brand new mobile massively multiplayer role-playing game in the award-winning League of Angels franchise has topped one million registrations as launch approaches. Featuring Sky Battles and flight, high-quality graphics, complex and multi-layered storylines, large-scale PvP and PvE — and incredible, unique sky battles.

Players choose one of three classes: Warrior, Archer, or Mage, each with their own distinct playing style. LoA: Origins sees your character progress through a series of challenging storylines. While MMO fans will instantly recognise the classic MMO gameplay, groundbreaking and unparalleled aerial combat takes things a step further; with players able to engage in massive Sky Wars; large-scale guild vs. guild battles.

Wings, the symbols of angels, are vital to player progression and reputation in LoA: Origins and obtaining the right pair isn’t just an aesthetic thing; it’s also an aerodynamic one. Players looking to fly across sprawling battlefields would be well-advised to do so with their feathers in good order; whether taking on others in 1v1 Arena showdowns or battling alongside their wing-men in their very own guilds.

Released in 2013, League of Angels was YOOZOO Games’ first browser-based game featuring Western mythology. Since then, League of Angels and League of Angels 2 have won numerous awards (including ‘Facebook’s Best Web Games’). To be officially released in 2019, LoA: Origins has already topped one million pre-registrations and is set to redefine the MMORPG experience on mobile (available on Android™ and iOS).

Head over to the League of Angels: Origins pre-registration page now or on Google Play and keep up with all the latest news by following the Facebook page.

Official Site (http://www.yoozoo.com/)
Global Game Portal (https://www.gtarcade.com/)
League of Angels: Origins Pre-registration (http://loammo.gtarcade.com/preregister.html)
League of Angels: Origins Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LoAOrigins/)


Immerse yourself in a new Alpha gameplay video of Novaquark’s Epic sci-fi MMORPG, Dual Universe


Thursday 6th December 2018, Paris, France – Novaquark, the French studio behind the hugely-ambitious PC MMORPG, today released  as-yet-unseen-footage of Dual Universe's new gameplay features.

Hot on the heels of Dual Universe’s first Alpha launch last week, codenamed ‘First Contact’, Novaquark has released a breath taking, in-depth video which explores the world and the features that the award-winning MMOPRG has on offer.  Narrated by Jean-Christophe Baillie, CEO of Novaquark and Baptiste Agati, Game Designer of Dual Universe, the video aims to cover in great detail the features that are available right now in Alpha.


Dual Universe is a continuous, Single-Shard sandbox MMORPG, which takes place in vast, fully editable Sci-Fi universe. It focuses on emergent gameplay with player-driven economy, politics, trade and warfare.

“The launch of the Alpha last week was a huge milestone for us, and we’re thrilled with the initial response so far.” said JC Bailie, Novaquark CEO. “We’re still keeping much of the game under wraps as we work to refine and improve it. However, we didn’t just want to keep the game exclusively for our dedicated backer and alpha testers, so we’ve created this video to lift the lid on the game and give potential players an idea of the ambitious nature of Dual Universe.”

This significant milestone at Alpha welcomes a plethora of fundamental refinements and opportunities, adding to the game’s already impressive roster of features:

World Building: terraform the world and build your own secret base, one voxel at a time
Create and Save designs: build your own bases and vehicles with voxels. Save designs of what you build by making blueprints

Explore and Harvest: go prospecting to find precious minerals. Sell at the NPC market to buy components for your constructs

Craft your components: produce the interactive components you need for your bases and ships
Due to launch in 2020, players can initiate First Contact and join in the Alpha stage by supporting the game on the Dual Universe website: https://www.dualthegame.com/en/

First gameplay trailer offers a glance at all the possibilities in Truck Driver


Rotterdam, The Netherlands - December 6, 2018
SOEDESCO has revealed the first gameplay trailer for Truck Driver, the trucking experience that’s on its way to PlayStation®4 and PS4 Pro, as well as the family of Xbox One devices including Xbox One X. In this trailer, players can get a first glance at the different features that Truck Driver has to offer. Two important aspects highlighted are the variation of clients and cargo in Truck Driver, and the focus on career progress in the game.


Meet new people
Truck Driver is all about meeting different people that could really use the services of a trucker to achieve their goals. One of these people is lumberyard owner Sven, who has a hard time letting people into his life. By successfully completing transport jobs for Sven, his trust can be earned, resulting in new jobs with different sorts of cargo. Helping him with his transport needs will visibly make his company grow bigger and bigger.

Career progress
In addition to earning respect, completing jobs also results in more money for the player. Drivers can use this money to revamp their trucks with tons of different parts, customising the look and performance of their truck to better help clients such as Sven. By taking on jobs from Sven and other local business owners, Truck Drivers can also unlock lots of skills, passives and rewards. These unlockables result in useful enhancements such as improved tire durability or the possibility to drive longer without having to rest. In sum, Truck Driver offers everything drivers need to take the road to success!

Visit the Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/768180/Truck_Driver/
Truck Driver website: https://truckdriver.soedesco.com/

LINE GAMES Announces Global Launch of Mobile Narrative CCG “Destiny Child”


Seoul, South Korea – December 6, 2018 - LINE GAMES Corporation’s mobile CCG “Destiny Child” is now available to download and play in 164 countries on Android and iOS.

Developed by LINE GAMES and SHIFTUP, Destiny Child is a mobile CCG (Collectable Character Game) featuring the adventures of a lethargic Demon King candidate and his three supproting succubi, ‘Mona’, ‘Lisa’ and ‘Davi’. Users can collect and nurture over 300 characters, each with their own story, to unlock their full potentials and assemble all-star teams for various strategic plays.

The game features industry leading Live2D artworks by Korea’s famous illustrator Hyung-tae Kim, CEO of SHIFTUP, and offers versatile game modes that users can explore, from main scenario-based quests to PvPs like ‘Devil Rumble’, and daily missions including ‘Underground’, and ‘Event Dungeon’.

First launched in Korea in 2016, Destiny Child has establishsed itself as a popular IP, achieving No. 1 grossing game app just three days after its release on Apple App Store and Google Play. Embracing players and illustration enthusiasts, the game has held annual illustration contests, as well as offline artwork exhibition that all players can actively participate.

Celebrating the game’s global launch, LINE GAMES will carry out a special event ‘Devil Festa’, which will reward participants with valuable items including ‘5-star character summon scroll’ and ’10,000 onyx’.

Meanwhile, LINE GAMES is supporting multiple log in options to offer more convenient service to users worldwide. Users can choose to log in from their Android and iOS accounts, as well as social media accounts like LINE and  Facebook.

For more information on Destiny Child, visit official Facebook and  Destiny Child Global Community


Monster Hunters Go Mobile: Rangers Of Oblivion Pre-Registration Now Open for Android and iOS


Rangers of Oblivion is now open for pre-registration in the run-up to launch, as YooZoo Games prepares to release for Android and iOS in early 2019. In Rangers of Oblivion, players enter an incredible 3D fantasy RPG as they team up with friends or go at it alone to explore Malheim, a vast sprawling world full of the Monsters that inspire the darkest stories and the greatest of heroes.

Create your own character in this MMORPG monster-hunting game and become one of the Rangers; a faction dedicated to defending the land of Malheim from all manner of fearsome monsters. You can take on and master six unique weapon types: Greatsword, Lance, Longbow, Twin Blades, Armored Gauntlets, and Staff. Each has a distinct combat style, skill set and offers different attributes. Forge stronger weapons and armour by crafting the spoils of the hunt, upgrading your weapons to face tougher monsters.


Rangers of Oblivion’s highly detailed 3D fantasy world includes:

Day/night cycle
Dynamic weather systems (including snowstorms)
Ocean tides
Swaying vegetation and foliage
With more than 10+ game modes that enable players to test combat skills and take on survival challenges, catch wild horses, search for hidden treasure, go fishing, and cook exotic dishes and more, Rangers of Oblivion is the ultimate monster hunting playground for mobile devices.

Pre-registration is open now on the official website, while Google Play Beta begins on 5th December  - register now with Google Play.

http://rooo.gtarcade.com/en/preregister
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gtarcade.lhjx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Planet Coaster Magnificent Rides Collection launches on 18 December


Cambridge, UK. 5 December 2018. Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced the Planet Coaster Magnificent Rides Collection, launching on 18 December for 7.99 GBP/10.99 EUR. The Magnificent Rides Collection features nine brand new rides (plus one variant ride) for players to add to their parks. The first three of these rides are the Mind Melt, Grand Carousel and Tracker:

The Mind Melt is an inverted coaster that will really test a guest’s endurance as they ride its unforgiving twists and turns.

The Grand Carousel is one of the most beautiful and elegant fairground rides to arrive in Planet Coaster and a much-requested community favourite.

The Tracker enhances guests’ dark ride experience with a 3D mover that spins, pitches and banks to bring the ride’s story to life.
Planet Coaster fans can see exclusive reveals of each of the Magnificent Rides Collection rides each day on twitter.com/planetcoaster.

A short Mind Melt sneak peek video premiers today, here:

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Venom Delivers Classic Style, Classic Protection and Classic Value, With the Release of the Carry Case for PlayStation® Classic


Hertfordshire, UK – December 4th, 2018 – Venom®, a leading UK provider of quality gaming accessories, announced today the Carry Case for PlayStation® Classic, the ideal travelling and storage companion to the new PlayStation Classic console.

Available for pre-order today and expecting to ship via Amazon on December 14th, 2018, the Carry Case offers a one-stop storage solution, providing custom fit internal space for the PlayStation Classic console and the two wired controllers.

High-performance protection is provided via the robust outer shell and comfortable carry handle, designed to prevent the hardware from damage associated with travel. The soft lining eliminates the chance of scuffs and scratches, while the internal straps prevent internal movement, keeping your PlayStation Classic pristine at all times!

Lightweight, durable and portable, the Carry Case for PlayStation Classic also houses an internal zip pocket, providing ample storage for accessories such as an HDMI cable, as well as an extra secure dual-zip fastening system, ensuring your console remains safe when being unpacked from the case.

“PlayStation fans have an opportunity to purchase a piece of gaming history with the PlayStation Classic and the team at Venom is excited to relive the legendary 20 titles included with the system,” said Kelly Rist, Marketing Executive for Venom UK. “The PlayStation Classic contains a lot of fun in a most diminutive size, all the more reason as to protect your hardware when travelling this Holiday season, or when not in use. The Carry Case from Venom will help ensure that your classics remain playable for another 25 years, and we expect it to be a popular stocking filler for PlayStation fans everywhere.”

The Carry Case retails for an SRP of £14.99 and is available for pre-order today at Amazon, expecting to ship on December 14th, 2018.

For more information visit venomuk.com, and follow Venom on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Monday, 3 December 2018

Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter Four launches 11 December for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One


Cambridge, UK. 3 December 2018. Frontier Developments plc today announced Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter Four, will launch on 11 December. The biggest Elite Dangerous update of the year, and the final chapter in the Beyond season of updates, Chapter Four is packed with content and is available for free to all Elite Dangerous Commanders on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Beyond - Chapter Four is headlined by two new ships, a new discovery system for exploration, advanced mining techniques, additional multiplayer options, plus more. All of these features can be found in the Beyond - Chapter Four launch date trailer premiering today.



A breakdown of the key additions is below:

Exploration
A new Analysis Mode, with the improved Exploration Discovery Scanner and Detailed Discovery Scanner, is a game-changing new way for all Commanders to explore the galaxy. After an initial scan of the system, players will then be able to tune their scanners to find stellar bodies and other phenomena. Not only is this new system a more realistic, satisfying and engaging exploration experience, but also provides players with the freedom to make more informed decisions on where to look next, and be ultimately better rewarded for time spent exploring. Additionally, Commanders will have probes that can be arced onto planetary surfaces, and planetary rings, to map them in detail, locate points of interest and leave their mark on the galaxy in a new way.

Mining
New mining tools and mechanics provide a fresh, potentially lucrative mining experience for all Elite Dangerous Commanders. Miners can investigate rings to locate the best spots to start their mining sessions and identify mineral deposits within individual asteroids. Then, with the right amount of skill, can coordinate a detonation.

Squadrons
Squadrons is a new in-game way of uniting like-minded Commanders to support factions of their choice, take part in Community Goals together and compete for top spots in weekly leaderboards. Squadrons also feature new communication tools, including in-game chat channels, to coordinate activities across the galaxy.

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Additionally, Beyond - Chapter Four also features a new lighting engine, numerous visual improvements, background simulation updates, and a number of cockpit interface changes to improve the flying experience of players.

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REVIEW: Jurassic World Evolution Xbox One


Review by Jon Donnis
Growing up with classic games like Sim City and other  open-ended god type games whereby you create something from scratch whether that be a City, a hotel or whatever, I was very happy to hear about a game where you could build your own Jurassic Park.

In Jurassic Park Evolution you have your own Jurassic franchise, and you start with one Island whereby you can build your own park, but it is not that easy, you have to send out people to find fossils, which in turn you collect DNA and then when you have enough you can create a dinosaur.

But this is not just about creating dinosaurs, after all you have a park to run, and you have 3 parts that will help grow and improve your park, Science, Entertainment or Security. Science is pretty obvious, Entertainment can be anything from building a gift shop for park visitors to use, or a big hotel, or even viewing areas. Security is all about protecting your park from the inevitable disasters that make the game even more of a challenge, whether that is a bad storm, or dinos escaping and attacking people.

As you bioengineer dinosaurs you can also manipulate their DNA to give them new and improved traits, that might be a new colour skin which makes the dinosaurs more attractive to visitors, or maybe a better attack of defence level.

Throughout the game you have challenged to compete which earn you money. The challenges can include simple things like creating a new dinosaur, or allowing a dinosaur to escape from its habitat and then deal with the chaos.

There is two main modes to play, the "career" mode whereby you start off on one island with one park, and then you can expand to another island and so on. Or there is the challenge mode whereby you are put in situations and and have to complete specific tasks to beat the challenge.

This game is so much fun, and if you like these types of games you will love this.

You really do get a sense of learning from your mistakes, and sometimes starting fresh and putting into practice everything you have learned really is rewarding when you see how much better you do 2nd and 3rd times around.

Plus you really can get close up to the action, you can fly helicopters, drive ranger cars and so on.

And you can also now get new premium downloadable content pack from Frontier and Universal featuring all-new locations, dinosaurs, challenges and a brand new Jurassic World story starring BD Wong as geneticist Dr. Henry Wu. Check out the trailer for that below.

I happily give this game a 9/10. I loved it.

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PS4
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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Override: Mech City Brawl - Basics 101 Tutorial



Override: Mech City Brawl is coming out on December 4, and we've made a Basics 101 Tutorial to give you an edge on all your opponents!

Pilot a diverse roster of epic mechs, each with their own play style, special moves, and finishers. Tower over your opponents and lay waste to entire cities underfoot in local and online versus, co-op, ranked 1v1 matches, and more.

Customize your mechs in the Garage, changing their accessories and skins to create your own unique style, and experience Override’s story in a single-player campaign.

Override: Mech City Brawl is coming to Xbox One on December 4.

Buy from Amazon by clicking here (Opens in a new window)


Friday, 30 November 2018

Thea 2: The Shattering, innovative Slavic strategy debuts on Steam Early Access today


November 30, 2018 – MuHa Games: Polish-British indie developer and creator of Thea: The Awakening, the critically well-received 4x strategy, RPG, survival and card game hybrid, has launched its long-awaited sequel, Thea 2: The Shattering, today via Steam Early Access. The Early Access version provides players with the core game experience, including co-op multiplayer.

Thea 2: The Shattering builds on the best and most distinctive elements of the first Thea, providing more content, enriched and much enhanced gameplay, as well as new and innovative ideas. Fans of deep strategy will have access to hours of challenging entertainment, providing the perfect starter to the full game’s main course — which should be served up long before the summer of 2019 is with us.

Early Access includes all the core game mechanics: including exploration, battles, resource gathering, research and crafting. The main quest and a number of side quests will be fully playable. Fans of co-operative play will be pleased to know that co-op modes have also made it into the Early Access build.

The press kit for Thea 2: The Shattering can be found here: https://www.igdb.com/games/thea-2-the-shattering/presskit

Watch the gameplay trailer below.



Thea 2: The Shattering once again offers a unique blend of 4X turn strategy, RPG, survival — and an original card game with a dark fantasy setting — all inspired by Slavic mythology and culture. Players take on the role of gods, overseeing the actions of their tribe of followers, while navigating a procedurally-generated environment.

They will decide on their favoured play style and build on it during the adventure: they may wish to simply explore the world as nomads, take on all comers as a warlord-led army, or master the art of diplomacy; building alliances with other factions and trying to ensure the peaceful survival of their worshippers. An atmospheric musical score and moody visuals provide a perfect accompaniment to a carefully crafted Slavic narrative.

The Early Access version of Thea 2: The Shattering is available to buy on Steam now at prices 24.99 USD/ 19.99 GBP/ 21.99 EUR.

Further information on Thea 2: The Shattering, as well as news and updates can be found on the game’s Steam page. To learn more about MuHa Games, please visit http://muhagames.com. Thea series will also receive a companion tabletop RPG, The Awakening – to learn more, please visit http://www.triglavstudio.com

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Dual Universe initiates First Contact with Alpha launch


Thursday 29th November 2018, Paris, France – Novaquark, the French studio behind the hugely ambitious PC MMORPG, today announces that Dual Universe has entered its Alpha Stage. This marks the civilization building MMO’s biggest development milestone since its Kickstarter in 2016, offering a truly massive content update.


Dual Universe is a continuous, single-shard sandbox MMORPG, which takes place in vast, fully editable sci-fi universe. It focuses on emergent gameplay with player-driven economy, politics, trade and warfare.

This significant milestone at Alpha welcomes a plethora of fundamental refinements and opportunities, adding to the game’s already impressive roster of features:

World Building: terraform the world and build your own secret base, one voxel at a time
Create and Save designs: build your own bases and vehicles with voxels. Save designs of what you build by making blueprints
Explore and Harvest: go prospecting to find precious minerals. Sell at the NPC market to buy components for your constructs
Craft your components: produce the interactive components you need for your bases and ships.
Built upon four key pillars - Explore, Build, Trade, Conquer - Dual Universe’s Alpha 1 brings the first three facets of this massive sci-fi sandbox to life, allowing players to explore and build almost anything they can imagine. From subterranean bases and futuristic cityscapes, to spaceships capable of interstellar travel and planet-bound hovercraft, not even the sky’s the limit. Plus, with the launch of Alpha 1, players have a lot more room to create. Thanks to the dev team’s terraforming efforts, Alioth, the game’s starting planet, has reached an area size close to the one of real life Great Britain, and that’s only the first planet.

Underpinning the game is Dual Universe’s proprietary technology, which allows millions of players to interact across one continuous shard, meaning that players are not separated by servers, instances or loading time.

“With feedback from over 4,000 players, our pre-alpha stage was incredibly successful, and we’re thrilled that we have a core community of players who are as passionate about the game as we are. Whilst we’re still unveiling our alpha at this stage, we’re confident that with our community we’ll continue to grow the game into something truly unique in the MMORPG market,” said JC Bailie, Novaquark CEO.

In order to match the words to the vision, Novaquark announced that all Kickstarter backers no matter their amount of pledge will also be able to join the Alpha allowing the game population to reach over 11.000 players before the end of the year.

While the Alpha 1 launch is the biggest milestone for Dual Universe, this is only the beginning of the journey. The team shared their vision for the Alpha & Beta development.

Due to launch in 2020, players can initiate first contact and join in the Alpha stage by supporting the game on the Dual Universe website: https://www.dualthegame.com/en/


Mind-Bending, Multi-Dimensional VR Puzzle Adventure Game A Fisherman's Tale Launches in January 2019


Rotterdam (NL), November 28th 2018: Vertigo Games, Innerspace and ARTE today announce A Fisherman's Tale, the upside-down, inside-out VR puzzle adventure game is only a few weeks away from release, as it launches for PlayStation VR, HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets in January 2019 at $14.99/€14.99.

Playing with the incredible sense of scale unique to VR, Innerspace invented a unique VR gameplay mechanic based on the recursion principle. In a way, A Fisherman’s Tale is a co-op game - but instead of playing with others, you’re teaming up with multiple dimensions of yourself! Able to twist and bend your newfound, peculiar reality, you’ll be challenged with multi-dimensional puzzles on your journey to the core of an unusually tall tale.

What does it mean to be trapped inside a replica in an elusive virtual world? A Fisherman’s Tale at it heart is a story about breaking away from illusions to find truth. And who knows, you may learn something about yourself along the way…

Watch the gameplay trailer:


Break more than a couple laws of physics in mind-bending VR puzzles!
Team up with yourself in revolutionary multi-dimensional single player co-op!
Meet some of the quirkiest sidekicks to have ever set foot in a VR game
Use your hands to pick up, throw, combine, and use all kinds of things in glorious fully immersive virtual reality!
Toy around with your tiny little model lighthouse, inside a lighthouse, inside a... is that another lighthouse?
Uncover the truth at the core of an unusually tall tale, exclusively in VR
A Fisherman's Tale will be available for PlayStation VR, HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality in January 2019.

For more information, wishlist the game on https://store.steampowered.com/app/559330/A_Fishermans_Tale/, subscribe to the newsletter at http://afishermanstale-game.com



Netmarble Releases Lineage 2: Revolution Infographic Video In Celebration Of One Year Anniversary


LONDON – November 29th , 2018 – Today, Netmarble Corp. has released an infographic video celebrating the one year anniversary of Lineage 2: Revolution – the popular mobile massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that has accumulated more than 30 million registered players around the world. Since the game’s global launch in November 2017, Lineage 2: Revolution has enjoyed tremendous success and huge updates including an all new “Orc” race introduced to the game last month.

The infographic video, which can be viewed below, includes the following fun facts and figures (as of November 2018):


Since launch, over 17,500,000 characters have joined the fight – that's more than twice the population of New York City! The character races ranked in popularity are:
Dark Elf: 6,478,000
Human: 5,658,000
Elf: 3,396,000
Dwarf: 1,695,000
Orc: 309,000

There are now over 348,000 clans and the clan with the highest combat power is Yangire (as of November 5th, 2018)

Ramog has been defeated in the Temporal Rift 16,640,500 times. Clearly, he's made the players very angry!
63,000,000 World Bosses have been defeated

The Honorable Battlefield has hosted nearly 16,000,000 arena battles

The most popular mounts are Silver Saint, Steam Beatle and Kukurin

Over 100,000 players have taken the battlefield in a Fortress Siege (50vs50 PvP mode)

Since the introduction of Castle Siege (a 200-player PvP mode), over 25,000 elite players have battled to reign supreme

To celebrate the first-year anniversary, Lineage 2: Revolution is giving out surprise gifts to all players of the game. From November 29th to December 26th (GMT), players will receive special in-game items involving the game’s recently updated collaboration features.

Following the game’s incredible success in South Korea and Asian territories, Lineage 2: Revolution launched globally across North America, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East in November 2017, becoming the top grossing game on Google Play worldwide in 2017 (source: IDC & App Annie, 2017). Since then, the game has also expanded to Latin American countries. One year later, Lineage 2: Revolution continues to be one of the most popular mobile MMORPGs due to its groundbreaking fantasy elements that bring a massive open-world, countless new characters, large-scale PvP battles and dazzling graphics – powered by the Unreal 4 Engine – to life.

Lineage 2: Revolution is available on iOS and Android. For more information regarding Lineage 2: Revolution, visit the game information website (http://l2.netmarble.com) and the official Facebook page (https://facebook.com/OfficialLineage2Revolution/).

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Nifty Games™, A New Name In Interactive Entertainment Specializing in Sports Video games: Receives $3 Million in Seed Round


San Francisco, CA – November 28, 2018, – Nifty Games™, a brand-new video game publisher  announced its initial capital raise today. Founded by gaming industry veterans Jon Middleton and Pete Wanat, Nifty Games has been formed to deliver high quality sports games on mobile and digital platforms for a large global audience, targeting passionate sports fans.

The founding investors include many notable names from the investment, professional sports and gaming communities, including: esports and video game investment leader aXiomatic Gaming and venture capital firms March Capital Partners and Defy.VC.

Nifty Games will focus on head-to-head free to play mobile and digital experiences, presenting a uniquely different gaming experience for sports fans.

Commenting on the formation of Nifty Games, Jon Middleton, Founder & CEO said, “We’ve built Nifty Games to create innovative sports games for today’s sports fans. The talent and experience on the team is second to none, and we believe our unique product direction and focus on quality will deliver a step change in mobile gaming to sports fans worldwide. It’s a great vote of confidence to have the support of such highly regarded investors in our initial equity financing. With investment from team owners from all five major North American pro sports leagues, as well as successful game industry leaders and institutional tech investors, we’re off to a great start.” 

“We’re excited about Nifty Games’ vision for delivering high-quality, sports-based mobile games,” said Bruce Stein, Co-Founder and CEO of aXiomatic. “This strategic partnership will combine the Nifty Games team’s extensive experience in gaming with our group’s expertise in traditional sports, esports and entertainment.”

“We’re thrilled to invest in Nifty Games as they aim to capture the attention of traditional sports fans who have become disengaged and frustrated with the current state of sports simulations in video games,” said Gregory Milken, Managing Director, March Capital Partners. “We see the tremendous value in offering an engaging mobile gaming experience that features short session arcade play along with the sports that players love.”


The management team has delivered hugely successful AAA original IP and licensed properties to market, delivering over $1B in revenue. Management of Nifty Games include:

Jon Middleton – Founder & CEO:

Mr. Middleton, a gaming industry veteran of over 20 years, has held executive leadership roles in digital content (Madefire®) within game publishing (Pulse® Entertainment) and game hardware (Mad Catz Interactive®). He was formerly founder & CEO of Boom® In-Game Music, which was acquired by LiveGamer Inc® in 2008. Prior to that, he co-founded Massive In-Game Advertising which was acquired by Microsoft® in 2006. Before forming Massive, Middleton was CEO of Eight Cylinders Inc®., a game and broadband content authoring tools company acquired by On2.com® in 2000 and subsequently Google®.

Pete Wanat – Chief Product Officer:

Former VP of Production for Universal® Games division, Mr. Wanat helped deliver the 5th most downloaded game of all time Despicable Me™: Minion Rush™, and top ten grossing games surrounding major brand franchises such as Jurassic Park™. As a 20+ year video game industry veteran and creative leader integrating sports & entertainment IP’s into games throughout the evolution of console, PC and mobile F2P games, Mr. Wanat has worked on many of the most beloved sports video games of all time, including NBA JAM, Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball, NFL Quarterback Club and All-Star Baseball.


Nifty Games Management also includes:

Dan Wasson – Head of Production
With over 20 years in production and publishing, Mr. Wasson has held leadership roles at EA, Konami, LucasArts, Kabam, and Wargaming. He has shipped dozens of AAA and free-to-play games, with expertise managing internal and external development teams around the globe.

Jenny Lin – Head of Marketing
Ms. Lin has held senior marketing and brand management positions at major entertainment and gaming companies such as Electronic Arts, Disney / ABC Television Group, THQ and Jam City. Throughout her career she has launched console and mobile games for world-class brands including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Marvel, Disney / Pixar, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Kathy McElwee – Interim CFO
Ms. McElwee has worked in technology and games finance for over 20 years. Her past experience includes serving as CFO for 3DO, Telltale Games and Campo Santo.

Additional information is available at: www.nifty.games

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Square Enix Collective - End of year summary!



Here at GCP we are big fans of the Square Enix Collective, you may have noticed how much we have covered their releases this year, they have helped bring some truly great Indy titles to the masses, and we thought we would take a look at what they have achieved this year.

"Square Enix Collective has been created to act as a service provider for indie developers, either through helping to build community, or with support for releasing games. Regardless of which services we work with you on, you will always retain your own IP, as well as creative control over your projects – and at each stage it’s up to you if you want to continue to work with us in the future."
https://collective.square-enix.com



Forgotton Anne
Launched: 
15 May 2018 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
9 November 2018 (Nintendo Switch)

‘​Forgotton Anne is a seamless cinematic adventure game with light puzzle platforming elements. Step into a hand-animated realm of wonder in which everyday objects take on a life of their own. Uncover the Forgotlings’ mysteries & harness magical forces as you embark upon a quest to return home.

Trailer:





Oh My Godheads
Launched: 25 September 2018 (Nintendo Switch)

Oh My Godheads is a fast and frenetic multiplayer fracas in which four players swing pointy swords, sling explosive pies and celebrate the death of their foes with exuberant aplomb. Choose from a wide variety of characters, before grabbing the Godhead and bringing it back to your base - while unleashes its wrath on you and those around you.

Trailer:





Boundless
Launched: 11 September 2018 (PC)

Boundless is a voxel sandbox MMO built on endless possibility. In a universe of connected worlds, seamless interplanetary travel is possible via mysterious portal technology. Travel seamlessly between diverse planets as you build, craft, trade and fight to form new civilization. Shape your citizen, forge your destiny and sculpt your world.

Trailer:




Octahedron
Launched: 20 March 2018 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)

Surf through a pulsating, underground world on platforms pulled from thin air in this challenging psychedelic action platformer that has you defying gravity to a pumping beat. Atmospheric soundtrack by Chipzel (Super Hexagon), and house & trance producers Andre Sobota and Monomirror.

Trailer:




Fear Effect Sedna
Launched: 6 March 2018 (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch)

Thrilling action and stealth gameplay enhanced by the Fear system, an exciting story and ultra-stylish cutscenes. Harness your team’s dynamic abilities to tackle enemies and puzzles like never before.

Trailer:




Battalion 1944
Launched in Early Access: 1 February 2018 (PC)

Battalion recaptures the core of classic competitive shooters & refines the ‘classic’ FPS feel for the next generation. Focusing on 5v5 infantry combat, where precise flick shots with your Kar98, covering fire with your Thompson and fluid movement are key to clutching every round for your team.

Trailer:

Monday, 26 November 2018

Star Wars Battlefront II: Battle of Geonosis Official Trailer


The Clone Wars have begun. The hero Obi-Wan Kenobi and the map Geonosis arrive in the latest update – free for all Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II players and available from 28th November. Unlock the 212th Clone Trooper appearances and new General Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi appearances, plus drive the new STAP and BARC speeders, and dominate with the AT-TE.

Unboxing the PlayStation Classic


PlayStation Classic arrives on December 3, preloaded with 20 iconic titles from a game-changing era. Join us as we unbox this miniature recreation, which includes a console design mirroring the original PlayStation at 45% its size, two wired controllers, and a virtual memory card to save your adventures as you switch between titles.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

SNIPERS VS THIEVES CELEBRATES 25 MILLION PLAYERS WITH ITS BIGGEST UPDATE EVER


London, Thursday November 22, 2018 - Just over a year since its worldwide release across iOS and Android, the mobile sensation Snipers vs Thieves is deploying its biggest game-changing update ever, with more than 100 improvements and fan-requested additions.

The criminally-good update, which rolls out worldwide today, completely reinvents the game with new modes for hardcore players and rookies alike, as well as a stash of insanely fun new weapons, a payload of ingenious new gadgets, a gorgeous redesigned interface, and for the first-time ever, a single-player mode.

These additions come as developer FoxGlove Studios and publisher PlayStack celebrate the game’s most prestigious milestone so far: More than 25 million players have enjoyed Snipers vs. Thieves so far across iOS and Android.

“We are completely floored to see that in little more than twelve months since our global launch we have amassed more than 25 million players,” said Jan Lechner, Executive Producer at Foxglove Studios.

“This huge update is entirely for our fans, and for months we have been obsessed with making sure every player’s request has been listened to. It’s our way of saying thanks for making Snipers vs Thieves such a wonderful game to work on and such an incredible success story so far.”

Harvey Elliott, Chief Executive at PlayStack, added: “Snipers vs Thieves is immensely fun, easy to enjoy and incredibly popular with stellar ratings from our audience. We are sure that the 25 million players who have already enjoyed the game will love this huge update just as much as we do.“

A shortlist of the game’s biggest improvements and new additions follows:

NEW WAYS TO PLAY
Think you’re the best shot around? The new Sniper vs Sniper mode gives you a chance to prove your marksmanship prowess as you and another player pick apart packs of thieves, with the most successful shooter taking home the lion’s share of the reward.

Proving there really is no honor amongst thieves, a new Thief Race mode pits you against your crew. There’s only one seat in the getaway van, and the first to get there goes home with all the gold.
Got nerves of steel? A new Pro Thief mode offers the biggest, most eye-watering rewards ever. But there’s a catch: If a sniper takes down just one of your clan, you all lose.
For the first time ever, Snipers vs Thieves will include a single-player Horde Mode, where players take on the role of a sniper and take down wave upon wave of AI thieves that sneak, roll, and jump their way to the getaway van.

NEXT-GEN HARDWARE FOR SNIPERS
A devious arsenal of new toys are available to sniper players, ranging from disgustingly smart gadgets to brutally blunt add-ons. If you enjoy outsmarting your opponents, or love indulging in a spot of overkill, you’re going to love this:

Triggered Explosives: Launch mines onto the path of unsuspecting thieves and, when they’re close enough, light up the sky

Rail Gun: Act fast! You only have a handful of seconds to operate this remarkable feat of engineering, so make it count. Not only can the Rail Gun see through objects, it can shoot through them too. Thieves who never come out from hiding will be sitting ducks.

Air Strike: Add an element of unnecessary, dramatic overkill to the proceedings with the military Air Strike power. Select a zone and watch the chaos rain down from above.

Placeable Turrets: Let AI do all the work for you by affixing auto-aim turrets onto the enemy’s pathway. It’s a delightfully devilish way to drive thieves into your line of sight.

STUPEFYING POWER-UPS FOR THIEVES
Change the game when playing as a thief with this new eye-opening collection of tools and power-ups, guaranteed to deliver the biggest WTFs to your crime spree:

Vampire Run: Choose this potion wisely. Once you down it you can run at exhilarating speed, but your health drains away as each second passes.

Teleport: It’s the best kind of transportation you’ll find. Select this power-up to safely rematerialise at a nearby cover point of your choosing.

Dodge Gadget: Take this and become neo, dodging oncoming fire with godlike reflexes and sumptuous acrobatics.

Buddy Speed: Arm yourself with this power for ultimate shenanigans. Select a thief and freeze them for a few seconds before they break from the ice with an incredible speed boost. The question is, are you using this to help or hinder your crew?

Snipers vs Thieves is free-to-play on the Apple App Store and Google Play

Heavy Metal Machines heads ‘Into The Abyss’ with Metal Pass Season Two


Florianopolis, Brazil - November 21, 2018 - Heavy Metal Machines, the post-apocalyptic car-combat MOBA, has received a new update today featuring not only a brand new character, but also a new season of content themed around the Cthulhu Mythos and the abyssal creations of H.P. Lovecraft.


Entering the arena is the Stargazer, a vehicle which includes weapons such as the Orbital Beam, Life Support System Warp and Entangle. These teleport options alongside the ability to attach to other vehicles, create new strategies and game mechanics which are not found in other vehicles, making it a formidable and flexible support character. Those who delve a little deeper into the lore behind Stargazer will find that it’s pilot is Jada Jemison, a character who’s creation was inspired by the first African-American astronaut, Mae Carol Jemison.

“Although Heavy Metal Machines only left closed beta in September, it is important to us that the game remains fresh and we introduce new mechanics and strategies for our loyal community” Said Eros Carvalho, Head of Studio and Development for Hoplon. “We’re constantly looking for feedback from both our new and veteran players on what we can introduce to improve the game. J. J and our season two content are a culmination of a close relationship with our players, and we can’t wait for them to get their hand on this fantastic new content.”


First introduced in September, ‘Metal Pass’ offers players a progression system which unlocks cosmetic rewards through weekly missions and challenges. Season Two - “Into TheAbyss” – has been inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s creations. All the cosmetic items designed for the season are themed after abyssal creatures, ocean animals and water sports capturing the essence of the iconic Cthulhu Mythos.

Tatiana Moreira, Head of Marketing and Publishing, commented: “Season Two represents a huge milestone for us at Hoplon. Our community is at the heart of what we do with Heavy Machine Machines, they are the most important asset have and their feedback is crucial to the success of our game.”