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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

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.

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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:

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!

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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.

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

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, 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:

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Buy now on the following formats. First 2 links open in a new window and go to Amazon.
Xbox One
Buy on Steam

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)