CrimeCraft GangWars Expansion set for Dec. 5 Launch
New Trailer Released Today Shows Territory Wars Game Play
NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 18, 2011 – Vogster Online has announced that GangWars, the second major expansion to the free-to-play online shooter CrimeCraft (www.crimecraft.com) will launch on December 5.
Vogster also released a trailer (www.youtu.be/Q5H0qNIFSZ4) today showing off the new Territory Wars feature that pits the player-run gangs of CrimeCraft in combat for control of the lobbies and battle zones of Sunrise City. A new website, www.CCGangWars.com, provides full information on the new features and a new trailer showcasing GangWars.
“We’ve been working with our community to develop end game content that’s relevant for our veteran players and that’s what we’ve created with Territory Wars - it allows gangs to own and control sections of the city,” said Lead Game Designer Alexandr Soloveyko. “In addition, we’ve also streamlined the user experience for new players, with our Quickplay interface which gets them into the action faster than ever.”
CrimeCraft GangWars, is set in the bloody aftermath of the Bleedout Campaign and the destruction of the Scorpion Chamber, the governing body of Sunrise City. Gangs now fight for control of the city.
CrimeCraft GangWars will be available through www.CrimeCraft.com and Steam.
CrimeCraft GangWars features include:
· MMORPG Shooter – CrimeCraft takes the best persistent world RPG features (thousands of other players, loot, guilds/gangs, crafting, trading, missions, skills, PvE and PvP Combat) and combines it with the action and skill based gameplay of a shooter.
· Quickplay – Access CrimeCraft’s core gameplay features through a simplified interface that lets you shortcut RPG gameplay and get right to the action. Players can switch between the streamlined Quickplay experience and the fully featured lobbies with the click of a button.
· Free Updates – Frequent huge free content updates. Previous updates have added: player controlled nightclubs, new maps, new gameplay modes, new weapons, new skills, tournaments (daily, weekly and monthly).
· Fast and Furious Action - CrimeCraft features 20 maps and eleven game modes including Core Annihilation, an epic game mode that blends PvP and PvE combat. Players cooperate with AI controlled soldiers to destroy an opponent’s core while protecting their own.
“We started working on CrimeCraft GangWars soon after the launch of Bleedout,” said Vice President of Development Daniel Prousline. “We are very proud of all the new features, but especially Territory Wars. We can’t wait to see gangs fighting for control of Sunrise City. I am also very excited about Quickplay that makes the game so much more accessible.”
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GameHi Announces New Water Combat with Shark Tail
Highly Anticipated Water World Now Available to Sudden Attack Players
January 29, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA – GameHi, Inc., the U.S. division of the blockbuster online games maker from Korea, GameHi Co., Ltd, announces Shark Tail, the highly anticipated new water world in Sudden Attack, their No. 1 free-to-play first person shooter (FPS).
A combination of elements including fast and fun casual gameplay, Shark Tail offers Sudden Attack players the opportunity to experience strategic battle in the water. With a plethora of hideaway points, this new map makes knowledge of its landscape vital to the player’s success. Providing intense tactical battle, the in-water combat requires players to rise regularly for oxygen once they’ve dived into the water, all the while keeping their opponents in check. This new map also involves mid-range and long-range sniping, as well as sound play – the ability to detect where the enemy is in the water from subtle sound clues.
With ongoing updates for new maps and firearms Sudden Attack offers a variety of features to provide both novice and core gamers continuous gameplay options. Community inclined it supports several chatting modes, macros and firm clan system, as well as Explosion and Elimination game modes. Quick entry allows users to install in under three minutes and join games without having to wait for a new start. Even new FPS fans can easily adopt in the game with simple rules and easy controls. Additionally, players can earn in-game points for game currency or purchase upgrades through real world cash.
Players can register, download the game, and play for free by visiting http://suddenattack.gamehi.com/.
Nexon America Celebrates First Anniversary of Combat Arms
Nexon America is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of its multiplayer online first-person shooter title, Combat Arms, this month. Nexon America has welcomed over two million registered users into Combat Arms and uncovered some other remarkable fun facts about what’s happened since the game launched last July.
· Over 3.2 billion soldiers have been killed in action.
· Over 517 million of those casualties were caused by headshots
· 27 million Nutshots have been inflicted since April Fool’s Day 2009.
· Over one million games played per day since launching last July.
· Over 154 million terrorists have been eliminated since Fireteam Mode was released at the end of May 2009.
· Over 35 million flags have been captured.
· Over four million bombs have been planted of which three million have exploded.
· Over 180,000 clans have been created.
· Soldiers have earned over 25 billion EXP. If one player had this much experience, he or she would have earned the game’s top rank, General of the Army, over 3000 times.
· Soldiers have earned 66 billion GP, which is enough to buy every weapon and piece of gear from the shop to last many lifetimes.
Combat Arms delivered a load of new content during its first year. The game has added 10 new maps, four new game modes, over a dozen new characters, over 100 weapons and gear. There have been over 30 special items as well, including clan emblems, customized reticles, bonus passes and default weapon changes. The game has also added a gifting system, new voice audio, an improved melee system and several user interface and playability enhancements. And of course, Combat Arms added the popular and unique game feature, Nutshot.
Nexon America is celebrating this anniversary with several different events. Players will enjoy bonus play during the July weekends, offering the opportunity to receive bonus EXP and GP. There is also a photo contest with the chance to win limited-edition Nutshot T-shirts and GP. Go to http://combatarms.nexon.net for more information on these great player events during July.
Combat Arms Delivers Operation: Power Surge
Nexon America’s popular online FPS updates with new Specialists class, map and more
Combat Arms, one of North America’s most popular multiplayer online first-person shooter games, delivers its latest update today for its newcomers and the over two million registered soldiers for hire with Operation: Power Surge.
Players will not only get a chance to hire the game’s new Specialists class, but also can also put them to work on the game’s latest map, Power Surge. This industrial pumping station is the game’s latest map and can be played in four different game modes, Elimination, One Man Army, Capture the Flag and Spy Hunt.
Specialists are a new form of mercenary, carefully selected and raised from birth to be the ultimate combination of strength, stealth, brilliance and skill. Two Specialists quickly established themselves as clear leaders of the group since the beginning of their training. Scorpion, named for his ability to survive in any situation, and Viper, named for her quick and fatal attacks, are available for players through the use of in-game GP or Nexon Cash.
Specialists have access to four special items, which are detailed here:
A defensive, anti-personnel land mine utilizing a wireless detonator, the Claymore projects tiny steel fragments in a fan-shaped pattern, devastating enemies with its terrific explosive power.
A military grade, portable scanner reveals the locations of hidden enemies. Scanned data is transmitted to teammates via satellite, giving fellow soldiers an edge over the enemy!
A military syringe developed by NEMEXIS that is injected directly into the bloodstream. The Medkit restores a set amount of HP. Because of its portability, it can come in handy in the middle of combat situations when it is impossible to call on a medic. The Medkit can only be used for recovering one’s own HP.
A 40mm semi-automatic, six-barreled weapon with a revolving magazine, this rapid-fire grenade launcher gives increased firepower to foot soldiers.
Soldiers looking for more information can head to http://combatarms.nexon.net for further details on the update.
G4BOX and Wicked Interactive Partner with IGA Worldwide
G4BOX Inc. and Wicked Interactive Ltd. Announce Partnership with IGA Worldwide to Support the Popular Free-to-Play Shooter, Cross Fire
Toronto, Ontario – April XX, 2009 – G4BOX Inc. and Wicked Interactive Ltd. announced an exclusive agreement with IGA Worldwide to support in-game advertising within their hit game, Cross Fire, a free multiplayer first-person shooter available at: http://crossfire.subagames.com.
“The Cross Fire beta launch has proven to be a tremendous success. The scale of the community building around the game has been astonishing and is still growing rapidly,” said Howard He, CEO of G4BOX Inc. “We are delighted to partner with G4BOX on Cross Fire. Its success has allowed us to partner with in-game advertising pioneer, IGA Worldwide, to pursue opportunities in this exciting and ground-breaking advertising environment,” added Garvin Yeung, CEO of Wicked Interactive Ltd.
Cross Fire is a free-to-play, multiplayer first-person shooter available on the PC platform. It allows up to 16-players to battle online simultaneously, completing objective-based missions and scenarios across a range of realistic locations and arenas. Cross Fire also offers an array of features, such as: four modes of gameplay including the exclusive “Ghost Match” mode, a persistent stat-tracking and ranking system, in-game friend lists, an integrated clan system, customizable characters, realistic military weaponry and much more.
Through its integration of IGA Worldwide’s proprietary Radial 4.0 advertising SDK, Cross Fire now offers brands and agencies the opportunity to dynamically display, update and geo-target their advertisements to a highly engaged, tech-savvy audience within the elusive 18-34 male demographic.
Ed Bartlett, Vice President Europe for IGA Worldwide, said “Having pioneered ad-supported free-to-play premium games over the last three years, we are very excited to extend this model to Cross Fire, which has all of the necessary features for another huge success story in this category. IGA prides itself on a qualitative approach to ad inventory, and alongside contextual in-game billboards, users can also expect a sponsored tournament and leaderboards as well as subsidised branded content including new levels and arenas.”
IGA’s network has generated in excess of 25 billion full impressions, delivering over 60 million hours of content to nearly 40 million users in total, with an average view duration of 9 seconds of exposure per ad.
G4BOX INC. AND WICKED INTERACTIVE LTD. ANNOUNCE THE OPEN BETA LAUNCH FOR MILITARY SHOOTER, CROSS FIRE
The Record-Setting First-Person Shooter Opens Tomorrow for All to Play at: http://crossfire.subagames.com/
Toronto, CANADA-January 29, 2009- G4BOX Inc and Wicked Interactive Ltd., North American publishers and distributors of interactive entertainment media, together announced today the open beta launch date of their free online military first-person shooter, Cross Fire.
The Open beta will go live tomorrow, Friday, January 30, 2009 at 12 PM EST. In the open beta, anyone and everyone is invited to play the game for free, without any download or subscription fees. At 12 PM EST on January 29, 2009, the Cross Fire servers will go down in preparation for the open beta launch.
“We are very proud to be taking Cross Fire to the next level by launching the open beta,” said Stanley Yu, Chief Executive Office of Wicked Interactive. “We have invested a tremendous amount of time and energy in bringing Cross Fire to this stage, in order to provide players with the best possible game experience,” added Howard He, Chief Executive Officer of G4BOX, “The Cross Fire Open Beta will deliver a wealth of new features we know players will enjoy.”
The open beta launch marks the beginning of Cross Fire’s persistent military-ranking and stat-tracking features. Player-progress will be tracked from the open beta onward so that players may accurately gauge their skills against the rest of the Cross Fire community. The Cross Fire open beta will also introduce in-game friends lists and clan formation features, in addition to numerous new maps, weapons, and items.
To celebrate Cross Fire’s open beta launch, Subagames is hosting a number of events and promotions. During the first week of open beta, players will enjoy a 50% increase in the amount of GP earned in-game. This will allow Cross Fire players to purchase more of the new open beta weapons and items. In addition, the first 30 clans to register during the open beta will do so for free, at absolutely no GP cost!
Cross Fire is an online military first-person shooter for the PC, developed by SmileGate and Neowiz, and co-published by G4BOX and Wicked Interactive. Players assume the role of either a Black List or Global Risk mercenary, and then join an online team that must work together to complete objective-based scenarios. Cross Fire supports four modes of play including, Team Death Match, Search & Destroy, Elimination, and the exclusive Ghost Mode, in which you become an invisible stealth assassin! Cross Fire also includes a military ranking system, in-game friends lists, a clan formation system, and deep character customization options. Cross Fire is free-to-download-and-play. http://crossfire.subagames.com
Now part of the Subagames library of free MMOs.
Nexon America Announces the Commercial Launch of its First-Person Shooter Combat Arms
New Female and Male Mercenaries Unveiled with the Grand Opening of “The Black Market”
September 30, 2008 – LOS ANGELES – Nexon America Inc. announces the commercial launch of its free-to-play, online, multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) thriller Combat Arms slated for October 1st. With the addition of the highly anticipated “Black Market,” the new in-game cash item shop, gamers now have access to new female and male mercenaries, customized items and “fresh start” options to help fulfill missions. Combat Arms is available free for download at http://combatarms.nexon.net. Gamers can also experience Combat Arms at the E for All consumer show on Oct. 3-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Combat Arms incorporates character options and built-in clan and Web 2.0 community features into its fast-paced game play. Now, with the commercial launch and the game’s Black Market, players have even more ways to personalize the game and further distinguish their look on the battlefield. New mercenaries, Mei, the first female character, and Deckland, can be hired for 30 days as an added character. Each comes with an allotment of 50,000 Gear Points for players to create their mercenary’s own gear loadout. Players can also opt to use the same weapons for their mercenary as their base character. The game also introduces a revamped melee system with several new melee weapons, such as the Ninjato and the Machete. Gamers will have the option to purchase these new weapons with Nexon Cash. New aesthetic gear such as the FG-1 Fire Mask, Boonie Hat and the Tactical Backpack, will also now be available for purchase.
“Combat Arms had a great beta run, with players of all levels loving the fast-action FPS game play and in-game community features for ranking and challenging other players,” said Min Kim, vice president of marketing for Nexon America. “With this launch, gamers now have access to additional play options that help the player stand out without compromising the fairness of play.”
Players and clans can now also use Nexon Cash to purchase name changes and statistic resets through the Black Market. The reset function allows players who have improved within the game a chance to deliver a more accurate representation of their current skill level without having to restart an account and lose their hard earned rank. Additionally, Clans can further distinguish their squad by creating their own Clan Emblem, which will be permanently displayed to all other players both in-game and on the official Web site.
These are the first items for purchase in the Black Market, but players can expect additional variety in the future. To date, Combat Arms has expanded its free content to feature more than 40 weapons, eight maps, four game modes, and robust character and weapon customization features, and will continue to enhance and upgrade both its free and paid offerings with bi-monthly content updates.
Interested gamers can sign up for free at http://combatarms.nexon.net. Media should contact Nexon Public Relations for any additional information.
About Nexon America Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the online multiplayer dance game, Audition, the new fantasy life of Mabinogi and the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the Item Selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.
LOCK AND LOAD! – G4BOX INC. RELEASES NEW TRAILER FOR ITS UPCOMING MILITARY FPS CROSS FIRE
Trailer gives gamers a glimpse of new free-to-play online action game that will hit Western markets this fall
Toronto, CANADA-September XX, 2008- G4BOX Inc, a North American publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment media, today released a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming free-to-play, military-themed, multiplayer first-person shooter, Cross Fire, which is set for release in the United Kingdom and North America this fall. More information on the game will be released leading up to its release at: http://cf.g4box.com
In Cross Fire, two international mercenary forces corporations are at war. Players assume the role of either a Black List mercenary or a Global Risk terrorist, and join an online team that must work together to succeed in completing objective-based scenarios.
The new trailer shows off the high-quality visuals, gritty combat, and fast-paced action in the game. Cross Fire will feature a slew of features upon its release, including:
- Free to download and free to play
- Four gameplay modes: Team Match, Team Death Match, Annihilation Match, and the all-new Ghost Match
- Support for 16-player online multiplayer across 15+ maps
- Military-ranking system: players earn experience points and achievements which allow them to level-up through different military ranks and unlock exclusive items and equipment
- Robust player customization: personalize your in-game character with numerous items, weapons, and equipment
- Integrated friends lists and clan formation
Cross Fire is being developed by Smilegate for the PC platform. The game boasts fast and stable graphics and multiplayer action thanks to a sophisticated game engine that runs on low-end PCs.
For more information about Cross Fire, G4BOX and its current product offerings please visit www.G4BOX.com.
About G4BOX Inc.
G4BOX INC. is a digital media provider, specializing in the publishing and distribution of online video games. The company was founded in 2006 on the principle that online, community-based video games offer unique and compelling gaming experiences with untapped mass market potential and wide social appeal. They currently offer a growing portfolio of successful, massively multiplayer online game properties.
G4BOX is based in Toronto, Canada, where it employs a staff of widely-talented and culturally diverse employees – headed by an experienced and imaginative management team. Their mission is to become a premier content provider in the online gaming market.
Happy 4th of July!!
Here’s a nice Independence Day present for you… From July 4th to the 6th, you can download and play the newly updated Day of Defeat: Source game off of Steam. Valve has also pushed out several big updates to the game including a new map and the addition of achievements. Pre-load it now so that you can jump in and play in a few hours…
To celebrate the new weapons and maps, the fine folks at Valve are opening up Team Fortress 2 on Steam for free play this weekend:
Team Fortress 2 Pyro Update Week
Valve today announced a set of new releases for Team Fortress 2, the title named Multiplayer Game of the Year by PC Gamer and Gamespy.com.
The main event of the week is the Pyro Update, which will be made available this Thursday and contains three unlockable new weapons for the Pyro plus 35 new achievements. In addition, two user-created maps are included to highlight the great work being done in the community and distribute those works to all TF2 players..
Meanwhile as folks wait for the Pyro Update to be released, the latest in the “Meet the Team” video shorts, “Meet the Sniper,” will be made available tomorrow (Tuesday, June 17) at 11 am PDT along with a web site dedicated to the Pyro update.
Finally, to give everyone a chance to try the new weapons and community maps, Valve will hold another Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend via Steam beginning this Friday at 11 am PDT.