Brightside Entertainment announces Marble Arena 2
Brightside Entertainment is proud to announce Marble Arena 2, a physics based, free, 3D marble game, featuring vibrant HD graphics, fun and addictive gameplay, and easy to use built-in editor for create custom levels.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barlad, Romania - October 07, 2011 - Brightside Entertainment is proud to announce Marble Arena 2, a physics based, free, 3D marble game, featuring vibrant HD graphics, fun and addictive gameplay, and easy to use built-in editor for creating custom levels.
The game will feature 50 mayhem filled levels, and being a physics based game, it will test the player’s rolling skills on several types of surfaces and make use of a multitude of physics contraptions in fun and sometimes headache inducing ways.
Updated graphics engine will provide vibrant, 2011 looking, HD graphics, while still maintaining compatibility with lower spec’d computers or laptops.
Players will be pitted against sneaky A.I. controlled marbles in single player games, and against each other in multiplayer games of up to 32 participants.
The built-in editor will allow easy creation of custom levels, or customization of already existing ones.
The game will be available on December 13, 2011, for all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS and Linux) and will be completely free.
A trailer is available on the game’s website and players are invited to keep in touch via the game’s official YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages.
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‘Age of Conan’ goes FREE and UNRATED
– Award-winning MMO ‘Age of Conan’ soon available in a savage, sexy and brutal UNRATED version featuring a hybrid business model –
Durham, USA – May 25th, 2011 – Funcom is excited to announce that the award-winning and critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’ will receive a digital re-launch this summer under the new name ‘Age of Conan: Unrated’. As well as reaffirming its position as the sexiest and most savage MMO in the world, ‘Age of Conan: Unrated’ will also feature a hybrid business model allowing anyone to freely roam the vast lands of Hyboria either as free players or premium subscribers with access to extra content.
“With over 1.4 million copies sold, glowing reviews for both the core game as well as the expansion, and a healthy player base ever since launch in 2008, there is no doubt that ‘Age of Conan’ has been a true success story for Funcom,” says SVP of Sales & Marketing Morten Larssen. “Now we turn to another chapter in this story as we thrust ‘Age of Conan: Unrated’ into the world of free-to-play games, a gaming space that is becoming rapidly more popular and profitable across the board.”
The new business model will give players the opportunity to choose whether they want to play for free or become premium subscribers, and Funcom is also introducing an in-game store to the game where both free players and premium subscribers can purchase exclusive content such as weaponry and mounts. For a full overview of what differs from the free and premium offerings, please view the Frequently Asked Questions now available on ‘Age of Conan’ community website.
‘Age of Conan’ has always been a Mature gaming experience, but going Unrated gives the development team freedom to stay even more true to the original works of Conan author Robert E. Howard, and use even more of the barbaric, brutal and sexy setting that is Howard’s Hyboria. Funcom is already in the process of developing new locations, monsters, equipment and storylines for ‘Age of Conan: Unrated’. This includes the movie tie-in adventure pack announced yesterday, that will introduce content and characters from the upcoming ‘Conan the Barbarian’ movie.
“Everyone on the team is excited about opening up our world to an even larger audience,” says Creative Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison. “The online world of Hyboria is constantly expanding as we continue to introduce new gameplay features and new content, and we truly believe that ‘Age of Conan: Unrated’ will offer something truly new and unique to both new players and to those have already experienced the brutal online world of Conan the Barbarian.”
Launching in May 2008 ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’ quickly became a smash hit in retail, shipping over 1.4 million copies around the world. In the weeks after launch ‘Age of Conan’ simultaneously topped the charts in 17 countries, and the game received critical acclaim from gaming press across the globe. ‘Age of Conan’ is now available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish localized versions, and has also launched in Korea.
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ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey’, ‘Anarchy Online’ and ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.fashionworldlive.com, www.thesecretworld.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
Hellgate Returns with Closed Beta this June
Hell is Back in North America
LOS ANGELES - May 19, 2011
T3 Entertainment, Redbana and HanbitSoft today announced the return of Hellgate to North America. The game will launch as a free-to-play MMO in closed beta from June 3rd to June 5th. A full launch is expected later this year. Information on beta access will be announced soon at: http://hellgate.t3fun.com/
Players are invited to return to Hellgate this June to fight for the survival of the human race. Join a party online to fight against evil with a team or play solo if you’re brave enough. Choose your character from six different unique class types and prepare for battle against creatures from hell. Arm yourself with a wide variety of weapons and armor and dismantle the ones you don’t need to obtain rare scrap metals. Enhance your weapons with upgrades and relics to have the best chance of survival.
When Hellgate returns, you better be ready.
Hellgate is an action RPG that allows you to play in a first-person or third-person perspective. Set 27 years into the future, an ancient prophecy made centuries ago has come true and the gates of hell have opened. Demons have overrun the world of man and roam our lands, destroying, pillaging and killing humans. With the world above ground abandoned, dark and burnt to hellfire, humans are forced into hiding to protect what remains of their race while making plans to take back a world that was once theirs. In the game, mankind escapes to the underground system under the sprawling metropolis of London. Prepare for a struggle for survival in a world that has become hell.
Regnum Online hits the Million Registered Users mark!
A lucky Uruguayan player becomes a virtual medieval millionaire!
Buenos Aires – (May 13, 2011)
NGD Studios is proud to announce that Regnum Online has reached 1.000.000 registered users.
The Free to Play MMORPG featuring intense Player vs. Player and Realm vs. Realm action has been growing steadily since it’s re-launch in 2010.
Now featuring a new engine and new graphics the game plays and looks better than ever. Major updates such as the Warmasters expansion allowed for new strategic gameplay and better player coordination.
“The release of Regnum Online as Realms Online in North America with Game Samba as our publisher helped us reach this mark that seemed impossible for an indie MMORPG made in Argentina” said Andrés Chilkowski, Studio Director at NGD Studios.
A lucky user from Uruguay who will be kept anonymous is now the happy winner of 1.000.000 Ximerins, Regnum’s premium currency.
NGD has great plans coming up for Regnum Online this year so stay tuned!
About NGD Studios
NGD Studios is Latin America’s leading developer of high end 3D online games. Founded in 2002, in Buenos Aires, Argentina NGD is greatly recognized by Regnum Online, the biggest MMO made in Latin America. NGD is using its extensive experience in building player vs. player and cooperative game play to create intense, engaging and really social high quality games, for PC, Consoles and other platforms.
For more information please visit www.regnumonlinegame.com and www.ngdstudios.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: REALITY GAP ANNOUNCES THE COMMERCIAL LAUNCH OF BATTLESWARMTM: FIELD OF HONORTM
The Highly Anticipated Commercial Launch Commences with a Sweepstakes Celebration: Players Can Register to Win Thousands of In-game Prizes and an Alienware m15x Gaming Laptop
SEATTLE, WA – November 17, 2009 – After a successful Beta testing period, Reality Gap, Inc. in association with developer Gameworld Tech Co, LTD, has announced the Commercial Launch of their highly anticipated new online first-person shooter (FPS) vs. real-time strategy (RTS) game Battleswarm™: Field of Honor™ this coming Thursday, November 19th. To celebrate the launch, Reality Gap will be giving away a high-powered Alienware M15x hardcore gaming laptop powered by a 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M graphics card and thousands of in-game Gift Boxes in an exclusive sweepstakes event. Fans can register for the Commercial Launch of Battleswarm, and find more information about the sweepstakes this Thursday at http://www.battleswarm.net.
“We are thrilled to offer online gamers a completely new experience that pits tactical first-person shooters against real-time strategy players,” said J. Mark Hood, COO of Reality Gap, Inc. “Players can now choose from an amazing assortment of upgraded weapons, items and armor in the in-game store, or participate in tournaments on new maps with a wide range of game types including Capture The Flag, PvP and several others.”
The commercial launch of Battleswarm now adds cash stores both in-game and on the web to allow players to quickly and securely acquire the best weapons, armor, eggs and other items. Players can now choose to purchase items with in-game gold or MetaTIX™, and can even use the consignment store to sell items to other players for in-game gold.
In addition to the laptop sweepstakes, Reality Gap has also announced a special weekend tournament where new and existing Battleswarm players can enter to get a chance to win additional in-game prizes, power-ups, MetaTIX and more. Details about the tournament and the sweepstakes will be available at http://www.battleswarm.net.
Being a PC guy myself, I don’t find myself venturing into the Mac world very often. The closest I probably come is firing up iTunes and syncing up my iPod on my PC. When we did the list of 100 full free pc games to download online, there were some comments asking about where the Mac list was. Well, when looking to do my first ReviewMe review, I came across a source for free mac games and more.
According to the about page, Macgamesandmore.com is run by Cate Defrise and focuses on independent Mac shareware developers. There are many categories of downloadable Mac games and software including free games and demos. A few categories mentioned are Mac Mahjong, Risk-like Games, Soccer Games and many others. They also link off to many web based flash games that would work for either the Mac or PC crowd.
A suggestion I would have for the site is to develop a more consistent navigation. I found it a bit hard to navigate when the layout would completely change or I’d wind up in a new window for different areas. Also, the RSS feed seems to be currently empty. This would be great to syndicate the free web games featured on the home page or one of the other categories.
So if you’re a Mac guy or gal, and you’re looking for free games or software or even if you’re a PC guy looking for some flash games to play, check out macgamesandmore.com.
A buddy of mine has been trying to get me to try out EVE Online. This weekend, I finally decided to download the demo and give it a try. You don’t need to submit any credit card info… always a big plus for any trial run.
My first impression was that this was a pretty cool looking stylish game. I was excited to dive into it. So I started to go through the tutorial. This seemed to go on… and on… and on… The interface is very point and click… hold down your right or left mouse button on things to choose what to do or how to interact. There’s a lot you can do… off the back it’s almost overwhelming. The universe appears HUGE!
My biggest problem with EVE is the combat. It is more slow and strategic than I thought it would be. You click your target; select to attack it and kind of sit back while the fighting takes place. I’m told there’s a lot more to do once you have multiple guns and missiles to manage. One of my favorite space sims was Freelancer. That game was a GREAT space sim!! I was hoping for a fast paced aim, target, fire combat mixed with an in-depth MMO experience. Unfortunately, this isn’t what I got. I really should put in a lot more time to put together a more detailed review, but this one isn’t for me.
If you are looking for a very detailed complex MMO space sim, you may want to give the trial a try. For what I saw, the graphics were very cool. Unfortunately for me though, I would have to disagree with my buddy and say this is not the best space simulation ever. For the devs out there, give me the depth of EVE with the combat of Freelancer and I’d be sold!!