Archive for 29 July 2009
New Dungeon Fighter Online Screens
To celebrate the news that the Beta test for Nexon’s Dungeon Fighter Online is now up and running, a new batch of screenshots for the MMO action-adventure title have been released.
Blueside Working On New MMORPG
Developer Blueside has revealed it is working on a new MMORPG title with a working title of Project T.Better known for its work on the popular Kingdon Under Fire series, Blueside is planning to release its new MMORPG some time in 2010/2011.
Compound Bow Now Available In The Hunter
Emote Games has announced it will add a new weapon, the compound bow, to its online hunting game The Hunter.The new weapon will encourage hunters to be even more stealthy and the developer hopes it will add a new dimension to the game.
Cities XL Preview [PC]
I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on a beta version of Cities XL and after our recent interview with the CEO of Monte Cristo, Jerome Gastaldi, I was really looking forward to this game.
Zeno Clash SDK Hits Internet
Ace Team has released the SDK for Zeno Clash.The kit will allow users to create their own levels and mods for the incredibly weird first-person beat ‘em up game, made using Valve’s Source engine.You can pick it up here, as noticed by Shacknews.
Champions Online Open Beta Details
Cryptic has announced that the open beta client for Champions Online will be available to download from 5 August.
New Features for PC Red Faction: Guerrilla
The PC version of Red Faction: Guerrilla will come with additional features but will not support DirectX 11.While speaking with PC Games Hardware, Matt Toschlog, president of Reactor Zero, confirmed the PC version will include new features.”The PC version supports everything that’s in the console versions, plus some extra graphical features such as Sun Shafts (God Rays) and Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion,” he said.Apart from the inclusion of a few new graphical features he assured gamers the PC game will play exactly like its console counterparts.”We added some graphical features that take advantage of the latest and greatest PC hardware.
Twilight MMO Announced
A new development studio has announced that it is developing an MMO based on the popular book and film series, Twilight.
Aion Doing Well On PC Sales Charts
Pre-orders for Aion: Tower of Eternity have bumped it to the top of the Steam sales charts.The forthcoming MMO’s collector’s edition has taken the top spot in terms of Steam sales by revenue, which maybe isn’t too surprising considering it only hit Steam a few days prior to the week these charts are taken from, and the fact that it costs £44.99 GBP.If you’re interested in Aion, or confused by all the fuss, then check out parts one and two of our own Bill Vaughan’s ongoing Aion preview.Aion doesn’t have such a strong showing on Direct2Drive, with the pre-orders coming in ninth, but enough preamble: on with the charts, courtesy of Shacknews.Steam Top Ten (by revenue) (19/7 – 25/7)Aion Collector’s Edition (Pre-Order)Left 4 DeadThe Secret of Monkey Island: Special EditionCounter-Strike: SourceARMA 2Tales of Monkey Island Complete PackDawn of Discovery (ANNO 1404)Street Fighter IVTeam Fortress 2Killing FloorDirect2Drive Top Ten (19/7 – 25/7)The Sims 3ARMA 2Dawn of Discovery (ANNO 1404)Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War IIThe Sims 3 (Mac)Civilization IV: The Complete EditionSupreme Commander GoldAion (Pre-Order)Fallout 3Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Although we were lucky enough to see Borderlands in action at this year’s E3 event, a hands-on session with the role-playing-shooter somehow evaded us.
Ubisoft Outlines Thoughts On Piracy
Ubisoft’s recent earnings call brought up mention of the impact of piracy, and the way the company plans to deal with it.According to Shacknews, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot outlined the impact of piracy on each platform, with PC and DS users being the worst offenders.Surprisingly, Ubisoft appears to be working on something that will prevent PC piracy, although there’s no word on whether it’s a new form of copy protection or something entirely different.
Land Of Magic Treasure Chest Event
NeoFun has announced that it is introducing a new Treasure Chest event into its MMO, Land of Magic.
Overlord 2 DLC Available
Codemasters has announced the release of the Battle Rock Nemesis DLC for Overlord 2.The DLC adds the Battle Rock arena to the Netherworld, granting you a series of combat challenges with more becoming available as the game progresses.Training rounds let you build up life force through murdering Nordberg hunters and gnomes, while other battles take on the form of boss fights, with the Satyr, the Empire’s Champion, and the Phoenix mentioned.
Modern Warfare 2 Killstreak Suggestions Welcome
Infinity Ward has opened up the floor to suggestions for new killstreak rewards in Modern Warfare 2.In a multiplayer trailer released earlier in the week, Infinity Ward showed off the new customisable killstreaks available in the sequel, focusing on the AC130 streak, which allows the player to take over as the gunner in an AC130 attack plane.Now, Modern Warfare fans can pass their suggestions onto the developer on its Twitter page.
More on Splinter Cell Conviction Delay
Ubisoft has released a a statement as to why Splinter Cell: Conviction has been delayed.We recently learned that the highly-anticipated title has been pushed back to an early 2010 release, and now Ubisoft, speaking via the Splinter Cell: Conviction Blog, has let gamers know why:Splinter Cell Conviction is a very important game for us.