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Saturday, March 31, 2012

03/31/2012 - War Commander New Map Sneak Peek

War Commander - New World Map - Tutorial Video - PC Gaming

http://www.kixeye.com/ - KIXEYE's real time strategy title, War Commander - which currently attracts over 1 million monthly active users - is launching a New World Map Monday morning.

The New World Map adds a huge strategic layer to the game and changes the pace of attacking. It will allow players explore a physical world, and to battle for new territory and key locations.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

03/30/2012 - Mortal Kombat coming to PS Vita May 4th
Mortal Kombat for PS Vita Release Date Confirmed as 4th May

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today confirmed that Mortal Kombat for the PlayStation® Vita system will be released on 4th May in the UK.

Mortal Kombat for PlayStation Vita system provides an on-the-go fighting game experience with brand new gameplay features and tons of new content developed exclusively for the revolutionary handheld system.  Mortal Kombat delivers an all-new Challenge Tower mode with 150 brand new missions, including Touchscreen Fatalities, X-rays and more. 
  
Fight On! 

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

03/29/2012 - New DLC for Airline Tycoon II
New Honey Airlines DLC for Airline Tycoon 2 Announced

Bracknell, UK - 29th March 2012 –
  Kalypso Media is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of new downloadable content its popular airline management simulation – Airline Tycoon 2. The new content, dubbed “Honey Airlines”, will add a new playable character, along with new missions and additional gameplay features.

The “Honey Airlines” DLC will arrive in mid-April on Windows PC, and will be available for purchase via the Kalypso Launcher and other digital platforms for £6.49/€6.99. This DLC requires the original Airline Tycoon 2 game to play.

Mamma Mia! Airline Tycoon 2 gains Italian flair with the new “Honey Airlines” DLC. Mario Zucchero is back in the airline business, and just like in the good old days, it’s all about power, dough and amore. Play the entire previous campaign plus two new missions with Mario, and learn what’s driven the fiery Italian back to the airline business. As an additional feature, this DLC introduces cargo flights, opening another source of income to aspiring Tycoons.

Features:
  • New character: Mario Zucchero, completely voiced with his own story
  • New airline: Honey Airlines
  • Two additional campaign missions
  • Cargo: Visit the new cargo hangar location and transport goods all over the world!
  • All new features can also be used with the existing characters
 
For more information about Airline Tycoon 2, please visit
http://www.airline-tycoon2.com.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

03/28/2012 - Join the Fight for Video Game Rights in California
The Following is an Important Message from the Video Game Voters Network

Representatives Joe Baca (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) have once again - for the sixth consecutive Congress since 2002 - introduced H.R. 4204,"The Violence in Video Games Labeling Act," a bill that states a label would be required on any video game that is rated 'E' (Everyone) and above by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.

Baca and Wolf's bill is misguided, unnecessary, and simply unconstitutional. In a letter seeking co-sponsors of this bill, Rep. Baca and Rep. Wolf point to research claiming a causal link between video games and real-life violence, even though this very same research was rejected as faulty by a majority of federal and state courts, as well as ultimately the United States Supreme Court.

Let's fight back, and stop this political bullying of video games. The United States Supreme Court already ruled on video games.

Tell Representative Joe Baca (D-CA) - "I oppose this unconstitutional bill and it should be withdrawn - never to be introduced again."

The Reasons Why You Oppose This Bill:
  • No Causal Link Between Video Games and Real-Life Violence - Representatives Baca and Wolf are promoting a link between video games and real-life violence that is based on faulty research that was rejected by many federal and state courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
  • It is Unconstitutional - Ten courts, including the United States Supreme Court, in nine years found that video games are protected speech. Video games are entitled to equal constitutional treatment as music, movies, literature, and other expressive works. For instance, the government can't force warning labels on the video game "The Godfather," while "The Godfather" movie is unregulated.
  • It Misleads by Mislabeling - This bill mandates that a warning label be placed on all video games rated 'E' (Everyone) and above by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. Under this bill, a game such as Just Dance 3, which is rated Everyone 10+, would be required to have this label.
Help Stop this Bill and Write To Representative Wolf To Voice Your Opposition

Unless you take a few minutes and send a letter now, video games will continue to be an easy political punching bag.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

03/27/2012 - A Special Message From Masahiro Sakurai
A Special Message From Masahiro Sakurai

Hello Super Smash Bros. fans,This is Masahiro Sakurai, Director and Game Designer of Kid Icarus: Uprising. I am also the Director of the Super Smash Bros. series.The character Pit, who appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii, was the main character in Kid Icarus 25 years ago. In bringing him to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I designed him imagining, "if the series had continued and he had evolved with it over these long years, what kind of character would he be?"Link from The Legend of Zelda has appropriately changed and developed alongside the series, but in Pit's case, he needed to change in one big leap. You all know the kind of role he played in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.It was through a very strange twist of fate that I came to create this new entry in the Kid Icarus series. I think being able to add your touch to a title of this nature is almost unprecedented. So, of course, I have made no compromises on content.It has a fun multiplayer mode that is brimming with variety, which it inherits from the Super Smash Bros. games. The weapons, powers, and stages combine to create different results every time. You never know what will happen. Please try to play it with six players.On top of that, it has a robust single-player mode. The theme of this mode is challenge, and it starts with the Fiend's Cauldron. It's not the kind of game that you play through once and are done with—you can play this mode many times, as often as you like. The story is also quite robust from a gaming perspective. I wrote the entire Japanese script myself, and it is rich with humor and plot shifts, which have been translated overseas by the staff at Nintendo of America. If you find it funny in your own tongue, it's because of the efforts of NOA's localization team.I hope you will enjoy Kid Icarus: Uprising.Sincerely,Masahiro Sakurai

Visit the official website› 

Buy Kid Icarus: Uprising now›

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Monday, March 26, 2012

03/26/2012 - Zack Zero Demo Available Tomorrow on PSN
ZACK ZERO DEMO WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW ON AMERICAN PLAYSTATION®STORE

We are very please to announce the upcoming Zack Zero demo on American PSN.

Starting on March 27, the demo will give players a taste of the platforms, combat and adventure Zack Zero has to offer. It contains a sneak peak at two levels of the game: the enemy base, where Zack will face the army of Nahirgs, and the magic caverns, a mysterious and dangerous place with an ancient inhabitant.

Zack Zero was launched wordwide on PSN on January and is rated E by ESRB. Here you can watch the launch trailer.

The game was updated recently, taking into account both users and reviewers opinions. You can have a look to some of the general fixes, polishing and improvements here: Zack Zero 1.01 update.

About Zack Zero:

It recovers the essence of platform adventures

Experience a great action platform adventure with Zack Zero boasting incredible 3D graphics and the playability and enjoyment of the classic games. Help Zack Zero to save his beloved Marlene, captured by the evil Zulrog with the intention of exchanging her for the kelestinia, a unique material with the power to travel in time.

Incredible and varied scenes
Travel to evil Zulrog’s world and cross the wild territories of the planet’s surface, enter the dangerous and well-defended enemy base, explore the dark and mysterious caverns, discover the lava caves and their primitive inhabitants, creep into the prison where Marlene is held captive and finish off Zulog’s evil plans.

Enemies who will never fail to surprise you
Wild natives of the Nahirg race, enormous worms, Zulog’s personal army, dangerous combat droids, terrible humanoid toads, giant beetles, stone golems… up to 30 different enemies will attempt to put stop to your adventure.

The power of fire, ice and stone at your disposal The nanotechnology of Zack’s suit grants you unique powers which will make you almost invincible. Cover your enemies in flames, freeze time in order to avoid mortal traps or convert your fist into stone and knock down insuperable obstacles ... 

An easy and intuitive control system…
… which recovers the spirit of classic platform games:

  • Hack'n'Slash: take advantage of the huge variety of attacks available to Zack and use them in a creative way to finish off his enemies, develop the main character to level 20 and reach his maximum power.
  • Adventure: find hidden objects in the depths of each level. All challenging for the most experienced of treasure hunters.
  • Puzzles: use Zack’s abilities to resolve the different puzzles that you will find on your journey.
  • Epic combats with level bosses: the outcome of the adventure is decided facing these terrible rivals. Study their movements, discover their weak points, avoid their attacks and finish them off!
A fun story with a huge dose of humor…

… narrated in a groundbreaking way through attractive animated comics: Establish Zack and Marlene's past, understand the dark plans that Zulrog has prepared for our hero and discover the Inims, the unexpected allies who appear when you most need them.

Online ranking system in real time

Know your friends’ scores at all times and challenge them to beat your record.

AAA technology

Spectacular 3D graphics, very detailed models and animations, HDR illumination, depth of field effects, real time cut scenes… Technology used for enjoyment.

A luxury edition

Zack Zero is presented in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.


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