Friday, July 5, 2013
07/05/2013 - Faming Simulator Coming This Summer to Xbox and PS3
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FARMING SIMULATOR ON CONSOLE
AND A SUMMER TRAILER WITH AN AMERICAN FLAVOR!
genuine phenomenon, Farming Simulator amazed the whole world when the 2013 PC version became a truly global best-seller.
The famous farming sim from Giants Software is preparing
to launch in September for the first time on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®, but meanwhile
the Summer Trailer of this Farming Simulator, developed specifically for home console, reveals the new features and content
This first video of Farming Simulator on console focuses on some new features on Xbox 360 and PS3.
An entirely new American backdrop has now been added to the extensive European environment familiar to PC players, which will
double the size of the gameplay area in Farming Simulator. Inspired by typical American farms, this new and monumental terrain
represents a total change of scene, with new locations, fresh development opportunities for your farm and even bigger fields
suitable for the largest agricultural machinery available in the game.
The trailer video presents some of the new
vehicles that will expand the huge number of agricultural vehicles and machinery in Farming Simulator. See them in action
in the middle of vast fields and at some stunning landmarks in this new American setting! You will also recognize the Case
IH Axial-Flow harvester and the Magnum 340. The range of machinery from famous manufacturers, will enable you to carry out
your tasks with greater efficiency... particularly on the new game map.
Farming Simulator on PlayStation®3
and Xbox 360® still retains all the elements that made the Farming Simulator series so successful by
conveying the finer points of agriculture and life on the farm. Here, you will confront the challenges faced by a 21st century
farmer and raise livestock, grow crops, sell produce and purchase new vehicles and machinery… manage your own farm
every day in a fully open world!
Grab your controllers, because Farming Simulator is scheduled
for release on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® in the first week of September!
About Giants Software
Giants Software GmbH is a Swiss video game development studio based in Zurich.
Since 2004, Software Giants has produced many innovative games and technologic products. In addition to the development of
their successful games Farming Simulator and Demolition Company, Giants Studios offers its own game engine. For more information:
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent
French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published
and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, the strategy games Wargame,
Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling Manager and Farming Simulator.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
07/03/2013 - Tactical Intervention Coming Soon on Steam
4:46 am pdt
Coming Soon: Tactical
Intervention on Steam
announces worldwide launch of its free first-person shooter
Berlin, July 3 2013: With Counter-Strike, Minh "Gooseman" Le has created one of the biggest
phenomena of the video game world. He co-developed the Half-Life mod which - until today - is one of the most successful tactical
shooters and has deeply influenced a whole generation of players and an entire industry.
Having honed his skills
for the past seven years at Valve, Minh Le has now partnered with developers from Fix Korea to present his latest stroke of
genius: Tactical Intervention. Focused on adrenaline-fueled, action-packed combat, Tactical
Intervention is a consistent advancement of the team-based tactical shooter genre. This August, the game will
have its worldwide release via Steam, where players can download and play it for free.
Intensive Game Play
Tactical Intervention combines established strengths with innovative features. Based
on the classic ‘Terrorists vs. Counter-Terrorists’ setting, players can expect highly dynamic and intense gameplay.
Teamwork, strategic thinking and fast reflexes are absolutely essential for victory. Wielding dozens of authentic weapons,
deploying of savage attack dogs, hiding behind tactical shields or hostages, performing a drive-by and rappelling down buildings;
these are just some of the features that provide the unique gaming experience that is Tactical Intervention.
Realistic scenarios and new game modes
The thoughtfully designed maps are based on realistic
scenarios and offer toe-to-toe confrontations. Among others, terrorist and anti-terrorist units will face each other down
in shopping malls, across industrial parks, inside subway stations and on the tops of skyscrapers. Depending on game mode
and team selection, players must set up or defuse bombs, rescue or capture hostages or emerge from team death-match duels
The highway mission represents a brand new challenge for all shooter fans: In a high-speed car chase
a VIP needs to be either protected or taken out. In this mode, not only are aiming and tactics of great importance, but players’
driving skills are also put to the test. They have to make sure to avoid the helicopter, or find the RPG-7 and take it out.
Tactical Intervention will be released worldwide via Steam this August. For more information
about the game please visit the official website at www.tactical-intervention.com and the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tacticalintervention.
by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
07/02/2013 - Mystic Chronicles Headed to PSP and PS Vita
9:43 pm pdt
MYSTIC CHRONICLESTM HEADED TO PSP AND PS VITA
Classic RPG Gets the Nod from Sony; Launches Digitally July 16th
CA. – July 2, 2013 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today
revealed that its upcoming PlayStation®Network title, Mystic Chronicles, has gone gold. Developed by Kemco, the game became
an immediate cult classic in Japan and will be landing in North America this summer. With its retro-style graphics,
story-driven quests, and a turn-based battle system, Natsume is launching the digital version for both PSP and PS Vita on
July 16th for a suggested retail price of $14.99.
"Mystic Chronicles is a perfect fit for fans of retro 16-bit
RPGs," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. "The game offers tons of customization to players,
with the guild, workshop, and unique Guardian Beast system, along with a cast full of intriguing and adorable characters."
One of the most exciting features in the game will be Mystic Chronicles' Guardian Beast system. This gameplay feature
will have the player assigning a godlike beast to each character, and setting its AI to offensive, defensive, or healing.
With lots of Guardian Beasts to mix and match among your party members, picking your favorite might be a quest in itself!
Mystic Chronicles follows the story of a mysterious youth, Lux, adopted by a small village. Lux has just begun his
training to join the Holos Guild, a society charged with ridding the world of troublemakers. However, a chance meeting
with a young girl sets in motion a series of events that sets Lux on a far more serious quest than just defeating ornery forest
creatures! Could Lux end up being the savior of the entire world?!
Players can follow the latest news for all of
the beloved Natsume franchises via www.natsume.com or by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots
and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.
Submitted by: E.
Monday, July 1, 2013
07/01/2013 - Call of Duty Ghosts Pre-Order Bonus DLC Map
11:14 pm pdt
CALL OF DUTY®: GHOSTS
UPS THE ANTE WITH ALL-NEW DOWNLOADABLE BONUS MAP AVAILABLE WITH PRE-ORDER
Activision Shares New Multiplayer Information on Next Generation
of Call of Duty®
Dynamic Map “Free Fall” Delivers
New Multiplayer Experience As Players Encounter Constantly Changing Environment
London, UK – 1st
July, 2013 – The franchise that has defined a generation of gaming, and the one set to raise the bar yet again
on the 5th of November, is delivering a compelling, all-new pre-order incentive for Call of Duty: Ghosts’
highly anticipated multiplayer mode. Available exclusively at GAME in the UK and Gamestop in Ireland, fans that
pre-order the game will receive the Free Fall downloadable bonus map that features the new dynamic map event mechanic,
included with their copy of the game at launch. Free Fall ushers in the first details on how players will encounter
the changing environments in the leading multiplayer experience on consoles.
As an example of just one of Call
of Duty: Ghosts’ new dynamic map events, Free Fall drops players into a shattered skyscraper on the
brink of collapse. Sideways staircases climb into the night sky, elevator shafts run along the ground, and what
were once windows now form a terrifying glass floor, hundreds of feet above the city streets. Free
Fall’s close-quarters combat and frenetic action are then thrown into overdrive as the ruined skyscraper continues
to fall throughout the match. With every drop, the accompanying shockwaves cause further destruction, disrupting sightlines
and constantly evolving paths and chokepoints as the map changes in real-time.
"Dynamic map events change
the way players approach the game, and Free Fall does a great job illustrating this new mechanic,” said Mark
Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward. “As the match progresses, the geometry of the world continues to change
and players need to adjust on the fly or else. It’s a really fun new feature that adds layers of strategy and
constantly evolving gameplay options for players. And this is just one of the many new approaches we’re putting
into Ghosts’ multiplayer across the board. There’s so much more that we look forward to sharing
in the weeks to come."
Call of Duty: Ghosts, published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created the original Call
of Duty and the seminal Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® series, features an all-new world, story, characters
and experiences, all powered by a new, next-gen engine. Call of Duty: Ghosts is not only a stunning leap
forward for the mega-hit franchise, but also showcases what's possible on next generation consoles.
Duty: Ghosts will release on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system and PC on 5th November. Call of Duty: Ghosts will also release on the Xbox One, the
all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation® 4 later this year. Call of Duty: Ghosts
has not yet been rated PEGI. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/ghosts, www.facebook.com/CODGhosts, or follow on Twitter @InfinityWard.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa
Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South
Korea, mainland China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products
can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.
Submitted by: E. Thomas