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Friday, September 5, 2014

09/05/2014 - Boxed Retail Version of Planetary Annihilation Now Available
Planetary Annihilation - Boxed Version Now Available

Vienna (Austria), September 5th 2014:

This day has been eagerly anticipated by the real-time strategy community: after a long time in development, the hugely successful Kickstarter project Planetary Annihilation has finally been released. The spiritual successor to Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander provides real-time strategy on an unprecedented scale. Up to ten players can engage in enormous battles on futuristic battlefields simultaneously: Planetary Annihilation knows no unit limits.

The amount of war material is far away from being humble, too: severalmechs, armoured vehicles with a range of weaponry, war planes and bombers, scouts, heavy stationary artillery, portable rocket launchers, orbital weapons and – a particularly drastic method of combating the enemy – thrusters that can be mounted on planets and asteroids, transforming them into true planet annihilators.

For single player enthusiasts, Planetary Annihilation also offers many hours of entertainment with its randomised campaign mode Galactic War: this twist on the classic single-player campaign confronts players with randomly generated content across a dynamic galaxy, making every playthrough different, prioritising long-term motivation.

Planetary Annihilation is also mod-friendly – players can create their own units, their own planets and their own rules, and share them with the community, adding lots of free content to the basic game.

Planetary Annihilation is available in stores as a DRM-free edition on September 5th. The RRP for the Standard Edition is $29.99/€29.99/GBP24.99. The limited Collector’s Edition will then follow on September 23rd, containing the game Planetary Annihilation and the following additional content:
  • A Logitech G300 Wired Gaming Mouse.
  • Codes for additional digital content: the Calyx Commander and the Alpha Commander. Both commanders are available in single and multiplayer matches and show your opponents that you are a true Planetary Annihilation fan.
  • The fascinating orchestral soundtrack to download in MP3 format.
  • A digital wallpaper.
  • A hardback art book of the game.

The Collector’s Edition will be offered at the recommended retail price of $59.99/€59.99/GBP54.99 and can be purchased from selected retailers.

The game’s launch trailer can be embedded via Youtube:


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

09/04/2014 - Cosmic Rocket Defender Now on Sale

September 4, 2014 - Birmingham, AL - Alien Sync Interactive announces the launch of it’s latest game, “Cosmic Rocket Defender”, for Windows, MacOSX, and Linux desktop PCs.

Cosmic Rocket Defender, an arcade shooter (or shmup) fashioned after arcade games of yester-year, is launching today. Not only that but it is launching on sale. On top of that, each day the price increments up $1.00 until it reaches the regular price. The sale starts at $.99 today, goes to $1.99 Friday, and so on, until it reaches $5.99. You can catch the sale on the game website at
www.aliensync.com/cosmicrocketdefender and get it through Humble Bundle, or you can go to Desura.com and pick it up there.

In Cosmic Rocket Defender, you move your rocket launcher left and right, firing rockets at swarms of alien spacecraft, blasting them out of the sky as they swoop down, strafe and attempt to dive bomb you out of existence. Capture trophies, extras, and cash to upgrade your speed, rocket power, and shields. Quick reflexes help you dodge alien particle cannons, death bombs, and blaster beams. Destroy or be destroyed!

Cosmic Rocket Defender launches September 4,  2014 on Desura and on it’s website at at

Alien Sync Interactive is an independent developer of desktop and mobile games, founded in 2010 and operated by Lorenzo Kirkpatrick
. Visit the website at www.aliensync.com.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

08/03/2014 - Ghost Machine Games coming to Samsung Gear VR
Ghost Machine Games Coming to Samsung Gear VR

Today Austin based virtual reality studio, Ghost Machine, announced a commitment to bring it's line of VR based games to the newly announced Samsung Gear VR headset. The new mobile VR display announced today from Samsung is touted as an immersive high resolution VR experience available soon to existing owners of the Note 4 mobile phone with additional devices TBA.  Ghost Machine, currently has several VR games currently in production. Most notably Motorsport Revolution, an immersive arcade racer and Final Burn, an action packed flight simulator where you defend earth against an alien invasion.

The PC version of the game currently in alpha can be purchased on the Ghost Machine
website. Game alphas are currently available is playable with both the Legacy DK1 and the newly released DK2 Oculus Rift Development headset, which can be obtained through the Oculus VR website and a standard view version of the game will be offered though the upcoming game beta with Samsung Gear VR compatible versions on the release horizon.

When asked CEO of Ghost Machine, Neal Nellans, was enthusiastic about the new Samsung VR initiative and rapid VR expansion. "As soon as we heard of the partnership between VR pioneers Oculus and the mobile hardware leader Samsung, we've been planning and designing optimized VR experiences with the mobile market in mind", states Nellans. "The ability to (potentially) reach an entirely different audience that can experience VR is a truly exciting opportunity", Nellans suggested.

The Samsung Gear VR delivers an unrivaled viewing experience with the 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy Note 4 providing stunning and engaging visuals at a mobile-leading resolution. The Gear VR software partner, Oculus, a facebook (NASDAQ: FB) company, is revolutionizing the way people experience video games and other digital content. The company's first product, the highly anticipated Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside the game.

Located in the backlot of the Austin Studios production facility, Ghost Machine VR currently has eight virtual-reality games in production, including Final Burn, which challenges players to pilot a F-16 in a dogfight against an alien invasion reminiscent of Hollywood blockbusters.

Additional information and updates can be found on the Ghost Machine VR

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

09/02/2014 - Star Trek Voyager Alumni Join Star Trek Online Voice Cast

Star Trek: Voyager Cast Members Join the Largest Content Update to Date

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 2, 2014 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios announced the addition of three actors from Star Trek: Voyager who will be joining the current cast of in-game characters in Star Trek Online: Delta Rising. In continuation with the Voyager theme of Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), and Robert Picardo (The Doctor) will join Garrett Wang (Harry Kim) and Tim Russ (Tuvok) to reprise their characters from Voyager when Star Trek Online: Delta Rising launches later this fall.

Set 32 years after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising will bring players into the Delta Quadrant – a mysterious region of space recently made easily accessible through an ancient Iconian gateway. As players explore uncharted worlds and interact with alien species, they will partner with well-known crew members of U.S.S. Voyager to investigate an unknown enemy presence.  

Assets for the new Star Trek Online celebrity cast members can be found here:

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship or become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus, added the option for players to rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, please visit the official website at:

Star Trek Online is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.

® & © 2014 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

09/01/2014 - Deep Silver brings Dead Island 2 and more to EGX 2014
Deep Silver brings Dead Island 2 and more to EGX 2014
Brighton, UK – 1st September 2014 - EGX, the UK's biggest and best games event, and Deep Silver announced today that Dead Island 2, Escape Dead Island, Metro Redux, Sacred 3 and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishmentswill all be playable at EGX London at Earls Court from 25th to 28th September 2014.
Gamers will get an early chance to play the hotly anticipated Dead Island 2 - sequel to the 2011 smash hit zombie action game - well ahead of its 2015 release date.

Also playable at the show will be Escape Dead Island, a thrilling survival mystery that fills in the events between Dead Island and Dead Island 2.

Showgoers will be wowed by Metro Redux, which brings the visual splendour of 4A Games' acclaimed sci-fi shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time - in freshly remastered versions.

Also on the show floor will be Sacred 3, latest in the cult action role-playing game series, and the new Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, an investigation game that challenges players to reveal the correct perpetrator through 6 unique cases with a host of new mechanics for the series, as well as a new engine.

Tickets for EGX London 2014 are now available at 
 and are selling out fast!
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