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Friday, May 1, 2015

05/01/2015 - Space Colony Steam Edition Out Now
‘Space Colony: Steam Edition’ Out Now

Space colony management sim returns exclusively on Steam with a new campaign, Workshop support, HD graphics and 15% off!

Fans of the original and connoisseurs of isometric sci-fi base builder management sims rejoice! Firefly Studios has just released Space Colony: Steam Edition, a remaster of the original sci-fi base builder that adds new missions, Steam Workshop support and several other exclusive Steam features to the game. Developed and self-published by Firefly Studios, Space Colony: Steam Edition is now available for the promotional price of £10.19/$12.74/€12.74

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In Space Colony players are blasted half way across the galaxy with limited resources, a mega corporation looking over their shoulder and a ragtag crew expecting a pay cheque. There’s an off-world settlement to build and hostile alien threats to neutralise, but neglect the crew and the colony is doomed. Each colonist has a mind of their own, so keeping them safe, happy and alive is no easy feat. Nurture them and they’ll team up to protect the company’s interests, forget to pay them and all hell breaks loose!

Choosing from more than 100 different buildings, it’s up to the player to design and build a colony that meets the needs of their crew. So before spending every last credit on iron extraction and lucrative space chicken production remember that without laser defences, a sauna and a half-decent restaurant nobody is going to want to work for you.

Key Features:

·Construct – Design your colony for cosmic warfare or interplanetary tourism with over 100 structures.
·Defend – Protect your colonists with Hovermines, laser turrets and the fearsome ‘Dogbot’.
·Train – Develop a cast of unique characters in cybernetics, nutrient extraction, bio-research and more.
·Explore – Discover uncharted worlds and increase your wealth and standing with Blackwater Industries.
·Steam Edition – Play through a new campaign and download custom maps via Steam Workshop.

Space Colony: Steam Edition is available now for PC on Steam, with 15% off for the next seven days and Mac and Linux versions expected post-release:


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Thursday, April 30, 2015

04/30/2015 - Call of Duty Ascendance DLC Now Available on PC and PlayStation

London, UK – 30th April, 2015 – Ascendance, the second epic DLC pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is live on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC. Ascendance features four new action-packed maps, the formidable OHM weapon (a 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun/shotgun), the OHM Werewolf custom variant and Infection, the highly-anticipated next entry in Exo Zombies. In addition, the DLC pack also includes the all-new Exo Grapple ability playlist, which delivers a faster way to reach strategic vantage points, and also doubles as a brutal secondary weapon to take down the competition.
  • Perplex: Get vertical in Sydney as you fight to dominate this five-story modular apartment complex. Take the high ground or blast through the close-quarters interior in this small to medium sized map. Adapt your strategy mid-match when construction drones shift apartment modules, creating new routes and cover positions.
  • Site 244: A spacecraft has crash landed, spilling its mysterious cargo under the shadow of Mt. Rushmore, USA. This medium to large three-lane map allows for any style of gameplay, focusing combat through the space ship's fuselage and around the debris-littered landscape. Use the map-based scorestreak to crack open an alien spore and instantly enhance your perks and exo abilities.
  • Climate: Fight your way through a futuristic man-made utopia in this lush, climate-controlled enclosure. In this small to medium sized circular map, land and water routes channel frenetic combat around the central island structure. Watch your step when the river water changes from an asset into a deadly bubbling obstacle.
  • Chop Shop: Think fast as you make your way through the black market exoskeleton industrial complex and engage in fast-paced shootouts in this medium sized, symmetrical map. Activate the map-based scorestreak to take control of an Advanced Repulsion Turret that radiates a deadly microwave EMP to help lock down key areas.

The Exo Zombies saga continues in the all-new episode, Infection, as the four Atlas employees, portrayed by the returning celebrity cast of John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream) and Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street) fight tooth and nail through undead zombie hordes. Located on the outskirts of an Atlas facility, the new Exo Zombies episode introduces a slew of never-before-seen undead masses, a robust arsenal of new traps and armaments and everyone's favourite fast food joint, Burgertown.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance is also included in the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass*, where fans can get all four epic DLC Packs planned for the year. The Ascendance DLC Pack also includes the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun/shotgun and the OHM Werewolf custom variant. 

*Downloadable content in the Season Pass may be sold separately.  If you purchase the DLC Season Pass, do not also purchase these standalone DLC Map Packs, as you will be charged for them.  DLC Season Pass and DLC Map Packs may not be available on all platforms or in all territories.  Pricing and release dates may vary by platform.  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game required; sold separately.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

04/29/2014 - Elsword 4th Anniversary Celebration

Elsword pulls out all the stops for their crazy 4th Anniversary Bash!

Irvine, Calif., April 29, 2015- KOG Games, a leading developer and publisher of popular free-to-play action MMORPGs, today announces a birthday bash like no other.  More than cake and candles, dungeons and Swag! Elsword pulls out all the stops for their 4th Anniversary Celebration!

KOG Games starts the party with a bang by inviting Elsword players to come down and party with them at Howie's Game Shack in sunny Orange County, California. The folks at KOG Games have invited a handful of lucky players to partake in a pleasant stroll through some artfully executed bouts of Dungeon Crawling and PvP at Howie's Game Shack. Then, strategy and villainy will be cordially (yeah right!) discussed over dinner, and then everyone's off to offer up redemption and possibly even the score with some friendly *cough!*, Players vs. KOG, no-holds-barred games of lazer tag!    

Now on to the in-game festivities! ~ Elsword goes all out with some major updates on this 4 year anniversary patch. Players have asked, and they will receive. Here's the list:

• A new Party Kick System that empowers the devoted Dungeon Crawlers with the ability to vote-out any player that isn't pulling their weight and contributing to the cause

• Keeping competitive integrity at the forefront, a large number of characters are receiving some love and receiving some needed Rebalancing

• A new Star Rank system will allow players to shine. Both PvE and PvP efforts will be rewarded with a new title and badge. This system will reward the top 100 players in both categories

• Level up faster with the new EXP Table revamp

• Massive Dungeon Upgrades! – Shorter, refined Dungeons, better Dungeon graphics and backgrounds, new result screen UI, monsters that deal more damage occupy more area with their big-damage tells and better in-Dungeon stage progression on popular dungeons gives players a more linear and fun experience

• Ereda Island, the very popular, objective-based PvP Co-op feature gets a big facelift and new challenges await, and whole slew of dedicated in-game events and rewards to go with the update. In addition, the stellar Ereda Island character chat feature "Quick Voice" to call out character-based voice commands and text in combat! Quick Voice will not only be added to Ereda Island, but players will be able to use this new feature in Dungeons, Fields and in Arena PvP!


Don't go anywhere, the party's just started!  Players who login with a level 10+ character will receive a FREE, permanent pet, costume set and a timed Dragon Mount!

If you're new to Elsword or you're taking a break ... You're invited too! New players who register during the event period and players who haven't logged in since April 1st, 2015 will receive a free +10 Enhanced Weapon! 

During the event period, Elsword players will receive 2x's EXP, 2x's Drop rates and unlimited stamina! In addition, just logging into game and playing gets you prizes. Players will receive a daily buff, prize exchange tickets, and for those who slay big, nasty elite monsters, keep your eyes peeled for some crazy anniversary-themed loot boxes!      

And finally... The Swag!
ll players who create a new character, and level that character to 10 or higher during the event period (4/29/15 – 5/12/15 PDT) will be entered to win some amazing, exclusive Elsword-themed goodies. 519 players in total will win!

Cake and candles are optional for this celebration, but there ain't no party like an Elsword party!

Come party with Elsword... Play Your Manga!

For all the dates, details, rules and regulations of this awesome Elsword shindig, or to learn more about Elsword please visit www.elsword.com and keep watching the official Facebook page here. For more Elsword information and assets please visit our press kit here.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

04/29/2014 - Bungie Announces Destiny Expansion Livestream Event
Bungie continue to roll out information for the upcoming Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves.

On Wednesday 29th April at 19:00 BST, Deej (Bungie Community Manager) will host a livestream straight from the studio with Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll (Bungie Design Leads), along with community member tripleWRECK. They’ll be playing a brand new, weekly competitive multiplayer event called Trials of Osiris. It’s a 3v3 elimination event where power levels matter. The more wins your team accumulates, the greater your rewards, which include Osiris-themed, endgame gear . The livestream will be exclusively viewable here: http://www.twitch.tv/bungie .

In advance of the main live-stream, please feel free to post the screenshot and tune-in video immediately, both of which can be downloaded via the assets links above. Alternatively, you can link directly to the tune-in video on YouTube as follows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dApl27z2THY .

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves, will be available on Tuesday 19th May. 

The community can interact directly with the developers at
www.Bungie.net , www.facebook.com/Bungie and @Bungie on Twitter. For game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter. 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

04/27/2014 - Tinertia to Launch on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam in 2015

Candescent Games and Section Studios Bring Manic Platforming to the Masses— With No Jump Button!

Burbank, CAApril 27, 2015 – Fueled with rocket-powered love, new indie studio Candescent Games, Inc. and design partner Section Studios, along with indie games partner Reverb Triple XP, have primed their powder to ignite the dynamic action-platformer Tinertia in Fall 2015. In development for PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC, Tinertia is built on the premise of Quake-like fun, Sonic-like speed, and precision controls…all without a jump button!

Watch the trailer on YouTube

With its debut at the PlayStation®Experience in December 2014, Tinertia stars the inauspicious robot Weldon who is equipped with a powerful rocket launcher that allows him to propel himself through a kaleidoscopic series of challenging industrial environments. He is stranded on a planet controlled by the evil ARC that has identified Weldon as a threat and is now prepared to destroy him at any cost. Geared for the streaming generation with easy to pick-up but tough to master mechanics,  Tinertia challenges gamers to master rocket-jumping. Players will control the momentum, rhythm, and speed of Weldon launching him over deadly obstacles, outrun robo-bosses, and ultimately escape off the planet.

“Today’s gamers want an experience that’s fun to master and equally fun to stream and watch with friends,” said Vilas Tewari, CEO and programmer, Candescent Games, Inc. “With that in mind, we designed Tinertia to be a skill based action platformer. Its mechanics are easy to pickup and a spectacle to behold in the hands of a master.”

Tinertia Key Features:
  • No Jump Button: Master the physics-based gameplay to control Weldon using his rocket launcher to achieve accelerated speeds and an infinite supply of ammo to propel him from puzzle to platform.
  • Seven Environments, 70+ Levels: Travel across seven differing environments and more than 70 levels to help Weldon reach the planet’s surface and escape the ARC.
  • Ultimate Challenges:
    • Speed Runs: Challenge your best time with devastatingly fast runs through each level.
    • Rocket Challenges:  Earn par for each level using a limited number of rockets.
    • #YOLO: Dodge treacherous obstacles and play through Weldon’s journey with only one life to earn a spot on the Tinertia leaderboards.
  • Ghost Runs: Players can select the top competitors’ best times and challenge themselves against a ghost Weldon to improve their skills and times.
  • Dynamic Replay Camera Angle System: This ability delivers the dramatic angles of every amazing run with enhanced zoom, camera speed options, and fixed angle features.

Candescent Games, Inc., the development studio, and Section Studios, the design team, are the creative duo behind Tinertia, their debut video game on PS™4, on Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program and PC. For more on Candescent Games, Inc., check out the official Website, follow the dev team on Twitter, and “Like” the game on Facebook. For more on Section Studios, visit its website here.

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