Friday, October 7, 2016
10/07/2016 - Armored Warfare Opens Public Test Server
10:03 pm pdt
Beginning Today – All Players
May Try Out Global Operations on a Public Test Server
ARMORED WARFARE PREVIEWS UNIQUE PVP/PVE HYBRID
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October
7, 2016 - Developer Obsidian Entertainment and global publisher My.com are proud to announce that Global Operations,
the revolutionary PvP and PvE hybrid game mode in Armored Warfare, is now open for testing on a Public Test Server.
announced Armored Warfare: Global Operations is a truly unique game mode for tank genre games. Being
a mix of PvP and PvE, and having a set of gameplay innovations, the new mode makes PvP more spectacular and action focused
– exactly what the true modern battlefield should be in the game.
Watch the new Armored Warfare:
Global Operations Trailer HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNEG45Z-uVI
To test Armored Warfare:
Global Operations on PTS, players should download a special Public Test Server Client and follow instructions HERE: aw.my.com/us/news/general/introducing-global-operations-ptsPlease note that the Public Test Server will only become accessible
on October 6 at 8 AM PDT.
The first of the new maps to be introduced in Armored Warfare:
Global Operations is the open desert map called “Desert Crossing.” This map is bigger than any other map so far
in Armored Warfare and features many interactive elements. Bombers flying overhead, AI-control turrets
shooting at teams, and surveillance drones will change the face of warfare in the game for good. Two mercenary forces and
their local allies are clashing over a massive dry dock with an aircraft carrier in “Desert Crossing.” The battles
in Global Operations are time limited and feature up to 15 vs 15 player teams. Each team starts with a pool of points. Destroying
Enemy or AI controlled vehicles and capturing control zones will reduce the enemies’ point count. If the team manages
reduce this point score to zero, they secure victory!
Players can also capture special “Wildcard” objectives
that give them the ability to call in military asset from their HQ, which will tip the balance of the battle in their favor.
The first map contains the following “wildcards:”
- : static AI-controlled object firing Anti-Tank guided missiles at enemy forces
- an unmanned aerial asset that can fly above a zone and spot the enemy teams movements with ease.
- A powerful B2 bombing run attack that flies in from off the map to wreak havoc
amongst enemy lines!
- to allow resupply of ammo without needing
These represent just what will be available
during the first release. The system is flexible enough that many new “wildcards” could be created and will make
the battlefields truly feel like theatres of modern war.
Armored Warfare is a free-to-play
massively multiplayer online tactical military game that puts the player into the world of modern warfare. In Armored
Warfare, players get a chance to try the most powerful tools of destruction invented by mankind –
from modern main battle tanks to scouts and wheeled vehicles. Using modern defense systems like anti-missile protection and
smoke grenades, along with various types of armor and ammunition, players can jump into fast paced battles both in PvP mode
and a vast amount of PvE missions.
Download Armored Warfare for free today, visit: aw.my.com. To learn more about Armored Warfare, please visit
aw.my.com, ‘Like’ it on Facebook, and follow its development on Twitter @ArmoredWar for all the latest developer updates and news.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
10/06/2016 - Nexon Korea Soft Launches Quiz Planet
3:33 pm pdt
NEXON KOREA SOFT LAUNCHES
COMPETITIVE MOBILE TRIVIA GAME QUIZ PLANET
Trivia Party Game Now Available for iOS and Android in Select Territories
Seoul – Oct. 6,
2016 – Trivia buffs hooked on knowledge can now dominate the playing field as NEXON Korea Corporation, subsidiary
of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, soft launches
the mind-bending mobile game, Quiz Planet. Set to release globally later this year, Quiz Planet combines
competitive trivia fun with endearing collectible characters. Quiz Planet is now available on iOS and Android in
the soft launch territories of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands and New Zealand.
gives players the excitement of a trivia night with friends, family, or strangers from around the world through various
quizzes based on seven different categories and sub-categories. Whether answering preset questions or player-created questions,
quiz masters will be put to the test. Quiz Planet also features:
·Three competitive game
modes: Race Quiz lets players play with an opponent one-on-one without a time limit; Arena Quiz offers a thrilling,
real-time one-on-one or two-on-two quiz battle; and Speed Quiz gives players a chance to play solo and compete against others
based on the highest score;
·Unique characters to collect: Unique character challenges give players
opportunities to earn and amass a collection of adorable characters;
·Groundbreaking Quiz Creation:
Players become quiz masterminds by creating and sharing quizzes with the possibility of earning a permanent spot in the game
·Diverse Quiz Categories: Seven categories and sub-categories, including science,
geography, cultural arts, history, sports, entertainment, and general topics give trivia fans a variety of options to showcase
·Global competition: Trivia fans play to earn the highest score and compete
against players from around the world to become the ultimate quiz master.
Quiz Planet is available
for free to download via mobile device in:
·North and South America via the App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android ;
·And in Australia
and New Zealand via the App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android
Additional information on the games for members of
·Assets for Quiz Planet can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/QuizPlanetSL
About NEXON Co. Ltd.
Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games. Founded in Korea
in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered
the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users
have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 100 titles in more
than 190 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
About Monster Planet corp.
Monster Planet was founded by members from global game
company, Nexon. Established in 2010, Monster Planet has been providing refreshing social services with a touch of gamification
and developing mobile quiz game. Currently, Monster Planet secured a partnership with Nexon and preparing to launch a brilliant
quiz game as the world is the stage!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10/04/2017 - Riders of Icarus Adds New Content and Raises Level Cap
8:26 pm pdt
RIDERS OF ICARUS ADDS
NEW REALM TO EXPLORE AND RAISES LEVEL CAP IN TODAY’S RIFT OF THE DAMNED UPDATE
New Dungeons, New Mounts and New Increased Level Cap Now Available in Action-Adventure MMORPG
LOS ANGELES – OCT. 5, 2016 – Riders of Icarus, the free-to-play action-adventure
game that combines the fantasy of an RPG with the ability to tame and collect a vast number of unique creatures, today introduced
another new zone for players to explore and conquer. Available to all players level 35 and above, the “Rift of the Damned”
update expands the beautiful world of Riders of Icarus with a realm completely suspended in the sky. The update also
delivers more flying mounts for Riders to capture and take into battle against grandiose new bosses on their quest to reach
the new level cap of 40.
“The Rift of the Damned is one of our most unique content updates yet,” said
Hoon Seok, producer of Riders of Icarus. “The otherworldly lore behind this area allowed us to make some very
different design choices regarding the environment and mounts, many of which were inspired by player feedback. We look forward
to learning what our community thinks of the new zone and everything within it, and hope the content will entice new players
to join the adventure as well.”
The twilit new realm, Tritael Rift, is a prime zone for mounted aerial combat,
and players should stay alert for the creatures adept at using the darkness of this cataclysmic rift to their advantage. New
warped “Void” mounts are now available for players to collect, each more challenging to tame than the last.
To download Riders of Icarus, currently in open beta, and breach the Rift of the Damned, and to
stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements, join the community today: ridersoficarus.com
Screenshots, key art and a logo for the update can be found here:
About WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd.
WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd.
is a game development company based in Seoul, Korea, which services many games through mobile, online and other platforms.
The company was founded in 2000 and has been a leader in the gaming industry from its inception.
The company developed
well-known MMORPG The Legend of Mir 2, which produced record revenues and the largest user base worldwide, with a
CCU record of over 800,000 in China. In 2012, mobile games such as Candy Pang and Wind Runner became favorites
in Korea and recorded over 10 million downloads. WeMade is continuing to develop and publish mobile games in various genres
such as AOS, RPG, SNG and much more worldwide.
About Nexon America Inc. http://www.nexon.net
Nexon America Inc. is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon
America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing
library of titles includes fan-favorites MapleStory, the classic side-scrolling MMORPG; Vindictus, an action-packed
combat MMO; and Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage’s multiplayer online first-person shooter, now in open beta on Steam.
Upcoming titles from Nexon America include First Assault, a first-person shooter based on the critically acclaimed
“Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” IP, now in Early Access; LawBreakers, the first title from
Cliff Bleszinski’s studio Boss Key Productions; and an unannounced title from QC Games.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
10/04/2016 - CCP Games Announces Gunjack 2: End of Shift exclusively for Google's Daydream Platform
7:19 pm pdt
CCP Games Announces Gunjack
2: End of Shift exclusively for Google's Daydream Platform
Sequel to best-selling VR game available November 2016
4 October 2016 –
London, UK – CCP Games today announced Gunjack 2: End of Shift, the sequel to the critically acclaimed
and best-selling VR shooter Gunjack, which is currently available for Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR
platforms. Gunjack 2: End of Shift is created exclusively for Google's Daydream mobile VR platform and will be released
in November 2016.
Gunjack 2 is developed by CCP's Shanghai studio which has quickly become world renowned
as a leader in the creation of quality mobile VR experiences.
"We are extremely excited for the Daydream platform
and what it means for VR" said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. "Collaborating with Google and developing
Gunjack 2 for their VR platform has been an amazing experience. We started a new chapter for CCP a year ago with
the launch of our first VR title, and now the upcoming release of its sequel on the Daydream platform bears testament to our
commitment to VR in gaming and entertainment."
Gunjack 2: End of Shift seamlessly incorporates the
Daydream controller as players use it to aim and shoot down swarms of enemies, strategically deploy their special weapons,
and activate their energy shields to survive the most dangerous situations. The game will also include daily generated missions,
ensuring endless replayability.
Presence and storytelling are also core to the new title and Gunjack 2: End
of Shift leverages cinematic cut-scenes and voice acting to makes players feel, more than ever, fully immersed and engaged
in the action and narrative of the game.
"Gunjack 2's core gameplay is all about destroying masses
of enemies, and Google's Daydream controller allows us to make that experience even more natural and fun," said Jean-Charles
Gaudechon, executive producer of Gunjack 2: End of Shift. "In Gunjack 2, we're pushing the limits of
what a mobile VR game can be."
In Gunjack 2: End of Shift players are transported to a heavy-duty
mining rig in the Outer Ring of the EVE universe. Part ship and part station, the vast Kubera platform is home, far from the
eyes and comforts of civilization.
Everyone fights in New Eden. Some fight for power. Others for money. But out
here, on the fringes of space, most fight simply to see another day. As a turret operator charged with destroying waves of
attackers, players stand united with their crew mates in defense of the rig.
These are not soldiers, but survivors,
the scourge of would-be plunderers. With a formidable arsenal at their disposal, players will live the life of a Gunjack
and protect the Kubera, its precious cargo and their crew, from bandits trying to blow the rig apart!
can be found at http://www.gunjack2.com/
About CCP Games
CCP is a leading
independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable
storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac),
EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer virtual reality spaceship dogfighting shooter for PCs and the PlayStation®4, and
Gunjack™, a virtual reality arcade action game for PCs, PlayStation 4, and the Samsung Gear VR mobile platform.
Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, London,
Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.ccpgames.com.
Submitted by: E. Thomas