Friday, 30 March 2012

Fired-up footballers face Call of Duty® challenge with a pre-game Grudge Match
Fraizer Campbell proves victorious against Joleon Lescott in their first off-pitch head-to-head on the new Collection 1 maps for Modern Warfare 3

Prior to their up-coming Premier League clash this weekend, Manchester City ace Joleon Lescott has taken on Sunderland sharp- shooter Fraizer Campbell in a Call of Duty ®: Modern Warfare 3 Grudge Match. The pair pit their skills with the controller against one another, determined to get the upper hand in a series of challenges on the recently released maps, available on Xbox Live.  After a session of intense game play, Campbell was crowned the Grudge Match champion.

The two rivals battled it out on the new maps featured within the first collection for the blockbuster title - which includes scenes of the crash-site of Air Force One, a skyscraper, a militarised Central Park and an idyllic Italian seaside village.  The match was an 'away-game' for Campbell, taking place in Manchester's Malmaison Hotel.

Victorious striker Campbell said; "It definitely got us both pumped coming head-to-head on Call of Duty MW3 before the game on Saturday. I won 3-1 and if we can replicate that on the pitch it will be a right result. When I’m not playing football or, more recently, changing nappies, you can usually find me on Call of Duty. The new maps are fantastic to play - Joleon should’ve known he didn’t stand a chance!”

City centre-back Lescott added; “I never like to lose whether it’s on or off the pitch.  I've had good fun today - the new Modern Warfare 3 maps are amazing, but I hope to even the score with Fraizer on Saturday!"

Call of Duty®: MW3 Content Collection 1 is out now on Xbox 360, available for 1200 Microsoft points via Xbox Live

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Today, Ubisoft® announced the immediate release of Rayman® Origins on PC in the UK. Fifteen years after the first launch of Raymanthis title brings back many of the classic characters, revived in their original 2D form, as well as a whole new world of characters and environments. Following the critical acclaim on the already released console versions, it’s time for PC players to have a blast joining Rayman and his friends in their new and crazy adventures.
Players can control Rayman in the solo campaign, or have up to three friends join in or leave any time the game as Globox or as one of the two Teensies in the offline multiplayer mode. There are 60 vast levels of 2D platforming gameplay to explore suited for all ages and all playing styles.  Players can unlock new abilities progressively and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.

Rayman Origins PC is available in retail stores and as well as on e-shops and Ubishop.

“Our World” Gameplay Trailer Reveal

High Moon Studios and Activision are proud to present the first gameplay trailer for the forthcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron video game (Xbox 360, PS3). The trailer titled “Our World” sets up the epic, original story crafted for the game. Accompanying the trailer is an exclusive behind-the-scenes video with interviews from the developers at High Moon Studios.

The Autobots and Decepticons have been battling each other for centuries, and as a result their beloved home planet of Cybertron is dying. Possible salvation lies in a faraway blue planet discovered orbiting a yellow sun - a planet whose energy resources could save the Transformers from extinction. But who will reach this new planet first? The Autobots who value life and freedom for all beings, or the Decepticons driven by a quest for perfect order and glory. In a struggle that takes place 70 million years before man, the fate of Earth lies in the balance.

Using all in-game assets, this new trailer captures the incredible variety of gameplay, characters, abilities and environments in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The trailer opens amongst the war torn ruins of Cybertron, the Autobots are vastly outnumbered against the massive Decepticon army. The battle wages both on the ground and in the air; Optimus Prime,Bumblebee, Jetfire and the Dinobot Grimlock battle for the Autobots, while Megatron leads StarscreamSwindle, & the massive combiner robot Bruticus (to name only a few).

The trailer concludes with a final fight between the two legendary leaders. In an epic hand-to-hand battle the two iconic figures fight for their beliefs with the fate of many at stake. This is the culmination of all the most brutal moments of the war. One shall stand, one shall fall. Will it be the harsh order of the Decepticons who promise a new golden age for Cybertron, or the Autobots who battle for freedom and the rights of all…?

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is officially released on 31st August 2012 throughout Europe and on 28th August in North America

Assassinate the Führer DLC Trailer
A glimpse of what you can expect from Sniper Elite V2's extraordinary pre-order incentive ...

Rewrite history, Assassinate the Führer... Check out the NEW trailer below!

 Ghost Recon Future Soldier - Inside Recon #3 - Guerilla

Thursday, 29 March 2012


Brand New Hack & Slash Game Brings Action, Time Shifting, and Lots of Booty, Treasure, that is!

Today, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced
Blades of Time is now available in retail stores nationwide. Blades of Time is a new action title for coming to Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by Gaijin Entertainment,  Blades of Time takes the "hack and slash" genre and flips it on its side by bringing in a revolutionary game mechanic called "Time Rewind,"  which allows players to clone themselves and travel back in time to attack enemies and solve puzzles.  Add to this a beautiful heroine, and you've got one of the most fun and high-energy games to come along in some time.

In Blades of Time, players don the persona of the gorgeous treasure hunter, Ayumi. Deadly with both guns and swords,  Ayumi finds herself in a remote land of lush trees and majestic landscapes. On the hunt for treasure, she quickly learns that she's not alone on this island. Armed with her dual katanas and arsenal of rifles, she'll do battle with gargoyles, monsters and various sinister forces to uncover the secrets of this dangerous place. As carves a path of destruction through Dragonland, she accumulates more powers and better weaponry that make for a thrilling and rewarding game experience.

 Key Features:

•       Richly entertaining characters. From the young yet tough Ayumi to her wise and battle worn mentor Zero and more, this character-driven story has a unique charm, banter and mystery all to its own.
•       Lushly designed environments. Experience huge and beautifully realized game locations, including snowy lands, jungles, ancients cities, temples and sky islands.
•       Deep combat system. Unlock 40+ sets of skills, including melee, tactics, combos, as well as the powerful Order and Chaos forms of magic to defeat your foes.
•       Special moves change up gameplay.
o       Time Rewind allows Ayumi to turn back time and produce a clone of herself to help solve puzzles, tackle hordes of enemies, and more.
o       All-new Dash ability means Ayumi can close the distance between herself and her enemy prey almost instantly, as well as travel quickly using environmental features.
•       Play with a friend. Play co-op or versus in a special multiplayer mode.

Blades of Time is rated M or Mature by the ESRB and is available on XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 for the SRP of $39.99.

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Deep Silver and X1 Software today released a new trailer for the upcoming tactical shooter “Iron Front – Liberation 1944”. The video shows the aircrafts of the Wehrmacht during combat operations. Like all equipment and weaponry in “Iron Front – Liberation 1944”, the aircrafts are authentic and realistic replications of the original warplanes, such as the Focke Wulf Fw-190 or the Junkers Ju 87.

“Iron Front – Liberation 1944” is based on the engine of ARMA II Operation Arrowhead by Bohemia Interactive. The story takes place in southern Poland during the Soviet Offensive in the summer of 1944. The player takes on the role of a Russian or German infantryman, using teamwork, tactical skill and authentic war machines to battle for victory. The German campaign focuses on slowing the advance of the Soviet troops, while the Soviet campaign is all about breaking through the enemy's resistance. However, the player does not have to do all this on foot: Using their computers, tacticians will control tanks, including the famous German battle tank Panzerkampfwagen VI or "Königstiger" and the Russian Stalin tank JS2, or fighter planes such as the Focke Wulf 190 and dive bombers like the Stuka or the Petlyakov PE-2.

Online is where the battle really heats up in "Iron Front – Liberation 1944": Players can either complete missions cooperatively or compete with each other in special multiplayer modes such as "Capture the Flag" or "Attack and Defense". "Iron Front – Liberation 1944" also includes an extensive mission editor, enabling players to intuitively create their own missions and share them with their friends online, thus guaranteeing that there will never be a shortage of new missions.

"Iron Front – Liberation 1944" is due to be released exclusively for the PC on 25th May 2012.


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

 Dungeons & Dragons Online – Menace of the Underdark Expansion - Eveningstar region assets

Check out some new assets for Menace of the Underdark, the upcoming expansion for Dungeons and Dragons Online. Launching on June 25th, Menace of the Underdark is the first ever expansion for DDO and takes the players into the Forgotten Realms setting.  These images are the first ever released of the mystical forest Cavern found underneath the new Eveningstar region.  Players will explore this area upon entering the Forgotten Realms.

Here is  the pop-tastic goodness of the We Sing Pop! live action trailer available to view below! 

We Sing Pop! features 30 sensational pop songs – 23 of which have been number ones. The full line-up reads like the tracklist from the best ever pop compilation and includes Adele, Jessie J, Florence + The Machine, Lady Gaga and Tinie Tempah, to name but a few.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Today sees the release of an exhilarating new video for Battleship®: The Videogame. In this first of a three-part behind-the-scenes series, “Two Games In One” provides an inside view from the development team who explain the overall concept of the title. Whether depicting ‘war on the shore’ or ‘siege on the sea’, the development team have two equally strong sources for inspiration to call upon – the classic board game and the upcoming blockbuster movie.

Battleship®: The Videogame thrusts you headlong into a battle between Earth and an unknown alien menace. Upon emerging from the idyllic blue waters of the Hawaiian Islands, the invading extra-terrestrial monsters produce a dome around the archipelago, restricting all radar and communications. As Cole Mathis, the U.S. naval fleet’s “Boots on the Ground”, you must prove yourself a worthy elite soldier and defeat the merciless enemy. Find your inner soldier and stop the alien threat before it’s too late!

Friday, 23 March 2012


Deep Silver today released a new trailer for the forthcoming pirate RPG Risen 2™: Dark Waters.

A world in chaos and a war that seems to be almost lost.

Monsters have risen from the sea and the titans have ravaged the world, endangering all that live.

But there is still hope: one man, a nameless hero, takes it upon himself to save the world.

Only the fearless pirates seem to know a way to deal with these beasts from the deep.

Will he succeed in obtaining their secret artefact?

About Risen 2: Dark Waters
In Risen 2: Dark Waters, the Inquisition dispatches the hero to seek a remedy against the monstrous sea creatures that are interfering with the shipping lines, thus cutting off the islands' supplies. The pirates seem to know how to deal with these critters ... but they are hardly cooperative.

New gameplay elements add to the diversity of Risen 2; for example, players can now use firearms. And, being pirates, adventurers can also employ special new skills called Dirty Tricks, allowing them to confuse or attack enemies in combat.

Risen 2: Dark Waters will be available on April 27th 2012 for Windows PC and on May 25th 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3.

Risen 2: Dark Waters will be available via digital distribution for PC, and for both PC and consoles as a retail version, as well as a Collector’s Edition in certain territories.

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Warren Spector Pays Further Tribute to Disney History with Sequel

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Debut in a Co-Starring Role and Make His First Ever Appearance as a Playable Video Game Character

 Disney UK today announced the development of “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two”, the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful “Disney Epic Mickey” video game.  In “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two”, gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney’s first cartoon star, in an all-new adventure of creativity and discovery. Created by video game industry luminary Warren Spector and Disney Interactive’s Junction Point game development studio, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns the franchise to the Wii™ system from Nintendo, and expands it to new HD consoles including the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

“As a life-long Disney fan, working with Mickey Mouse in the original ‘Disney Epic Mickey’ was a truly humbling experience,” said Warren Spector, creative director and vice president, Junction Point. “Millions of fans fell in love with Mickey as a video game hero and I know they'll experience similar emotions when they get to interact with and actually play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in ‘Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.’"

“Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions.  But for the first time, Mickey and Oswald will join forces as true partners - Mickey with his magical paint brush that allows him to wield paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity.   This new co-op play further enhances the idea that “PlayStyle Matters” – a unique approach to gameplay pioneered by Warren Spector where players dynamically tackle different challenges in order to explore all possibilities and storylines, but with consequences for their chosen actions.

Staying true to Disney’s rich musical heritage, “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is the first video game that can be described as a “musical.” At many points throughout the adventure, characters will advance the plot by expressing themselves in song, with all-original music and lyrics.  In addition to this distinctive musical approach to storytelling, players will hear tunes and instrumentation that change based on their personal choices, ultimately allowing each player to “conduct” their own unique soundtrack.  Disney Interactive has enlisted the help of Emmy award-winning composer James Dooley and noted lyricist Mike Himelstein to create these musical gameplay elements.

The magic of Disney will not only resonate through the game’s musical numbers, but also through the introduction of authentic Disney Character Voices talent who provide player direction through genuine character dialogue.  In “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,” all characters—most notably Oswald The Lucky Rabbit whose voice will be heard for the first time—will communicate by speaking to the player.

“In the first ‘Disney Epic Mickey title,’ fans embraced Mickey as a true video game hero and welcomed Oswald back into the Disney family with open arms,” said John Pleasants, co-president, Disney Interactive Media Group. “Now, as the vision for the “Disney Epic Mickey’ franchise advances, fans and gamers across all platforms will experience completely new ways to embrace the immeasurable vault of Disney characters and attractions.”

Development for “Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two” is being led by Disney Interactive’s Junction Point.   Supporting the latest technology, the game will also feature full support for the PlayStation Move.

Nordic Games Publishing

Take centre stage with We Sing Pop!

30 spectacular pop tracks, 23 number ones and eight multiplayer modes: the party begins now.

Nordic Games is excited to announce that We Sing Pop! is available today, exclusively for Wii.

We Sing Pop! features 30 sensational pop songs – 23 of which have been number ones. The full line-up reads like the tracklist from the best ever pop compilation and includes Adele, Jessie J, Florence + The Machine, Lady Gaga and Tinie Tempah, to name but a few.

“We Sing Pop! is full of pure, unadulterated, sugary-coated, singing-into-your-hairbrush feel good pop,” says Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “The tailored track list delivers the most accessible and pop-ular We Sing game to date, and with six decades of pop music from chart legends and modern pop icons, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Fun for all the family, the singing series was the first to support four players together simultaneously on the Wii using four separate microphones in any of the eight multiplayer modes.

Party mode includes We Sing, Versus, Group Battle, Pass The Mic, First to X, Marathon, Blind and Expert. There’s also Solo mode, which now features Blind and Expert mode for the first time in a We Sing game, and Karaoke mode, which strips the track of vocals to really challenge players, or those that fancy an authentic karaoke experience.

Other features include Singing Lessons to help singers fine tune their voices and a Jukebox to queue up songs like their own personal music channel.

In-game awards come from playing either single or multiplayer modes, adding further depth and replay value to We Sing Pop!. Plus, once a track has been sung, players can replay performances and add cool effects to their voice.

More points come thanks to Star Notes which provides extra points for hitting hard notes and Player Statistics give a detailed breakdown on performance on notes hit and missed with a comment on your performance at the end.

Listen to the full track list

1AdeleRolling in the Deep
2Bruno MarsJust the Way You Are
4Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want to Have Fun
5Enrique IglesiasHero
6FergieBig Girls Don't Cry
7Flo Rida feat. David GuettaClub Can't Handle Me
8Florence + the MachineDog Days Are Over
10Jason MrazI'm Yours
11Jessie JNobody's Perfect
13Lady GagaBad Romance
14Lady GagaBorn This Way
15Nelly FurtadoI'm Like A Bird
16Nicole ScherzingerDon't Hold Your Breath
17OutkastHey Ya!
18Owl CityFireflies
19Peter Andre feat. Bubbler RanxMysterious Girl
20Pussycat DollsWhen I Grow Up
21RihannaDon't Stop the Music
22Scissor SistersI Don't Feel Like Dancin'
23Sonny & CherI Got You Babe
24The KillersWhen You Were Young
25Tinie Tempah ft. Eric TurnerWritten in the Stars
26Vanilla IceIce Ice Baby
WeVillage PeopleY.M.C.A.
28Wet Wet WetLove Is All Around
29Wham!I'm Your Man
30Wretch 32 feat. ExampleUnorthodox