Archive for January, 2008

30
Jan
08

Vivendi Games Mobile Announces Strong H1 2008 Lineup

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today unveiled its first-half 2008 lineup of mobile games featuring big brands and representing a variety of gaming genres, from first-person shooters to casual games — including the publisher’s first network-connected multiplayer title. The titles featured in the first-half include popular film and television licenses — The Spiderwick Chronicles(TM), The Bourne Conspiracy(TM) and Prison Break(TM) — that will bring non-stop action to mobile phones around the world. Continue reading ‘Vivendi Games Mobile Announces Strong H1 2008 Lineup’

29
Jan
08

Pacific Storm: Allies

 
 Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment  Developer: Buka Home Entertainment and Lesta Studio  Category: Strategy
Release Dates
 N Amer - 01/28/2008
Official Game Website

Man your battle stations! Dazzlingly recreating World War II’s most heated battles, long-awaited add-on Pacific Storm: Allies expands upon the success of internationally best-selling predecessor Pacific Storm to deliver an unforgettable mix of real-time strategy and blistering arcade combat.

Everything you need to turn the tide of battle’s here in one standalone, value-packed box! Marvel at a vastly enhanced 3D visual engine complete with detailed damage modeling. Take up arms as all-new nation England. Settle disputes via original diplomacy options. Or just assume direct control over stunningly-rendered ships and planes and personally annihilate your adversaries. From the US to USSR, Germany to Japan, new missions, tactical maneuvers and multiplayer modes offer armchair generals greater excitement than ever.

Whether charting the conflict’s progress from a strategic level or operating the controls of a deck gun and personally taking the fight to your foes, seize the day: History’s never been easier to rewrite!

  • Pacific Storm: Allies offers completely new experiences for those who played and liked Pacific Storm and the most intense hours of gameplay for those who didn’t play the original game.
  • Brand new units and technology to develop based on historical archives.
  • The perfect mix of genres remains on this standalone better than ever. Develop weaponry to improve your units, move your fleet and deploy it in the battlefield and send them to the combat as a general or become a pilot and control one of the planes or ships.
  • Every scenario, map, and element has been created based on historical archives. Those who love the history will find in this game the most effective way to enjoy with it.

  Minimum Recommended
CPU/Processor Pentium 4 2000Mhz/Athlon XP 2000+ Pentium 4 3000MHz/AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900/ATI Radeon 9800, 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 7600/Radeon X1600, 256MB
RAM 512MB 1024MB
Hard Drive 4.0 GB 4.0 GB
Sound Card DirectX compatible DirectX compatible
Operating System Windows 2000/XP SP2/Vista Windows 2000/XP SP2/Vista
DirectX 9.0c 9.0c
CD/DVD-ROM 12x or better 12x or better
Additional Info * Integrated/onboard graphic cards/controllers such as Intel (e.g.: 82810 / 82845 / 82852 / 82855GM&GME / 82945G / 845G / 852 / 855 / 865G / 910GML / 915GM / 945GM / 965), ATI Radeon Xpress 200M series, VIA/S3G Unichrome IGP (and other models), and the SIS (all scale) will NOT run this game.


																
29
Jan
08

American Civil War: 1861-1865 The Blue and the Gray

Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment
Developer: AGEOD
Category: Strategy
Release Dates
Intl - 04/12/2007
Digital Download - 04/23/2007
N Amer - 01/28/2008
Official Game Website

AGEOD’s American Civil War: 1861-1865 – The Blue and the Gray is a historically accurate, realistic and fun turn-based grand operational strategy game of the American Civil War. Based on an expanded and improved version of the Birth of America game engine, the game enjoys a very intuitive interface and is easy to learn.

  • Play a scenario over a few hours or a full Grand Campaign following in Grant’s or Lee’s footsteps across massive operations or the entire war!
  • Two playable sides, dozens of different troops, hundreds of events, over 300 historical leaders with unique abilities.
  • Hundreds of events during the course of scenarios and campaigns to provide challenge and an element of surprise.
  • Organize divisions, armies and corps, manage supply and morale, use sea, river and rail moves, and put the best leaders in command (if politics allow)!
  • Fight to reconcile the nation (USA) or ensure independence (CSA). Win militarily or politically, as national will play a crucial role.
  • An upgraded Birth of America engine with AI and game play design from one of the strategy gaming masters that conceived the blockbuster Europa Universalis.
  • The largest American Civil War map ever, with unequaled “hand painted” look and detail levels to thrill both casual and hard core fans of this crucial period in American history.

System Requirements:

Minimum Recommended
CPU/Processor Pentium 4 1600 MHz/AMD Athlon XP 1600+ Pentium 4 2000 MHz/AMD Athlon 2000+
Graphics Card nVidia GeForce 4/ATI Radeon 8500, 64MB nVidia GeForce FX 5700/ATI Radeon 9600, 128 MB
RAM 512 MB 1 GB
Hard Drive 1 GB 1 GB
Sound Card DirectX Compatible DirectX Compatible
Operating System Windows® 2000/XP/Vista Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
DirectX 9.0c 9.0c
CD/DVD-ROM 12x CD ROM or better 12x CD ROM or better
28
Jan
08

BioShock bug: toe-tapping corpse

28
Jan
08

Guild Wars: Eye of the North Guided E3 Demo Video

Now for the first time, gamers will be able to see this exclusive E3 demo in its entirety through the Guild Wars: Eye of the North guided E3 demo video. Gamers will see more of the new regions contained in the Guild Wars expansion, including the Eye of the North, Gunnar’s Hold and Rata Sum. The demo, which is narrated by design lead Ben Miller, also features a detailed look at one of the dungeons, Aracni’s Haunt, the highly anticipated Hall of Monuments, and much more.

28
Jan
08

Standalone Peripherals for RockBand ?

 

Harmonix, MTV Games, and EA have announced that standalone peripherals for the hit music game, RockBand, are indeed coming to store shelves soon. A Drum Kit, priced at $79.99, will arrive first on February 12. Later, on April 1st, a Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller will become available for $59.99. Unfortunately, this means PS3 owners still have to wait a little over two months before they can assembly a full band without dropping another $170 on a second RockBand bundle just for the extra guitar. Of course, then that whole mess between Activision and Harmonix will be rendered almost moot.

25
Jan
08

Command and Conquer: Battlecast Primetime Episode 5

EA is kicking off the new year with episode 5 of Command and Conquer: BattleCast Primetime. This latest episode gives gamers a look at the first multiplayer match for the upcoming Kane’s Wrath expansion.

A brand new 45 minute BattleCast Primetime Episode 5 is finally here to kick off 2008! In this epic episode you’ll witness the first ever multiplayer match for our upcoming expansion pack, Kane’s Wrath. The new GDI sub-factions Zocom and the Steal Talons are also blown open with new gameplay footage of all their units, including the Mammoth Tank “Marv” epic unit! We’ve also got another explosive BattleCast Primetime feature match, all your favorite C&C 3 moments on “The Five”, more community entertainment from APOC’s corner, Dave

A brand new 45 minute BattleCast Primetime Episode 5 is finally here to kick off 2008! In this epic episode you’ll witness the first ever multiplayer match for our upcoming expansion pack, Kane’s Wrath. The new GDI sub-factions Zocom and the Steal Talons are also blown open with new gameplay footage of all their units, including the Mammoth Tank “Marv” epic unit! We’ve also got another explosive BattleCast Primetime feature match, all your favorite C&C 3 moments on “The Five”, more community entertainment from APOC’s corner, Dave and Raj, and tons more! Command & Conquer fans, ring in 2008 with this brand new episode of BattleCast Primetime.

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