Get ready to fulfil the dreams of a lifetime with the new Superpower Sims Bundle, a must-have collection of turbo-charged PC simulation games from Bundle Stars.
With nine highly realistic games to download for just USA $3.99, sim fans are saving 97% off the usual retail price of USA $130*. This is the most complete simulation bundle yet, with all nine games redeemable on the Steam® platform. Gamers anywhere in the world can control stunning steam trains, tremendously powerful trucks, fearsome World War Two fighter planes, bone-crushing agricultural vehicles, and high performance race cars that are the stuff of dreams.
Drive incredibly realistic vehicles and deliver freight to major European cities, in Euro Truck Simulator. Experience war in the skies with the ground-breaking WWII sim, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, which even allows a departure into alternate history and hypothetical battles. Realistic driver A.I. and dynamic weather are just two of the challenges awaiting budding drivers on the legendary race tracks of GTR: FIA GT Racing Game.
The Superpower Sims Bundle also includes Trainz Simulator 12 which lets gamers build amazingly detailed railroads and share them with their friends, and the chance to enjoy the photo-realistic flora and fauna of New Zealand in Trainz : Murchison 2. Then there’s the gorgeous GT Legends, a vintage car racing simulator like no other; trucking across the highways of California with Rig ‘n’ Roll; the joys of farming your own land in Agricultural Simulator 2011 Extended Edition; and all the excitement of wartime aerial combat in Air Conflicts: Secret Wars.
Available now for a limited time only, a percentage from every sale of The Superpower Sims Bundle goes to SpecialEffect (www.specialeffect.org.uk), a registered charity that improves the quality of life for disabled children and adults by providing them with specially adapted game controllers.
Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces Extinction – an all-new 1-4 player cooperative game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival action, FPS base defense, scavenging and class leveling. Pre-order now at http://www.callofduty.com/ghosts/wheretobuy.
Solar Flux, the video game which allows players to save the universe – one dying sun at a time – today launched on Steam, the world’s largest digital distribution platform for PC games.
Solar Flux combines the epic scale and timeless style of SciFi and space opera classics such as 2001, Sunshine, Moon and Gravity, with intuitive inertia controls, creating one of the most unique and playable games of recent years.
Now the game is available to 54,000,000 Steam users, putting Solar Flux in front of the most demanding and discerning games audience in the world.
Created by game experts Firebrand Games, Solar Flux challenges players to reignite dying suns and save entire solar systems. Players will have to recognize and master the properties of planetology, cosmology, astrophysics and space itself.
Players must use gravitational fields to slingshot their ship around planets, avoid solar flares, protect themselves from the intense heat of each sun using planetary shadows. As well as the sun itself, other dangers await the astronauts, including asteroids, black holes and drifting, beyond rescue, in space if fuel is not carefully conserved.
Mark Greenshields, the Managing Director of Firebrand Games, said, “Solar Flux is the perfect PC game. It combines the best elements of strategy, puzzle games and classic arcade titles such as Lander and Asteroids. It’s entirely different to the alien infested, war torn experiences of the last several years. Our team has taken a different approach and designed a game which we firmly believe PC gamers will understand and love.”
“Steam is one of the most exciting gaming platforms in the world today. It’s revitalized the PC games market. It has supported and helped indie game developers hit the mass market and it’s where the most dedicated gamers can be found. It’s the perfect home for Solar Flux and we’re thrilled to have the game available to such a huge global audience.”
Solar Flux is available now on Steam, costing $9.99 but is discounted 20% for the first week.
Acclaimed German publisher Daedalic Entertainment today announce their debut title, point-and-click adventure Edna & Harvey – The Breakout is now available for PC for £11.99.
A momentous and special millstone, Daedalic Entertainment’s CEO, Carsten Fichtelmann commented: “We’re thrilled Edna & Harvey – The Breakout has launched on Steam; it complements Daedalic’s line-up perfectly. Our debut title has had long-running success and is the cornerstone of our company history” he added. “The studio was built on this title and it pioneered the way for games such as The Night of the Rabbit, the Deponia series, The Whispered Worlds and The Chains of Satnav and Memoria.”
Not only a strong part of company history, Edna & Harvey – The Breakout is a heavyweight within its genre, winning multiple awards including Best Adventure at the German Developers Award, the Lara Games Award as well as the Red Dot Design Award.
Edna & Harvey – The Breakout is now available on Steam for PC for £11.99.
About Edna & Harvey – The Breakout
Join Edna, a young woman who wakes up with everyone’s worst nightmare; no memory and locked up in the padded cell of a mental asylum! With absolutely no idea how she got there, the one thing she is sure of – she wants to get out! She’s not mad after all and her stuffed bunny Harvey totally agrees. Together they plan their escape…
Edna and Harvey – The Breakout combines a rich mix of engrossing storytelling, humour and captivating puzzles with the striking hand-drawn backgrounds Daedalic have become known for in this highly-entertaining adventure game.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today unleash some of DC Comics’ most deadly villains upon Gotham City with the launch of Batman: Arkham Origins. The next installment of the blockbuster Batman: Arkham video game franchise is available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, with the Windows PC (boxed) and Wii U™ system versions available from November 8th. Also available today is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system.
Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. The game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two critically acclaimed games of the franchise. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young, unrefined Batman as he faces the defining moment of his early career and sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, a companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, is a 2.5-D handheld game developed by Armature Studio, which brings the core Batman Arkham pillars, such as FreeFlow combat and Batman’s infamous gadgets, to the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo handheld format for the first time. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate allows players to continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past.
“It’s a big responsibility taking on the Batman: Arkham franchise and the WB Games Montréal team has dedicated itself to giving players an experience that is worthy of the name,” said Reid Schneider, Vice President and Executive Producer, WB Games Montréal. “Batman: Arkham Origins allows fans to play through a new take on Batman’s story while experiencing some enhanced game-play mechanics.”
Batman: Arkham Origins features a pivotal tale set on Christmas Eve where Batman is hunted by eight of the deadliest assassins from the DC Comics Universe. Along the way, players will experience a fresh take on iconic Batman characters, including The Joker, Black Mask, Penguin, Deathstroke, Bane, Deadshot, Copperhead and others yet to be revealed.
Also new to the franchise is the online multiplayer mode, which is developed by Splash Damage. Friends and foes can play online in 3v3v2 gameplay that blends traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics. Gamers can hunt as Batman or Robin against the most challenging opponents yet – friends and other online gamers – or take a walk on the dark side as a Super-Villain Elite and be part of The Joker or Bane’s gang. Those playing as a Super-Villain Elite will also have a chance to seize control of either The Joker or Bane for a limited amount of time.
Players looking to extend their gameplay experience can buy the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass now for 15.99 and receive £27.99 worth of content. The Season Pass is comprised of five of the game’s upcoming downloadable content packs, which includes two exclusive skins, as well new content from the Batman Arkham Initiation Pack and a separate all-new story campaign. The Initiation Pack content tests Bruce Wayne’s skills of detection, evasion and confrontation among the mysterious temple high in the Paektusan mountains of Korea, where his greatest teacher, Grandmaster Kirigi, is holding a final class. The Season Pass is available on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft, Nintendo eShop and Steam.
The Batman: Arkham Origins free-to-play mobile game, developed by NetherRealm Studios for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, is available on the App Store and delivers the stunning graphics and quality gameplay fans have come to expect from the team who brought to market fan favorite mobile games Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham City Lockdown. The title pits players, as Batman, against a number of DC Comics’ most deadly assassins as they fight their way through Gotham City’s most dangerous locales. Those who also own the console versions of the game and are registered for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account will be able to access exclusive content not available elsewhere.
The PS3™, Xbox 360 and Wii U versions of Batman: Arkham Origins are priced at £49.99 suggested retail; the Windows PC version is priced at £39.99. The suggested retail price for the Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate handheld game is £39.99. Also available in limited quantities is the Batman: Arkham Origins Collector’s Edition for PS3™ and Xbox 360, priced at £79.99 SRP.
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All that stands between you and your freedom is a perfectly executed escape plan.
The developer of the Kickstarted indie adventure Spud’s Quest has just announced his next project. It’s called The Escapists, and it will attempt to breathe life into the dormant prison break genre.
The game puts you in the shoes of a prison inmate, daily adhering to the strict prison schedule but with the ultimate goal of planning and executing an escape.
Some of the games many features include:
To escape you’ll have to work around the strict prison schedule as best you can to avoid any unwanted attention from the guards.
Weapons and tools can be crafted together using everyday things you find or steal around the prison. Just beware of cell shakedowns.
The way you interact with fellow cons and guards affect how they treat you. Those on your side could help you out in a fight, overlook if they catch you doing anything unusual, or give you access to certain favors/jobs, and assistance.
Get hold of a shovel and you can start working on an escape tunnel. Of course you’ll need some lights and timber supports below ground if you plan to survive. Just make sure you make it back for the guard patrols- and that the hole is hidden!
Train your agility and strength in the gym, or spend your free periods in the library boosting your intellect. All such skills play a part in your escape as well as your survival inside the prison.
When it comes to crunch time, you might have to engage other inmates or guards in combat. If one of them finds your escape tunnel you will probably have to overpower, bind, and stash them in the hole you’ve been digging below your cell. If it’s a guard, taking his uniform might come in handy.
Gangs & Friends:
Be careful who you pick fights with- some of the inmates might start plotting against you with their gang-mates and friends.
The developer has again turned to Kickstarter to push the project forward, with a very modest and reachable goal
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. today releases Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD for Xbox 360® via the Xbox LIVE® Arcade service.
Priced £9.99/€11.99, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD reveals the story of some of Gabriel Belmont’s descendants, including Simon and Trevor Belmont, as they battle their own destiny only to discover their true, shocking fate. Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light, sets out to avenge the death of his mother by his father, who has returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. What was once Gabriel Belmont is now Dracula, a powerful vampire. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between father and son.
In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD, players take on the role of several characters , each of whom has unique abilities and skills across different eras. Featuring a huge array of combos and a deep strategic combat system, players can use their characters’ weapons and magical abilities to take down their evil foes. Fans will traverse immensely detailed levels and encounter enormous boss fights, all within a stunning setting that features beautifully-realised locations, and side scrolling areas that segue seamlessly into full 3D battles.
In addition to the HD upgrade and game play refinements new modes have also been added, including online leaderboards and the much-requested ‘Boss Rush Mode.’ Those buying Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD will also be given access to an exclusive playable demo of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the highly anticipated conclusion to the award winning trilogy.
Marvelous USA, the US-based publishing operation of leading Japanese publisher MarvelousAQL, today announced first details for the largest update yet for the popular fantasy MMO, Pandora Saga: Age of Discord (formerly Pandora Saga: Weapons of Balance). Launching today in Open Beta, Pandora Saga: Age of Discord offers players more exciting features and polish with a commitment from Marvelous USA to provide regular and significant content updates to better serve its fast growing community of fans.
Headlining the assortment of new features in this content update is the introduction of the Astian Battle Arena. With 48-player melees pitting the world’s strongest adventurers against one another in a brutal fight to the death, the Astian Battle Arena promises fortune and fame for those brave enough to answer the call to arms.
“We are excited to announce plans to ramp up efforts to bring more exciting new content to the upcoming Open Beta for Pandora Saga: Age of Discord players,” says Shinichi Suzuki, Marvelous USA President and CEO. “With the Astian Battle Arena, our first round of updates will focus on new content for PvP fans. But we have much more in store for players who enjoy other solo, group, Nation battle, and PvE content. We can’t wait to tell you more soon.”
Set in a world beset by war and conflict following the Great Catastrophe, Pandora Saga: Age of Discord finds players pledging their allegiance to one of three nations vying for power and control: The Kingdom of St. Pfelstein, The Latugan Empire, and the Varik Confederation. Powerful enemies and allies await those who seek to bring peace and balance to the fractured world.
Additional new features which complement the launch of the Astian Battle Arena include a new level 60 cap for players. The rise in the maximum player level from 55-60 will be accompanied with new high-level skills and abilities to aid them in battle. Players can also look forward to significant improvements to tooltips and UI to better guide both new and veteran players through character creation and quests in their adventures. Also included will be the all-new Ersatz Slot for visual character customization, a Reconstruction option that allows for customized equipment modifications, and an all-new Rayon Guerre war for players to partake in.
To download and play Pandora Saga: Age of Discord for free today, please visit
gyroEchoes begins when a robot awakens in valley to find himself damaged; not knowing what he is, what to do, or where to go, scared and alone the little robot ventures out into the mists searching for something or anyone, he soon finds a girl and a kitten wandering and joins them on a much greater quest.
You can see the Kickstarter here and find out more about the game: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1019656088/gyroechoes
gyroEchoes is a narrative driven third person Action/Adventure game where you play as a lost and damaged robot searching for life and a purpose in an artistically embellished, desolate world set in the distant future and inhabited by large vicious beasts.
The gameplay features a mix of stealth, puzzles and optional combat, you will have to go on a great adventure, through large environments designed to be explored, filled with unique collectable objects and recordings that tell you more about the world and where the robot came from.
gyroEchoes uses a cel-shaded art style to emulate the look of hand sketched characters in painted environments. This is still in an early stage and will be refined throughout development.
The gyroEchoes Kickstarter is live now until November 17th with a funding goal of £3000. The rewards other than the game itself range through t-shirts, an art book and designing a collectable for the game.
The trailer can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1uu4N9sEus
gyroEchoes is set for release on PC, Mac and Linux at the end of next Summer if the Kickstarter is successful. There is also the possibility of release for Android tablets and iPads.