Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ubisoft Have Revealed Their GamesCom Line-Up, 5 Playable Wii U Games And New Games Announced

Ubisoft have detailed what they are bringing to this Years GamesCom. from the 16th August, public GamesCom attendees will have the chance to play:

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Assassin’s Creed III Liberation
  • Far Cry 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online
  • ShootMania
  • Rabbids Land [Wii U]
  • Rayman Legends [Wii U]
  • Sports Connection [Wii U]
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 [Wii U]
  • ZombiU [Wii U]

There will also be an extended demo of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist for attendees to watch and games like Just Dance 4, The Hip Hop Dance Experience and The Settlers Online are going to be shown on Ubisoft's main stage.

Ubisoft will be holding a press conference at GamesCom on 15th August. it starts at 3PM and this conference will reveal new free to play games set in familiar Ubisoft franchise worlds. Ubisoft will also detail their future eSports plants and online game genres.

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Nexon Announce They Are Bringing Shadow Company To GamesCom And They Are Announcing A New Game

Nexon Europe have revealed their GamesCom line-up. playable for the first time in Europe, Shadow Company is a free to play online game, from the creators of Combat Arms. the game uses Unreal Engine 3 and features up to 16 player multiplayer. Shadow Company has a early 2013 release date across the USA and EU.

Nexon Europe will also be revealing a new game at GamesCom. details are light, but Nexon have teased the game will be a Naval RTS.

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THQ Have Detailed The New Weather System In Company Of Heroes 2, Makes The Soviet Winter As Big A Threat As The Opposition

THQ have revealed some more details for it's 2013 upcoming PC Company Of Heroes 2 game. Company Of Heroes 2 makes use of their new Essence Engine 3.0 and ColdTech System  to simulate a soviet winter. this means temperatures in the game can reach as low as -40 'F, temperatures which can cause human skin to freeze in minutes. in the game, this means exposed infantry units will gradually freeze to death unless the player keeps them warm by building fires or garrisoning them in buildings. it won't just be the cold that's simulated, blizzards are also in the game and just as deadly.

The snow in the game is just as dynamic. it can accumulate on buildings and vehicles or be melted and removed from objects by the player. the snow has depth and can affect troop movements. Ice is also a factor in the game, it can affect troop movements but it can also be used as a weapon. it can collapse/be destroyed from underneath, dropping the opposition into freezing waters.


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Blizzard Announce Mists Of Pandaria, The Forth Expansion To World Of Warcraft, Comes Out 25th September

Blizzard have announced World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria, the forth expansion to World Of Warcraft, is set to come out at retail and online on 25th September. Mists Of Pandaria is coming out on DVD for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac for a suggested retail price of $39.99, which is the same price the game will be offered online.

 There is a digital deluxe version of the game for $59.99 that includes the game and:

  • World of Warcraft In-Game Mount: Take to the skies of Azeroth astride the mystical Imperial Quilen flying mount.
  • World of Warcraft In-Game Pet: Journey across Pandaria with the Lucky Quilen Cub at your side.
  • StarCraft® II® Portraits: Bring the Horde and Alliance rivalry to the far reaches of the Koprulu sector with exclusive Infested Orc and Night Elf Templar portraits.
  • Diablo® III Banner Sigil and Accent: Display your status as a hero of Pandaria with the iconic markings of World of Warcraft's newest playable race, the pandaren.

There will be a special Collectors Edition for $79.99 that is exclusive to retail. this edition comes with the game, everything the deluxe edition comes with and:

  • Behind-the-Scenes DVD and Blu-Ray: Learn about the creation of Pandaria with this two-disc set featuring over an hour of commentary, insider interviews, and developer roundtables.
  • Collector's Edition Soundtrack CD: Experience 20 orchestral pieces from Mists of Pandaria.
  • The Art of Mists of Pandaria Book: Explore this 208-page hardcover tome featuring never-before-seen pieces from the expansion, from early concepts to final 3D renderings.
  • Chen Stormstout Mouse Pad: Equip your desk with this special-edition mouse pad featuring the legendary pandaren brewmaster.

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Zero Punctuation - Inversion

This week Yahtzee tries out Inversion, obviously playing spec-ops has made him look beyond the boxart and try out games with potential. however, will this just end up being another cover based shooter or does the gravity mechanic offer something new and and find out.