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Spreading the seasonal joy and putting Yuletide smiles a mile wide on gamers faces everywhere comes the latest news from Activision and Infinity ward that players will be enjoying a bumper feast of festive delights this Christmas as a new FREE batch of Xmas DLC is unveiled.
Of course, there are just a couple of catches to gamers getting their trembling mitt’s on the Festive Freebies, in that they must have achieved certain in-game requirements in order to actually qualify for the seasonal giveaways.
In true Call of Duty fashion the stipulations for players to gran the goodies are that they may have had to achieve such things as a reaching 42 kills in a single match, or maybe even hitting the 350 headshots milestone.
Whatever the requirement, and we understand that there are a god many differing versions so don’t worry too much if at first you do not see a congratulatory email from Activision in your inbox today, this is just one more reason for those players yet to sample Call of Duty Ghosts to consider dipping their tentative toes into the mental mayhem that is the online multiplayer, with more FREE DLC planned for future featured achievements on Xbox One, as ell as for in-game challenges from Activision and Infinity Ward themselves.
All we can say is it’s always great to get something for nothing, ask any politician as they rub their genial expenses cheque, but getting some FREE in-game content in this day and age is pretty much unheard of from most. So hat’s off to Activision, and a very Merry Christmas to you all.
Today, Ubisoft® confirmed that Just Dance® 2014, the newest instalment of the No. 1 selling dance game franchise*, is now available in the US for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft powered by Kinect for Xbox One, and will be available in Europe, New Zealand and Australia on November 22. The game launched on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system in the US on November 15 and will launch in the UK on November 29. Just Dance 2014 is already available on all current-gen consoles.
Next-gen consoles offer unique gameplay experiences for Just Dance fans. Players on PlayStation® 4 are now able to play hands free using the new PlayStation®Camera. Players on Xbox One can use Xbox SmartGlass technology to navigate through the game’s menu and select songs all from their smartphone or tablet. In addition, Just Dance 2014 is playable with up to 6 people at the same time with the power of Xbox One.
Just Dance 2014 features more than 45 tracks including “Applause” by Lady Gaga, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell, “Kiss You” by One Direction, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams and “Starships” by Nicki Minaj. “Roar” by Katy Perry is also available as a free DLC at launch.
For the latest information on Just Dance 2014, please visit: www.justdancegame.com. Follow us on Twitter @JustDanceGame and use hashtag #JustDance2014.
The German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 is one of the great military adventures in history. An unstoppable war machine runs into an underequipped foe, but must also defeat weather and geography. The fate of the world would be decided in Eastern Europe.
In Black Turn: Operation Barabarossa, 2×2 Games expands on their modern classic Unity of Command in a new game that examines the German assault on Mother Russia with the deft scenario design, powerful AI and operational clarity that has made the Unity of Command games a favorite in wargame communities of all skill levels.
Black Turn is available on Steam at: http://evolvepr.createsend1.com/t/j-l-tujhhry-ouddtdyu-h/
UK developer RedBedlam has today unveiled details of Bedlam, an ambitious, original first-person shooter written in collaboration with the acclaimed Scottish novelist Christopher Brookmyre.
Developed in association with Interactive, the generation-spanning FPS takes players into a unique world of action and intrigue, visiting a range of genres old and new, from arcade platformer classics to modern RTS and shooter environments, all from a first person perspective and with a smattering of Brookmyre’s trademark dark humour.
Christopher Brookmyre has written 18 critically acclaimed novels and won numerous awards for his works, also appearing regularly on primetime radio and TV. His love of videogames has manifested in countless references and
now, for the first time, in a fully-formed first person shooter that itself pays tribute to a wealth of iconic titles.
The videogame Bedlam mirrors the events from the book, which will be published in paperback on January 21st 2014 (the hardback released in February 2013 to critical acclaim). The plot sees the player, a regular man with a regular job, subjected to a variety of tests only to wake in a videogame world in which he is not in fact the mythical hero so often seen in gaming, but a grunt designed purely to be cannon fodder for someone else. In attempting to find out how this has happened and what strange space he is in, the player progresses through a variety of familiar gaming worlds, relentlessly pursued by an enigmatic predator, an organisation known as Integrity that will be rid of him at all costs…
“Having always been a fan of Christopher’s novels, we’re hugely excited to be working with him on this unique project,” said Nick Witcher, Marketing Director at RedBedlam. “With such a talented mind behind the invention of the game world and writing the game itself, it’s going to be a tremendous title that surfaces in 2014.”
“A lot of my writing has been inspired by videogames and it has always been a big part of my life. When the guys at
RedBedlam got in touch to see if I was interested in creating a game with them, I jumped at the chance and have since been consistently thrilled to see my own literary worlds visualised so accurately,” said Christopher Brookmyre. “Bedlam
is a tribute to gaming in all its forms and the part it has played in all our lives – as well as being a top quality FPS adventure in itself. I look forward to seeing more of these fantastic characters and worlds fully realised and I think people are going to really enjoy what we’ve put together.”
Bedlam, the novel, is available on paperback from January 21st in all good book stores. With the game set to appear on Steam in the summer of 2014 and with another two novel / game tie-ins planned, the partnership between RedBedlam and Brookmyre looks set to take the gaming world by storm, with a new direction in plot-driven game design.
Ubisoft® and Blue Byte® are launching a special Christmas event for The Settlers® Online. Starting on December 12th players will discover their islands covered with snow and presents fallen from Santa’s sled.
Through several ways, players will be able to gather presents – the special event resource. Those presents will be tradable in exchange for special Christmas items. Santa himself will lead you through a main quest containing about 8 festive sub quests. Candies will spawn all over the islands and daily quests will be available.
For the first time, players will discover an exclusive Christmas Surprise, reachable via a button right beside the avatar image and offering users the chance to open a door each day and get a special reward. As the cherry on the cake a new Provision House will also be available, providing new buffs and refillers.
Join the fun and start playing The Settlers Online for free now at http://www.thesettlersonline.com
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The Hunter Ranger storms into view in the latest trailer from Dungeons and Dragons. Lethal at a distance and up close, the Hunter Ranger is perfect for those ready
to control their foes from a distance and up close. New players are invited to
check out the Hunter Ranger and long standing fans are invited to make a brand
new Hunter Ranger alt.
The Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection features beautifully adapted and orchestrated versions of the original in-game music, composed by Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose and Morikazu Aoki. The game originally launched in 2004, and the original soundtrack accompanied Pokémon Trainers on their journey across the Kanto region.
The release follows on the heels of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y: Super Music collection release which featured enhanced versions of the game’s soundtrack.
Fans can expect more to come in 2014 from the Pokémon musical archives, including the soundtracks of:
· Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver
· Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
· Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
· Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
· Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2
The Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen: Super Music Collection can be downloaded on iTunes now at the following link: iTunes/Pokemon Soundtrack
Insanely twisted and insanely playable! That neatly summarises the seven stunning Windows® PC games you’ll get in the awesome new Indie Capsule Bundle from Bundle Stars.
Curated by Capsule Computers, the new bundle features some of the best indie games on Steam for just $3.50. The Indie Capsule Bundle delivers an awesome range of titles across action adventure, platform, puzzle and survival horror, including three superb games making their bundle debuts.
Explore unique environments, battle bizarre creatures and solve complex puzzles in the highly acclaimed 2D action adventure Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Shoot, slash and smash your way in the macabre platformer Blood of the Werewolf. Immerse yourself in an unsettling, haunting world and use your instincts to get out alive in first person survival horror game Slender: The Arrival. Encounter tricky situations and mind-bending puzzles in the highly original puzzle platformer And Yet it Moves as you master the skills of jumping, running and rotating the world in an extraordinary paper-collage world. Become a suicidal ninja robot in multiplayer action game Plain Sight, invent your own vehicles and tools in crazy puzzle platformer Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time and save your cargo of crazy animals in the over-the-top physics-based indie driving game, Snuggle Truck.
Gamers who buy the Indie Capsule Bundle from Bundle Stars not only save an epic 93%* but also support the Australian Red Cross, with 5% of profits from the bundle going to the charity.
Michel Gagné and Joe Olson, creators of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet said: “We’re excited to be part of the Bundle Stars release, and by the same token, to officially announce the removal of Games for Windows Live from Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. With Microsoft announcing the demise of the service earlier this year, we’ve been itching to make the transition to Steamworks. Now that this is done, we couldn’t think of a better way to launch the updated release than to be part of a charity package such as Bundle Stars. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a new lease on life for ITSP and a chance for players to discover the two co-op multi-player modes, Lantern Run and Shadow Hunters.”
Capsule Computers is an global independent media company that aims to be the best indelivering Video Game, Entertainment and Pop Culture news, and currently stands asthe leading Australian-owned Anime news resource. CC was founded in July of 2009,and while Capsule Computers remains 100% Australian-owned, the company has editorsworldwide ranging including Australia, America and the United Kingdom.
For moreinformation please visit http://www.capsulecomputers.com.au/
The Indie Capsule Bundle is available to own now at www.bundlestars.com for just $3.50.
Bill Gates reigns supreme over Sony’s Kaz Hirai in Wednesday’s episode of South Park.
In the third and final installment of the Black Friday Trilogy the console war comes to a brutal end in the bloody battle for supremacy.
Theepisode also follows the damage and countless injuries to shoppers and department stores across the US, poking fun at people’s desperation to capitalise on the ultimate bargain…
South Park on Comedy Central Wednesday’s at 10pm
As the Facebook games ecosystem continues to grow and diversify in 2013, we’ve seen strong performance from international game developers based out of Europe, the rise of cross-platform games on both web and mobile, and breakout hardcore game hits. Join us as we celebrate Facebook’s 2013 games of the year.
A few highlights from this year’s list of games. Out of a total 23 games:
- 10 come from studios based in Europe or the Middle East
- 8 are cross-platform, integrating with Facebook on web and mobile
- 8 were developed by indie studios
- 7 are mid or hardcore games
- 5 are arcade games
- 5 are casino or slots games
The games of the year were selected based on user ratings, Facebook implementation, growth, and overall quality. We’ve also introduced a Staff Favorites category to share some of the games most played around our offices, and a Hall of Fame category for the games that launched earlier than 2013, but continue to be immensely popular with Facebook gamers. Lastly, while we have singled out one game that stands above the rest by all measurements, we’ve also decided to leave the Best New Games of 2013 list unranked.
To read the blog post, as well as viewing the full list of exciting social media titles, then head on over to Facebook via this link.