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WARFRAME ARRIVES ON XBOX ONE

Warframe           GmP Gaming   image    1First Free-To-Play Title Hits ID@Xbox

Digital Extremes announced today that Warframe®, the wildly-popular AAA Free-to-Play game, is available now on the Xbox One console worldwide.  Warframe is the first Free-to-Play title released through the ID@Xbox Program that allows independent game developers of all sizes to self-publish digital games on Xbox One.  Set in an evolving sci-fi world, the third-person action game challenges players to fight across the Solar System and master the power of the Warframe!

“Warframe has been a labor of love for our team for over a decade,” said Steve Sinclair, creative director at Digital Extremes.  “We believed in this concept when no one else did and it’s so satisfying to see the incredible reception it’s received from the gaming world — and now with the Xbox One launch it will just keep getting better.”

Warframe is a fast-action PvE shooter often described as MMO-Lite.  Squads of four players band together to advance their characters and battle the oppression of the genocidal Grineer.  Throughout their combat missions, players will continually increase and customize the power and abilities of their Warframe and weapons.  Introduced to the game as newly awoken Tenno warriors, players are thrust into a universe at war and armed with ancient exo-skeletal technology only they can operate. These Warframes bring unimaginable power and skill to the Tenno and provide players with unique offensive and defensive powers to explore and master.

With an emphasis on cooperative play and clan-building, Warframe will take full advantage of the social connectivity and community building features the Xbox One offers.   Game DVR will allow players to capture their greatest Warframe moments and share them with friends.  Second screen functionality through SmartGlass will be utilized with the Warframe Nexus App for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. This companion app provides players with pertinent real-time game information and stats such as Alerts to critical missions and the Codex, which provides key data on all the Warframes, weapons, Mods and more to help players strategize their play.

Warframe can be downloaded for free today on Xbox One.  For all the latest news and information on Warframe on Xbox One, visit www.warframe.com.  Warframe is ESRB rated M for Mature in North America, PEGI 18 and USK 16 in Europe and CERO rated D in Japan.

SAINTS ROW IV IS TEMPTING THE DEVIL

Something wicked this way comesVolition’s biggest bad ass from the Third Street Saints is back, hotter than ever (literally!)

Johnny Gat is larger than life in Volition’s Saints Row®: Gat Out of Hell standalone expansion, announced today at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX). In Gat Out of Hell players take on the role of Johnny Gat as he is sent into hell via a nefarious spirit board incident and left to combat demons, the horrors of the underworld (including prominent historical figures) and, of course, the Devil himself.

After the space faring antics of Saints Row IV, many fans asked what we could do next… the answer?  Shoot The Devil in the face.  Play as either Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington as you tear apart Hell in a quest to save the leader of the Saints’ soul. Historical icons, old friends, older enemies, a talking gun, a full length musical number, and a whole lot of other shenanigans all await you in the open world standalone expansion playground that is Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell.

Gat out of Hell is the standalone expansion to the award-winning and multi-million selling Saints Row IV from Deep Silver and will launch on January 27, 2015 in the Americas and January 30, 2015 in international territories for last gen and new gen console platforms as well as PC.

For more information about the Saints Row universe, please visit one of the following official sites:

Web: http://www.saintsrow.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/saintsrow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/saintsrow
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/saintsrow

Armored Warfare Demo Public Debut on Twitch August 30 at PAX Prime

Armoured Warfare              GmP             image       1During PAX Prime this weekend in Seattle, Twitch.tv will be showcasing the first ever public demo of Armored Warfare, the massively multiplayer online tactical military game, currently in development from Obsidian Entertainment.

Twitch.tv will be streaming the walkthrough and gameplay demo on their PAX Prime stage show where executive producer, Rich Taylor, will highlight Armored Warfare’s next-gen visuals, dynamic destructible environments, customizable vehicles, intense team-based gameplay and offer a first look at the extensive Progression Tree and Arms Dealers.

The stream and public debut of Armored Warfare will be viewable onwww.twitch.tv/twitch on Saturday, August 30, 8:15 PM BST.

In Armored Warfare, players will take on the role of private military contractors who are called into action throughout a modern virtual world. Overseeing their own personal command base, players will expand, enhance, and customize their headquarters, manage and upgrade their military convoy of vehicles, and train and develop their crews through a robust reputation and experience system. Dynamic environments in Armored Warfarerequire players to change strategies on the battlefield at a moment’s notice keeping them ever vigilant to the tides of battle.

To learn more about Armored Warfare, please visit www.ArmoredWarfare.com. For instant updates, follow the Armored Warfare team on Twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to the official YouTube channel.

WOOLFE: THE RED HOOD DIARIES TABLETOP RPG AND DELUXE EDITION REVEALED

Woolfe The Red Hood Diaries                   GmP           image          1GriN’s dark fairytale 2.5D platformer rewards backers as it smashes through its funding target

GriN has announced that Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, its cinematic platform game full of drama and dark twists, has passed its $50,000 crowdfunding target on Kickstarter, days ahead of the campaign’s finishing date of September 4 2014.

As a result, GriN is providing a new reward for every single backer of the project – a Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries tabletop fantasy RPG. Provided to backers as a digital PDF, fans will soon be able to continue the adventures of Red Riding Hood offline. GriN will be revealing more details on the tabletop RPG in the coming weeks.

Also, to celebrate reaching the 100% funding target, GriN is adding physical add-ons to an already impressive roster of digital rewards. Specifically: a poster pack ($32 tier), an 80-page hardcover artbook ($39 tier), a boxed copy of the game and soundtrack ($39 tier), and a deluxe 3D printed boxed copy of the game ($120 tier).

A twisted fable in a rich, fantasy setting of smoke-spewing factories and evil forests, Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is an action-platforming fairy tale of death, industrial greed and vengeance, coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2015.

 

For further information on Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/45588301/1303361578?token=eb436a02

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/woolfegame

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WoolfeGame

Co-op Questing Allows Four Dragon Age Fans To Play Together for the First Time

Dragon Age Inquisition            GmP         image              1FOUR HEROES ARE BETTER THAN ONE! BIOWARE BRINGS COOPERATIVE MULTIPLAYER TO DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION

today announced the cooperative dungeon crawling multiplayer mode in Dragon Age™: Inquisition.Created alongside the massive single player campaign, this marks the first time gamers can play with their friends in the Dragon Agefranchise. The multiplayer mode in Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature action-packed four player cooperative quests separate from the single player open world story.

“For Dragon Age: Inquisition, a special team of veteran developers from the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises created fun, fast-paced multiplayer gameplay that requires strategic teamwork on top of Inquisition’s party-based combat and extensive loot and crafting system,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager, BioWare. “It was early in the game’s development that we realized how much fun fans of our series were having, with so many players teaming up in Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. We can’t wait to give Dragon Age fans an even bigger and deeper experience.”

In Dragon Age: Inquisition’s multiplayer mode, four players will team up across a range of multiplayer quests and objectives, exploring intricate dungeons and vanquishing all who oppose them. While dungeon-crawling, players will collect loot, salvage items, craft new weapons and armor, and unlock new characters. At launch, players will be able to unlock up to twelve characters across the threeInquisition classes of Legionnaire, Reaver and Mage, each playing a different and strategic role in multiplayer combat. Multiplayer in Dragon Age: Inquisition is a standalone experience from the open world story players will embark in the main game, and will not have an impact on single player progression or story.

Players can pre-order* Dragon Age: Inquisition to get special bonus content. Visit the Dragon Age website for more information on editions, including the Deluxe Edition available for pre-order and the upcoming Inquisitor’s Edition.

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Creative England and PlayStation open accelerator programme

Creative England logo                    GmPCreative England has launched GamesLab Campus, the exciting new Incubator and Accelerator programme ran in association with PlayStation®.

Creative England’s GamesLab Campus programme will invest a maximum of £250,000 into five Games companies (up to £50,000 each) from across England to support the development of new and innovative entertainment experiences on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita. The successful studios will also receive a package of mentoring, support and technical benefits including the provision of PS3®, PS4® & PS®Vita Dev Kits2

Jaspal Sohal, Head of Games and Digital Media at Creative England, said: “GamesLab Campus is a fantastic opportunity that combines investment with the invaluable industry support from a major platform holder. Whether you’re a start-up or an experienced developer, we’re looking for exciting and innovative projects that really demonstrate the technical and creative gaming talent we have in England.”

Andrew Parsons, Director of Publisher and Developer Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said: “We are working hard to make PlayStation the best place to develop, publish and play games. This excellent program organised by Creative England is a great opportunity to support the innovative talents of UK independent developers and we’re delighted to be a part of this.”

For full guidelines on how to apply and for further information on Creative England’s support for games developers, visit www.creativeengland.co.uk/games or follow GamesLab on Twitter at @CEGamesLab.

Applications close at 9am on September 24th, to apply click here

MADDEN NFL 15 MAKES RETAIL DEBUT

Madden 15                                GmP                  image       X1 coverartMadden Season Officially Begins

Madden Season is in effect as Electronic Arts Inc. officially launched Madden NFL 15 on Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Madden NFL 15 allows fans to own their rival with a new arsenal of defensive pass rush moves and tackling mechanics, as well as a new and improved playcalling system. The game also showcases the most impressive visuals in franchise history, and a comprehensive Skills Trainer that teaches not only game skills, but football strategy as well.

Madden NFL 15 delivers on defense, providing a variety of new pass rush moves to help players disrupt the backfield, as well as new tackling mechanics that make it easier than ever to wrap up your opponent or make the big hit in the hopes of making him cough up the football. Furthermore, the revamped play calling system presents suggested plays in a whole new way, providing context for each recommended play as well as a snapshot of its historical success. You can also utilize the wisdom of the Madden Community, with constantly updated community-suggested plays that are pulled from actual Madden NFL 15 matchups from around the world.

The improvements extend beyond gameplay, with new game day presentation that tells the story of your matchup, including new pregame and halftime shows with highlights, commentary and analysis. Fans can also utilize the enhanced Skills Trainer mode to not only improve their mastery of Madden NFL 15, but also learn basic football concepts. Once you feel confident head over into the brand-new Gauntlet to put your skills to the ultimate test.

“Madden NFL 15 has taken a huge leap forward in so many areas, including the visuals, new presentation and defensive gameplay”, said Cam Weber, VP and Group GM at EA SPORTS. “But what I’m most pleased with is how the whole package hangs together as a cohesive, high quality experience. I think people are going to love it.”

Madden NFL 15 allows players to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season.

Those looking for a NFL experience on the go can jump into Madden Mobile, available today for free on the App Store and Google Play. This all-new NFL experience will allow fans to build a dominant team composed of the league’s best talent from past and present. Players can take their squad into head-to-head matchups against friends, play their favorite team’s full NFL season or jump into the always fresh Live Events.

Madden NFL 15 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available on August 26 in North America and on August 29 in the EU for Xbox One and the PlayStation®4. A version of Madden NFL 15 is also now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. To learn more about Madden NFL 15, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.

Deep Silver brings Dead Island 2 and more to EGX 2014

EGX 2014                            GmPEGX, the UK’s biggest and best games event, and Deep Silver announced today that Dead Island 2, Escape Dead Island, Metro Redux, Sacred 3 andSherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments will all be playable at EGX London at Earls Court from 25th to 28th September 2014.

Gamers will get an early chance to play the hotly anticipated Dead Island 2 – sequel to the 2011 smash hit zombie action game – well ahead of its 2015 release date.

Also playable at the show will be Escape Dead Island, a thrilling survival mystery that fills in the events between Dead Island and Dead Island 2.

Showgoers will be wowed by Metro Redux, which brings the visual splendour of 4A Games’ acclaimed sci-fi shooters Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time – in freshly remastered versions.

Also on the show floor will be Sacred 3, latest in the cult action role-playing game series, and the new Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments, an investigation game that challenges players to reveal the correct perpetrator through 6 unique cases with a host of new mechanics for the series, as well as a new engine.

Tickets for EGX London 2014 are now available at www.egxlondon.net and are selling out fast!

When gamers turn bad: Death threats for Tomb raider writer

Internet Warrior                                     GmP                image  4How far are you willing to go in your pursuit of gaming pleasure?

The question in itself is simple enough: Are you prepared to dig deep into your pockets and fork out another few hundred quid to purchase another console just to play a game from a favoured franchise? Or, instead, would you go all out ‘Clock tower Sniper’ and threaten the life of the writers and developers unless they adjust their position and bring an exclusive title across to your platform of choice?

It would seem that there are a great many unstable types out there currently hiding under the guide of ‘gamers’, and in particular PlayStation gamers, that would do the second option. Incredible though it would seem to rational, free-thinking people, these deluded fan boys, and in fact, let’s not even wrongly label them as fan boys….let’s just give them all the title that they truly deserve: “ Lunatics “, As calling them ‘fan boys’ would be doing a disservice to the legions of dedicated and loyal gamers who love to support their favourite pastime.

But, where were we? Oh yes, the ‘Lunatic Fringe’ of the gaming community. Although judging from the way that some of these halfwits have behaved toward Tomb Raider writer Rhianna Pratchett of late perhaps, then, the phrase ‘Care in the Community’ would be a little more appropriate.

This sad shower of keyboard warriors and delusional deadheads have taken it upon themselves to attack Miss Pratchett via her Twitter account for having the unmitigated nerve to…erm, ‘write’ the Tomb Raider stories, as opposed to being the one making the decisions at Crystal Dynamics over the choice of being a future Xbox One exclusive title, or not, in this case?, ( no we didn’t get it either – Ed.)

This assorted collection of clowns and low-lives then beganthreatening the award-winning author with everything this side of a painful death from AIDS, Cancer and every other nasty exit from this mortal coil that you can think of from burning in oil to spontaneous Human combustion.

Doesn’t it make you proud that this sack full of degenerates claim to be moulded from the same gamer clay as you or I?

Surely, then, the time has come for representatives from companies such as Sony, whose own ‘supporters’ are the ones carrying out this recent wave of incredible assaults, to take a stand and condemn the actions of this vocal few who use the most disgraceful of tactics to threaten and intimidate the men and women who bring us all this wonderful form of entertainment.

Well, you would think so, wouldn’t you?

Internet Warrior                                     GmP                image 2Judging from the recent ‘no comment’ we received from Sony’s own mouthpiece, Adam Boyes, one could readily assume, then, that rather than Sony being outraged at ‘gamers’ perpetrating acts of online assault and cyber abuse in their name, that the corporate giant is actually encouraging this viewpoint from the extremists in the gaming world.

This lack of condemnation from Sony and their refusal to give an official statement distancing themselves from the awful antics of the minority of scumbags in their community ranks shows nothing if not appreciation of the lengths that some of their fans will go to to defend their beloved Sony.

It’s almost as if Sony seem to be proud of their extremists. As opposed to loathe of their disgusting behaviour.

Far from being a solitary attack on Miss Pratchett there have been many other reported incidents of late where PlayStation gamers have threatened and abused many other developers and writers, designers and individuals all associated with such drastic acts against the Sony corporation such as signing exclusivity deals with Microsoft, producing a pack of cards for the Xbox One owners ( as in the case of The Witcher 3 developers at CD Projekt RED ), as well as the despicable acts of outright abuse committed against a myriad of multiplat developers who have been harangued for their decisions to include or exclude additional content as they see fit.

Let us not forget also the sheer weight of petitions currently flooding websites who are designed for far more deserving causes, such as Change.Org, where PS4 and PS3 owners bleat like deluded children over everything from exclusives to content, DLC and online features.

This has to stop, and we look to Sony themselves to come out and take a stance against this ridiculous influx of stupidity into the gaming community.

How long before a writer, artist or developer is killed? How long before genuine actual physical harm is doled out to a designer because they went on record to say they liked to game on Xbox One and not PlayStation 4?  Would Sony make an official statement condemning the deluded actions of the fetid few then?

Or maybe they will continue on with their ‘there is no such thing as bad publicity’ campaign. I for one won’t be holding my breath in anticipation of an Adam Boyes based blasting of the PlayStation install base.

GOD FACTORY: WINGMEN AVAILABLE NOW

God Factory Wigmen                      GmPJoin The Epic Spaceship Battle Today!

BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S., leading video game publisher and developer, and Nine Dots Studio are pleased to announce thatGoD Factory: Wingmen, is out today on STEAM®.

GoD Factory: Wingmen is a multiplayer space-combat game played through fast-paced and intensely tactical 4 vs 4 player matches. This unique blend of competitive multiplayer and tactical space combat will keep you busy and challenged for hundreds of hours. Lead 4 original species to victory in a galactic battle under the silent watch of the gigantic GoD defying the laws of physics. Develop and customize powerful vessel and embark on this strategic battle with your friends! Share your gunships, cooperate and experience pure multiplayer greatness where every player’s contribution matters. Survive the relentless fire of enemy players through a visually dazzling and frantic space shooter, and ultimately defeat the opponent’s Carrier!

After everything we’ve been through, it’s amazing that the game made it to completion. Better yet, it is everything we wanted it to be.” Said Guillaume Bouchet-Vidal founder and president of Nine Dots Studio “We’ll keep pushing the game further; there is so much more to explore in the GoD Factory universe!

GoD Factory: Wingmen is available today on STEAM®. http://store.steampowered.com/app/262750/