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Watch Dying Light on Twitch and Venture Into a Magic Kingdom

Dying Light            GmP image 3Tune in to Twitch on Saturday, December 20th, for a live-stream of Dying Light, the upcoming survival action game from Techland.

The stream starts at 7PM CET (6PM UK, 10AM PST) and will be hosted by two Dying Light developers: producer Tymon Smektała and lead game designer Maciej Binkowski. The duo will be showcasing the Old Town, the lesser-known area of the game, while offering in-depth commentary and answering questions from the community. Viewers will be taken down a never-shown-before quest chain called “Magic Kingdom”, which will give them a sneak peek into the game’s vast assortment of side stories.

Watch Dying Light streamed live at:

twitch.tv/techland

Moreover, the developers will demonstrate many advanced unlockable skills, giving an insight into the character progression system. The stream is expected to last at around 30 minutes.

All players looking forward to Dying Light can now get a taste of the zombie-infested quarantine zone by playing “Test Your Survival Skills” – an interactive video based on actual Dying Light gameplay.

 

Dying Light is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC, and is scheduled for release in 2015 on January 27th in the Americas, January 28th in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and January 30th in Europe.

Satellite Reign releases today via Steam Early Access

Satellite Reign                GmP                  image logo 1Satellite Reign is a real-time, class-based strategy game. You control a squad of four agents, each with distinct and unique abilities, as they vie for control of a fully simulated, living, cyberpunk city.

The game world is designed to facilitate emergent gameplay, giving you the tools and freedom to play how you want to play, so you can create strategies and scenarios that not even we had anticipated!

Customise your team with the strength to destroy your enemies head-on, or hack into their facilities to manipulate their infrastructure without them ever knowing you were even there.

Will you take down your enemies with brute-force? Covert espionage and infiltration? Or will you use propaganda to influence the citizens of the city and overthrow the controlling powers?

Satellite Reign will be released on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

Iceberg Interactive Gives Something Back with this week’s Humble Bundle

Nuclear Dawn                  GmP        image 1Includes Some of Iceberg’s Favorites; Nuclear Dawn, Gas Guzzlers Extreme, StarDrive and More!

Veteran videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive reveals today that it is offering massive discounts from its vault of games this week, with the Humble Weekly Bundle. A portion of the proceeds will go to 2 worthy causes, charity: water and Special Effect.
Unsurprisingly, given Iceberg’s focus for the last few years, the bundle includes several sci-fi titles, with three 4x strategy games: StarDrive, Horizon, Star Ruler, plus the most recent sim/RPG sensation,Starpoint Gemini 2, which was released just 10 weeks ago.  The bundle also includes other genres, such as the shooter/strategy game Nuclear Dawn for PC/Mac/Linux, the frenetic combat racer Gas Guzzlers Extreme, the action adventure Blades of Time (Limited Edition) and the super-creepy horror adventure The Lost Crown.
The optimum Iceberg Humble Bundle package runs only $25 for eight games at a $186 value. All games come with Steam keys.
The Iceberg Weekly Humble Bundle (www.humblebundle.com/weekly) begins today, December 11 at 11 AM PST, and runs through Thursday, December 18.
Iceberg’s Humble Bundle options are highlighted below:
Pay What You Want (Minimum $1) and get:

Beat the Average Bundle Price and get:

Pay at least $25 and also unlock:

More information about Iceberg Interactive can be found at www.iceberg-games.com. For extra Iceberg news, follow Iceberg Interactive on Twitter @Iceberg_Int, ‘like’ it on Facebook, and watch it on YouTube.

12 Days of Gamers Christmas: Day 3

eBuyer               GmP             image Lenovo e50Moving onto the third recommendation,  in our quest to bring you all the best goodies to drop into Santa’s sack, we come to yet another bargain based bonanza from the online retailer that is fast becoming our ‘go to guy’ for any and all gaming related goodies.

eBuyer have some remarkable promotions on this Christmas period but none more so than the simply incredible prices of their entry level PC’s for the budding enthusiast. If you are unsure of specifications, or are just looking to begin your career as a PC Powerhouse then look no further than many of the amazing deals on offer this Festive Season.

First up has to be the impressive Lenovo e50 at a piffling £149. This price tag would be laughable if it wasn’t so incredible for the purchaser. For this ludicrously low fee customers will receive a competent entry-level rig that houses Windows 8.1, ( *with Bing ), as well as 500GB of internal HDD memory, 4GB of RAM and the nicely rounded package of  the J2900 Intel Pentium Quad Core.

All of this adds up to a sterling effort from which you may base your first foray into the wonderful world of PC gaming, and although you may well require a further upgrade to the onboard graphics card, it is nothing that cannot handle your Diablo 3’s, League of Legends, World of Warcraft and Path of Exile.

Custom graphics cards such as the NVidia Quadro will boost the performance of the unit massively and will provide all the power players will need to handle even the most demanding of titles. ( *tested with Crysis 1 on ultra )

Both products are available from the eBuyer website via the following link:

LENOVO e50

NVIDIA QUADRO

Gauntlet DLC reveals Lilith the Necromancer

Gauntlet                                GmP               image Lilith the NecromancerFrom the depths of the darkest dungeons of Gauntlet, a brave new heroine joins the fight against the hordes of undead, Lilith the Necromancer.

Available today for £3.99, this practitioner of the dark arts uses her understanding of the Book of the Dead to summon skeleton warriors to smite her foes. Lilith’s Ghostwalk ability allows her to escape any deadly situation or impede her foes as she seamlessly passes through them.

In addition, Season 1 of The Gauntlet Coliseum debuts today as a free in-game update for all players. Six horde-mode style arenas will push players combat skills to the brink as they take on relentless waves of enemies. Players victorious in their efforts will be rewarded with new cosmetic items to flaunt their triumphs, as well as some well-earned bragging rights on the leaderboards. Additional challenges will arrive in future seasons of The Gauntlet Coliseum.

Stay tuned to GmP for all the latest Gauntlet and Warner Bros news and reviews.

12 Days of Gamers Christmas: Day 2

MOGA Pro Controller                         GmP                    image 2The second installment of the annual Festive foray into the world of the wish list and wants of gamers everywhere!

Today is the turn of the mobile gamers as we give a huge thumbs up, Facebook ‘like’ and Twitter #shoutout to the recently reviewed must-have that is the MOGA Pro Controller.

This perfect peripheral is to mobile gaming what the Dualshock 3 is to PlayStation owners and if personal recommendations count for anything, and they do, they are also the absolute favourite of our own mobile reviewer, Nina.

Available for a paltry price tag of a mere £48.95 via online retailer eBuyer the MOGA Pro takes mobile gaming into a whole new realm by offering console style precision and performance to those once slippery and shoddy touch screen controls.

There is even the handy easel for tablet gamers to securely balance their Galaxy Note, as well as an extendable ‘claw’ rising from the centre of the MOGA Pro which houses the  players mobile phone turning the controller into the ideal mobile must have for all gamers on the go this Yuletide Season.

Click this link to be whisked over to eBuyer where you will find the MOGA Pro and a whole host of other dazzling delights that will make your Christmas Holiday go with a ‘boom’ instead of a fizzle and a whimper.

12 Products of Gamers Christmas

Razer Kraken Xbox One                  GmPWith the Festive Season upon us the time is right to bring you all our annual rundown of the must have peripherals and products to make this Christmas the greatest time to be a gamer.

First up on our Twelve Products of Gamers Christmas comes the newly announced Razer Kraken headset for the Xbox One. This HD hottie has been long-awaited and although there may have been several ‘triers’ already on the market, such as the much maligned Polk Audio atrocity, it is with quality craftsmanship such as Razer are renowned for that gamers can guarantee cash well spent this Yuletide Season.

The choice PC headset of eSport athletes around the world, the Razer Kraken Gaming Headset is now available for the Xbox One and comes fully equipped with powerful 40 mm neodymium magnet drivers that are tuned for clear high and mid-ranges, as well as deep immersive bass for powerful lows. The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One has been ergonomically designed with plush circumaural padding that creates sound isolation for a superior gaming experience.

The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One features a unidirectional microphone that translates crystal clear audio with balanced natural sound tones. The flexible design allows gamers to conveniently flip the microphone out of view when not in use.

Bundled with an audio control unit that fits perfectly on the Xbox One controller, gamers will have easy access to multimedia controls right at their fingertips without the need to interrupt their gaming sessions

Available worldwide now, and all for the meager price of a mere £99, ( $99 ) of whatever currency your cou8ntry currently supports, the Razer Kraken for the Xbox One has to be the must have headset for all casual and competitive Xbox gamers this Christmas.

Follow the link below to secure your slice of aural awesomeness early to avoid massive disappointment on December 25th.

For more information on the Razer Kraken Gaming Headset for Xbox One, go to www.razerzone.com/gaming-audio/razer-kraken-xbox-one

Price: US: $99.99 / EUR: €99.99

Get your zombie on with Dead Island Epidemic

Dead Island Epidemic                GmPOpen Beta for Dead Island: Epidemic has started, bringing an all-new PvE mode, weapon modification system, loot system rework & more. Join now at www.playdie.net

The zombie infested hack & slash action arena is now in Open Beta as Deep Silver unleashes Dead Island: Epidemic for all users to play for free on Steam.

Fans of both co-operative and team based competitive gameplay can now play the game for free on Steam and hence be part of the final stages of development.

With the Open Beta, Dead Island: Epidemic receives a major content update that includes the following features and improvements:

All-New PvE-Mode: Crossroads

Crossroads enriches the PvE experience in DI:E. It offers a bigger variation, higher replayability and more challenge, regardless of skill level. Both beginners and veterans get access to a mode where they can have a lot of fun while at the same time unifying the game experience across both PVE and PvP.

Progression System Overhaul

Levels for individual characters have been removed: There is now a global character level that applies to each character and unlocks apply to each character once you reach a new level.

Crafting Overhaul

Weapon leveling and workbench levels have been removed and a new loot based weapon modification has been introduced: As they complete matches players can now earn weapon modifications (which are divided into rarity: common, uncommon, rare, epic and legendary) which offer progressively more powerful and unique gameplay altering perks.

Passive Skills

Character weapon expertise has been removed and instead every character now has a unique passive ability.

Loot System Rework

Smarter drop system has been added which ensures more guaranteed drops and less randomness.

The full extensive patch notes for the update can be found here.

Dead Island: Epidemic is a fast paced multiplayer action hack & slash where players will duke it out over supply points, using an arsenal of crafted weaponry, a bevy of devastating powers, and good old-fashioned teamwork. And yea, we’ve got zombies too, so there’s that.

Dead Island: Epidemic is available as a Free-to-Play PC title on Steam and features all the trademark elements that are part of a Dead Island experience.

Official website: www.playdie.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deadislandepidemic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/diepidemic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/playdie
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/222900/

Monster Legacy reaches its ULTIMATE evolution

MonsterLegacyLogoL 1600 x 682Since launching in the Spring, Outplay’s beast-battling epic Monster Legacy has been downloaded over a million times, been BAFTA nominated and become proud winner of The App Store Editor’s Choice award, and above all, brought together a huge community of dedicated monster-collecting battlers all over the world!

Now, the ultimate update is headed to mobile, brimming with new Monsters and packed with new features to astound players old and new. First of all, there’s a rustic overhaul of the visuals, adding more detail and polish to the magical world of Arborea, with its 70 quests across 20 mystical locations. Even better, there are now 150 distinct Monsters to find and take into the pvp battle arena!

Stay tuned to GmP for the latest trailers and news for Monster Legacy

New Season Pass Addition Plus Free DLC Pack Revealed for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Lego Batman 3            Season Pass             GmPEnhance your LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham experience with two new add-on content packs, arriving early 2015, for the PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.  With the Bizarro World Pack, the latest addition to the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass, players will gain access to new LEGO DC Comics characters and locations, additional story-driven content, cool new items and much more. Additionally, fans will be treated to a free Heroines & Villainesses Pack in the coming year! You can find additional details about the Bizarro World Pack, free Heroines & Villainesses Pack, as well as newly-revealed character assets for the Arrow Pack below.

• Bizarro World Pack (Season Pass)
o Save Bizarro’s planet from evil and join the Bizarro League, clones of the Justice League, including characters such as Bizzaro and Bizarra!

• Heroines & Villainesses Pack (Free to download)
o Celebrate the fearless females of DC Comics with this collection of super heroines and villainesses, which allows players to wreak havoc as Raven and tear-up the ground as Terra. The pack also includes fan-favourites, such as alien princess Starfire and animal-mimic Vixen but they’ll need to be on the guard against the explosive Plastique and cold and calculating Killer Frost!

• Arrow Pack (Season Pass)
o Become the Green Arrow, voiced by Stephen Amell, from the hit TV show Arrow on The CW. Explore Starling City and interact with new characters, including Slade Wilson, Roy Harper, Malcolm Merlyn and more.

You can gain access to all of the great content in the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass, currently available for £11.99, including the Man of Steel, Dark Knight, Batman 75th, Arrow, Bizzaro World and one more to-be-announced add-on content pack! You can also purchase each Season Pass pack separately for £2.50 each.

In LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest Super Heroes and the most cunning Super Villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the ultimate super hero game for the entire family, is now available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS and PC.