Category: PC

Seventh Faction Reveal for Endless Legend, The ‘Drakken’

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With press previews popping up after showing their upcoming 4x fantasy strategy title Endless Legend on Gamescom last week, Amplitude Studios today reveals the game’s seventh faction the ‘Drakken’ with a beautiful intro video, faction card and screenshots.

An ancient and venerable race, the drakes and dragons of the Drakken prize lore, history, and wisdom above all things. Few in number but exceedingly powerful, they do not seek war but rather relationships, information, and knowledge. Faction histories, artifacts, and ruins are highly prized by the Drakken while wealth, military power, and advanced technology are viewed as insignificant.

Endless Legend is currently in Beta and can already be purchased via Steam’s Early Access program http://store.steampowered.com/app/289130/ .

For more info on Endless Legend please visit Amplitude’s official website: www.endless-legend.com.

HEARTHSTONE™: HEROES OF WARCRAFT™ IS FUN

Hearthstone                GmP                   image 9Blizzard Entertainment today announced that Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™, its free-to-play digital card game, is fun. Like, really fun. Which is good, because it’s now officially out of beta and fully released upon the world! Speaking of the world. . . .

“We saw some reports early on that Hearthstone might destroy the planet*,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re pleased to see that the game has been released and the planet is still here . . . though we apologize for all the lost productivity.”

Hearthstone is now available on Mac and PC, with iPad support coming soon. Android device, iPhone, and Windows tablet versions are in development and will be available in the future.

Visit playhearthstone.com today to learn more about Hearthstone, download the game for free, and start having some fun!

*http://www.pcgamesn.com/wow/hearthstone-first-impressions-i-fear-game-will-destroy-planet

High-end gaming performance in ultra-slim design: MEDION® ERAZER® X7611 available now!

Medion Erazer    X7611                 GmP Gaming  image 1MEDION® gaming notebook scores points with fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor, the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphics card, fast SSD and matte full HD display

Essen notebook specialist, MEDION, today expands its gaming line-up with the MEDION ERAZER X7611, a notebook with an all new form factor. Not only is the MEDION ERAZER X7611 a powerful gaming notebook, it is also ideally suited to mobile use thanks to its thin (H:23mm), high-quality aluminium design.

The MEDION ERAZER X7611 can handle the most demanding of programs, as its features all the latest technology including the new Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ processor, the powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M DirectX® 11 graphics card with fast 2048 MB GDDR5 graphics memory and 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM. Using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the 2.4 GHz processor automatically adjusts to higher performance demands and can be overclocked up to 3.4 GHz.

In addition to an intense, crystal-clear colour display, the anti-reflective 43.9cm/17.3″ full HD widescreen LED backlight display with full HD resolution also ensures that even sunlight or poor lighting conditions do not detract from the gaming enjoyment. Therefore, even in complex gaming situations, players always have an unobstructed view.

The 1000GB SATA hard drive provides plenty of space for games, music or films. An additional mSATA SSD of up to 128GB ensures that resource-devouring games and the pre-installed Windows 8.1 also start up even quicker. Four USB 3.0 ports are provided for rapid data transfer or connecting accessories. Up to three additional monitors can also be connected via two mini display port connections and a HDMI output for a superior gaming experience.

To ensure maximum stability and speed even during online collaborative gaming, the MEDION ERAZER X7611 boasts both the wireless LAN IEEE 802.11n standard technology and a BigFoot E2205 Gigabit LAN network controller. Dolby® Home Theater™ certified speakers with subwoofer provide a crisp sound.
The MEDION ERAZER X7611 is the newest member of the current MEDION ERAZER notebook line-up featuring the latest fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processors and cutting-edge NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards.

The MEDION ERAZER X7611 is available with immediate effect priced from £1049.00 in the MEDIONshop at www.medion.com.

Forge of Empires’ Modern Era Presents Hollywood and Rock’n’Roll!

FORGE OF EMPIRS        GmP Gaming   inage Modern era City 1InnoGames just released a new period for its strategic online game Forge of Empires across all languages: The Modern Era, introducing the fabulous fifties to the game!

The addition includes a completely new quest line, which will be the longest one so far with almost 100 story quests. New technologies, like “Commercial Aviation” and “Hollywood” wait to be researched, and numerous Modern Era buildings will create a unique 50’s vibe – who doesn’t need an amusement park in their cities? In this new video, the game’s designer Peer further explains features of the Modern Era.

The modern Era will introduce the full range of modern convenience to Forge of Empires – players have to take care of their citizens’ happiness and entertainment by building diners, amusement parks and producing movies. New production buildings allow for rare goods from previous ages to be refined and combined, creating entirely new ones. Blueprint collectors can also look forward to the Space Needle, the first of the Era’s Great Buildings.

There will also be lots of fights going on – the campaign takes place in a new continent in the Far East, spanning 11 provinces and containing several factions, each with their own agenda. The player’s choices in this conflict not only determine the outcome but also the rewards being given upon victory. The battlefields will introduce new strategic aspects as well: paratroopers and tanks allow for surprise attacks and devastating assaults. Battles now also take place on tropical beaches, palm trees and sand hills as strategic elements.

Forge of Empires is a browser-based strategy game in which players, tasked with leading a city to prosperity, can research new technologies, build impressive historical buildings and enlarge their sphere of influence through military campaigns and skillful dealing. The game has recently been awarded the title of “Best Browser Game 2013” at the German Computer Game Award (Deutscher Computerspielpreis). Besides the browser version, a full app for iOS and Android devices is coming soon. Forge of Empires reached more than 10 million registered users and is playable in 23 languages.

With about 110 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world’s leading developers and providers of online games. Currently, the Hamburg-based company employs 280 professionals from more than 20 nations. InnoGames has scored major success with games such as Tribal Wars, Grepolis and The West.

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Conquest of Paradise Expansion Now Available for Europa Universalis IV

Europa Universalis IV                 GmP Gaming   image    logo 1All-new New World Being Discovered on Live Stream Today

Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and planter of flags, today released “Conquest of Paradise,” the first expansion to award-winning empire-building game Europa Universalis IV created by Paradox Development Studio. Available now for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Conquest of Paradise provides players of Paradox’s celebrated strategy game with an all-new set of challenges, sending them to the New World during the age of exploration.

Explorers and Emperors alike will find a completely randomized American continent added to their game, including features such as trading with the natives, establishing colonies, and new options for military conquest. Players can also take control of newly formed colonial nations – or play as one of several Native American Nations, complete with unique buildings, events, and mechanics.

To demonstrate the New World, a live stream will be conducted by Thomas Johansson and Johan Andersson, Europa Universalis IV’s project lead and studio head, respectively. The stream, available to watch on Paradox’s Twitch.TV channel at PARADOX INTERACTIVE/ TWITCH TV CHANNEL, will begin today, January 14, at 8 p.m. CET / 7p.m. GMT / 11 a.m. PST.

Make sure to explore the new Europa Universalis IV v1.4 patch notes here: PATCH NOTES

Three additional DLC packs have also been released today: Europa Universalis IV: Songs of the New World DLC (Music DLC) Europa Universalis IV: Native Americans Unit Pack Europa Universalis IV: Conquistadors Unit Pack

Europa Universalis IV is the critically acclaimed empire-building game that allows players to tell their own stories, determining the course of international events as they see fit. Whether they’re growing a sprawling nation across the sea to the shores of a new world, or trying to survive an invasion by overseas explorers, Europa Universalis IV offers enough options to satisfy colonialists and imperialists alike.

Want to rewrite history? Feel free to explore the Paradox Short Story Contest 2014 here: Europa Universalis IV/Short Story Competition

Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise and the DLC´s are now available to download for strategy fans and ambitious conquerors from all major digital download portals at Europa Universalis IV

Drivers feel the need for speed as YoYoTech teams up with BMW

YoYoTech BMW event                             GmP Gaming    image 1Thrill-seekers got the chance to experience the blistering speed of life as a racing driver as cutting-edge PC manufacturer YoYoTech teamed up with BMW for an event in London.

Visitors to the BMW showroom in Park Lane were given the chance to race a BMW M3 around a track on a simulator set up in the showroom.

There was a 29-inch MX Asus monitor up for grabs as a prize for the competitor who posted the fastest lap time.

The simulator was powered by YoYoTech’s XDNA Aurum 24k PC – a £7,979 hand-built, liquid-cooled machine that is the ultimate in gaming luxury.

The system was running Assetto Corsa Racing Simulator, an incredibly realistic racing simulator which reproduces real-world circuits and racing cars.

The event showed off the raw power and incredible speed of the Aurum system, the most expensive in YoYoTech’s range of gaming hardware.

YoYoTech Business Development Manager Ryan Pearton said: “BMW are known for quality and power and that makes them a perfect fit for YoYoTech. We were delighted to be able to team up with them for this event and to give visitors the exhilarating experience of driving a BMW on our most powerful system.

“This was a true racing simulator and not a game – so many people were surprised at how difficult and realistic it was. Those people who had been on track days got the hang of it pretty quickly and remarked how real it felt.

“There was a very positive response and people were very impressed at the power of the Aurum PC.”

Nicola Panton, Marketing Manager at BMW Park Lane, said: “BMW Park Lane were thrilled to have the XDNA Aurum 24k running in the showroom. The ultimate driving machine and YoYoTech’s powerful technology were a perfect combination.”

YOYOTech – whose website is at www.yoyotech.co.uk – is renowned in the world of gaming PCs and has built up an unrivalled reputation among gamers thanks to its expert knowledge, range of products and expertise in hand-built custom-made PCs.

As well as offering its high-end systems, YOYOTech has recently launched its new Warbird Colour range – affordable yet powerful PCs that are aimed at taking on console giants Sony and Microsoft in the battle for gamers’ hearts.

YOYOTech’s Warbird M-Cube 1 package comes with a 23-inch display and 1TB hard drive and is around four times more powerful than Microsoft’s XBoxOne and Sony’s PS4 – despite the bundle being in a similar price range at just £599.99.

The higher-specced Warbird M-Cube II offers a faster processor, 27-inch display and a 60GB solid state drive to complement its 1TB hard drive. It retails for £799.99.

Both systems are easily upgradeable – keeping YOYOTech machines ahead of the game compared to their console rivals.

Full specs and details are online at www.yoyotech.co.uk/give-your-pc-some-colour

YOYOTech is now part of the Centerprise International group. Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Centerprise is a major reseller and provider of bespoke IT systems and services.

Daedalic unveil the launch trailer for ‘GOMO’

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German adventure game specialists Daedalic Entertainment today release Gomo, a new point-and-click exploration game for PC and Mac for £5.99.

Wind of Changes – New expansion for Allods Online is live worldwide

Allods-Online-2Fairer Dominion rules, new PvP event, class change feature are now available in game

All Allods Online players can enjoy Wind of Changes, the latest expansion now live on all European and American servers.

In “Wind of Changes”, some major game features have been redesigned, and one of the most important changes being made is in the new Dominion!

With the new expansion, the Dominion has been significantly altered. Players can now say goodbye to all sectors on dominion map as the old Dominion lacked proper balance and only large and powerful guilds were able to progress on the map while completely overshadowing smaller guilds. Allods Online team has decided to implement a fairer system that will allow everybody to participate and to compete against enemies on the same level. This means that the battles will become more random, guilds wont’t be able to use unfair strategies to avoid fighting, or benefit by simply being at the right place at the right moment. The New Dominion will be more fairly balanced, so champions will have to earn their place at the top.

In addition to the Dominion, players will also get a completely new PvP event in the game called “Scarlet Bastion”. The Scarlet Bastion will allow up to 30 players with different levels of equipment to fight face to face in the same arena. The event will take place twice a day. Participants will be grouped in two teams; the first team will contain 6 players with the highest gear score, the remaining 24 heroes will join the lower gear score team. Both parties will be fighting on a small island, where the six man team will have to defend the fortress against the opposing team of invaders.

With the launch of this new expansion Allods Online players will get an opportunity to try different classes without the need of creating a new in-game character, this is all thanks to the “Core Morpher”, a special scroll that can be purchased only at the auction house. As this item contains great potential of altering the balancing of the game world, it will be available every week from Monday to Saturday only at the auction house and another change will be possible after a month.

Wind of Changes will also bring some minor updates like a new and entirely re-designed in-game mail system which will bring great benefits to all players. We are also introducing new game modifiers to make your Sarnaut adventures even more exciting and challenging.

Allods Online is a AAA MMORPG available in free-to-play and subscription based versions, both set in a fantasy space opera universe that is published across Europe in English, German, Polish and French by gPotato.eu and developed by Mail.Ru Games.

Allods Online features unique player-built and player-controlled space battleships, the dynamic Astral space to explore, and creates a new standard of co-operative gameplay. Join one of the two factions at war and discover the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 34 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up to 55 by completing over 4,000 quests and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online also features Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player, Guild vs Guild and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms.

Gaming PC leaders YoYoTech launch into retail

Yoyo Tech                    GmP Gaming      image   1YoYoTech takes on PS4 and XboxOne with retail launch for gaming PCs

Cutting-edge PC manufacturer YOYOTech today threw down the gauntlet to Sony and Microsoft by announcing plans to sell its range of high-performance gaming machines in retail stores.

Today (Friday, December 6) at a launch event in London, YOYOTech announced a reseller programme which will bring its range of gaming PCs into retail websites and on to the high street.

YOYOTech, whose website is at www.yoyotech.co.uk, has just launched its new Warbird Colour range, aimed at taking on console giants Sony and Microsoft in the battle for gamers’ hearts.

YOYOTech’s Warbird M-Cube 1 package comes with a 23-inch display and 1TB hard drive and is far more powerful than Microsoft’s XBoxOne and Sony’s PS4 – despite the bundle being in a similar price range at just £599.99.

The higher-specced Warbird M-Cube II offers a faster processor, 27-inch display and a 60GB solid state drive to complement its 1TB hard drive. It retails for £799.99.

Both systems come with a free copy of hit game BioShock Infinite and are easily upgradeable – keeping YOYOTech machines ahead of the game compared to their console rivals.

Full specs and details are online at www.yoyotech.co.uk/give-your-pc-some-colour

YOYOTech Business Development Manager Ryan Pearton said the machines were aimed at offering a value-for-money alternative to gamers who might be considering a next-gen console.

“While consoles are aimed solely at putting a small, low-cost unit in your living room that can deliver gaming at HD resolutions, the most powerful PCs can drive massive frame rates at the highest possible image quality with resolutions up to four times better than traditional HD TVs,” he said.

“At the moment, the PS4 and XboxOne will be able to offer a similar experience to a mid-range PC, but that won’t last.

“Serious gamers want everything set to ‘max’ to experience their games the way they are meant to be played. That experience is available through YOYOTech’s gaming PCs.”

Yoyo Tech                    GmP Gaming      image   2At the other end of the scale, YoYoTech used today’s event to show off the luxury XDNA Aurum 24K.

At £7,979.79 it is the most expensive machine YoYoTech has ever produced and offers blistering performance thanks to the most advanced liquid-cooled components available – hand-crafted within a gold-embossed chassis.

Ryan Pearton said: “The recession is over, game and simulator developers across the world are pushing through demanding new software and our customers want to enjoy the most advanced programs at blistering speed.

“During times of austerity, people choose functionality above all else. Once the dark clouds pass, aesthetics become much more important – and that’s exactly what the YOYOTech Aurum series is about.”

YOYOTech is a renowned outlet in the world of gaming PCs and has built up an unrivalled reputation among gamers thanks to its expert knowledge, range of products and ability to hand-build custom-made PCs.

YOYOTech is now part of the Centerprise International group. Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Centerprise is a major reseller and provider of bespoke IT systems and services.