Archive for the ‘Games’ Category
by Daniel Reeder
NERDWARNORD: This video may go down at some point. I’m pretty sure it was leaked. You certainly can’t preorder yet on the Blizzard page.
BLUF — When you preorder the new World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, you will be able to boost any one character straight to level 90. This way you and your friends will all be the same level and all prepared for the new content, raids, dungeons, quests, etc. at the same time. If the character you’re boosting is over level 60 already, it will receive a commensurate boost to its primary two professions and first aid, taking them all straight to the maximum profession level (which is currently 600 in “Mists of Pandaria”; you will no doubt be able to keep leveling once within Warlords of Draenor). +Continue Reading
War doesn’t always start with a carefully planned attack – sometimes all it takes is a single mistake. On the afternoon of January 27th, 2014, a single pilot in the game “EVE Online” forgot to pay rent on a space station in a strategically valuable star system. His negligence started one of the biggest battles in the history of online gaming, lasted 21 hours, involved over seven thousand players and saw $300,000 worth of ships destroyed. +Continue Reading
World of Warplanes has been out for a couple of months now and Wargaming.net has just released its 1.1 update. Highlights include two new battle arenas and a whole new line of fourteen aircraft from the Focke-Wulf lineage.
As an incentive to get gamers to try their free-to-play game, the company is giving away an Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktop PC to one winner and ten additional randomly chosen winners will get the games’ new German tier V Premium plane, the Messerschmitt Me 209 V. +Continue Reading
by Daniel Reeder
“For two epic days, Blizzard fans from around the world descend on Anaheim to play and celebrate their passion for all things Warcraft®…”
That’s the tag line from the BlizzCon website. BlizzCon 2013 is this year’s annual convention for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s nerdy goodness. Don’t know who Blizzard Entertainment is? What, have you been living under a rock for the past nineteen years? Lucky for you I’m here to explain. Blizzard Entertainment is one of the gaming giants of the industry. They are responsible such games as the Warcraft series, the StarCraft series, and the Diablo series. +Continue Reading
by Daniel Reeder
That’s the official multiplayer launch trailer for Battlefield 4. It was just released here in the US and already tens of thousands of gamers have tuned out of the real world to get their war on. +Continue Reading
by Daniel Reeder
Friday was the one year anniversary of the release of Torchlight II, which I picked up recently as a part of a Humble Bundle weekly sale. I’m glad it did, because to be honest I think I badly underestimated the game when it first came out. Turns out this thing kick’s Diablo III’s ass. +Continue Reading
Activision seems to have surprised most everyone with the release of Call of Duty: Strike Team, an all-new game built from the ground up for iOS. Set in 2020, the U.S finds itself at war with an unknown enemy and your mission is to lead a Joint Special Operations Team in a global effort to track down those responsible for a surprise attack. +Continue Reading
The developers behind the upcoming game World War III Online wants everyone to play “What if?” What if the Soviet military staged a coup in 1989 and prevented the fall of the Berlin Wall? What if the Red Army decided to forcibly put down the freedom movements in the Soviet satellite states? What if that action led to another World War?
The game will be a multiplayer, free-to-play FPS PC game when it launches. This one’s a true indie and it’s being made without the massive resources that the big guys throw at Call of Duty or Splinter Cell. Check out the videos below. If the execution matches the excellent premise, WW3 Online might be a winner along the lines of World of Tanks. If you’re interested, follow the game’s development on Twitter or Facebook. +Continue Reading
First-timers at the E3 show would expect to see giant booths from Activision or EA or Ubisoft, but the huge Wargaming.net presence might come as a surprise to anyone who hasn’t plugged into the international World of Tanks phenomenon.
World of Tanks is a free-to-play MMO that launched as a PC-based game in Russia in 2010. Its subsequent launches in Europe, China, North America, South Korea and other Asian countries. The massive international popularity of the game has led to 65 million registered players worldwide with hundreds of thousands playing simultaneously.
If you’ve spent all your free time talking smack with other Call of Duty die-hards down at the GameStop, this might come as a shock, but remember: there’s a gigantic world outside the USA and, while Tanks is most definitely a success here in the USA, it’s one of the dominant titles in Eastern European gaming culture. +Continue Reading
If you’ve got a box of old game cartridges in the attic and a bunch of kids who just can’t understand how awesome games were back when you were a kid, the new Super Retro Trio console could be just what you’re looking for. +Continue Reading