New releases for the week of june 17th-31st

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 PC EA July 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Mac EA July 2011

Rusty Hearts PC (online) Perfect World Entertainment July 27, 2011

The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Pack Mac EA July 26, 2011

The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Pack PC EA July 26, 2011

G.R.U.N.T.S. PC (online) IceValk Entertainment July 22, 2011

Order & Chaos Online Web Gameloft July 21, 2011

Exalight PC (online) F4 July 21, 2011

Runespell: Overture PC (online) Mystic Box July 20, 2011

Mos Speedrun Mac (online) Physmo July 20, 2011

Runespell: Overture Mac (online) Mystic Box July 20, 2011

First Class Flurry Mac (online) Viqua Games July 20, 2011

Bastion PC Warner Bros. July 20, 2011

Supreme Ruler: Cold War PC Paradox Interactive July 19, 2011

Tobe’s Vertical Adventure PC (online) Secret Base July 18, 2011

Call of Juarez: The Cartel PC Ubisoft July 19, 2011

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World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects Now Available!

We wanted to let you know that the new World of Warcraft novel Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, written by New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden, is now available at local and online book retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon. This new adventure follows Thrall, the former War Chief of the Horde, as he struggles with the ongoing repercussions of the Cataclysm. You can read more about what awaits him on his journey here.

Rango: The WORLD Kicks Off Summer Shindig

 America’s favorite chameleon Rango and the colorful citizens of Dirt are throwing a Summer Shindig and they want you there!  Head over to www.RangoTheWorld.com to join in the fun.  You could take home big prizes including a copy of Rango, just released on DVD.

Rango: The WORLD invites players to continue the animated film’s western adventure online as they create their own chameleon and set out to encounter characters from the film, embark on quests, compete in games and customize their own personal corner of Dirt.  For this week only, Rango’s Summer Shindig will let players and their pals saddle up and ride into new events, games and social parties for a chance to win prizes.

 

Rango’s Summer Shindig Events Include:

  • Lizard Relay – Race your way to victory!
  • All Mixed Up – You like your eggs scrambled?  How about your words!
  • Rango Says – Simon ain’t got nothin’ on Rango!
  • Saloon Rooftop Party – Dish the Dirt on the new Rooftop zone!

Rango will be giving away eight copies of Rango just released on DVD, four copies of The Ballad of Rango, the book that gives readers a behind the scenes on the making of the film from characters to story boards, and two 1-Year Membership subscriptions to Rango: The WORLD, which provide the lucky players with full access to premium items and events.

New Real ID Party Feature Now Available for Testing

World of Warcraft has a new feature called, Real ID Party, which is now available for testing. This feature allows World of Warcraft players to invite their Real ID friends of the same faction to a party regardless of the realm they play on, and then queue up for a 5-player normal or Heroic dungeon. 

For more information about how the Real ID Party system works, check out the FAQ below. To learn more about Real ID, please visit the Real ID web page and read the FAQ.

Real ID Party Feature — Test Phase FAQ

 Q: What is the Real ID Party feature?

A: Players can now invite Real ID friends of the same faction to a 5-player normal or Heroic dungeon group, regardless of what realm their friends are on. This system is designed to make it easier for real-life friends to play together.

 Q: How do I invite Real ID friends to a Real ID party?

A: Inviting a Real ID friend to a Real ID Party is simple. Just open up your Friends list to see which Real ID friends are online. Click on the “Plus” button to send an invitation to a Real ID friend to join your group. You can continue to add Real ID friends to your party until the group is complete. If you cannot complete the group with Real ID friends, you are free to join the Dungeon Finder to fill in the missing roles. 

 Q: Does a player need to have Real ID enabled to accept a Real ID group invite?

A: Yes, a player must have Real ID enabled, and both players must be Real ID friends to accept or initiate Real ID party invitations. 

 Q:  Can a party leader invite a mix of Real ID friends, character-level friends, guildmates, or random players to the same party?

A: A party leader can invite any combination of Real ID friends from any realm, guildmates from the same realm, or other characters from the same realm to the same party. If the party leader isn’t able to fill up the entire party, the Dungeon Finder can fill in the missing roles. 

 Q: Can I invite someone who is not a Real ID friend?

A: You can only invite members to a party if they are on your Real ID friends list or if they are on the same realm as you are.

 Q: Can I invite a friend of a Real ID friend?

A: No, you can only invite your own Real ID friends to the party.

 Q: How long will the testing period last?

A: We haven’t yet determined how long the testing period will last. We’ll keep you updated on the status and inform you when the test period is going to end in the future.

 Q: Will aspects of the Real ID Party system be premium-based?

We’ll have information on this toward the end of the testing period

Train Simulator 2012 Announced for September 23

Railsimulator.com Ltd., the leading innovator of rail simulation and modelling tools, announced today that the sequel to the best-selling and award-winning RailWorks 2 will launch worldwide on September 23. RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012.

 “We’re amazed and delighted by how enthusiastically the community has supported the RailWorks simulation line,” said Paul Jackson CEO of Railsimulator.com. “RailWorks 2 was a worldwide success last year not least because the wealth of add-ons allowed players to make the game truly their own. Our fans will be excited by what we’ve achieved with Train Simulator 2012, and newcomers to our products will be simply amazed.”

Train Simulator 2012 promises to be the most advanced train simulator in the world, with the most up to date graphics available for the PC and numerous technical innovations to create the most immersive sense of reality yet seen in a PC simulation. Every aspect of gameplay and the in-game environment is designed to make the player feel that they are controlling the locomotive.

 With 15 highly detailed and accurate locomotives from the age of steam to present day and eight different routes featuring authentic signalling, stations and landscaping, the Train Simulator 2012 core set provides hundreds of hours of challenging gameplay. The RS Career System® allows players to compete against other drivers around the world, or they may choose to create the routes and collections of their dreams with a vast range of additional downloadable locomotives, stock and routes. Built-in tutorials make it easy for newcomers to get in the cab and start playing right away.

Battle.net Mobile Authenticator for Windows Phone 7 Devices

the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator is now available as a free download for Windows Phone 7 devices.

 The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator provides a one-time password that you use in addition to your regular account name and password when you log in to a Battle.net account to play World of Warcraft or StarCraft II.

Versions for other mobile devices are also available for download here, or you can purchase a physical Battle.net Authenticator from the online Blizzard Store. Visit the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator FAQ for more information.

CCP and Nexon announce strategic partnership

CCP and Nexon Co., Ltd. today announced an agreement to bring a fully localized game client and product services for CCP’s award winning science fiction virtual world experience, EVE Online, to Japan this fall.

Continuing with CCP’s international growth plans, the company has targeted one of the largest online games markets to expand the EVE property. “Japanese players have always been an essential part of the EVE Online community,” said CCP CEO, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. “Having considered Nexon’s excellent reputation as Asia’s leading game developer and publisher, they were the obvious choice in who the best possible partner would be to help us make the game more accessible to our growing fan base in Japan.”  With the release of EVE Online on PC later this year, and CCP’s upcoming persistent shooter, DUST 514 on PlayStation 3 the following year, Japanese players will have localized access to the complete EVE universe ecosystem.

Localized services for Japanese players will enable them to access the game in their native language through the Tranquility server, which currently plays host to over 350,000 subscribers from around the world in three languages: English, German and Russian.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to be a part of CCP’s ongoing plans to provide premium services to their subscribers,” said Seung-Woo Choi, Nexon Co., Ltd. “Our shared commitment to quality and excellence is the ultimate cornerstone from which to build an even greater gaming experience for Japanese video game enthusiasts.”

While CCP will continue to develop and manage the game, EVE Online will be added to the ever-expanding portfolio of titles available through Nexon’s portal site, utilizing Nexon’s billing system and supported by the company’s expertise in the areas of regional marketing and promotion.

New Rules and New Fun in Combat Arms Europe New update brings the Recreation Rules, Super Soldiers and great summer events

NEXON Europe released a new extensive update today for its popular free-to-play FPS title Combat Arms, this time honoring its European soldiers.

New Rules and New Order: The Rec Rules and Super Soldier
The new Recreation (Rec) Rules server is open to all ranks, and offers the Rec Rules. This rule-set offers an easier gameplay experience, and is intended even the playing field for all. Soldiers will enjoy Rec Rules-only statistics, lower weapon recoil, and larger hitboxes. The Rec Rules server is also the exclusive home of the dynamic new Super Soldiers mode, which offers a unique and exciting new twist on Combat Arms gameplay. 

Super Soldiers is a new addition to Elimination and One Man Army matches on the Rec Rules server. Mysterious boxes drop all over the map, and players have 10 seconds to scoop one up. Players who grab a box will gain a unique boost – which makes players better, faster or stronger. 

Enter the battlefield everyday: The new Daily Job System
Also included in the update is a brand new Daily Job system, where players will be given a new set of tasks every day upon logging in, and will be rewarded with weapons, equipment, and free extensions on NX weapons. These small tasks can range anywhere from playing certain matches to capturing a few flags, so players should be on the lookout for in-game notices and messages.

Collect the Dog Tags: Dog Tag Hunt!
Players will be able to be rewarded after participating in various events throughout this month‘s update, which is available now. The largest event is the Dog Tag Hunt; where players can obtain dog tags from special supply cases. These contain letters that will collectively spell out the phrase ‘COMBAT ARMS EUROPE.’ Players can redeem the dog tags for special prizes, including a limited edition epic weapon.

INDIE SCI-FI BUNDLE: FOUR GAMES 50% OFF

Wadjet Eye, Hanako Games and Winter Wolves have joined forces to offer four indie games with a sci-fi theme in an exclusive bundle offer. These titles would normally cost $79.99, but for a limited time you can purchase all four together with a 50% discount.

The games inside the bundle are:

Gemini Rue – An award-winning point-and-click adventure game, featuring old-school pixel graphics with a modern twist. An ex-assassin must seek help from the criminal underworld he once worked for, while a man with no memory tries to escape from the sinister organisation holding him captive. Discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.

Date Warp – A thunderstorm at night, a broken-down car, a mysterious mansion in the woods – how wrong can a first date go? Trapped in the clutches of a mad scientist, you must make decisions to solve the mystery behind his experiments, or disappear forever!

Bionic Heart – Explore a dark future, a world trapped in a permanent rainstorm, where the natural has been replaced by the artificial. What does it mean to be human? Can machines truly feel? Find your own answers in this fully voice-acted visual novel with twenty-four different endings.

Planet Stronghold – Join the military and begin your assignment on a human outpost in space! War is coming, and your decisions will change the fate of the planet. Fight for your beliefs in over fifty hours of turn-based RPG action.

The official bundle webpage is: http://www.winterwolves.com/scifi_bundle.htm