Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds, now on the Android Market!

Who: G5 Entertainment The leading publisher of hi-quality, addictive adventure and strategy games for iOS, Android, Mac and PC.

What: Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds was launched on the Android Market Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds, a new detective adventure game for Android devices, is available now, September 29, 2011, for download in Android Market. The iOS version topped the App Store charts, reaching #1 overall app in the UK and has been praised by both critics and players with nearly a million downloads
within 30 days after release: “…a decent detective adventure well worth investigating.” (Pocket Gamer) There’s something simplistically compelling about
Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds.”
(148 Apps) “Interesting mystery story with plenty of twists and
turns.”
(Gear Diary)

The game is available as a free download with In-App purchase to unlock the full content. Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds is originally developed for PC by Floodlight Games.

About the game:

Sharp-eyed investigators Brody Lamonte and Cathy Turino have to crack the murder of Carmody Phelps. This is a complex case – the Phelps are the Mayor’s friends and
nobody seems to be above suspicion.

The teenager was killed in her bedroom while her parents attended a charity fundraiser. You must start the investigation of the crime scene by collecting evidence, interrogating her parents as well as Carmody’s best friend and ex-boyfriend. Clues can be hard to find – at one point, you even dig through the garbage for the weapon!

The game’s hint system and object highlighting will help you out whenever you get stuck. Gather as much information as you can extract and put the items in your inventory to good use as you solve 25 brain teasers. Investigate 30 Big Apple locations to unmask and put in prison the cold blooded killer. Use your keen detective skills and discover the truth through CSI forensics. Unlock the “Find All” mode to explore all locations once again and find more evidence to solve the case from a different point of view.

Key Features:

  • 75 levels in 5 settings, 12 bonus levels
  • Serve burgers, pies, and lasagnas in 25 cafes around
    the city
  • Add French fries, ice cream, coffee, and soda!
  • Master a total of 90 recipes with 18 special sauces
  • Game Center Support

Game trailer:

When: Today, September 29, 2011

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Diablo 3 Beta Diary: The Demon Hunter

By Angie Quidim

 Just like any die hard Diablo fan, I was ecstatic to receive my beta key.  The first thing I wanted to do was try out the demon hunter.  At long last I can sink my teeth into what was to be the new character that would make waves in the Diablo Universe!

I had this expectation that the demon hunter would be a crossbow weilding badass and let me tell you I was sorely mistaken.  This is not the easiest class to play.

First off, the demon hunter is a hybrid class with traits from the Rogue, the Amazon and the Assassin from the Hellfire expansion.  This class is all about ranged dps and limited melee fighting.  In fact, I would discourage up close and personal contact unless you absolutely have to.  This character class will find themselves overwhelmed quite easily. Instead of the typical mana and health stats, Demon Hunters also have Discipline and Hatred.  Most of your offensive attacks utilize hatred and your discipline attacks (traps and evasive manuvers) fuel off your Discipline meter. 

As a fledgling demon hunter you start off with the basic active skills ; leve 1 traps (caltrops) and a one projectile attack (hungerining arrow which is a guided rebounding missle!) . You have active skills and then passive traits (just like in Warcraft).  Each time you level up you get something; whether its another slot to have more active skills or unlock another offensive or discipline skill.  At this point it seems completely random as I am level 10 and the next skill I can unlock is at 11,  and the next one after that is 14.  With the passive skills you get one every 10 levels (10, 20, and so on). These passive skills can vary in traits.  The first passive skill unlock gives you choice between regaining health or allows you to increase damage on one target.

 

This class needs to be played with a bit of strategy and thought,  as you can’t just bolt through a door and shoot the living crap out of stuff. If you time it right you can get bonuses for technical kills and massive kills (ala Devil May Cry).  You will need to pay attention to what you equip your character with including the traits that the magic weapons enhance.  As of now I have only seen grey items (crap), white items (commons), and blue items (magic common).  I have yet to see one of the famed green items or even gems or runes.

Playing the campaign as the Demon Hunter give some great backstory on the class; how they are chosen, their order and their mission.  I look forward to more character development as the beta goes on. 

More to come as I level up my Demon Hunter Callisto!

 

Diablo III to arrive in early 2012

Source: Battle.Net

We commonly use the term “soon” when referring to Blizzard releases, because we know that no matter how hard we’re working to reach a target, we’re not going to compromise and launch a game before it’s ready. For Diablo III, we were aiming to launch by the end of 2011. As we’re announcing globally today, our new target for the game is early 2012.

While this news might not be a complete surprise, I know that many of you were hopeful that Diablo III would ship this year. We were too. However, this week we pulled together people from all of the teams involved with the game to decide whether we felt it would be ready before the end of December, and we grudgingly came to the conclusion that it would not. Ultimately, we feel that to deliver an awesome Diablo sequel that lives up to our expectations and yours as well, we should take a little more time and add further polish to a few different elements of the game.

The upside of today’s announcement is that we will be running the beta test longer than we initially planned, which will allow us to invite more of you who have opted in.

For those taking on the Diableard challenge, we salute you — and now fear for your well-being and personal hygiene. We hereby issue an official reprieve to all Diableard participants, including Blizzard employees, if you want to trim or otherwise manage the lower half of your face. We’d still love to see your beardly achievements, and we look forward to seeing more of your efforts as we move into 2012, but not to the detriment of your workplaces and significant others.

Thank you everyone for your support and anticipation for Diablo III. We’re still moving ahead at full pace, and we’ll be keeping you fully informed of any news and developments here at Diablo3.com, including the specific release date when the time comes, so stay tuned.

-Mike Morhaime

 

The Diablo III Beta Is Now Live

source:Blizzard Entertainment

The fiery gates leading to the Burning Hells have begun to swing open, and the Diablo III beta test is officially underway. Invitations to participate in the beta test are now being delivered to the chosen heroes. As with beta tests for other Blizzard Entertainment games, the testing process for Diablo III will occur in phases. In addition to selecting players who have opted in via their Battle.net accounts,  also Blizzard will be providing keys through beta promotions and giveaways — stay tuned for more info.

Blizzard Entertainment would like to remind those looking forward to an invite to be wary of phishing attempts. If you believe you’ve received an invite to the Diablo III beta test, it’s best to refrain from clicking on any links in the email, and instead log in to your Battle.net account to see if a Diablo III beta game account was granted. Or, if you were sent a key, attempt to add it manually by going to the Add or Upgrade a Game section of the Battle.net account management page.

For those who have received an invite to the beta test, we thank you for helping us test out our server stability and hardware. For those of you still hoping for an invite, we wish you the best of luck and hope you’ll keep an eye out for some of the beta-key giveaways and promotions we’ll have right here on the Diablo III community site.

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE GOES FREE-TO-PLAY ON 09/19/2011

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced a new free-to-play business model for its popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game DC Universe Online (DCUO) — where players have the freedom to become legendary fighting alongside DC Comics icons like Superman, Batman and The Jokerin an ever-evolving online action adventure that has already logged more than 42 million hours of super-powered gameplay action by players since its launch earlier this year.

Beginning late October, players will be able to download and access DCUO for free on both the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. As part of this transition, SOE is introducing three new access levels to the game: Free, Premium and Legendary. All three levels will provide access to open world gameplay and missions, general game updates and fixes to the game, with each level offering different game options and benefits.

“When we launched DC Universe Online, we introduced a very different brand of massive online game driven by fast action combat to PC and PS3™gamers and with that, we discovered a new type of online gamer,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “We’ve listened to our community, and we’ve determined that the free-to-play model is the best fit for DC Universe Online.”

Smedley added, “Our philosophy embraces learning from our experience and as a pioneer in the free-to-play space with proven successful games like Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures, we believe this new model will expand the DCUO experience and offer more options that cater to every type of player so they can play the game in a way that fits them.”

All three levels provide access to the current game, but allow differing tiers of convenience and flexibility. The levels are:

•Free: New players will now have access to the current gameplay in DC Universe Online (including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts), with the ability to create two characters, join a league and many other benefits. Free level players will be able to purchase downloadable game packs/updates, additional character slots, powers and more through microtransactions.•Premium: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) will qualify for the Premium access level. Premium level players will have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. Downloadable adventure packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game.•Legendary: Maximum features and benefits are included at this level. Loaded with enhanced additional features, Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee and includes all DLC packs at no cost, more than 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, the ability to form unrestricted-sized leagues, and many other benefits.More information on the DCUO free-to-play access levels can be found here: http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/free/ .

DC Universe Online combines immersive environments and fascinating story arcs with fast-paced, physics-based combat, allowing players to pick up buses and other objects in the environment, fly into the air and throw them at enemies; run up the sides of buildings to engage in melee brawls while shooting flames of fire from their hands; or cling to the side of buildings while using a grappling hook to pull flying opponents out of the sky – all while fighting alongside or against the legendary characters of DC Comics and charting their own path to legendary

BLIZZCON Onine Store Opens Today!

By Angie Quidim

If you are like me and hate waiting in lines and want to find that special something for your Blizz finatic guess what!  The Blizzcon store is open!  Here are the details from the Blizzcon site!

source: Blizzard

“Have a ticket to BlizzCon 2011? Planning to purchase some souvenirs at the show? Between now and Tuesday, September 20 at 9:59 a.m. Pacific time, BlizzCon 2011 ticket holders attending the show in person are able to shop for items from the BlizzCon 2011 store (while supplies last) during our limited-time-only, online BlizzCon Pre-Sale. Items purchased through this sale will be shipped directly to your home, allowing you to avoid store lines at the show and giving you more time to take in the panels, tournaments, and other events at BlizzCon 2011.

To participate, simply log in to the online Blizzard Store using the Battle.net account you provided when you purchased your BlizzCon 2011 tickets, and click the BlizzCon Sale button in the lower right-hand corner of your screen to browse this year’s selection. Please note that only ticket-holders who provided Battle.net account info will have access to BlizzCon 2011 merchandise during this online sale — you can view this information in the ticket buyer’s Order History.

Shop BlizzCon now!

If you’re planning to purchase this year’s BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch BlizzCon from home, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a second BlizzCon merchandise pre-sale September 23 through September 27. Check out our previous BlizzCon Pre-Sale blog post for more information.”

Check out TME’s Blizzcon coverage at http://tmeatblizzcon2011.wordpress.com/

 

Coming out this week Sept 5th-11th

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine PC THQ Sep 6, 2011

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters Mac EA June 9, 2011

Grand Theft Auto 3 Mac (online) Rockstar Sep 7, 2011

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Mac (online) Rockstar Sep 7, 2011

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Mac (online) Rockstar Sep 7, 2011

SkyDrift PC (online) Digital Reality Sep 7, 2011

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters PC EA Sep 8, 2011

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Mac Feral Interactive Sep 8, 2011

Fillogic PC Pingbit Sep 8, 2011

Monkey Island Special Edition Collection PC (online) Activision Sep 9, 2011

Dead Island PC Lunch PR Sep 9, 2011

Dawn of Fantasy PC 505 Games Sep 9, 2011