Diablo III Beta Test Unveiled

SOURCE: BLIZZARD

 

with the upcoming launch of the Diablo® III beta test, the armies of the Burning Hells will march forth from their forgotten lairs to besiege the mortal realms anew.

To prepare for this renewed demonic invasion, the Blizzard Insider has secured an exclusive interview with Lead Content Designer Kevin Martens as he shares his thoughts and insight on Diablo® III’s upcoming beta test. So read on, and prepare yourself for the next chapter in the Diablo® saga.

Insider: Aside from the story elements, how are you tuning the game’s combat encounters?

Kevin Martens: We want the game’s difficulty to hit a range of “peaks” and “valleys” as the player progresses from battle to battle. During the “peaks”, the challenge level spikes and players will be tested to their limits. In the “valleys”, the difficulty relaxes and players can build up their health and energy again. From a gameplay standpoint, valleys are important because they allow players to learn and experiment with their abilities without too much fear of failure or death. It’s the skills and techniques developed during the valleys that enable players to survive the peaks, which tend to be much tougher encounters, like ambushes, large groups, rare monsters, or even bosses. The peaks will require players to think quickly, spend their resources carefully, and move around the battlefield to avoid getting surrounded.

Read the Full Interview

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.

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

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The Sims 3 Generations Mac EA May 31, 2011

The Sims 3 Generations PC EA May 31, 2011

Burney iP (online) KDS Investments May 31, 2011

Danny Danger Mob (online) Inlogic May 31, 2011

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge PC Bethesda May 31, 2011

Ice Tales iP (online) Widget Revolt May 31, 2011

The Rockin’ Dead PC Viva Media May 31, 2011

Catch the Candy iP (online) Bulkypix May 2011

F.E.A.R. 3 PC Warner Bros. May 2011

Garshasp PC Just A Game GmbH May 2011

Jewel Time Deluxe PC O-Games May 2011

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game PC Disney May 2011

Mojostreet iP (online) Mojostreet May 2011

Mojostreet Mob (online) Mojostreet May 2011

Naval Warfare PC Just A Game GmbH May 2011

SBK 2011 PC Black Bean May 2011

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Soon Serenade PC (online) Ransom Binary May 2011

The Night Flier iP (online) PageNet May 2011

Warm Gun iP (online) Emotional Robots May 2011

Warm Gun PC (online) Emotional Robots May 2011

Zombie Ball iP (online) Hindarium May 2011

A New Beginning PC Lace Mamba Global June 3, 2011

Icebreaker Hockey iP (online) NaturalMotion June 2, 2011

Hellgate PC (online) HanbitSoft June 3, 2011

NEW PC RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF OCT.25th

Nimbus PC (online) Noumenon Games Oct 25, 2010

Puzzle Bots PC (online) Wadjet Eye Games Oct 25, 2010

Two Out Rally, Baseball MMORPG PC Two Out Rally Oct 25, 2010

Zodiac Mania PC (online) Aureus Oct 25, 2010

Battle vs Chess Mac Topware Oct 26, 2010

Battle vs Chess PC Topware Oct 26, 2010

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PC LucasArts Oct 26, 2010

Counter-Strike Online PC (online) NEXON Oct 27, 2010

Forsaken World PC (online) Perfect World Entertainment Oct 27, 2010

Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition PC Focus Home Interactive Oct 29, 2010

CSI Fatal Conspiracy PC Ubisoft Oct 29, 2010

Fate of the World Mac (online) Red Redemption Oct 29, 2010

Fate of the World PC (online) Red Redemption Oct 29, 2010

The Sims 3 Late Night Mac EA Oct 29, 2010

The Sims 3 Late Night PC EA Oct 29, 2010

FIFA Manager 11 PC EA Oct 29, 2010

Medal of Honor PC EA Oct 31, 2010

Millennium 3: Cry Wolf PC (online) Aldorlea Games Oct 31, 2010

Burn Zombie Burn – Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Burn Zombie Burn, released earlier this month on Steam, has a wide variety of creative weaponry to help you dispatch the corpse hordes
  Burn Zombie Burn casts players as Bruce, an average guy who only wanted to spend time with his girlfriend Daisy before their Saturday night was ruined by packs of zombies.  It’s up to Bruce to shoot, burn and blow up as many undead as possible before he succumbs to their attacks.  The PC version of the game will feature the standard Freeplay, Defend Daisy and Timed modes, as well as a new Survival mode, which packs an ever increasing number of ghouls onscreen to test your accuracy.  Additionally, a harder Extreme difficulty mode will demand a player’s best shooting and dodging skills, as you face off against hardier enemies. All zombie hunters will also receive a strategy guide and comic to help instruct them in how to eliminate shambling corpses.
 
Burn Zombie Burn is rated by the ESRB as M for Mature (Blood and Gore), by PEGI as 18+, and by OLFC as Mature 15+.


And remember… Burn Zombie Burn! is now available for download on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/50510/ for only $9.99.