My Raw & Uncut unboxing of Killzone : Shadow Fall ! ENJOY !
My Raw & Uncut unboxing of Killzone : Shadow Fall ! ENJOY !
London, UK – October 21, 2013 – Warface, the new online FPS from Crytek, is now live and playable for free in North America, Europe and Turkey on GFACE. Players can gain instant access to the game by signing up at www.warface.com.
Warface blends Crytek’s trademark quality with instant accessibility, and can be enjoyed by shooter fans directly in their PC browser. The game features a wealth of cooperative and competitive game modes, four distinct soldier classes, and a special emphasis on working as a team. Constant updates ensure that players can always look forward to a fresh challenge as they join friends on the frontline.
Dirk Metzger, Crytek’s General Manager of Publishing, said: “Our goal with Warface has always been to show that free-to-play games can be top quality, blockbuster experiences that match the industry’s highest standards. By bringing the game to players in North America, Europe and Turkey today, a vast new audience can now see for themselves the lengths we’ve gone to in order to achieve that vision and make Warface stand out from the crowd.”
To provide players everywhere with the best possible gameplay experience, Warface is localized into English, French, German and Turkish, with more languages set to follow.
Upon signing up for Warface, players will receive a free account at Crytek’s gaming-centric social hub, GFACE; which also goes live today. GFACE will act as a gateway to Warface and provide an intuitive environment in which to chat with fellow players, organize play sessions, socialize and much more.
To mark today’s announcement, Crytek have launched a new Warface trailer offering an insight into the power struggle between the game’s two rival forces; Warface and Blackwood. The new trailer can be seen below:
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Candidates have until 2:00PM PDT on Wednesday, July 17th to sign up for the public’s first look at Mercenary’s impressive multiplayer package. If chosen to participate, you will receive an email with directions on how to get started.
Mercenary’s multiplayer suite will provide players with a diverse range of weapons, grenades, armor, and special VAN-Guard devices enabling the player to customize their multiplayer load-out slots. This customization supports the tactical element of the game; will you armor yourself up and go in like a tank, or take a more precise approach and assassinate enemies stealthily?
No matter your tactical approach, Mercenary’s multiplayer beta will give gamers an early look into the power and promise of PS Vita as the optimal handheld platform for first-person shooters.
Salivating yet? Sign up now before all slots are filled.
The Uprising Begins: PlayStation®3 Gamers Worldwide Gain the Power to Topple Empires, Free of Charge
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – 05-14-2013 – CCP Games, the leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, today launched DUST 514®, the world’s first free-to-play, multiplayer first-person shooter on a console. The battle for dominance of the EVE Universe escalates to new heights today as DUST mercenaries forge their paths to fame and fortune in a PlayStation ®3 exclusive.
Launch is only the beginning of the journey for DUST 514 players. As with CCP’s first game, EVE Online®, DUST 514 is an ever-evolving game as a service, built on the technical foundation and experience CCP has gathered over the past decade. New features, content, and upgrades are planned for years to come, beginning with an update in June and additional major releases throughout 2013. All updates to DUST 514 come at no cost, truly keeping the game free-to-play for all players.
“DUST 514 has been forged by the willpower and skills of the players who have joined us on the journey to launch, and the talent and determination of our development teams around the world,” said CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. “We are now poised for the next phase of development of DUST 514 and the EVE Universe. We are off to a fantastic start, and ahead is the opportunity to expand even further what games can become. After a decade of preparing for this moment, we will at last see the emerging society of DUST players begin to fight gun-and-grenade for planetary dominance, alongside their EVE Online brethren. For all we have done so far, our best moments are yet to come.”
DUST 514 is a new breed of first-person shooter, which in addition to tight gunplay features a path to unlimited dropsuit fittings and customization options, taking the player to new dimensions of character progression. The end result is a unique tactical advantage that will allow mercenaries to push DUST 514 beyond the bounds set by the game’s creators, and arm them with the ability to impact their war on a galactic scale.
DUST 514 is also fully integrated with the notorious sci-fi setting of EVE Online, a massive game universe that recently surpassed a half-million subscribers worldwide and which has been growing and expanding for a decade. Together, DUST 514 and EVE Online offer a combined sandbox of unprecedented intergalactic scale, with the outcome of ground battles impacting the persistent universe of EVE and shifting the tide of war for legions of participants. Mercenaries can gain advantage by coordinating with starship pilots in EVE Online, calling in devastating orbital strikes against opposing squads.
The fortunes of DUST 514 players will rise and fall as they align themselves with like-minded warriors to make their mark across the EVE Universe. Players join forces with their fellow DUST mercenaries and EVE Online capsuleers to form player-run corporations and alliances, conquer planets and solar systems one battle at a time, and claim their own pieces of New Eden to serve the greater good – or their own ambitions!
Coinciding with the launch of DUST 514, CCP will be offering three new item bundles on the PSN Store and the Sony Entertainment Network Store:
· Mercenary Pack – An updated version of the popular open beta bundle that includes 40,000 Aurum to spend in-game, a 30-day skill booster (+50%), and exclusive gear. ($19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99)
· Veteran Pack – Comes with dropsuits, boosters, 100,000 Aurum, a permanent Blood Raider Acolyte vehicle, a deadly sniper rifle, and more. ($49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99)
· Elite Pack – The ultimate in mercenary preparedness, the Elite Pack offers 200,000 Aurum, boosters, four dropsuits, multiple weapons, a permanent light attack vehicle, and a collection of Heavy Assault Vehicles. ($99.99 / £84.99 / €99.99)
After a long period of darkness, Bungie is ready to unveil its new universe filled with mystery, adventure, and action. For the first time, the team — including studio co-founder and project director Jason Jones — talks about its vision, and the creative process behind Destiny, Bungie’s most ambitious project yet.
Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned the solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes.
You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost.
The next evolution of entertainment — an incredible story set within a newly-imagined, always-connected universe filled with action and adventure.
Create your character, forge your legend by defeating powerful foes, and earn unique and customizable weapons, gear, and vehicles.
DOOM 3 BFG Edition features re-mastered versions of both DOOM 3 and the Resurrection of Evil add-on pack, as well eight new levels of content entitled ‘The Lost Mission.’ This edition also includes the original DOOM and DOOM 2 games, making it the definitive collection of the genre-defining games developed by id Software, the pioneers of the first-person shooter genre.
Powered by the Fans, New Official Wiki Takes Community Collaboration to New Level with Tools that Support and Empower Players
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Oct. 10, 2012 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, has joined forces with Wikia, the collaborative media company, home to some of the largest fan communities on the Web, to launch the first-ever ‘Wikia Official Community’ for the highly-anticipated MMO first-person-shooter (FPS) PlanetSide®2. Under the new partnership, SOE and Wikia will collaborate with the player base through official Wikia communities to empower players to help each other succeed in games, and offer them another direct line of communication and support to SOE’s Community and Development teams. PlanetSide 2 players and Wikia users will also be offered a wide range of exclusive and unique official content, such as videos, interviews, chats, game guides, and more.
“Teaming up with Wikia was the natural next step for us in providing the necessary tools to further embrace and empower our players,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “This new partnership is truly about community collaboration, and Wikia’s reputation and respect for its dedicated global network of players offered the ideal platform for SOE to further support its players and the community. We are excited and looking forward to the creative and compelling ways fans will utilize this custom channel to expand community engagement outside of the game.”
By publishing official and community driven content alongside actual game development, SOE is forging new territory by endorsing fan communities to create, engage and collaborate around their favorite game with the developers throughout production. SOE and Wikia are working together to develop and design the official PlanetSide 2 wiki that will allow fans and gaming enthusiasts to contribute unique and valuable content on a regular basis to be seen by the community at large. The partnership and official fan wiki will allow both companies to embrace and further empower their communities by creating a meaningful two-way flow of valuable information.
“We are thrilled that SOE, which understands the power of the community, is launching their first of many official communities amidst our very enthusiastic and knowledgeable network of fans,” said Craig Palmer, CEO for Wikia. “As our lifestyle, gaming and entertainment communities continue to grow and populate, we look forward to an active PlanetSide 2 community as a model for the best user generated collaborative content on the web.”
As part of its dedication to supporting existing community efforts, SOE has also designated EQ2i, one of the longest-running and well-populated Wikia sites, as its official Wiki for the popular MMO EverQuest® II.
“We want to work with vibrant, existing Wikia communities at the grass-roots level,” said Linda Carlson, Director of Global Community Relations, Sony Online Entertainment. “Partnering with sites such as EQ2i serves to recognize and support the efforts of thousands of dedicated fans on Wikia, be they individuals, guilds or fan-sites. It’s about time, and we can hardly wait to get started!”
The Official Communities will complement Wikia’s already recognized 250,000+ wikis on the site, ranging in subjects from pop culture, fashion, TV to sports. Wikia Video Games is the leading source of global video game content on the Web today and is home to some of the largest video game communities, accounting for over 50,000 gaming wikis and 2.48 million pages of gaming content, averaging over 25,000 user edits each day. The Wikia Official Community will utilize new curation features, while continuing to engage players in traditional wiki formats around large-scale and social video gaming.
El Segundo, Calif. and Gamescom (Cologne, Germany)- August 14, 2012 – CJ Games Global (www.netmarble.com), today announces that the closed beta date for its new free to play first person shooter (FPS) District 187: Sin Streets is set for Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Players can begin signing up now at www.District187.com. Beginning on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 beta keys will be sent out to randomly selected players that have signed up on the site.
District 187 is set at the end of the 21st century, after the collapse of the world economy. Sin Streets features cut -throat, urbanized warfare in player vs. player (PvP) focused game play, matching vigilante SWAT members against ruthless gang members.
DISTRICT 187: SIN STREETS CORE FEATURES:
• TEAM UP AND FIGHT FOR DOMINATION!
In District 187 players band together with friends and fight to control areas in the city. Not only does controlling an area make a name for their clan, but they also gain great rewards from weapons and modifications to in-game gold and even cash currency!
• EXPERIENCE STORY DRIVEN GAMEPLAY
District 187’s S.W.A.T. versus Gangster gameplay is more than just a gimmick. The setting infuses every aspect of the game’s design with exciting experiences, from the intense combat of its Bank Heist Mode to the fun and clever weapon designs.
• LIMITLESS FREE TO PLAY
District 187: Sin Streets is completely free to download and free to play. No credit card required, no content limits, no “free trial” tricks.
• ALL IN AT LAUNCH
District 187: Sin Streets is set to be the most full featured shooter on the market when it launches! Featuring great systems like: gun modification system, clan system, more than six game modes, nearly 20 different maps and much more!
“We are eager get gamers in and playing District 187: Sin Streets,” said Jon-Enée Merriex, Producer at CJ Games Global. “This game is a really unique shooter packed with features that we are confident players will enjoy. It offers intense, one-of-a-kind game play that will engage any type of gamer.”
District 187: Sin Streets will be the latest title released by CJ Games Global, adding to the publisher’s suite of premiere games which include its seafaring MMORPG, Uncharted Waters Online and upcoming titles Monarch and Hounds.
The Future of District 187:
Limited closed beta keys will be available at www.District187.com, based on the testing needs for the game. For more details about District 187: Sin Streets and to apply for entrance into closed beta players can visit the website.
Join The Fight:
About CJ Games Global Corp.
CJ Games Global Corp. is the U.S. subsidiary of CJ E&M Game Division established in 2012. Supported by its development studios in Korea, CJ Games Global aims to publish online games on PC and mobile devices in North America, South America and Europe. The company services its players through its game portal www.Netmarble.com.
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Tribes: Ascend is the World’s Fastest Shooter – a fast-paced multiplayer first person shooter with jetpacks, skiing, vehicles, classes, and customizable weapon unlocks and upgrades.
This video showcases the Accelerate update – faster weapon upgrades, 27 new weapon variants, 2 new capture & hold maps, plus a weapon balance pass.
EA announced at a Gamasutra-attended press conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday that the game will be released in North America on February 21, 2012, while it will see a release on February 24 in Europe. These dates were later clarified by an EA representative to Gamasutra.
The company did not note whether the PC version will be released on these dates, or whether it will come at a later date compared to the console versions. Gamasutra has contacted EA for clarification.
The Syndicate reboot was first announced by EA earlier this month, as the company said that it was reviving the classic franchise as a “brutal sci-fi first-person shooter experience.”
Legendary FPS Developer Set To Take THQ’s Successful Original IP To New Heights
“Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry’s best talent,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “Homefront‘s unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over. With Crytek’s industry leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we’re supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver that AAA-quality experience that players demand.”
“We see Homefront as a really strong universe that has a lot of potential and that has been expertly created and marketed by THQ,” said Cevat Yerli, Founder, CEO and President of Crytek. “We believe that bringing our level of quality, creativity and production values to the next Homefront title creates an opportunity for both THQ and Crytek to deliver a truly blockbuster game. It’s really important to us that THQ has the faith in giving us a lot of creative freedom over one of its most important properties to allow us to bring the Homefront world to life in a new and innovative way.”
The first Homefront title was released in March 2011, and proved to be a commercial success for THQ. The yet-to-be-named sequel is scheduled for release in THQ’s fiscal year 2014 on console and PC platforms.
The year is 2027. The world as we know it is unraveling after fifteen years of economic meltdown and widespread global conflict over dwindling natural resources.
A once proud America has fallen, her infrastructure shattered and military in disarray. Crippled by a devastating EMP strike the USA is powerless to resist the ever expanding occupation of a savage, nuclear armed Greater Korean Republic.
Abandoned by her former allies, the United States is a bleak landscape of walled towns and abandoned suburbs. This is a police state where high school stadiums have become detention centers, and shopping malls shelter armored attack vehicles. A once-free people are now prisoners … or collaborators … or revolutionaries.
Meanwhile, the splintered nations of Europe struggle to maintain peace at home, as the global economy continues its downward spiral, and civil order disintegrates. The world is teetering on the brink of ruin …
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment. It is based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and has additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK). Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high-quality video games for next-generation consoles and PC, powered by their proprietary cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards) and Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010).
Crytek, Crysis and CryENGINE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the USA, Germany and/or other countries.
When Crytek released its first-person shooter Crysis in 2007, it was — and in many ways still is — a benchmark for high-end PCs. It was one of the first commercial games to utilize the Direct3D 10 framework of DirectX 10, and playing the game at its maximum settings was practically impossible for any consumer-level computer. Even the game’s minimum requirements were above what many gamers had under the hood at the time.
“Crysis 1‘s intention was, if I were to play it three years later, it looks great. And it does, actually, it fulfilled that. But it made it difficult for entry-level players,” Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli related to Gamasutra. “So with Crysis 2, we took a different direction, and it backfired a little bit.”
The sequel was much more accessible (thanks in part to its cross-development on consoles), so much so that it didn’t even support DirectX 10, staying safely in DX9 territory. The change disappointed many of the original game’s fans, who came to equate the franchise with cutting-edge graphical performance.
Now, three months later, Crytek is getting set to release a substantial patch to address the needs of these players, adding support for DirectX 11, and with that comes tessellation and displacement mapping, HDR motion blur, parallax occulsion mapping, and many other tweaks and enhancements, including a high-res texture upgrade. It is, he said, an attempt to “please everybody.”
Yerli admitted that there was no profit to be made from the time and money put into the patch, as the game is unlikely to sell many more units based on the free upgrade.
“This is much more like a gift to the high-end community,” said Yerli. “And I think gamers will appreciate that. It lifts up Crysis 2 and gives a sneak peak of how PC gaming will evolve in the future, if you support a high-end preference.”
The Crysis 2 version 1.9 patch will be available Monday, June 27th. A version of the patch was available on Crytek’s test environment as recently as Wednesday, but has since been pulled.