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Posted on May 3, 2006 in Games PR

Press: Rush for Berlin – Satchel Dogs of War

Rush for Berlin – Satchel Dogs of War New York, USA (April 28, 2006) – Paradox Interactive and Stormregion proudly present detailed information about the special skills of the regular soldiers, war dogs and other animals in their new WWII-RTS Rush for Berlin. "During WWII, five War Dog Reception and Training Centers were operated by the Quartermaster Corps" (war-dogs.com). Now the "dogs of war" are returning in Rush for Berlin. Special Infantry Skills In addition to the officers, the regular infantry soldiers in Rush for Berlin are of vital to players also. Of course, each nation has standard infantry units (such as the sniper, rifleman, sapper, medic, flamethrower or mortar infantry), but depending on the nation, the player will also control unique units like armoured Russian shock infantry with a satchel dog, the German Panzergrenadier or the Fallschirmjäger (German paratrooper). Basically, all infantry units have a gun. Many also have special skills, e.g. the French resistance fighter can throw a Molotov cocktail. Some more of the ordinary units’ special...

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Posted on May 3, 2006 in Games PR

Press: Gary Grigsby’s World at War Version 1.2

Gary Grigsby’s World at War Version 1.2 Now Featuring TCP/IP Play and International Compatibility Staten Island, NY, May 2nd, 2006 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) today announced the release of a new official update for their World War 2 grand strategy war game, Gary Grigsby’s World at War.  The new version 1.20 is now available from the Matrix Games Website.  It is a major update that includes the addition of TCP/IP Play in addition to the existing Play by E-mail as well both European versions and North American versions compatible for multiplayer gaming. In addition to TCP/IP Play and cross-compatibility, the update fixes dozens of minor bugs and makes dozens more improvements to the user interface.  In addition several rule changes improved the balance of the game, giving Germany more options and ways to achieve victory while tying up less resources garrisoning provinces.  Additionally the manual has been updated to reflect the many changes between the original release and this 1.20 update Gary Grigsby’s World at War takes place in...

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Posted on May 3, 2006 in Games PR

Press: Paradox Interactive presents new download portal for PC games

New York, USA (May 2, 2006) – Fast-growing publisher Paradox Interactive announced today a new initiative to meet the demands for online distribution and to further open up the market for strategy gamers.  Gamersgate.net is an online portal seeking to facilitate the download of PC games, with a primary focus on strategy titles. The portal will complement the company’s growing publishing business, and several leading publishers and developers have signed up to make their titles immediately available to the strategy gaming community.  “There are many quality strategy games out there that never even make it to retail shelves,” said Theodore Bergqvist, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “This is a way to keep the strategy gaming community diverse and global. Additionally, Gamersgate.net will be run as a separate division and our long-term goal is to run the portal as a separate entity”.  The company plans to present at least 8 partners for Gamersgate.net throughout 2006. Premiering on Gamersgate.net   German developer Ascaron Entertainment will be first out to place their products on...

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Posted on May 3, 2006 in Games PR

Press: Take Command: 2nd Manassas patch

Take Command: 2nd Manassas explores the titular 1862 battle of the American Civil War, a pivotal engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign. Players are invited to take on the most crucial battles of America’s Civil War and use all their tactical know-how to shape the future of the United States. Play as the Unionists or the Confederates and lead as the historically significant leaders through the authentic environments and battles of the Manassas campaign and TAKE COMMAND! Paradox Interactive announced today that MadMinute Games have released a patch that is available both in English and in German. For more information on the patch and to download, please go to MadMinute Games. For download users (Gamersgate.net) the patch is available through Gamers...

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Posted on May 3, 2006 in Games PR

Press: New Assets for Rush for Berlin

New York, USA (May 3, 2006) – Paradox Interactive announced today the release of a brand new trailer for "Rush For Berlin". The company is turning up the heat to prepare players for what they will face from the upcoming release of this exciting and stylish WWII RTS from Stormregion. The trailer focuses on the actions of the German forces, transporting strategy gamers right to the center of action and whetting their appetite for conquest and glory in the hunt to be in control of the German capital. The trailer is currently featured on Gamespot. Players should also be aware that this is just a taste of what we have in store, with a lot more exciting aspects of the game to be revealed in the very near future, as time closes in on the release of the title this month. The official "Rush for Berlin" single-player demo, where players can play as Germany and explore several aspects of the game, is one example. It will be launching exclusively...

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Posted on Mar 27, 2006 in Games PR

Playtesters wanted!

Armchair General's game designer is looking for a few good men to play-test his latest creation - a squad-level simulation of the battles on Iwo Jima.

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