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Posted on May 7, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Shrapnel Games Invites You To Join The Navy!

Open Call For War Plan Pacific Beta Testers! Hampstead, NC, 07 May 2008 War is coming to your PC!  Vast flotillas of warships under an umbrella of air power will soon be striking at bases across the Pacific ocean in a bid for total regional domination in KE Studios’ debut strategy title, War Plan Pacific. Shrapnel Games is looking for a few good men (or women, but really, how many women are into grand strategic wargames?) to ensure smooth sailing.  If you’re interested in enlisting in the USN and IJN for a brief tour of duty before the rest of the world gets in on the action please read on. We are looking for additional beta testers for War Plan Pacific.  Interested parties should meet the following requirements: *  Possess a computer with at least the following minimum specifications:  Windows XP/Vista, Celeron 1.6 MHz, 512 MB RAM, 100 MB free hard drive space, a DirectX 9.0c compatible video card capable of rendering at 1024x768x24 bit.  Even your grandmother probably...

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Posted on May 6, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Fireglow Games announces the release of the free editor for Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory in the end of May

We know that many of players are looking forward to releasing the editor for Sudden Strike 3 and glad to announce that they will be able to download it freely from www.suddenstrike.com this month! Currently, we are conducting closed beta-testing in order to please the Sudden Strike enthusiasts with user-friendly interface and wide set of tools. This editor allows many of game fans to create their own single- and multiplayer missions without any restrictions. We are also going to release series of video instructions for those who are new in map-making and mission design. These instructions will be available via http://www.suddenstrike.com/ so you will be able to become familiar with the editor’s features and techniques of making missions for Sudden Strike 3 step by step. Here(18,3 Mb) you can download a video shows key features of the editor for Sudden Strike 3. About Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory: Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory is the latest instalment in the award-winning, critically acclaimed and hugely popular Sudden Strike...

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Posted on May 2, 2008 in Games PR

PR: StratCom2: Patton Drives East Demo released!

Hello everyone! Today we are happy to offer up the demo for the second Strategic Command 2 expansion, Patton Drives East. This exciting new expansion explores the various what-if’s of an alternate outcome to the events of World War 2 including how a  war between Stalin’s armies and the Allies would play out. The demo is 141 megabytes in size and is ready for download immediately. Strategic Command 2 Patton Drives East Expansion Demo (v1.0) Download Page: http://www.battlefront-store.com:8080/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=177&Itemid=229   Strategic Command 2 Patton Drives East Expansion is currently available for Pre-Order via our online webstore with an official release date occurring in early May. http://www.battlefront-store.com:8080//index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage_bfc&product_id=152&category_id=13&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26   Strategic Command 2 Patton Drives East Expansion Demo (v1.0)   This demo includes THREE turn limited (1 game year each) playable campaigns: – 1939 Storm of Steel turns the clock back to the very beginning of hostilities in Europe as the German army prepares to occupy the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia. – 1945 Patton Drives East allows you to change history in the months...

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Posted on May 1, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets Announced!

Staten Island, NY, May 1st, 2008 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Strategic Studies Group (www.ssg.com.au) are excited to announce a new World War II operational strategy game, designed to be the successor to both the award winning Decisive Battles and Battlefront designs. Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets! David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said "Strategic Studies Group has a new masterpiece on its hands with Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets. Not only does this expertly designed and meticulously balanced title give gamers the ability to experience the solid gameplay found in both the Battlefront and its predecessor, the Decisive Battles series, but it brings some truly unique, innovative and fun gameplay elements to one of the epic battles of World War II!" Kharkov: Disaster on the Donets is the latest strategy title from the award-winning team at Strategic Studies Group.  A synthesis of the very best elements of two critically acclaimed and top-rated game systems, Decisive Battles and Battlefront, and a successor to both, the new Kharkov:...

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Posted on May 1, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Reload Your winSP Arsenal Today With New Patches!

Hampstead, NC, 01 May 2008 Tactical combat fans everywhere, rejoice!  The ultimate turn-based squad level computer wargame system has once again been upgraded!  Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Camo Workshop in their quest for ultimate wargaming perfection both winSPMBT and winSPWW2 have new patches ready for your downloading pleasure.  And as you’ve come to expect from the dream team of tactical wargaming these patches do more than just kill a bug or two, they manage to enhance your entire experience with a multitude of new additions.  The best keeps getting better! The new winSPMBT patch brings the game up to version 4.0 and includes the following changes: *  13 new scenarios and 37 updated scenarios! *  One brand new campaign! *  422 new photos (all units in the game now have associated photos)! *  210 new and revised icons! *  92 updated OOB files! *  10 revised campaign files! *  31 new and revised graphic files! *  20 new maps! *  122 new or revised picklists! * ...

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Posted on Apr 30, 2008 in Games PR

PR: EAs BattleForge Catapults PC Gamers Into Multiplayer Online Melees

Redwood City, CA. – April 29, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that the multi award-winning EA Phenomic Studio based in Germany is developing BattleForgeTM, a new fantasy online real-time strategy game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.* Mix and match the elements of your cards to play with your friends online and conquer massive online battlegrounds. For mortals caught in a clash between insane gods and ancient giants, standing together is the only option. Using the forces of Fire, Frost, Nature and Shadow a mysterious Forge which makes legends come to life, is their single hope to create armies powerful enough to overcome these impossible odds. It is now time to set out and reclaim an epic fantasy world which has been overthrown by sinister powers in the twilight of a dying sun. “BattleForge is the next step in compelling RTS gameplay by taking the battles completely online,” stated...

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Posted on Apr 30, 2008 in Games PR

PR: WWII: GC

Welcome to “WWII: GC”, the first RTOS (Real Time Operational Strategy) game for the PC platform. The RTS world’s mode breaks with the conventional way of playing and puts the player in an authentic WWII tactical and strategic decision making simulation. Moreover, the operational mechanics of the traditional turn-based strategy game have been optimised and also enhanced by a 3D engine that allows powerful zooms: it provides a continuous 300 square km real playing field, covering Belgium, southern Holland and north west France. The players will be able to direct their divisions, regiments and battalions attempting to occupy the most strategic positions and develop authentic and very close-to-reality manoeuvres. WWII: GC. Operation: Watch on the Rhine is the first of several scenes that will cover the most important bellicose settings of WWII. The Battle of the Bulge introduces a new concept of game play, but more than anything it’s a game to be played online, challenging one against another in the many scenarios that will be available, or to...

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Posted on Apr 30, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Stargate Worlds Closed Beta Registration Now Open

MESA, Ariz. – April 24, 2008 – Stargate Worlds, the massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) from new publisher FireSky, is now taking registrations for closed beta at www.StargateWorlds.com . The closed beta is an invitation-only test of the upcoming science fiction MMORPG Stargate Worlds. Invitations will be sent out this spring and summer as the Stargate Worlds team ramps up the numbers for testing. The select group of beta testers will provide feedback to the development team about their game experience while also providing vital insight into the performance of the servers. The closed beta will begin with a small core of gamers and gradually expand as more functionality is added. Beta testers will experience Stargate Worlds alongside the developers who also will be playing the game. "A game is nothing without players. We’re fired up to finally get our game in the hands of the community," said Dan Elggren, Stargate Worlds studio head. "We’re at the point where we need external testers to take Stargate Worlds...

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Posted on Apr 29, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Matrix Games Unveils Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States!

Staten Island, NY, April 29th, 2008 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and 2 by 3 Games (www.2by3games.com) are thrilled to announce Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States, an innovative turn-based grand strategy game set during the American Civil War! David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “2 by 3 Games have brought us some timeless wargames that people will be enjoying for years to come. Now that they’re taking their talent in grand strategy games to the American Civil War we can look forward to another masterpiece of wargaming!” Taking gamers back to the American Civil War, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side.  Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish. Promote and cultivate talented young colonels or brigadiers to build Corps and Army commanders that will help you fight and manage the war effort...

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Posted on Apr 28, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Early Years of Flight

Relive the golden age of aviation when a hardy band of adventurers first took to the air in direct defiance of gravity. This compelling collection of early aircraft features 5 machines that smashed records and finally allowed mankind to break the bonds holding us to terra firma. Join with the Wright Brothers and take to the air for a tour of Ohio in the iconic Model B aircraft or recreate the achievement of Louis Blériot in a death defying crossing of the English Channel in the Blériot XI monoplane. Strap yourself into the Santos-Dumont 14-bis and share the elation of performing the first unaided take-off of a heavier than air aircraft. The Goliescu Avioplan with its idiosyncratic design and equally unpredictable performance may be a challenge to fly but was the first aircraft to utilise a tubular design that paved the way for aircraft of today. The Handley Page E is widely acclaimed as the first passenger aircraft, although comfort was not an option with the passenger seated precariously...

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Posted on Apr 28, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Conquest of the Aegean Gets a New Update

Staten Island, NY, April 28th, 2008 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Panther Games (www.panthergames.com) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed Conquest of the Aegean has received a fourth update. This update includes a few minor fixes to issues related to victory point calculations and the handling of static units that were discovered since the third update.  David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “The Highway to the Reich engine on which Conquest of the Aegean is based continues to excite and entertain gamers and shows no signs of abating. The latest update includes just a few small tweaks but will nevertheless improve the already groundbreaking gameplay found in Conquest of the Aegean.  If you want to experience the most realistic operational command simulation on the market, give Conquest of the Aegean a try!” In Conquest of the Aegean, players get to take on the role of either an Allied or German commander during World War II and match their wits against either a computer controlled...

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Posted on Apr 25, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Supreme Ruler Launches New Central Intelligence Website

New York, USA (April 25, 2008) Today marks the beginning of the final phase.  At the invitation of Paradox Interactive, the President proudly opened the new Supreme Ruler 2020 website, in preparation for forthcoming “marketing´´ operations. The website contains a host of invaluable information including: news, purchasing info, game features and requirements, articles, downloads and much more.  Special operatives hungry to learn more about Supreme Ruler 2020 should keep an eye on it, as more and more `top´ secrets are uploaded over time.   Those with `Alpha Level´ access clearance can reach the website at: <www.paradoxplaza.com/supremeruler2020> Read more here: www.paradoxplaza.com/SupremeRuler2020 Release: US June 17, EUR June 20 Suggested retail price: USD 39.99/ EUR...

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Posted on Apr 25, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Free engine for gamers released!

New York, USA (April 25, 2008) – Paradox Interactive today announced a unique agreement with leading PC download portal GamersGate to release its "Europa" engine to the gaming community worldwide. The "Europa" engine has been the basis of many award-winning games like the Hearts of Iron series and Europa Universalis II and has been the focus of significant financial investments over the years. In an unprecedented deal, GamersGate will make room for these indie-developed products on the digital distribution platform and offer each team or individual the same financial deal given to established publishers on the platform. "Through GamersGate, creative gamers worldwide will be given access to a development tool that will allow them to fulfill their game developer ambitions while getting access to a global distribution network without the costs and risks that are normally involved in game development and distribution, said CEO of Paradox Interactive Theodore Bergquist. While Paradox Interactive plans to set a few minimum criteria, anyone interested will get a shot at using the technique...

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Posted on Apr 25, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Paradox Interactive launches historical Quiz

New York, USA (April 25, 2008) Auspicious citizens of Rome you are called to the breach once more! The great philosopher Socrates challenges you to pit your wits against his. Is there anyone intelligent enough to take on this devilishly tricky quiz? Fifteen questions on the history of Rome await those who dare take up the challenge.What title will you be granted – Guru, Buff, Wannabe or Degenerate? To try your luck, turn to this page: http://www.paradoxplaza.com/rome/index.php?p=history_quiz May the gods grant you fortune! Read more about Europa Universalis Rome: www.paradoxplaza.com/rome Release: April 2008 Suggested retail price: 49.99 USD/ 39.99...

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Posted on Apr 21, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Bethesda Softworks Announces Fallout 3 Collectors Edition

April 18, 2008 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks(r), a ZeniMax Media company, officially announced today that it will release a special Fallout(r) 3 collector’s edition worldwide for Xbox 360(r)video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows, and PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system. The limited collector’s edition is available for pre-order through participating retailers. This premium Fallout 3 package, presented in a customized, metal Vault-Tec lunch box, includes the highly-anticipated game, a collectible 5" Vault-Tec Vault Boy Bobblehead, ‘The Art of Fallout 3’ hardcover book, featuring never-before-seen concept art and commentary from Bethesda Game Studios artists, and ‘The Making of Fallout 3’ DVD that includes an inside look at Bethesda Game Studios and the team behind the game.  "We’re very excited about this collector’s edition and believe it truly offers gamers an amazing mix of unique items from the Fallout universe, combined with a great behind-the-scenes look at what goes into developing such an immense title," said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. Fallout 3 features one of the...

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Posted on Apr 21, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Matrix Games Announces A Blitzkrieg Sale for Commander – Europe at War!

Staten Island, NY, April 21st, 2008 – Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Slitherine Strategies (www.slitherine.com) are thrilled to announce a Blitzkrieg Sale for Commander – Europe at War! Starting April 21st through May 5th, Commander – Europe at War will be available for $49.99 as a boxed version – a savings of $10 – and $39.99 as a digital download – also savings of $10! David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said "With the lightning speed of blitzkrieg tactics, Commander – Europe at War has invaded and occupied much of my free time! This fun grand strategy game is thoroughly addicting and with a brilliant interface and easy learning curve the game is well suited for veteran wargamers and newcomers alike." Commander – Europe at War allows the player to command the armies of the Axis or the Allies in World War II. With only two goals at hand – survive and conquer, the player is charged with building and commanding the combined air, land and sea forces...

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Posted on Apr 21, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Commander: Europe at War Demo Released

To give gamers a taste of Commander: Europe at War, Slitherine’s hit turn-based strategy game, a demo has been released allowing players to enjoy a full hour of game play and test their abilities in command of the Axis and Allied forces. Commander: Europe at War was release in July 2007 and has been received by the specialist press as one of the most innovative and enjoyable strategy games of the year. Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of high level turn based strategy games. It is being jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and being released through Slitherine Software’s Kameleon Project. The first game spans WW2, allowing players to control the axis or allied forces through the entire war in the European Theatre. Features • Huge hex based campaign map covering the USA to the west, Africa to the south, Scandinavia to the north and the Ural’s to the east; • 6 epic scenarios including the operation Barbarossa, D-Day and the Grand Campaign; • Research...

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Posted on Apr 21, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Battlefield: Bad Company Ships on June 23

Guildford, UK. – April 21, 2008 – Prepare for the gold rush! This summer, the blockbuster action event of the season will not be in theatres. EA DICE, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Battlefield: Bad Company™ will ship to retail outlets on June 23. Action fans and gamers worldwide will get their chance to join the ‘B’ company on exciting, sometimes irreverent, missions that take them through deserts, cities and mountain terrain to capture the spoils of war. Players will experience the tactical, destructive power in the deep single player campaign or go online for intense multiplayer action that only the Battlefield team can deliver. For a limited time only, gamers will be able to purchase the Gold Edition of Battlefield: Bad Company. The Gold Edition pack features exclusive content with behind-the-scenes action and strategy videos giving Battlefield: Bad Company players tricks and tips on how to own the battlefield. The Gold Edition also gives gamers early access to five unique weapons that...

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Posted on Apr 18, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Release date set for Supreme Ruler 2020

New York, USA (April 18, 2008) ALERT, zero-hour has arrived!Leading global publisher of strategy games, Paradox Interactive delivers critical intelligence on the impending invasion by Supreme Ruler 2020. Aboard an infinite force of cargo planes, upon never-ending fleets of amphibious transports, hard copies of this exciting geo-political simulation await the order to deploy and advance towards their primary objectives. The first wave is scheduled to be shipping to stores across North America from June 17, while those in Europe can expect delivery in stores on June 20. Pre-order from GamersGate Suggested retail price: USD 39.99/ EUR 39.99 For press inquiries please contact pr@paradoxplaza.com Key features in Supreme Ruler 2020: Control any department within your government or delegate decisions to your Cabinet Ministers Sophisticated Military Strategic and Tactical Command System Select from hundreds of actual military vehicles to research, build, and deploy Choose conventional warfare or develop your nuclear weapons program Detailed Economic and Political Models Flexible Diplomatic Interface allowing sophisticated negotiations Play any one of over 250 Regions worldwide...

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Posted on Apr 17, 2008 in Games PR

PR: Monte Cristo Unveils the Next Generation of City-Builders

PARIS, France. April 17, 2008 – Monte Cristo is pleased to announce CITIES XL™ for Windows today. In this next-generation take on the city building genre, realism will be pushed to the limit with cities that are bigger, more realistic and more sophisticated than ever before. CITIES XL™ will expand upon all the features that make city builders fun and interesting, while also letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment. CITIES XL™ allows gamers to develop cities on realistic 3D maps using an incredible collection of unique structures and monuments based on American, Asian and European-influenced architectural styles. The maps feature a variety of environments: mountains, hills, canyons, beaches and islands, all set in different climates from tropical to desert, Mediterranean to temperate. Players must create the right combinations of social services, leisure activities, special events and other job opportunities within their cities in order to feed, clothe, employ and entertain their citizens. Be it planning and building a new...

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