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Call of Duty: WWII Announces Free Multiplayer Weekend on Steam

A free trial weekend for Call of Duty: WWII PC multiplayer is available now on Steam. Fans can download and play the multiplayer portion of the game starting today through Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time. From February 22 through February 28, the full Call of Duty: WWII game on PC will be available at a special limited time suggested retail price of $38.99 for the Standard Edition and $74.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition. All progress made by players that participate in the PC multiplayer free trial weekend can be carried over to the full game. Publishers: … Continue reading Call of Duty: WWII Announces Free Multiplayer Weekend on Steam

Indie Artists, Musicians Come Together for Spinch Game

Queen Bee Games, artist Jesse Jacobs, and musician James Kirkpatrick (Thesis Sahib) are excited to announce their partnership on the production of Spinch, a fast running, sensory experience that combines the tradition of artistic indie games with the spirit of indie comics. Transcend the material realm and enter into a world teeming with bubbling psychedelia. Assume your true form as Spinch, a hyper-agile organism consumed by a quest to rescue a litter of its missing offspring from an endless population of misshapen and malformed enemies. Journey through a diverse range of interactive and rhythmic worlds and descend deep into this … Continue reading Indie Artists, Musicians Come Together for Spinch Game

Ozobot Unveils New Coding Robots Play Pack at New York Toy Fair

Ozobot, maker of award-winning coding robots for the next generation of creators, announced a new way to play and create at New York Toy Fair 2018: the Space Islands Play Pack. Play Packs are powered by Ozobot’s Evo robot and inspired by hundreds of thousands of educators, students, and home users who already use Ozobot’s robots to learn coding and spark creativity. Ozobot will be showing the Space Islands trailer at Toy Fair 2018 on Saturday and Sunday, February 17–18, at Booth #5942 on Level 1. “Ozobot is a ‘Play to Learn’ company,” said Nader Hamda, Founder and CEO of … Continue reading Ozobot Unveils New Coding Robots Play Pack at New York Toy Fair

Rockstar Offers GTA Online Players 250K San Andreas Tax Refund

Starting today, GTA Online players can ring in tax season in style with a massive bonus: access to GTA$250,000 for simply logging into GTA Online at any point from Feb 16th until Feb 26th. In addition, all GTA$ spent in GTA Online between today and 26th will also get a 10% rebate on every dollar, with up to $GTA1M cash back. Bonuses and cash back rebates will be awarded starting on February 27th and will arrive in player’s Maze Bank accounts between February 27th and March 6th. According to Rockstar, “Tax season is upon us and with 2017’s population growth, … Continue reading Rockstar Offers GTA Online Players 250K San Andreas Tax Refund

Lego Indiana Jones 2 Made Backwards Compatible with Xbox One, and Indy is still Rocking Games Industry

When George Lucas teamed up with Steven Spielberg to produce the Indiana Jones series in 1981, little could they have realised the lasting popularity that the franchise would maintain or the influence it would have on the gaming industry. There have been a string of Indiana Jones-based video games over the years on many different platforms that have allowed gamers to take control of the great man himself and go on adventures. There have also been a number of games that clearly take their influence from the 1980s films and as such have been hugely successful. “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt … Continue reading Lego Indiana Jones 2 Made Backwards Compatible with Xbox One, and Indy is still Rocking Games Industry

Space Invaders Extreme Lands on Steam

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Space Invaders franchise, Space Invaders Extreme is available now on Steam! The critically acclaimed update to the Space Invaders franchise is here to invade Steam. Learn the intricacies of the scoring system and use that knowledge to conquer the leaderboards. The invaders have evolved. Can you keep up? • Greatly improved graphics and audio • Interactive sound and synchronous visuals • Brand new World Ranking System • 16 stages brimming with devious invader attack patterns and bosses whose strategy adapts according to game difficulty • Practice individual stages then go up against … Continue reading Space Invaders Extreme Lands on Steam

How and Why Game Developers Should Target the 8 to 12 Age Group

We’re living in ironic times, as far as gaming is concerned – computers are capable of draw-dropping, 4K resolution graphics; and yet, some of the most popular and lucrative titles are casual mainstream games with kid-friendly graphics. Think Flappy Bird, Angry Birds, and Cut the Rope, – these are extremely viral titles with cartoonish graphics, and gameplay so easy a caveman could play them. What’s more interesting is that it’s not mainly kids playing these games – its adults. Here’s what is basically going on – despite modern technologies hardware capabilities, the vast majority of people are gaming on casual … Continue reading How and Why Game Developers Should Target the 8 to 12 Age Group

Slitherine Says Empires Apart Almost Ready for Launch

Empires Apart captures the spirit of classics RTS like Age of Empires, with a strong skirmish and multiplayer component. Devolper DESTINYbit crafted this game using Unreal Engine involving hundreds of AoE players around the world all the way through the development process. Byzantines, Arabs, French, Chinese, Aztecs and Mongols: with six all different nations you can choose to lead from the first settlement to full conquest, Empires Apart is an unique wargaming experience. You can enjoy a game versus the optimized IA or fight with seven other players in fast matches. Empires Apart will be soon available on Steam. Slitherine … Continue reading Slitherine Says Empires Apart Almost Ready for Launch

SpellForce 3 Releases Modding Tools

The critically acclaimed RTS/RPG SpellForce 3 gets a new, powerful map editor today. Players can not only create maps with the same tools as the development team, they can also use an extensive scripting tool to create their very own missions and custom maps, with unique rule-sets. You want to set up a MOBA-kind-of-map, where you only command heroes, while automated armies fight each other? Or do you prefer a Horde mode, fighting ever stronger waves of enemies? This is the first step of the modding implementation for SpellForce 3. The map- and scripting editor will come with a detailed … Continue reading SpellForce 3 Releases Modding Tools

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