dinsdag, oktober 25, 2011

It Came From Beyond the Still - Aliens versus Hillbillies

It Came From Beyond the Still - Aliens versus Hillbillies

Greetings earthling, I am Neuron, what you pathetic mammals would call a gray alien. Somehow, don't ask me how, but you've managed to score a copy of these rules, and with them, all our secrets and weapons. If you try really hard, I expect you can put it to good use in your inevitable deaths. Who knows, maybe you can use it to make one final pathetic stand against what will ultimately prove to be the extinction of your species, but first, you need to know this… we're watching.


ICFBTS is a fast-and-fun miniature game, now available from The ArmChair General, for two or more players, that your whole family can join in! It's more fun than pig wrasslin!


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Batman: Arkham City week one sales top 4.6 million units worldwide



Batman: Arkham City week one sales top 4.6 million units worldwide
Critically acclaimed sequel from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios becomes the highest reviewed videogame of 2011 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system
London, UK – October 25th, 2011 –Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announcedthat Batman: Arkham City™, the critically acclaimed videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, has shipped more than 4.6  million units worldwide since its October 18th North American launch on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

The week one sales figure for Batman: Arkham City is more than double the number of units sold of Batman: Arkham Asylum in the same time period and solidifies the game’s place as a contender for one of the top-selling titles of 2011.  Additionally, the game currently stands as the highest reviewed PS3™ and Xbox 360 game of 2011 on Metacritic.com with average scores of 96 and 95 respectivly.*

Batman: Arkham City is one of the best action adventure games, proven by the tremendous reviews, and it further establishes the Batman brand as a marquee franchise for our growing business,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  “Rocksteady Studios went above and beyond in delivering an incredible game and the support of the entire team at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment drove the excellent campaign a game like this deserves.”

"The true test for any game is what the players think and we have been thrilled by their reaction to Batman: Arkham City,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios.  “The team at Rocksteady put every ounce of effort into making the best Batman experience we possibly could, so we are overwhelmed by the incredible feedback from the community.”

Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation ofBatman: Arkham Asylum, sending players flying through the expansive Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.  Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze and many others, the game allows players to genuinely experience what it feels like to be The Dark Knight delivering justice on the streets of Gotham City.

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and rated “15” by the BBFC.  The game is currently available on Xbox 360 and PS3™.  The Games for Windows version will be available beginning Nov. 18, 2011.  Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com for more information about the game.

Portal 2 receives the Ultimate Game of the Year Award



Portal 2 Scoops Alienware Ultimate Game of the Year at GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards

World exclusive reveals for Battlefield 3, Legend of Zelda, Sonic Generations and Inversion

www.goldenjoystick.com

Portal 2, the first person puzzle-platform game developed and published by Valve Corporation and distributed by Electronic Arts has picked up the Ultimate Game of the Year in association with Alienware at the annual GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards. Now in its 29th year the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards took place today at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London and saw the elite of the video game industry gather to honour the best games of the past 12 months as well as witness four world exclusive game reveals on the day.

Arguably the second biggest award on the night, the One To Watch Award in association with Shortlist was picked up by the next hotly anticipated instalment of Bethesda’s role playing masterpiece Elder Scrolls – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Meanwhile Action/ Adventure Game of the Year in association with Metro UK was won by Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the innovative historical third person stealth game from Ubisoft. FIFA 12 pipped arch rival Pro Evolution Soccer to the post in the Best Sports Game category while Call of Duty: Black Ops bagged yet another award in the Best Shooter Game category. Despite not winning any game category awards this year, Nintendo didn’t leave empty handed picking up the Innovation of the Year award for the Nintendo 3DS console released earlier this
year.

Not content with simply honouring some of the biggest and best game releases of the past 12 months, the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards also revealed some world exclusive new content in the midst of the award presentations. Electronic Arts unveiled the brand new Battlefield 3 expansion pack, Nintendo launched the latest game in the popular Zelda franchise Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Namco debuted their newest game title Inversion with playable content available on-site while SEGA celebrated Sonic The Hedgehog’s 20th anniversary and his Outstanding Contribution Award, which he attended to collect, by exclusively revealing brand new Sonic Generations content.

Voted for exclusively by the video gaming public, the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards cemented its position as the biggest gaming awards in the world when it smashed the Guinness World Record for most number of votes cast in a gaming awards. Over 2.06 million votes were cast, smashing the record that was previously set by the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards in 2009.

James Kick, Associate Publisher of The GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards says: "The GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards is officially the biggest – and certainly the best – celebration of video games in the world. This year the categories were even more closely contested than ever – but the gaming public have spoken, and today’s winners really are the cream of a fantastic crop."

The GamesMaster Golden Joysticks Awards is pleased to have been partnered with Metro this year. The UK’s third largest national newspaper is sponsoring the Best Action Adventure Award. Other media partners include Shortlist Magazine, which is sponsoring the One to Watch Award, MSN and Habbo.

Award Winners in full and order of presentation:
  • Action/Adventure Game of the Year in association with Metro UK – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Mobile Game of the Year in association with MSN – Angry Birds Rio (Chillingo)
  • Roleplay Game of the Year in association with Edge – Fallout New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
  • Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer – World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Fighting Game of the Year in association with Official Nintendo Magazine – Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Racing Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar.com - Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Sports Game of the Year in association with Zavvi.com – FIFA 11 (EA Sports)
  • Strategy Game of the Year in association with Official Xbox Magazine – Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Music Game of the Year in association with Habbo.com – Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)
  • Free-To-Play Game of the Year in association with CVG.co.uk – League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Downloadable Game of the Year in association with Virgin Media – Minecraft (Mojang)
  • Shooter Game of the Year in association with Turtle Beach – Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
  • One To Watch Award in association with Shortlist – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
  • Innovation of the Year – Nintendo 3DS
  • Outstanding Contribution – Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega)
  • Ultimate Game of the Year in association with Alienware – Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA

Fourth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game reintroduces the mysterious pandaren race to Azeroth
Blizzard Entertainment announced plans for the fourth expansion to World of Warcraft®, its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)Unveiled to a sold-out crowd at the company’s BlizzCon® gaming festival, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria lifts the fog of mystery surrounding a long-lost continent that has been newly rediscovered following the events of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm™. The new expansion reintroduces the elusive pandaren, originally seen in Blizzard’s real-time strategy game Warcraft® III, as a playable race and adds a brand-new player class: the martial-arts-focused Monk. While exploring the mysteries of an exotic new land and advancing to the new level cap of 90, players will experience a range of new content and game features, including new quests and dungeons, group scenarios and “challenge” modes, pet battles, and more.

“Players have been asking to see the pandaren in World of Warcraft since the game’s launch, and we’re excited to finally be able to give them a proper re-introduction to Azeroth,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “In addition to the new playable race and class,Mists of Pandaria contains a huge amount of new content, and we’re looking forward to sharing more information about all of it at BlizzCon and beyond.”

In the upcoming expansion, players will be able to explore the long-lost continent of Pandaria, which has remained hidden from the world since the sundering of Azeroth over ten thousand years ago. In the aftermath of the Cataclysm played out in World of Warcraft’s third expansion, Pandaria’s heroes are emerging from their land’s lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains to choose sides in the escalating war between the Alliance and the Horde and to share the extraordinary secrets of their ancient martial arts. As tensions between the factions near a breaking point following the discovery of this new world, players will be called upon to explore Pandaria’s exotic expanses, make contact with its strange indigenous creatures, and unlock the world-changing secrets that have been hiding in the mists for millennia.

New features coming in the game’s fourth expansion include:

·         New Playable Race - Pandaren: Adventure through Azeroth as World of Warcraft's first neutral race and decide whether to side with the Alliance or the Horde.
·         New Playable Class - Monk: Unlock the secrets of pandaren martial arts and do battle as a damage dealer, healer, or tank.
·         Level Cap Increased to 90: Learn potent new spells and abilities while exploring uncharted zones and taking on challenging new content.
·         New Zones: Explore the lush Jade Forest, treacherous Kun-Lai Summit, and other exotic areas of Pandaria designed for high-level characters, and uncover the mystery of the Wandering Isle.
·         Scenarios: Join up with some friends to achieve a common goal, such as mounting a defense against invading monsters, in a flexible new type of PvE challenge.
·         Dungeon “Challenge” Modes: Master the ultimate five-player time trial to earn prestige rewards in a new dungeon mode that will put your resolve and coordination to the test.
·         Pet Battles: Challenge other players’ companion pets with your own collection in a new tactical mini-game, and find out who's king or queen of the pint-sized battlefield.
·         New Talent System: Customize your character to suit your play style with the newly overhauled and improved talent system.

Launched in November 2004, World of Warcraft is the world’s most popular MMORPG. The game’s third expansion, Cataclysm, sold more than 3.3 million copies within its first 24 hours of availability, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time, and went on to sell more than 4.7 million copies in its first month.*World of Warcraft is available in nine different languages - with a tenth, Brazilian Portuguese, slated for release this year - and is played in North America, Latin America, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, mainland China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

For more information on World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, visit Blizzard Entertainment’s official website at www.WorldofWarcraft.com. To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions - more information on available career opportunities at Blizzard can be found at http://eu.blizzard.com/company/careers/.

woensdag, oktober 12, 2011

Forza Motorsport 4 Event


Forza Motorsport 4 Event

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Op 22 oktober zal shoppingcenter K in Kortrijk de hele dag in het teken van racen staan: het shoppingcenter zal die dag speciaal voor de release van Forza Motorpsort 4 omgebouwd worden tot een volwaardige pits, compleet met raceseats en de aanwezigheid van professioneel piloot Frédéric Vervisch.

Een week na de officiële release van de Xbox 360 game kan het publiek op het Forza Motorpsort 4 Event in Kortrijk de hele dag kennismaken met de meest realistische race-sim van het moment en genieten van het geweld van brullende motoren en zenuwslopende races. Er worden twee competities georganiseerd: een algemeen toernooi en de Pro Challenge. Het deelnemersveld van het algemeen toernooi is op voorhand bepaald door wedstrijden die op touw gezet werden door de verschillende (media)partners. In vier voorrondes zullen zij het opnemen tegen telkens vier andere spelers. Aan de hand van een Timetrial zullen de besten zich kwalificeren voor de kwartfinales die gespeeld worden met vier deelnemers. Daarna gaan we met vier spelers over naar de halve finales waarvan de beste twee piloten uiteindelijk de finale zullen spelen. De winnaar mag zich tot de Belgische kampioen Forza Motorsport 4 kronen.

Voor de Pro Challenge heeft Forza Motorsport 4 iets speciaals in petto. In die competitie neemt de winnaar van het algemeen toernooi het op tegen onze professionele racer en een speler van LowLandLions. In tegenstelling tot het algemeen toernooi zal men hier met vier spelers in multiplayermodus spelen via de Xbox 360 system link. Uiteraard vallen er ook fantastische prijzen te winnen. Naast de titel van Belgisch kampioen gaat de winnaar naar huis met een Xbox 360-console mét Kinect, een exemplaar van Forza Motorsport 4 en een heus racestuur. Als kers op de spreekwoordelijke taart zal professioneel racepiloot Fred Bouvy de winnaar ook meenemen voor een exclusieve rondrit in diens officiële BelCar-racewagen!

Wie geen zin heeft om aan de competities deel te nemen, kan de game gewoon vrijblijvend testen op één van de vele pods die doorheen het shoppingcenter opgesteld staan. Je krijgt daarbij advies van de aanwezige professionals en van de spelers van het LowLandLions-team. Wil je de actie van de verschillende toernooien volgen, dan kan dat op één van de grote schermen die in het winkelcentrum hangen.

Hoe dan ook wordt het een superspannende dag waarbij je niet alleen getuige bent van wie zich tot Belgisch kampioen Forza Motorsport 4 kampioen kroont, maar ook zelf de kans krijgt de beste racegame van het moment uit te proberen met advies en tips van echte racepiloten. Kom dus zeker langs voor deze unieke race-ervaring. Hopelijk tot dan!

World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse Legendary Edition


STEELSERIES ANNOUNCES THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT® MMO GAMING MOUSE: LEGENDARY EDITION



The Newest Gaming Mouse Designed for Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft® Evokes Legendary Status

 CHICAGO – August 8, 2011 –  SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of professional gaming peripherals and creator of the MMO Gaming Mice based on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft® and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm™, today announced their latest custom product for World of Warcraft players. The SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse Legendary Edition is a finely crafted weapon of precision balancing style and function. This sleeker, more compact option shares the enhanced features of the previous World of Warcraft mice including in-game integration and superior illumination and software functionality.

“We’ve established an incredible partnership with Blizzard Entertainment and the amazing World of Warcraft community. We’ve taken all the excellent suggestions and feedback we’ve received, merged it with the latest gaming technology, and come up with a truly unique lineup of MMO Mice for World of Warcraft players.” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “The new Legendary Edition allows us to meet the needs of gamers looking for a smaller, less complex gaming mouse that delivers the same impressive functionality found in the original and Cataclysm versions.”

The World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse Legendary Edition features 16.8 million illumination color options and 11 programmable buttons, ergonomically positioned for comfortable gameplay. The player’s precision and control will be enhanced with the ability to assign all 11 button controls and multiple macros from directly within the World of Warcraft game interface. In addition to in-game support, the intuitive drag & drop interface of the SteelSeries software empowers users to:
  • Program all 11 buttons with more than 130 preset game commands
  • Create custom macros and/or use the in-game macro scripting language

The technical specifications for the new SteelSeries World of Warcraft mouse will include:
  • Illumination: 16.8 million color options with 4 levels of pulsation
  • Frames Per Second: 3,600
  • Counts Per Inch: 800 – 3,200
  • Adjustable Polling Rate
  • Optical Sensor Technology
  • 11 Programmable Buttons
  • Cable: 6.5 ft Braided Nylon
  • Mac and PC Compatible 

The World of Warcraft Legendary Mouse will be available online and in select retail locations for $79.99 / €69.99. For additional product information please visit http://steelseries.com/legendary. Be sure to follow SteelSeries on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on product availability, contests and news.

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, including headsets, keyboards, mice, software and gaming surfaces. SteelSeries has been on the forefront of professional gaming gear since its inception in 2001, thanks to continued innovation and product development in cooperation with leading professional gamers. All SteelSeries products are developed in cooperation with professional gamers to ensure optimum performance and durability. SteelSeries supports the growth of competitive gaming and electronic sports through professional team sponsorships and community support all over the world. For more information, please visit www.SteelSeries.com

G4 EPICTOBER FILM FESTIVAL


G4TV.COM PRESENTS THE G4 FILMS EPICTOBER FILM FESTIVAL WITH THREE ORIGINAL SHORT HORROR FILMSINSPIRED BY CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES

From the Mind of Director Joe Lynch (“Knights of Badassdom”), G4TV.com To Premiere Three Original Films “The Hunt,” “Kart Driver,” and “The Birds of Anger,” October 24-26 As Part of G4’s Brand-Wide “Epictober” Celebration

Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 2011 – Earlier this year, G4TV.com launched its successful cinematic venture, G4 Films, an online initiative created by the leading video game website to develop, produce and license films related to what G4 fans know and love – video games.  After the successful roll-out including the documentary “Focus” and short-film “Against the Wall,” G4 Films will continue to propel cinematic storytelling into the digital age with the G4 Films Epictober Film Festival, an exclusive online event that will blend the aesthetic of cinema with the worlds and characters of classic video games to create a killer mash-up just in time for Halloween.  All films can be seen exclusively online at http://www.g4tv.com/g4films/

Three original horror films inspired by the popular video games “Angry Birds,” “Mario Kart” and “Duck Hunt” will premiere October 24-26, capping off G4’s brand-wide Epictober celebration, a month-long campaign full of all-new exclusives, amazing segments and envy-inducing giveaways.  G4TV.com teamed with Joe Lynch, former Creative Director at G4tv.com and director of the highly-anticipated feature film “Knights of Badassdom,” to produce the short-films.  Each project was helmed by a different director chosen by Lynch, giving a unique convergence of gaming and gore for each title.

“I couldn't be happier collaborating with my G4 family again on this very special project that keeps the short-film genre alive (or rather, undead),” said Joe Lynch. “It was such a thrill to be given the chance to hand-pick and work with three filmmakers I highly respect and admire to create films that gamers are sure to love.”

The films are as follows:

"The Hunt": Inspired by the world’s first first-person shooter video game “Duck Hunt,” “The Hunt” is about three hunters who come face to face with a monstrous entity keen on their demise. “The Hunt” is directed by Sam Balcomb, co-founder of Rainfall Films and has produced content for Britney Spears, Steven Tyler, ABC Studios, IGN.com, Willow Smith, Katy Perry and more.“The Hunt” becomes the hunted on G4tv.com on October 24.

"Kart Driver":  Nintendo’s beloved Mario Kart franchise is one of the most highly-regarded and historic video game franchises ever and director Drew Daywalt’s short film “Kart Driver” will give the legendary racing game a darker, deadlier spin.  Fury and obsession leads a heroic plumber to seek out and bring home his damsel in distress, the girl of his dreams, even if it means facing off with a creature from the very bowels of hell. Director Drew Daywalt is a founding member of FEWDIO, the world’s first online Horror Troupe, dedicated to all things dark and fantastical.  Daywalt recently directed three episodes of the new MTV Horror-comedy television series “Death Valley.” He also recently completed the screenplay for the remake of “Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things” for George Romero. “Kart Driver” debuts on G4tv.com on October 25.

"The Birds of Anger": Inspired by the best-selling mobile game, Rovio's “Angry Birds,” the film harkens back to Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic “The Birds,” and gives gamers a glimpse into a world where birds not only target pigs, but people as well.  “The Birds of Anger” is directed by Gregg Bishop, director of the “Dance of the Dead”, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and was hand-picked by director Sam Raimi (“Spiderman”, “Drag Me to Hell”) for distribution through Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures.  “The Birds of Anger” debuts on G4tv.com on October 26.

Check out all the up-to-date information on G4 Films and the G4 Films Epictober Film Festival at: http://www.g4tv.com/g4films/ and Facebook.com/G4TV and follow on Twitter @G4TV.

About G4
G4 offers the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and “geek culture” for the male 18-34 demo. The network, which is available in 59 million cable and satellite homes nationwide, has given young guys of today’s digital generation a television home. G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information. The network’s popular original programming includes “Attack of the Show!,” “X-Play,” “American Ninja Warrior” and “Campus PD.” G4 also continues to expand its live event coverage at CES, Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show and more. G4’s Multiplex features content on all possible digital platforms, including G4tv.com, G4 Mobile, G4 Podcasts, G4 on Demand, G4 Video Player, G4 Wii Portal and G4 PS3 Portal. G4 is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

Tomorrow's War


Pig Iron Stocks Tomorrow's War & New System Command Figs

Firstly, we have a new pack of System Trooper command figures out this month. The three figures are carrying data tablets, and are ideal to add some tactical assets to your forces. They feature separate heads and backpacks - as you would expect from us.
Secondly, we are pleased to announce that we are now stocking the Tomorrow's War rulebook (U.K. customers only), and as a special offer we are letting you choose a free pack of heads with every copy. We have been a big supporter of TW over the last few months, and hope to continue this support moving forwards.
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donderdag, oktober 06, 2011

Banned screening 'Ferozz Wild Riding Hood' at RAINDANCE‏

Wild Riding Hood’s Puppy Love too horrid to show for Westminster City Council
Cuban film Ferozz Wild Riding Hood has proven too shocking for the Raindance Film Festival screening tonight at the Apollo Cinema, in Piccadilly.due to screen at 21.00 as UK Premiere and part of the Raindance Official Selection.
Ferozz Riding Hood a twisted re telling of the Little Red Riding Hood Classic folk tale set in rural Cuba focuses on a dysfunctional family lead by cruel and perverted grandmother and the sexual awakenings of a young adolescent.
Playing out as an excessive grotesque pantomime where sexual perversion is stylized, and black magic and gruesome violence are set off against notions of sin and chastity, Ferozz Riding Hood is also and set off by lush photography of the Cuban forests.
Director Jorge Molina has gained cult status in his native Cuba due to an extensive body of work, regularly appraised by the critic for his unique cinematic vision driven by a resolute uncompromising talent. Jorge Molina is a professor at the acclaimed International Cinema School in Cuba.
According to Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards, the Councils decision is regrettable, but that we have been forced to accept this censorship, Ferozz Wild Riding Hood is a powerful film which the Festival feels, deserves to be seen by adults living in the Uk.”
To One Eyed Films the sales representative of the film, the censorship decision seem “ as despotic and as ‘nanny state as the cruel grandmother in the film, after all the film has been shown to European audiences at different festivals around the film, and it seems far too puritanical to ban the screening”.
Asked whether he would edit out a particular scene, to avoid the withdrawal of the film from the Festival, and which was of particular objection of the Council, a scene where Miranda, the ‘’little Red Riding is seen playfully masturbating with a puppy, the Director blankly refused ‘’on the grounds that the scene portrays a sexual innocence which is a universal experience
Raindance Film Festival is offering industry only screenings today closed to the public.
Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London 
www.appollocinemas.com
 

Army Corps of Hell

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES ARMY CORPS OF HELL FOR EUROPE

The Battle for Hell Begins in 2012 Exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita

LONDON (6th October, 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announced Army Corps of Hell™ as an exclusive title for the PlayStation®Vita system.

Developed by Entersphere, Inc., Army Corps of Hell brings a new level of vicious combat, dark humor and lightning-quick action to the PlayStation®Vita.Players control an army of a hundred goblin soldiers with various classes and abilities to defeat a host of enemies in order to reclaim the King of Hell’s throne. In Army Corps of Hell, players can take full advantage of the PlayStation®Vita system’s unique control features to experience war like never before!

Army Corps of Hell is an exciting new title for us, and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to the PlayStation®Vita exclusively,” said Sarah Hoeksma, vice president of brand for Square Enix Ltd., “The team at Entersphere is creating a unique experience which will really stand out from the other titles coming to the PlayStation®Vita in the launch window”.

Story
Defeated in battle, the King of Hell is stripped of his powers and banished from his throne. Burned to a meager corpse, the dethroned king uses the last of his strength to take command of a corps of weak-minded goblins. He commands this ragtag army of bloodthirsty goblins as he fights through hell to reclaim his throne, destroying his enemies and looting their corpses for equipment along the way.

Features
· Command massive goblin armies – Annihilate your enemies by controlling an army of 100 goblin soldiers with assorted classes and abilities. Restore the King of Hell’s control, empower his army to take on all comers, and reclaim his place as the ruler of the underworld!

· Unleash the PlayStation®Vita! Use the rear touch pad to command your goblins to play instruments, each activating special properties. Revive your hero, rejuvenate your soldiers and inspire your army to increase their strength! Skillful play will be rewarded with significant benefits and a greater edge against the demon horde.

· Reap the spoils of war to outfit your corps – Combine materials dropped by fallen foes to create new equipment for your troops. Customize your corps’ equipment and items to change the look and upgrade the abilities of your goblin soldiers.

· Team up with friends and increase the challenge – Play with up to four players via ad-hoc multiplayer and face tougher bosses to acquire rare items!

Product Summary

Title Army Corps of Hell
Platform PlayStation®Vita
Genre Action
Release Date 2012
Price TBD

Related Links

· Army Corps of Hell Official Homepage:
http://armycorpsofhellgame.com

Army Corps of Hell is not yet rated.

Heksenwandeling in Sint-Gillis

Halloweenfestival van 29 oktober tot 6 november in het

MUSEUM voor FANTASTISCHE KUNST 7 Americanstraat 1060 brussel 14u-17u

www.fantastic-museum.be

Halloweenvieruurtje tussen 17 en 28 oktober op reservatie ( min 20 P)

Heksenwandeling in Sint-Gillis Zondag 31 oktober om 17u Kasteel Pelgrims

Parmastraat 69 1060 Brussel

Sint-Gillis op 31 oktober... Het is net 17u. Een gekke heks duwt tegen het eiken hek, dat traag knerpend opengaat, in het Kasteel Pelgrims. Binnen, in een somber, bloedrood licht, maken monsterachtige spinnen hun nesten in de sierlijke kroonlusters van het kasteel.

Heksenbezems hier en daar, vreemde geluiden, een ketel met pompoensoep: neen, je droomt niet, je bent wel degelijk in het Kasteel van de heks Pelgrimus die Halloween viert ! Voor deze gelegenheid, nodigt ze alle monsterlijke creaturen uit om een nogal ongebruikelijke wandeling te maken in het Pierre Pauluspark.

In het kader van het Halloween Festival dat het Museum voor Fantastische Kunst tijdens de hele herfstvakantieweek organiseert, word je uitgenodigd om je naar daar te begeven op het einde van de heksenwandeling op 31 oktober.

OM 17H: onthaal in Parmastraat 69 met vernissage, degustatie van de verschrikkelijke pompoensoep en een paar rotte fruitsappen die de heks ineengeflanst heeft.

OM 18H30: vertrek van de stoet ! Alleen de monsters, heksen, verminkten, zombies en buitenaardse wezens worden tot het park toegelaten. Daar zullen jullie een gratis bezem krijgen om gemakkelijker naar de andere plekken van het programma te kunnen vliegen. En, tijdens de wandeling, zal je heksen kunnen bewonderen die in elkaar gestoken zijn door scholen en kunstenaars van Sint-Gillis.

OM 19H : voor het Museum voor Fantastische Kunst in de Amerikaanse Straat 7, komt de verschrikkelijke Halloween Man aan, die hoog vanop zijn balkon toverdrankjes en vervallen snoepjes zal gooien. In een gulle bui zal hij ook 7 bebladerde bollen gooien, waarvan er één een zilveren vinger bevat. Degene die op die vinger zal uitkomen, zal de geprivilegieerde gast van de avond zijn en kan ze zeker van zijn dat hij een heel gunstig jaar tegemoet gaat.

OM 19H30 : mogelijkheid om het museum te bezoeken en om het ‘raadsel van de verloren schedels’ op te lossen om de prijs te kunnen bekomen van het fabuleuze Heksendiploma (6 euro per deelnemer)

Om 20H30 : afspraak in de Oude Ijskelders van Brussel (Ijskelderstraat 18), op twee bezemvluchten van het museum om de grot van de heks te ontdekken, waarbij klein en groot verrassende brouwsels kunnen krijgen.

Alle ontdekkingen en evenementen zijn gratis voor alle monsters (buiten het museumbezoek)

Space 1889 mini's

It's been a busy few weeks here at Highlander Studios. Yesterday, I picked up several new product codes that are now on the website for sale. Please follow the links for price and packaging information.

Space: 1889:

ADV-01  Wilderness Adventurers
ADV-02  American Adventurers
BEA-01  Gashant Herd
BEA-02  Dead Gashant
BEA-06  Steppe Tigers

maandag, oktober 03, 2011

Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter on Facebook

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS UNLEASHED ON FACEBOOK

Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter enters open beta phase

London, United Kingdom — October 3, 2011 — The first name in roleplaying games is taking another step in its storied pop culture history as Atari brings Dungeons & Dragons to the Facebook platform . Atari, one of the world’s most recognised publishers and producers of interactive entertainment has released Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter into its “open beta” phase, bringing the ultimate RPG brand to the ultimate social platform.

“Heroes of Neverwinter delivers a high level of depth, polish and authenticity that will fundamentally change the way players think of RPG gaming on social platforms” said Jim Wilson, President and CEO of Atari, Inc. “Existing fans of the D&D franchise will find the translation compelling in all areas of the gameplay experience, while more casual gamers will find the adaptation accessible and intuitive.”

Legions of Halflings, Dragonborn and Eladrin will sharpen their blades and ready their spells as Facebook players around the world create their unique heroes and set forth for adventure! Explore over 50 dungeons, battle over 40 unique monsters, learn over 30 unique skills and discover hundreds of powerful magic items. Gamers can even take on the role of Dungeon Master and create their own adventures for friends and other players to explore. Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter will be the deepest RPG experience ever to reach the Facebook platform.

Play the game today at
http://apps.facebook.com/neverwinterheroes/?track=EuPR&kt_tu=partner, and follow Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter at www.facebook.com/heroesofneverwinter.

FACTS 2011 - The guests

A quick overview of the actors & artists who can be seen at the FACTS convention on the 22nd + 23rd of october 2011:

Actors: Tom Felton (Draco from the Harry Potter-movies), Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks, Boxing Helena), Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy, Angel), Dirk Benedict (A-team, Battlestar Galactica), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Kenny Baker (R2D2), Ken Colley (The Avengers), Garrick Hagon (Star Wars, Dr.Who).

UPDATE:
Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk) has cancelled.

Artists: Keu Cha, Adi Granov, Barry Kitson, Aleksi Briclot, Aleksa Gajic, Clint Langley, Romano Molenaar, Steven Dupré, Adrien Floch, Nicolas Bournay, Adam, David Sondered, Lectrr.


Local artists:


  • Arnaud Stouffs
  • Art Grafunkel
  • Bart & Rob Croonenborghs
  • Bob Uyttendaele
  • Capia (stand Razorreel)
  • Chloé C.
  • Drop Comics
  • Edwin Rhemrev
  • Elena/Yamino
  • Eli Rutten
  • Geinz (stand Razorreel)
  • Gerben den Heeten
  • Isabel Baele
  • Kristof Spaey
  • Linda Lilting Daze
  • Marissa Delbressin
  • Marlon Teunissen
  • Natalie Robrechts
  • Nikola Boskovic
  • Padovani Mauro
  • Serge Buyse
  • Simon Rohrmuller
  • Sophie Coucke
  • Veronique Robrechts
  • Waldo Van Gheluwe
  • Walter Laureyssens

  • UPDATES / MORE INFO

    zondag, oktober 02, 2011

    QUAD, RPG-system

    On the first of the month we release our All Purpose Miniature Rules - a great universal system for playing any sort of tabletop game. The first installment will cover the basic system and skirmish games, with later expansions looking at large scale combat, and other gaming genres and toys.
    From there we move to the long-awaited release of Quad. A simple, generic system for RPG games on the fly, we have been prepping this wonder for a while, and now it's here. Considered one of the best little RPG systems out there, it had an enthusiastic following at Gen Con. Now you can be one of the first to get the new edition.

    zaterdag, oktober 01, 2011

    SCI-FI-LONDON’s Oktoberfest

    SCI-FI-LONDON’s notorious Animé Allnight screening has a fantastic line-up with the best Japanese animation, as you’d expect!

    The screening is part of SCI-FI-LONDON’s Oktoberfest celebration in Camden Town and takes place Sat 8 Oct, 11.30pm until 08.00am Sun 9, at the Odeon Camden.

    First off we screen the classic JIN ROH: The Wolf Brigade, acclaimed and multi-award winning classic, this was the last fully hand-drawn animated feature. This amazing film is the work of Mamoru Oshii and Hiroyuki Okikura, who are responsible for other massive anime titles like AKIRA and GHOST IN THE SHELL.

    As well as this classic we are delighted to show the latest in super real 3D CGI with the London premiere of TEKKEN BLOOD VENGENCE – This is a 90 minute visual thunderstorm of one of the world’s favourite videogames. Beautifully created and thrilling, this will appeal to your inner child like no other film on the big screen!

    Next up, we have TRIGUN BADLANDS RUMBLE the first Trigun movie for over 10 years! The movie has all the elements found in the original television series —comedy, suspense, action, and drama — it’s all there. This is an excellent return to the Trigun universe so many people love.

    We also screen EDEN OF THE EAST, PARADISE LOST, the second movie from the popular TV series. This one wraps up many of the storylines and looks just as amazing as the previous incarnations – not to be missed!

    Finally, we round the night off with WELCOME TO THE SPACESHOW. Five kids come together to spend their summer holidays at a camp. But their life changes dramatically when they come across what they believe to be a small dog, badly in need of help. The creature – known as Pochi – turns out not to be a dog at all but an alien on an important mission. It’s cute, funny, brilliant!

    Everyone attending the allnighter will receive a bag of goodies and some freebie treats throughout the night – so booking early is advised.

    About SCI-FI-LONDON

    Now in its tenth year, the UK’s leading science fiction and fantastic film festival, SCI-FI-LONDON, hosts film screenings, special events, workshops and celebrations across the capital.

    The SCI-FI-LONDON Oktoberfest runs 7 – 9 October, 2011 at the Odeon Camden and Cyber Market, Camden High Street. Full details on
    www.sci-fi-london.com.

    FREE CONTENT EXPANSION FOR GUILD WARS

    NCSOFT ANNOUNCES LARGEST FREE CONTENT EXPANSION FOR GUILD WARS
    The Struggle for Cantha Continues in Winds of Change Part 2!
    Guild Wars Beyond continues with the second chapter of Winds of Change, the largest free content expansion in Guild Wars to date. This release sees the addition of 11 more quests, 5 respawned zones, and numerous hidden scenes for players looking to experience the story to the fullest.

    In the previous instalment, players were introduced to the Ministry of Purity, an organisation that sought to bring peace and order back to an embattled Cantha. The Ministry began their righteous crusade by seeking to purge the land of the Afflicted – horrors unleashed during the events of Guild Wars Factions. The Ministry rallied the people to its cause under the belief that Cantha was a land that did not need heroes; only people with the strength and the will to stand up for themselves. From these simple beginnings, the Ministry grew in size and gained influence as the Afflicted were purged from the lands. People disillusioned with Cantha’s emperor for his inability to protect them looked to the Ministry as a source of hope.

    As the players vanquished the last of the Afflicted, the Ministry of Purity soon set their sights on their next target: the gangs of Kaineng; the Jade Brotherhood and the Am Fah. The gangs have long been a threat that has existed within Canthan life – the empire is not strong enough to stop them. The Am Fah and Jade Brotherhood have continuously been at war with each other, and their struggle keeps them from being enough to threaten the empire directly. The three have existed as a system of checks and balances against each other – an uneasy balance of power that threatens to boil over into violence at any given moment. Under the leadership of Minister Reiko, the Ministry of Purity has declared that the gangs’ reign of fear must come to an end, by any means necessary.

    In this second instalment of the three-part Winds of Change the conflict between the Ministry of Purity and the gangs escalates. The Jade Brotherhood and the Am Fah find themselves pushed back and resorting to desperate, destructive measures to retaliate. Some people begin to wonder – is the price being paid for security worth it? Where will the line be drawn for what is considered a threat? The motives of the Ministry of Purity become suspect with the arrival of an Assassin that has historical ties to the Ministry’s leadership.

    The players find themselves caught in the middle of this struggle as loyalties shift and tensions boil over. Change has come to Cantha – but will the land be able to survive it?

    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD

    NEW STORY DETAILS AND CHARACTERS REVEALED FOR THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD FOR WII

    Nintendo has revealed new details about the introductory storyline and game play in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which will launch exclusively for the Wii™ system on Nov. 20. The enhanced motion controls of the Wii Remote™ Plus (or Wii Remote controller with a Wii MotionPlus™ accessory) and Nunchuk™ controller allow for deeply immersive puzzle-solving challenges in this latest addition to the iconic Zelda franchise. This new game – one of the biggest in the history of Nintendo software development – will also feature new story elements that lay the foundation for the events that occur in the rest of the series. This includes the creation of the Master Sword, an ancient and powerful weapon that has been a constant in the 25-year history of the Zelda series. The introductory storyline includes the following:

    Introduction: The new game's storyline begins in Skyloft, an island town suspended high in the sky, on the day before young Link™ is to compete in a major bird-flying competition. The winner of the contest will earn the honor of taking part in a special ceremony with Zelda™.

    Link and Zelda: Friends since childhood, Link and Zelda have always shared a special bond. Events in the new game will add even more depth to their relationship.

    Groose: Link's nemesis at school, Groose, plays a significant role in the early moments of the new game. This bully of a character not only threatens Link's chances to win the bird-flying competition, but he also reveals a jealous streak toward Link and Zelda's special bond.

    Fi: Early on in Link's new adventure, he encounters Fi, the spirit of the powerful Goddess Sword. Fi's guidance proves to be crucial as Link goes forth on a challenging quest that will ultimately result in the creation of the Master Sword.

    Zelda's father: Gaepora, Zelda's father, is the headmaster of Link's school. As such, he has knowledge of the history and legends of Skyloft.

    More details about the game's storyline and features will be revealed prior to its Nov. 20 launch.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be available as a standalone game or as part of a limited-edition bundle that also includes a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus controller. Additionally, every copy in the early production runs of the game will come packaged with a special music CD containing orchestral arrangements of select songs that will be performed at the upcoming
    The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert.

    For more information about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, visit
    http://zelda.com/skywardsword.

    When the Navy Walked - Airships and Skypirates

    A premier miniatures game of steam-driven combat is available as a PDF, from our site or at your retailer! With the release of our miniature line coming right around the corner, we decided you deserved a shiny updated version to go with the shiny new miniatures, and we polished up the original Core rules using some of what we have learned as game designers. This new version is not a rules change, but it is a style-and-format change, and includes a step-by-step guide for the rules and for building units. This new version also includes scenarios set in Victorian Africa and features some amazing artwork by Scrying Eye Games.

    Be sure to check out When the Navy Walked - Conflict on Mars (out now) and When the Navy Walked - Airships and Skypirates (coming in December)!

    The Darkness II

     2K Games announced that The Darkness™ II, for all previously announced video game consoles and PC, is now planned for release on February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 internationally. Currently in development with Digital Extremes and based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II delivers a brutal and personal narrative as gamers take control of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction known as the Darkness.

    The Darkness II is the sequel to the million unit-selling 2007 title, The Darkness, and brings a unique new combat mechanic through Quad-Wielding™, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with two Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with thematic elements of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and maintains the stylistic violence visualised through a hand-painted graphic noir technique, true to its comic book origins.

    The Darkness II is not yet rated by PEGI. For more information on The Darkness II, please visit
    www.embracethedarkness.com.

    Golden Age RTS

    Aeria Games Unveils Dungeons in Upcoming Golden Age

    Instances Among Expansive Features Packed into Exclusive Web RTS Title

     
    Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, today released new details about Golden Age, its upcoming exclusive browser-based, real-time strategy (RTS) title. At the core of Golden Age is classic, city-building RTS mechanics inspired by true Knights Templar history. Visit the all-new Golden Age Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Aeria.GoldenAge.

    Golden Age features a host of expansive role-playing game (RPG) elements, surprisingly in-depth strategy-based warfare, and dozens of instanced dungeons for players. When not fighting other players in the epic Battlefield or conquering pirate encampments for valuable treasures, players must lead armies through challenging instanced dungeons. Players must enter instances by conversing with a non-playable character (NPC) in Sanctum City, Golden Age’s side-scrolling, RPG-style town.

    Instanced dungeons in Golden Age allow players to:
    • Defeat Rebels – Ambush hideouts to defeat rebellious hordes of traitors that threaten the safety of your citizens.
    • Deploy Your Troops – Dispatch defensive or offensive armies of infantry, cavalry, archers, mages, swordsmen, pikemen, heavy ballistae and more.
    • Earn Rewards – Win gear and other valuable rewards for your bravery.
    Golden Age will be available exclusively at Aeria Games and will not require a download. Interested players should visit the website to sign up for Closed Beta: http://goldenage.aeriagames.com.