Best Selling Games – All Platforms – 28 Nov 2020
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Best Selling Games – All Platforms – 28 Nov 2020
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A Total War Saga: Troy is SEGA and Creative Assembly’s newest entry in the Total War series. It’s currently out on the Epic Games store and will be coming to Steam in August 2021. The game takes place during the battle between the Greek kingdoms of Troy and Mycenae from the Bronze Age. This would make it the oldest era that Total War has ever centered a game around. This game takes a few pages out of the successful Total War: Three Kingdoms, where it is largely based off of historical events, but there are also many heroes that have legendary strength and participate in legendary battles.
Fight for Greece
This game holds the central Total War experience in tact while taking us to the oldest time period we’ve seen yet. Fans of Total War: Rome 2 that purchased the Greek States culture pack might find themselves with a sense of déjà vu, as the entire map is now centered around Greece, with numerous hellenic units as the stars of the show in this game. The battles in the campaign will be focused on brutal combat that you’d expect from an ancient battle. Huge battalions comprised of swordsmen, spearmen, cavalry, archers, and various other warriors need to be used strategically in order to achieve victory. But battles only make up half the war. In order to grow your empire and repel foreign invaders, you must also effectively navigate your nation’s politics, your economy, your infrastructure, your food supply, your population, your diplomatic endeavors, and various other obstacles that might get in the way of your expansion towards total Greek domination. Like every modern Total War game, Troy has come out with their infamous “gore” DLC, where players can pay a small fee for a bloody version of the game.
The Blessing of the Gods
More like TW: Three Kingdoms than TW: Rome 2, TW: Troy introduces individual characters that are heroes and can have an enormous influence over certain battles. Total War has always had respect for historical figures such as Julias Caesar or Attila the Hun, but they were still treated as human beings that weren’t capable of battling hundreds of men at once. Three Kingdoms provided a “romance” version of the game, where players could choose to deviate a bit from historical accuracy and allow their generals to become far more powerful. Influential figures in historical China now had the ability to take out entire platoons of enemy forces all on their own. While this might not have been terribly historically accurate, it provided the player with a fun way to become even more personally invested in the life and growth of their top generals. The Total War series has been following a trend of deviating from history, as some of their most successful titles have ended up being the only games that have zero reference to historical events, Total War: Warhammer 1 & 2. In Troy, you can see legendary heroes like Achilles engage in an epic battle with the opposing general as the rest of the soldiers duke it out on the battlefield. Because this game is inspired by Homer’s Iliad, this ends up playing well into the overall campaign that the game presents to the player. If you’re interested in experiencing Total War in the Bronze Age, give the newest iteration of the series a try.
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Steampunk Graveyard is coming soon to Steam and will be released before Halloween
Coventry, UK, 21 October, 2018: UK based independent games developer Bad Logic Studios are pleased to announce that their zombie/steampunk themed action platformer game Steampunk Graveyard is coming soon to Steam for Windows, and will be released in time for Halloween.
Steampunk Graveyard is a 2D action platform adventure where nefarious Baron Richter von Sprocket has turned the dead into piston powered zombie automatons, making the dead walk with a metallic clunk! It’s up to the Baron’s mechanically enhanced former protégé, Professor Selene Gasket, to put a stop to the menace and save the terrified villagers.
Armed with a revolver, powerful explosives, and spring-loaded blades, Selene will shoot, blast and slice her way from graveyard to graveyard, as players guide her on a journey to put an end to the Baron’s evil plan. Along the way players and Selene will face zombie automatons and grenade throwing robotic brain-drones, while the Baron floats above it all in his hot air balloon, controlling his creations remotely using a radio device.
Steampunk Graveyard is the third game from Bad Logic Studios, following on from Fortune & Gloria and Pirate Island Rescue, and is available in 16 languages.
HOUSTON – 15 Oct, 2018 – Six Foot is telling us that Dreadnought, the free-to-play tactical shooter featuring massive capital ships, has officially launched* on Steam for Windows PC. Titled ‘Command the Colossal’, this launch update to the game includes a new visual look with new UI enhancements, as well as support for two additional languages: Russian and simplified Chinese. PC players can link their Dreadnought and Steam accounts to continue playing with their existing achievements.
“One of our top priorities is bringing all our players new and unique experiences throughout the year. These latest technical advancements allow us to ensure new game content and updates for players everywhere at a higher pace than ever before,” said Six Foot COO Christian Svensson.
To celebrate the launch, Six Foot has released a new animated lore trailer featuring many of Dreadnought’s spaceships and ship manufacturers, as well as a new spotlight on the devastating conflict at the heart of the game.
Dreadnought is all about team-based spaceship action in 8v8 matches across exotic locations around our solar system. Command your fleet of over 70 customizable vessels from five specialized classes, unlocking more advanced ships, modules and more as you fight for fame, riches and glory. Battle with friends and players around the world in competitive modes like Team Deathmatch, Onslaught – in which players battle both the enemy team’s ships and neutral AI vessels – and Conquest, where players capture, link and hold territory through strategic maneuvering.
CLICK ANY OF THESE FOUR PICS FOR THE BIG PICTURE!
Dreadnought is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For the latest updates, follow Dreadnought on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.
*A post-release update will add Havoc mode and the ability to play custom matches to the Steam version of Dreadnought. Six Foot will have additional information about this update after launch.
About Six Foot
Six Foot was founded in 2000 as an interactive agency, building digital experiences designed to make connections between people, brands, and technology more human and meaningful. Now, as a growing entertainment company with offices in Houston, Los Angeles, Florida, and Berlin, we apply that same passion of creating meaningful entertainment experiences through the art of video games, movies, and immersive entertainment to audiences worldwide. www.6ft.com
There’s a reason many people still seek out ‘Chris Jones Gaming’. The reason? The Ultimate Universe Mod for Star Trek: Legacy! My eventual goal is to fix up the Actual ‘Ultimate Universe’ site, as time allows. For the moment, the most comprehensive place is Moddb. The Ultimate Universe Mod is a collaboration of many individuals driven to make the best of Star Trek Legacy. And we did..
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ALSO – FYI – Destiny 2’s latest Downloadable Content, Warmind, Has a Release Date Set For May 8th! That is This coming Tuesday, as of this Post!
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Plymouth, MI. May 3, 2018 – Take on the role of entrepreneur and travel to Mars for an economic showdown against other companies in Offworld Trading Company! You won’t have to worry about affecting your personal profit margins during the free to play weekend on Steam starting at 1:00pm ET on May 3, 2018.
Buy out your competition and take control of the Martian market in a strategy game where money is your greatest weapon, not military force. This is a real-time, player-driven market, and it is is the foundation of the game. It allows you to buy and sell resources and materials as well as the food and water that the colonists need to survive. Build up enough capital and gain access to the lucrative offworld markets so that you can buy out your rivals and claim the Martian economy for yourself.
Battle isn’t limited to the board room; you can use the black market to employ some more… underhanded methods for victory. You – and your opponents – should prepare to deal with pirate raiders, or hackers trying to disrupt production, or a covert electromagnetic pulse to an opponent’s base, and much more.
Connect with friends online in games for up to 8 players, or try one of the single player campaigns, skirmishes, or daily challenges. For more serious players, ranked ladder games will give them the opportunity to earn ranks and prove their worth.
“We’re really excited to be bringing this free weekend to players,” said Soren Johnson, lead designer and president of Mohawk Games. “Offworld has been my passion project – it’s fast paced, deeply strategic, and is awesome in a multiplayer setting. This event is a great opportunity for new people to try out the game with their friends and play with the community of Offworld fans.”
Soren, other members of the dev team, fans, and staff will be streaming live on Steam to showcase the game throughout the weekend. Stop in, say hello, and play a game or two, then share your thoughts with the community.
To celebrate the free weekend, Offworld Trading Company is available at 50% off the standard $19.99 price through Steam or Stardock. Players can also save up to 65% on the Jupiter’s Forge expansion, game soundtrack, and Offworld Trading Company: Gold. The free weekend play ends at 1pm ET on Sunday, May 6th, and the discounts are available until 1pm ET on Monday, May 7th.
For more information, visit www.offworldgame.com .
Offworld Trading Company
Can you tell I tend to favor PC Gaming? It is how I am wired, lol. Check out Battletech!
STOCKHOLM – April 24, 2018 – Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes have announced the release of BATTLETECH, the first turn-based tactical BATTLETECH / MechWarrior PC game in over 20 years, made possible by the support of 55,000+ Kickstarter backers. BATTLETECH is available on PC and Mac for the suggested retail price of $39.99, with Linux-support to be added post-launch. The game can be purchased from Paradox Plaza, Steam, GOG, and other digital retailers.
“There’s a lot of love for the BattleTech / MechWarrior universe, and the entire Harebrained team feels incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to work on a tactical combat game worthy of its legacy,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator of the MechWarrior universe and original BattleTech board game. “We hope that fans of the universe and strategy gamers in general find as much fun and excitement playing BATTLETECH as we found creating it.”
Developed by Harebrained Schemes, the studio responsible for the critically acclaimed Shadowrun Returns series, BATTLETECH is the next generation of turn-based tactical ‘Mech combat. The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. Take command of your own mercenary outfit of ‘Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war. Upgrade your starfaring base of operations, negotiate mercenary contracts with feudal lords, repair, maintain, and customize your stable of aging BattleMechs, all in the service of executing devastating combat tactics to defeat your enemies on the battlefield.
“BATTLETECH is Game of Thrones meets Pacific Rim in space,” said Mitch Gitelman, studio manager at Harebrained Schemes. “[Kamea] hires you to do the types of jobs that her standing army can’t do.”
“That is within the context of your larger campaign, of reputation building and working for all the different houses… It’s a wonderful way to get a true, classic BATTLETECH story,” said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator the MechWarrior and BATTLETECH universe. “This really opens it up for the player to extend their own story of their mercenary unit, in whichever direction they want to go.”
Developed by Harebrained Schemes, the studio responsible for the critically acclaimed Shadowrun Returns series, BATTLETECH is the next generation of turn-based tactical ‘Mech combat. You play as the commander of a mercenary company on the edges of civilized space, negotiating and executing a variety of combat contracts while attempting to keep your ‘Mechwarriors happy and your operations prosperous. The game’s story features the player falling in with the deposed ruler of a noble house and, fighting for either coin or cause, becoming a player in her bid to retake her throne. This game is available for PC and Mac, at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Linux will be added post-launch.
“It’s knights and nobility, except instead of knights, it’s giant war machines,” said Mike McCain, Game Director.
BERLIN – 25 April, 2018 – Get set for fast-paced action and innovative bullet-time shooting in Wanted Killer VR—a stylized high-octane FPS coming to Steam Early Access in May 2018.
Created by Berlin-based developer Playsnak, Wanted Killer VR casts you as a member of the clandestine WK4 group – an elite team of agents sent in to protect the weak and oppressed when lesser heroes bail out. Only by upgrading your characters and weapons will you stand a chance against the evil GENETIC MINDS Corp., its maniacal private army, and ruthless CEO. So get ready to stretch your skills – and ammo supplies – to the limit as you battle countless enemy types and bosses, from mad scientists to fiendish firefighters.
As you progress through the single player campaign, skill challenges, or wave-based survival mode, a unique brand of teleport system lets you experience player-driven bullet time shooting with a twist. Paired with a flow-based combo system that invites you to take out enemies in style, Wanted Killer VR allows for unparalleled strategic combat as you dash between opponents and complete diverse challenges in spectacular settings – including skyscrapers in the clouds, a mysterious genetics lab, and an ever-changing subway station.
The game is loosely based on the eponymous mobile game Wanted Killer created by Korean developer nChant Interactive. While it resorts to the mobile game’s assets, it features all-new gameplay, story and progression, thus making it its own game as opposed to just a VR port.
Game Director on Wanted Killer VR, Patrick Esteves, said: “We set out to create a game that blends over-the-top B-movie type characters and storyline with innovative VR gunplay. Our goal at Playsnak is first and foremost about how the gameplay feels and how it can push VR forward. For Wanted Killer VR we found that by combining a variety of interesting weapon types, unique gun steal mechanics, and an innovative approach to teleport, we have made something that we think VR gamers will appreciate. The cherry on top was adding stylized graphics to the mix that really highlight the game’s ‘arcadey’ feel. We’re bringing Wanted Killer VR to Early Access very soon which gives us the amazing opportunity to share our progress with the community and use our players’ suggestions to tweak our dev roadmap and ultimately increase the quality of the game.”
Wanted Killer VR will be available on Steam Early Access in May 2018. Visitors and press attending gamesweekberlin can be among the first to experience the all-action shooter when Playsnak takes it to the show floor of Gamefest in Säälchen Berlin on April 27 and 28. As well as showing off Wanted Killer VR, Playsnak will be giving gamers a chance to sample futuristic hoverbike racer Neon Seoul: Outrun at the same event.
Founded in 2015, Playsnak is a global next-generation games company with offices in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, USA. Playsnak strives to create groundbreaking experiences for the maturing VR and AR markets. For more information, please visit https://www.playsnak.com .
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Revival Productions is saying that Overload, the new six-degree-of-freedom tunnel shooter from the original creators of the critically-acclaimed 90s classic Descent, will be available for PC (Windows, Mac, & Linux) beginning May 31, 2018 for $34.99. The PlayStation4 and Xbox One versions will release Q3 2018. Revival Productions was founded by Matt Toschlog and Mike Kulas, co-founders of legendary Parallax Software. Revival created Overload, an FPS that combines the best of classic 6-Depth Of Field gameplay found in Descent with the latest in today’s technology to provide intense 3D action on PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
“We started Overload as a nostalgic homage to Descent, but it’s really grown into something more. We were able to create a deep story with voice, a new challenge mode and add VR support. And all this is on top of graphics and sound we could only dream about 20 years ago,” said Mike Kulas, co-creator, Revival Productions. Matt Toschlog added, “It’s been a blast creating this game, and we especially value the relationships we’ve formed with our Kickstarter backers and Early Access players.”
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Descent, developed by Parallax Software and published by Interplay in 1995, received critical acclaim for its 3D six-degree-of-freedom gameplay that combined the best of space flight simulation with FPS experience. Overload offers a Descent-like style of play, but brings the labyrinthine environments to new and vibrant life with updated features, deeper gameplay, and dramatically enhanced graphics. Overload is currently available in Early Access on Steam with a user rating of 97%.
A “playable teaser” of Overload is available for free on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/450220/Overload_Playable_Teaser_20/) or by direct download from https://playoverload.com. It contains a small subset of Overload, giving you a taste of what it’s like to play in six-degrees-of-freedom.