Exo One

Exo One

EXO ONE has Kickstarter launch, shows off game in a Reveal Trailer

Adelaide, Australia – May 1st, 2017 – Indie developer Jay Weston, with his studio Exbleative, has launched a Kickstarter for his upcoming PC game EXO ONE. He has also released a Reveal trailer showcasing the exhilarating, momentum-based exploration gameplay in EXO ONE.

Here’s the Reveal Trailer:

EXO ONE is a momentum-based exoplanetary exploration game where you pilot an alien craft capable of manipulating the laws of gravity, on mankind’s first, ill-fated mission outside the solar system.

The trailer also gives you a first-glimpse at the voice-over narrated story elements, and coincides with EXO ONE’s Kickstarter. Exbleative are asking for AU $35,000 (USD $26,000) to complete the game: Kickstarter Link

I’d say it’s worth a consideration!

Star Trek Online®: Season 13 – Escalation

Star Trek Online

This update continues the Tzenkethi War and Debuts Competitive PvE Queues

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 25, 2017 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios have announced Star Trek® Online: Season 13 – Escalation is now available on PC and will release on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date. The latest season introduces brand new episodic content and gameplay features to the of the 100% free-to-play MMORPG based on iconic Star Trek franchise. This includes a new featured episode continuing the Tzenkethi War story arc, improvements to matchmaking, class-specific set gear and the new War Games system, which allows players to team up in competitive PvE scenarios. To celebrate the launch of Season 13 – Escalation, Star Trek Online is offering captains the chance to win a six-day Star Trek cruise across the Atlantic, plus every starship currently available in the C-Store for the PC version of the game.

The war against the Tzenkethi rages on with the arrival of Season 13 – Escalation. The Lukari are on a journey to rediscover their ancient home world and the secrets it contains, though an unexpected intervention by the Tzenkethi may put a damper on their homecoming. Political intrigue, exploring a bustling city and fantastic action set pieces all take place in the latest featured episode, “Mirrors and Smoke,” which is available now with today’s PC update.

Season 13 – Escalation also marks the debut of War Games. This new system offers Star Trek Online captains new ways to compete with one another by pitting two teams of five players against each other in competitive PvE scenarios. Players join forces to solve puzzles and race through the galaxy earning valuable rewards, including class-specific ships. To optimize this new type of queue, a new Player Potential System has also been introduced to match players of similar skill. Here is more about these features and other content introduced with Season 13:

New Featured Episode – In the new episode, “Mirrors and Smoke,” captains will travel with the Lukari to New Kentar and defend the planet from the Tzenkethi.

War Games System – Season 13 marks the debut of War Games, new competitive PvE scenarios which pit two teams of five players against each other for rewards.

“Core Assault” – A space-based 5v5 Convergence-class scenario, where two flights of captains compete to cross the finish line in a space station based in the Adelphous System.

“Binary Circuit” – A ground-based 5v5 Gauntlet-class scenario where captains will solve puzzles and complete various challenges in a Borg Co-operative Cube.

Rebalance Pass – A full rebalance pass has been made to ground and space combat to ensure that no matter what choice captains make when outfitting their skills or ship, it isn’t a wrong one.

Player Potential System – Matchmaking for Star Trek Online has been improved with the new Player Potential System, which evaluates players based on various factors, such as their characters’ equipment, specialization and participation in competitive matches.

New Reputation – When you participate in Season 13’s War Games, queues will be rewarded with new Competitive Marks and Assessed Stratagems. The marquee rewards from this set feature class-specific set gear for the first time ever in Star Trek Online. You can choose to equip any of these three sets for your starship, and mix and match the individual sets as you see fit.

You can celebrate the release of Season 13: Escalation by entering a contest to win a six-day cruise across the Atlantic. From now through May 5, players can visit the Star Trek Online blog to participate in this sweepstakes. One winner will be selected to receive an ocean-view cabin for two on Star Trek: The Cruise II, a six-day voyage hosted by George Takei and other Star Trek actors. In addition, the winner will be granted every starship currently available in the C-Store of Star Trek Online’s PC version. For more information on Star Trek: The Cruise II, please visit http://www.startrekthecruise.com/.

EA Play 2017

EA Play

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Are you ready to PLAY? For the second year in a row, Electronic Arts is hosting one of the biggest and best chances to get hands-on with their upcoming games.

From June 10 – 12, 2017, we’re bringing the action to Hollywood, and you are personally invited to attend. Be the first to play Star Wars™ Battlefront II and our next Need for Speed™ game, as well as upcoming EA SPORTS™ titles: Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18 and NBA LIVE 18. There will be a lot to see and do, so don’t miss out. Get your tickets today – they’re FREE!

Click Here to Get Your EA PLAY Tickets

There is no cost to attend EA PLAY, but as you might guess tickets are limited, and available while supplies last.

For those at home, EA is inviting players to tune in to “Live @ EA PLAY”, a 90-minute show streamed live from L.A. on EA.com. This special broadcast will bring viewers inside EA PLAY with in-depth gameplay walkthroughs, conversations with the development teams and behind-the-scenes looks at EA’s hottest games.

Visit the EA PLAY website to learn more about the event and follow them on Twitter to stay up to date on all things EA PLAY.

Note: Attendees under 18 years old must attend with a parent/guardian. Tickets are required for all attendees. Parents/guardians must sign a waiver at registration.

Ashes Of The Singularity

Ashes of The Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity Turtle Wars DLC Adds New Scenarios, Maps, and More. This is a press release with a few Chris Jones additions!

Planetary Warfare on a Massive Scale!

IGN Says: “One of those games that comes along every few years and slaps us in the face to remind us what the word “strategy” means.”

Plymouth, MI. – June 30, 2016 – Stardock has released the Turtle Wars DLC for Ashes of the Singularity. With new single player scenarios focused around the player building up defenses against seemingly impossible odds and additional new maps to keep multiplayer matches fresh, this update brings challenges for players of all levels.

The Turtle Wars DLC pack contains scenarios such as “Implosion”, “Mountaintop”, and more, plus new maps that offer a wider array of options for multiplayer matches.

“Our goal is to continue to create a variety of maps with open possibilities,” said CEO and President of Stardock, Brad Wardell. “Some of these new maps are ideal for things like a 2v1 match, even a 4v1. We’ve also made sure to include a large-sized 1v1 skirmish map, which will encourage players to build much bigger armies for more epic battles.”

The new scenarios in Turtle Wars bring the focus to having the player build up and maintain their defenses against mounting enemy pressure. In the “Eruption” scenario, the player has the command of a single Hyperion Dreadnought and a handful of defensive structures and must somehow hold out against enemy siege while trying to turn the tides of battle.

In another scenario, “Turtle Wars,” the player is faced with several indestructible factories that are mass producing swarms of frigates. In order to win, they must hold off against the enemy and take control of the factories before the rest of the army makes it through the mountains to finish them off. Kinda cool, huh?

“These new scenarios add a different type of challenge and call upon a certain playstyle,” said Wardell. “We know that players will enjoy trying something new and then comparing their scenario scores against others’ in our Hall of Fame.”

The Turtle Wars DLC is now available for purchase on Steam or through Stardock.

To learn more about Ashes of the Singularity and become a Lifetime Founder with lifetime access to all future DLC content and expansions visit www.ashesgame.com .

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About Stardock: Stardock is a leading developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire and the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Start8, Fences, WindowBlinds, ModernMix, and more. Visit www.stardock.com for more information.

About Oxide Games: Oxide Games is an independent digital entertainment studio focused on delivering revolutionary leaps in PC and console gaming. Its groundbreaking Nitrous engine provides industry-leading visuals and powers its first game, Ashes of the Singularity. Oxide Games is based in Timonium, Maryland. Learn more at www.oxidegames.com.

About AMD: AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin

Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin

Destination: Bespin

Join Lando Calrissian and Dengar in the Cloud City of Bespin. DICE has revealed a new trailer that highlights some new content, features and updates that Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Season Pass owners can enjoy. Starting 21 June, Season Pass owners will have access to exclusive playable characters Lando and Dengar, new maps set on Bespin, weapons like the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4, a new Cloud Car vehicle and an all new game mode called Sabotage.

All Star Wars Battlefront players will also receive a new Hutt Contract to unlock the powerful Ion Neutralizer.

Read more details on Bespin content, including items and characters, on EA Star Wars

Retro – 10 Years – Star Trek: Legacy

First Contact

I just had to post this..

10 years ago (or so), in a galaxy far away…

Rockville, MD – August 14, 2006 – Bethesda Softworks® announced today that all five actors who portrayed the STAR TREK series captains – William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, and Kate Mulgrew – will provide voiceovers in the STAR TREK: Legacy™ video game. The collaboration marks the first time the five actors have participated in a single STAR TREK project together.

“I am delighted to have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with my fellow captains by providing our voices to STAR TREK: Legacy,” said Shatner. “Bethesda Softworks has done an excellent job in creating an exciting game that stays true to Star Trek’s roots and accurately incorporates elements from each series.”

STAR TREK: Legacy is in development for both the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. STAR TREK: Legacy is scheduled to launch this fall under license from CBS Consumer Products. The STAR TREK franchise, which debuted with the Original Series in 1966, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this fall.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the five actors who portrayed the STAR TREK captains take part in this project,” said Todd Vaughn, vice president of development, Bethesda Softworks. “Their participation, especially since it takes place during the series’ 40th anniversary, will add to the fun and excitement of the game and emphasizes our commitment to provide fans with the most authentic STAR TREK experience possible.”

The five actors will reprise their roles from their respective series as follows:
• William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk from the STAR TREK: The Original Series – 1966-1969
• Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard from STAR TREK: The Next Generation® – 1987-1994
• Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko from STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine® –1993-1999
• Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway from STAR TREK: Voyager® – 1995-2001
• Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer in STAR TREK: Enterprise™ – 2001-2005

STAR TREK: Legacy places you in the role of the Admiral of a task force of warships, which you control in small and large-scale battles. Test your strategic and tactical skills in real-time combat featuring over 60 authentic spaceships, full damage modeling, and spectacular visual effects. Play through the single-player campaign or in the extensive multiplayer mode with a group of friends online.
The compelling storyline in Legacy spans the entire STAR TREK Universe, including the Original Series, STAR TREK: The Next Generation®, STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine®, STAR TREK: Voyager®, and STAR TREK: Enterprise™ eras. STAR TREK: Legacy is being developed under the direction of Bethesda Softworks at the studios of Mad Doc Software, creators of the highly successful and critically acclaimed STAR TREK Armada II.
Celebrity acquisition and voice production services provided by Blindlight LLC.
STAR TREK: Legacy has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information on the title, visit the official Web site at http://startrek.bethsoft.com.