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From Bungie, the creators of Halo®, and Activision, the publisher of Call of Duty®, comes Destiny, the next evolution in interactive entertainment and an epic adventure unlike anything players have experienced.

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In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Discover all that we have lost. Become legend.

 

 

 

 

the reefDestiny delivers an all new way to experience first-person action games. A sweeping adventure set within a bold new universe, featuring an unprecedented combination of cooperative, competitive, public, and community activities seamlessly woven into an expansive, persistent, online world.   Continue reading

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I had a nostalgically grand time playing Perfect World’s new MMORPG, “Dungeons & Dragons – Neverwinter” tonight and I must say, I’m pretty impressed. Like most kids who grew up in the 80’s, I love Dungeons and Dragons and Neverwinter has given the players a nice taste of the good old D&D magic. Cryptic Studios has gone out of their way to make sure that they remain faithful to the world that so many role-players adore while bringing the city of Neverwinter to life. Continue reading

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Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios are pleased to unveil the next chapter of Star Trek OnlineLegacy of Romulus. This will be the largest Star Trek Online expansion since launch and will feature the Romulans as a playable faction for the first time ever. In addition to the new Romulan Republic faction, players will have a chance to take command of mighty Warbird Class starships. Denise Crosby also returns to reprise her role as Empress Sela for die-hard Trekkies along with much, much more in Legacy of Romulus.  Check out the official website at www.legacyofromulus.com for full expansion details. Continue reading

Battlecry Studios, ZeniMax Media’s newest studio, is looking for top talent to join them at their Austin, TX-based offices. Working on Free-To-Play AAA online games, they are currently looking for a number of people to round out their team. A full list of job openings can be found at jobs.zenimax.com.

Listings currently include:

  • Environmental Artist
  • Senior/Lead Environmental Artist
  • VFX Artist
  • Character Artist
  • Senior Technical Designer
  • Senior Systems Designer
  • Systems Designer
  • Associate Multiplayer Level Designer
  • Tools Engineer
  • Gameplay Engineer
  • Senior Server Database Engineer
  • Senior Server Engineer
  • Senior Network and Systems Administrator
  • Senior Concept Artist
  • Monetization/Systems Designer

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Counter Strike Co-creator, Minh “Gooseman” Le’s TACTICAL INTERVENTION Now in Open Beta
 

Alright team, listen up!

Today we are pleased to announce that TACTICAL INTERVENTION has officially entered Open Beta testing (Thursday, March 14 at 10:00AM PST, 1:00PM EST), the final phase before the game’s release later this month, on Thursday, March 28, 2013.

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MOGA Pro

MOGA™ Provides the Ultimate Zombie Safe House

 for Gamers at PAX East in Boston

Gamers at PAX East Will Go Hands-On With the MOGA Pro Controller

and MADFINGER’s Zombie Shooter, Dead Trigger

MOGA Pro Controller to be Available at Key Retailers and Carriers This Spring for $49.99

If a zombie infestation begins on the East Coast, MOGA will be ready with a zombie safe house on the show floor of PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts on March 22 – 24. MOGA will be on-hand at this year’s PAX East (booth #648) to give consumers their first-ever hands-on experience of the new console-style MOGA Pro Controller for Android devices. At PAX East, MOGA is partnering with developer MADFINGER and their hit MOGA Enhanced zombie game, Dead Trigger, to provide attendees at the show an experience they’ll never forget. Zombies will be roaming the exhibit hall, infecting unsuspecting gamers and giving them a chance to win a MOGA Pocket controller in the process.

“The perfect place to unveil MOGA Pro is at PAX, and a great game to show off MOGA Pro’s capabilities is Dead Trigger,” said JJ Richards, MOGA Divisional Vice President. “We believe gamers are going to have a lot of fun at the MOGA booth during PAX East. Not only will they get their first opportunity to try out the upcoming MOGA Pro, but attendees at this year’s show will also have a chance to win great prizes at our MOGA zombie safe-house.”

MOGA Pro will be available at key retailers and mobile carriers later this spring for an estimated retail price of $49.99. Gamers will be able to pre-order MOGA Pro online beginning March 22 at MOGAanywhere.comWalmart.com, and BestBuy.com.

Features of the MOGA Pro include full-sized console-style grips, clickable dual analog sticks, four action buttons, a classic directional pad, two shoulder buttons, two shoulder triggers, rechargeable batteries, USB charging cord and a tablet stand. Additionally, MOGA Pro comes with the full support of the MOGA Mobile Gaming System, including wireless Bluetooth syncing with Android phones and tablets, the MOGA Arm that secures phones up to 3.2 inches wide and the MOGA Pivot App.

It’s March Madness at GameSamba!

Harlem Shake contest, Alien Abduction Festival, and new RK Launcher  

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GameSamba is celebrating spring with an exciting lineup of events and announcements! Beginning tomorrow, players in both Remnant Knights and Champions of Regnum can participate in the Harlem Shake Video Contest by gathering their friends to create an in-game video of the hottest viral dance craze. Next week, Remnant Knights fans will be marking the first day of spring with an Alien Abduction Festival starting March 20th. The company also announced a new Remnant Knights Launcher that allows players to launch the game outside of their browsers.

Gather your clubbies and clannies, it’s time to Shake! The global dance phenomenon has come to Remnant Knights and Champions of Regnum. Between March 15th and 29th, record a video in-game of you and your friends doing the Harlem Shake and upload it to YouTube. To help players properly suit up with premium shop items for their video wildness, Remnant Knights players will get 300 free sambas and Champions of Regnum players will see significant shop discounts. One winning video will be selected from each game, plus one winner that features both games in the same video. For more information and contest rules, check out http://remnantknights.gamesamba.com/current_events.html

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While most other MMOs will have players hunting down leprechauns this month, things will get downright otherworldly in Remnant Knights when the community observes Alien Abduction Day by kicking off a weeklong event running from March 20th through the 28th. Aliens have invaded Kasmari, and it’s up to the players to collect as many as possible and turn them in for prizes that are out of this world. Visit the new NPC Saturn located in your school courtyard for your marching orders, and checkout the Alien Abduction Festival

info page. This event marks the start of Remnant Knights support of non-traditional events throughout the year instead of more predictable holidays. Stay tuned for details of more unique upcoming events, including World Penguin Day and Amelia Earhart Day that can only be found in RK.

 

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Remnant Knights players can now download the RK Launcher (less than 400kb file) that RK Mini Launchprovides another way to access the cloud based game. Rather than having to visit remnantknights.com in their browser to login and play, players can click a desktop icon and  launch the game via the RK Launcher to provide an experience players are accustomed to with most client games. You can also still play via browser any time as well. To download the new RK Launcher, visit the website at: http://remnantknights.gamesamba.com/getting-started/RK-Launcher.html

 

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Bethesda is excited to announce that the official Bethesda Store is now open! You can check out merchandise featuring our biggest franchises here: store.bethsoft.com

They’ll be adding new items regularly so be sure to check the store and BethBlog.com for updates and new offerings.

Also, the new Skyrim-inspired Dragonborn statues are now available for purchase at GamingHeads.com. The Standard Edition ($299.99, limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide) is perfect for any two-handed combat expert. Mages that want to show off their destruction skills will want to check out the Exclusive Edition ($329.99, limited to 500 pieces worldwide), as it adds an alternate arm that holds a fireball spell that illuminates and pulses like real fire. He measures approximately 16 inches tall, including the base – creating an extremely awe-inspiring presence for your collection.

 

Fallout Skyrim

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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall, the second add-on pack for the critically-acclaimed first-person action game developed by Arkane Studios, will be available worldwide on April 16, 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC for $9.99 (or 800 Microsoft Points).

In The Knife of Dunwall you take on the role of Daud, the legendary assassin who killed the Empress, and access his weapons, gadgets, allies and supernatural abilities. After assassinating the Empress, and forever changing the fate of Dunwall, you embark on a search for redemption. The Outsider reveals the key to your atonement, but who—or what—is Delilah? Accompanied by the Whalers, your loyal band of mercenary assassins, your search will take you through never-before-seen districts of Dunwall as you face off against new and terrible foes. Employ a unique arsenal of new weapons and powers that enhance Dishonored’s dynamic combat, mobility and stealth systems. In the struggle to hang onto the last shred of your humanity, the choices you make will ultimately determine your fate.
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Dishonored has received over 100 ‘Game of the Year’ awards from outlets including Game Informer, PC Gamer, Yahoo!, GameSpot.com, MSNBC.com, and CNN. In addition to garnering numerous nominations from the D.I.C.E. Interactive Achievement Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards, Dishonored received ‘Best Action/Adventure Game of the Year’ at the SPIKE TV Video Game Awards and was recently named ‘Best Game of 2012’ by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) video games awards. For more information on Dishonored or The Knife of Dunwall please visit www.Dishonored.com.
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