‘Droid Ftaghn! ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ Launched on Android

Cthulhu: The Wasted Land

The final rites of gibbous summoning have been completed and the world counts down to oblivion as the critically acclaimed ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ today launches for Android phones and tablets. The game is now available from Google Play (with Amazon’s Android Store to follow) at a price point of $4.99/?3.99/?2.99. The Android version is also translated to French, Spanish, German and Italian. The game’s designer Tomas Rawlings remarked, ?We’ve had a huge demand from fellow gamers for Cthulhu to spawn onto Android, so we’re really excited to be able to deliver on our promise today.?

The game requires Android OS version 2.3 (aka Gingerbread), OpenGL ES 2.0 plus a touch screen to run. The developers say they have tested the game on a range of devices including HTC, Samsung, Acer and are confident it will work on most touchscreen tablets and phones.

If you are new to this cult title, it is a turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the works of pulp horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The game was developed by indie developer Red Wasp Design in co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of the paper role-playing game, Call of Cthulhu. The video game features nine 3D levels set in the trenches of World War One. In ‘The Wasted Land’ the player uses their team of investigators to uncover a deadly inhuman conspiracy underlying the Great War. As the game progresses, the player can build up the skills, weapons and equipment of their team. Key to the game is Sanity; the investigators must guard their minds against the myriad horrors that threaten to send them into the mouth of madness. Barbed wire, mustard gas and machines guns will prove to be the least dangerous thing the investigators will encounter as they venture out into No-man’s Land to solve the mystery of the Wasted Land.

Noted Android gamer and experimental surgeon Dr. Herbert West commented, ?I am very animated to see that this game is finally out. I will certainly be taking a break from my researches to play it.?

To stay in touch with the developers, get updates on the game aswell as help and strategy guides, connect to Red Wasp Design on Facebook, Twitter (@redwaspdesign) and on their site at redwaspdesign.com

‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ Trailer and ScreenShot Gallery

Insanity to follow

Cthulhu: The Wasted Land
The madness is in the mountains. Cthulhu has been called. The Lurker is in the threshold. The critically acclaimed ‘Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land’ is now out on PC via the Intel AppUp? program at a price point of $4.99/?4.09/?3.50. The Intel AppUpSM center is a service that aggregates, curates and distributes validated digital content delivering a fuller, richer experience on the PC.

The game has launched today on the AppUpSM center globally in time for RPC Germany international RPG event on the 5th and 6th May. The games developers are at the event taking new gamers through their first steps to insanity. The Intel AppUpSM center is free to install and the PC version of the game runs in widescreen and has been optimised to run on laptops, Ultrabooks and desktops including support for Windows 7 touchscreen powered PCs.

The PC version has been supported by the Intel AppUpSM developer program which means the release today has been translated into German, French, Italian and Spanish. Sanatoriums and asylums worldwide have been put on notice to expect an increased demand.

If you are new to this cult title, it is an indie turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the works of pulp horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. The game was developed in co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of the cult horror role playing game, Call of Cthulhu. The game features nine 3D levels set in the trenches of World War One. In ‘The Wasted Land’ the player uses their team of investigators to uncover a deadly inhuman conspiracy underlying the Great War. Barbed wire, mustard gas and machines guns will prove to be the least dangerous thing that the investigators will encounter as they venture out into No-man’s Land to solve the mystery of the Wasted Land. As the game progresses, the player can build up the skills, weapons and equipment of their team. Key to the game is Sanity; the investigators must guard their minds against the myriad horrors that threaten to send them into the mouth of madness.

To stay in touch with the developers and get updates on the game, help and strategy guides and more, connect to Red Wasp Design on Facebook, Twitter (@redwaspdesign) and on their site at redwaspdesign.com

Diablo III Launch Events

DIABLO? III

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced several official launch events to celebrate the release of its highly anticipated action?role-playing game, Diablo? III, with players around the world. On the night of 14th of May, key retail partners in the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the region of Taiwan will welcome gamers who want to be among the first to purchase Diablo III and lock horns with the Lord of Terror.

In the UK the official launch event will be hosted by Blizzard and retail partner HMV at:

150 Oxford Street

Greater London

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Festivities will start at 22.00 BST on the 14th of May. Gamers in attendance will enjoy an epic evening of entertainment before Diablo III goes on sale at 23.00 BST, including a variety of giveaways and multiple contests with exclusive prizes from our partners. In addition, members of the Diablo III development team will be on site at each of the official events to meet with players and sign their copies of the game.

For more information on the global launch events, visit http://eu.blizzard.com/en-en/company/events/d3-opening/. In addition to the official UK launch event, other retail locations around the country will open at 23.00 BST to support gamers looking to pick up their copy of the game the moment it goes live. Please check with your local retailers for further details.

Attendees at the official Diablo III launch events will have the opportunity to purchase? the standard edition of the game as well as the Collector?s Edition, which contains the following bonus items in addition to the game disc:

  • Exclusive aesthetic artifacts for Diablo III, as well as an exclusive World of Warcraft? in-game fetish shaman pet and exclusive StarCraft? II Battle.net? portraits and army decal
  • A behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set with over an hour of interviews detailing how the world of Sanctuary came together
  • The Art of Diablo III, a 208-page art book that catalogues numerous pieces of Diablo III art, from early concepts to final 3D renderings
  • The official Diablo III soundtrack CD, containing 24 original pieces from the game
  • A 4GB USB soulstone, preloaded with full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction?, and corresponding Diablo skull base
Diablo III - Collector's Edition

In Diablo III, players assume the role of one of five heroic characters – barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk or demon hunter – and engage in pulse-pounding combat with endless legions of evil. As they undertake an epic quest to rid Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells, players will explore diverse and perilous settings, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power and meet key characters who?ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways. Diablo III was built from the ground up to leverage the full functionality of Blizzard?s Battle.net platform, which delivers powerful matchmaking and communication tools, allowing players to seamlessly join forces for exciting cooperative play.

For more information about Diablo III, visit http://www.diablo3.com. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently open – visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

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* Based on internal company records.

Diablo? III Release Date Set For UK

Diablo 3 for PC and Mac

The end is nigh! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Diablo? III, the next chapter in its critically acclaimed action role-playing game series, will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15.

Starting that day, gamers with a thirst for fast-paced action and adventure will be able to purchase Diablo III at retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. In addition, gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will be able to buy Diablo III digitally via Blizzard?s Battle.net? website.

Players in the listed Latin American countries and in Russia will be able to purchase Diablo III at local retail locations starting June 7. Digital availability for the Russian version of the game will also begin June 7. In addition to the English version, Diablo III will be fully localised into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.

Blizzard also kicked off global digital presales for Diablo III today. Would-be wizards, witch doctors, demon hunters, barbarians, and monks throughout the world should head to http://www.blizzard.com/games/d3/ now to reserve their digital copies.

?After many years of hard work by our development team and months of beta testing by hundreds of thousands of dedicated players around the world, we?re now in the homestretch,? said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. ?We look forward to putting the final polish on Diablo III over the next two months and delivering the ultimate action-RPG experience to gamers worldwide starting on May 15.?

Diablo III - Collector's Edition

Diablo III will be available for Windows? XP/Windows Vista?/Windows? 7 and Macintosh? at a suggested retail price of ?44.99 for both the retail DVD-ROM version and the digital version sold directly from Blizzard. A special alabaster-white Collector?s Edition, sold exclusively in retail stores at a suggested retail price of ?69.99, will include the full game on DVD-ROM, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set, the Diablo III soundtrack CD, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and a 4 GB USB soulstone (including full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction?) and corresponding Diablo skull base, as well as exclusive in-game content for Diablo III, World of Warcraft?, and StarCraft? II: Wings of Liberty?. Diablo III has received a 15 rating from the BBFC.

World of Warcraft players interested in getting Diablo III free are encouraged to join the more than 1 million players who have already signed up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.* Through this promotion, with a 1-year commitment to World of Warcraft, players will receive a free digital copy of Diablo III which they?ll be able to start playing immediately on May 15 — as well as an exclusive World of Warcraft in-game mount and access to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria? beta test. This offer will no longer be available as of 09:01 a.m. CEST on May 1. Learn more at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/annualpass.

In Diablo III, players take on the role of one of five heroic characters — barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter — and engage in pulse-pounding combat with endless legions of evil. As they undertake an epic quest to rid Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells, players will explore diverse and perilous settings, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who?ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways.

Diablo III was built from the ground up to leverage the full functionality of the Battle.net platform, which delivers powerful matchmaking and communication tools, allowing adventurers to seamlessly join forces for exciting cooperative play. Battle.net also provides a secure infrastructure for the Diablo III auction house, a feature-rich marketplace that Sanctuary?s heroes can use to trade their hard-earned treasures. Players will be able to buy and sell weapons, armor, and other valuable items in the auction house in exchange for in-game gold. Players will also have the option to receive real-world currency for auction house sales, which they can apply to their Battle.net Balance for the purchase of a variety of digital products through Battle.net, including Diablo III auction house items, or cash out through a third-party payment service such as PayPal? in most regions. Further details related to the auction house will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on Diablo III, please visit the official website at http://www.diablo3.com. To set up a Battle.net account and to opt-in to Blizzard Entertainment beta tests, please visit the official Battle.net website at http://eu.battle.net. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available — visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

*Based on internal company records.

Eurogamer Expo 2012 to be powered by Virgin Media

New partnership to bring exclusive offers and experiences to Virgin Media customers and Eurogamer Network

Brighton , UK ? 16th February 2012 – Eurogamer Expo today announced a partnership with Virgin Media, seeing the brands collaborating to bring exclusive offers and experiences to their combined customer base. The partnership includes headline sponsorship of Eurogamer Expo 2012, as well as a year-long presence across the Eurogamer network of sites.

Held from 27th-30th September 2012 at London?s Earls Court, Eurogamer Expo 2012 is the number one video games show in the UK, and will be bigger and better than ever this year, with an estimated 50,000 gamers attending the massive four-day showcase of the latest games. Virgin Media will be powering Eurogamer Expo 2012, by bringing the UK ?s fastest broadband to the show and showcasing it through an exciting new brand experience for gamers.

As part of Virgin Media?s ?Tickles? customer reward programme, Virgin Media customers will receive unbeatable discounts on tickets, plus VIP early-access to the show and the chance to play some exclusive new games before anyone else.

More information on Eurogamer Expo 2012 can be found online at www.eurogamerexpo.com from 23rd February.

Virgin Media customers can find more information and buy tickets at http://tickle.virginmedia.com/ from 23rd February.

THQ ANNOUNCES DARKSIDERS II PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES

Unlock Exclusive In-Game Content By Pre-ordering Today

Players who pre-order DARKSIDERS II from GAME, GAMESTATION (and GAMESTOP in Ireland only) will receive the ?Death Rides? pack. Featuring multiple exclusive side-quests, this pack allows the most fearless adventurers to explore more of the Maker?s Realm and Dead Plains and earn additional experience and loot. Aid an ancient Construct, battle The Bloodless and retrieve Karn?s lost treasure in around two hours of unique game play content.

The ?Angel of Death? pack will give you an edge with a unique set of enhanced armour with an angel inspired design as well as a pair of upgraded matching scythes and a exclusive visual trail for your companion crow Dust. This pack will be available in UK & Ireland ? retailer tbc.

People who pre-order the game from AMAZON.CO.UK will get to ride into battle with increased speed thanks to the ?Deadly Despair? pack. This unique pre-order offer adds an additional speed boost for Death?s trusty steed Despair, allowing players to travel across the vast world even faster than before. This perk is a permanent increase that will last throughout the game.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: ?We are happy to be able to offer a range of exciting offers to reward gamers for pre-ordering copies of the game prior to its 29 th June release.?

Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC on 29 th June, 2012. For more information check www.Darksiders.com .

About Darksiders 2

Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother’s name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.

The original Darksiders ? , released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.

South Park: The Game – Image Gallery

South Park Game Ingame Screenshot - You Shall Not Pass
South Park Game Ingame Screenshot - You Shall Not Pass
THQ are collaborating with South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Viacom Media Networks and Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. to develop the next chapter in South Park entertainment: “South Park: The Game.”

“South Park: The Game” is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet little mountain town like never before.

“Our goal is simple: to put creative talent first,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “Matt and Trey are arguably two of the most important comedic talents of their generation. Bringing their vision of South Park to the interactive space is a dream-come-true.”

The first details of “South Park: The Game” will be revealed in the exclusive cover story in Game Informer ? ‘s January issue, shipping to subscribers in early December 2011.

“South Park: The Game” is scheduled to be available for the PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC in the second half of calendar 2012.

Batman: Arkham City – Onlive Launch

OnLive just launched the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City and will offer an exclusive, free 30 minute demo for customers in both the U.S. and UK. In addition, UK customers can play the demo starting today, three days prior to the game?s official launch in the UK on November 25th.

For more information and to jump into the free demo, US customers can find details at www.onlive.com and UK customers can find details at www.onlive.co.uk.

More information can also be found in the media alert below and via OnLive?s official blog post, http://blog.onlive.com/.

All Zombies Must Die!

AZMD! Zombies Know Where You Live and They Are Coming Home!

All Zombies Must Die! Halloween Home items; ?Big Head Pack 1?

From doublesix, the award winning developer behind the action-packed undead-shooter Burn Zombie Burn!, All Zombies Must Die! Is a mix of weapons-based arena combat and RPG-lite elements. A Gamer, a Girl, a Mad Scientist and an Alien are all that stand between 6 billion zombies and the world?s supply of delicious, supple brains. All Zombies Must Die! drops up to four players into the town of Deadhill, where they must mow their way through ranks of brain hungry monsters with a variety of weaponry while completing quests served up by the game?s gripping storyline. doublesix is combining elements of action and role-playing, including character leveling, weapons crafting and numerous quests. The graphics reflect the silly yet sinister nature of the gameplay with a bright, comic style.

All Zombies Must Die! Halloween Home items; ?Big Head Pack 1? and Companions.

Guildford, England ? 27th October 2011 ? doublesix proudly announces today the launch of the first of several All Zombies Must Die! themed item packs for PlayStation? Home. Celebrate Halloween in style with the ?Big Head Pack 1? that comes complete with three All Zombies Must Die! oversized character masks for ?3.19/?3.99/$3.99. Dress up as Jack the gamer, Luxo the alien or a Classic green zombie, available for both male and female avatars, for a real trick or treat this holiday period.

Sold separately are six individual mini zombie companions to accompany your avatar in your adventures through Home! The four mutant zombies (the hulking Radiation mutant, the electrifying Shock mutant, the hot-headed Fire mutant and the rock?n?roll Sonic mutant) along with the Classic and Crazy zombies can be purchased for just ?1.49/?1.99/$2.99 in the near future.

Stand-alone Exterminatus Mode Available To Download And Play Now

FREE CO-OP MODE AVAILABLE FOR WARHAMMER?40,000?: SPACE MARINE?

Stand-alone Exterminatus Mode Available To Download And Play Now

THQ today announced that the co-op mode for Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine?, ?Exterminatus’ is available on Playstation?3 and PC to download for free. The version for the Xbox 360?video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will go live soon.

Players who log onto Playstation? Network or STEAM? will be prompted to download a small update which will add Exterminatus to the menu system and guide them through the add-on content download. The process for Xbox?360 will be the same when it goes live.

Space Marine’s Exterminatus mode pits an elite squad of four Space Marines against hordes of alien enemies in a score based fight to the death. Players can choose the Tactical Marine, Devastator or Assault Marine as well as utilizing any weapons and perks available to those classes.

Each of Exterminatus Mode’s scenarios, ?Assault on Hab Center Andreas’ and ?Escape From Kalkys Facility,’ feature global leader boards challenging players to better their scores by completing dynamic challenges as well as utilizing score modifiers which increase game difficulty in exchange for additional points.

Experience earned while playing this mode counts towards the game’s multiplayer ranks, allowing players to earn progression in both Co-Op and multiplayer.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented,

“We are delighted to be able to reward the loyal fans of Space Marine with a new free mode to extend and enhance their game play experience. Exterminatus will provide a rewarding new challenge to players old and new.”

Space Marine’s Exterminatus mode is available to download for free on the Playstation?3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The Xbox?360 version will be available for free soon.

Diablo III Not Here Untill Early 2012

Diablo III (PC/Mac DVD)

Despite a sterling record of always hitting its release targets, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the expected launch window for Diablo? III, the next title in the company?s critically acclaimed series of action role-playing games, will be moving into early 2012.

“With every game we make, the temptation is always very strong to launch as soon as possible. However, we didn’t put so many years of work into Diablo III to release a game that was almost ready,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “The beta test is going very well, and we look forward to making the most of the extra time we’re taking to deliver an experience that lives up to our vision for the game and the expectations of our players. Next year is going to be an incredibly busy one for Blizzard, and we hope an incredibly fun one for Blizzard gamers.”

Blizzard will use the additional time to extend the Diablo III closed beta test, which began September 20, potentially adding more testers than initially projected. Players who have an active Battle.net? account with any Blizzard game attached to it should visit Battle.net account management to opt in for a chance to participate in the beta test. Additional testing phases, as well as further details regarding the launch plans for the game, will be announced on the company?s Diablo III community website: www.Diablo3.com.

Back to the Future Final Episode

Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, today set the time circuits for June 23, 2011, as the day the final episode of Back to the Future: The Game launches. Buckle your seat belts and ramp up the ?gigawatts? as the final episode entitled ?Outatime? hits 88 MPH!

Telltale Games? Back to the Future: The Game, developed through a licensing deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, continues the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown, as it reunites the film?s creators and several actors in a story-driven, episodic video game that has delighted fans since its launch last winter.

?The voyage of contributing to the creation of Back to the Future: The Game has been a fantastic one,? said original movie screenwriter, producer and video game story consultant Bob Gale. ??I?ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Telltale Games to continue a story I helped create 25 years ago in an entirely new medium, and to do so with iconic members of the original cast.?

As revealed on Spike TV?s GameTrailers Pre E3 show, Michael J. Fox will voice two unannounced cameo roles in the finale of Telltale Games? most successful episodic video game series, Back to the Future: The Game.? An exclusive video is now available showing a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Back to the Future: The Game as Telltale brings the key creative talent back together for this landmark event.

Adds Dan Connors, CEO for Telltale Games, ?Fans have completely embraced Back to the Future: The Game and it has quickly become our most successful game to date.? Because the series finale promises to be something extraordinary, we are offering the first episode free of charge up until launch of the finale on June 23 to encourage all Back to the Future fans who haven?t yet joined in on the episodic game series to jump in and get caught up prior to June 23.?

Telltale Games is making it easier to go Back to the Future by offering the entire five episode game season for $19.99 from now until the finale?s launch on June 23. Episode one is also available free of charge to fans who pick up the?Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD while stocks last. Fans that have yet to pick up the series can download the first free episode for PC and Mac from www.telltalegames.com.? iPad owners can download the first episode free of charge via the iTunes AppStore for a limited time.

The entire season of Back to the Future: The Game is also available for the PlayStation 3 and can be purchased via the PlayStation Network at the PlayStation Store for the low price of $24.99.