Blizzard Entertainment has just announced that its closed beta test for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the next expansion in this hugely popular MMORPG, has started. Invitations has already been issued for folks to participate in the testing process, targeting a wide range of players from around the world who signed up via their Battle.net accounts. Apart from having the advantage of enjoying an early look at the game, beta testers will also be able to provide valuable feedback to help Blizzard Entertainment look out for bugs, address balance issues, while making sure the new content is ready to rock and roll with minimal fuss, hue and cry when released officially.
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Facebook is more than just a social networking platform, as many games have already been developed for it that has got people hooked world over. Take a look at Mafia Wars and FarmVille for example – these two are really huge games with millions of fans around the world, making us wonder whether without Facebook, would it be as popular, or would Facebook be as popular without these games? The symbiotic relationship between the social networking site and games continue with the latest announcement of Mascot Park for Facebook being announced by Six Flags.
FarmVille is one hugely popular title, boasting over 75 million users worldwide. Well, the game is already one year old, but that doesn’t mean it is not about to lose its popularity anytime soon. To heat things even more, FarmVille will be released for the iPhone as well as iPod touch, virtually opening up new avenues for this title to reach millions of mobile users with the ability to play, engage and connect with their friends and family via social games. Looks like there is yet one more reason for you to purchase either device from Apple if mobile gaming is your cup of tea.
Don’t pooh pooh Nintendo’s Wii and DSi platforms as consoles that are way past their sell-by date, since neither one is able to hold up against its more illustrious rivals who feature superior hardware, although sales figures have shown otherwise with the DSi and Wii outselling them by miles. Activision knows a good thing when they see one, and has recently announced the arrival of Wipeout: The Game for the Nintendo DSi and Wii. Based upon the Endemol USA produced hit ABC TV show, Wipeout, Wipeout: The Game will see friends and family go up against each other in the world’s largest, messiest, and one of the most hilarious obstacle course out there to date.
The Apple iPad is one tablet device that really captured the imagination of the masses, not to mention swallowing up dough from millions of proud new iPad owners in the process. This tablet is not just a larger iPhone, but also an ebook reader (although not too suitable) as well as a portable games machine. Well, developer Route 24 have worked with Marvelous Entertainment to bring “Followars,” their first title for Apple’s iPad.
D3Publisher (D3P) is ready to rock the portable handheld market with a new title, notably Puzzle Quest 2, while those who spend plenty of time on Xbox LIVE Arcade will be pleased to know that said title will also make an appearance there. This will be the sequel to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, an Interactive Achievement Award winner for “Best Downloadable Game of the Year,” making sure that those who are fans of the ultimate puzzle-RPG experience will be able to enjoy it in an all-new fantasy universe. For Nintendo DS owners, Puzzle Quest 2 will retail for $29.95 which is a fair price considering the endless hours of gaming and brain-wrecking moments you will have with it.
It is a pity that Megan Fox won’t be around for the third instalment of Transformers, but we’re sure that a game based on the third movie is already in the works even as we speak, regardless of whether it is playable or not, that is another can of worms. As for today, we will just have to concentrate on news that Transformers: War for Cybertron has arrived at store shelves nationwide, bringing the legendary conflict between the noble Autobots and the evil Decepticons to a head. All the metal crunching action will happen on their home planet, Cybertron, so you won’t really need to worry about stepping on innocent humans in the process of duking it out with one another.
It is a really scary world we live in these days. After all, there is no more guarantee (at least the sense of it is much less than a century ago, or even heck, back in the days of our parents) that everything will turn out fine and dandy, what with crazed folks running around willing to blow up themselves as well as others all around without blinking twice. Well, emergencies are something nobody likes, but everyone can prepare for, and this is where video game developer and publisher Legacy Interactive comes in to offer a game that was specially designed to teach children and their families how to prepare for all types of hazards or emergencies. Find out more about it after the jump.
Creative Kingdoms has just announced the first chapter of MagiQuest Online: The Portal Adventure Series, where it was developed in partnership with Cyan Worlds, the creators of the best-selling Myst series. MagiQuest Online will enable players to take their adventures from the real world into the virtual one, and not only that, to return as well.
The World Cup 2010 is well underway, passing the halfway mark for number of matches played since yesterday. Well, what better time than now to capitalize on footie fever than releasing a closed beta testing for Online Soccer Champions, especially if you are Big Collision Games? This is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, which means you are able to play with a theoretical 6 billion other people worldwide as long as they are connected to the Internet. Big Collision Games does realize that soccer fans do need their fix when there are no matches to play for at the moment.
- Closed beta test for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
- Six Flags delivers Mascot Park for Facebook
- Zynga launches FarmVille for iPhone and iPod touch
- Wipeout: The Game arrives on Nintendo platforms
- Marvelous Entertainment releases Followars for the Apple iPad
- Puzzle Quest 2 hits the Nintendo DS, Xbox LIVE Arcade
- Transformers: War for Cybertron is now here
- Game specially designed to help families prepare for emergencies
- Creative Kingdoms announces MagiQuest Online: The Portal Adventure Series
- Big Collision Games offers closed beta testing for Online Soccer Champions
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