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.
Square Enix is more often than not associated with new RPGs, but this time round they are offering an all-new action online shooter known as MINDJACK. It will see Japanese game studio feelplus developing the title, where it ought to be ready for an October release later this year on the Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 video game consoles. Just what is MINDJACK exactly? This unique action shooter is set in 2031, where it will attempt to draw players in using superior graphcis and expert storytelling mastery of both Square Enix and feelplus, in order to offer a distinctive experience that throws players into a revolutionary playing field where an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling, cooperative multiplayer gameplay.
Motion sensing could very well be the next big thing – take a look at how the Nintendo Wii did gangbusters sales figures since its release, although time has certainly caught up with its lack of hardware power, and sales figures have started to taper off worldwide for quite some time now. With the introduction of PlayStation Move for the Sony PS3 and Kinect for the Xbox 360, you can be sure that motion sensing games are here to stay – for how long, we’re not quite sure, but it surely ain’t just waggle controls any more as more and more developers jump aboard the bandwagon.
When Guitar Hero was first unleashed among the masses, some folks thought that this was a one trick pony, but it seems that many years down the road, detractors as well as naysayers were proven wrong. We have since seen a slew of Guitar Hero sequels, complete with new tunes from different bands, not to mention other games in a similar vein like Rock Band. Well, this fall Guitar Hero fans will find a brand new title to keep them occupied – we’re talking about Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, where it will redefine music gaming with an all-new, story-driven Quest Mode, alongside a completely redesigned rock-inspired guitar controller.
Pac-Man might have celebrated its anniversary recently, but another classic title that deserves worthy mention which occupied a whole lot of quarters and hours from young children worldwide a few decades ago would be Tetris, and Tetris Online pays homage to this classic with Tetris Party Deluxe for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS platforms. This new title will offer over 20 exciting game modes, online battles, and multiplayer fun for friends and family, making it a must-have for Tetris and puzzle fans.
The Mummy movie franchise which starred Brendan Fraser and captured the imagination of millions with its first two movies (the third was a huge flop in my opinion, and rolled out simply to take advantage of eager fans), might make its way back to the hearts of viewers worldwide albeit not in a movie format – this time round, it could very well end up as a MMORPG instead, thanks to the efforts of Bigpoint, where the title will be developed in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. Known as The Mummy Online, one can look forward to this all action title this coming winter.
Atari has just secured the rights to publish Blade Kitten, a videogame that is based on the comic book series by creator Steve Stamatiadis. Developer Krome Studios will be th ebrains behind this, as they attempt to bring bounty hunter Kit Ballard to digital life via Blade Kitten. Atari has already slated this title to roll out this coming September on the Xbox LIVE Arcade platform for the Xbox 360, PlayStation Network for the PS3 and as a Windows PC Download from Atari’s website. To get a better idea on just what Blade Kitten is all about, why not check out the excerpt located right after the jump?
Sony recently announced Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, where this will be a free-to-play, action packed virtual world which ought to appeal to fans of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series which was shown on the Cartoon Network. Developed and published by Sony Online Entertainment, this LucasArts-licensed title will launch online and hit retail stores later this fall.
Mama seems to be one talented lady, and we’re talking about Babysitting Mama this time round who decided she just isn’t going to limit her skills to cooking, gardening or crafting. No sir, Mama has extended her repertoire to include babysitting this time round, and she will do so on the Wii platform exclusively. Guess she’s limited to just being around the home – we can’t wait to see an environment where Mama is able to lay the smack down in other places like say, an office? Well, Babysitting Mama will obviously be brought to you by the good folks over at Majesco, where this innovative simulation game will be delivered with an adorable plush baby doll that the babysitter tucks the Wii Remote into so that you can interact with both the doll and game simultaneously. Darn, and here we are thinking that you can smack the Wiimote across those little ‘uns bottoms without fear of anyone calling the authorities in for child abuse. Disclaimer: You know I’m kidding, right?
Atari has made available a pre-order for Test Drive Unlimited 2, where it will arrive at retailers in North America on September 21, 2010 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. All your pre-orders will be rewarded with a range of collectable limited edition vehicles, complete with matching avatar apparel, to the TDU2: Casino Online. It will definitely allow you to let your hair down, since you can put the top down and turn up the beats in the world’s ultimate party destination: Ibiza. In this title, you can push the most coveted supercars beyond their limits in thousands of challenges. Test Drive Unlimited 2 aims to transform the driving genre where it will be able to add persistency, progression and customization of the latest multiplayer games to the auto racing experience.
- 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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