Archive for January 7th, 2014

Alien: Isolation (Multi) – Logo, Screenshots, Trailer, Developer Diary, & Offical Announcement Press Release

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SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – Jan. 7, 2014 – SEGA® of
America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced Alien: Isolation™, a thrilling first-person survival horror experience that will focus on capturing the horror and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. Developed by Creative Assembly, Alien: Isolation is due for release in late 2014 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one
games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

On a decommissioned trading station in the fringes of space, fear and panic have gripped the inhabitants. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal
danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly. “Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.”

“Creative Assembly has created a truly incredible gaming experience, capturing perfectly the very core of what has made the Alien franchise remain relevant after 35 years,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “This partnership has led to the creation of a game that is simply outstanding and sets the tone for what is to
come this year for the 35th anniversary of Alien.”

Alien: Isolation will be available in late 2014 for PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. Throughout 2014, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will be honoring the milestone
35th anniversary with a yearlong celebration marking the
beginnings of the Alien legacy by releasing commemorative and
fan-favorite products.

For more information and to keep ahead with the latest news, find us at www.alienisolation.com, follow us on facebook.com/alienisolation and join the conversation on twitter.com/alienisolation.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3) & Alien: Isolation

Europe – Nintendo Download For January 6th, 2014

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Here’s this week’s Nintendo Download for Europe. All items are available as of 1/9/14 unless otherwise indicated.

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)

3DS Retail & Download

  • Cooking Mama 4

3DS Download Only

  • KORG M01D

3DS Virtual Console

  • Mario Bros (NES)

3DS DLC & Addons

  • Pokémon Bank – 1 Year Pass - Available 12/27/13

Deals & Sales – 3DS

  • MYST - €9.99/£8.99 until 1/31/14 (Regular price: €13.99/£12.99)
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D - €5.99/£5.39 until 1/23/14 (Regular price: €7.99/£7.19)

Permanent Deals & Sales – 3DS

  • Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove 3D – €3.99/£3.59 (Was €13.99/£12.59)
  • Tangram Style – €2.99/£2.69 (Was €5.99/£5.39)

Source: GamesPress

Guild Wars 2 (OSX & PC) – Our Story So Far & 2013 Storyline Videos & Press Release

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BRIGHTON, UK – 7th JANUARY, 2014: NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today released a video trailer that highlights the game’s
sprawling storyline, setting the stage for a grand finale to a narrative that began more than a year ago and introduced supervillain Scarlet Briar.

In the ‘Guild Wars 2: Our Story So Far’ video, players are reminded of the increasingly pivotal, insidious role that the evil
Scarlet played in the game’s Living World storyline in 2013. The video ends with the ominous message, ‘The End Begins January 21’.

Shedding more light on what’s to come from ArenaNet this year, Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson posted his blog “Recap: The Living World of Guild Wars 2”.

“As we announced back in December, we’re down to just four releases to go in the current storyline of living world”, writes Johanson. “The first of those four releases is nearly upon us, and we wanted to help take a moment and look back at the key moments that have brought us up to this point as a refresher before we dive head-first into countdown to the big finale”.

A true MMO supervillain, Scarlet Briar has been working in the shadows all year, forging unlikely alliances, developing new technology, and laying the foundation of a master plan
that will change Tyria forever.

As the video shows us, Scarlet’s plot began quietly during last Winter’s Flame and Frost releases, as she manipulated the mole-like dredge and charr Flame Legion into wreaking havoc in the Shiverpeaks. Her scheme continued in June’s Sky Pirates of Tyria and the Cutthroat Politics release in July, which introduced the new Aetherblade pirates, who pulled off a cunning assassination plot in Lion’s Arch.

Scarlet stepped out of the shadows during August’s Clockwork Chaos release, when she disrupted Queen Jennah’s jubilee celebration with her clockwork horrors. Next, players discovered Scarlet’s newest plans in October’s Twilight Assault release, when the renegade sylvari took over the Twilight Arbor dungeon as a new base to consolidate power
and amass her forces.

In October’s Tower of Nightmares and November’s  The Nightmares Within  releases, players took on a new Toxic Alliance between the reptilian krait and the evil sylvari of the Nightmare Court, which erected a massive biological tower of evil at Scarlet’s bidding.

What is Scarlet Briar’s ultimate plan, and how can the heroes of Tyria stop it? The video promises that ’the worst [is] yet to come’ and hints at the fateful culmination of the Scarlet storyline in 2014.

For more details on Guild Wars 2 and the Living World releases, visit www.guildwars2.com.

Source: GamesPress & ArenaNet

WWE 2K14 (360 & PS3) – January DLC Screenshots

2K Sports has released a couple of screenshots showing off 4 new playable characters for WWE 2K14 as part of the January DLC for the game. The characters added are: “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and “Ravishing” Rick Rude.

Source: GamesPress

Ragnarok Online 2 (PC) – 1st Birthday Press Release & Advent of Valkyrie Details

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WHAT:           Ragnarok Online 2 celebrates its first anniversary today with a new look for the logo, a new content update that will excite many and loads of fun activities for fans and supporters who had accompany the game throughout its journey since the official launch in January 2013.

As Ragnarok Online 2 embarks on its “Advent of Valkyrie” adventure with its fans, it also sets a new milestone for the
game with the launch of the Job Master Level. Players who are already level 50 can now extend their levels beyond with the addition of 50 Job Master Levels to master and sharpen their fighting skills for more challenging tasks and improve their battle strategies in the world of Ragnarok Online 2. With this increase in level, players will also be able to hunt for better weapons and equipment to complement their new
found strength.

Other than the increase in the levels, there will also be minor adjustments to the character user interface and new
fields and dungeons to train and conquer.

In celebration of Ragnarok Online 2′s 1st birthday, there will be a raffle where an Aftershock Gaming Laptop is up for grabs to one very lucky fan. Participating in this lucky draw is very simple as all players have to do is to log in to the game between 7 January 2014 to 6 February 2014 to qualify. Other than that, players can also stand to win a Razer Black Widow Mechanical Keyboard if they join the Grand Master Race in-game activity too! Check out http://ro2.playpark.net for more details.

So, hurry and head over to http://ro2.playpark.net to find out how to be a Master with the new Master levels or visit Ragnarok Online 2′s Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/playro2 to share tips, tricks and perhaps new strategies to conquer the fight against the evil!

WHO:             Ragnarok Online 2

WHERE:        Online

WHEN:           7 January 2014

Source: GamesPress

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Nyko Announces PS4 Accessory Line

LAS VEGAS – January 87, 2014 – Nyko Technologies®, the leading videogame peripherals manufacturer, today unveiled its full lineup of new products to be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nyko will showcase new power and cooling accessories for next-gen systems. CES attendees will also be able to go hands on with
Nyko’s Power Base™, a Qi™ induction charger compatible with some of the most popular mobile phones.

The following products will be making their public debut at the show:

Power Base
After selling millions of chargers for various controllers and portable systems, Nyko now brings its charging expertise to the mobile market with the Power Base. The Power Base is a Qi enabled charger compatible with the Galaxy S® 4, Nexus™ 5 and other Qi enabled phones. The Power Base includes the Qi charging adaptor required for the Galaxy S 4 while support for the Nexus 5 is already built-in with no additional hardware
required. Its unique wedge design stands out, and allows for easy use when charging, while keeping your phone attractively displayed on your nightstand or desk. The Power Base will be available this spring for a MSRP of $39.99.

Intercooler for PlayStation 4
Nyko brings its Intercooler line to next-gen with the Intercooler for PlayStation 4. Designed to pull hot air out and away from the system, the Intercooler is ideal for keeping your home theater setup at optimal temperatures. The Intercooler attaches to the back of the PlayStation 4 console, and does not interfere with any of the rear ports on the system. Nyko is debuting concept images at CES 2014 with a release
schedules this spring for a MSRP of $24.99.

PowerPak™ for PlayStation 4
Add up to 2x the battery capacity (1000 mAh) to the DualShock® 4 controller with the PowerPak. The PowerPak attaches to the back of the controller adding minimal bulk while providing a sleek and seamless upgrade ideal for marathon gaming sessions. The PowerPak easily recharges though the
Micro-USB port or through Nyko’s Charge Base for PS4. The PowerPak will be shown in concept images at CES 2014 with a release schedules this spring for a MSRP of $19.99.

Charge Link
Nyko will be showcasing specialized Micro USB cables for both the Xbox One™ and the PlayStation 4 designed for simultaneous play and charging on each console. Both Charge Links for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be 8ft long, and the Xbox One version will feature LED charge indicator lights. The Charge Links for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be
available this January for a MSRP of $9.99.

Power Grip for PS Vita (2000 Series)
Nyko’s best-selling PS Vita accessory is back and customized for the new slim form-factor of the PS Vita 2000 series. The Power Grip adds 2x the battery life to the portable console, as well as ergonomic grips, ideal for marathon Remote Play sessions or road trips. Utilizing a standard Micro USB port, the Power Grips are easily rechargeable from the same cables used to charge the PS Vita. The Power Grips will be available in
North America once a formal launch date is set for a MSRP of $19.99.

“Nyko is excited to bring our expertise in the charging category to devices like the Galaxy S4 at CES 2014″ said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. “We are eager to bring a fresh take on the mobile charging market by replacing the plane pad design of most induction chargers with an elegant and user friendly wedge”

Connect with Nyko for a chance to win exciting Nyko prizes on Twitter and Facebook.

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

Nordic Game Charts – Week 52 2013

1. BATTLEFIELD 4
2. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
3. FIFA 14
4. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
5. ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
6. SKYLANDERS: SWAP FORCE
7. NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS
8. NHL 14
9. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
10. GRAN TURISMO 6
11. JUST DANCE 2014
12. DISNEY INFINITY
13. MINECRAFT
14. BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS
15. SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD
16. THE SIMS 3
17. THE SIMS 3: ISLAND PARADISE
18. THE SIMS 3: INTO THE FUTURE
19. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
20. SINGSTAR: PEARLS OF FINLAND

Source: GamesPress & ANGI/Media Control Gfk