Thursday, 1 November 2012

Lord of the Rings Online for Mac

Turbine announced today the launch of beta client for The Lord of the Rings Online™ for Mac. Mac users in Europe can play the award-winning free-to-play MMORPG on Mac starting today by visiting

“We are really excited to open up the world of Middle-earth to Mac,” said Kate Paiz, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online.  “We’ve just launched our biggest expansion yet and we’re happy to welcome gamers to play the game natively on Mac OS X for the first time ever.”

To download the client, please visit:

The Lord of the Rings Online™ is the ultimate adventure! This award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game delivers an interactive experience brimming with life and filled with the familiar people, places, and monsters from the most famous fantasy of all time.  For more information, visit

Monday, 29 October 2012

Paris Games Week: Neverwinter!

Perfect World Europe today announced its plans for the Paris Games Week, October 31st to November 4th, in Paris. In cooperation with ESL and Asus, headlining this year’s Perfect World booth [1B60] is Neverwinter, a free action MMORPG based on the world-renowned Dungeons & Dragons franchise.

Taking place in the iconic Dungeons & Dragons city of Neverwinter, this free MMORPG will take you from the besieged walls of the city once known as The Jewel of The North to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure. Epic stories, strategic action based gameplay and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Faerûn and the ruined city of Neverwinter. More information about the game can be found here:

Attendees can play Neverwinter on one of 20 stations, powered by ASUS, to ensure a smooth and entertaining gaming experience. Upon completion of the demo, visitors will have an opportunity to sign up for getting a guaranteed access to Neverwinter beta.

Nathan Hasle, Community Manager for Neverwinter in France, says: “It’s not only the first time that we will showcase Neverwinter to the French public on such a big scale, but also the first time ever in France we’re showing off the brand-new adventure zone ‘Blackdagger Ruins’. We’re very happy with this opportunity to have French players try out the game’s action based combat in Blackdagger Ruins’ exciting new quests!”

A hands-on demo of Neverwinter will be available for press by appointment to registered media only. To schedule an appointment, please refer to the contact information listed above.

Friday, 26 October 2012

DC Universe Announces "Home Turf" DLC

Heroes and Villains will soon have a place to call home as Sony Online Entertainment, LLC (SOE) today announced Home Turf, its sixth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DC UniverseOnline (DCUO). Available in early 2013 for download on the PC and PlayStation®3, Home Turf will introduce customizable housing for the first time to the popular game, providing players with a base of operations, and all-new customizable backdrops for super-charged combat.

Home Turf is going to be our biggest DLC Pack to date, and add a completely new dimension to the game,” said Larry Liberty, executive producer of DCUO. “The level of depth that we’re adding to the new housing system will really let dcuo players live out their heroic or villainous fantasies like never before.”

Players will be able to tailor their hideouts and lairs with a variety of themes and hundreds of unique furnishing items, as well as enjoy conveniences and amenities – like those found in the Hall of Doom or Watchtower – in their own unique custom environment. Additionally, lairs will double as battlegrounds where players can challenge each other in one-on-one PvP matches.

Along with player housing, Home Turf offers players new missions and boss fights at four iconic locations: Stryker’s Island, Arkham Asylum, Steelworks and Ace Chemicals. Each location will offer players 10 missions to complete for ‘Marks of Triumph,’ which they can use to upgrade their lair and unlock its full potential and benefits.

“A secret lair or hideout is essential to any hero or villain, but it’s more than just a place to hang their capes. It helps complete their identity and gives them a place to train, recharge, store weapons and plan their attack strategy,” said Jens Andersen, creative director of DCUO. “However, no hero or villain’s lair is safe from invasions by their enemies, and for that reason, we have introduced a new combat dimension to player housing. We will be sharing more details soon and cannot wait to hear what our players think.”

DCUO’s Home Turf DLC pack will be a free download for the game’s Legendary members and will be available for purchase to Free and Premium players via the PlayStation®Network, the in-game Marketplace, or for PC players via the website.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

League of Legends Tournament Announced

Major League Gaming (MLG) has announced the eight teams from around the globe that will participate in the League of Legends  Invitational Tournament at the Fall Championship in Dallas, Texas, from November 2-4. All eight teams will receive all-expenses paid trips to compete for a chance at $30,000 in prizes with the first place team taking home $16,000.

Fall Championship League of Legends teams include:
·         Azubu Blaze (KR)
·         CLG Prime (NA)
·         CLG EU (EU)
·         Curse Gaming (NA)
·         Najin Sword (KR)
·         Team Dignitas (NA)
·         Team Dynamic (NA)
·         Team SoloMid (NA)

Fall Championship League of Legends Prizes: $30,000 total
·         1st = $16,000
·         2nd = $8,000
·         3rd = $4,000
·         4th = $2,000

The League of Legends tournament will be cast by Deman, Jatt, Phreak, MonteCristo and OptimusTom. For those not attending in person, the three-day competition will be broadcast LIVE online at beginning Friday, November 2 at 5pm CST and continuing through the Finals on Sunday, November 4. HD passes are now available online for viewers to watch ad-free in HD in up to 1080p, and have access to DVR to rewind and re-watch any of the action. As always, fans can watch standard definition for free. Spectator passes are available online and additional information about the League of Legends tournament will be released in the coming week.

Tonight, MLG is also broadcasting the latest installment of MLG Prizefights presented by BIC® Flex4® Razors showcasing League of Legends. Watch CLG Prime take on Mme Ferus this evening, Wednesday, October 24 at 7pm ET at will be provided by Tom "Optimus" Searfoss and Chris "MonteCristo" Mykles. For a complete Fall broadcast schedule visit

Monday, 22 October 2012

Konami Offers Limited Edition Metal Gear Prizes

Visitors to Konami's stand at this weekend's MCM London Comic Con will have the chance to get hands-on with the eagerly-anticipated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ...and the publisher is sweetening the deal even more with some awesome event-exclusive prizes!

Show-goers who play the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo can take part in Konami's Rising Challenge - finish in under 10 minutes or defeat the end boss with a combat rank of A, and you'll win a special Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance T-shirt and lenticular poster. If that's a bit much, complete the demo in 15 minutes or less, and you'll still walk away with a poster!

Konami is also offering awesome limited edition Metal Gear prizes for fans who come dressed in Metal Gear themed cosplay. On Saturday and Sunday of the show, the publisher is giving away a rare Metal Gear 4 statue to the best Metal Gear cosplay, while runners-up will win extremely rare 'Big Boss Wants You' T-shirts, Metal Gear HD Collection Special Editions and a set of five hard-to-find Uniqlo Metal Gear 25th Anniversary T-shirts. They'll also be giving away Metal Gear art books, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance posters and T-shirts to all who come to the show in Metal Gear themed costumes.

In addition to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, visitors to the show will be able to play Konami's Zone of the Enders HD Collection for PS3 and Xbox 360 and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate for the Nintendo 3DS.

Tickets for MCM London Comic Con on 26-28 October are available at

Thursday, 18 October 2012

R.O.S.E Online Moves To Steam.

Gravity Interactive, a publisher of exciting massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), has announced that its popular fantasy MMORPG, ROSE Online, is coming soon to Steam, the revolutionary gaming platform developed by Valve. Soon users will be able to join the vibrant world and bustling community of ROSE Online through the Steam client.

ROSE Online is a Free-to-Play MMORPG that combines a distinct, vibrant art style with unique take on many classic MMO features. The numerous worlds of ROSE will take players from lush jungles to frozen fortresses to burning deserts. Players can traverse these worlds by driving customizable carts, riding a wide variety of mounts, or even donning the legendary Castle Gear. These iconic mechs made of wood and steel are truly a sight to behold, and help set ROSE apart from other MMORPGs.

"We are very excited to bring ROSE Online to the Steam community," said Mike Lansing, Executive Director at Gravity Interactive. "As gamers, we are big fans of Steam, and working with Valve has been great. We can't wait to see ROSE Online join the list of games offered by Steam. The Steam community is in for a real treat, as they are about to join an amazing community full of players from across the world on an adventure like no other.”

Keep watching Steam by visiting as ROSE Online will soon be available for download.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Winds of Change Sweep Through Allods Online!

A new season brings new change as Allods Online receives its latest update in Europe and on October 30th! Autumn Wind welcomes sweeping improvements to Allods Online with updates to its user interface, a revamp of the Xadaganian female character model, and additions to crafting and the popular skirmish system.

A large list of improvements storms into Allods Online this month with a variety of user interface changes. Summon Astral ships instantly when entering the hangar, sort the Deposit Box at the click of a button with newly implemented sorting options, and gain instant access to abilities with the combined and re-ordered Action Bar. Quest Icons have also been introduced, letting users know which quests are repeatable, important, optional, or dungeon based.  Plus support classes will find monitoring their party’s buffs and debuffs much easier with the new UI order, ranking each by duration and importance.

Allods Online is always improving its highly acclaimed and often stunning graphics, and this fall the Xadaganian female takes the spotlight with a complete visual makeover. A gorgeous new character model has been created, complete with improved animations, several new hair styles, and a brand new face to choose from. Check out the latest developer diary, which will be published these days in the official Allods Online forums, to get an inside look at the motion capture and voice-over process performed by Nataliya Zemtsova, actress from the popular Russian TV sitcom “The Eighties.”

Autumn Wind holds much more in store though for players eagerly awaiting new in-game content.  Allods’ previous expansion, New Horizons, merged the engaging but often confused alchemy and herbalism crafts into a single trade.  Now this latest patch is continuing to rework and balance crafting, benefiting character professions all around. Plus PvE enthusiasts will be excited to learn about Summerhold – an exciting new skirmish!