Saturday, November 19, 2011

Launch Date for STAR WARS: The Old Republic Announced

London, England – September 24, 2011 – Today during their keynote address at the Eurogamer Expo, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk, co-founders of BioWare™, a label of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will launch in North America on December 20, 2011 and in Europe on December 22, 2011. Set thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader, Star Wars: The Old Republic is a massively multiplayer online game challenging players with epic quests, featuring dynamic combat across iconic worlds in the Star Wars™ galaxy such as Tatooine, Alderaan, Hoth and more. Each of the game’s eight primary classes will enjoy their own unique trilogy of storylines, all of which are fully voiced with a sweeping musical score. Anticipation for the award-winning MMO is at an all-time high as Star Wars: The Old Republic has broken EA pre-order records and won over 95 industry awards and accolades from game critics worldwide.

“In 1977, Lucasfilm created magic with the release of Star Wars. Our goal is to capture some of that magic when we go live with Star Wars: The Old Republic on December 20,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder, BioWare and General Manager, BioWare Label. “This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at Lucas Arts who have dedicated so much of their lives to building this extraordinary game.”

Added Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Co-Founder, BioWare and General Manager of the MMO Business Unit of BioWare, “We appreciate the patience of the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release. When we launch this groundbreaking MMO with world class storytelling this holiday season, we hope you will agree that it was worth the wait.”

Star Wars: The Old Republic is available for pre-order now at participating retailers* while supplies last. All players who pre-order will receive a redemption code that will unlock Early Game Access**, granting them access to the game before December 20, 2011 in North America and before December 22, 2011 in Europe. Pre-order quantities are limited and Early Game Access will only be available to those who pre-order the game and redeem their code before the game’s official release. Included with the purchase of every copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic is 30 days of access to the game, after which players can continue to play through subscribing*** at either $14.99 per month, $41.97 for 3 months ($13.99 per month), or $77.94 for six months ($12.99 per month).

Star Wars: The Old Republic has been lauded for breaking new ground in the genre by building on traditional MMO gameplay pillars of combat, exploration, character customization and progression, and adding a powerful fourth dimension to the experience – story with personal choice and consequence. The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader, when the Star Wars galaxy is in the midst of a cold war. Players will be asked to join forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one of eight iconic Star Wars characters: Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Bounty Hunter, Imperial Agent, Sith Inquisitor and Sith Warrior. Every player’s story will unfold based on meaningful choices made throughout the game, enabling them to become the hero of their own personal Star Wars saga. Along their journey, players will encounter companion characters with whom they can build and break meaningful relationships as they fight by their side. Players will explore a vibrant galaxy, engage in heroic battles, and experience visceral Star Wars combat.



DC UNIVERSE ONLINE NOW FREE TO PLAY

SAN DIEGO – November 2, 2011 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that players can now download and play its popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) action game DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) for free. Starting today, all PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system players can create their own legendary superhero – or villain – and join forces with their favorite DC Comics characters, including Superman, Batman and the Joker to either save – or destroy – the planet.

"We are confident that going free-to-play will expand the action combat experience of DC Universe Online by making the game more accessible to every type of player so they can choose to play the game their way," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "With a portfolio that includes three successful free-to-play games – EverQuest II: Extended, Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – we have extensive knowledge and experience to apply to DCUO and are thrilled to be taking the game free-to-play today."


There are three access levels in DCUO: Free, Premium and Legendary. All three levels will provide access to the game and include all game updates and fixes to the game, with each level offering differing game options and features. DLC content and features will also be included for Legendary players, and can be purchased by Free and Premium players. The levels include:

Free Access: New players now have access to the base game content in DC Universe Online, including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts outside of DLC packs. Free Access provides players with the ability to create two characters, join a League and many other benefits. Free level players can also purchase DLC packs, additional character slots, and more in-game.

Premium Access: Any player who has spent at least $5 USD (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) qualifies for the Premium Access level. Premium level players have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. DLC packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game. All previous subscribers are granted Premium Access automatically.

Legendary Access: Legendary Access provides the most content, features and benefits of the three access levels. Loaded with enhanced features, Legendary Access is available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee (multi-month discounts are available) and includes access to all DLC packs at no cost, more than 16 character slots, over 60 inventory slots, the ability to form Leagues, and many other benefits

DC Universe Online combines the ability to explore legendary DC Comics environments pulled from the pages of the comic books, popular movies and animated series and fascinating story arcs with fast-paced, physics-based combat, allowing players to pick up buses and other objects in the environment, fly into the air and throw them at enemies; run up the sides of buildings to engage in melee brawls while shooting flames of fire from their hands; or cling to the side of buildings while using a grappling hook to pull flying opponents out of the sky – all while fighting alongside or against the legendary characters of DC Comics and building their own legacy as they embark on their own path to legendary.


About DC Universe Online

Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.

DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.





Saturday, July 23, 2011

Starcraft 2 system requirements

PC Minimum System Requirements*:

  • Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
  • 128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
  • 12 GB available HD space
  • 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • 1024X720 minimum display resolution


PC Recommended Specifications:

  • Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
  • Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vindictus system requirements

Minimum Requirements
operating system : Windows 2000
CPU : Single Core 2.4 GHz
RAM : 512 MB
HDD : Over 5 GB of Free Space
VGA : Nvidia Geforce 5xxx Series
Sound : N/A

Recommended Requirements
Operating System : Windows xp or higher
CPU : Duo Core or Higher
RAM : 1 GB or Higher
HDD : Over 6 GB of free Space
VGA : nVidia GeForce 7xxx Series
Sound : 16 Bit Sound Card


Aika online system requirements

Minimum System Requirements:
- CPU : Pentium3 1GHz or higher
- RAM : 512 MB or higher
- Video : 128MB or higher 3D card
- OS : Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Direct X 9.0c
- HDD Space : 1GB


Recommended System Requirements:
- CPU: 2.0GHZ Dual Core Processor
- RAM: 1 GB RAM
- Video: 256MB 3D capable graphics card or better
- DirectX: DirectX 9.0C

Rift online system requirements

Minimum System Specification
Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7
Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
Memory: 2 GB
Hard disk space: 8.0 GB available
Video: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)

Recommended System Specification
Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or better
Memory: 4 GB
Hard disk space: 8.0 GB available
Desktop Video: Nvidia GTS 250 or better
Notebook Video: Nvidia GTX 200M series or better
Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pockie ninja release date announced


Anime brawler opens doors to all players on March 25th


NGames have announced that Pockie Ninja, their latest MMO brawler inspired by Naruto and Bleach, is entering an Open Beta phase on March 25th. Gamers and anime fans alike are encouraged to join the frantic fun, which will include a number of in-game events and rewards.

Free-to-play browser-based brawler MMO, Pockie Ninja is finally opening its doors to everybody, with an Open Beta test launching Friday, March 25th, at 20:00 (CST).


Featuring tons of well known characters and a storyline inspired by fan favourite anime, Pockie Ninja focuses on the unique life and journey of a ninja, entrusted with defeating the world's most evil and destructive warrior corporations. Players should prepare for pulsating action, gorgeous animations, a unique, none-rigid approach to character progression, near endless ways to approach the games battles, and unprecedented production values in a browser-based MMO.


Publisher NGames have revealed a number of exciting in-game events for the open beta phase, including plenty of opportunities to win in-game prizes.
Players can win special items and gifts for everything from reaching certain levels of character progression, to simply logging in and enjoying the Naruto & Bleach inspired adventures.


There are currently 5 open beta events + giveaways announced, with prizes available to all players as soon as the open beta begins.


NGames will be handing out rewards for completing a variety of simple challenges, such as logging in daily; spending time online; levelling your character; as well as the chance to win extra special rewards for taking on the Las Noches Extreme Challenge, where you must defeat waves of increasingly difficult enemies over 100 floors of ascending madness.


Furthermore, players willing to offer fellow ninjas a helping hand; critically review Pockie Ninja; or simply journal their adventures across the Angel and Demon cities; can do so via the official forums and potentially earn extra rewards for their efforts. Simply make a post in the Experience Discussion section of the forums using the "【Strategy】" tag before your article title (for example, "【Strategy】Novice Levelling Guide") to make your post eligible for the prize draw.


Here's an example of how just 30 minutes of play can unlock a ton of gift coupons and rewards to spend in Pockie Ninja's in-game store, giving you loads of ways to improve your character:
Login- Win special items
Stay online for 10 minutes- Receive the "10 minute gift pack", containing 20 gift coupons.
Make a helpful forum post- Use the 【Strategy】tag to enter into the prize draw
Stay online for 30 minutes- Receive the "30 minute gift pack", containing another 25 gift coupons.


Be sure to check out the official Pockie Ninja website for more information, along with instructions on how to create an open beta account :http://ninja.game321.com/