Yesterday, it was announced that three new Game of Thrones games would be landing for consoles, computers and (possibly) smartphones, with the largest of the proposed adaptations being a Games of Thrones RPG for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Not one to keep fans guessing, Atlus has now revealed a few more details surrounding the major release, and how it will make players work hard for the Westeros crown...
The conniving Queen Cersei, Varys the
Spider and the wizened Jeor Mormont are just a few of the
recognizable figures set to star in the forthcoming Game of Thrones
RPG, according to fresh details and screenshots from its European
publisher, Focus Home Interactive. Currently in development by
Cyanide Studio, maker of this year's A Game of Thrones: Genesis for
PC, the title is being billed as a full-grown RPG that will offer
fans of the George R.R. Martin books upwards of 30+ hours of
adventure in the contested lands of Westeros...
Aug 16 2007
On-demand gaming platform A World Of My Own - a hi-tech meeting of streaming games service and Second Life social territory - is operating a free beta test. Bag yourself one of the remaining 10,000 places and you'll get the chance to trial AWOMO's action, and play more than 70 free games.
We're not talking browser boredom busters, either. Big publishers like Sega, 2K and Vivendi have signed up their support for AWOMO, bringing games like City of Heroes, Company of Heroes, F.E.A.R.
Oct 10, 2007
'Second Life meets Steam' is what we called A World Of My Own back when it was announced, which sounded an enticing prospect whichever way you cut it. Now, we're going one step better, and teaming up with AWOMO to give you a chance to win a lifetime's subscription to the games-on demand download service.
This social world, complete with designated areas for game downloads and so on, is currently in the beta stage. You can get involved with this for free, thanks to a deal between
20 Dec, 2007
If you want to ensure that you're going to have a fulfilling 2008, make sure you get involved as a beta tester for one of the most thrilling prospects in gaming right now - AWOMO. A virtual island where players will be able to stream triple-A titles at super fast speeds, while also enjoying all the benefits of a buzzing social hub, AWOMO is going to be the place to be for gamers. Don't miss the boat - sign up by completing this form and be the first in line for 2008.
A company called Game Domain International has unveiled an exciting project for PC, combining a social, interactive environment like Second Life with the games-on-demand appeal of Valve's Steam game download software.
A World Of My Own (or, charmingly, AWOMO) will also bear similarities with PlayStation 3's Home. It's a 3D world for gamers, the developer GDI claim, where "launching a game is as simple as walking into a room in one of the many themed buildings in the environment". And, in order
It's unlikely that Professor Layton or Dr Kawashima would ever get in an actual proper fight that involved slapping and spitting. Neither of them seem like men of violence. However, they are involved in a fight more important and meaningful than any trading of fists and heavy blows in a dark alley - they are engaged in the fight to win a priceless Golden Joystick award.
20th Dec, 2007
Gaming is an up and down experience. Some years cram top quality titles into our every orifice until were bursting with videogame joy and have excess polygons dripping messily out of our ears, while some other years… Well, some other years are 1983.
In 2007 though, weve had a very good year indeed. A scarily good year in fact. One which has provided us so much brilliance on every format that its a genuine worry that the laws of karmic balance will soon bring us a plague
Afterfall: Insanity developer Nicolas
Entertainment Group (NEG) has launched a pre-order promotion that will either
end in a major payday for the indie studio, a sizeable donation to charity, or
– in the best case scenario - both. This week, the studio announced it will
sell its upcoming survivor horror title for just $1 and give 10% of its
revenues to charity if pre-order numbers reach 10 million by November 24. If
not, NEG has pledged to donate all of the money raised to charity, and
offer anyone who participated in the promotion one dollar off the game's
regular price ($33.90) when it ships next month...
Funcom has told us that Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is set for release on March 25. Previously the game had a hazy March-May 2008 release timeframe.
Funcom had hoped to get Age of Conan out at the end of 2007, but the developer pushed it back following the decision to make alterations to the game's combat system. Oddly enough, it was the game's real-time dynamic combat system that caused a stir in the MMO community when Age of Conan was first announced.
An open beta for the MMO is