Age of Conan availible on steam.

 

Funcom’s dark fantasy MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is now available on Steam at a discounted price of USD 44.99.

It’s the second MMO to be made available on Valve’s digital distribution platform, after everyone’s favourite space politics simulator, EVE Online.

You might want to wait for the 360 version – which Funcom is working on for a 2009 release instead.

Neverwinter Nights 2 expansion

Atari has announced Storm of Zehir, a second expansion for D&D beast Neverwinter Nights 2.

The 15-hour campaign, due for release in Q4 this year, promises a massive inventory of improvements and focuses on a quest-line directly after the original’s conclusion.

Probably the key change is the ability to explore a “vast” overland map, which basically translates to being able to move around the faithful old Sword Coast and new “xenophobic jungle nation” Samarach in a non-linear fashion, using skills such as ‘Spot’ and ‘Survival’ to pre-empt ambushes and discover hidden treasures and locales.

Storm of Zehir will also revert to a party model similar those seen in Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate, allowing full-party customisation rather than sticking you with the pre-rolled troupe of adventurers that populated NWN2.

EuroGamer.net

WoW Arena season 3 will end soon.

All you WoW fan’s rejoice, arena season 4 is upon us :D.
Here’s the post from http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/

” We’re currently planning to end the third Arena season and begin Arena Season 4 on June 24, 2008. This exciting Arena season will introduce the Brutal Gladiator set, and will also allow players to purchase Arena Season 2 items using the honor system. Please note that we will be resetting all Arena team and personal ratings. Players will still retain their Arena points and teams with this reset. The team and personal rating will simply be reset to the default 1500, allowing all teams to once again compete for top honors with a fresh start.

Also, with the end of the third season, players on the top teams from each battlegroup will receive their end-of-season rewards. These include Arena-specific titles that they can display proudly until the end of the new season, and, for the best of the best, an Armored Nether Drake. Please also be aware that with the end of the current season, all previous end-of-season titles will be removed.”

Prince of Persia


About Prince of Persia

Set in a land rooted in ancient Persian mythology, the Prince finds himself caught in an epic battle between the primal forces of light and darkness: the God of Light, Ormazd versus his brother Ahriman, the destructive God of Darkness. The Prince arrives just in time to witness the destruction of the legendary Tree of Life – an act which threatens to plunge the entire world into eternal darkness. Manifested in the form of the Corruption, a dark substance that physically contaminates the land and the skies, the Prince must partner with Elika, a deadly companion, to heal the world from the evil Corruption.

Game features include:

* A new hero emerges: Master the acrobatics, strategy and fighting tactics of the most agile warrior of all time. Grip fall down the face of a building, perform perfectly timed acrobatic combinations, swing over canyons, buildings and anything that is reachable. This new rogue warrior must utilize all of his new skills along with a whole new combat system to battle Ahriman’s corrupted lieutenants to heal the land from the dark Corruption and restore the light.

* A new epic journey begins: Escape to experience the new fantasy world of ancient Persia. Masterful storytelling and sprawling environments will deliver to action-adventure fans an experience that rivals even the best Hollywood movies.

* A new open world structure: A first for the Prince of Persia franchise – now you have the freedom to determine how the game evolves in this non-linear adventure. Players will decide how they unfold the storyline by choosing their path in the open-ended world.

* Emergence of a deadly new ally: History’s greatest ally is revealed in the form of Elika, a dynamic AI companion who joins the Prince in his fight to save the world. Gifted with magical powers, she interacts with the player in combat, acrobatics and puzzle-solving enabling the Prince to reach new heights of deadly high-flying artistry through special duo acrobatic moves or devastating fighting combo attacks.

* All new for Next-Gen: The franchise’s debut on next-generation consoles utilizes Ubisoft’s proprietary Anvil engine, the same engine used to develop Assassins Creed™

Trailer

Visit the official website here

Achievement system spotted in Wrath of the Lich King.

According to this Death Knight post, an Achievement system in the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Alpha test can be accessed by typing in “/achievement”.

There are some screens of it over there, showing awards for things like “total death”, general PvP and exploration.

The WoW update is planned to release at the end of this year and will be shown at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational at the end of this month.

Call of duty 5.

I’ve just saw the news, CoD 5 on it’s way. Here is what I’ve found.

A few features:

– It’s built on the Call of Duty 4 engine, and Infinity Ward has been giving feedback on the game just as Treyarch gave Feedback on COD4.

– It’s the first Treyarch Call Of Duty to have a 2-year development cycle. UNLIKE infinity Ward, Treyarch have had to make games in a year. COD3 they made in 8 months and they practically admitted at the event that COD3 could have been better.

– It features all the stuff from COD4 and more. Including the multiplayer perks, flying shooting levels, harrowing storyline.

– It looks amazing too and plays much more like Modern Warfare than COD3. No shaky shooting, story driven like COD4, COD4 style scenarios and harrowing scenes.

– It features online co-operative AND vehicle based combat.

Eurogamer.net:

Call of Duty: World at War is set back in World War II amid the Pacific struggle between the US and Japan.

Content is said to be as gritty and mature as any game around. Apparently the opening shows a Japanese commander stubbing a cigarette out in the eye of a prisoner before slitting his throat and turning to dish out a similar fate to you. Is that gritty and mature enough for you? Is it?

Below are some of the known details on the game, as reported by popular gaming forum, NeoGAF.

Gameplay:

-A flamethrower will be available in the game, and is apparently based off of the design and handling of the armament in Return to Castle Wolfenstein. This lethal weapon can burn the skin off of your enemies.

-The player is able to shoot through cover, “with enough bullets, the player causes enough damage to one of the walls to create a hole big enough to walk through.”

-The game allows you to swim for the first time in the series, although movement will be severely limited, with your character only capable of walking at half speed.

Co-op:

-The game will feature a four-player online co-op mode, in addition to a two-player split screen co-op mode.

-COD 5 incorporates a “metagame” scoring system, whereby your earn points to unlock special co-op perks.

-One demo showcased one player attracting the attention of an enemy tank, while another proceeds to climb on top and throws a grenade into its hatch, killing its occupants.

Other:

-16 players online up to any one time.

-Game utilizes COD4 engine, “Environments are much destructible, it’s possible to burn objects or blow them to pieces. Bodies and objects float in water. Impressive lighting.”

-Lead development platform is Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

-Two year development schedule

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Update:

Call of Duty: World at War has four-way co-op

When I saw this, I was thinking, man co-op and flame throwers, this game is going to be soo awesome, can’t wait for it to come out.

“With Call of Duty: World at War, we’re re-defining what it means to play a WWII game,” said Treyarch boss Mark Lamia. “We’re excited to give players a host of new enemies that employ entirely new tactics, as well as new, groundbreaking tools – like co-op and the flamethrower – to succeed in the epic fight.”

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Trailer
Release date.
12th June 2008, and PS3 exclusive.
System Requirements
  • Playstation 3 (exclusive)
  • Television or compatible monitor
  • Sixaxis or Dualshock 3 Controller
  • hard drive for the installation