The beta for AirBuccaneers was released this week on the 16th October 2012. AirBuccaneers sees you taking on the role of either a Buccaneer or Viking fighting in cooperation with other players using airships to wage war against one another and is being developed by Finnish game studio LudoCraft Ltd. Continue Reading
Can you imagine racing up to 11 of your friends in an open world, taking on challenges on the fly to a remixed version of The Who’s Baba O’Riley? In EA and Criterion Games’ Need For Speed Most Wanted the multiplayer will allow you to do just that. Well, you might have to play the music yourself but the thought of it sounds pretty incredible. Similar to Burnout Paradise’s multiplayer where you simply dropped into a world with your friends you’ll be able to pick a car from a selection of Sports, Exotic, Track and SUV and enjoy a nonstop playlist of competitive events. Continue Reading
As the Assassin’s Creed series continues to grow with Ubisoft introducing new features with each entry the multiplayer element was the most recent major addition to the series. It’s in this Animus trailer that we see some insight into how we go about assassinating our friends in Assassin’s Creed 3. Continue Reading
Last week LudoCraft released the 0.60 Alpha update for AirBuccaneers HD. This is their biggest update so far and includes a new map called Trollivuono, new post process effects for the game and XP is now accumulated for both player’s characters equally.
LudoCraft have told us that this will be the game’s last major Alpha release before the Beta, but they will keep releasing smaller updates and fixes in the meantime. Check out the full patch notes after the break. Continue Reading
LudoCraft have today released Alpha 0.50 of their in-development multiplayer airship game, AirBuccaneers HD. The most notable inclusion in this update is the automatic update system which will allow you to keep the game up to date from the launcher from now on. The full list of changes can be seen after the break: Continue Reading
On March 19th 2012 LudoCraft released Alpha 0.45 of their in-development multiplayer game, Air Buccaneers HD. The update has primarily seen the game undergo heavy optimisation with some new features added in including two different friendly birds which sit on your shoulders (One for the Vikings and the other for the Buccaneers) and a shield on your back for paying customers. The full list is after the break: Continue Reading
Ratchet and Clank has been around since the PS2 and was known for it’s guns, comical tone and stylish setting. But the Ratchet and Clank games have also all been solo besides the versus modes that were in a few of the games. All 4 One is the game that changes the pace for the series by making coop a requirement. Me and my girlfriend are always on the lookout for a good coop game, while the competitive games are always fun to play, coop games give a whole different experience. Lucky for us and any of you who are also big coop players, this month seems to be a heavy coop month with the releases of games such as Dungeon Defenders and Payday: The Heist and many more. The Coop lineup kicks off with the release of Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One!
All 4 One tends to go along the same path as the other Ratchet and Clank games as the story starts off as the heroes battling the evil Dr. Nefarious but the game somehow manages to bring him onto the good side and all four of the characters (Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Nefarious) work through the game to complete various tasks. The game heavily emphasizes the coop by making parts of the game that requires more than one player to complete. Enemies are also killed easier and faster if more than one player is attacking the same one. And while all this is happening you are still competing to see who can get the most bolts to upgrade their guns! While playing through the game I was very much reminded of the fun the first time I played Castle Crashers and Little Big Planet as I laughed and had fun taking other players and sabotaging them by scooping them up in my vacuum and shooting them off the side. And I think that is one of the greatest aspects of this Ratchet and Clank being a coop game. While most multiplayer games are frustrating and irritating, this has more of a light tone and allows the players to have fun. But this does not go without saying a lot of the good things about the other Ratchet and Clank games are missing. Continue Reading
After months of teasing, City of Heroes has gone free2play for everyone, with the ability to pay for extras, and if you have paid for it in the past, then you get “Premium Status!”
The Cryptic Studios game now runs under a “Paragon Rewards” scheme, meaning you get reward tokens for purchasing a subscription, which means you will earn reward point when you pay for things.
With the new rewards scheme, you will earn 1 point for every month of subscription, plus another one every 12 months, and another one for every 1,200 Paragon Points you buy (which is approximately $15), these points are spent on account-wide benefits, like XP boosters, temporary powers, and enhancement unslotters and boosters.
It has been designed this way so that it is everyone can see how much of a veteran everyone else is, so you can see who are the real veteran players around as they will have lots of bells and whistles on their cape. Though it’s a little odd, to unlock things like powers, and it seems even classes, by paying for them, this is an interesting method not many people have adopted.
City of Heroes is yet another game to fall to the free2play model, along with DC Universe which was announced last week, but City of Heroes has been going a long time, since 2004, and it has held out quite well until now.
This is one of the few games that has had good content constantly dished out, in the form of “issues” – like a comic book – there has been over 20, with this one being the 21st, changing the game name to City of Heroes: Freedom.
You can play the game for free as of today, and if you have paid for the game in the past, then you should be upgraded to Premium Status straight away, so a warm welcome to returning players.
There have been rumours flying round all day about Valve announcing a new entry into the Counter-Strike series and it’s just been announced. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been announced for release in early 2012. Here’s the full press release from Valve below:
Next Gen Console, PC, and Mac Release Targeted for Early 2012.
Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).
Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).
CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.
“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombardi at Valve. “For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”
CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year’s PAX Prime and London Games Festival.
For more information, please visit the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Steam page.
EA’s new shooter, sequel to the 2007 Crysis and Crysis Warhead, was released last week and this is the first in the series to offer a competitive online mode, and it’s great fun.
I haven’t yet experienced the single player of Crysis 2, simply because I’ve been so excited about the multiplayer (hence that comes first!), especially after playing the PC demo which gave you access to two maps and two game modes from the full game (the same as the previously released Xbox 360 demo, except with one different map). In the demo, you could also access the basic classes; Assault; Scout; Sniper and; Gunner which were basic, but like in popular shooters they give you access to items/guns you may not have unlocked yet. Continue Reading