Daily Archives: August 5, 2011

Wargame: European Escalation – official site up, new shots released

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Eugen Systems, developers of the much underrated R.U.S.E., is gearing up for the release of their upcoming real-time strategy title, Wargame: European Escalation. Set to launch later this year, Escalation Europe will feature 320 playable units, the IrisZoom feature for region-wide planning and local fighting, as well as a what-if story where NATO goes to war against the Warsaw Pact in 1975. A recently launch website includes more details, media, and a forum to keep the community updated. The studio also released four new shots of the game, showing off some of the armor and air units.

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PC News

Rise of Nightmares – Amazon preorder Dashboard pet announced

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Rise of Nightmares, Sega’s upcoming Kinect-only action-horror title, recently found itself the recipient of a GameStop preorder bonus program, and now it looks like Amazon is following suit. Gamers who opt to go through Amazon will receive the Jester Avatar pet. The Jester will dance around and interact with on-screen Avatars and generally just be a really creepy digital jester.

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Xbox 360 News

Bastion heading to PC, set to hit Steam soon

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Supergiant Games’ Bastion, recently released on Live Arcade, will be launching on the PC in less than two weeks. The Warner Bros.-published action-RPG will be available on Steam for $14.99 on August 16. The PC version will include a new PC-centric control scheme, gamepad support, and be DRM-free. Bastion will launch on additional download outlets later this month, but in addition to being first out, the Steam version will also support Steamworks for Cloud saves, achievements, and leaderboards.

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PC News

Prototype 2 – preorder contest announced, win a trip and cameo

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Activision’s sent word that they’ve teamed up with GameStop in a Prototype 2 preorder contest. From now until September 1, gamers who are at least 18 years old and preorder at GameStop will automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Radical Entertainment in Vancouver, Canada. The winner will also be made into a character for the game—a trip and immortality, a double whammy.

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Contests, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Limited Collector’s Edition announced

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Bethesda has unveiled the collector’s edition for their upcoming role-playing game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The limited collector’s edition will be available for the 360, PC, and PS3, and can be pre-ordered now at select retailers.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions now available for iOS

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Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions launched on PSN last month for the PSP, and now the fan-favorite strategy-RPG is available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch. The 2007 PSP re-release of the 1997 original, Final Fantasy Tactics, includes new cut scenes, jobs, and scenarios. The iOS version also features “new and improved visuals exclusive to the iPhone/iPod touch,” improved load times, as well as “intuitive touch-panel controls” with the ability to rotate and change map size by sliding and pinching.

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Apple Handheld