Author - Jerry Paxton

Nuclear Union Launches Official Website

MOSCOW, Russia – December 12, 2012 -Leading Eastern and Central European publisher, 1C Company, and Best Way are proud to announce the launch of the official website of the upcoming Action/RPG Nuclear Union.

The website can be found at http://www.nuclearunion.com/and gives great insight on the game world with its culture, locations, enemies and much more. Fans will also find new art, screen shots and enemy descriptions to help them prepare for the apocalypse.

Nuclear Union is a new large-scale RPG for PC from the creators of the Men of War series, taking place in a post-apocalyptic alternative reality where the world has survived a nuclear war that broke out after the Cuban Missile Crisis. 50 years after the war, the fragments of the Soviet empire that were hastily brought underground have gradually become a real state with its own capital, a city called Pobedograd. Using prototype weapons, radiation suits and anything he can find, this is more than one man’s story of survival, but that of an empire and the world.

Be sure to check www.facebook.com/nuclearunion for some exclusive Nuclear Unioncontent.

New Space Hulk Game Announced

Copenhagen, Denmark – December 11th, 2012 – Independent studio Full Control today announced that in association with Games Workshop it will be bringing the legendary Space Hulk IP to popular digital gaming platforms in 2013. Based on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS.

Space Hulk is set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of an ancient vessel lost in the graveyard of space. Players lead a small army of fearless Space Marine Terminators to battle in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory alien Genestealers. Based on the “Sin of Damnation” campaign from the 3rd edition board game, Space Hulk includes a robust 12 mission single-player and co-operative campaign. Recreating the tense battles of the board game, multiplayer mode will allow players to go head-to-head as one player controls the Space Marines and their opponent the Genestealers, in the ultimate fight for domination. Cross platform functionality in multiplayer mode allows players to compete against friends whether they play on PC, Mac or mobile. The Space Hulk level editor will enable players to design their own levels, share them with others online and in a central hub explore creations of the community.

“Since playing the board game decades ago I have always wanted to recreate this slice of Warhammer 40,000 as a computer game. Now we can finally bring the board game to life in glorious 3D full of scary Genestealers and mighty Terminators fighting for human kind,” said Thomas Hentschel Lund, CEO of Full Control. “As huge fans of the Space Hulk board game and the Warhammer 40,000 universe in general, we are delighted that Games Workshop has given us the opportunity to work with this iconic license and bring our version of Space Hulk into the hands of all fans out there”.

‘Space Hulk is one of our timeless games that has both classic gameplay and extraordinary imagery in the form of the Warhammer 40,000 universe,’ said Jon Gillard, the Head of Licensing for Games Workshop.  ‘Over its 23 year history, three physical editions and three video games it has consistently reset the bar for quality and edge-of-the-seat gaming and we have no doubt that will continue to be the case with this version from Full Control.  Their passion for the game and their development skill, combined with the power of the Warhammer 40,000 setting is going to create something very special indeed. There are a lot of people here at Games Workshop who are desperate to get this on their iPads!’

Space Hulk is powered by Full Control’s battle proven formula for 3D tactical turn based games utilised in the successful “Tactical Soldier – Undead Rising” and the recently released “Frontline Tactics” video games.

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IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Announced

MOSCOW, Russia – December 11, 2012 -Leading Eastern and Central European publisher, 1C Company, is proud to announce that it has partnered with award winning developer 777 Studios to form a joint venture and new studio named 1C Game Studios.  This new studio is set to create IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, a new sequel to the award-winning WWII combat flight simulator IL-2 Sturmovik.  1C is the owner of the best-selling IL-2 Sturmovik franchise of combat flight simulators and 777 Studios is the developer of the popular and technologically advanced WWI flight simulatorRise of Flight: The First Great Air war.

 “1C is proud to take the next step in flight-simulation history with 777 Studios, a company and team that has grown to be one of the best flight-simulation developers in the world and has proven that their attention to detail and product quality speaks volumes about their talent and dedication,” said Nikolay Baryshnikov, VP of 1C Company. “We look forward to bringing a new era of development and spirit of enjoyment to the combat flight-simulation community together.”

This venture brings two of the world’s leading combat flight-simulation franchises and development teams together under one banner to form a new, dynamic team led by 777 Studios management. Giving respect to the roots of the IL-2 Sturmovik series, the partnership will start with the development of Battle of Stalingrad which focuses on the Eastern Front air war during the titanic struggle over the industrial city of Stalingrad in 1942-43. The battle of Stalingrad was an important turning point for both the Soviet and German armies in WWII, with the air war playing an important role in the outcome.

Jason Williams, President of 777 Studios, had this to say, “The 777 Studios team is very excited to be partnering with such a publisher and developer like 1C. Their passion and support for PC combat flight-simulation as well as historical warfare titles has always been a blessing to these genres and we look forward to producing an excellent product for the Sturmovik legacy and continuing to bring additional content to our existing Rise of Flight product line.”

This partnership is also a turning point for the combat flight simulation genre that will streamline development of flight-simulation products and allow collaboration between former competitors. The outcome should be increased opportunities for combat flight simulation fans to enjoy their passion while also increasing the likelihood of success in the marketplace. Both 1C and 777 Studios see the flight-simulation genre as an important one for PC gaming with a dedicated fan-base that is eager to support interesting and immersive products. 1C Company is located in Moscow with offices throughout Europe and 777 Studios is headquartered in Southern California with development teams in Russia and Ukraine.

Battle of Stalingrad will include both single-player and multi-player scenarios for virtual pilots to enjoy as well as brand new gameplay modes. Initial client release is slated for early 2014 with add-on content and additional features and theatres to follow.IL-2 Sturmovik is an award winning WWII flight-simulator video game franchise and includes such bestselling titles as IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Pacific Fighters, 1946 and Cliffs of Dover. IL-2 Sturmovik titles feature intense aerial combat and dozens of historically accurate warplanes and missions. Named in honor of the famous Soviet Ilyushin IL-2 ground-attack fighter, the Sturmovik series features all major theatres in WWII, from the freezing eastern front to carrier combat in the vast pacific theatre.  The IL-2 Sturmovik series of titles is widely regarded as the standard by which all other combat flight-simulators are measured and remains a top seller worldwide.

Mionix Launches the NAOS 8200 Gaming Mouse

Vaxjo, Sweden – December 11th, 2012 – Mionix, the Swedish manufacturer of professional high-end gaming accessories today unveiled the new NAOS 8200 high performance gaming mouse.
“The new NAOS 8200 is by far the best product we’ve ever created. Powered with a 32-bit ARM-processor, the latest laser sensor technology and this together with the sleek award winning ergonomic NAOS design. The NAOS 8200 is a redefining moment in gaming accessories” says Peter Nygren, CEO at Mionix.

The combination of high-end components and the ergonomic Mionix NAOS shape makes the Mionix NAOS 8200 the new standard for high-end gaming mice. Stunning LED colour customisation and lighting effects allow for a personal tailor-made appearance. The 32-bit ARM processor is the engine behind the 8200 DPI laser sensor that provides the
most accurate and fast gaming experience making the NAOS 8200 the only option for even the most demanding gamer.

ROCCAT Releases Isku FX Gaming Keyboard

Hamburg – December 10, 2012 – ROCCAT Studios, the Hamburg-based manufacturer of competition gaming peripherals, announces the international availability of the next generation, award-winning keyboard, the ROCCAT Isku FX – Multicolor Gaming Keyboard. The ROCCAT Isku FX combines the world’s most intelligently engineered gaming keyboard with a new multicolor lighting system providing infinite possibilities for a completely personalized gaming atmosphere. The Isku FX features off-white UV-coated keys and your choice of backlighting in 16.8 million colors and 6 adjustable brightness levels.

Place your fingers on the pulse of your game

ROCCAT Talk FX delivers the most immersive PC gaming experience to date. Highlighted by its compatibility with “World of Tanks” by Wargaming, Talk FX adjusts the lighting of your Isku FX and ROCCAT mouse in sync with in-game actions. The mouse and keyboard flash in white whenever a new round starts. If your tank gets attacked by an enemy, both devices start to flash in red.

Maintains classic features from the original award-winning Isku

Exclusive ROCCAT Talk protocol allows the Isku FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard and the ROCCAT line of high-performance gaming mice to talk to each other – giving you a powerful set bonus that lets you execute mouse macros quickly and easily right from your keyboard. Easy-Aim technology is perfect for when your game demands precise marksmanship in sniper mode. Simply press and hold a single keyboard key and Easy-Aim will instantly optimize the DPI setting on your mouse. This two-handed custom marksmanship is the simplest and most convenient way ever to achieve pinpoint sniping accuracy.

Crusader Kings II: The Republic Expansion Announced

NEW YORK – December 10, 2012 – Not of royal blood? Not a problem! Money-making merchants are the order of the day as Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studios today announced Crusader Kings II: The Republic expansion.
The great medieval mercantile republics are given the (trade) stamp of approval in the third expansion of the critically acclaimed Strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II.

Trade trumps bloodline in this latest expansion, as players will experience a whole new style of game based on playing as the head of a Patrician family of in one of the great Merchant Republics. Take control of the seas to expand and defend your trading empire, survive feuds with rival families and and plot to seize their Trade Posts.

Crusader Kings II: The Republic introduces a silk route’s wealth of new features, including lobbying to become Doge, where investing money in the campaign coffers will make up for lack of family ties and prestige. Cold hard cash is king here, may the richest man win!

Crusader Kings II: The Republic expansion will release in Q1 2013 on all major digital download portals for $9.99 USD.

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