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Master of Orion Early Access Phase 5 Released

June 23, 2016 — Master of Orion introduces a host of refinements in the latest stage of Early Access that deploys today, June 24. Changes include enhanced AI, overhauled Game balancing, and User Experience (UX) improvements, and all these elements will continue to evolve as the game takes shape.

The main focus in the latest stage of Early Access has been perfecting game balance, injecting a real sense of pace, rhythm and flow as players build their empire across a volatile galaxy. These changes will make player decisions more meaningful, imbue them with interesting twists, and create a lasting imprint on the pages of galactic history.

At the core of these changes players will find a revamped trait system, and rebalanced planetary resource and population growth mechanics inspired by Master of Orion II(including by popular demand creative and un-creative traits) making each decision more impactful and each race more distinct.

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Commanders will also discover that planets are now more differentiated: biomes have a greater effect on colony growth, there are now multiple paths of planetary development each and everyone requiring careful planning from players in order to exploit their colonies to the max.

To add a wider range of ways to explore your surroundings, the new galaxy cluster type has been added.

If you were waiting to start your journey across the galaxy, now is your time to strike because the Master of Orion Collector’s Edition is taking part in the Steam and GoG.com summer sales, offering a discount of 30% for only two weeks.

Jump in your scout craft, keep sending us feedback, and continue to join WG Labs in the quest to “Conquer the Stars”.

The Master of Orion Collector’s Edition grants immediate access to the game in Early Access and is available at:

Banner Saga 2 Survival Mode Released For Free

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BALTIMORE, MD – Thursday, June 23rd, 2016Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced the release of an exciting new game mode for Banner Saga 2 owners – ‘Survival Mode’.  Throwing down the ultimate challenge in turn based, combat battle tactics, Survival Mode pushes players to the limit as they try to survive 40 back to back combat levels.

“Survival Mode is something we’ve been working on behind the scenes for a while now,” commented John Watson, Technical Director at Stoic.  “This is an entirely new experience within Banner Saga 2.  Our goal was to create a fun, tactical game mode where fans can play from a different perspective which focuses on strategy and the hard cost of death in combat.  We modified how the combat worked from the core game based on feedback from our community and put it through a closed beta to make sure that it was fun.  Thanks again to our dedicated fans for their continued support.” he added.

In survival mode players have to assemble a ‘combat’ team from a wide range of existing Banner Saga heroes. Once their team is complete, combat begins, but beware, perma-death in battle is real and once lost, a hero can not be brought back.  Each victory grants ‘Renown’ (one of the major currencies in the Banner Saga), which can be used to unlock more Heroes to replace ones that have fallen.  Items now drop in combat, or can be purchased with Renown,  so that you can constantly improve your combat team.  A 30-second timer keeps the action moving and leaderboards track how each player ranks against others.  All three difficulty levels are included in survival mode, so the hard core challenge is available to those who think they can make it all the way through.

“Although Stoic is a tiny indie studio and their time is precious, they have shown an unrelenting commitment to fans of the Banner Saga by producing more content for them to enjoy. ” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. ”The Banner Saga 2 just became a much bigger game with the core experience already lauded as one of 2016’s best games and now this new, free game mode included. We hope to get this update in the console launch later this Summer as well as make it a part of our mobile experience.” he concluded.

The FREE Survival Mode is available now for Banner Saga 2 owners (on PC and Mac).  Banner Saga 2 is also currently available to buy on Steam, GOG, Humble Store, GreenMan Gaming, EA’s Origin and other digital PC and Mac stores.

The Banner Saga and Banner Saga 2 which launched to much critical acclaim has received several awards and nominations, including winner of the 2014Geekie Awards for “Best Video Game”, winner of 2014 Game Developers Choice: “Best Debut” award, finalist placement for “Excellence in Visual Arts” category at the Independent Game Festival, 3 BAFTA Award Nominations, and winner of Pocket Gamer’s 2015 Best Adventure/RPG Game and Best Android Game of the Year. Banner Saga 2 is out now on PC/Mac and will be coming to consoles on July 26th 2016 and mobile devices later this summer.

To find Banner Saga 2 on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/281640/
To learn more about The Banner Saga and Banner Saga 2 visit:http://bannersaga.com
To learn more about Versus Evil visit: http://www.versusevil.com

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China Multiplayer Update Trailer

June 23, 2016 — Nothing quite shocks the senses like the chilly winds and intense air-battles of 1940s southeast Asia. Today’s summery FTSOC Steam update not only improves multiplayer features, but also retrofits cockpit view/support, starting with a functional inside rendition of the RAF’s tropical Spitfire Mk. V. Furthermore, a pair of new fighters have been made available namely the Allied P-47D “Thunderbolt” and the Japanese Ki-44 Shoki “Toji”, each with a decent selection of skins and over-the-radio voice shouts in American, Chinese, Russian and Japanese languages.

Steam Store URL: store.steampowered.com/app/365810
Game Website: AirCombatAction.com

“Cockpit/Contender” Update Overview:

  • Added support for cockpit view. Just getting started on fighter interiors. Buckle up in the Spitfire Mk. V fighter in the Multiplayer, Dogfight or Free Flight modes (press “V” to cycle cameras/cockpit).
  • Online features improved. Collapsed multiplayer JOIN/HOST menus for better overview and accessibility, improved lobby/match views, added Steam invites (via lobby and pause screens), Leaderboards readily accessible, Steam profile avatars used for both multiplayer games and match stats, adjusted formatting/layout to make native chat more pleasant (use RETURN/ENTER to toggle chat).
  • Multiplayer modes. Flying below 200 ft partially hides you allowing for interesting escapes and sudden “jumps” on opponents. Player health for all multiplayer modes now displayed in the match stats/overview.
  • Visuals. Improved scene rendering for increased shadow and tree stability on (resulting in a less distractive landscape view).
  • Just for fun. Implemented real-time “documentary” color modes; sepia, black & white and vintage filters (available via the DISPLAY SETTINGS menu).
  • Two new fighter aircraft. P-47D “Thunderbolt” and Ki-44 Shōki “Toji” fighters with multiple skins and voice shouts.

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Mafia III Family Kick-Back Trailer

2K today released the Mafia III Family Kick-Back Trailer which showcases exclusive vehicles and weapons available by pre-ordering Mafia III. Learn more at our blog here: https://mafiagame.com/#!/article/en-family-kick-back-pre-order-bonus

Building a criminal empire takes muscle and firepower. As the new boss in town, your new family is showing its loyalty with kick-back gifts. The Family Kick-Back pre-order bonus includes:

  • Three exclusive cars
    • Lassiter Leopard
    • Smith Moray MX 100
    • Berkley Stallion
  • Three exclusive guns
    • Gator Shotgun
    • Camo Sniper
    • Trench 1938 Submachine Gun

And don’t forget to check out the Mafia III – E3 2016 Gameplay Reveal, viewable on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REiXl6QE9VI

To learn more about Mafia III, which will be released on October 7, check out the game’s Facebook and Twitter channels.

Mordheim: City of the Damned Witch Hunters DLC Screenshots

Mordheim: City of the Damned, the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s cult classic tabletop game, today welcomes its new playable warband! After seducing players worldwide with its brutal and unforgiving tactical combat, Mordheim gets a new playable faction – The Witch Hunters – which joins four existing ones: the Mercenaries, the Sisters of Sigmar, the Skaven and the Cult of the Possessed. The Witch Hunters DLC is composed of lethal units such as the Witch Hunter Captain, the fanatic Flagellant and the Executioner. This faction will of course be playable in multiplayer, but will also offer a new and unique solo campaign scenario dedicated entirely to the Witch Hunters!

Amidst the rivalries and violence that splits the Empire, sinister forces creep back into the lands of men. Against these evils stand the Witch Hunters, remorseless warriors in service to the Temple of Sigmar. The witch practicing her fell magic, the mutant spreading its corruption of flesh, the necromancer violating the sanctity of the grave, the daemon seeking to possess souls – these are the foes of the Witch Hunter. The Witch Hunters will allow nothing to waver them in their defense of mankind against these evils. They are the Templars of Sigmar, and with sword and fire they will return their god’s justice to Mordheim.

Aside the release of the Witch Hunters DLC, Rogue Factor have continued working hard adding new content and fixes based on all the precious feedback and comments from the player community. More details available here.

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Umbrella Corps PS4 and PC Launch Trailer

June 21, 2016 – Fast-paced third person shooter Umbrella Corps arrives today on PS4 and PC for digital download across North America and Europe for MSRP $29.99/ €29.99 / £24.99. The competitive online game will feature quick, intense matches in compact battle zones themed from historic  Resident Evil environments. These maps are based on familiar fan-favorite locales such as the Village from RE4, Raccoon City, RPD Police Station, Umbrella lab, and more.

An Upgrade Pack featuring a collection of iconic Resident Evil character skins (Leon, Chris, Wesker and more), weapons, patches, custom colors, and emotes is available as an add-on for an MSRP of $14.99/ €14.99 / £11.99. The Deluxe Edition includes both the game and the Upgrade Pack contents together at a discounted cost of $39.99/ €39.99 / £32.99.

Capcom will be supporting Umbrella Corps with free post-launch downloadable content in the coming months including maps based on the Mansion from the first RE and Lanshiang from RE6, as well as a free-for-all “4 Survivors” mode.

Space Run Galaxy Launch Trailer

June 17, 2016 – Developed by Passtech Games, Space Run Galaxy is now available on Steam! Space Run Galaxy is the sequel to 2014’s Space Run, the game from one-man studio Passtech, which attracted over hundreds of thousands of players thanks to its dynamic and original gameplay. Our previous Gameplay Trailer showed you the ropes of space running, today we let you move on to practice with our Launch Trailer. Strap on your seatbelt, recharge your shields and warm up your reactors, it’s going to be a bumpy intergalactic ride!

Set 20 years after the original game, Captain Buck Mann has now set up his very own intergalactic courier service. You’re a member of Mann’s team of space runners, racing to deliver precious goods from planet to planet! Reinforce your modular ships with armaments including laser turrets, missile launchers and energy shields, while leaving enough room for your cargo. Fly fast – the quicker you arrive at your destination, the better the rewards!

  • User-created contracts – Take on contracts from other players for better rewards and unlimited replayability
  • Intergalactic player market – Trade hard-earned goods with your fellow space runners to sell off extra supplies, or snap up a tidy bargain
  • New corporations offer riskier jobs – Carry the extra fragile cargo of XenoPrime, or risk transporting The Force’s highly dangerous weapon prototypes (which may even endanger your own ship!)
  • Fresh dangers await – Face off against brand new boss-type enemies, such as deadly pirate ships and huge space monsters…
  • Deep customization – Customize the shape, size, and color of any ships you acquire during your adventure. There’s no restriction for what ship you use in each mission, letting you get creative with every run!

Space Run Galaxy is now available on Steam for PC.

Farming Simulator 17 – E3 Trailer

June 16, 2016 – The hit simulation from Giants Software has been a mainstay in the video game market for more than 3 years. The two previous versions of Farming Simulator have attracted almost 5 million players on consoles and PC worldwide. This huge community of players has been eagerly awaiting fresh news about Farming Simulator 17, which will launch simultaneously at the end of 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The game is being showcased this year at E3 2016 to unveil its new features: a new environment, new vehicles, a new animal to breed, and new gameplay mechanics that increase the game’s richness and depth every year, but also to make it more accessible for both existing fans and new players.

The CGI trailer unveiled today reveals some of the new prestigious brands that join the farming frenzy in this installment, such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. With more than 60 brands and 200 vehicles faithfully reproduced, Farming Simulator 17 offers a complete simulation filled with a vast range of content.

Among the many new features to be announced in the coming months for Farming Simulator 17, we are happy to unveil that modding support – which is exceptionally popular on PC – is making its grand debut on consoles! With Farming Simulator 17, all the players will be able to download content created by the passionate community of Farming Simulator players, including vehicles, animals, scenery elements and much more, opening up the possibilities of an ever-evolving Farming Simulator 17 experience.

In the coming months even more new features of Farming Simulator 17 will be unveiled, so stay tuned!

Farming Simulator 17 will release at the end of 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The Surge E3 2016 Trailer

June 16, 2016 – The Surge is the newest sci-fi Action RPG set in the near-future from developer Deck13. Slice and dismember your way deeper and deeper into CREO, an institution developed to save the world, but with disastrous consequences. The E3 Trailer introduces to a dystopian world based on a worst case scenario for Earth.

Fronted by Jonah Guttenberg, CREO sets out to reverse the detrimental atmospheric effects of global warming, firstly by repairing our damaged atmosphere, but as their ambitions grew and their plans began to fail, CREO set out to save itself…

Members of CREO’s workforce are fitted with expandable, powered exo-suits supplying the employee with both power and super-human strength. They are also able to attach new practical tool extensions to the exoskeleton.

Something in CREO went horribly wrong, and you as the player must use this exo-suit and a plethora of make-shift weapons and armor upgrades to survive. Slice and smash deeper and deeper into the mysterious mega-corporation to discover what happened, and how you can stop it.

In the E3 trailer, fight for the first time with our reluctant hero, discovering a few of the exo-suit modules that you can equip and upgrade. With a heavy emphasis on environmental storytelling and Deck13’s classic duel-style combat system expanded and enhanced with unique limb targeting mechanics, there are thousands of combinations of armor and make-shift weapons to dismantle, craft, and merge with your exo-suit.

Exploit the synergy of man and machine when The Surge releases in 2017 on consoles and PC.