FunCom released some interesting information to their investors today. Namely, the price points of the monthly subscription for Age of Conan, the upcoming MMO based in Hyboria.
Key pricing parameters for the game will be:
o The Standard game SKU will have a Suggested Retail Price (SRP) of 59.99 USD in North America and at 49.99 Euro in the European markets.
o The subscription fee will be priced at 14.99 USD in North America and 12.99 Euro in the European markets (plus VAT where applicable)
The prequel to Quake II, called Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars has been delighting PC gamers for a little while now. The console version, however, is due out in Summer for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 game consoles. Some new screenshots from the console version were released today.
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Paul Oakenfold’s Miami concert where he dazzled the audience with his Bourne Conspiracy soundtrack is now available through Yahoo! Music for your listening pleasure.
Sierra Entertainment and Yahoo! today announced that the concert event that kicked-off this year’s Winter Music Conference, The Bourne Sessions™, is now online. The 80 minute set, featuring world renowned DJ, remixer and producer Paul Oakenfold was filmed during a live performance in front of a packed house at one of Miami’s most renowned super clubs, Mansion. The full concert is accompanied by the exclusive premiere of The Bourne Conspiracy™’s music video for the single ‘Falling,’ produced and performed by Oakenfold and featuring Atlantic recording artist Cee-Lo Green.
As co-presenter of ‘The Bourne Sessions,’ Yahoo! will host the event and music video to viewers worldwide through Yahoo! Music http://music.yahoo.com.
Looks like gamers who pick up the PC version of Mass Effect will be able to download the content expansion, Bring Down the Sky, for free according to ShackNews. This is in contrast to the DLC for the Xbox 360 version, which was sold to gamers instead. The PC version is set for release on May 28th.
Some new screenshots for Guitar Hero: On Tour, for the Nintendo DS, were released today. The game will be packaged with the Guitar Grip peripheral and will be released sometime in the Summer.
Screenshots After the Break.
For the first time, hand held gamers will have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) upcoming Guitar Hero®: On Tour for Nintendo DSTM. The game will deliver a unique Guitar Hero® experience by challenging hand held gamers to rock out and prove their shredding skills on the most diverse set list of master tracks ever offered in a Guitar Hero game, including classic rock, alternative and pop favorites such as Nirvana, OK Go and No Doubt.
The game will be packaged with a revolutionary Guitar HeroTM Guitar GripTM peripheral that fits snugly into the DS and a unique Guitar Hero pick-stylus that brings a new dimension to handheld gaming and the core gameplay that defines Guitar Hero. Guitar Hero: On Tour has been designed specifically for the DS platform and will offer the DS audience an all-new compelling music experience.
Reflexive Entertainment’s Airport Mania: First Flight has been officially released today for PC and Mac platforms. Retailing for $19.99, Airport Mania: First Flight is a casual airport sim/construction game that takes players to eight different airports and 84 levels of play.
More information on purchasing the title as well as downloading the trial can be found here.
Reflexive Entertainment (www.reflexive-inc.com) is proud to announce the release of Airport Mania™: First Flight. In addition to today’s expected PC release, Reflexive is very excited to announce that the Mac release of the game, previously scheduled for June, has also been released, creating everyone’s favorite airport moment: an early arrival.
Airport Mania: First Flight takes players on an adventurous trip through 8 different airports. Along the way players will land a variety of planes, upgrade the airport with an assortment of fun gadgets, and work hard to ensure that their customers aren’t delayed at the gate. The gameplay will challenge players to quickly respond to the line of airplanes coming into the airport, rewarding quick reactions and strategic planning.
Featuring comical music, 8 amusing locations, 84 whimsical levels, and fun Easter egg surprises, Airport Mania: First Flight is an enjoyable gaming experience for everyone in the family that is sure to put a smile on the faces of those who play it.
Battlefront has announced that you can now pre-order its upcoming Strategic Command 2 expansion, Patton Drives East. By pre-ordering here, you get ten dollars off the ‘Download & Mail’ option in which they not only allow you download the game but will also ship a physical copy to your home. Patton Drives East chronicles an alternate history where Patton leads the charge into Eastern Europe to free it from the grip of Russia.
Battlefront.com and Fury Software have just announced that the second expansion in the acclaimed Strategic Command 2 grand strategy series is now open for Pre-Orders! This expansion costs $25 and is scheduled for an official release in May via http://www.battlefront.com/ only, and will be available for Digital Delivery (download), Mail Delivery (CD) as well as a combined Download & Mail Delivery version.
Pre-Order now and get all of the following:
• Priority Advance Notification of the games release by email
• Download the game as soon as it is officially released in May
• Hardcopy of the game (on CD) will be sent you via mail after release
• Save $10 on the ‘Download & Mail’ delivery option! After release you will have to pay $35, but as a Pre-Order customer you only need to pay $25.
Looks like there have been some more additions to the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors set at the LA Convention Center running the 25th through 27th of April. They have added a panel featuring the stars of the cult CBS series, Midnight. Also, author of World War Z, Max Brooks will be in attendance as well as Buffy/Hatchet actress Mercedes McNab. GamingShogun will be in attendance at the event to bring you the latest from the world of horror and genre films.
You can find the Fangoria WoH website including ticket information here.
GameStop has posted the details regarding the collector’s edition of Fallout 3. The CE will include a Vault Boy Bobblehead, 100 pg art book, Making-Of DVD, and to contain all these goodies is a Vault-Tec Lunchbox!
The PC CE retails for $69.99 while the console CEs retail for $79.99. GameStop lists the release date as October 7th, 2008.
The first trailer for Resident Evil 5 is out and we have it here for you. The game’s story is supposedly similar to that of ‘Black Hawk Down’. This time around, the player controls Chris Redfield. Capcom has made the environment a big part of this title by adding such elements as heat stroke. If our hero, Chris, is left out in the heat too long he will start hallucinating! This one is going to be a scarefest.
You can find the full video interview here.