Kingdom Rush HD – A Game for iPad

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Uncategorized

Kingdom Rush HD is a poplar iPad game. It sells $2.99 on iPad and is cool to play. The world’s most devilishly addictive tower defense game – Kingdom Rush: Frontiers!

There is an official trailer.

Kingdom Rush have the following highlights:

1.Epic defense battles that will hook you for hours!

2.Command your soldiers and see them engage in hand to hand cartoon battles!

3.8 specialized tower upgrades to customize your strategy! Mighty Barbarians, Arcane Wizards, Forest Rangers to name a few.

4. Over 18 tower abilities! Have your Sorcerers summon earth elementals and polymorph your enemies!

5. Over 30 different enemies, from Goblins to Demons each with their own skills! (Beware of the mountain Trolls!)

6.Intense boss fights never seen on a defense game!

7. Hours of gameplay with over 50 achievements

8. Extra game modes that will challenge your tactical skills to the limit.

9.High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art!

10. In-game encyclopedia with information from your towers and enemies.

Modern Warfare 3: MW2 Map Terminal Availabe For Free On Xbox Live

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox

‘No Russian’ multiplayer map returns to Modern Warfare courtesy of Infinity Ward.

Modern Warfare 3 players can now get the first, free classic map for the game, with Modern Warfare 2 airport map Terminal now available on Xbox Live.

Hit the link to download the 65MB map for free.

It’s not the only classic map set to return to new CoD titles – tight Black Ops map NukeTown is a pre-order bonus for Treyarch’s future-set sequel.

Expect Terminal on PC and PS3 in a month.

GTA 5 Behind Closed Doors, E3 Rumours Persist – Report

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, Sony

Forum post thinks GTA 5 info is incoming in July, while behind-the-scenes conversations suggest Rockstar has already shown the game.

All’s quiet from Rockstar on GTA 5 these days, but a recent forum post on the official GTA forums seems to believe more information is incoming.

Most interesting is the revelation that Forum user bud23 – who claims to be a freelance writer for what seems like a number of European magazines – has been speaking to people that might have seen GTA 5.

The forum post talks of a journalist at E3 2012 who, behind closed doors with “the boss of Sony in an european country,” discussed GTA 5. The Sony representative claims to have seen GTA 5 in action.

The post then mentions that three major magazine publications -GameInformer, OXM and PSM – who already have previews of GTA 5 ready. 

The thread post then speculates that GTA 5 will receive some information in July, with a release date of October 2012.

There’s a lot of decent points made here, though admittedly most of it is speculative and without any real conclusive evidence – it’s certainly worth reading if you’re hopeful for an October 2012 GTA 5 release date, or indeed any details whatsoever.

Take it all with a pinch of salt, of course, there’s no real facts here.

Minecraft Update 1.3: Emeralds, NPC Trading & Tripwires

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, NDS, Xbox

The PC version of Minecraft to get a whole host of new features and bug fixes.

We’re going to need someway of distinguishing the PC and Xbox 360 versions of Minecraft for you. With both games running wildly different versions, this could get a little confusing for people.

Anyway, Minecraft (on the PC, that is) will soon be getting a patch bringing it to version 1.3 with a slew of new features and updates.

The biggest new addition is the overhauling of the underlying system, now enabling single-player worlds get easily converted to multiplayer servers.

The resulting demands on the CPU has increased, however, meaning older rigs running Minecraft might not be as smooth as before. Jens Bergensten insists Mojang is looking into optimising this, but it won’t be done until the next update with 1.4.

Other new features include new resource emerald, which acts as currency for the game and can be used to trade with NPCs who, depending on profession, can buy, sell or enchant items.

Tripwires have been added too, bringing yet another way of initiating your redstone mechanisms and assist in building defenses against zombies.

Adventure Mode is now a thing, meaning you can create worlds and quests for the community to jump into without the abililty to destroy your creations.

More steps have been included too and, finally, items can be placed on half slabs rather than floating mystically in the air.

That’s the majority of the new features coming in Minecraft version 1.3, but full-time Minecrafter’s might want to take a look at Redstonehelper’s Reddit thread, where a detailed rundown of every new feature and bug fix has been compiled.

Far Cry 3: "Not About Cheap Thrills & Titillation" – Ubisoft

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players

Far Cry 3 caused a stir at E3 2012, with breasts, nudity, guns, tiger death and drug induced insanity. Ubisoft asks everyone to calm down.

Far Cry 3 is well worthy of its mature age certificate. Ubisoft’s pre-E3 showing of the game rammed more breasts, swears, blood, gore and drugs than we could keep track of. 

Speaking with NowGamer, Far Cry 3 level design director Mark Thompson explained that the controversy will be delivered in a mature and adult fashion.

“We have a lot of respect for our subject matter,” Thompson explained, “we approach it with maturity and honesty. Moreover we respect gamers, and we know that they will treat the material with the same respect, after all we are adults making a game for adults.”

“It’s not about cheap thrills and titillation, it’s about exploring mature themes in ways that other entertainment media have being doing for years.”

“We aren’t doing anything that hasn’t been seen on post-watershed television, but the reaction has been that we are taking a risk, or being bold, because those areas of life are often left unexplored in games, especially in the FPS genre, where Far Cry 3 will really stand out as a different experience.”

You can check out our full Far Cry 3 interview later this week.

Black Ops 2: Treyarch Clarifies How Player Choices Impact Multiple Endings

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players will be able to affect the outcome of the game in multiple ways, Treyarch has confirmed.

Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch has clarified exactly how players of the futuristic Call of Duty sequel will be able to have an impact on the game’s conclusion.

When Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was announced, it was revealed that players would be able to experience different endings – but how each ending differs has been a source of some confusion.

We reported on how each Black Ops 2 ending would be presented with “different Geo-Political wrappers”, but Trearch has now confirmed to NowGamer that possibilities for a distinct ending actually go much deeper.

Black Ops 2 aims to tell the players story, and will feature key moments in the game where players can influence what happens in that story, Treyarch told us.

Characters – including key figures – can live or die depending on the choices players make. Black Ops 2’s story is made up of multiple arcs, with narrative threads such as those followng the main character, villian and world stage, all affecting the conclusion of the overall story.

The outcome of Black Ops 2 campaign’s Strike Force missions will influence the world stage portion of the overall story arc, Treayarch confirmed, and how well you do in Strike Force will shape the outcome of the overarching cold war.

Black Ops 2 is set to hit PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on 13 November – Treyarch is widely expected to show the game’s multiplayer modes sometime ahead of release.

Daily iPhone App: The Act combines great cartoon art with iOS gameplay

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Apple, iPhone

The Act is, I will say, probably one of the most interesting experiments I’ve ever seen show up on the App Store. I don’t know if it’s entirely successful, but even at the current price of $2.99, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. It does some very interesting things with interactive storytelling and animation that have to be seen to be believed.

The Act is a game by React Entertainment, a company that has at least one famous 2D animation vet in its background. As you can probably tell by the screenshot above, it’s a game that’s been entirely hand animated, and the art is just plain beautiful — the characters pop off of the screen like a Disney movie. There’s no dialogue at all, so the story is told strictly through animation and music, and yet it all comes across very well.

The interactive part of the game arrives in certain sections, where you need to swipe to the right or left on the screen to keep “the act” going. This is perhaps the biggest fault of the “game” — all of your cues come from the on-screen animation, so it’s often hard to tell exactly what you’re supposed to be doing and when. But the game does get clearer as it goes on — by the third interactive scene or so, I had a pretty good idea of when I was doing it right and when I was doing something wrong.

Even with those issues around feedback (the game definitely could have been a little more designed for accessibility), The Act still respectably takes some bold moves with its gameplay, and again, that animation is just gorgeous. If you’re a fan of games or good old fashioned hand-drawn animation at all, definitely check this one out.

Daily iPhone App: The Act combines great cartoon art with iOS gameplay originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Five apps to help you prepare for the non-stop tennis of Wimbledon

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Apple, iPhone, others

It’s the end of June, and for tennis fans that means it’s time for Wimbledon. The UK tennis tournament kicks off Monday, June 25. Whether you’ll be attending in London or watching from afar, we have a list of apps that’ll help you follow the matches from your iPhone and even brush up on your own tennis skills.

Official Wimbledon app (Free)

The official Wimbledon app is for fans who don’t want to miss any of the action. The app lets you keep track of live scores and even listen to matches on one of the three Wimbledon Radio stations. Player profiles, schedules and on-demand video round out this excellent app. If you’re in the UK, you also can download the BBC’s iPlayer app which will have even more coverage.

Tennis Trakker Pro ($12.99)

Tennis Trakker Pro is a statistics app that’ll let you keep track of a tennis player’s performance. You can record the outcome of each point in a tennis match and use this information to identify a player’s strengths and weaknesses. The app has a cloud component that’ll let you upload match information for future reference and also share it with others who can watch the updates in real-time using ScoreTrakker. This cloud feature does require a subscription which is available via an in-app purchase. New users are eligible for a free 90-day trial of the upload service. There’s also a lite version of the app which will let you evaluate it for free.

Flick Tennis: College Wars HD ($3.99)

Flick Tennis: College Wars HD is for those idle moments when you are tired of tennis highlights and want to settle down with an entertaining game. Flick Tennis isn’t a simple back and forth volleying game. It has a storyline that lets you play the role of tennis prodigy Kevin Adams who must fight against the odds to become the best tennis player in the world. There are three modes in the game including story, exhibition and multiplayer. Story and exhibition mode have both single and double matches, while multiplayer mode lets you play head-to-head against a friend on the same device. The game has 11 tennis courts, 10 players and even 35 comic book cut-scenes which add to the plot in story mode.

Tennis Clinic ($4.99)

Tennis Clinic is for the budding tennis star who wants a portable pocket reference. The app is filled with video tutorials from tennis pros who cover the basic strokes, specialty strokes and other tips & tricks that’ll help improve your game. All the tutorial videos are embedded into the app which means you don’t have to worry about finding a fast internet connection when you want to watch a video. Because the lessons are included, the app is a hefty 571 MB.

USTA Mobile (Free)

The USTA app is for US tennis players who want to keep track of United States Tennis Association leagues and tournaments while on the go. You can find tournaments and review the draw. Once you’ve picked a tournament or a league, you can register for them right from your phone. The app also keeps tracks of players so you can view their records and gain a competitive edge before you start your first serve.

Five apps to help you prepare for the non-stop tennis of Wimbledon originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sat, 23 Jun 2012 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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‘Several Thousand’ Diablo 3 Accounts Suspended Or Banned – Blizzard

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, others

Blizzard punishes Diablo 3 cheaters for violating its terms of use, suspending accounts and banning others for using bots, hacks and exploits.

Diablo 3 account suspensions and outright bans are into the “several thousand” according to Blizzard, which has confirmed that it has taken action against players running bots and hacks

“We recently issued a round of account suspensions and bans to several thousand Diablo 3 players who were in violation of the Terms of Use for cheating and/or using botting or hacking programs while playing,” community manager Zarhym wrote on the Diablo 3 forums.

“In addition to undermining the spirit of fair play that’s essential to everyone’s enjoyment of the game, botting, hacking, and other such exploitive behavior can contribute to stability and performance issues with the service.

“As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and fun online-gaming experience for legitimate players is a top priority for us, and we’ll be continuing to keep watch on and take action as needed.”

Blizzard previously warned it would take action against players using cheats, hacks and exploits.

An outright ban will mean players can no longer play any version of Diablo 3, which relies on a connection to run.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Heading To Wii And Wii U – Report

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, Wii

Black Ops 2 seems set to launch for Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U consoles later in 2012.

Black Ops 2 could be headed to both the Wii and Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U according to reports.

Dutch retail site has a listing for Black Ops 2, while the latest  Nintendo Gamer mag has a Wii U preview for Black Ops 2 which hints at further details on the game’s “Wii U functionality” in the following issue.

The Black Ops 2 Wii U preview carries an ETA of November.

Treyarch’s Call of Duty games have a habit of hitting the Wii, with World at War and Black Ops both ported to the console – as were CoD4 and Modern Warfare 3.

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