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Four years in, Old School RuneScape’s authentic 2007 PvP gameplay is attracting more players than ever and celebrating its birthday in style!
It’s time to party like it’s 2007 as Old School RuneScape, the revived and original vanilla MMORPG, marks its fourth anniversary with in-game celebrations, additional world servers for its increasing player base, and the announcement of its next high-profile eSports tournament. Introduced in February 2013, Old School RuneScape takes players back in time to deliver a recreation of Jagex’s iconic MMORPG as it was 10 years ago. Since its resurrection, Old School RuneScape has continued to embrace, celebrate, and expand on its origins to provide a truly nostalgic PvP experience for its growing legions of players.
Old School RuneScape is treating itself to a birthday present with the addition of multiple new world servers. Adding more space to the game world to satisfy the expanding player numbers, the new servers will enable tens of thousands more to join with the hundreds of thousands who play the vintage MMO every day. From today, Old School RuneScape is also hosting an in-game event that invites players to don their party hats and make merry with iconic game characters such as Party Pete and King Roald, and ultimately receive birthday-themed rewards.
For such an authentically low-fi game, Old School RuneScape continues to build a high profile presence in eSports. Premiered in 2016, Old School RuneScape’s Deadman tournaments offer the ultimate in high-risk, high-reward as players compete in an unrelenting, player-vs-player survival game mode. Deadman Invitational 5, the first of 2017’s tournaments, is now open for registration. This hardcore competitive gaming tournament will see players fight to the death, with a 2000:1 chance of survival, in a bid to secure a $10,000 prize. Players can now register their interest in Deadman Invitational 5, which will see the final take place at ESL studio 1 in Leicester, UK, on the 25th March.
Helios Production Announces: Black Day!
Helios Production, French indie studio, is proud to reveal today its shooter: Black Day
Black Day offers a sandbox solo tactical military simulation experience you can tweak at will.
In Black Day, players will have the choice between 6 missions in various environments, with customizable settings (Day / Night, equipment, number and types of enemies) with different difficulties settings going from a fun stealth to a very challenging mission similar to what you can find in ArmA 3.
To succeed in your missions, you will be able to use a complete weapon set including 20 weapons, frag, smoke and EMP grenades. Players will also be able to choose between first and third person view.
Watch the trailer of Black Day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1wne1a8qo&feature=youtu.be
Railway Yard Master – Train simulator of a different kind hits Apple App Store
Railway Yard Master – a train simulator of a different kind – has been launched on Apple App Store with a promise of being the most intense simulation game that will keep you on your toes the moment you hit the play button.
Checkout the game trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1DOHpAi7IU
You are in charge of an entire train station and as a station master you are on a mission to ensure that trains on your station arrive and depart on time, do not collide with each other, go on their specified routes, and much more – all this without missing timetable. While it may sound easy, it is anything but!
You will use only the control board which is available for the station master to manage most of the things. On the control board the trains are seen as red Blocks on rail. In real world, the trains move faster but on the control panel, Trains are slow.
So do you have it in you to be – the best Railway Yard Master?
Bandit Six and Bandit Six: Salvo Land on Daydream
Climax Studios are bringing their critical acclaimed and number 1 selling VR titles Bandit Six and Bandit Six: Salvo to Google Daydream. Bandit Six launches today and Salvo arrives Thursday, 23rdFebruary.
Strap on your Google Daydream and man the tail guns of a World War 2 bomber fending off swarms of attacking fighters as they close in for the kill. You’ll face the enemy’s deadliest aerial weapons, from the iconic Me109 to V2 rockets, jets and missiles.
Bandit Six delivers an intense first-person arcade aerial combat experience offering more than 30 blastacular missions set amidst skies swarming with tracer, flak, flames and planes. So, man the guns and join the fight.
Bandit Six is available today on the Google Play Store for £2.49/$2.99/3.49 euro. It is also available on Samsung Gear VR.
Bandit Six: Salvo
Bandit Six: Salvo thrusts you head first into the heart of war. You must skilfully defend key positions against waves of incoming enemy forces by blasting the hell of them. First, strategically position your gun turrets on your War Room map table for maximum effect, then go first person and man your machine guns, mortars and cannons to gun down hordes of enemy bombers, helicopters, landing craft, tanks, jeeps and much more before they destroy you and take your position.
From the beaches of Britain to the snowy ruins of Stalingrad, to the sun-baked Pacific you’ll face tougher and more challenging missions against ever increasing numbers of enemy forces.
Bandit Six Salvo releases on the 23rd February and is a free to try title. Players will be able to download and try the first 3 levels for free. Full game unlock is available for £2.49/$2.99/3.49 euro. It is also available on Samsung Gear VR.
For additional information on Bandit Six and Bandit Six: Salvo visit http://www.climaxstudios.com/ or follow @climaxstudios on Twitter.
Galaga Wars: PAC-MAN Update!
Over a million pilots have joined the fight against the swarm. This time, an anomaly has occurred in deep space, where a gigantic maze-cube is spawning legions of ghosts! Only one ship can beat these enemies: It’s yellow. It’s round. It’s hungry for action. It’s the PAC-MAN ship!
BANDAI NAMCO and PALADIN STUDIOS are proud to present a major update to Galaga Wars. In this update, you can unlock the special PAC-MAN ship, which completely changes the visuals of the beloved Galaga into the beautiful neon arcade from the classic maze game.
With this update, you can now hunt the elusive Maple enemy. This special alien appears in sectors, and when killed, drops precious Credits. You can use these Credits to unlock the Pac-Man ship!
Building on the feedback from the community, the twin ship and abilities now last throughout hyperspace. Navigating the menus is streamlined with an all-new Hangar, where you can browse and select your favourite ships. The interface has been improved in many ways, bringing new vital information about the space battle to you.
Cities: Skylines Coming to Xbox One This Year
Paradox Interactive, a publisher that consoles the world with great games, today announced that Cities: Skylines, the award-winning management game will release for Xbox One and Windows 10 this year. Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition, optimized for play on a controller by Tantalus Media, will bring the game to new audiences worldwide when it launches in Spring 2017, allowing players to build and manage everything from small towns to sprawling metropolitan cities. Along with the core Cities: Skylines game, the Xbox One Edition and Windows 10 Edition will also include Cities: Skylines – After Dark, the game’s first expansion, which adds tourism and nightlife options to the robust feature list.
Cities: Skylines is a best-selling management game, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, and coming very soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 with all its deep gameplay and unique charm along for the ride. The Xbox One Edition and Windows 10 Edition includes the award-winning base game, bundled together with the popular After Dark expansion, allowing players to plan and design for their cities’ nightlife and tourist attractions.
Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition and Cities: Skylines – Windows 10 Edition will feature:
- Build the city of your dreams: Plan road networks, bus lines and parks. Bring on a smog-filled industrial revolution or create a quiet beach town ideal for tourists powered by renewable energy. Bring education, healthcare and safety to your citizens. Build it your way!
- Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Playing as the mayor of your city, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, firefighting, healthcare and much more, along with your city’s economy. Citizens within your city react fluidly, keeping you on your toes with ever-evolving demands.
- Extensive local traffic simulation: Managing traffic and the needs of your citizens to work and play will require the use of several interactive transport systems – use careful road planning alongside buses, trains, subways, and much more.
- Districts and policies: Be more than just another city hall official! Create a car-free downtown area, assign free public transport to your waterfront, or ban pets in suburbia.
Gambitious Digital Entertainment and Developer Sobaka Announce Brute-Force Brawler Redeemer
Gambitious Digital Entertainment has revealed independent developer Sobaka’s Redeemer, a top-down, close-quarters action game coming later this year to Windows PC through Steam and GOG.com.
Redeemer’s single-player story follows a former elite operative whose violent past finally catches up with him after years of living in hiding within a remote mountain monastery. Punch, kick, hammer, hack, smash and shoot through hordes of enemies on a merciless mission for justice against the shadowy corporate forces you once worked for. From hard-hitting stealth takedowns to over-the-top environmental kills, every move bursts with raw energy and visceral sound design.
For the latest updates from Redeemer, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/447290