Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Beta now live!

Just wanted to remind you that Wildlands Open Beta is now live and you can download the game from UPlay! I hated The Division for the lack of open space but after the closed beta of this game I really liked it even though it had it's flaws. I've heard that it works better now and has more stable FPS. Oh and at the moment their servers are dead so you…

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Quick look at Shadowrun Chronicles thanks to Games Rocket!

Just got another game from Games Rocket for testing - this time it's Shadowrun Chronicles, an Early Access game developed by Cliffhanger Productions and published by Nordic Games GmbH as part of Jordan Weisman's Shadowrun fictional universe. The game was crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The game is a tactical action RPG in isometric 3D. It has a single player mode and 4-player co-op mode as well which is probably why I'm into this…

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SimCity modder removes always online restriction

Here’s a positive story for today. UKAzzer from United Kingdom successfully hacked the game so you don’t really need to be online after all. Check out the story on Gamespot. Bullet points with recent modding discoveries: Players have reverse engineered modding. Significant parts of the game's code is in Javascript. The game can be played without an internet connection indefinitely after modding. Can only stay in one city. SimCity has…

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Fallout Online beta signups!

Fallout Online from Interplay is going to happen soon. It is not, in fact, created by Bethesda, but by the original company that created Fallout (Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics as well). You can sign up for the newsletter to try and get beta access at interplay.com!

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Age of Empires Online – sign up now!

Our earlier post about new project  Spartan turned out to be Age of Empires Online! A free RTS by Microsoft, it’s focused on multiplayer gameplay, cooperative gameplay and some single player content. You can sign up for beta access right now by clicking logo below:

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Company of Heroes Online: soon to be released in the West

Company of Heroes Online - the free-to-play version of the classic PC real-time strategy game that's previously only been available in Asia - is going to be released in the West, publisher THQ said today. Company of Heroes Western launch will see the original 2006 title essentially re-released. Multiplayer will become "persistent", requiring you to create a character then log hours and win matches to advance in rank. Or, if…

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European Space Agency likes online games!

Here’s a cool news for all the space geeks:

“Video gaming has become one of the globe’s most popular pastimes. Fans say games are often educational, their detractors answer they are anything but. Might ESA have something to learn from gaming? A new Agency study says the answer is yes.

It comes from ESA’s Technology Observatory, which is tasked with scanning non-space sectors to look for developments with potential for spin-in or joint research. The study, Online Game Technology for Space Education and System Analysis, looks at potential applications of different online game-playing technologies from the simplest content-oriented games through to Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) virtual worlds.

The study highlights a number of ways in which these technologies could benefit ESA aims: immersive environments based on these technologies could enhance collaborative working of project scientists and engineers. It was also recognised that exciting online games could prove an excellent tool for promoting space and supporting the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths.

As part of the study, a video of a potential future game environment was produced, showing future human exploration of Jupiter’s ice moon Europa.

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