EA BioWare™ has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art customer service center in Galway, Ireland. The new facility, BioWare’s first outside of North America, will provide 24/7 support for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, the award-winning story-driven massively multiplayer online game from BioWare and LucasArts. BioWare Ireland is recruiting another 200 jobs in preparation for one of the biggest game launches of the year. Star Wars: The Old Republic will be released in North America this December 20th. Read the rest of this entry »
Independent game developer Spooky Squid Games has announced that its upcoming Xbox Live Indie Game They Bleed Pixels will feature guest levels created by four indie developers. Featuring a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action.
They Bleed Pixels tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent Lovecraftian nightmares. The game features a robust one button combat system and a mid-level save system that requires players to execute stylish kills in order to earn checkpoints. Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver-based Strangeloop Networks has announced its latest product – Mobile Site Optimizer – the first website acceleration solution designed from the ground up to meet the specific needs of mobile users. Mobile Site Optimizer (MSO) – which is currently in beta and will be available in Q4 of this year – is the latest in a series of industry firsts for Strangeloop. The company was also the first to offer advanced site optimization via the cloud, as well as the first to integrate Google’s SPDY protocol into its products. Read the rest of this entry »
As follow up to the release of Burn The Rope: Worlds, Big Blue Bubble has released new trailers for their next projects, Fling A Thing and Hamster Cannon, both of which will soon be available for download to your iOS and Android devices. Also coming soon from the prolific game developer is Dark Incursions, a 3D-style iPhone title with side-scrolling, hack and slash game play that takes place amidst an industrial revolution and a world war in a late 1800’s alternate reality setting. Read the rest of this entry »
Following his critically acclaimed music for Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, British Academy award-winning composer Jesper Kyd has written and produced the original score for Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, the fourth installment in Ubisoft’s immensely popular video game franchise, alongside music composed by Lorne Balfe. To reflect the story’s multicultural setting of 16th Century Constantinople, Jesper Kyd has crafted a rich and evocative hybrid music score drawing on Greek, Renaissance and Middle-Eastern instrumentation, while combining his emotional melodic writing and acoustic/electronic styles associated with the series. Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be available on November 15th for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC. Read the rest of this entry »
Go!Speed!Go! is the latest all-ages arcade racing game from independent developer JPK Games. Coming to an iPhone and iPod Touch near you, Go!Speed!Go! will be available for $0.99 on September 28th. Players will be challenged to race their car along the track to get the highest score. Pay attention to the lines – green will gain you fame, glory and points, while red will literally fire you up – into a fiery explosion.
Electronic Arts Inc. today unveiled the complete music track listing for EA Sports™ FIFA 12, featuring 39 artists from 15 countries, to create the soundtrack of the season for football fans. Every year, EA’s FIFA franchise brings together an unprecedented mix of genre-spanning music gathered from around the globe to represent each country and its passion for the game.
The FIFA 12 soundtrack delivers new music from Kasabian, The Ting Tings and CSS and hot tracks by Chase & Status, TV On The Radio, Foster The People, The Strokes and Thievery Corporation. In addition, this year’s soundtrack includes such international breakthrough artists as Holland’s The Medics, Brazil’s Bloco Bleque, England’s The Vaccines, Monarchy and Graffiti6, New Zealand’s Naked & Famous, Sweden’s Little Dragon, and American indie rock bands GIVER, Grouplove and Portugal. The Man. Read the rest of this entry »
UK-based Feral Interactive has announced that it will be bringing the Action-RPG game Deus Ex: Human Revolution™ to the Mac platform in winter 2011/12. Developed by Eidos-Montreal and published by Square Enix™ for game consoles and PC, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a prequel to the legendary Deus Ex™. Pricing, system requirements and a more precise release date will be announced later this year.
“We are delighted to partner with Feral, a leading expert in development for the Mac platform, to bring the acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution to Mac players, ” said Stephane D’Astous, general manager of Eidos-Montreal. “The game presents a powerful vision of a dystopian future, and we’re excited that gamers will now be able to experience it on the Mac.” Read the rest of this entry »