Rightly or wrongly, many people have a picture in their minds of the average online gamer, and it probably involves someone not yet old enough to vote, huddled in their parents’ basement killing dwarves with mystic powers in games like World of Warcraft. A growing category of what are called “social games,” however, appeals to a much different demographic, according to a recent study.
If you want an excuse to stay inside and play games all summer, this just be it. This is just not your average one or two game sale, there are literally hundreds of games on sale. And some of them are 85% off. Good job again Steam on making at least some games affordable :) Be sure to check out the madness at Steam: http://store.steampo...
Brink is part of a growing trend for games that seek to blur the line between single-player and multiplayer. Since Halo 3 extended a lobby system and support for four players across its entire campaign in 2007, and Valve turned a simple survival shooter into the endlessly replayable standard-bearer for co-op gaming a year later with Left 4 Dead, developers have started to question why they needed two methodologies to make one game. Even the conservative heartlands of the Japanese industry have started to explore the idea - see Capcom's Lost Planet 2, out next week.
HELSINKI, FINLAND – April 7, 2010 – Futuremark® Games Studio today revealed plans for a second content pack for Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter. The "Firepower" pack will add new weapons and grenades encouraging different styles of play and providing the opportunity for new team tactics. Like the Moonrise map pack released in February, the Firepower expansion will be free for all players. http://www.shatteredhorizon.
Last year, Modern Warfare 2 made a controversial splash with its ill-titled spoof video Fight Against Grenade Spam (or F.*.G.S). Yesterday, Bad Company 2 teamed up with NY Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia to stand up to and speak out against grenade spammers with a response video: Friends Really Against Grenade Spam (or F.R.A.G.S.). Besides spoofing MW2's video, the PSA provides useful tips to gamers so we can all help put an end to the shameful waste of grenades and as a team, play together.
HELSINKI, FINLAND – February 22, 2010 – Futuremark® Games Studio today announced a new community competition for Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter. The contest starts today 22 February and with 16 different challenges over 4 weeks there are plenty of ways for players to win one of the many PC hardware prizes on offer from competition sponsors Biostar, FSP Group, Enermax and Patriot Memory.
HELSINKI, FINLAND – February 17, 2010 – Futuremark® Games Studio today announced that Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter, will be free to play and 50 percent off to buy on Steam this weekend. Shattered Horizon's innovative zero gravity gameplay has recently been enhanced by the Moonrise content pack which added four new levels and a major update which included many features requested by players.
"This weekend PC gamers everywhere can play Shattered Horizon for free," said Jaakko Haapasalo, producer at Futuremark Games Studio.
HELSINKI, FINLAND – February 11, 2010 – Futuremark® Games Studio today released a major update for Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter. The update adds some of the most requested features from the game’s active community, including voice chat, a new rank system, tutorial content, 5:4 monitor support and point limited servers as well as fixing several bugs and issues.
So you want to build a better Internet? The National Science Foundation today said it would spread $30 million over 2-4 projects that radically transform the "Net through new security, reliability and collaborative applications.
The NSF said its Future Internet Architectures (FIA) program wants: "Technological innovations and the requirements of emerging and yet to be discovered applications, the Internet of the future is likely to be different from that of today.
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