Alone in the Dark: Illumination - Now available on Steam

alone in the dark illumination
Alone in the Dark goes Gears of War?

As we all know, the 2008 edition of Alone in the Dark failed pretty damn hard. And with that fact freash in our minds. The AITD fans are pretty darn nervous about Alone in the Dark Illumination. Mostly becouse they think it´s nothing more than a Gears of War game with some horror elements to it.

Then again, the fans base all of that one one single trailer (the one that you will find further down the page). Imo, it´s to early to bring out the chainsaw and just tear Illumination apart.

In short, i think that Illumination at least deserves a fair chance (just like any other game). And IF we are asked to review the game, we will do so. In fact, i will personally take care of it.

Because i´ve been down with the Alone in the Dark series since the very first game. Oh well, this fall we will know for sure. And btw, you can pre-order Alone in the Dark: Illumination for 27,99 Euro via Steam at the moment.

Press release:
Alone in the Dark: Illumination will be available on Steam for $29.99. As the latest installment of the long-running Alone in the Dark® franchise, Alone in the Dark: Illumination is a third-person action-horror game that brings interesting new twists and gameplay including the power of illumination, 4-player cooperative multiplayer mode, and a unique cast of characters featuring descendants of the original Alone in the Dark heroes. Players can choose between the four playable heroes, each armed with an individual set of special abilities and weapons.

Alone in the Dark: Illumination is being developed by PURE FPS and fans can keep up with the latest on the game on Twitter at @AITDGame or Facebook at facebook.com/aloneinthedarkgame.


/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Warframe - Say hello to the Archwing!

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Space ninjas, how cool ain´t that on a scale?

If you are a Warframe player, then i bet that you´re really happy over the fact that the "Archwing" is now avabile for everyone that has downloaded Update 15. Well, okay. To be exact, the PC-version that is. Because the PS4 and Xbox One players will have to wait a couple of weeks for update 15 to roll out (sorry!).

But it will be worth waiting for. Because update 15 is full of new features, in-game content and fixes. And you will find the complete changelog for update 15 down below! 

Press release:
Digital Extremes continues to set the example for AAA quality in Free-to-Play with the release of an extensive new update for its hit sci-fi action game, Warframe.

The new PC update titled ‘Archwing’ takes players to an entirely new world within Warframe. Putting the ‘space’ in ‘space ninja’, new Archwing technology allows players to fly freely through space without the use of a ship. The update also includes colossal new weapons to accompany the Archwing, new player Quests to deepen the lore of the game, challenging new enemies, Syndicates – a new reputation system, the release of a new Warframe – Limbo, and much more.

As Warframe continues to grow so does its legions of players recently surpassing 12 million registered users worldwide on all platforms. It is the most downloaded game on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and has had a strong presence on the Xbox One since the game’s release on the console in early September.

Highlights of this impressive update include:

ARCHWING – Take Warframe’s high-energy, skilled ninja combat into the depths of space in the new game mode that puts the ‘space’ into space ninjas! Archwing technology allowing for space combat sans spacecraft, contains unique new weapons and abilities to unleash against the enemy.

– Two new quests expand the Warframe universe. Unlock the new Archwing technology along with the new Warframe in a set of interlinked missions.

– Represent one of six Syndicates to unique rewards as your reputation increases! Wear your Syndicate’s Sigil with pride in missions to earn reputation and proclaim your loyalty.

– Bring honor to the Solar System with a magician-like Warframe whose hat wields exceptional powers including displacing enemies into other dimensions and more.

-- Devastate opponents with the OPTICOR, a powerful new laser cannon. Bludgeon enemies with the HALIKAR, a jet-powered throwing mace that always returns to its master.

– Explore the Corpus Ice Planet!

– Adorn your Warframe with intricate body art with all-new Sigils. Customize your Archwing with Mods and colors. Give your Soma a new look with the Huntsman Soma Weapon Skin!

NEW ENEMIES – New types of enemies equipped to fly in space present new challenges in Archwing combat. The Grineer have also emerged with a new enemy to tame your pet Kubrow.

Archwing just released today on PC and can be downloaded for free at www.warframe.com. PS4™ and Xbox One players will receive the update in a few more weeks.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

RuneScape celebrates Halloween with a horror story quest

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The folks at Jagex Games likes Halloween and horror stories just as much as i do.

As we all know (well, at least we who likes Halloween) it´s that time of the year when you dress up as a monster (or something horror like), eat a lot of candy and watch horror movies all day long.

And of course (if you are a Gamer) play tons of horror games. And sure, Jagex F2P Mmorpg game "RuneScape", may not be a horror game. But that doesn't necessarily mean that RuneScape can´t become a horror game for a day (or two).

Because there will be Halloween themed quests (and a double xp weekend) in RuneScape during Halloween. In fact, the whole event will be live streamed via Twitch tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm GMT.


Press release:

30th October – Dark, trembling terror awaits brave souls in RuneScape, as the award-winning fantasy MMORPG from Jagex launches a horror story quest just in time for Halloween, coupled with a flesh-chilling double XP weekend for players – both new and old – looking to level up their characters. The new adventure, Broken Home, is best experienced by players in a dim room with the volume cranked up, as they try to steel their nerves and uncover the terrible secrets concealed within a haunted mansion.

After All Hallows Eve, Broken Home will become a permanent addition to Gielinor. The adventure is the first in RuneScape’s illustrious history to offer strong replayability for players. Once the story is complete, players can return to the haunted house to face new challenges and unlock additional rewards. Broken Home also features an open structure, allowing players to fully explore the corridors, nooks and crannies of the house as they try to find out how each of the inhabitants died.

Additionally, players brave enough to complete the mission in the first two weeks after launch will earn additional rewards, including a damage boost for exclusive use during this year’s ‘Death’s Door’ Halloween event.

The double XP weekend begins at 12.00pm GMT on Friday 31st Octoberuntil 12.00pm GMT on Monday 3rd November. In addition, this weekend will see Jagex play host to the RuneScape Clan Cup 2014 final at the studio in Cambridge, where the remaining clans in the competition will battle to be crowned this year’s top team.

The event will be livestreamed on the game’s Twitch channel at
http://www.twitch.tv/runescape this Saturday from 2pm GMT.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Atari Jackpots - Atari´s social casino game

atari jackpots
So, do you feel lucky punk?!

Atari was dead and gone for life not so long ago. But they have slowly risen from their grave. And now their back in the game again, ready to rumble. Even so, i can´t say (or remember) that i´ve seen (or played) any Atari casino games before.

But guess what? Atari has just released their very own casino game, and it´s called "Atari Jackpots"! Which would be a F2P social casino web browser game (which features themes from many famous Atari games, such as "Asteroids" and "Breakout" for example). 

So, IF you´re feeling lucky today. Then you should consider giving Atari Jackpots a go ;)

Press release:
New York – October 28, 2014 – Atari®, one of the world's most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, in partnership with FlowPlay, a leader in virtual world games and technology and the creators of Vegas World, today announced the launch of Atari Jackpots™.

The Atari-themed virtual world brings casino-style play to an online, multi-player game – with classic Atari brands including Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede®, and Missile Command®. As the first release of Atari Jackpots, users can expect additional games and elements in the coming months.

Atari Jackpots features a full suite of virtual currency casual casino games and social environments, all featuring Atari favorites. In the Centipede®-themed poolside area, players can chat in a giant indoor ball pit, and get up close and personal with the one and only iconic Centipede.

The Breakout® dance club offers a social environment where players can exchange Asteroids® Bonus Charms, which increase virtual currency payouts while playing casino games.

Upon entering Atari Jackpots, players will be drawn into a virtual casino with slots branded from Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede®, Lunar Lander®, Missile Command®, Tempest®, Gravitar®, and Crystal Castles®.

Additional single- and multi-player games have also been incorporated including blackjack, video poker, solitaire, and bingo. A Centipede®-branded version of solitaire, and Bonus Charms inspired by Atari favorites will be incorporated in the coming months. Atari Jackpots will be available worldwide in several languages including English, Portuguese, Romanian, and French.

“This first release of Atari Jackpots is a step into online casinos, leveraging the rapidly growing interest in social casinos to offer a fun experience,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari, Inc. “We wanted to engage rapidly with our loyal fans, get their feedback in order to decide upon the additional features to be released to further improve the Atari Jackpots experience.”

Atari has selected FlowPlay, an experienced social casino development company and the creators of Vegas World, as its development partner for Atari Jackpots.

“The entrance of an iconic gaming company like Atari into the social casino space speaks volumes to the direction of the gaming industry,” said Derrick Morton, CEO of FlowPlay. “Millions of people around the world are engaging in casino-style games through a virtual world environment. With Atari Jackpots, users can play the casino games they love, branded with the games they grew up playing.”

Atari Jackpots is the first of several upcoming initiatives that Atari is pursuing within the online gambling space. The company has also partnered with Pariplay to develop a real-money gaming product, Atari Casino, which is currently in development and scheduled for release in late 2014.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - A new trailer has been revealed!

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is set for a release on the 17th of March next year (for PS4 and Xbox One).

Square Enix sure has a lot to prove with their upcoming title "Final Fantasy Type-0 HD". Because it´s been quite a while since they made a really good single player Final Fantasy game. And that´s something that the FF fans really wants.

But is Final Fantasy Type-0 HD really the answer to their prayers? Well, at least it seems to be somewhat creative and new thinking. It remains to be seen if that will be enough to satisfy the fans in the end though. We will know for sure in March next year!

In the meanwhile, please enjoy the new trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD!

About Final Fantasy Type-0 HD:
The first FINAL FANTASY game for the newest and most-powerful generation of game consoles, is almost upon us.;FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 brings an immersive world, memorable characters and the production value known of the series, together with high quality gameplay and storytelling truly worthy of the FINAL FANTASY name.

This upcoming blockbuster title will transport you to the dynamic and enthralling world of Orience, where a turbulent war of nations threatens to tear the land apart.;Step into the fray as Class Zero, a group of students from an elite military academy whose country is attacked by an aggressive neighbouring Empire.;In the brutal and harrowing struggle that follows, you must engage a range of powerful magical and combat abilities using a new and exciting battle system, to defeat the Empire and uncover the secrets behind the war.

Story;The year 842 would mark the beginning of the end.;In an act of unprovoked aggression, the Militesi Empire invaded the Dominion of Rubrum. Imperial dreadnoughts swarmed the skies, assailing the unsuspecting countryside in the name of the White Tiger.

From amidst the flames of the besieged dominion, the Vermilion Bird rose in defiance, her crystal granting magic and mighty eidolons that her disciples might cast out their technologically advanced aggressors.;Just when it seemed as though the day might be won, however, all would soon be lost. Thrust into the tumult of war, the fate of the world and its four crystals now rests on the shoulders of fourteen brave, young warriors.

The Playstation blog

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

F.E.A.R. Online - The fear continues online

No Alma, No F.E.A.R. (Fear). So, yes. Alma is a part of F.E.A.R. Online as well.

It´s been a really long time since i heard anything at all F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) related. And that´s sad, because i really loved  Monolith Productions F.E.A.R. 1 and 2. The third game in the series however (it was made by Day 1 Studios, released back in 2011), was (imo) THE worst game in the series so far (i do not count the expansions).

But it´s been over 3 years since F.E.A.R. 3 got released. And it´s been quite as the grave ever since. Until now that is. But one again, it´s a new developer that´s behind the steering wheel. This time it´s a South Korean studio named "InPlay Interactive", and the name of the game would be "F.E.A.R. Online".

Which would be a online F2P action/horror game (which you can download via Steam). Apparently, the game got released on Steam about a week ago. Still, it was just pure luck that i even found out about F.E.A.R. Online (a short tweet mention by the devs).

Anyhow, i have no idea if F.E.A.R. Online are worth my (your) time or not. So i´m going to give it a try asap!


About F.E.A.R. Online:

Immerse yourself once more in the horrific story of Alma Wade as you search for the reasons behind her destructive powers. Battle against both grotesque monsters and rival players as you unravel a terrifying mystery.

Key features:

Cooperative Story Mode
Battle through horror-filled scenes and take down the creatures you encounter with a group of friends. Discover all-new environments, weapons, and enemies all wrapped up in a terrifying experience.

Fearsome Fast-paced Multiplayer
Choose from over ten different PvP maps and shoot it out against both rival players and horrifying deadly monsters. Only the strongest will survive the nightmarish combat and live to F.E.A.R. another day.

Satiate your Blood Lust
Add a twist to the classic team versus team death match by transforming into beasts! Engage in combat to fill your transformation gauge. As soon as it reaches the maximum, you will be able to transform into a blood thirsty beast!

Become the Soul King
Play as a ghost with limitless potential in Soul King mode! Gain access to new abilities by possessing your enemies and hunt for fresh souls in an all out assault against other players.

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground
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