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Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome Released Today

Intrigue and spices intoxicate the air as Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome, the scorching new expansion for the critically-acclaimed strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II is released today. Introducing an emperor’s hoard of new features, Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studios gives The Byzantine Empire and Orthodox Church the royal treatment in this latest expansion pack.

Watch the Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome launch trailer here: 

East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game Announced

Little known fact: the Cold War was so named because it was very, very cool, and East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game is shaping up to be the coolest Cold War game ever made. Players will be able to take control of ANY nation in those nerve-wracking decades in a strategy game with a host of tense features, from taking issues in front of the UN Security Council to nervously watching the game's Doomsday clock.

So prepare to rise to a new historical challenge in “East vs. West: A Hearts of Iron Game”, the new game from BL-Logic and Paradox Development Studios set to release in Q2 2013. This grand strategy game takes you from the opening stalemate of the Cold War in 1946 to the end of over four decades of fear and apprehension in 1991.

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Now Available

Rising Star Games, Inc. today announced that its highly anticipated strategy-based game Carrier Command: Gaea Mission has shipped to retailers nationwide. Available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission brings a modern update to the classic 1980's version of the franchise. Celebrating the title's launch, Rising Star Games has also released a new trailer showcasing the game's unparalleled blend of strategy and first-person shooter (FPS) elements.

"We're really excited to be bringing Carrier Command: Gaea Mission to life for our fans," said Phil Robinson, VP of Rising Star Games, Inc. "The game has a lot of variety, and we truly believe that all gamers, whether you're an FPS or strategy fan, will enjoy it."

"Carrier Command: Gaea Mission delivers everything I loved about the original, and much more," said Marek Spanel, CEO and founder of Bohemia Interactive. "The action-packed strategic gameplay, combined with the open environments and stunning visuals, make this a melting pot unlike anything else."

War of the Roses Launches Worldwide

War of the Roses, a gritty medieval third-person team-based melee combat game, has officially launched on leading digital distribution platforms. The medieval brawler, inspired by the historic 15th century English civil war of the same name, can be purchased for $29.99.

The king has fallen with no clear successor and two powerful English houses are vying for the coveted crown of England. You step into armor donning the vibrant, albeit tarnished, colors of your liege lord and march alongside your fellow knights into a battle frayed with confusion and the clash of steel on steel. With arrows and bolts grazing past your cheeks, you head deep into the skirmish in an attempt to show your enemies exactly which rose is the most powerful. Sharpen your blades and prepare yourself for War of the Roses, where skill is not an unlock.

Watch the War of the Roses release trailer here:

Battlefield 3 Patch Goes Live

DICE has released the latest client update for Battlefield 3.  Details:


Our next client update goes live to coincide with Battlefield 3: Armored Kill. As ususal, it contains a lot of balancing tweaks and fixes. Full details below. Let us know what you think about this update in the comments section below.

WEAPONS BALANCING

Skyrim: Heathfire Announced

Bethesda today announced some details concerning the next Skyrim expansion, Heathfire. With this official add-on to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.

Black Ops 2 Collector’s Editions Details Released

Call of Duty fans know that half of the excitement on release day comes not only in loading the game disc for the first time, but also in exploring the collector’s editions that have accompanied each of the recent titles. Black Ops 2 continues Treyarch's rich tradition of stellar Collector's Editions in a big way with two content-packed offerings: Hardened Edition and Care Package.

Both editions include:

- Call of Duty: Black Ops II video game
- 2-Sided Collectable Steelbook case
- Limited-edition Challenge Coins
- Downloadable Bonus Maps, including the Nuketown 2025 Multiplayer Map and Nuketown Zombies
- Exclusive Multiplayer Weapon Camo
- Player Card Backgrounds for Multiplayer and Zombies
- C.L.A.W. and Zombies Avatar Props (Xbox 360 only)
- Multiplayer and Zombies Premium Themes (PS3 only)
- Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack from composer, Jack Wall and featuring the theme song by Trent Reznor

Available exclusively in the Care Package, the remote-controlled MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone is a fully-functional quadrotor. Soar over your friends like the drones in-game, as you command the technology of 2025 right in the palm of your hands.

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill Release Date Set

EA and DICE have announced the release dates for their next Battlefield map pack, Armored Kill:

Battlefield 3 Premium Members

  • PlayStation 3:  Sept 4th
  • Xbox 360 and PC:  Sept 11th

Battlefield 3 Players

  • PlayStation 3:  Sept 18th
  • Xbox 360 and PC:  Sept 25th

Featuring new drivable tanks, ATV’s, mobile artillery and more, this expansion pack also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault. Armored Kill will also include the biggest map in Battlefield history.

See the reveal video here:

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