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Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Beta goes Live

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Bohemia Interactive has just opened up its “play and contribute” beta for people who pre-order Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. The game is a remake of Carrier Command, a vehicle simulation/RTS hybrid from 1988. Further details from the press release follow the video. [youtube id=”q3SL6HoaDs8″ width=”600″ height=”350″]


Arma 3 Animation Interview and Trailer

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Bohemia Interactive has posted an interview with Zdeněk “Vespa” Vespalec, the man in charge of Arma 3’s animations. As could be expected, Vespa promised that Arma 3’s new character animations will be “better, faster, smoother and more authentic than ever before.” Some of the highlights from the interview have been posted beneath the accompanying teaser trailer. [youtube id=”DXIoEUq8YE8″ width=”600″ height=”350″]


Assassins Creed 3 More Desmond-Centric Than Ever

Posted on April 5, 2012 by Kirk Williford

Assassins Creed 3 Lead Writer Matt Turner recently told CVG that the upcoming Ubisoft title will feature more Desmond than previous Assassins Creed installations. “All I can say about Desmond’s story is you’re going to experience more Desmond than you’ve ever had before,” Turner said. “We’re spending more time on the present than we have in past games.” Ubisoft has been quiet on the status of Desmond in AC3, mainly focusing on the reveal of the Revolutionary War protagonist Connor Kenway. Turner promised that in addition to more Desmond sequences, there will be more present-day events and connections compared to


Kingdoms of Amalur Unleashes Giants With New Expansion

Posted on April 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is about to get a little larger with the release of Teeth of Naros on April 17th for both Xbox 360, PSN and Windows PC. This expansion packs 20 brand new quests, floating cities, 18 new weapons and new monsters to slay. Are you willing to face a new race of giants introduced in Teeth of Naros? Hopefully they won’t be like Skyrim’s who can send you flying with one swift punch. Teeth of Naros will be available for 800 Microsoft points or $10 USD. Source


Pre-Order The Secret World And Gain Access To Beta & Headstart

Posted on April 3, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Funcom’s long in development MMORPG The Secret World hopes to spook a whole new audience with the announcement of pre-order Beta access and early access to the final game. Pre-orders will be able to gain access to the game 4 days early on June 15th. If you pre-order The Secret World you’ll also be given preferential access to the game’s Beta Test weekends next month. Considering over 700,000 people have registered to Beta Test the game, this is a considerable advantage for all of you want-to-be paranormals out there. For more details on Funcom’s pre-order program or The Secret World


CD Projekt RED Releases Witcher Recap Trailer

Posted on April 3, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

In anticipation of the April 17th release of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for PC and Xbox 360, developers CD Projekt RED have released a short video summarizing the plot of The Witcher. CD Projekt RED has stated that it’s not necessary to play through The Witcher to enjoy its sequel, but the video, which you may view below, should bring everyone up to speed regarding Geralt of Rivia’s previous exploits.   [youtube id=”RPHgWfWFr9k” width=”600″ height=”350″]


Nuclear Dawn: A War Worth Fighting

Posted on April 1, 2012 by Eric Bastelak

When you work 40 hours a week to pay the bills you have very little money to invest in entertainment. With the rising cost of video games every penny saved from a poor purchase can go towards a memorable or unique experience that you will truly enjoy. Nuclear Dawn is both, it uniquely blends real time strategy game play with tactical class based first person shooting. Many readers may not know this but Broken Joysticks is a labor of love. The other writers and I want to highlight the games we think are worth your money. We work to pay


Tropic 4: Modern Times Expansion Now Available

Posted on March 31, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The first downloadable expansion for Tropic 4, Modern Times, is now available through Steam and Amazon for $20 USD. If you are not a fan of digital copies and would rather have a boxed copy you’ll be able to pick one up at EB Games/Gamestop and other brick & mortar retail. Modern Times brings Tropic 4 out of the 50s aesthetic that has defined the series for some time.As a more modern ruler of the People’s Republic of Tropico you will have to deal with the Cuban Missie Crisis, the Assassination of JFK and even the 2008 financial crisis.  Long


Preview: Naval War Arctic Circle

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Eric Bastelak

Naval War: Arctic Circle is a real time strategy game for a strategy gamer. There is no hand holding here, one look at the game in action can show you that. In my time with the game I controlled a fleet of ships each able to launch its own variety of fighter jets and helicopters. I could also launch aircraft from a near by airfield that backed onto the water. I was able to customize what weapons my aircraft would attack with; targeting frigates, submarines, torpedoes or missiles. Naval War will have you launching aircraft for various tasks, be that


Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Be Free 2 Play, On Smartphones

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sega has announced some brand new details for their upcoming MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2. The game was previously confirmed for the PS Vita as well as Windows PC and has now been confirmed for Japanese Smartphones. The publisher also confirmed that the PC version will be free-to-play supported by in-game micro transactions. Micro transactions will also be supported on the PS Vita and Mobile versions, whoever it is unknown if players will have to play for the client software. Unlike other “free 2 play” MMOs the in-game store will not restrict free players to a certain level cap or


First In-Game Footage Of World of Darkness MMO Released

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

While this year’s Eve fanfest was devoted to the sci-fi shooter Dust 514, CCP held a panel on its upcoming MMO based on the World of Darkness series of tabletop RPGs. Senior Producer Chris McDonough, CCP founder Reynir Harðarson, and Chief Marketing officer David Reid answered some questions about the upcoming MMO before revealing the first in-game footage, which may be seen below. [youtube id=”a6PZBSxspvc” width=”600″ height=”350″]


Rumor: Prey 2 Cancelled By Bethesda

Posted on March 24, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bethesda Softworks may have cancelled Human Head’s upcoming Prey 2. The sequel to 2006’s Prey painted a very picture than its predecessor. In Prey 2 Players take the role of a human Air Marital turned bounty hunter on stranded on alien world. As GameTrailers points out this isn’t the first bump on the road to going gold for Human Head Studios. The publisher apparently cancelled the dev’s scheduled 3 part talk earlier this month’s Game’s Development Conference in San Francisco.


Horde Vs. Alliance To Continue War In China For 3 More Years

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Blizzard and, the company that manages several aspects of the world’s popular MMORPG in mainland china, have reached an agreement that will see the game operate in China for the next three years. The two companies formed an alliance (insert faction joke here) that has kept the game running since 2009. Mike Morhaime the CEO of Blizzard Entertainment had some great things to say about their Chinese fanbase.


Wakfu’s Gambling Addiction Apparent In New Class Trailers

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Square Enix has released two brand new gameplay videos for their recently launched Wakfu online MMORPG/Strategy RPG hybrid. The gameplay videos highlight two of the game’s many different classes, namely Pandawa and Ecaflip classes. The first seems like a class built for fans of warriors and brute strength with its focus on damage. The Ecaflip class focuses on luck & gambeling for its attacks. In the short gameplay clips we see this class flip coins and use cards as projectiles. Wakfu’s follows a hybrid of the free to play & subscription model. Rather than relying on a cash shop as


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