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Sine Mora Is The Latest Gratis Game on PlayStation Plus

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

The PlayStation Vita suffered a bit of a drought this past summer but now with new releases like Killzone: Mercenary & Dragon’s Crown on the shelves and YS just on the horizon, we finally have some new retail games to play. Well, Sony is upping the ante for those of us looking for digital games with the announcement that Grasshopper Manufacture’s 2012 shoot’em up Sine Mora will be available free of charge for PlayStation Plus subscribers starting tomorrow, provided you’ve got the space on your memory card.

Bullet hell shooters are nothing new but Sine Mora changes up the established formula with a different kind of health mechanic. Instead of a health meter, Sine Mora challenges players to complete stages within a given time limit and to add just a little bit more sweat to your brow – every time you take a hit the time limit just a little bit. With its colourful graphics and 5 different modes it sounds like Sine Mora has a lot of content and you can’t really beat the price of free!

Sine Mora was originally released in the Fall of 2012 and has ported to the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PC, Android / IOS and most recently the Ouya.

Source: PlayStation Blog


New ‘Dark’ Trailer Is Vampire Stealthy

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Dark is in development over at Realmforge Studios, which is located in Munich, Germany and is being published by Kalypso Media (who just happens to own Realmforge Studios as well).

Dark puts you in the shoes of Eric Bane, a newly turned vampire who has no recollection of how he came to be a vampire. He sets off with his new found vampire powers in pursuit of his lost memories and to find out just what the heck is going on. There are various ways to go about playing Dark and obviously being a vampire, stealth is one of those choices…Read More


Omerta: City of Gangsters | Review

Posted on March 1, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Version tested: Xbox 360

America. The land of dreams. The land of opportunity. Straight off the boat from Sicily you arrive in fictional Atlantic City with ambition and machinations of a criminal empire that the world has never seen. If only things were as simple as dreaming. Starting out as a lowly nobody and working up through the ranks to a criminal overlord will take time and money. Fortunately if you have the time, the money won’t be a problem.Read More


Omerta: City Of Gangsters Video Shows Character Creation

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Ever dreamed of rising up through the ranks of a mob? Well, without all the real life consequences right? If that sounds about right then you need to check out Omerta: City Of Gangsters from Kalypso Media and Haemimont Games (see Tropico 4). If you haven’t seen the gameplay for Omerta yet, check out our previous coverage for the game.

Here are some of the features as listed on the official Omerta: City Of Gangsters website:

  • Historically accurate representation of Atlantic City and its landmarks
  • Strategic gameplay allows city overview, planning, expansion and gathering of intel
  • Turn-based tactical combat with a cover system and stealth action
  • 15 unique player controlled characters each with unique personalities and backgrounds
  • A RPG system for development of player characters and managing their equipment
  • Competitive and cooperative multiplayer mode with persistent gangs
  • 15+ hours of gameplay in a single play-through
  • 20 unique maps visualizing the various districts of Atlantic City


Now, onto the character creation trailer!

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Omerta: City Of Gangsters launches February 1st in Europe and the rest of the world on February 12th. Will anyone be picking this up when it launches?


Harbour Master Makes It’s Way To Port Royale 3

Posted on January 25, 2013 by Joshua Rust

A few months ago PC gamers were treated to DLC content for Port Royale 3, but console users were left wanting. Today, Kalypso Media and Gaming Minds have announced that Port Royale 3: Harbour Master is now available for Xbox 360.

You can queue up the download by clicking the link here for 400 MSP.

Here is a list of features that are included in the Harbour Master DLC:

• Build your own ships!
• An economic adviser to assist players in making financial choices
• Six new buildings (including embassy, fire department and more)
• Decorative objects such as plants, statues and various types of street coverings
• More control over city defensive lines

There are two other downloads planned (“Dawn of Pirates” and “New Adventures”) for Port Royale 3, but no release date has been confirmed. If you haven’t picked this game up, I highly recommend it if you’re into strategy games.


Omerta City of Gangsters Has Gone Gold on Xbox 360 & PC

Posted on January 16, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Kalypso Media’s latest PC title Omerta – City of Gangsters has gone gold for both the Xbox 360 and Windows PC.  It will be available at retail on February 12th 2013.

Omerta transports players back to a 1920s version of Atlantic city where they are tasked with building a criminal empire that will fill other gangsters with fear while benefiting those who are close to them. On the gameplay front Omerta is a mixture of turn based combat and strategic city domination. In order to conquer all of Atlantic City you’ll have to send out mobsters on hit contracts, raid rival hideouts and more.

Check out the full PR text after the jump or visit their official website for more information.Read More


Omerta: City of Gangsters Gameplay Trailer

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Joshua Rust

If there is a studio to bring a turn-based strategy game to the Xbox 360 console it would have to be Kalypso Media. From the Tropico franchise to the upcoming Port Royale 3 game, Kalypso has the talent and experience to make Omerta: City of Gangsters into one of the best – most authentic mob games out there.

Here are some key features from Omerta: City of Gangsters:

– Historically accurate representation of Atlantic City and its landmarks

– Strategic gameplay allows city overview, planning, expansion and gathering of intel

– Turn-based tactical combat with a cover system and stealth action

– 15 unique player controlled characters each with unique personalities and backgrounds

– A RPG system for development of player characters and managing their equipment

– Competitive and cooperative multiplayer mode with persistent gangs

– 15+ hours of gameplay in a single play-through

– 20 unique maps visualizing the various districts of Atlantic City

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Omerta: City Of Gangsters is set to release this fall on the Xbox 360 home console and PC. Stay tuned here at BrokenJoysticks for when the official release date is revealed!


Legends of Pegasus X’or Race Trailer Released

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Kalypso released a new trailer for their upcoming 4X strategy game Legends of Pegasus. This trailer showcases the X’or faction, an isolationist race of sentient machines. While the trailer focuses mostly on story, there is a little bit of gameplay footage thrown in, as well as the interesting tidbit that the X’or can colonize planets that would be totally inhospitable to other races. Long live the glorious empire of emotionless machines doing science on dead asteroids and planets with toxic fumes, unbearable pressure, extreme temperatures, and giant worms that rely on psychic attacks to pwn humans.

My hope is that Legends of Pegasus won’t include a highly intelligent race of unstoppable synthetics that will stop by every planet and kill all organics to protect them from a war with the X’or. Wouldn’t that be a stupid idea?

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Kalypso Announces Dollar Dash

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Andrew Minott

Kalypso Media Digital and Candygun Games have announced their new 4-player, top-down shooter for XBLA, PSN, and PC. Dollar Dash puts you in control of a masked thief doing everything he can to outwit and outgun opposing thieves in a cartoony violence extravaganza to see who can escape the map with the most cash.

” You can’t stand still for a second as the combat is crazy and money changes hands frequently.  Choose your weapons carefully as you challenge your friends to become the best thief in town and laugh out loud as you smash them with a huge boulder or peck them with a Magpie, while protecting yourself with a jelly shield!”

Check out more features and screenshots below!Read More


Airline Tycoon 2 Falcon Lines To Be Released Later This Month

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Airline Tycoon 2 the airline business simulator published by Kalypso Media will receive new DLC on PC later this month.  The Falcon LinesDLC allows you to open up lines of business in foreign markets for the first time ever in the history of the series. The developers have also connected the “last minute counter” to the internet to offer real time contracts allowing virtual managers to cash in!

There are a number of changes that the Falcon Lines brings to Airline Tycoon 2. Here is a short list:

* New character: Siggi Sorglos, completely voiced with his own story
* New airline: Falcon Lines
* Two additional campaign missions
* Branch offices: Open locations throughout the world!
* Last-minute counter: Fulfill time-critical contracts for high
* All new features can also be used with the original game’s existing

The DLC will be available on Windows for $7.99 in late June.


Jagged Alliance: Back in Action & Yesterday Giveaway

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Today we are giving away two copies of Jagged Alliance: Back in Action and one copy of Yesterday (courtesy of Kalypso Media and Focus Home Interactive respectively).  You will find Steam keys for the game hidden in our articles, Twitter, Steam group, or Facebook page. Furthermore, if you are interested, you can read Eric’s review of Yesterday here.


Port Royale 3 Walkthrough # 3 Released

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Kaylpso Media have released a brand new 9 minute long walkthrough video for their Caribbean economy simulator Port Royale 3. This video shows you the varying activities and statistics you’ll find in each of the cities on the game’s map. You’ll also learn what it is like to climb through the ranks of the mercantile system  and how to deal with the different countries governments through councilors and viceroys.

Port Royale 3 looks to offer a strong amount of customization in regards to business placements, trade routes and other matters of business. The economic minded amongst us will want to check out this brand new video after the jump.Read More


New Port Royal 3 Trailer Released

Posted on May 2, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Kalypso Media has released a brand new walkthrough for their upcoming Caribbean trading simulator Port Royal 3.  The six minute long video introduces you to the basics of the Port Royal franchise including the game’s controls, how to send out your trading convoy and of course nautical battles.

Port Royal 3 offers players the ability to pursue life as either a wealthy commodes trader or as a ruthless pirate plundering the stocks of the computer controlled traders around the game’s map. For fans of the economic simulation genre are surely going to eat up Port Royal 3.

Check out the walkthrough trailer after the jump.Read More


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 time fans of Tropic will love the  addition of new buildings like the oppressive Police Swat headquarters or the ability to establish a communist space program.



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