Charles Leavitt to write World of Warcraft film


Sam Raimi left the World of Warcraft film to direct Oz: The Great and Powerful. Now Charles Leavitt is reported as the new screenwriter. Leavitt previously had worked on the Blood Diamond script. Even more recently, World of Warcraft‘s upcoming expansion Mists of Pandaria now has a release date that is slated for September 25th. The new title will be the second game released by Blizzard Entertainment this year.

 

The Sims 3 is getting another expansion


The Sims3 will be receiving a new expansion come this fall. The expansion will allow you to entertain yourself with snowball fights or participate in apple-bobbing contests. The new title call be called The Sims 3: Seasons which is fitting since the premise of the game is incorporating seasonal activities for your little Sims. Check out some screenshots below. Also The Sims 3: Supernatural will release on September 4th.

Steam Summer Sale will bring Indie Bundles each day


Everyone’s practically awaiting the Steam Summer Sale. I know I am. I have a bunch of games I’d like to try out, but not pay $30 something for them. During the Steam Summer Sale, there will be plenty of bundles on sale, especially indie bundles. There will be an Indie bundle each day of the two week sale. Of course, there will also be publisher packs on sale as well as franchise packs. Take a look below at the Indie game bundles and the confirmed packs. Indie Bundle Day 4 looks like a great one, despite I already have S:S&S EP. A lot of the indie bundles I already have one or two games out of each which I’m sure most people do as well if you constantly buy the plethora of indie game bundles out there. The rumor is the Steam Summer sale will begin on July 12th.

Indie bundles:

  • Indie Bundle Day 1 – The Baconing, Edge, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Cave Story+, Lone Survivor ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 2 – Universe Sandbox, E.Y.E, Oil Rush, Botanicula, Splice ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 3 – Braid, Bit.Trip Beat, Runespell: Overture, Bunch of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 4 – Atom Zombie Smasher, Sanctum, Blocks That Matter, Sword and Sworcery (includes soundtrack), A Valley Without Wind ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 5 – Audiosurf, Greed Corp., Gemini Rue, The Tiny Bang Story, Ys: The Oath in Felghana ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 6 – Defcon, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, SpaceChem, Trauma, Ticket to Ride ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 7 – Zombie Driver, Dungeons of Dredmor, Vessel, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Qube ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 8 – Wings of Prey, Hoard, Swords and Soldiers, Demolition Inc., Sol Exodus ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 9 – Zeno Clash, VVVVVV, Revenge of the Titans, Jamestown, Capsized ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 10 – Machinarium, Eufloria, Beat Hazard, Bit.Trip Runner, All Zombies Must Die ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 11 – World of Goo, Star Ruler, Hydrophobia, Orion: Dino Beatdown, Waveform ($39.99 placeholder)

General discounts:

  • 1C Collection – Cryostasis, Men of War series, NecroVisioN, Kings Bounty series, Theatre of War series, Rig ‘n’ Roll, Space Rangers 2 Reboot ($39.99)
  • 2K Pack 2 Bioshock 2, Darkness 2: Limited Edition, Duke Nukem Forever, Mafia 2, SpecOps: The Line (no price yet)
  • Batman / Gotham City Imposters Bundle – Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City & DLC, Gotham City Imposters ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Bethesda Collection – Brink & DLC, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Fallout: New Vegas & DLC, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim ($99.99 placeholder)
  • BioShock Franchise Pack – BioShock, BioShock 2 ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Bit Trip Beat Pack – Bit.Trip Beat plus soundtrack ($9.99)
  • Bit Trip Runner Pack – Bit.Trip Runner plus soundtrack ($9.99)
  • Blendo Games Pack – Airforte, Atom Zombie Smasher, Flotilla (no price yet)
  • Carpe Fulgur Bundle – Chantelise, Recettear, Fortune Summoners ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Civilization Collection – Civilization 3 Complete, Civilization 4 Complete, Civilization 5 plus DLC (not Gods & Kings) ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Command & Conquer Franchise Pack – Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising, Command & Conquer 4 ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Cyan Complete Pack 2012 – Real Myst, Myst Masterpiece Edition, Myst 5, Riven, Uru, Spelunx, Manhole, Cosmic Osmo ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Cyanide Studios Compilation – A Game of Thrones, Blood Bowl: Dark Elves Edition, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, Loki, Pro Cycling Manager 2008, Pro Cycling Manager 2012 (no price yet)
  • Dawn of War Franchise Pack – Dawn of War 1 series and Dawn of War 2 series plus DLC ($39.99)
  • Deep Silver Compilation – Dead Island & DLC, Emergency 2012, Iron Front, Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters, Lost Horizon, Nail’d, Risen, Risen 2, Rush for Berlin, Sacred 2, Secret Files, Secret Files 2, The Dark Eye, The Whispered World (no price yet)
  • Duke Nukem Bundle – Duke Nukem Forever plus DLC ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Europa Universalis 3 Chronicles – Europa Universalis 3 Complete, EU3 Divine Wind, EU3 Heir to the Throne (no price yet)
  • Foreign Legion Bundle – Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood, Foreign Legion: Multi Massacre ($59.99 placeholder)
  • Gratuitous Battle Pack – Gratuitous Space Battles, Gratuitous Tank Battles ($39.99 placeholder)
  • GTA IV Complete Pack – Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Fright Pack – Burn Zombie Burn, The Path, The Scourge Project, The Void, Zombie Driver ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Kalypso Collection – Tropico 3, Tropico 4, Dungeons, Dungeons: The Dark Lord, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, SkyDrift, Airline Tycoon 2, Port Royale 3, Bang Bang Racing ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Killing Floor Bundle – Killing Floor, Outbreak Character Pack, Nightfall Character Pack, Post Mortem Character Pack, London’s Finest Character Pack, Defence Alliance 2, Steampunk Mr. Froster DLC,Christmas Character Pack, Urban Nightmare Character Pack, Harold Lott Character Pack ($19.99)
  • Majesty Franchise Bundle – Majesty Gold, Majesty HD, Majesty 2, Defenders of Ardania & DLC, Warlock: Master of the Arcane & DLC ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Nordic Games Compilation – Agatha Christie games, Aquanox, Aquanox 2, Gothic, Gothic 2, Gothic 3, Gothic 4 Arcania & expansion, Aura, Aura 2, Chaser, Europa 1400, Painkiller games, Safecracker, Safecracker 2, Spellforce Platinum, Spellforce 2 Gold, The Guild 2, Guild 2 Renaissance, Guild 2 Pirates of the European Seas (no price yet)
  • Paradox Collection – Crusader Kings 2, Defenders of Ardania, Europa Universalis 3 Complete plus Divine Wind, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, Magicka Collection, Mount & Blade Series, Naval War Arctic Circle, Sword of the Stars 2, Warlock – Masters of the Arcane ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Pendulo Adventure Pack – Runaway: A Road Adventure, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, The Next BIG Thing, Yesterday ($29.99)
  • Perfect World Collection – Forsaken World, Rusty Hearts, Blacklight Retribution & Starter Pack (no price yet)
  • Railworks 3 – Summer Sale Collection – Railworks 3 plus 27 DLCs ($39.99)
  • Red Orchestra Franchise Pack – Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Mare Nostrum, Darkest Hour, Red Orchestra 2 plus Digital Deluxe DLC ($39.99)
  • Square Hit Collection – Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition plus DLC, Hitman, Hitman 2, Hitman Blood Money, Just Cause 2 plus DLC, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light plus DLC, Quantum Conundrum & soundtrack, Thief Gold, Thief II, Thief Deadly Shadows, Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Tomb Raider Underworld ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Sniper Elite Franchise Pack – Sniper Elite, Sniper Elite V2 & Pre-order rifles ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Space Marine Pack – Space Marine plus all DLC ($39.99)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle – S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Stardock Collection – Demigod, Galactic Civilizations 2 Ultimate Edition, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion ($39.99)
  • Strategy First Complete Pack – Dangerous Waters, Space Empires 4 Deluxe, Disciples 2, Iron Warriors, Space Empires 5, 688I Hunter-Killer, Fleet Command, Sub Command, Birth of America, Flatout, Flatout 2, Flatout Ultimate Carnage, Flatout 3, Ghost Master, Vegas: Make it Big, Making History, Making History 2, Ducati World Championship, Culpa Innata, Sacred Gold, Darkstar One, Jack Keane, Jagged Alliance 2 Gold, Exodus From the Earth, Perimeter 2, Ankh: Heart of Osiris, Ankh: Battle of the Gods, BC Kings, Port Royale 2, 9th Company – Roots of Terror, Puzzle Kingdoms, Patrician III, The Great Art Race, Bad Rats, Razor 2, Chocolatier: Decadence by Design, Cooking Dash, Diaper Dash, Diner Dash, Dream Chronicles, Emerald City Confidential, Wandering Willows, Wedding Dash 2, Zenerchi, DinerTown Tycoon, DinerTown Detective Agency, Nightshift Code, Nightshift Legacy, Fitness Dash, Parking Dash, Mahjong Roadshow, Trijinx, Valerie Porter, Gemini Lost, Ironclads Collection, Dimensity, Hazen, World Basketball Manager 2010, Dark Fall: Lost Souls, Zombie Pirates, Hotel Dash, Deep Black, Fireburst ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Sword of the Stars Franchise Bundle – Sword of the Stars Complete, Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter, Immersion Pack DLCs ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Tale of Tales Complete Pack – The Graveyard, The Path, Fatale (no price yet)
  • THQ Collection – S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Darksiders, Dawn of War 2 series, Space Marine, Nexuiz, Homefront, Saints Row: The Third, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes Series, Titan Quest ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Victoria Franchise Bundle – Victoria, Victoria 2 & DLC, Victoria 2: A House Divided expansion pack ($99 placeholder)

Possibles:

  • 2K Games & Rockstar “Public Released” Pack (may not be a pack but recently updated) – no price yet – Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Borderlands & DLC, Bully, Civilization IV Complete, Civilization V & DLC, Civ V Gods and Kings, CivCity: Rome, Darkness II, Duke Nukem Forever & DLC, Freedom Force Pack, Grand Theft Auto series, LA Noire, Mafia II & DLC, Max Payne 1 and 2 (not 3 though), Manhunt, Midnight Club 2, MLB series, NBA series, Railroad Tycoon 2, Railroad Tycoon 3, Shattered Union, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Sid Meier’s Railroads!, SpecOps: The Line, Stronghold Pack, X-ComCollection
  • Activision Pack (may not be a pack but recently updated) – no price yet – Everything, including MW3
  • SEGA “Public Compilation” Pack (recently updated but may not be a pack in the sale) – no price yet – MegaDrive / Genesis Classics Collection, Aliens vs Predator, Alpha Protocol, Dreamcast Collection, Football Manager series, London 2012, Total War series, Sega Rally, The Club, The Incredible Hulk, The Golden Compass, Universe at War, Vancouver 2010, Virtua Tennis 2009
  • Ubisoft Public (probably not a pack, but updated in the last couple of days so who knows) – no price yet – Everything on Steam (6 pages of it, too much to list)

Assassin’s Creed Recollection adds Revelations update


One of my favorite games on the iPad has now received a new update. Assassin’s Creed Recollection  is available for free now as of several months ago. Ubisoft has truly made a wonderful game free-to-play and full of a lot of content to boot. The game will prompt you to purchase the extra Revelations content for just $2.99. Check out the official site here detailing the awesome content in this real-time card game. Additionally, you can watch Assassin’s Creed: Embers, the short film about Ezio Auditore’s time in his Tuscan Villa, in game.

The new Revelations expansion features:

-144 new Memories with game-changing abilities
Revelations Story Bundle: 30 Solo Missions and Challenges with an exclusive Story exploring the ties between Ezio and Altair
-Improved visualization of the Memories’ abilities
-Tactics tweaks
-New offers to buy Animus Credits

Civilization V: Gods & Kings releasing Tuesday, features remade religion and diplomacy systems, Steam Workshop now integrated with Civ. V


This Tuesday, Civilization V‘s expansion pack, Gods & Kings, will release. Firaxis has incorporated these new features list below:

  • Expanded Epic Game: The core game experience has been greatly expanded with the addition of new technologies (like Combined Arms), 27 new units (like the new 1-hex ranged unit Machine Gunner), 13 new buildings (like the Bomb Shelter), and 9 new Wonders (see below). Additionally, there are even more new units and buildings included in the three new Scenarios for modders to use.
  • New Civilizations: The expansion will deliver 9 new civilizations, such as Carthage, Netherlands, the Celts, and the Maya (it is 2012, after all), along with their unique traits, units and buildings. The expansion also includes 9 new leaders including William I, Prince of Orange, Boudicca and Pacal the Great.
  • Religion: A righteous people will seek out Faith to found a Pantheon of the Gods. As your Faith becomes stronger, you can cultivate Great Prophets who build on these simple beliefs to create a religion that you can customize and enhance as desired. Are you tolerant of other religions or is this the one true faith? Are you focused on Gold, Arts or Military? Beliefs can even unlock custom buildings that only people of your religion can construct. Great prophets, missionaries and inquisitors help you spread your beliefs to other lands and gain the alliances of City States, and like-minded civilizations.
  • Enhanced Diplomacy and Espionage: Establish embassies at foreign courts for closer ties (or clandestine operations). As the religions of the world start settling in, and the world moves into the Renaissance, you unlock your first spy (with more to come). Send them out to establish surveillance of foreign cities, steal advanced technologies from your strongest or wisest competitors, or interfere with city-state alliances. All of your actions can have a diplomatic impact if discovered, so always tread carefully.
  • City-States: Two new city-state types have been added (Mercantile and Religious) to bring all new advantages to the table. The city-state quest system has received a complete overhaul to decrease the importance of gold and add a whole range of new quests that further the narrative of the game, as well as make the diplomatic victory a more varied option. Ally with Marrakech to get access to their unique luxury resources! Vatican City and Jerusalem are holy cities that play key roles in the religious struggle.
  • World Domination: The fight for world domination is now more dynamic than ever before. The Gods and Kings expansion features a reworked combat system and AI that puts more emphasis on a balanced army composition. The new system allows your lines to stand longer than they could before, so you, as a player, can make smarter tactical decisions without worrying about a single unlucky roll of the dice.
  • Naval Combat: Your navy is now split into two different ship types, melee and ranged. This means that no coastal city should be considered safe, and can now fall to a surprise naval attack. Additionally, all embarked units now have Defensive Embarkation, and can stack with a naval unit for extra protection. Add to this the new Great Admiral, and the high seas have become a much more dangerous place.
  • New Wonders: There will be 9 new Wonders with all new effects including Neuschwanstein, the Great Mosque of Djenne, the Terracotta Army, the Great Firewall, and the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Three new Scenarios:
    • Medieval: Grow your medieval kingdom into one of the great nations of Renaissance Europe, fending off outside invasions from Mongols and Ottoman Turks and fighting the religious wars of the Crusades and Reformation!
    • Fall of Rome: Play as either Eastern Rome or Western Rome trying to fend off the barbarians OR as one of the barbarians themselves.
    • Empires of the Smoky Skies: Build flying airships and huge tractor-like tanks from the unique tech tree of this Victorian science-fiction scenario, and use them to spread your empire across the pre-industrial world.

Also check below to see the developers talk about the new integrations to the critically acclaimed 2010 PC game. Pre-purchase it on Steam here for just $26.99, $3 off of the original price due to a pre-order sale. Also Valve has incorporated the Steam Workshop with Civilization V, therefore people can create mods for the strategic turn-based game. However Steam Workshop is not supported with Mac for Civilization V.

Fight zombies and cast spells in the upcoming The Sims 3 expansion


The latest addition for The Sims 3 will take you to a supernatural world filled with werewolves, vampires, and yup, everyone’s favorite opponent nowadays, zombies. The new expansion is slated to release in September this fall. No word on a specific day yet. Check out the details below and trailer. Additionally, you can pre-order your copy now and if you pre-register your copy of the new expansion, you’ll receive an exclusive Plants vs. Zombies poster and shirt to use for your character and their home. There’s also The Sims 3 Supernatural Limited Edition that includes some more awesome Plants vs. Zombies (great game by the way and I highly recommend it) content like an adorable peashooter of your own.

  • Play as supernatural Sims: Create witches, wizards, werewolves, more intriguing vampires, and fairies, each with their own magical abilities, traits, and interactions.
  • Explore the town of Moonlight Falls: Discover what mysteries and abilities are revealed by the light of the full moon. Will your Sims freak out or become more powerful?
  • Hone your magical crafts and share the enchantment: Learn to cast spells and find rare ingredients to brew elixirs, so you can charm or hex your Sims’ lives. Send your magical elixirs to any of your friends’ games who have The Sims 3. Your Sims can hone their psychic abilities and build a career as mystic fortune teller.
  • Discover supernatural items: Race around the arena on your broomstick, visit the gypsy caravan, or preen in front of your magic mirror. Even awaken the classic character of Bonehilda, the quirky skeletal maid. With tons of new enchanted objects, what will happen next?
  • Deck out your home in gothic style: Add a secret lair with the sliding bookcase door and fill your home with creepy new furniture.
  • Zombification: Mix a special elixir to create shuffling, brain-hungry monsters of your very own. Chomp on other Sims to spread the love and wreak havoc. Don’t fret, you can always concoct an elixir to change your Sims back.
  • EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CONTENT PACK:
  • Preorder The Sims 3 Supernatural Limited Edition and receive exclusive content from the world of Plants vs Zombies, including new outfits and a working Peashooter!
  • Peashooter – This steadfast ally is ready to defend your house from zombified Sims and other unsavory characters like burglars and repo men! It actually shoots peas at unwanted guests!
  • Ripped Zombie Suit Outfit – Dress your male or female Sim in the classic zombie attire from PvZ.
  • Newspaper Zombie Suit Outfit – There’s nothing quite as terrifying as loud boxers and sock garters. Dress your male or female Sim up as the newspaper zombie from PvZ.
  • Cone and Bucket hats – Those pesky zombies might have worn these objects for protection, but they also make a bold fashion statement. Deck your male or female Sim out in this hilarious headgear.
  • EXCLUSIVE REGISTRATION INCENTIVE:
  • Register your The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack online to get these items and add a little Plants vs Zombies flavor to your game!
  • PvZ Poster – Let your Sims show their love of the popular game with this cool wall art.
  • PvZ T-shirt – Dress your male or female Sim and show off their kooky spirit.

Meet StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’s new units


There’s been a lot of talk about Blizzard’s Diablo III and World of Warcraft‘s next expansion, Mists of Pandaria; but now there’s some news concerning StarCraft II‘s upcoming Zerg expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Considering it was the MLG Spring Championship, Blizzard decided to release new information about the Wings of Liberty follow-up. Each race receives some upgrades and new units. A unit the Protoss get is the Mothership Core that allows players to recall their units back home. The Terran receives the Widow Mine, which clings onto enemy units and provides a devastating area-of-effect damage. Then the Zerg receives the Viper that can manipulate units by dragging enemy units closer to your units or provide a smoke screen which reduces the range of the enemy’s units. Check out the trailers below which showcases more new units for Protoss, Terran, and Zerg.

Mists of Pandaria mount and tier sets revealed


Pandaren’s Dragon Turtle Mount

As most MMO players probably know by now, Blizzard Entertainment is working on their new expansion to their 12 million subscribers game, World of Warcraft. The expansion is known as Mists of Pandaria and focuses on a brand new race called the Pandaren. The Pandaren are well…pandas. Yes, once this expansion releases you’ll be forced to kill pandas in PvP and whatever quests Blizzard thinks up. It doesn’t seem right to kill something that cute, but regardless as it comes with no surprise MoP introduces a new world highly influenced by the Eastern Asian countries.

Wandering Isle

With this new world, Blizzard will introduce (and hopefully finalized) talent system which has been re-vamped ever since Cataclysm was announced and annoyingly it bears extreme resemblance to Blizzard’s Diablo III (you know there’s a reason one’s called Diablo III and WoW – you can’t just copy and paste the same attributes into games). There will be new quests of course, daily quests as well, and WoW’s Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton has detailed there will be no restriction how how many daily quests you are allowed to complete, compared to the present cap of just 25 daily quests. Oh right and they’re introducing the new class, the monk, who’s not restricted to only Horde or Alliance. More updates to come soon.

Mists of Pandaria Armor Sets: Druid Tier 14, Hunter Tier 14, Warlock Challenge Mode

Battlefield 3 Premium Service revealed by European PlayStation blog, Close Quarters DLC expansion out next Monday


*article taken from Eurogamer*

Battlefield 3Premium launches on Monday 4th June for £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$79.95 (and $49.99), according to Sony.

The PlayStation 3 maker listed the heavily rumoured package in its European PlayStation Store update today (since removed). It is yet to be confirmed by EA.

According to the update Battlefield Premium launches alongside the Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC expansion, which goes live on Monday 4th June for £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$23.95.

We had expected EA to announce Battlefield Premium, which gives gamers early access to BF3 expansions as well as other benefits, during its E3 press conference next week.

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC will feature:

  • Get plunged into frantic and relentless infantry combat
  • Check your corners as death can come from any angle
  • HD destruction lets you reduce entire locales to ruin
  • Earn new weapons and bring them back to the base game
  • Complete new assignments and equip unique dog tags
  • Play in new ways, mixing team play and instant action

Anno 2070 expansion announced


I feel like everyday there’s a new mainstream game or even DLC receiving an announcement. This time it’s Ubisoft’s Anno 2070. The real-time strategy game will be getting an expansion titled Deep Ocean that will be releasing this fall among the powerhouse lineup of games that will be releasing around the same time as well. There is no set price at this time, but it’ll probably be known soon.

Ubisoft has detailed the following features to the new expansion (Game Informer):

• New Civilization Level

For the first time in the history of the Anno series, an add-on brings a new civilization level: the Tech faction is expanded by the Genius population class.

• A Deeper Game Experience

The new population class grants access to the new Tech Monument, new corresponding production chains and consumption goods. Furthermore, this new class features all-new vehicles and new items allowing players to develop industries, strengthen economies and exploit new resources.

• Additional Content and Challenges

Players will also be able to:

– Acquire enemy territories without military force using the Hostile Takeover feature.

– Resolve energy problems by building the new underwater geothermal power plant.

– Optimize energy supply through Energy Transfer between islands.

– Face a new dangerous disaster: the Tsunami!

– Unlock new rewards for each faction’s career ladder.

– Take advantage of new underwater trading routes.

– Experience over 150 new challenging quests.

– Unlock over 30 new achievements.

– Access player comparison via new leaderboards.

Anno 2070 Debut Trailer

2K Games release date on Civilization V: Gods and Kings


On June 19, 2012, the much anticipated expansion, Gods & Kings, for Civilization V is coming to North America. A few days later on June 22, 2012, it will also release internationally. The expansion will include new technologies, religions, leaders, and units. There will be 27 new units, 14 new buildings, and 9 new civilizations which includes the Celts, Byzantines, and Carthaginians to name a few. Along with these new additions, there will be a newly build religion system. Players will rather faith as the new resource much like they do for culture and science. Players have the ability to create their own religion or choose from 11 popular real-world religions. Players will be able to spread their influence of their chosen religion and values across other civilizations that will ultimately play a diplomatic role in allegiances within the game. Along with the new religion system integrated by the expansion, Firaxis changed the battle system to be more engaging. As a result, they upped the hit points on units in order to draw out battles; therefore if a player is caught off-guard by an ambush, they have the possibility to call in reinforcements to help against the threat. Another big improvement Firaxis incorporated is the split between the naval units, allowing for both melee and range sea units, which allows for more strategical ideas.

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