Archive for July, 2010

World of Tanks Preview -

Friday, July 23rd, 2010, posted by skg

from the MMORPG Center dept.

“World of Tanks promises to be a team base MMO dedicated to armored warfare. As tank commander you will experience some of the most action packed tanks battle, while having the ability to buy and drive over 150 armored vehicles from Germany, America and Soviet Union plus some from the allies tanks (from Churchill up to Matilda, there are all there)


As young promising tank commanders players begin their career within a light tank division. From there three subdivisions will be opened for future paths: Self Propelled Artillery (SPG), Tank Destroyers(TD), moving up to Medium Tanks or going for the big boys like Tiger/IS, Heavy Tanks.

Thanks to MMORPG Center.

New World of Tanks gameplay

Thursday, July 15th, 2010, posted by skg

PVP screens for Kingdom Heroes

Friday, July 9th, 2010, posted by skg

from the Up in the Aeria dept

Aeria Games wants players to know what to expect out of Kingdom Heroes, and one of the biggest draws can be explained in three letters: PvP. More specifically, large-scale PvP that features up to 100 participants on each side, culminating in the bloody Kingdom Wars that are shown off in a new set of official screens. The first picture in the gallery is a brief moment of calm before the storm, with the subsequent images showing off just how bloody the fighting can get.”

Thanks to Massively. mini review of Grandia Online

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010, posted by skg

from the In Japan dept.

A teaser review of Grandia Online, a BigWorld-powered game by Gamearts currently only available in Japan/beta.

The combat system in Grandia is all in real-time and mostly similar to the previous Grandia games in the series including the familiar Initiative Point (IP) Gauge, which is used for the game’s Ultimate Action Battle System. The gauge, represented as a circle, contains icons representing each character in a player’s party, as well as each enemy monster currently engaged. The icons move across the gauge to its end, which allows the player to accumulate combo points that can be saved to unleash powerful combination attacks along with other party members. Special combat abilities called Just Commands can be learned by continually using an equipped weapon, and occupy their own specific hot bar that can be quickly used during battle.As players defeat enemies, they gain experience points that go towards gaining levels, allowing a character to become stronger and face progressively more difficult opponents. The number of individuals in a player’s party, as well as the use of computer partners and high-level differences between characters can all adversely affect experience gain.

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Beta blitz for World of Tanks

Thursday, July 1st, 2010, posted by skg

from the Fire in the Hole dept.’s BigWorld-powered title – World of Tanks is going into beta. Kind of a cross between Counterstrike, Tank-Chess and ladled generously with WWII carnage, this is the most action-packed MMOTANKFPS you will ever play. Get on it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE® Announces Closed Beta Test for World of Tanks

London (1st July, 2010) –® is glad to announce that the closed beta test for its anticipated MMO game World of Tanks is due to begin on July 8, 2010 with the registration for it starting today at .

Over the next few months World of Tanks players worldwide will get access to more than 70 authentic military vehicles representing German and Soviet sides with a chance to unlock and explore their full upgrade and level-up potential in tense PvP battles. 7 unique maps featuring various types of terrain designed to provide the ultimate action-packed experience will serve as proving grounds for the beta test.® is inviting keen history enthusiasts and all fans of online multiplayer games to sign up and participate in World of Tanks closed beta stressing the importance of their feedback for further polishing and tuning the game.

“We are extremely happy to give the green light to World of Tanks closed beta, “says Nick Katselapov, producer of the game. “After three and a half years of hard work the development team is eager to listen to the opinion of our players as we hope to gather a lot of valuable information. In the course of the beta test we will keep on adding new content by introducing new maps, modes and features and expanding the fleet of vehicles”.

Register for the beta test at

For more information on World of Tanks, visit

About World of Tanks

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.

But being a great tank commander alone isn’t enough to win! In World of Tanks, it’s all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the TANK POWER!

Key Features:

  • Action-packed 15-vs-15 PvP Tank battles
  • Mixture of Action, Strategy, Simulation and MMORPG genres
  • 150 Vehicles, thousands of upgrades
  • Unprecedented global Clan Wars

About®® is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 140-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II.’s Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy! Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010® was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2010 World of Tanks won “Best MMO” prize.

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Northern Blade in-game footage

Thursday, July 1st, 2010, posted by skg

from the Up There dept.