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Wolfenstein: The New Order – Out Today for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Europe, 1960. The tide of World War II has been turned using a new kind of mysterious, advanced technology. Using unrelenting force and intimidation, a ruthless world power has brought even the most powerful of nations to their knees. The regime now dominates the globe with an iron fist. You are the only man capable of rewriting history.

In Wolfenstein: The New Order, assume the role of super soldier B.J. Blazkowicz as he uses elite combat tactics and an arsenal of uber advanced weaponry to take down the most powerful empire the world has ever known. Join forces with a band of dedicated resistance fighters and launch an offensive battle that spans the globe and beyond, as you seek to uncover the truth behind how this regime conquered the world so quickly. Take on massive mechs, super soldiers, and an army of seemingly unstoppable might as you fight to free the planet from a nightmare of unimaginable tyranny.

Start Your Consoles for Nascar 14

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BIG NEWS for our readers on the other side of the pond – our friends over at Deep Silver reminded us that the racing game NASCAR ’14, developed by ETX Racing, is available as of yesterday in North America for Xbox 360. NASCAR ’14 is billed to include the most requested gaming feature from previous titles: online leagues, allowing gamers to band together to overtake rivals on the track. NASCAR ’14 also delivers skill-based matchmaking for the first time in franchise history.

When gamers aren’t competing online, they can build their career or take the wheel of their favorite drivers to relive the best NASCAR moments from 2013 and purchase new 2014 highlights throughout the season. Using authentic physics and real race data from licensed drivers, and featuring all NASCAR-sanctioned tracks, fans can keep current with the 2014 NASCAR season by buying monthly content packs filled with multiple races for only $5 each. NASCAR fans can now do more than just watch the race – they can drop into a recreation of an exact race moment soon after it happens to relive or rewrite history.

With the Daytona 500 only a week away, the level of anticipation for the 2014 NASCAR season is reaching its climax with teams, drivers and fans. We are equally as excited about the launch of NASCAR ’14, as it brings our sport into the homes of gaming enthusiasts across the country.

said Blake Davidson, NASCAR Vice President of licensing and consumer products.

Features and highlights of NASCAR ’14:

  • It’s your turn to immerse yourself in the full-throttle thrill of the world’s most exciting motor sports racing series in NASCAR ’14. Take the wheel from your favorite driver and participate in the race week experience complete with practice, qualifying and race day challenges. With your favorite personalities and replays, NASCAR ’14 is the authentic NASCAR experience for fans.
  • Take advantage of “NASCAR Highlights” to determine the outcome of the biggest race thrills. Monthly DLC packs available for $5 each will feature key moments from recent races in the 2014 season. ETX Racing recreates the action where exact condition of the cars is the same and track positions are identical – the only difference is you!
  • Work your way through the ranks in a comprehensive career mode; complete with custom car builds, sponsor acquisition and R&D to get your team into victory lane.
  • Race against the official NASCAR teams & drivers on your favorite tracks including the high banks of Daytona, the twists & turns of Sonoma and the exhilarating speed of Talladega.
  • Take competition to the next level and host online leagues with your friends, fully supported by statistics, challenges, rankings and replay.
  • Take advantage of dynamic skill-based matchmaking, tournaments and easy drop in/out server browser functionality for a fair and enjoyable experience.

NASCAR ’14 is on store shelves in North America today, February 18, 2014 and is rated “E” (for Everyone) by the ESRB.

Beat Hazard Ultra finally lands on XBLIG

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Over 3 years ago the original Beat Hazard was released on Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) and marked the start of Steve Hunt’s near career as an Indie Developer. Having working for worked for big studios for nearly 15 years it was time for change – based out of his Northwest UK home, Steve created Cold Beam Games, a one man games studio. Now 3 years on he is back with Beat Hazard Ultra.

Beat Hazard Ultra adds awesome new features to the original Beat Hazard:

  • Co-op and Verses online and local multiplayer
  • Boss Rush and Survival modes
  • 2 New bosses and 10 new enemy ships
  • 24 perks to unlock and 3 devastating tactical weapons

Experience your music collection as never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music.

Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups!

Beat Hazard seamlessly mixes the love of gaming and music. Together they become greater than the sum of their parts.

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Since the games original release it has been ported to 6 other platforms, (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and PS3). Beat Hazard has sold in excess of 700,000 copies and grossed over $2.2 million. With overall development costs in the region of $70,000, this gives a return on investment of 3000%!

Download Beat Hazard Ultra TODAY and help support indie game development. Costing just 400MSP you have no reason not to go download this now.

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Scourge: Outbreak Finally Unleashed

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Out now on XBLA. What more needs to be said? Oh OK, read the press release below… but then go get the game, OK?

Set in the near future, Scourge: Outbreak throws you into the boots of Echo Squad, an elite group of mercenaries hired by The Tarn Initiative to deal a decisive blow against the power-hungry Nogari Corporation. Stranded on Nogari Island shortly after being mysteriously attacked during your covert insertion, and  surrounded on all sides by hostile forces, the only way out is to complete the mission. You’ll require all of your skill and firepower to stay alive as you fight your way through the chaos that has consumed the alien-infested Nogari facilities that lie before you…

The entire campaign supports up to four-player co-op, with full jump-in/jump-out support, squad AI to fill in empty slots and in-game voice chat for effective tactical co-ordination. Co-op matchmaking makes it quick and easy to find a game, or let other players find you.

Special abilities play an important role in co-op, with features from the unique Static Shield providing defensive tactical options, and the Dynamic Shockwave enabling players to combine their powers offensively.

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Scourge: Outbreak features four XP categories with ten ranks to level up. In the co-op category, players gain XP by intercepting enemies attacking your allies, or reviving fallen team-mates on the field. Increasing your co-op rank unlocks useful gameplay perks such as shared radar vision, faster revives and longer bleed-out times. All of the co-op perks help your squad survive longer and make you more effective in combat.

Other features:
Quick Order System – Combat-sensitive orders can be given to player and AI squad member’s through both instant orders to the nearest available team-mate and orders delegated to specific squad members.

Flashbacks – Each character has a unique flashback. Part of the challenge is figuring out how everyone’s flashback’s fit together to discover what happened to Echo Squad.

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Planetary Shield Hits The Indie Games Channel

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After the launching for Android, Planetary Shield now comes to the Indie Games section of the Xbox 360 from Axouxere Games. With Planetary Shield you will test your skills to save the planet and the human race. You can play alone or with a friend and protect the Earth!

Planetary Shield is a game of skill in which you must destroy all the meteorites before they impact on Earth and weaken its shields to destruction. But your mission is not just to destroy the meteors, you also have to cover and maneuver rescue ships fleeing from Earth. Your armament is a ball of energy generated between two satellites. You can also get items that will help you in your mission, such as a missile that destroys the nearby meteorites, an object that repairs your shield, or another that makes you invulnerable for a limited time.

The Planetary Shield operation has begun! Out now for 80 MS Points.