29 January 2013
| | iTZKooPA
Upset that you missed out on the bonus in-game currency when purchasing Marvel Heroes Founder’s packages? Wipe away those tears! The folks over at Gazillion Entertainment have reinstated the bonus that expired on January 23.
Even better, the company will award those that purchased Founder’s packages in the interim the new amount of coinage to keep everything fair and square.
The starter ($19.99), premium ($29.99) and ultimate ($199.99) packs include everything that they did during the initial promotion plus some extra in-game scratch.
- Starter Pack: $10 of in-game currency included, plus $5 BONUS in-game currency
- Premium Pack: $30 of in-game currency included, plus $25 BONUS in-game currency
- Ultimate Pack: $50 of in-game currency included, plus $45 BONUS in-game currency
Only 2,500 Ultimate packs are being offered as part of the Founder’s program. Securing one guarantees closed beta access and a mention in the game credits. Get one while you can.
Marvel Heroes is on track to meet its Spring 2013 release.
25 July 2012
| | Heartbourne
You heard it here first (or last), folks: Mists of Pandaria has a release date. You can pre-order the game now and begin downloading, but the Mists of Pandaria content will not be available until the game launches on September 25th.
Players opting for the digital download can choose either the retail version of the game at $39.99, or the “Digital Deluxe” edition for $59.99, which includes all of the digital bonuses that owners of the boxed Collector’s Edition receive, including:
- The Imperial Quilen mount and Lucky Quilen Cub pet for World of Warcraft
- Infested Orc and Night Elf Templar portraits for StarCraft II
- Pandaren themed banner and sigil for Diablo III
27 June 2012
| | Beararms
Well, the wait is almost over, although The Secret World doesn’t officially release until July 3rd people who have pre-ordered the game will have early game access this Friday, June 29th at 6pm CET/ 9am PDT.
Players who pre-order now will receive:
- Early game access
- In-game item with XP Boost
- Reserve your character name
- Exclusive in-game t-shirt
- Egyptian cat in-game pet that gives heals over time in combat.
We’ll have a full rundown of coverage for you on Friday to stay your hand while you tick away the minutes to the launch of the modern day MMORPG.
26 April 2012
| | Mike
Perfect World Entertainment, publishers behind the upcoming online RPG Torchlight 2, announced today that those that pre-order the game will also receive access to the Neverwinter closed beta, which is scheduled for later this year.
Those that pre-order are not guaranteed immediate access, so everyone will not get keys on day one of closed beta testing, but everyone will eventually get keys as most player are added to the CBT.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering Torchlight 2, head-over to the official site to buy your copy.
3 April 2012
| | Mike
Funcom has opened up their pre-orders for their upcoming MMORPG, The Secret World, and with it revealed all the goodies players will get along with the game.
First, and most importantly, players that pre-order the game will get access to all beta weekends, starting with the first on May 11th. In addition to beta access, players will also receive the following bonuses and in-game rewards.
By pre-ordering The Secret World ($49.99) you will also get access to these exclusive rewards:
- Guaranteed Early Access to the game, up to four days prior to the game’s official launch
(If you pre-order you get at least one day (24 hours) of early access. Depending on availability you get up to four days. The availability is settled on a first come, first serve basis.)
- An exclusive in-game item providing an experience boost to progression
- An exclusive in-game t-shirt featuring a unique monster design
- A powerful pet (Ferocious Wolf, Egyptian Cat or Loyal Hound) to support the player in combat
- A head start on character naming before the game launches
Orders are also open for optional packs, which include additional in-game items and gears. You can also check out the new Pre-order trailer below.
22 February 2011
| | Heartbourne
Starcraft II: Devil’s Due, the sequel to Heaven’s Devils (see our review), is now available for pre-order from Amazon and other retailers. Amazon has it in hardcover and Kindle editions, which can be read on the iPad, all iOS devices running iOS4 or later, Android devices and more. The iBookstore also has the book available for pre-order.
The book is authored by Christie Golden, my favorite author for Blizzard’s universes. She also authored Heaven’s Devils, World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, and World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King.
Amazon also has a fresh description and excerpt for those who can’t wait to get their hands on the book:
The year is 2494. Almost five years ago, Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay were members of the Heaven’s Devils, an elite Confederate marine unit praised for its nerves of steeland combat expertise. After making a stand against their corrupt commanding officer, the two men were forced to go AWOL or risk being unjustly prosecuted and resocialized.Now, Raynor and Findlay are outlaws hounded by an unyielding interstellar marshal. Life, however, has never beenbetter. Each day is another chance to pilfer more credits from the Confederacy’s deep coffers. Each night holds the promise of spending their hard-earned profits in bars, brothels, and gambling halls. But a man can only run so far before the law—and his past—catch up with him. . . .
Devils’ Due recounts an unforgettable period of Jim Raynor’s life as he descends into the Koprulu sector’s criminal underworld alongside the street-savvy Findlay. Here, far from his humble upbringing on the fringe world of Shiloh, Raynor will face some of the most trying challenges of his life. The decisions he makes will alter his destiny forever and put his father’s oft-spoken wisdom, “A man is what he chooses to be,” to the ultimate test.
17 August 2010
| | Heartbourne
The Cataclysm is nearly upon us! Blizzard has announced the contents of the Cataclysm Collector’s Edition. Now might be the time to preorder the Cataclysm novel to get the Cataclysm backstory and the regular edition of Cataclysm or the CE if you so desire.
The contents and announcement are as follows:
IRVINE, Calif – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for a limited-release Collector’s Edition of World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™, the third expansion for the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game,* World of Warcraft. The special Collector’s Edition package, which will only be available at retail stores, will include the following exclusive bonus items in addition to the game disc:
Art of the Cataclysm art book, featuring 176 pages of never-before-seen images from the archives of the Blizzard Entertainment cinematics department and the World of Warcraft development team, as well as progressive visuals from multiple stages of development.
Exclusive in-game pet: he may not be a breaker of worlds just yet, but Lil’ Deathwing will still proudly accompany heroes on their struggle to save Azeroth from his much, much larger counterpart.
Behind-the-scenes DVD with over an hour of developer interviews and commentaries, as well as a special Warcraft® retrospective examining the rich gaming history of the Warcraft universe.
Soundtrack featuring 10 epic new tracks from Cataclysm, including exclusive bonus tracks.
Special-edition mouse pad depicting Deathwing menacing the ravaged continents of Azeroth.
World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards, including a 60-card starter deck from the Wrathgate series, two extended-art cards, and two Collector’s Edition-exclusive hero cards, marking the first appearance of goblin and worgen heroes in the TCG.
The first two World of Warcraft expansions, The Burning Crusade® and Wrath of the Lich King®, each shattered PC game sales records upon their release. In Cataclysm, the face of Azeroth will be forever altered by the return of the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing. Players will explore once-familiar areas of the world that have now been reshaped by the devastation and filled with new adventures. In an effort to survive the planet-shattering cataclysm, two new playable races — worgen and goblins — will join the struggle between the Alliance and the Horde. As players journey to the new level cap of 85, they’ll discover newly revealed locations, acquire new levels of power, and come face to face with Deathwing in a battle to determine the fate of the world.
The beta test for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is currently underway. To set up a Battle.net account and sign up for a chance to participate, please visit the official Battle.net website at http://www.battle.net.
The World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Collector’s Edition will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh® at a suggested retail price of $79.99. The release date and other details for the game will be announced in the months ahead. For more information on World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, please visit the official website at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/cataclysm.