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Two Worlds II: Pirates Of The Flying Fortress Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Reality Pump and Zuxxez Entertainment have released Pirates of the Flying Fortress, the first expansion for the RPG adventure title, Two Worlds II.The fantasy RPG add-on takes players into the "gloomy pirate world" and features thunder and rain storms, new weapons, impact oriented horse armor, and all new boss encounters.

Plots within plots and schemes within schemes devolve the crew of the Wandering Wrath into mistrust and outright mutiny, and all the while the lives of the islands' innocents hang perilously in the balance. The ship's notorious captain is a man so cruel and vile, he is said to have been born without a soul. Yet it is often true in the murky underbelly of the harsh seas, that things aren't always what they seem. Captain Ed Teal recruits the hero of the story for a personal errand, one such errand that's allegedly unconnected with treasure, but rather to reconnect him with his lost love; a secluded and hermitical maiden by the name of Maren who is said to inhabit the islands. Uninvited eyes are always watching where there is fame and fortune to be had. The Wandering Wrath's second and third in command, Cutter and Nicky Nails, have agenda's of their own. Trust is the rarest of all currencies, and none will be found by those unwilling to shed a little of his own… or a few buckets of blood.

Pirates of the Flying Fortress introduces more than a sufficient amount of new gameplay elements. In addition to an archipelago filled with new vegetation in which players can traverse whether by foot, on horseback, sailing their own boat or even by swimming, there is also all-new races and bosses who lurk in the depths of the unexplored islands. Brilliantly flavored with stunning new cut-scenes, the 12+ hours of main quests await the player, permeated with twists and surprises at every decision. Dozens of new weapons including the crossbow, permanent potions and new armor accessories to increase the hero’s stats, effective horse armor, as well as fresh fighting techniques will provide the perfect means to get an all-new experience in the world of Antaloor. Thrilling in-game video sequences, created with new animation techniques and new weather effects like rain and storms; even seasoned "Two Worlds" veterans will get their money's worth! In "Pirates of the Flying Fortress" the archipelago world is debuted in a more realistic and compelling presentation than ever before, thanks to attacking plants, the realistic fauna and new atmospheric particle effects . The same applies to the story, which is pushed forward with cinematic animations, elaborately staged cut-scenes and amazingly scripted dialogs. And finally, the four additional multiplayer adventure maps grant players with cooperative long-term entertainment.


  • Lush, living open world brimming with new quests, items, and NPCs
  • Singleplayer world map expanded by 25% as well as 4 brand-new multiplayer maps
  • Deep, engaging story voiced by an all-new cast
  • Scores of new, fully-customizable weapons, armor & loot
  • Horse armor and improved horse mechanics
  • A flexible combat system with variable attack moves, parrying and special tricks
  • State-of-the-art technology, thanks to a powerful GRACETM engine and special tools
  • Lots of mini-games for breaking up gameplay
  • Intuitive user interface for the DEMONSTM Magic system and the PAPACTM Alchemy system
  • Mercenaries and magically-created beings accompany the player
  • Complex object management with movable and usable items
  • Special CRAFTTM tool enables the individual configuration of armor and weapons
  • Many Boss opponents, including special combat strategies and unique rewards
  • Various ways of moving, like walking, running, sprinting, riding, swimming, sailing and teleporting
  • Captivating background story with numerous cutscenes
  • Extensive Multiplayer part including building/setup simulation
  • Two Worlds II Full Version Installed
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
  • Processor: Intel Mac (2,0 GHz)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader 4.0 and 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB hard drive space
  • Other: Internet connection for Multiplayer
  • Peripherals: Mouse, Keyboard
Pirates of the Flying Fortress is available now for $26.96 (USD), a ten percent discount.

Two Worlds II: Pirates Of The Flying Fortress
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Diablo III Beta Early Impressions
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 8 comments

Blizzard Entertainment recently announcement that closed beta testing had begun on the upcoming action RPG sequel, Diablo III. Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted some early information about the eagerly anticipated game's features.

In fact, much of the scenery is destructible, wagons can be pulverised, and even buildings can crumble as you explore them. It’s bizarre to experience, doubled by its being bizarre for destructible environments to feel so unusual in this genre. But this of course means I now feel obliged to demolish every table, cart and chair I encounter. I must smash. Smash all. And it’s worth keeping an eye out of any interesting switches or levers, as giving these a tug might bring down some more ceiling furniture on nearby mobs.
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Diablo III Closed Beta Impressions
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World of Warcraft Patch 4.3 Features Previewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzplanet has posted a new article examining some of the new information Blizzard Entertainment has revealed about the upcoming 4.3 patch for the company's fantasy MMO, World of Warcraft. The preview includes details about new dungeon raids, and a new rogue legendary weapon. The article also includes a patch focused Q&A.

The focus of our 4.3 patch is the heroes’ final battle against Deathwing the dragon. There will be an epic raid where 10 and 25 player groups can try to defeat Deathwing. In addition, we have three 5 player dungeons to kind of set the stage; it will be kind of similar to the way the dungeons in the Icecrown patch lead up to the final conflict against the Lich King. We have a new legendary weapon that players will be able to get in the raid. We have a Raid Finder system that will work a lot like Dungeon Finder to allow more casual raiders to get into the content. And we have a couple of character customization features we’ve talked about already: Transmogrification which lets you change the look of your armor and Void Storage which gives you a place to store it all. And then finally we have an update to the Darkmoon Faire – an entire island full of fun carnival games.
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Blizzplanet: WoW 4.3 Patch Details
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EVE Online Lead Designer Discusses All Things EVE
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

iGame Radio has posted a new interview with CCP Games' Kristoffer Touborg. The lead designer for the company's sci-fi MMO, EVE Online, discussed a variety of topics about the game including recent updates, Incarna, and myths about the game's difficulty.

We sat down with lead designer Kristoffer Touborg of EVE Online to talk the ins and outs of the latest update to this space sandbox MMOG, Incarna, and the upheaval that resulted from the launch of their in-game store.

We also had a chance to talk about the myth that EVE Online is too difficult to play, or that everyone hates you while playing it, and dispel those rumors with some more concrete information and facts.

Learn more at the link below.

iGame Radio: EVE Online Interview
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