How is everyone’s Orc slaying going, 5-skulled all the missions? Killed over 30,000 Orcs? Dared to brave nightmare mode? Well, no matter where you are on your quest, things are set to get even more interesting with the announcement of two DLC packs for OMD on Steam. Details of the first DLC pack include two exciting new traps and two exciting new magic powers – so lets check them out! Read more
Great news for Age of Empires Online fans – Microsoft Studios and Gas Powered Games are today pushing out the brand new civilisations, the Persians! The Persians will be the first “pro” civilisation. This means players start straight away at level 20 allowing players to immediately tech up and start with gear already attached. Players will be able jump straight into the action with Persia with no worries about having to trudge through the early levels for experienced players. This does come at a cost though as there is no story driving campaign quests with the Persians. Microsoft Studios clarified on the reasons for this as follows:
Persia won’t have a story campaign, since our goal was to get players access to high level content quickly. We’d love to create some Persian story content later, since that culture has an amazing history, but for this launch, we wanted to focus on a way to accelerate advanced players into gameplay. Read more
Things have been quiet for the Zynga Dallas crew who used to be known as Bonfire Studios. Infact, we haven’t heard anything from them since they were acquired by Zynga this time last year. It was a pleasant surprise to see Zynga announce the studio had been working on an exciting massively multiplayer social game called “Castleville”. The press release reads as follows: Read more
Great news for everyone who has been eagerly awaiting the release of Orcs Must Die on Steam – Robot just released the game one day early! Patrick Hudson, CEO of Robot Entertainment announced today:
“The pre-launch buzz around Orcs Must Die! has been outstanding, We have an opportunity to release the game a little bit early so we jumped at the chance to let players start massacring orcs a day early.” Read more
After having battled our way through the futuristic cities and battled numerous enemies – from feisty damsels to menacing synthetic hornets, Pam has been through alot during the weeks investigating the case. Now she and the VSF are ready to launch their attack on the robotic AI controlled flying bikes. While this level is mostly about the final showdown between Pam and Kumiko it is important to explore the level as well for those looking to get the highest scores. As Kenny points out If you want extra points make sure that you kill the main villain last.
Completing this level will wrap up your time in Atomic City. Never fear though, Dusty has previously hinted at an additional two levels which we might see arriving in the form of DLC in the future. So stay tuned and we’ll see you again in Atomic City!
So the date is finally upon us – October 5th the release date of Orcs Must Die! (OMD) on Xbox Live Arcade. I have been playing OMD! over the last few days and have been extremely impressed with the game. OMD is the first original IP game to be launched by Robot Entertainment. For a number of people at the studio who worked previously at Ensemble this is the first game outside of the traditional RTS field. For those people this game is a breath of fresh air allowing for a new type creativity to flourish, and it certainly has done. OMD is a third person action strategy game. The goal of the game is simple – kill Orcs, kill them in any way you can. Players can choose between weapons, traps and magic to do the job. The Orcs must be killed before a certain number reach the rifts at the other end of the level. Otherwise its game over! Read more
Great news for all PC players on Steam – the War Mage has landed and Orcs Must Die! The demo of Orcs Must Die has hit Steam and is available for download right now! At 1GB in size you’ll soon be able to jump in on the action in no time! The demo features 3 playable levels from the game and some of the initial traps like the floor spikes and boom barrel. Equipped with your sword and cross bow – its time to go out into battle and defend the fortresses from Orc invasion!
RadioKenny’s Atomic City Adventures guide has been updated with Mission #6. In this mission Agent Rodgers has to brave the Industrial Complex of Kyoto Industries in order to plant the override protocol in Kyoto’s systems so that the VSF can re-take control of the dangerous weapons. I quite enjoyed this mission which involves quite alot of fighting both air and ground units. As Kenny points out, it’s not a great idea just to go in with all guns blazing, I recommend taking each corner separately and disperse with the flying enemies first. Often you can start to fire on the enemy from a distance allowing you to damage a unit quite significantly before it sees you and starts to attack.
The AI antenna’s on this level are pretty easy to find. Kenny’s map will point you in the right direction for the contraband and weapons collectors! Take a look at the latest guide below and enjoy your gold score!