Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sony Online Entertainment Have Announced That EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate Is Now Available For Pre-Order
Sentinel's Fate will come with all the previous expansions to the series and their content. The retail version will come the Coveted Guarding of the Reasoned in-game armour, whilst the collectors edition coming with that and an exclusive armoured Highland Stalker, Armoured Highlands Stalker pet figurine, and the EverQuest DVD Documentary EverCracked!
WHAT: EverQuest®II Sentinel’s Fate™ and EverQuest®II Sentinel’s Fate™ Collectors Edition, the sixth expansion for the popular online game EverQuest®II, is now available for pre-order atwww.everquest2.com.
The expansion, scheduled to be available exclusively at retail on February 16, 2010, followed by the digital launch on February 23, 2010, is an all-in-one compilation pack which transports players into a universe of legend and lore where adventures are just the beginning. Both retail and digital versions will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (plus applicable taxes). Additionally, a Collectors Edition including exclusive items is being offered for $69.99 (plus applicable taxes)
Today also marks the debut of the epic documentary EverCracked! The Phenomenon of EverQuest available exclusively on IGN.com, the leading videogames website. The five part weekly series, produced by Jace Hall, chronicles the trials and tribulations leading to the development, launch and success of the genre-defining massively multiplayer online game which celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2009. The first installment is available here
ABOUT EVERQUEST II SENTINEL’S FATE: EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate takes players into the fabled lands of Odus, filled with epic quests, magnificent dungeons and limitless content providing the ultimate MMO experience for all players. Sentinel’s Fate presents the next chapter of the EverQuest II legacy which will be written by the passion of players and fueled by the hunger for adventure.
EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate features:
• All Previous Expansions - Includes the new expansion pack and all five previous expansions and content
• Increased Level Cap – Reach new heights with a level cap increase to 90
• Amazing New Zones – Explore two expansive new overland zones, The Sundered Frontier and Stonebrunt Highlands
• The Quests Continues - Experience the legend of Odus through 400 new quests
• More Dungeons - Battle through 12 new dungeon additions
• New Weapons and Armor - Outfit characters with 2,000 new weapons, pieces of armor and items
• New Alternate Advancement Abilities - Optimize your character's power and strength with all new alternate advancement abilities
• Legends of Norrath™ - Includes digital card game client and The Fall of Erudin scenario
• 500 Station Cash™ - Select unique virtual items from the in-game EQII Marketplace
• 30-day subscription included for new EQII Accounts
Bonus Expansion Items
• Up to a 7-day headstart of gameplay access before the digital release
• Coveted Guarding of the Reasoned in-game armor piece to provide extra protection on your journey
• Up to a 7-day headstart of gameplay access before the digital release
• Exclusive Armored Highland Stalker in-game mount to accompany you through your Norrathian adventure
• Collectible Armored Highlands Stalker pet figurine
• Coveted Guarding of the Reasoned in-game armor piece to provide extra protection on your journey
• EverCracked! The Phenomenon of EverQuest DVD Documentary
• Coveted Guarding of the Learned armor piece to provide extra protection on your journey
EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate and EverQuest II Sentinel’s Fate Collectors Edition are available for pre-order beginning today at www.everquest2.com
For more details, new screenshots and the latest information visit www.sentinelsfate.com
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.
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About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment, a unit of News Corporation, is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 29.1 million unique users (U.S.) in September 2009, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive, What They Play and others) is one of the Web's leading videogame information destinations and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet.
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Microsoft Has Announced That The Xbox 360 Has Sold 10 Million Units Across Europe, Africa, And The Middle East
Microsoft has announced that after 4 years, the Xbox 360 has now sold over 10 Million Units across Europe, the Middle East, And Africa.
In The press release, Microsoft also say that they "...think that Xbox Live currently is about 12 to 18 months ahead of its main rival PlayStation Network when it comes to offering service and content beyond traditional games,”
LONDON – 12 November 2009 -Xbox 360 today announced that it had achieved console sales to 10 million consumers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in just four years. Reaching the landmark number has meant that Xbox 360 is the only console to achieve year-on-year growth across the region this year. The launch next week of instant streaming HD movies, Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm on Tuesday 17th November 2009 transforms Xbox LIVE into the largest social network connected to the TV and strengthens Xbox 360’s already impressive line up of interactive entertainment services.
“Xbox 360 continues to pull ahead of the competition when it comes to delivering on a complete home entertainment experience and we think that Xbox Live currently is about 12 to 18 months ahead of its main rival PlayStation Network when it comes to offering service and content beyond traditional games,” said Martin Olausson, Director of Digital Media Research at Strategy Analytics. “By introducing innovative new services and content such as Natal, instant streaming of full 1080P HD video, and integrating social media features such as Twitter and Facebook, Xbox will likely attract a wider audience than its rivals and is in a great position to maximize sales in the next few years”.
2009 has been a pivotal year in Xbox’s journey from its gaming origins to now changing the way people consume and share entertainment content, interact with each other online and continue to play great games. It’s a change that people are embracing; there are more than 20 million Xbox LIVE active members worldwide and there have been over 1 billion downloads of gaming and entertainment content, with movie downloads doubling in the last year alone.
“Reinventing entertainment through, play, watch, connect and share. This is the vision that we have for Xbox 360 and today that vision is the reality for 10 million Xbox owners. European consumers are very discerning and demand a connected entertainment experience. That’s why we focused on providing content that is right and relevant for them and entertainment beyond just gaming to movies, music and social networking. We have delivered on this promise and next week will bring real innovation into the living room through instant streaming high definition movies, connecting with friends on Facebook and Twitter and a personalised music channel. Together, this represents a real shift in the way people are entertained every day,” said Chris Lewis, vice president Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Europe.
This reinvention of entertainment has already seen a shift in where the Xbox lives in the home, with the majority (60%) of Xbox consoles now becoming integrated into the family living room. It has also caused a shift in the Xbox customer base as now 35% of Xbox customers are women and 64% are over the age of 25. The arrival of the much anticipated ‘Project Natal’ will create a new category of gaming and entertainment experiences through controller-free gaming that makes Xbox 360 more inclusive and relevant to an even wider audience.
About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is a premier video game and entertainment system. It is home to the best and broadest games plus more standard and high-definition movies and TV shows on demand than any other device connected to the TV. The digital centre of the living room, Xbox 360 blends unbeatable content, including personal pictures and music, with a unified online social network to create a limitless entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.
About Xbox LIVE
Xbox LIVE is the first and most comprehensive unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for people to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox LIVE connects more than 12 million members across 26 countries to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, downloadable games via Xbox LIVE Arcade, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, TV shows and movies in the United States as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favorite retail games. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Xbox 360 remains the only console showing positive year-on-year growth in 2009 so far, both across EMEA as a whole and in each of the 5 main markets within the region (UK, FR, DE, ES, IT) – Microsoft estimates based on Gfk ChartTrack data
 April 2009 Microsoft Internal Research Study
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EA Has announced that Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight is coming out On March 16th in N. America and March 19th in Europe. EA Have also announced the first Pre-Order incentives for the game. if you pre-order from http://www.commandandconquer.com/preorder you will get early access to the Command & Conquer 4 Beta, the games offciial soundtrack, and a exclusive prequel bonus mission.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Welcome to the beginning of the end! Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that gamers worldwide will experience an all-new way to play RTS games when Command & Conquer™4 Tiberian Twilight hits store shelves beginning March 16th. Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight brings the 15 year-long fan-beloved Tiberium saga to an epic and stunning conclusion and offers players innovative and compelling strategic depth through its new class-based gameplay, mobile bases and experience system throughout all game modes. EA also announced the first pre-order incentives for Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight. Fans who pre-order the game now will receive early access to the upcoming beta program, the game’s official soundtrack and an exclusive prequel bonus mission.**
“Finally, fans will learn what happens to Kane, Nod, GDI, Earth and Tiberium when Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight hits store shelves March 16th,” said Mike Glosecki, Lead Producer of Command & Conquer 4Tiberian Twilight at EA Los Angeles. “We can’t wait for fans to experience the trademark C&C action with the new level of strategic depth we have added, especially with our new experience system.”
Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight throws players into the epic battles between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of Nod with its enigmatic leader Kane. With its new experience and class-based systems that are persistent across all game modes, Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight sticks to the action-packed gameplay fans have come to love while offering them entirely new ways to play Command & Conquer. Whether conquering alone, in co-op mode or in an all-new 5v5 objective-based multiplayer mode,Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight delivers an innovative social real-time-strategy experience never seen before in a Command & Conquer game.
Pre-orders are now available at http://www.commandandconquer.com/preorder and include early access into the multiplayer beta program, the official soundtrack of Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight as well as an additional bonus mission.
Command & Conquer 4 Tiberian Twilight is being developed for the PC at EA Los Angeles and will be available in North America on March 16th 2010 and in Europe on March 19th. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI. For more information about the game, please visit www.commandandconquer.com or follow the community and development team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ea_apoc. Gametrailers TV on Spike TV will reveal the very first gameplay trailer for Command & Conquer Tiberian Twilight in tonight’s episode and onwww.gametrailers.com.
About Command & Conquer
The groundbreaking Command & Conquer franchise was one of the first to introduce players to the modern RTS genre, has spawned over a dozen PC titles, and ranks in the top 5 best-selling PC franchises of all-time according to the NPD Group. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium WarsTM was the number #1 selling PC RTS of 2007 and won numerous awards, including the “Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year” award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer Generals were the number one best-selling* PC RTS titles in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3 won the 2008 “Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year” award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Collectively, the series has sold more than 30 million units worldwide to date. The franchise boasts one of the largest and most active fan communities in the world. For more information onCommand & Conquer series, please visit www.CommandAndConquer.com.
According to NPD Group
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA™, EA SPORTS™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Command & Conquer, Red Alert and Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
** Restrictions apply. See actual pre-order offer for details.
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