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  • Top 14 Most Anticipated Games of 2013

    Year 2013 is just around a corner, only a handful of days is left for its arrival. We will see release of some interesting games in 2013, and we would like to present a list of 14 Most Anticipated Games of 2013. Did we missed out on anything?, if yes then let us know in the comment section below.

    14: Ni No Kuni

    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an epic tale of a young boy, Oliver, who embarks on a journey to become a master magician and bring back his dead mother from the parallel world of Ni no Kuni. Along the way he encounters some extraordinary characters, many of whom become helpful allies. They guide Oliver as he explores the vast world and learns the magical skills that will make him strong enough to face his most deadly foes, and ultimately survive an encounter with the White Witch herself.

    Ni No Kuni

    The world of Ni no Kuni actually runs parallel to the real world. Players will be able to travel between the two. Characters who appear in one world appear in the other as well, but with different roles in this unique RPG experience.

    13: DmC Devil May Cry

    Devil May Cry brand new tears -- DmC reinvents Capcom's classic action franchise to explore new frontiers with the series. The "Devil May Cry DNA" of stylish action, rewarding combat and a brash, smart-talking protagonist all remains; however, it has now injected with a dark and brutal gameplay that promises to redefine the franchise.

    DmC Devil May Cry

    The Dante of DmC is a young man who has no respect for authority or society in general. Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast. He is now discovering and coming to terms with what it means to be the child of a demon and an angel. This split personality has a real impact on gameplay with Dante being able to call upon angel and demon abilities at will, transforming his Rebellion sword on the fly to dramatically affect both combat and movement.

    12: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    Developed through a partnership with Platinum Games and Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance pits cyborg against cyborg in battle that blazes past every human limit!

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    The main character, Raiden, was once feared as the child soldier "Jack the Ripper" on the front lines of the First Liberian Civil War. Now, his combat mastery is channeled through a cyborg body as the strikes from his high-frequency blade slice even massive assault drones in two. Raiden is contracted for VIP protection, military training and other duties by PMSCs (Private Military and Security Companies) in a developing country piecing itself back together after a bloody civil war. Little does he know that the stage is set for a clash with an enigmatic force of countless cyborgs.

    11: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    The United States has a military presence in two thirds of countries around the world. A group of 12 have had enough and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist -- a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. interests. Sam Fisher is the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon unit: a clandestine unit that answers solely to the President of the United States. Sam and his team must hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    Unleash the power of the most lethal agent to ever exist. You've been given the ultimate freedom to protect innocents against the Blacklist terror attacks known as -- the freedom to use limitless force, to break every law, and to become the globe's deadliest operative. If you succeed, the President of the United States will deny you exist. If you fail, millions will die.

    10: Anarchy Reigns

    Anarchy Reigns

    ANARCHY REIGNS is a heavy-hitting, action packed multiplayer brawler that puts players in the middle of the battle simultaneously. The game includes a diverse range of multiplayer modes to provide players with different challenges, including Tag Team battles and Battle Royal, where players can challenge others in a full-on fight for victory.

    9: StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm

    The long-awaited return of StarCraft has been rumored for years, and now is finally official -- Blizzard officially announced on May 19, 2007 the sequel to its incredible strategy title Starcraft.

    Starcraft 2

    Designed to be the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game, StarCraft II features the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's signature approach to game balance. Each race will be further distinguished from the others, with several new units and new gameplay mechanics, as well as new abilities for some of the classic StarCraft units that will be making a reappearance in the game. StarCraft II also featurse a custom 3D-graphics engine with realistic physics and the ability to render several large, highly detailed units and massive armies on-screen simultaneously.

    Each chapter of Starcraft II focuses on a specific faction of the Starcraft war. By splitting the game, players will access more story content, more characters, and more customization as the explore each side of the conflict.

    8: God of War: Ascension

    God of War: Ascension

    God of War: Ascension returns players to the storyline of the epic God of War franchise. Join Kratos as he seeks freedom, redemption and the clarity to avenge his family. Or seek your own glory in epic 8-player mutliplayer battles.

    7: Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story of the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from frightened young woman to hardened survivor, armed with only raw instincts and the physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance.

    Tomb Raider

    Superb physics-based gameplay is paired with a heart-pounding narrative in Lara's most personal, character-defining adventure to date.

    6: Crysis 3

    The hunted becomes the hunter in the CryEngine-powered open-world shooter Crysis 3! Players take on the role of 'Prophet' as he returns to New York in the year in 2047, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.

    Crysis 3

    Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation's motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL's covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet's quest for retribution.

    5: BioShock Infinite

    Welcome to the city of Columbia. Floating amongst the clouds, cruising far above sea level, this is a place unlike any you've ever seen. Please enjoy your voyage...

    The third game in the popular Bioshock series, BioShock Infinite breaks away from the underwater setting of the first two games to take players into a floating city held aloft by dirigibles. The game is set in 1912. You play as Booker DeWitt, a disgraced former private detective who's picked up a new case. Your goal is to find Elizabeth, a young woman who's gone missing and return her unharmed.

    BioShock Infinite

    The only problem is that she's being kept on this flying city. Columbia was once a symbol of America's success as a nation, floating around the world as a traveling World's Fair, a marvel of human innovation. But strange things have happened since Columbia's unveiling in 1900, and now the city has disappeared into the clouds. DeWitt knows how to find it, but over the years stories have been told about Columbia having unlawful heavy armament and deranged citizenry. Do not expect this to be a pleasure cruise.

    4: Beyond Two Souls

    From the makers of the award-winning Heavy Rain™ comes a unique, psychological action thriller. Featuring a brand-new game engine, a compelling, original story, and a top-notch Hollywood cast; Beyond: Two Souls offers a sophisticated, technologically advanced, immersive gaming experience on PlayStation 3.

    Beyond Two Souls

    Live the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through a psychic link to an invisible entity. Experience the most striking moments of Jodie’s life as your actions and decisions determine her fate. As she traverses the globe, Jodie will face incredible challenges against a backdrop of emotionally-charged events never before seen in a video game.

    3: The Last of Us

    Survive an apocalypse on Earth in The Last of Us, a PlayStation 3-exclusive title by Naughty Dog. Here, you will find abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. Here is a population decimated by a modern plague. Here, there are only survivors killing each other for food, weapons, or whatever they can get their hands on. Here, you find no hope.

    The Last of Us

    Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.

    2: Watch Dogs

    Watch Dogs is a ground-breaking open-world action-adventure game called designed by a team comprised of industry veterans from blockbuster franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow 6 and Far Cry.

    Watch Dogs

    Watch Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic and living open world where players must use any means at their disposal to take down a corrupt system.

    1: GTA V

    Trouble taps on your window again with this next chapter in the Grand Theft Auto universe, set in the city of Los Santos and its surrounding hills, countryside and beaches.

    GTA V

    A bold new direction in open-world freedom, storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer, Grand Theft Auto V focuses on the pursuit of the almighty dollar in a re-imagined, present-day Southern California.

  • Greatest Multiplayer Games of All Time

    Video games come in a wide variety of styles. Some are single players, some are multiplayer, and others have elements of both. One of the things that draw in many gamers is the multiplayer aspect of games. Various different games can be set up with friends. New friends can be found as well from all parts of the globe. Despite scores of multiplayer games available for gamers of all ages, only a select few make it to the top of the list as greatest multiplayer games of all time.

    Diablo II

    One of the greatest, most often played games of all time is Diablo II.  This game, originally released in 2000, is a fantastic mix of RPG and Multiplayer. Online mode allows players to come together for Player vs. Player and Player vs. Monster modes. Diablo II is also one of the most played games at professional gaming competitions and conventions. Diablo II is having a sequel made, Diablo III, which has been in the works for several years already. A closed demo was released earlier this year. Despite a sequel coming out, Diablo II remains beloved and played by thousands everywhere.

    Diablo II

    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

    Another of the greatest multiplayer games of all time is Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, a game that one numerous awards the year of its release including Game of the Year from various places. This game is a 2002 masterpiece of real time strategy. The four races that are playable in the game – Orcs, Humans, Night Elves and Undead – are pitted against one another. Campaigns of varying objectives are available to players facing friends in this iconic installment in the Warcraft universe.

    Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

    Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

    This is another fantastic RTS game released in 1999 for PC and then again in 2001 for PlayStation. In this game players are dropped in the middle ages with a wide variety of civilizations to choose from. Players can pit against one another in online modes. Each player chooses a different civilization and battle against one another. There is also a campaign editor to create various scenarios to play with friends, some providing handicaps or a goal not usually attained during a normal multiplayer game.

    Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

    Starcraft

    Starcraft is a game often seen on the competitive gaming floor. Yet another RTS by Blizzard, this one came out in 1998. Set in the far future, Starcraft has a space age feel that brings another element of fun to an already fantastic game. A maximum of eight players can pit themselves against one another in a wide variety of gameplay modes ranging from typical scenarios  such as destroying all other players to more unique and interesting scenarios such as football game simulations, hunting competitions and races.

    Starcraft

    Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 is a 2007 release that has recently become free to play. This is a first person shooter that was made in a cartoon-like style that adds that extra element of fun to the game. Players can be a variety of characters, each with a different specialization and are divided into teams. Two teams are pitted against one another in a wide variety of scenarios and maps each with their own goal.

    Team Fortress 2

    Half-Life: Counter-Strike

    Half-Life: Counter-Strike is a fantastic first person shooter that was released in 2004. This was the first game in the Counterstrike universe, a fantastic game that still has many followers today. This is a very unique game in that it is itself a mod – but one that has achieved huge success and critical acclaim and has sequel upon sequel released.

    Half Life Counter Strike

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Though a brand new release, this game has already broken records with over 9 million copies of the game sold within less than a week of its release. Already a beloved franchise, revamps in multiplayer modes make this game even better than before, with top notch graphics. There is also a new service that can be purchased on yearly for multiplayer modes that provide updates in content and new competitions and clan leveling.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    The vast majority of games today include some aspect of the multiplayer. However, it is only the chosen few that are able to make it past the okay and good and achieve critical acclaim by both critics and fans alike. These are just some of the greatest multiplayer games of all time. There are many that clamor for the list, many that nearly make it yet fall short at the last moment. But the games featured here in this list, many of which are played by professional gamers at competitions at the national and international level, truly deserve the title of Greatest Multiplayer Games of All Time.

    Also read Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 review  and Top Myths About Multiplayer Skills.

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beta patch 1.35 available now

    "Battle.net" has announced that a new patch v1.35 for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is now available for download from Public Test Realm.

    This new patch update is a minor one and carries several minor interface changes along with sneak preview of Season 3 ladder maps. The developer has released a complete patch note, you can have a look at it below.

    Starcraft II

    Here is the list:

    General

    • A special sneak peek at new ladder maps is now available!
    • Several performance and memory improvements have been made.
    • "Player Left" messages will once again appear in replays.
    • The Hellion's Infernal Pre-Igniter upgrade icon has been updated (now with more blue flames!).

    StarCraft II Editor Improvements

    • UI errors will now go into a newly-created Error Display Message window.
    • Cooldowns shorter than 1/4 of a second no longer display on the command card.

     

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.3.0 available for download on Test Realms

    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty patch 1.3.0 is now available for download and play on public test realms, this new update for the game bring in lots of changes and fixes including Leagues & Ladders changes and Editor improvements.

    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty gamepur

    The most important thing about this StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty patch 1.3.0 is that it introduces few controversial gameplay balance changes. We have listed below some of them, check them out:

    • The Protoss received a rather large nerf, as the Khaydarin Amulet upgrade for the High Templar no longer exists, this means that the unit is rendered useless for almost 45 seconds.
    • Terran Battlecruisers have received  speed buff, however build time of bunker and stimpack research have been increased.

    Check out the complete patch here.

  • Starcraft II patch v1.21 Now Live

    Blizzard has release a new patch update v1.21 for StarCraft II. This new patch will update the game to v1.21, and will also  fix number of issues faced by gamers. 

    In addition to fixing various bugs, the patch also updates matchmaking inorder to better match players queuing with pre-made teams in 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 brackets.

    Starcraft II

    Complete patch notes is given below, check it out:

    General

    • Matchmaking has been updated to better match players queuing with pre-made teams in 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 brackets.

    Bug Fixes

    General:

    • Fixed an issue where the title of a conversation window was scaling rather than truncating.
    • Fixed an issue where the Match History score screen was displaying "Null" for the map info for all games played before Patch 1.2.
    • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause players to be improperly disconnected from a game.
    • (Mac) Fixed an issue that would cause the Control key to become stuck when holding Control and minimizing the game window, then going back to the game window and attempting to use Control+1 to create a control group.

    Maps:

    • Fixed an issue with foliage that would die and become visible through the fog of war when a player spawned as zerg.   

    StarCraft II Editor:

    • Fixed an issue where copied-and-pasted units were not set to the correct height in-game.
    • Fixed an issue where the table view scroll-bar position was reset when switching objects.
    • Fixed an issue where secondary sort priorities were not working properly. Model name is now the secondary sort so that models are listed in alphabetical order after being sorted by the mod they are contained in.
  • Blizzard releases StarCraft II patch 1.2

    Blizzard has already released patch 1.2 for StarCraft II. This patch brings some really interesting new features, and fixes some minor bugs.

    StarCraft II

    First of all, it brings the exciting in-game chat feature which allows both public and private chats. A new feature called Master League has also introduced in this patch. Master League feature allows best online players of StarCraft II to compete with each another. Also a support for customizing keyboard shortcuts and 'Extreme Graphics' option to improve certain aspects of the graphic section included.

    In turn, Blizzard have corrected a number of bugs and have incorporated other more minor changes.

  • Blizzard Revealed Starcraft II Patch 1.2 Details

    Blizzard today gives out some details about the second patch for their successful game title Starcraft II. The second patch for the game will be basically focus on many of the e-sport feature in the games and also on the balance changes.

    Starcraft II, Starcraft 2, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    About the release date they said it will be coming out at the end of this year.

    Chris Sigaty, Lead Producer said, "It'slargely our e-sport patch. A couple of big things that will be in there are support for the season rolling, so players can look at the history of how they did in past seasons."

    "There will be bugfixes, balance changes and tweaks, too. Chat is the other major thing we want to get in there next patch. We’ll also add more significant features to the editor.”

    He further explained that "[Balance] is an ongoing process that, honestly, will take a year or longer to do,"

  • StarCraft II balance changes Schedule for September

    Blizzard has listed out the balance changes that are in store for their successful game title StarCraft II. The changes that are going to be made in StarCraft II is slated to take effect next month.

    Here is the list of changes that is going to be made in StarCraft II:

    • The largest changes that is going to be made is friendly units will no longer provide vision after being killed, and enemy units previously revealed will no longer be targetable.
    • In addtion the change will also include adding destructible rocks to the Desert Oasis map and in the center map, the watchtower area is being narrowed.
    • The build time for the zealot is also being increased from 33 to 38 seconds, and the warpgate cooldown is being increased from 23 to 28 seconds
    • Many other changes are also in work for terran,  the Siege Mode damage of the siege tank is being changed from 50 to 35 +15 vs. armored, Battlecruisers will have their damage against ground units decrease from 10 to 8; Ultralisk damage is being lowered from 15, +25 vs. armored to 15, +20 vs. armored, and many more
  • Blizzard deleting inappropriate user-made StarCraft II maps

    Blizzard's has said that they will be removing all the inappropriate user made maps from the recent release game title Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty.

    Here is what Blizzard said on its forum while announcing this development for Starcraft II:

    “While players are encouraged to share the maps they create through Battle.net, published maps are subject to review to ensure that they promote a fun and safe environment for all players,” said a Blizzard mod on its forums.

    “If a map is found to contain inappropriate content, it will be removed from Battle.net and the map maker will be contacted via email.”

    When asked to give the reason for this action they said, “Because we can. Literally. We have a support department now of size and ability to enforce these types of things. It simply wasn’t possible when our in-game support used to consist of approximately 20 technical support agents.”

  • StarCraft 2 got Top Ranking in UK

    Blizzard's StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty which was release on 27th July has move up top spot dethroning Disney's Toy Story 3. Here is a complete list of top 10 game:

    1. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)

    2. Toy Story 3 (Disney)

    3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar)

    4. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft)

    5. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Warner Bros)

    6. Just Dance (Ubisoft)

    7. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky (Square Enix)

    8. Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard)

    9. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

    10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA)

    Dragon Quest IX which was at 9th Place has move up to 7th and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has reentered the top 10 position acquiring the number 8th spot.