New Microsoft Bing Social Gaming Platform In The Making

Software giant Microsoft could well become the first company to have social games running on their search engine. Their search engine Bing would soon be hosting the social game “Happy Island” and from doing this the company thinks that it will be proving its innovative talent in the sector. The company apparently came up with […]

Software giant Microsoft could well become the first company to have social games running on their search engine. Their search engine Bing would soon be hosting the social game “Happy Island” and from doing this the company thinks that it will be proving its innovative talent in the sector.

The company apparently came up with the idea to incorporate social games on their search engine when their biggest rival Google came up with a fully fledged application and gaming store for its Google Chrome OS. Speaking about the launch, Parri Munsell, executive producer of Gaming on Bing has said,

“We believe this launch brings several important innovations to the social gaming industry, starting with the ability to experience great gameplay before being required to sign in,”

As per Microsoft’s press release there is a 100 percent possibility of other games like “Zuma`s Revenge” and “Bubble Town” to making in into the search engine soon. As for “Happy Island”, the game already has its presence on Facebook, iPhone and Android devices.

PS3 Game Mass Effect 2 To Use The Mass Effect 3 Game Engine.

Mass Effect 2, the PS3 game that is slated for a January 18 release will be using the engine that developers at Bioware originally created for Mass Effect 3. This news was revealed in a podcast by Jesse Houston, the producer of the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2. This is expected to offer a visually stunning […]

Mass Effect 2, the PS3 game that is slated for a January 18 release will be using the engine that developers at Bioware originally created for Mass Effect 3. This news was revealed in a podcast by Jesse Houston, the producer of the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2. This is expected to offer a visually stunning experience to the PS3 user as compared to what was offered on the XBOX 360 version that was released earlier this year.

Speaking about this upcoming game,Houston said,

“One of the first things you’re going to see is improved graphics. We actually created the engine for Mass Effect 3 and used that to make Mass Effect 2 PS3. So we took the content, the story and all of the other assets that made up Mass Effect 2 and we put it into the Mass Effect 3 engine.”

Houston has also promised some more cool additions to the game like improved planet scanning and including all patches and bug fixes that have been intended for the XBOX 360 version after the release. Mass Effect 2 for PS 3 is slated for release on January 18.

Bloodline Champions Beta Available For Testing.

Bloodline Champions, the online battle arena game developed by Funcom, is now open for beta testing. This game is very similar to Diablo PVP except that it does not need to level a character, choose their skills and equipment. From what we know, the game tests the players’ skill in the way they deploy stuns, knock-backs, the […]

Bloodline Champions, the online battle arena game developed by Funcom, is now open for beta testing. This game is very similar to Diablo PVP except that it does not need to level a character, choose their skills and equipment. From what we know, the game tests the players’ skill in the way they deploy stuns, knock-backs, the way they treat group members, aim spells etc. The objective of the game is to ensure that they player stays alive till the end and at the same time crushes their opponents to death.

Participating in this testing event will give testers an early look about what this game is all about along with some pre-launch rewards including an addition of four new Bloodlines to the game. You can also accumulate “blood coins” during this testing so that you can spend it on game items and earn more bloodlines. The name “Bloodlines” has been used in by the company to portray different characters in the game from the typical warrior, mage, archer and rogue archetypes along with combinations that create a humongous number of crossbreeds.

This game is free to play and is aimed for a mid-January release. You can checkout the beta test version by clicking here.

Blizzard Titan – Next Big MMO After World Of Warcraft

Blizzard has confirmed the development of a new MMO game named Titan. The company’s president Mike Morhaime has said that he hopes this game will perform at par with its already existing critically acclaimed game, “World of Warcraft”. Lots of rumours about this game has existed ever since the MMO Gaming site published it claiming to […]

Blizzard has confirmed the development of a new MMO game named Titan. The company’s president Mike Morhaime has said that he hopes this game will perform at par with its already existing critically acclaimed game, “World of Warcraft”. Lots of rumours about this game has existed ever since the MMO Gaming site published it claiming to be a Blizzard product. The product documentation mentioned the game to release in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Initially Blizzard refused to confirm the authenticity of the schedule which originated from its Chinese subsidiary till it finally became clear at Spike TV`s VGA award ceremony where Destructoid asked the WoW (World of Warcraft ) executive producer Frank Pearce about the games existence and confirmed its development.

“Titan is… the media is not meant to know anything about that. It’s our next gen MMO and we’ve only started talking about it in a limited fashion because we want to leverage the fact that we’re working on something like that for the purpose of recruiting – getting some of the best talent in the industry on that.”

Pearce did not provide any in depth information on the games development and hardly revealed any information regarding the progress. However Blizzard’s president, Mike Morhaime had an open talk about the games existence at the company in October this year. He had said,

“We are working on a second MMO. We’re thinking of it as sort of a next-generation MMO. It’s not a sequel to World of Warcraft – we want to do something a bit different.

We’re not trying to replace World of Warcraft. We think that World of Warcraft can continue co-existing with our new MMO and some people might prefer the new one, some people might still prefer to play World of Warcraft.”

We think you can go in different directions and still have a great massively multiplayer experience and we want to sort of experiment with what that might look like.”