Microsoft continues its pre-Christmas retail drive as it teams up with specialist retailer Gamestation to kit out an entire floor dedicated to Xbox 360 and PC gaming.
Launching today at the flagship store in Birmingham, the Microsoft Underground X-perience offers wall-mounted HDTVs with 12 Xbox 360 units for multiplayer gaming instore, as well as connections to Xbox Live and an open and lively atmosphere to cultivate social gaming.
Although this is the first store of its kind in Europe, Gamestation MD Mike Logue confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that, "we would like to see this type of experience in several more cities," as the retailer comes out fighting after recent reinvestment from parent company Blockbuster, with the intention of opening another 80 stores in the next twelve months.
"The Wiesbaden-based (Germany) indie games publisher/developer Assemble Entertainment and Hanover-based (Germany) indie games developer Sphere Games UG, are today very happy and thrilled to announce that the full version of their sci-fi city-builder “Sphere – Flying Cities”, is available for PC via Steam (there is a limited-time 40% discount via Steam at the moment) and GOG." - Jonas Ek, TGG.
Sphere: Flying Cities has an amazingly doomful backstory that fans of city survival sims like Frostpunk will immediately love.
After signing an Unreal Engine 3 license agreement with Epic late last year, Vogster reveals the first details on its multiplatform modern day MMO CrimeCraft.
The game is set in a modern world. Players will take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city. They will run businesses, engage in commerce, and suffer the consequences of confrontations with criminal groups and shadowy law enforcement figures. Powerful AI will support the constantly changing atmosphere of the streets and enable players to feel the live pulse of the Megapolis.
The key game features include:
* ownership of real-estate and cars
* possibility to run shops, warehouses, banks, productions fight over territories and clan wars
* combat system unique for MMO developed social system.
* possibility to solve conflicts without a single shot * possibility to choose law-obeying, criminal or financial professions and changing of those throughout the game.
CrimeCraft is powered by the cutting-edge Unreal® Engine 3 technology by Epic Games