From the monthly archives:

August 2008

Astro A40 Audio System For Gamers

by Stephen on August 15, 2008

Astro A40 Audio System For Gamers

The Astro A40 Audio System combines crystal-clear voice communication with 5.1 Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone surround. The microphone boom is attached to either side – and is removable completely for solo gaming and music sessions. The A40 Audio System includes the external A40 MixAmp, providing Xbox and and Xbox 360 users with combined voice and game sound – ideal for tournament play and quiet “midnight gaming” sessions. The complete set retails for $250. It already includes Headset (available in black and white), external A40 MixAmp, an A40 MixAmp cable (also compatible with portable audio players), and a standard dual-jack PC connector with in-line volume and mute control. [AstroGaming]

The Latest Online FPS, Combat Arms

by Stephen on August 15, 2008

Online FPS Combat Arms

This online shooter will advance the FPS genre by offering a rich free-to-play experience and introducing customization features unavailable in the current generation of online FPS games. The players get to customize from looks to weapons they are going to use in the battle. A large arsenal of deadly weapons can be modified with attachments such as silencers, scopes and extended magazines. The game is very intuitive, even for FPS newbie. The winners gain points, leading to rank upgrades unlocking new weapons and equipment. The gamer’s progress will be monitored constantly and easily rank against other players. The Official Launch of Combat Arms started on the 11th July, 2008. On the 8th August 2008, Nexon announced that a Combat Arms service shall be started by Nexon Europe, for European Players. [Gamezone]

Warhammer Slated For September 18 Release

by Stephen on August 15, 2008

Warhammer Online Massively Multiplayer Online Games

The game is currently in beta-test with thousands of loyal testers from the fan community playing game days and nights. You can join the rank of beta testers with pre-order offer that EA Games has attached to the collectors’ edition – also includes exclusive character customization options, quests, and items. With the latest Warhammer, you get to fully customize the interface, simply drag and resize every single interface window in the game. Expect dungeon-crawlings with lairs that will have no duplicate content or puzzles, every new lair will present its own excitement and artifacts. Fortunately we don’t have to wait too long now. Warhammer online is scheduled for release worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on September 18. [Warhammer-Online]

Battlefield Heroes Online Preview

by Stephen on August 15, 2008

Battlefield Heroes Online Preview

Battlefield Heroes is a free Battlefield game scheduled to come out this summer through EA’s Play 4 Free service. You get to simply download it from the site Battlefield-Heroes and start playing war right after. The game will make money off of micro-transactions; you will be able to purchase custom items from an online store with which to distinguish your characters from the rest of other players. Imagine first-person shooter game where you get to customize your avatar up to 4-characters. So rather than simply getting killed by some random guy in merc jacket, our enemies get to see our handsome-looking in a hitman-suit killer in his eyes before they’re getting completely wiped out from the battlefield. [GameSpot]

MSI Latest CrossFire Ready VGA With 1GB DDR5

by Stephen on August 14, 2008

MSI R4870-T2D1G 1GB DDR5

MSI proudly unveils its latest R4870-T2D1G graphics cards for the game enthusiasts. The card is based on 2nd generation of 55nm GPU, integrated with the ATI PowerPlay™ power-saving technology. MSI R4870-T2D1G provides twice the performance with the same wattage. R4870-T2D1G comes with 1GB DDR5 graphics memory, which eliminates image lag even for hi definition texture 3D games. The enhanced UVD 2.0 video decoder, and HDCP key encryption, which supports Blu-Ray and HD DVD playback significantly reduce the burden on the CPU. In addition, MSI R4870-T2D1G graphics card supports 7.1-channel surround sound and can be transferred through a single HDMI connector output audio and video. The details for price and release have not been released up to this point. [MSI]

Crysis Warhead Is Shipping In September

by Stephen on August 14, 2008

EA Crysis Warhead

Initially slated for November release, Electronic Arts Inc. and Crytek GmbH announced today that Crysis Warhead®, the new installment of the Crysis® universe, will ship to retail stores in North America on September 16th and in Europe on September 12th. Beginning 2 days ago, gamers can pre-order Crysis Warhead at the EA Store for only $24.95; $5 less than the full retail price, or receive $10 off when purchasing both Crysis Warhead and Crysis. Crysis Warhead is a standalone title and does not require the original Crysis to play.  The game has been rated ‘M’ for Mature by the ESRB and ‘16+’ by PEGI. Prepare to be awed! [EA]

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