Virtual Villager


After a treacherous volcano forces your people to flee their home by boat, a few of the remaining survivors stumble upon the island of Isola. But they're scared and disoriented. They need you to be their guiding light.
If you love strategy/society games like The Sims or Black & White, you'll love Virtual Villagers.
Slowly turn your handful of refugees into thriving community by teaching them skills like farming, foraging, construction — even breeding (hubba-hubba)! Watch your island civilization grow from a few survivors to hundreds of people with highly specialized skills.
Create a successful society when you download the full version Virtual Villagers. Play Now!


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Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children


Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children Continue the epic story of the castaways of Isola in Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children. Guide your tribe as they rescue a group of lost children and help them survive new adventures. Your villagers need to become farmers, builders, scientists, healers and parents, and will make decisions about unpredictable "Island Events."


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StarCraft II

StarCraft II is a sequel to the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft. It was announced on May 19, 2007, at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea. StarCraft II is being developed for concurrent release on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X. It has been stated that development on the game began in 2003, shortly after Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne was released.

While there is currently no release date, the game development is in the pre-alpha stages and is "very far along" and can be played in multiplayer mode with all three races.



Official High-def Cinematic Trailer:



Starcraft 2 Game Demo part 1



Starcraft 2 Game Demo part 2



Starcraft 2 Game Demo part 3



Starcraft 2 Game Demo part 4





Check out the official website for more Starcraft II multimedia (including official trailers) and downloads.


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BOTS



BOTS is a multi-player online fighting game with a lot of quick-paced action. There is a multi or single player story mode, player vs. player mode and player base attack mode.









The community in BOTS is great. There is a lot of higher leveled people who allow lower levels to tag along just for the heck of it, and most of the pros and higher levels are very nice and willing to help new comers out. The forums are also nice and inviting and I recommend them to all players since you can get help with whatever you need there. As far as the guild system goes, it’s not the most amazing thing but the game is still in Open Beta. By the looks of it, some things are reserved for the Full Release which will allow guilds to go above their current capacity of 10 players, which will improve the guild system a lot.


The chat system gets very annoying, since there are in game macros that people can easily spam. They also need to update the profanity filter a little bit, and make the chat boxes a little larger. You can play either by yourself or with up to 7 other people. In a way, this is good and bad. Sometimes I would like to play with more people, but at the same time 8 people is plenty. It also helps reduce lag.There is no marriage system in this game, but there is a friend’s list system. The friends list, just like the guild system, has a capacity
of 10 people which gets very annoying.


















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Atu'los



Atulos Online is a Free Medieval MMORPG, in the classic Isometric style. The game has 8 character classes to choose from. The story unfolds as a confrontation with Sorcerer Atulos draws ever closer.












The Story of Atu'los

In the Ancient times, a fearsome ruler in the line of Arkahron ruled with an Iron Fist. This ruler was called Atu'los, because in the Ancient tongue this meant that he was both wise and evil. Atu'los used his wisdom to study the dark arts, a gift that according to legend, was sometimes found in the lineage of Arkahron. Atu'los awoke many great and terrible forces, and became more powerful than any other that has lived. Atu'los conquered all the lands of the Ancient world, and ruled them for many years. But Atu'los was not immortal. During a war with a band of mountain dwelling rebels, Atu'los was struck in the neck by an arrow. Nearing death Atu'los retreated to his castle. There Atu'los died and was placed in a burial chamber that became enchanted by powers still unknown. Over the centuries the region was named after its ancient ruler ... Atu'los.



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ATC










Ray Crash is a new action game where users could battle people allover the world and try to be the best. Ray Crash allows user customizable robots to do battle in several arenas in space and in cities in the near future. Be warned though, this is not your typical hack and slash game. This is a game where strategy actually plays a part in helping you win.


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Artifact


"Artifact " is the Multi-Player, Persistent World, Real-Time Strategy game from Samu Games. Build an empire from a single city. Search the world for the Ancient Artifacts and claim them for your own. Then do your best to hold on to them to win the game. Finding is only half the battle... "

Build an empire from a single city. Form alliances with other players. Search the world for the Ancient Artifacts and claim them for your own. Use their powers to help you and your allies conquer the world!





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Anarchy Online

Anarchy Online is a science fiction themed massive multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG). The first three expansion packs, Notum Wars, Shadowlands and Alien Invasion, have received high praise and won 20 international awards.

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The Notum Wars

There was a time when most of the universe left Rubi-Ka to itself. "It's just a barren rock, a mining colony on the other side of space," people would say. Those times are over...



Rubi-Ka is the only known source of notum, an element that holds the key to technology and progress. The galactic economy is defined by notum, and whoever controls the notum has acquired a solid foundation for ultimate power.




Controllers: The Key to Land Ownership and Notum Benefits

When we call the controllers the key, that is the basic truth and not only an analogy. Before you can do anything to an area you have found, and want to control, you need to unlock it - build your controller.

The controllers do not come in many versions like the Land Control Personal Towers. (These I will consider in later articles.) Their principal feature is really their Quality Level (QL). The QL of the controller is the definition of the controller. Let me briefly explain:


  1. The QL (of course) defines how many hit-points the controller has, and the extent of its defence.

  2. The QL defines what type of controller it is, and if you may actually own it.

  3. The QL defines in which area the controller may be placed.

  4. The QL defines how many quality levels of organisation advantages you may have.

  5. The QL defines who may attack them.

  6. The QL of the controller defines what QL Shield Disabler you must use to attack it.


Let me go through all of these one by one and explain them. It might seem overly complicated, but let me assure you that these rules are there to make it more enjoyable, not less. Many of the rules are there to let all player levels interact with Land Control (LC), not only the highest levels. Also, we have worked hard with avoiding the so-called griefing problems. Anyways - the QL and:


1) The QL defines how many hit-points the controller has, and the extent of its defence.


The controllers have about ten times as many hit-points as the normal guard or defence tower. There's only one of these babies in the whole area, and you want to keep it alive as long as possible. The controller's health at the maximum QL (300) can be several million hit-points. All your organisation's towers are instantly destroyed when the controller's destroyed. To avoid having people run straight through the rain of fire from the towers and only go for the controller, the controller's health will be boosted with a factor per additional tower in the LC area. In addition to that, the controller actually gains: a) A damage shield per tower and b) Higher health regeneration abilities. Thus, if you think you can attack the tower directly, without considering the surrounding towers, you are in for a nasty surprise. The maximum number of towers in an area is at the moment defined as 100. This may change, but it does force the attackers to do an indirect route to the controller, trying to take out as many support towers as possible first. (Especially since you get a 5 point reflect shield PER tower on the controller. 500 points of reflect damage is nasty.)


2) The QL defines what type of controller it is, and if you may actually own it.


Right now we have something we call ‘controller Type’ set in each controller. This is a sort of method to spread any particular organisation's focus through many quality levels. Even though you can have (today, we may change / tweak this!) five controllers per organisation, you cannot have more than one from each controller Type. This disables the organisation from having five controllers of QL 300. Instead they will have to spread it out to one at 300, one at 270, one at 240, and so on. This will force organisations to be more focused in where they build their controllers.


3) The QL defines in which are it may be placed.


No towers or controllers can be placed in an area outside the level range of that area. Every area in AO has always had a level range. This has been decisive in defining which monsters are created in the area and what auto content dungeons are assigned to what entrances. This level range will now become visible to everyone. It will be listed in the map view (the small map view will be visible in the big map window as well, btw). This level range defines what QL controller you can build there. So, no QL 300 controllers outside the newbie areas! These should be accessible to the lower level characters. This also ties in with point 5 below.


4) The QL defines how many quality levels of organisation advantages you may have.


Right now, for every area your organisation controls, you may add two organisation advantages (An organisation advantage is a skill bonus that stacks with any current skill bonus, and that is given to all organisation members!). The QL of the advantages you add cannot exceed the combined quality level of all your advantages. Let us examine an example: If your organisation has 2 controllers, one is QL 100, and one is QL 200. Then the maximum QL of any advantage your organisation adds cannot exceed 300 (300 is the maximum QL of an advantage). You can only add one advantage for each skill, but your organisation could - in theory - have 10 active advantages (in the case where the organisation owns five controllers). Oh, yeah, while I am on the topic of possibilities - let's talk quickly about the advantages:


The advantages use a new, special system that gives you skill improvements based on your level as compared with a character at level 200. Let me give you an example: A QL 100 advantage "buffs" health with 1000 points at level 200. Now, this advantage will give you 500 hits on level 100 and 505 on level 101 etc, etc. Now if the advantage buffing health was QL 300, it might buff health 5000 at level 200. This means that for each level you gained while a member of the organisation with the advantage, you would receive 25 additional hit-points! One note with this, though, only one advantage will buff any given skill. You cannot, for example add a QL 105 hit-point advantage and a QL 150 hit-point advantage. In that case, only the QL 150 hit-point advantage would be in effect. You will get feedback for all of these issues in the game, so hopefully you will be able to sort all the details out there as well...


5) The QL defines who may attack them.

Basically the PvP rules governing inter-player interaction are applied to the towers and controllers. This means that we limit the level of the player who can attack any given tower, specifically to prevent griefing, but also to unlock some play-areas especially for lower levels. This means that a level 200 character cannot attack the QL 15 tower you just put up. Only a level 22-23 can do that. You can of course attack any tower that is higher than your level, but then again, "/terminate" is quicker :p


6) The QL of the controller defines what QL Shield Disabler you must use to attack it.

The shield disabler is a new concept. Basically it is there to make attacking a controller an expensive manoeuvre. Think about it. Every time someone attacks your area (yeah, btw, a lot happens when you attack a tower! I will go through that later in this article!), you basically get told in chat. There is a special chat channel that receives this input - like "Tower here or there attacked by this or that name in any organisation." This could be a welcome pass-time for griefers. Wandering through the land they see an area prone for attack - with its suppression gas conveniently down. Throwing out a pot-shot at a tower, they quickly move outside attack range and watch the defenders spill out of the grid point. This is funny, of course, for the griefers. No investment, no risk, just pure grief. Besides, it would quickly lead to people stop defending their areas, and arbitrary losses of control as a consequence. Result = boring game-play.

The Shield Disabler is basically an item that any person who wants to attack an area has to use in that area. It makes you able to attack! It also should cost enough that it is something you only use when you really want to launch an attack on the controller. This shield disabler increases in price with QL, naturally, and must have at least the QL of the controller to make it work. Hopefully this will force people not to throw shots left, right and centre just to annoy others.

Consequences of attacking the controllers and towers.

Yeah, btw, let me tell you about the consequences of attacking an area controlled by someone else. If you are in an organisation with your own towers, these will enter a state of war! This means that they will instantly be attackable by anyone else on the other sides, or even within their own side - if that is what you tried yourselves! Well, this means that attacking someone is an investment that needs to be carefully considered. Now, if you are not in an organisation with towers, or outside an organisation altogether, you will be flagged with a PvP flag for 4 - yeah that's right, FOUR - hours! This means that anyone on the other side can attack you, no matter where you are. (You can hide in a Yalm 400 meters into the air, in the Grid or in your soloable mission dungeon! :p Get to love them :p) The name of the attacker will be flagged with a double "**" on each side. That sign actually says - "I'm a sitting duck". Anyone being attacked as PvP flagged can of course defend themselves...

Well, I think that covers the basics - and some of the advanced aspects of the controller interaction...

Cya

Gaute




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Shadowlands is the first expansion pack for the award-winning massively multiplayer online game Anarchy Online. Embark on a journey through the magnificent lands of the most ancient of civlisations, and explore a world of unknown technology, corrupted creatures, and destructive conflict.

Shadowlands introduces an impressive range of features; new and exciting playfields, professions, monsters and game-play improvements.

The Shadowlands box also includes full versions of the original game, Anarchy Online, as well as the booster pack, The Notum Wars, resulting in a package of unparalleled value.

With Shadowlands, players will be able to take that to an even higher level while having intriguing new areas to explore and new modified breeds to choose from. We are having a lot of fun making this expansion and we are happy to include many things our current players want to see. Feature Highlights New Areas The two main additions will be the Shadowlands, a collection of many playfields, and the floating city of Jobe.

Profession Specialization and Perks At certain stages in a character's development, any profession may choose specific areas of specialization. They will keep all existing abilities, while branching off into more specific skills. As part of the profession specialization, "perks" can be gained in several steps. Some will affect skills and abilities, while others give special abilities. The final list is expected to be quite extensive. New Breed Variations and Graphic Effects New breed variations will be modifications of existing breeds and improved graphics effects will enhance the look of buildings, monsters and terrain. New Armor and Other Items In addition to new armor options, players will be able to upgrade the quality of existing items.












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The ultimate sci-fi MMORPG is about to get even better as a hostile alien race invades Rubi-Ka. When a massive call to arms is sounded across the planet, tensions mount, allegiances are put to the test and the threat of all-out war looms. Join the rally against the aliens...for the galaxy, for Rubi-Ka, for humanity... prepare for the last stand.



The main reason for joining an organization in Alien Invasion is gaining access and contributing to the construction of a player city. Funds allocated to the effort by org members are used to construct these cities on a chosen plot of land somewhere on Rubi-Ka's heavily contested expanses. These cities can be customized in many different ways, with your only real limitation being how many credits lie in your org's coffers.

The cities are remarkably attractive, with towering spires and sleek architecture, a marvel on par with the constructive minds behind the standby cities of Rome and Omni-Entertainment.

These player cities are built around a city controller (a central hub, so to speak), but aside from this building, you have free reign as to the addition of such structures as player shops, domiciles, cloaking towers, bars, and swimming pools. As of this review, the player shops weren't working, but in the future, it's planned that players will be able to hawk their wares through convenient terminals, instead of spamming chat channels for hours on end.








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Allegiance

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Allegiance is a free, online, multi-player space simulation game. You pilot spacecraft, flying in a team with other players, defending and attacking sectors in space. Allegiance challenges your tactical ingenuity, your ability to function in a team and your prowess at blowing stuff up. Experienced players take command and lead their teams to victory or defeat.



Incredible Multiplayer Experience

Break free from predictable wingmen and drone enemies. Allegiance is built from the ground-up to be an evolving, unpredictable challenge with and against other humans.

Play a variety of roles like scout, fighter pilot, turret gunner, bomber, capital ship captain, base defender, and commander. Knowing where you are needed most is crucial. Individual, split-second decisions may determine whether you win or lose. Each game and each player's experience can be unique. Learn on the fly. New players can learn while playing by taking on subordinate, single-action roles.















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Active Worlds

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Multiplayer 3D virtual world and 3D chat with excellent graphics. Create your own world or visit other players' worlds.


Active Worlds, the web's most powerful Virtual Reality experience, lets you visit and chat in incredible 3D worlds that are built by other users. Think you have what it takes to build your own world or Virtual Reality game? Active Worlds is the place for you, where in minutes you can create fascinating 3D worlds that others can visit and chat in. The Active Worlds Universe is a community of hundreds of thousands of users that chat and build 3D virtual reality environments in millions of square kilometers of virtual territory. Launch the free software and come check us out for yourself. You'll be amazed at how vast our Virtual Reality universe is.


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ShowJumping

Finally, a game for horse lovers! Choose your steed, dress your rider, then hit the plush green equestrian park for two modes and six levels of show-stopping excitement.

Saddle up and play today!





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Mountain Bike Madness






Do you love the thrill of screaming downhill on a mountain bike, jumping obstacles and pulling tricks, but hate the feeling of shattered bones? Then maybe virtual mountain biking is your thing. Hop on Mountain Bike Madness for a crash course in downhill stunt riding.



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RescueBlade: Bermuda Triangle



The classic RescueBlade is back, but for this tour of duty, you've been assigned to the Bermuda Triangle. We promise you've never flown missions like these before, where you'll have to save people in tornadoes, deal with aliens and fight giant, slithering sea creatures.















related game: Rescueblade #1


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No Brainer


No Brainer™ 2
Think you've got a big brain? Put it to the test in the funniest trivia game on the Web. It takes an agile mind to quickly answer yes or no questions like: "Does Oprah sweat? " or "Can Jessica Simpson barf?"


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Animenace - Operation Phantom




The year is 2024 and you're an ace mech pilot ordered to infiltrate the evil Namujita Corporation's armed compound. Are you up for the challenge? Loads of great weapons and massive battle environments will transport you to another world. Animenace features:

  • 4 levels
  • A super-sweet Sniper mode
  • Elegant anime aesthetics

Explode into Animenace mayhem today!




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