Tripwire Interactive and the Rising Storm Team are delighted to announce the start of the pre-purchase period for Rising Storm, the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise. Rising Storm focuses on the island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific Theater of World War 2 and the brutal and intense combat between the US Army and Marine Corps forces and the Imperial Japanese Army. Naturally, there are benefits to pre-purchasing the game – a 15% discount and immediate access to the Rising Storm Beta! Head for the STEAM STORE PAGE!
Includes 2 new Killing Floor characters, fresh from the beaches of Iwo Jima… Ricky Vegas and Hayako Tanaka.
“Precision, authenticity and thick danger… making it so absurdly fun” – PC Gamer, May 2013
“a tactical, intense, harrowing multiplayer experience like none other.” – OXCGN, May 2013
World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Subscribers in 2013
World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Subscribers in 2013
World of Warcarft, gaming industry’s most popular franchise and one of Activision Blizzard's cash cow, is bleeding subscribers with 1.3 million defecting the game in the first quarter of 2013 alone.
Activision Blizzard, through an earnings callpress release [PDF] on Wednesday, revealed this bit of information and according to the company the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) saw a decline of over 14 per cent subscribers in the first quarter of 2013, the total now standing at 8.3 million. Launched back in 1994 2004 as Warcraft: Orcs & Humans the MMORPG saw a boost in 2012 with the launch of Mists of Pandaria when it sold over 2.7 million copies in the first week itself.
The gaming publisher isn’t optimistic though and believes that the numbers will decline as time passes. According to Activision executives the subscriber base of WoW is expected to dip further as more and more free-to-play games emerge on the internet.
WoW’s declining subscriber base won’t be leaving too deep a wound for Activision as it’s not the only franchise that is making money the gaming publisher. There are other franchises like the Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm alongside the bestselling Call of Duty series that Activision Blizzard will be counting on to recuperate the loss of subscribers.
According to the earnings call, Activision registered sales of $1.32 billion in its first quarter as compared to $1.17 billion year-on-year and managed to rake in a net income of $456 million – an improvement of $72 million year-on-year.
Handpicked Free Indie Games you may have missed. All awesome, all free.
For Windows, Mac (some! Check'em out!)
Got questions? We got answers!
Is this absolutely free of charge?
Yes, absolutely free, but don't thank us, we don't have anything to do with it. Thank these fantastic games authors who have worked really hard to make the games you see here and on top of that, they released them absolutely free. You can actually pick them up at each of the author's websites if you want to.
Why make a free bundle?
We want to give REAL indie developers a chance to show their work. It seems the definition of indie game developer has... changed over the last few years. Today, we see guys with big offices, several published games (some even by Sony or Nintendo) and ten, twenty employees call themselves indies and we slowly shake our heads. See, we feel that while these guys are small devs, they are not exactly *indies* anymore.
Bottom line is, most of us work so much through the year we usually miss these beautiful, incredible well made games, they fly under our radar for several reasons! Well, not anymore.
Some you may know, some may be absolutely new to you; that's what's fun of this bundle! Discover new games you missed for free!
Why is X game not on the list?
Because we never heard of it before. Be a pal, send us a quick note to tip at cabrerabrothers.com and we'll make sure to post it in the next bundle. Please make sure it's a game people can actually download (no browser games allowed). Mac, Windows, doesn't matter as long as the game is free, just send it over and we'll make sure to check it out. Thanks in advance.
Will these games run on Mac/Linux?
Some of them have versions that run on Mac/Linux, if they do you will see it on the popup, but most of them run on windows so... if you have a windows setup, you're most likely to enjoy these games.
How can I help?
Tell your friends about this page, these indie developers need some exposure since they are doing a great job (and for free!).
Are these links safe?
We ran the games through several antivirus programs and they are all virus free, and besides no indie is going to put a trojan on his/her work, so rest assured they are virus-free. We even used the award winning McAfee antivirus and they are fine.
Do you accept donations?
Us? No, we don't accept donations, but some of these amazing indie game developers do, so be sure to check out their websites and donate if you liked this bundle because they need every bit of help we can provide!
When will the next bundle be up?
When we get a new batch of interesting indie games to display this year. Help us out, do your part and send us a tip if you know one that is really worth it!
The Humble Double Fine Bundle has arrived and includes all the pure awesomeness that is Double Fine Productions and Tim Schafer!
Pay what you want for the beloved and hilarious platformer Psychonauts, the matryoshka doll epic adventure Stacking, and the adorable adventure/RPG Costume Quest. If you pay over the average, you'll also get the heavy metal action/adventure/RTS rocker Brütal Legend!
We're also proud to offer this amazing addition: with a purchase of $35 or more, you'll also become a slacker backer for the Kickstarter point-and-click adventure game, Broken Age, and receive awesome perks, including development updates, PC & Mac beta access, and the finished game for Steam/Windows/Mac/Linux!
How about even more stuff? With a purchase of $70 or more, you'll also receive a limited edition Double Fine T-shirt available in two cool color combos!
All of these fantastic games are DRM-free and ready to take you on an adventure on Windows, Mac, and Linux. A boatload of soundtracks in lossless (FLAC) and MP3 formats are also along for the ride! With a purchase of $1 or more, users will also receive keys to optionally redeem the games on Steam (pay over the average for a Steam key for Brütal Legend). Linux users will have the opportunity to retrieve select games in the Ubuntu Software Center.
Bundle buyers can also benefit two amazing charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Child’s Play Charity. With your help, we’ve already contributed over $11.7 million for charity!
This collection of doubly fine Double Fine games would normally cost you over $120, but we’re letting you name your price! Don't delay, head on over to the site now and pay what you want for this heap of exceptional goodness!
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