Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II Update released

Updates to Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

New game Mode: Trinket Wars

  • Replaces Holy Grail game mode. Each team has their own trinket carrier whom they must defend while killing the other teams’ players.
  • tw_saints is now in rotation and runs the Trinket Wars game mode.

New Achievements and Titles:

  • 15 new achievements including: Sword At A Gunfight, Traveler, Some Friend You Are, Black Powder Finish, Hollywood Physics, Meat Carver, Final Strike, In Good Company, Superior Messiah, Mine’s Better, The Chosen One, Sharing Is Caring, I Be Unstoppable, So Come Take A Drink…, One Man Army
  • Many achievements now unlock Player Titles which can be selected from a new ‘Character Info’ screen in the main menu. Titles appear next to the player’s name in the MVP screen and when mousing over their model in-game. Example titles include: the Messiah, the Invincible, the Parrot Slayer and many more!

New Sounds and Voice Menus

  • Many new sounds for weapons and general map ambiance.
  • New voice menus that include dynamic objective commands and other helpful dialogue.
  • Unique voices for each class.

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New Release – Back to the Future: The Game

Episode 1: It’s About Time of Back to the Future: The Game is now available on Steam at 10% off.

Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure.

Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley – driverless! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled!

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King’s Bounty: Crossworlds Update Released

Updates to King’s Bounty: Crossworlds have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:


  • Repairs a failure, which appears while checking the skills of the Rune Mage.

  • Orcs on the March
    • Crash fixed at Assassin’s Know Weakness skill.
    • Error fixed at orc shaman’s Adrenaline Maximum.
    • Error fixed at spells Poisonous Spit, Black Hole and Soul Draining at the boss arenas.
    • Error fixed at Skeletons’ skill Bone Gate at the Arena of Chaos.
    • Description of skills fixed at Rune Mage, Faun and Bone Dragon.
    • Feature Recruiter fixed.
    • A dialogue of Rock Porter fixed, if you don’t take quests for spy searching.

  • Defender of the Crown
    • Failure fixed after the defeat in the battle for medals (after the talk with smuggler Hogben).
    • Ancient Ent’s skill Summon Swarm doesn’t recharge the skill Running now.

Balance Changes

  • Orcs on the March
    • Abilities of the Infernal Dragon were strengthened.
    • The following creatures were strengthened: White Kraken, Fauns, Rune Mages, Goblins, Orc-leaders and Tirexes.
    • Orc-shamans were weakened.
    • The feature Favorite Enemy of humans gets updated in every new battle.
    • The AI of Alchemist and Engineers was updated.

  • Defender of the Crown
    • The enemy hero Mahruk was strengthened.

Additions and upgrades:

  • Orcs on the March
    • Detailed information on the trophies in the Military Academy added; (c) ilih.
    • A specified log during the receipt of Adrenaline by orcs added.


  • Support of 16:9 format added.
  • New opportunities for game modders added.

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Video of the Week: Banquets – live at Fest 9

BanquetsThis week’s video comes to you fresh from last month’s Fest 9 in Gainesville, FL. Jersey City, NJ’s Banquets were a last-minute addition to the festival, and played to a packed house on the event’s opening evening. The band recently released their debut EP This is Our Concern, Dude. on Black Numbers Records.

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Silverstein joins Hopeless Records

Canada’s Silverstein have joined Hopeless Records. The post-hardcore outfit left Victory Records in October after four studio albums, a rarities compilation and a live album. The band will make their debut with a new EP, appropriately titled Transitions. It will street on December 7, 2010 and feature three songs, an acoustic version of “Replace You” and a cover of Nine Inch Nail’s “Wish” from their Broken EP.

They commented on the signing:

We have signed to Hopeless Records! We have been huge fans of the label since their inception and they have become great friends of ours over the years. It is great to work with people who not only get what we do and still embrace the scene, but also actually helped create it. After talking to many labels, we felt we would be the most at home here with Louis, and the entire Hopeless Records staff.

They last released Shipwreck in the Sand.
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