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Godsrule: War of Mortals – Weekly Roundup

Attention, Mortals!

Here’s an update on weekly happenings in the realm of Godsrule – we have epic price drops in the Godsrule economy, some sales on top of that, a number of bug and performance fixes, and more!

On Sale!

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One Hour Speed-Ups:

• One Hour speed-ups take an hour off the build/research/clear time for any in-progress item!

Auto-Collects:

• Tokens which allow you to automatically collect resources from resource-generating buildings whenever they’re full – there’s a sale on all auto-collects, including 3 hours, 8 hours, 1 day, 2.5 days, and 5 days!
• Strategy: If you’re new to the game, these auto-collect items work to harvest additional resources for you even if you’re logged off. Gather resources overnight or if you’re going to be away and unable to log in few a few days!

Updates!

Economy Update

In case you missed it, we had a major update to the in-game economy, reducing both the upgrade time and the orb cost for all buildings! Click here to read all about it.

Game Performance & UI

We had a separate release to fix a number of bugs, improve performance, and change the look and feel of some of the User Interface — find out more here!

Concept Art

Today we bring you some of the early concept art for a Keepers of the Ancient unit, the brutal, reviled by foes & revered by allies super unit, the Spite!

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Here’s commentary on the unit from Director of Game Design Egill Arnarsson:

The Spite is a vicious super unit, which Keepers of the Ancient players can train immediately after building a Temple. We wanted to make the Spite look very different from other units, so we covered it in sharp spikes, which it uses to reflect damage to units to dare get too close. This special ability made the unit extremely powerful, so a quite a lot of balancing had to be done during beta testing.

The Spite is called “ravager” in code, but we also thought of other names, such as Helion and Thorn Imp.

Unit Tactics

• The Spite is an intimidating tank – it’s  intankidating, if you will – and they have the ability to reap chaos on the battlefield.
• The first time an opposing Souls of Ascension player sees their own damage reflected back at them, they will think twice about charging a Spite unit – they provide a psychological advantage as much as their very real tactical advantage.
• The downside, of course, is a long build time and massive population space of 20. Deploy them wisely!

 

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Free Stuff Friday – May 31st, 2013

Sonic Generations E3

For today’s Free Stuff Friday giveaway, we’re giving out digital download codes for a few Xbox 360 games! Since we’re going digital today, it only seems fair that we boost the total giveaways, so we’re giving out two codes for each game listed below with each giveaway – that’s twice the chance to win!

On the Block

1. Two digital download codes for Sonic Generations on Xbox 360
2. Two digital download codes for Guardian Heroes on Xbox 360
3. Two digital download codes for Jet Set Radio on Xbox 360

*The Xbox 360 codes are available worldwide, so everyone can participate!

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to http://www.twitter.com and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)

2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, a word or phrase, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!) We only accept one direct message per person per prize!

Example:

We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!” (don’t actually DM this, it’s not the way to enter)

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.

4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Other Assorted Information:

  • Free Stuff Friday duties alternate between the London and San Francisco offices and are done during business hours (usually mid-morning) in our respective time zones.
  • No, you can’t know what number message you were – so please don’t ask! We will tell you that the information is classified!
  • If you have questions during the giveaway, please contact us with an @reply. As you can imagine, we get a whole lot of direct messages during the contests and there is a very good chance we will miss your question if it is sent as a DM.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you if you are using the Twitter website. However, third-party applications may not allow you to.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Click on the person icon and select Direct messages from the drop down menu.
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your Direct message history. Click the New message button, highlighted below.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username (SEGA) of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Enter your message and click Send message.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you. If you still have questions on sending direct messages, please visit Twitter’s Help Section.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not. Please make sure your message says “test” somewhere.

 
   
   
 

Company of Heroes 2: More than Tanks trailer released!

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Sonic Generations of Skate Presented By Sonic Lost World

Sonic Generations of Skate

The Clash at Clairemont will return for a seventh year in the fight against cancer on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mission Valley YMCA’s Krause Family Skatepark in San Diego. The event will showcase skateboarding’s most recognizable faces, including Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald, Bucky Lasek, Pierre Luc Gagnon and many others, as well as musical performances from the legendary Mix Master Mike and more, as they unite behind an important cause. All proceeds from the event will benefit Grind For Life, a non-profit dedicated to assisting those affected by cancer with financial assistance and education in cancer survival and recovery.

New to this year’s Clash at Clairemont is the addition of SEGA’s Sonic Generations of Skate contest on the half-pipe. Sonic Generations of Skate presented by Sonic Lost World is a unique team competition that pays homage to three generations of vert skating over the past few decades. Each team of elite pros consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), one 30-something skater (second generation) and one teen to 20-something skater (third generation) competing against other teams with the same mix.

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The contest consists of four different competitions where each pro battles for team points against skaters from their own generation. The contests include individual runs, high air, best trick and team doubles. The biggest names in skateboarding from the past and present will be participating, including:

First Generation:  Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Kevin Staab and Sergie Ventura

Second Generation:  Andy Macdonald, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Bucky Lasek and Lincoln Ueda

Third Generation:  Adam Taylor, Elliot Sloan, Paul-Luc Ronchetti and Mitchie Brusco

“The Sonic Generations of Skate format, representing several generations of skateboarding, is really fun and gives everyone something to cheer for,” said Andy Macdonald, veteran skater and 23-time X Games medalist who is one of just four skaters who have competed at every X Games. “It’s a great addition to the Clash and should really help generate incremental awareness and financial support for Grind for Life.”

“ASA is always trying to develop events with unique formats and fresh concepts that bring something new to the table— both for the skaters and the fans,” said Rick Bratman, CEO, ASA Entertainment, owner and production company behind the Sonic Generations of Skate. “We are really proud to partner with SEGA and the Clash at Clairemont to help raise money for such an amazing cause.”

Clash 7 is honored to have event partners and sponsors: SEGA, Sonic Lost World, GoPro,MovieTickets.com, Mission Valley YMCA and Grind for Life. The event will once again offer fans an action-packed partner village filled with interactive booths and food vendors. High-profile exhibitions by top skateboard and BMX pros will go on throughout the day on the street course, in the bowl and on the largest outdoor half-pipe on the west coast. Some of the BMX royalty participating includes Simon Tabron, Gary Young, Ryan Guettler and more.

The event will also feature musical performances by Three Wheels Out, P.O.D. and the legendary Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys on the 91X music stage.

Tickets for Clash 7 can be purchased for a minimum $10 donation at the door. For more information, visit www.clashatclairemont.com.

Sonic Generations of Skate will air nationally on FOX Sports Net (FSN) beginning on November 29 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Please check local listings for specific air times and updated information. For more detailed information on the Sonic Generations of Skate and media credentials, visit www.ASAentertainment.com/events/sonicgenerationsofskate.

 

 
   
   
 

Kingdom Conquest II’s White Winged Colossus Giveaway

Kingdom Conquest II White Winged Colossus Giveaway


Enter for your chance to win One of 10 Daily Awarded White Winged Colossus SR Cards on Kingdom Conquest II’s Facebook and Twitter!


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Two Ways to Enter, Two Chances to Win


1. Facebook – Enter to Win One of 10 Daily White Winged Colossus SR Codes!

i. Go to the Kingdom Conquest II Facebook Page and ‘Like’ us.
ii. Once you have ‘Liked’ the page, access the ‘White Winged Colossus Giveaway’ entry form here.
iii. Fill out the form and submit your entry.



2. Twitter – Tweet using #KC2WWC for Another Chance to Win!

i. Follow @KingdomConqGame.
ii. Post a tweet using #KC2WWC to enter.




*NOTE*
• 10 winners will be selected randomly each day from all of those who successfully enter on Facebook.
• An additional 10 winners will be selected randomly each day from all of those who successfully enter on Twitter.
• You may enter on both Facebook and Twitter to double your chances.
• Winners will be contacted at the end of each following business day via the email they provide on Facebook.
• Winners will be contacted at the end of each following business day via Direct Messages on Twitter. You must follow @KingdomConqGame in order to receive Direct Messages.
• If selected, you can only win once.
• If you’ve been awarded a code, please follow these redemption instructions to properly redeem your SR card code.

 
   
   
 

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse – Behind the Scenes Trailer

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Castle of Illusion is returning to consoles on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC this summer! In today’s update, we hear from the original creators of the iconic 1990 SEGA Genesis version as well as from the developers of the new version of the game. Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Castle of Illusion has stunning visuals and new gameplay mechanics. Fans will enjoy the original storyline as they help Mickey save Minnie from the evil witch, Mizrabel.

 
   
   
 

Godsrule: War of Mortals – Game Economy Update

Attention, Mortals!

A new update for Godsrule went live over the weekend – we’ve made some big changes to the game economy, aimed at making it easier for players to upgrade and develop their armies and make strategic decisions about waging war and conquering their enemies!

What’s Changed

Across the board we’ve lowered both build time and the orb cost of upgrading a building. That means that instead of taking days, it now takes hours – if you want to use orbs to get a jump on that, the quick upgrade itself will cost fewer orbs as well!

It is also now much quicker — and cheaper — to clear forests, meaning overall your ability to expand and upgrade your village should be much more immediate and flexible.

In most cases these changes are fairly significant: the high-level time for many buildings could range up to nearly a week before; now you will be able to build anything in mere hours, or else build it instantly for considerably lower orb cost.

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Additionally, for our players who have already been out there conquering and building mighty villages, we appreciate your time and energy – we don’t want anyone to be left in the lurch with a change in game economy.

The Gods are pleased with your devotion, and we are awarding anyone who has made a purchase of Orbs with additional Orbs – check your registration email for an offer you can redeem at: http://playgodsrule.com/

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and stop by the forums — let us know what you think of the changes to the economy!

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Rise Against the Deadly Six in Sonic Lost World

Sonic Lost World

We’re excited to announce details of the next Sonic the Hedgehog game! Sonic Lost World will be published on Nintendo platforms as part of the exclusive partnership recently announced between the two companies.  Sonic Lost World puts Sonic up to the challenge as he faces his most powerful enemy to date – and this time there are six of them to conquer!  Sonic Lost World will be available exclusively for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms later this year.

Sonic Lost World Wii U - Announcement Screens

Dr. Eggman has harnessed the power of six menacing creatures collectively known as the Deadly Six, but when the Deadly Six rise up against their master, Sonic has to unite with his arch nemesis in order to take on the new enemies head-on.  Using his dynamic new parkour moves and improved Color Powers, Sonic must run, jump and race through a variety of ever-changing terrains in order to defeat the Deadly Six.

Sonic Lost World Wii U - Announcement Screens

Alongside a single player adventure, the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Sonic Lost World will feature a range of competitive multiplayer modes. In addition, each platform will also contain distinctive features that take advantage of the consoles’ unique capabilities.  Exclusive Wii U Color Powers can be controlled with the Wii U GamePad by tilting, touching, aiming and more.  The full game can also be played using only the GamePad screen and will feature a two player support mode. Sonic Lost World for the Nintendo 3DS is the first handheld Sonic game ever to feature fully realized 3D levels which include exclusive Special Stages and Color Powers unique to Nintendo 3DS.

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“We are proud of the strong relationship between Nintendo and SEGA and look forward to continuing success with Sonic Lost World on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS,” commented Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Chief Content Officer, SEGA of America. “The game marks an evolution of the Sonic series and fans –both old and new — will be excited by a story which sees two of video games biggest adversaries, Sonic and Dr. Eggman, joining forces for the first time to help defeat a new deadly threat.”

 
   
   
 

Exclusive Interview with Kingdom Conquest II Producer on BBGsite.com

Kingdom Conquest II Producer, Masamitsu Shiino
Kingdom Conquest II’s Producer, Masamitsu Shiino, talks about Season 2, skill synthesis, and more in this exclusive BBGsite.com interview!

Check out the interview at BBGsite.com

 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday – May 24th, 2013

Free Stuff Friday May 24th

We’re back and have some fun stuff for today’s giveaway. All Sonic related in some way or another and we even picked up some hats directly from our licensing group that are awesome. It might be hard to spot in the photo, but the hat is made of threaded pixels, perfect for any classic Sonic fan!

On the Block

1. Sonic Roller Racers
2. Knuckles Figurine
3. Sonic & Tails Hat

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to http://www.twitter.com and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)

2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, a word or phrase, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!) We only accept one direct message per person per prize!

Example:

We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!” (don’t actually DM this, it’s not the way to enter)

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.

4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Other Assorted Information:

  • Free Stuff Friday duties alternate between the London and San Francisco offices and are done during business hours (usually mid-morning) in our respective time zones.
  • No, you can’t know what number message you were – so please don’t ask! We will tell you that the information is classified!
  • If you have questions during the giveaway, please contact us with an @reply. As you can imagine, we get a whole lot of direct messages during the contests and there is a very good chance we will miss your question if it is sent as a DM.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you if you are using the Twitter website. However, third-party applications may not allow you to.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Click on the person icon and select Direct messages from the drop down menu.
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your Direct message history. Click the New message button, highlighted below.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username (SEGA) of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Enter your message and click Send message.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you. If you still have questions on sending direct messages, please visit Twitter’s Help Section.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not. Please make sure your message says “test” somewhere.

 
   
   
 


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