Out of Hell 16 January 2014

They didn't get to make their own news
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1. GameFuse has announced the launch of the first parth of the Update 1.4 for Rise of Mythos, a strategy/RPG card game developed for PC. The new content includes additional cards, quests and numerous new in-game features to enhance the player gaming experience.

2. Webzen announced the fourth expansion for the dungeon-based MMORPG, Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9), with the release of Rakhdan's Counterattack. The Guardian’s Tower increased 20 levels up to the 40th floor - players now have a chance to battle new monsters who invading the newly-updated floors within the Guardian's Tower in Raebin, the Sixth Continent of Glenheim.

3. The number of active Steam accounts jumped 15%, to 75 million from 65 million (announced October 2013). The growth was realized during a busy holiday release season and Steam's Pre-Holiday and Holiday sales.

4. A video of the Star Swarm engine demo shown at CES can be found here. The demo has thousands of units running individual AI and physics in a dynamic simulation. Star Swarm is not a game, but rather a demo showing off the Nitrous engine and what it means for the future of strategy games. Nitrous is capable of simulating and rendering large-scale, complex scenes never before seen in games.

5. Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi and Alberto Belli have announced the formation of a new development company named Storm in a Teacup. The studio will focus on shaping state of the art gaming experiences working on original intellectual property for PC and consoles.“ The team is actually working on its first unannounced title that will be unveiled in Q1 2014. The company's website is located here.

6. Croatian game developer Little Green Men announced that Starpoint Gemini II will have support for Occulus Rift. Early tests are underway.

7. Loren Amazon Princess is now available for purchase on Steam. This is a fantasy epic title combining intricate turn-based battles with a heroic tale of overcoming evil - with a twist. In this tale, you play as a loyal servant of the hero rather than the hero herself. You will travel by Princess Loren's side as she searches for her lost mother, the Queen of the Amazons. You will guide her choices and act as her valiant defender, meeting many colorful characters along the way. As the journey progresses, everyone will grow and change.

8. The OpenArena Community Mappack (also called OACMP) is a mappack containing GPL'd maps made by the community itself. The idea is to give GPL servers something else to play aside of the official maps and the already GPLv2'd maps.

9. Crytek announced that Live Gamer, a provider of digital commerce solutions for the interactive entertainment industry, has completed a white-label integration of its Elements platform with the first-person-shooter game Warface and the GFACE platform to promote an optimized developer ecosystem and establish a direct-to-consumer monetization channel.