Monday, December 23, 2013

Novus AEterno - The Epitome of MMORTS Gaming

Happy holidays everyone! Been a long time since I last contributed on BV. I just wanted to share this game to all of you guys. While I was searching for a new game to play, I came accross this one on Kickstarter. I started researching and it looks like something from gaming heaven.

"If Eve Online and Starcraft had a love child, it would be Novus AEterno."
Novus AEterno is latin for 'a new beginning of time'. The title of this post is not an exaggeration. NA will put KIXEYE games to shame or any other game publisher in the mmorts gaming space for that matter. Funded in Kickstarter within 5 days and been in development for 2 years now. It's only a matter of time till it gets released to the public.

So What Is It?
It's a massive multiplayer online real time strategy game set in one infinite sized universe. It's a full fledge PC game, not a browser game. It will be available on Steam. You start with home planet that you can never lose and you can expand through all of space.The game is built with the D.I.M.E military strategy in mind. Diplomacy, Intelligence, Military, and Economy.

What's more?
This game is a sandbox game. You can play it offline for a period of time. There are proper democratic features, alliances and coalitions. You can build up a proper economy. There will be real trading just like a normal RPG game, no central store or central trading zone/center. Build an army of ships and troops. The universe will be huge so prices for things will differ. You can invade planets, invade a whole solar systems, or a whole galaxy if you like. There will be 4 full fledge alien races for you to be. And there's so much more that I can't even put everything in here like dyanamic balancing and a dynamic research system.

Payment Model?
I'll have to discuss this because this is usually the dealbreaker for a lot of games. This game is not pay to win. One time pay, no speed up buttons, there's membership for some perks but nothing that makes you win.

"The game is so big, in fact, that it almost defies description. There is simply that much to it."

Want to know more? Go here and if you can, support it.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TOME: Immortal Arena goes Closed Beta!

If you signed up for the alpha/beta of TOME: Immortal Arena, check your email to see if you have received a code. US Codes have started to release today, and UK will not see codes until January. If you want to join the new BV group for that game.

If you want to know more about TOME, please visit TOME ON!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

BV's Arbiters of Awesomer interview Swag from KIXEYE!

If you missed the live show or haven't seen it yet, the Arbiters of Awesomer had a group interview with KIXEYE's video Rockstar Swag!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BV Talk Live Gets REAL!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, BV Talk Live will have it's first ever Developer guest on the show at 6PM PST.

You should join us!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nash Twerking? Yea, that happened!

Join us on BV Talk Live every Wednesday at 6PM PST for War Commander, Battle Pirates, and VEGA Conflict!

Thanks to MABobbyBi for the Meme video!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Battle Pirates - Are you ready for the Dragon's Grip? Find out here!

Nash and Liam99 put together a warning and tips for the next raid event!

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Friday, August 2, 2013

Get back in the games! VEGA Conflict, Battle Pirates, War Commander!

Have you heard the latest from Battle Pirates, War Commander, or VEGA Conflict from the Arbiters of Awesomer? If not, here are the playlists from all three games so you can get your Real Time Strategy fix!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

BV Talk Live 64! We got the news that won't give you the blues...

Missed the show again? Well don't worry, we will be back tomorrow night at 6PM PST/2AM GMT to give you the latest scoop in War Commander, Battle Pirates, and VEGA Conflict! Join us on and join the Arbiters of Awesomer for more awesome BV Talk Live!

This week the Captians Nash, Liam, and Upper tell you everything you need to know about BP and Liam tells us all about his 99 Problems build.

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The Rebels Fear, Stryder and Lycan go over proposed rocket and projectile weapon changes, and the impending doom of doing an AB Test this late in the game.

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This week Commanders Rocket and Data go over some proposed changes to the Hellstorm that would make a lot of the players very angry! Fortunately those were reverted later, but still a great program!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BV Live 63 - All the latest info on WC, BP, & VC!

If you missed the wildly popular show BV Talk Live last Wednesday night at 6PM PST, here's your chance to get caught up on the action! Join us every Wednesday at 6PM PST on to see the Arbiters of Awesomer LIVE!

Check out Commander Janno and Commander Data for War Commander Talk Live 63!

Captain Nash, Upper and Sneaky Bear cover the 7 seas on Battle Pirates Live 63!

And of course don't forget Rebels Fear and Lycan telling you how to rule the universe in VEGA Conflict Live 63!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Struggle Of Zynga

Competition is always good unless people start losing their jobs. Zynga laid off 520 employees this week, 18% of their global workforce. Completely shutting down it's offices in New York, LA, and Austin.This is due to Zynga's push for mobile, they realized that smaller teams working on projects are much more efficient. They also want to concentrate in less franchises and to replicate the success of their startup competition like say... KIXEYE.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Plants Vs. Zombies: Adventures Review

It’s a new game while still being an old game. Plants Vs. Zombies is back and on facebook. We don’t usually give 'cutesy graphics games' some attention here at Battle Vortex but Plants Vs. Zombies is a cut above the rest. I heard about this game a month ago and got really excited. It was on its alpha stage at that time so I had to wait until the game is out of closed beta. Created by Popcap, a division of EA, the first PvZ game was one of their most successful game ever released. I finally got to test this new game out so here’s the review.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Five Things That Makes Minecraft Awesome

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You probably already played Minecraft or heard of it. Think virtual Legos and real world mechanics combined. It's the third most played game in the world. Minecraft is developed by Mojang. And has one of the most 'visionary' game creators of all time, Notch.

1] It's a sandbox game. 
You basically have an open world. 8 times larger than the surface of the Earth. With a semi realistic environment. Every world is unique and randomly generated by the game. And since it's a sandbox game there's really no limits on what you can do. There's no such thing as a set of objectives that you need to do in a finite amount of time. You're free to destroy or create.

2] It's Educational.
Most educational games that I've ever encountered are not as quite addictive as Minecraft. I know what you're thinking, Minecraft wasn't designed to be an educational game. Minecraft promotes creativity, teamwork, critical thinking skills, statistics and plethora of other things. Think of it this way, would you prefer letting your kid play with toy guns and kill imaginary monsters or let them play Lego for hours? In Minecraft, a kid or an adult can play creatively with their friends and even have the joy of blowing up stuff. Minecraft has already made its way to classrooms in the US via Minecraft EDU

3] It's just freaking endless. (Mods and Texture Packs)
Got bored? There's almost an infinite amount of modifications you can do with the game from adventure maps, HD textures, more things to craft, more animals, magic, industrialization, nuclear power, more biomes, more weather, more dimensions and the list just goes on and on. There's nothing impossible as long as somebody has the will.

4] The following is huge. 
It doesn't matter how old you are. You'll fit just right in here with the whole community. The Minecraft fanbase is as passionate as Doctor Who or Starcraft fans by comparison and it's truly amazing. Youtube is full of Minecraft videos since the alpha era to the present version of the game. It's a hit.

5] And it's not finished.
Mojang still gives updates. Bug fixes, optimizations, and even more stuff to play with. It always feels new even for veterans. Upon the time of writing this post, there have been over 10 milion copies of the game sold and around 17,000 copies from the last 24 hours alone. 

And these are 5 things why Minecraft is awesome. If you have enjoyed reading this post please share! I'll be posting more stuff like this in the BattleVortex site so stay tune.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

VEGA Conflict - Death or Glory!

KIXEYE updated during the show this week, but we give you as much info as we have about the week in game.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Battle Pirates - Drac Hunt 3 Debriefing - Liam's Mercury Review and Build!

So you want to see one of the Pirate Legend Liam99's top secret builds? Well get your wet suit on and come check it out...

Also make sure to check out Liam's Mercury Review here:

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

War Commander - Time to break out the big guns!

Janno and Rocket show you guys all the new toys and their thoughts about them on this weeks episode of BV Talk Live!

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Vega Conflict - Torp Harriers are still a thing...

Fear and Lycan go over some of the changes during the Beta.

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Battle Pirates - Drac Hunt 3 Briefing! Mastery or doing it twice...

Special guest Liam99 on the show this week with Captain Upper. Don't miss it!

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Gordon Walton still makes a lot of sense...

If you are new to the gaming industry, you may not know Gordon Walton aka "Tyrant" as we lovingly referred to him back in the days of Ultima Online. He was a very strict, yet fair Exec for EA at the time I met him, and gamesindustry International has a little must see interview for those of you still in the business of making games.

We are all "replaceable meat puppets".

Please feel free to comment below.

Friday, April 12, 2013

VEGA Conflict - The Nerf Bat is Greater then the Torpedo!

This week the Rebel Fear and Lycan discuss changes the KIXEYE made this week to their Closed Beta game VEGA Conflict!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Battle Pirates - Land Tiles Can Be A Tricky Business!

Hey Captains! Nash and Upper are at it again with more Battle Pirates information for you to sink your depth charges in to!

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Vega Conflict - Liam99 Debunks the Torpedo nerf for Cargo Salvages.

As Fear predicted in last Wednesday's Vega Conflict Live show, someone will find a new way to kill high level cargo without the use of the high tier Torpedoes on low tier ships. Great Job Liam!

Click here to watch Liam99's video!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

War Commander - Operation Crossfire Briefing!

Just when you thought it was safe to drive your tanks to victory, we are under siege again! Be careful Commander, you might not live to tell the tale of the Crossfire...

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New KIXEYE Game - TOME: Immortal Arena

A new KIXEYE game has finally been announced and currently in its alpha stage and approaching closed beta stage considering that it has already been accepting requests for testing. You can send a request here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Vega Conflict - Fear vs Lycan in a battle to the death!

Fear shows no mercy! Lycan's base was leveled by the fierce attack of Fear armed with Torpedoes!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

War of Mercenaries - Fear plays with the fans!

Well, I tried anyway. I wasn't quite ready for what was in store for me but, Fear once again let the fans tell him how to play, and of course I mess it all up.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Vega Conflict - Vega Cargo Fleets? No PROBLEM!

In this video I show you a snip from a larger Let's play video where I caught a guy on camera kiting the huge Vega Cargo Fleets with Corvettes!

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Vega Conflict - What's New? Some accounts were reset.

Fear and Lycan update you on the latest happenings in the Closed Beta version of VC!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Battle Pirates - The Threshers Are Out!

Join us for another ripping BP Talk Live with Captian Nash and Captian Upper!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

War Commander - Check out the new Special Ops with Commander Janno!

Commander Janno gives us details about the new Special Operations boosts. Check it out and meet the newest member of the Arbiters Of Awesomer!

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Vega Conflict - Tutorial Walkthrough...

Fear shows you the tutorial for the closed beta version of Vega Conflict.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Hey! How about that "D.A.V.E." Pinch Rocket?!!!

Special thanks going out to WhizzBang75 for this video showing Battle Pirates April Fools joke and how it works!

Right on man! The Arbiters of Awesomer loved it!

Here is the link to the video!

Clash of Clans - Updated Level 7 TH Base!

I made some changes over the last couple of weeks along with adding the new walls, so if you want to check them out, here it is...

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

KIXEYE CEO Sells Company to avoid more embarrassment!

Breaking News, San Francisco, CA ---- In a unprecedented move by KIXEYE, as of today, the company has been closed and the entire Unicorn Overlord Empire has been sold for 1.5 billion U.S. to Kabam.

An Official spokesperson for KIXEYE reported that after seeing all of the new 3D game offerings from the 2013 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, Will Harbin, KIXEYE's dildo wielding CEO was quoted as saying "The competition is making our games better then we are!", and decided to sell the company to avoid any further embarrassment.

Will Harbin declined an official statement, but was heard mumbling under his breath "I'm taking my big, black dildo, and going home."

David Scott, Co-Founder and Executive Producer was reported to be under his desk in the fetal position after hearing the news, repeatedly yelling "I just want to blow shit up!".

As usual, Paul Preece, Co-Founder and Executive Producer for KIXEYE was no where to be found, but a note on his desk revealed that he was "Just here for the beer".

An Official spokesperson for Kabam says they have decided to keep most of the KIXEYE staff because it's really not their fault they were tricked by the KIXEYE Death Star. "Most of these kids have some talent, we will put that talent to good use".

Whatever the fate of this troubled company's ex-employees, one thing is certain. Step up your game, before someone takes it away from you...

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War of Mercenaries - Fear's current City, and Changes to the City Planner!

Hello Mercs! Fear here with another update to my city in WoM!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Backyard Monsters - How to get Rezghul

Muloch is up to his old tricks and Fear will show you how to easily dispach the underworld creatures and defeat Muloch for his latest prize... Rezghul!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Vega Conflict - More Beta Info and Where to Find Codes!

You looking for a good RTS Game to play? Well look no further! BV is the premier VEGA Conflict hub, and each week we bring you information about the game and other KIXEYE titles on BV Talk Live!

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