Daily Gaming: November 25, 2010

Gaming news is a little slow today, due to the holiday. Sentinel 3: Homeworld will be released on the iPhone/iPod touch tomorrow, the tower defense based game should be well worth the wait. Meanwhile, Xbox LIVE gold accounts will be free to use from Friday morning through the weekend, if you don't have one already.

Xbox 360 News

Xbox LIVE's Free Gold Weekend

Xbox LIVE is running its free weekend starting today. Users who login to the service will find that they have Xbox LIVE Gold account access fully available to use all weekend. This gives players the chance to play multiplayer titles and see what everyone else is paying for. To learn more, visit www.xbox.com/en-gb/live/free-live-weekend

Windows Gaming

Blue Toad Murder Files heads to the PC today

Popular PlayStation 3 title "Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle" has been released on the PC. You can download the game from the official website www.bluetoadmurderfiles.co.uk for £14.99.

Blue Toad Murder Files is a one to four player game set in the quintessentially English village of Little Riddle where murder is in the air. As one of the famous Blue Toad detectives you solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, use your powers of observation and investigate clues to uncover the strange goings on in this once quaint and sleepy village.

iPhone/iPod touch/iPad News

Sentinel 3: Homeworld coming tomorrow

Origin8 have informed us that iPhone/iPod touch game, Sentinel 3: Homeworld will be released on the iTunes App Store tomorrow. The game marks the third in the series of tower defense games from the company. We should have a review up on the game in the next few days. Here are some more features from the game:

  • A completely new campaign featuring 20 levels. 
  • A powerful new commander unit which can level up and gain abilities as you play. 
  • Over 20 unlockable turrets, orbital ship weapons, automated drones and abilities at your disposal. 
  • Customize your weapon loadout in the Armory to match the demands of the mission. 
  • Stunning graphics and effects, with full high-resolution Retina display support.
  • Endless modes for all maps with online highscores. 
  • Classic mode allows you to compete for scores in a pure skill-based game mode. 
  • Support for social gaming networks for achievements, global scores, friends and more using OpenFeint and GameCenter. 
  • View strategic layouts from the leaderboards - see how the best players think (OpenFeint required). 
  • New exclusive music by the creators of the Sentinel 2 music - Specimen A. 
  • Completely reworked and revamped game engine.

Sentinel 3: Homeworld will cost $3.99

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