Archive for March 2009

Developer Sheds Light On Alan Wake

Remedy have given out some more details on Alan Wake.According to IGN, Remedy’s head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen spoke to about Alan Wake, and they managed to tease a little more information out of him.As we already know, Alan Wake is a story-based game, described as a “psychological action thriller.” Wake himself is a best-selling writer suffering writer’s block, and so his wife, Alice, takes him to the town of Bright Falls – where things, inevitably, go horribly wrong.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Ceville [PC]

It’s important that we ask ourselves what we actually want from a game before we delve right into it, and although we might individually feel rather immune to the marketing techniques of game publishers, it’s in the box art and blurb that our first impressions are made.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

PC Braid Release Delayed

The Braid development blog has announced a slight delay to the PC version’s release.Originally expected on March 31st, the PC release has been slightly delayed until April 10th.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Champions Online Guild Beta Registration Begins

Cyrptic Studios are encouraging guilds to register their guild for the superhero MMORPG Champions Online to take a part in the Beta testing process.MMORPG gamers who are part of a guild simply have to register on the official website, fill in a form and supply their guild’s name, website and a list of email addresses so other guild members can receive an invite.We assume that approved guilds will receive an invite quite quickly as Cryptic state: “Once we do an authenticity check to make sure you’re human and not some kind of malicious cyborg, we’ll hook up the invites and have you and your guild mates playing in no time.”In a guild?

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Ten Reasons To Play Protoype Trailer

Need a reason to pick up Radical Entertainment’s Prototype in June?

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Batman: Arkham Asylum Gameplay Trailer

Join Sefton Hill, game director at Rocksteady guides you through one of the Challenge Modes from Batman: Arkham Asylum showing off the Invisible Predator gameplay moves in this new video.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Sqaure Enix Eidos Takeover Approved

Today shareholders have overwhelming approved a takeover of Eidos by Square Enix.Eighty five percent of Eidos’ voting shareholders today approved the deal with only one percent opposing the takeover.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 2 "A Great Experience" For Shooter Fans

Mass Effect 2 will be “a great experience” for shooter fans, says Bioware’s Ray Muzyka.Speaking to IGN, Muzyka talked a little bit about Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2, and responded candidly to a question about what improvements the sequel will contain over its predecessor.”There’s a few bigger buckets of things we’re working on,” said Muzyka.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Albatron NVIDIA VGA Cards Bundle EVE Online

Albatron Technology are bundling EVE Online with their current series of NVIDIA VGA cards.EVE Online will apparently come bundled in any card with a specification of a 9400GT or above.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Modern Warfare 2 Loses Call Of Duty Moniker, Finds Date

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has dropped the “Call of Duty” part of its title.Gamecenteronline asked Activision why, and was told “Modern Warfare has taken on such a life of its own, it has become our focus now.” Apparently, it’s “too early to release additional details.”Bizarre.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Colin McRae: DIRT 2 Teaser Trailer

The next installment in the popular Codemasters racing series gets teased in this new trailer.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Stardock On DRM

Stardock has announced it’ll be tackling the piracy and digital rights management (DRM) a little differently to other publishers, hoping to coin a new and effective protection scheme.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Secret Drop Mechanics In Wrath of the Lich King Revealed

Blizzard implemented a new system in Wrath of the Lich King, changing drop mechanics for items.In his keynote speech, Jeffrey Kaplan of Blizzard revealed a number of interesting things, one of which was that drop mechanics were secretly altered in the recent expansion to the MMO giant.Apparently, drop rates for quest items in World of Warcraft used to be around 35%.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Fallout 3: The Pitt DLC

So the next installment of Fallout 3 post-apocalyptic mayhem is here, albeit via some major bugs.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

New Virtua Tennis Screens Released

Sega has released a batch of new screens from Virtua Tennis 2009.The screens, from the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 versions of the game, depict action on clay, grass and hard courts and show off the classic “high” VT camera angle as well as a view nearer to court level.The game is set to add some new faces to the VT player roster, including Britain’s Andy Murray and Ana Ivanovic.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Learn Chinese With An MMO

A new MMO is in development which aims to help gamers learn Chinese characters.Hanjamaru, being developed by NHN and EduFlo, is designed to help people learn Chinese characters through an audio-visual teaching system.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

New Aion: Tower of Eternity Shots

New screens from the upcoming NCSoft MMORPG.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2009 | Comments Off

Frogster Secures More Territories For Runes Of Magic

Berlin publisher Frogster has secured the rights to publish all further European language versions of Runes of Magic in Europe.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2009 | Comments Off