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Archive for January 2010


Champions Online: Vibora Expansion Will Be Paid Content

Following the announcement of Champions Online’s first expansion, Vibora Bay, Cryptic Studios has clarified that it will indeed be paid content.

28 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Command & Conquer 4 Public Beta Begins Today

EA’s Aaron Kaufman has announced that the Command & Conquer 4 public beta is due to start today, at 9am PST.Kaufman, better known to the fan community as Apoc, confirmed the news via Twitter.”Command & Conquer 4 BETA goes PUBLIC 9AM PST Thursday at Gamespot, first details here,” Tweeted Kaufman, following yesterday’s news that the beta would be starting “soon.” Was anyone expecting it to be this soon?Judging by the page on the Command & Conquer 4 site, you need to sign up for the beta with a free Gamespot account from 9am PST – that’s about 5pm GMT tonight, by our reckoning.The first wave of keys will include “thousands,” but once those are gone, you’ll be placed on a waitlist and will receive a key in the order in which you signed up.We reckon the beta’s definitely worth a shot.

28 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Global Agenda Full Client Now On Steam

Fans of Hi-Rez Studio’s upcoming Spy-Fy MMO Global Agenda can now download the full client from Steam.

28 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Bioshock 2 Multiplayer Facts

Now the the DRM issues have died down, a list of facts covering the game’s multiplayer have appeared on the Cult of Rapture site.2K’s Elizabeth has put together a list of common multiplayer queries to help out those of you who are not quite sure about the game’s multiplayer features, or lack thereof depending on how you look at it . Topics include the differences between multiplayer on the PC and consoles, griefing and cheating, the ranked matches system, and just in case you were wondering, there is no LAN or dedicated server support.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Cities XL Online Service To Shut Down

Monte Cristo has announced that, just over three months after the game’s launch, the online mode for Cities XL is to be shut down.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Column – Are BioWare Games Getting Stale?

Tim McDonald looks at whether or not BioWare games are following too formulaic a structure, whether this is a bad thing if true, and what can be done about it.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

StarCraft 2 Beta Closing In (Again)?

Talk of StarCraft 2 beta starting has emerged once again; Will Blizzard abandon the plans and delay once more, or is this the real deal?

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Ubisoft Launching New Anti-Piracy System

Ubisoft has revealed that it is implementing a new PC anti-piracy measure.The company, which previously relied upon the much-maligned Starforce DRM, is now using a proprietary online system tied to each user’s Ubi.com account.According to Gamespy, the new system is designed to be a less intrusive.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Put Your Questions To Assassin’s Creed Writer

Ubisoft is giving Assassin’s Creed fans the chance to chat with the games’ scriptwriter Corey May this week.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Mabinogi Open Beta Launches Today

Nexon Europe has launched the open beta test for its upcoming free to play MMO, Mabinogi.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

IncGamers Mabinogi Logitech Giveaway

Free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Mabinogi is coming to Europe soon so, to ensure that your PC is ready, NEXON Europe and Logitech have teamed up to provide us with a PC Gaming bundle to give away to one lucky winner.Mabinogi is an MMO where people can experience all facets of fantasylife from fighting to farming.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

New Lost Planet 2 Gameplay Trailer

Capcom has released a new trailer for Lost Planet 2. The four minute gameplay video takes in two missions from the game, showing off the classic Lost Planet player vs enormous beast gameplay.Episode 4 Treasue Boccharos displays a hover-bike chase in a desert environment, culminating in the appearance of one of the aforementioned giant bosses. In the clip from Episode 5 Counterstrike, a category G Akrid has been discovered (which we’re guessing is pretty bad) and the humans must capture a satellite cannon to stop it.Lost Planet 2 is due for release in the US and Europe on 18 May.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

City Of Heroes: New Guest Author Mission Arcs

A trio of top names in the games and fiction industry have crafted new scenarios for the superhero MMO, City of Heroes, via the Mission Architect feature.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

C&C 4 Public Beta "Very Soon"

EA’s Aaron Kaufman, better known as community manager Apoc, has revealed that the Command & Conquer 4 beta “will be going PUBLIC very soon.””C&C 4 beta will be going PUBLIC very soon, every RTS fan in the world can give CNC 4 MP a test-drive,” wrote Apoc.This was followed by another Tweet revealing that we’ll hear more about it shortly.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Splinter Cell: Conviction Site Updated

Ubisoft has updated the official site for Splinter Cell: Conviction, adding new information about the game.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Star Wars Galaxies: Forces Under Siege Update Available

Sony Online Entertainment is offering former players of Star Wars Galaxies the chance to come back to the game for free during February, to take part in the latest update, Galactic Civil War: Forces Under Siege.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

MMO Weekly: STO’s Klingon Game

Is the upcoming Star Trek Online’s Klingon faction just Monster Play?

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Psychonauts £1 On Steam

Steam’s Midweek Madness deal is the superlative Psychonauts.Psychonauts has been dropped in price from £5.99 GBP to £1.00 GBP on Steam, turning it from a must-buy into a what-are-you-stupid-it’s-only-one-quid-just-buy-it-already.Psychonauts is one of the most creative, inventive, and hilarious games of the past five years.

27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Just Cause 2 DLC Trailer

Ubisoft has released a new trailer showing off some of the DLC in Just Cause 2.

26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

New Supreme Commander 2 Screens, Boxart

Square Enix and Gas Powered Games have released a new set of Supreme Commander 2 screenshots, as well as a pic of the boxart.The grand-scale RTS sequel features huge maps, giant robots, even bigger Experimental units, and – as you might expect – massive explosions, all of which are shown off below.This is presumably in honour of the newly-announced PAL dates for Supreme Commander 2.

26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off