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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Mabinogi Open Beta Launches Today
Nexon Europe has launched the open beta test for its upcoming free to play MMO, Mabinogi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Splinter Cell: Conviction Site Updated
Ubisoft has updated the official site for Splinter Cell: Conviction, adding new information about the game.
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.
MMO Weekly: STO’s Klingon Game
Is the upcoming Star Trek Online’s Klingon faction just Monster Play?
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.
Just Cause 2 DLC Trailer
Ubisoft has released a new trailer showing off some of the DLC in Just Cause 2.
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.