Archive for January 2010


MMO Weekly: STO’s Klingon Game

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

By Paul Younger | 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.

By Paul Younger | 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.

By Paul Younger | 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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Supreme Commander 2 Dated For Europe And PAL Regions

Supreme Commander 2 has been dated for Europe and PAL territories.Gas Powered Games’ massive RTS sequel is due out on PC on 5 March, with the Xbox 360 version to follow on 19 March.Supreme Commander 2 is set 25 years after the first game, with players taking control of three commanders – one for each faction – to tell a story as large as the game’s scale.You can check out our hands-on from GamesCom, as well as our first look from E3, which includes an interview with Gas Powered Games founder and creative director Chris Taylor.We’ll have more for you closer to release.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Global Agenda Beta End Plans

Today is the last day of the Global Agenda beta and Hi-Rez employees, in celebration, will be jumping into random match-made PvP missions, spawning bots that are normally reserved for Conquest (Alliance vs Alliance) gameplay and/or for PvE missions.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Monster Hunter Coming To 360

Capcom has announced that it is porting PC-only monster hunting MMO Monster Hunter Frontier to the Xbox 360 in Japan.The news comes from the Xbox Japan event, via Kotaku, with Capcom revealing that the 2007 PC MMO will hit the Xbox 360 in summer.The idea appears to be to start off with a 360 closed beta in May, with the launch to happen in summer.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC Patch Due Tomorrow

Codemasters has announced the next patch for the PC version of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will be released tomorrow.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 2 Review

Tim McDonald returns to the role of Commander Shepard in the upcoming sequel

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 2 Review

An anecdote to set the tone, I think. Last week, I brought Mass Effect 2 into the office, set up the 360, and had the illustrious Andy Alderson and the divine Bill Vaughan play through the opening twenty minutes, while studying their faces.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Assassin’s Creed II PC To Include DLC

Ubisoft has revealed the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II will include two DLC packs: the Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities when it launches in March.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Star Trek Online Open Beta Extended

Cryptic Studios announced earlier that its beta test for Star Trek Online will continue running for a full extra day.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

MAG Review

Possibly one of the most literal game titles of all time, MAG: Massive Action Game is unsurprisingly, a massive action game.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Majesty 2: Kingmaker Trailer

First trailer for Majesty 2: Kingmaker, the first expansion for the fantasy kingdom sim, due for release in Q1 of this year

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Funcom Reveals The Secret World’s ‘Kingsmouth’

A new website advertising Kingsmouth, a fictional sleepy seaside town in northeast Maine, has appeared on the net promoting a location in Funcom’s upcoming MMO, The Secret World.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Napoleon: Total War, New Screens

Sega has released ten new screens of the upcoming epic strategy game, Napoleon: Total War.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Hands On Preview

The Battlefield franchise has long been a staple of PC FPS gaming and, with Bad Company, developer DICE attempted its most complete console crossover to date.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off

Champions Online Devs Request Melee Combat Feedback

Cryptic Studios has asked Champions Online players for feedback on melee combat in the superhero MMO.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2010 | Comments Off