Archive for March 2010
Evony Libel Case Against Brit Blogger Dropped
The lawsuit against British gaming blogger Bruce Everiss by American games company Evony has been dropped, it was revealed today.
Simbin Announces New GTR Game
SimBin has announced that it has begun work on a new GTR game.The game will reportedly go back to the roots of the SimBin racing games, while “offering a brand new take on the basic concept of ‘easy to drive, hard to master.’”The game is also set to feature a step up in realism, visuals, and immersion, and will feature new online features and activities in addition to “a very comprehensive DLC plan.”The game, as yet unnamed, is scheduled for launch in 2011.
New Lost Planet 2 Multiplayer Screens
Capcom has released a new set of Lost Planet 2 multiplayer screenshots.These oh-so-pretty screens depict the Turbulent Jungle map – the one that’s due to hit in this week’s demo for those who have early access – and feature big guns, bigger robots, and even bigger explosions.
Former SCEE President Joins Capcom
Capcom has announced that it has appointed David Reeves as the Chief Operating Officer of Capcom Entertainment Europe.Reeves was formerly the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, having worked with the company for 14 years during which time he set up operations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and oversaw the launch of the PlayStation across Europe.“I established a close working relationship with Capcom during my time at Sony and have always admired its commitment to push boundaries and develop innovative titles,” gushed Reeves.
Final Fantasy XIV Details Emerge
A large amount of information about the upcoming MMO Final Fantasy XIV was released on the official Japanese site yesterday, revealing a number on interesting facts about the game.
Age Of Conan Patch 1.07 Update Live
Funcom has pushed the latest update for Age of Conan live, which contains the Shrines of Bori, a new objective-based PvP feature.
The Silver Lining Interview
Tim McDonald has a chat with the directors of the King’s Quest fangame, The Silver Lining, about the C&D and whether this is the end for the game.
The Silver Lining Interview
The Silver Lining, an unofficial King’s Quest sequel developed by fans in their spare time, had been in the works for eight years when Activision shut the game down.
Bill Roper Appointed Cryptic’s CCO
Cryptic Studios has revealed that Bill Roper, the former executive producer of Champions Online, has now taken on the role of Chief Creative Officer within the company.
Heroes Of Newerth Begins Open Beta
S2 Games have stated that their closed beta is coming to a close today at 4:00 PM PST, heralding the start of the game’s open beta test.This is to coincide with the release of their new front interface, matchmaking and general polish 0.3.1 patch.Although it is a marked improvement to stability in the chat system there are still major flaws with certain aspects.
Quake Collection Cheap On Steam
Steam has dropped the price of all Quake games by 50%.Fans of Quake are to benefit from this week’s Midweek Madness deal on Steam, which drops the price of each Quake game on the service by 50%, and the Quake Collection by further.While Quake IV isn’t available on Steam, all other mainseries Quake games are – Quake, Quake: Scourge of Armagon, Quake: Dissolution of Eternity, Quake 2, Quake 2: The Reckoning, Quake 2: Ground Zero, Quake 3, and Quake 3 Team Arena.Separately, Quake and Quake 2 each cost £2.99 GBP, each expansion costs £1.49 GBP, while the Quake 3 titles are both bundled together for £6.99 GBP.
Darksiders Coming To PC
Darksiders is getting a PC release in June.RockPaperShotgun has word that the enjoyable biblical macho hack-and-slasher will be getting a PC release sometime around June, with Vigil Games’ David Adams noting that it’s going to contain all the bells and whistles PC users expect.“We are really excited to have the opportunity to bring Darksiders to the global PC audience,” said Adams.
Blacklight: Tango Down Screens, Details
Ignition Entertainment has revealed details on its forthcoming digitally-distributed multiplayer-focused FPS, Blacklight: Tango Down.
Mortal Online Launch Pushed Back By One Month
Star Vault, the developer behind the fantasy MMO Mortal Online, has announced that the game’s launch has been delayed by a month.
City Of Heroes: New Demon Summoning Powers
A look at the new Demon-summoning powers due to arrive in the superhero MMO, City of Heroes / City of Villains when the Going Rogue expansion is released.
All Points Bulletin Website Relaunched
Realtime Worlds has unveiled the freshly-relaunched website for the upcoming urban MMO, All Point Bulletin.
Modern Warfare 2: Stimulus Package Due Today
The Xbox Live team has announced that the Stimulus Package for Modern Warfare 2 will be arriving today sometime between 12pm UTC and 5pm UTC.
IO Interactive Lays Off Employees
Reports indicate that IO Interactive laid off 35 employees last week.The news comes from Danish website ComputerWorld (spotted by Gamasutra) which has word that the Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days developer has laid off 35 employees.IO Interactive general manager Niels Jorgensen refused to comment on the specific number of employees laid off, but he did confirm that layoffs had taken place.”We are sorry to have to say goodbye to employees, but it is a natural process when working in a project[-based] organization,” said Jorgensen, going by Gamasutra.IO Interactive is currently working on Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, due out on 27 August.
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Review
Tim McDonald spends far too much time with Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, all to bring you this review.
Avalanche: Expect Just Cause 3 Announcement
The head of Avalanche has spoken out about the likelihood of a sequel to the highly successful Just Cause 2.
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Review
Dragon Age: Origins (hereafter referred to as Origins, for simplicity’s sake) was one of those games I waxed lyrical about.
Age Of Conan Patch 1.07 Imminent
The powers that be over at Funcom have announced that the Age of Conan patch 1.07 should be arriving shortly, following some last minute hold-ups.
BioWare Bazaar Announced
The secret that BioWare’s mystery countdown was building up to has been revealed as the BioWare Bazaar.
DC Universe: Inside The Studio Episode Three
Two of the DC Universe Online’s developers answer a selection of questions from the fans about the upcoming MMO
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Detailed
City Interactive has released some new details on its forthcoming sniping-focused first-person shooter, Sniper: Ghost Warrior.Sniper: Ghost Warrior casts players as a member of an elite military unit, sent into the fictional South American island of Isla Trueno to assassinate the despotic General Vasquez when everything goes horribly wrong.As the title implies, the focus is on sniping with particular emphasis given to ballistic realism.
CME’s Financial Details Released
A post on the Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment website has revealed details of the company’s financial situation, following the recent news that the company filed for chapter 11 bankcrupcy.
Ex-Pandemic Employees Form New Studio
Four veterans of Pandemic Studios have opened a new studio which looks to be poking fun at EA.The studio, named Downsized Games, is currently working on an iPhone/iPod Touch title named “BulleTrain” – the blurb for which appears to reference EA quite a lot.BulleTrain is set in a future where “giant megacorporations rule the universe,” with Bullet-railroad barons – led by “the dastardly JR” – being the “richest and most powerful people in the galaxy.” The backstory goes that the player ran a small shipping company on Glendon-19, but a hostile takeover by Elaborate Acquisitions left them on the streets.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Testing Portal Found
Over the weekend, savvy fans of the upcoming MMORPG from BioWare, Star Wars: The Old Republic uncovered a webpage that looks suspiciously like the beginnings of a beta test portal.
StarCraft 2 Open Beta In Korea Only
It’s only fair the biggest StarCraft fans in the world get the only (known) open StarCraft 2 Beta.
Majesty 2: Kingmaker Trailer
Trailer for the latest expansion to Paradox Interactive’s medieval fantasy sim, Majesty 2.