Archive for 12 May 2010
New Dead Space 2 Screens, Game Confirmed For PC
The on-again, off-again rumours about the PC version of Dead Space 2 can finally be put to rest.
Get Portal For Free, Courtesy Of Valve
To celebrate the launch of Steam’s Mac client today, Valve are giving away Mac and PC versions of Portal for the low-low price of absolutely nothing.
Bioshock 2 Single Player Expansion Announced
2K Games’ latest press release about the Rapture Metro Pack multiplayer DLC also contains a brief mention of a forthcoming single player expansion.
Zombie Cow Flashes More Privates Info
Zombie Cow Studios has hit on the magic formula for news coverage: make your game about bums.
Guild Wars 2 Dynamic Events Overview
Guild Wars 2’s Lead Content Designer has talked about the dynamic event system, how it works and how it makes GW2 different from all the other MMOs out there. Colin Johanson explains how questing in most current MMOs leaves a lot to be desired, and how the GW2 team set out the improve the experience for gamers: “In Guild Wars 2, our event system won’t make you read a huge quest description to find out what’s going on.” He continues “You’ll experience it by seeing and hearing things in the world.
World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Profession Preview
World of Warcraft players have been given an extensive look at how professions will be affected in the MMO’s upcoming expansion, Cataclysm.World of Warcraft community manager Wryxian posted up a long list of changes that will be applied to the various primary and secondary professions and, although there are still things being added, there are heaps of alterations and additons in store already.”While the Cataclysm updates to many of the professions are still deep in development, we wanted to share some of the work that’s been going on, as well as a high-level look at any lessons learned or changes to their underlying philosophies during the design process.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Fragile Alliance Trailer And Shots
Eidos has released a second video detailing the Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days ‘Fragile Alliance’ multiplayer mode, and several screens of the action:
“Fragile Alliance is all about greed, betrayal and revenge.
Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage Trailer
Due for release in the UK on 21May, Iceberg Interactive are getting the hype rolling for the horror adventure sequel with the release of this new trailer.
Metro 2033 DLC Details Confirmed
THQ has released details of the upcoming DLC for Metro 2033. The ‘Ranger Pack’ will add new weapons, new achievements and the hardcore ‘Ranger Mode’ which dramatically reduces ammo and makes all weapons cause more damage.
Split Second Air Strike & Air Revenge Trailer
Disney Interactive and Black Rock Studios’ arcade racer Split/Second will be hitting the shops on the 25 May and this new trailer shows off some of the nasty looking aerial attacks.
Extent of Weapon Mods in Blacklight: Tango Down Revealed
Ignition Entertainment has revealed some more details on the expansive range of weaponry that will be available to gamers in their upcoming first-person shooter Blacklight: Tango Down.
Heroes Of Newerth Launches Today
Heroes of Newerth, the RTS by S2 Games based on the Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients, is due to go live today. The game has been available to play for free on open beta since the end of March this year, and has attracted over two and a half million registered players.
LEGO Universe Pre-orders Dated
LEGO Universe fans will be able to pre-order the game from Friday 14 May, it was announced earlier. Pre-ordering the game will earn fans a free limited edition LEGO Universe astronaut minifigure, and a code that will unlock the related in-game accessory. The little minifigure is only available while stocks last, and will never go on sale anywhere else, so if you’re into your collectables, be sure to take advantage of the offer while you can.
UFC Undisputed 2010 Hands-On Preview
For those of us raised on a diet of Street Fighter with its hurricane kicks and fireballs, UFC is a comparative knee to the plums in video game terms.
Indie Bundle Tops $1 Million USD, Extends Offer
Undeterred by piracy, the Humble Indie Bundle has raised more than $1 million USD from 121,096 contributors.