Archive for 2010
Civilization V Upcoming Patch Detailed
2K’s Civilization V forums include the latest development update highlighting a whole host of updates to the strategy title that will be included in an upcoming patch.
Mass Effect 3 Accidentally Revealed By EA Store
It was widely expected that BioWare’s teased project would be announced tonight at the VGA 2010 event as Mass Effect 3.
Greed Corp Now Available For PC
W!Games strategy title Greed Corp is now available for the PC, after appearing on Xbox 360 and PS3 back in February of this year.
1… 2… 3… KICK IT! Announced By Dejobaan
Dejobaan, the masterminds behind base-jumping title AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, have come up with another superbly named game: 1… 2… 3… KICK IT!
Decision On Australian R18+ Rating Delayed Once Again
Though the issue has been debated throughout this year, it seems that Australia will now hear a decision on the introduction of an R18+ rating system for videogames in March 2011 at the earliest.
Fallout: New Vegas Patch Available For PS3 – Due Next Week For PC/360
Bethesda’s blog has news about the ‘comprehensive’ Fallout: New Vegas patch (version 1.02,) stating that it is now available for North American and European PS3 users.
Mythos Closed Beta Trailer
A new trailer which is described as a closed beta trailer for the now revitalised online action RPG Mythos dropped in.
Two Paradox Expansions Slip To January Release
Paradox has announced that expansions for both Majesty 2 and King Arthur: The Role-Playering Wargame have slipped from a December release into the new year.
Ubisoft Spells Out Future Release Schedule
Ubisoft has revealed its release schedule for 2011, which includes the PC release of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, a Mac version of Splinter Cell Conviction and much more.
Amazon Launches Video Game Trade-In Service
Online retail giant Amazon has launched its own video game trade-in store, offering £27.74 for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood on PS3.
New Software Gives WOW And Black Ops Voice Control
A new speech recognition pack has launched today, allowing games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, World of Warcraft, Second Life and Microsoft Flight Simulator to be controlled using voice.
Online Stunt Racer Tops 400 Million Plays
Uphill Rush, a browser-based, motorcycle stunt racing game which claims to have had 500,000 plays per day, has seen the third game in the series launch today.
Diablo 3: Witch Doctor Hands-on Preview
The fourth article in our Diablo 3 hands-on series focuses on the Witch Doctor.
NPD: Industry’s Best Ever November Sales
NPD has revealed the latest videogame industry sales figures in the US which show that November 2010 was the best November ever thanks to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Microsoft’s Kinect.
Action Aplenty In The Latest Dead Space 2 Trailer
After the eerie calm of the ‘Lullaby’ trailer, Visceral Games has released an action-packed ‘Emergency’ video, depicting violence galore and poor old Isaac losing his marbles.
Second Humble Indie Bundle On The Way
Wolfire Games, the chaps behind the organisation of the previous Humble Indie Bundle, have made it clear that a second Humble deal will be on the way in time for Christmas.
Dragon Age II: ‘Making Of’ Video Part 1
BioWare has released part one of a ‘making of’ series, dealing with Dragon Age II.
Spain & Inca Pack For Civilization V Due 16 December
2K Games has revealed that a DLC pack for Civilization V will be released on 16 December, priced at $7.50 USD.
Dungeons To Include ‘Endless’ Mode & Modding Opportunities
Realmforge has divulged a few more details about its Dungeon Keeper-esque project, Dungeons.
Telltale Reveals More Back To The Future Details
Telltale has updated the official Back to the Future game site with a bunch of fresh information about the game, including plot synopsis’ for each episode and new character art.
Remastered Edition Of Broken Sword II Announced
Revolution Software has announced that the sequel to Broken Sword, which received a ‘director’s cut’ edition across multiple platforms, will also be getting a brand new edition.
StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Video Leaked?
A video claiming to show the ending of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, the next title in the startegy series was leaked onto YouTube last night.
RIFT: Plane of Earth Details & Shots
The RIFT second Beta phase doesn’t kick off until 17 December so until then testers have to sit tight.
Allods: The Fury Of War Next Week
gPotato will be launching the third volume, The Fury of War, for their free to play MMO Allods Online next week on the 14 December.
Blizzard Release Schedule ‘Leaked’
It appears a Chinese employee at Blizzard has leaked its release schedule, revealing new details about Diablo 3, Starcraft II, further WOW expansions and a previously unknown title named Titan.
Free ‘Twisted Christmas’ DLC Coming To Killing Floor 14 December
TripWire has revealed that owners of Killing Floor will be getting a Christmas … well, ‘treat’ may not exactly be the right word … but certainly a lot of additional (and free) stuff, gift-wrapped in time for Baby J’s birthday.
Strong Bad’s Game Coming To PS3 & Mac
Telltale has announced that Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People (SBCG4AP) will be coming to PS3 via PlayStation Network on 21 December in the US, with a Mac and European PSN release to follow.
Two Worlds II Coming To UK & US On 25 January
TopWare has announced that Two Worlds II will finally be available to the US, UK and Ireland on 25 January 2011.
RIFT Executive Producer: ‘We Learned A Lot This Weekend’
Scott Hartsman, Rift’s Executive Producer, has written a post-event summary of last weekend’s beta event in which he notes that the team “learned a lot.”
Over 20,000 pieces of individual feedback were received during the beta weekend, forming the basis of “answers to some critical questions.” Hartsman reflects on how the game coped with so many players in just two zones, and the effect this had on the dynamic rifts.
Bulletstorm’s ‘Anarchy’ And ‘Echo’ Modes Revealed
A few details have trickled out about the ‘Anarchy’ (multiplayer) and ‘Echo’ (single player) modes in Epic Games’ Bulletstorm.