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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.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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!

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Diablo 3: Witch Doctor Hands-on Preview

The fourth article in our Diablo 3 hands-on series focuses on the Witch Doctor.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Dragon Age II: ‘Making Of’ Video Part 1

BioWare has released part one of a ‘making of’ series, dealing with Dragon Age II.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Dungeons To Include ‘Endless’ Mode & Modding Opportunities

Realmforge has divulged a few more details about its Dungeon Keeper-esque project, Dungeons.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 8 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 8 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 8 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 8 Dec 2010 | Comments Off