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Archive for 2010


Breach Hands-on Preview

After the demolition jobs delivered by Bad Company 2 and Red Faction: Guerilla, games boasting heavily destructible environments seem to have gone somewhat out of vogue as of late – shooters such as Medal of Honor, Halo: Reach and the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops concentrating more on traditional FPS elements over the ability to disintegrate everything in sight.

16 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Section 8: Prejudice Priced

TimeGate Studios has announced that the sci-fi shooter sequel Section 8: Prejudice will be a digital-only release for PC, Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network, costing $15.00 USD.

15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Sizeable Civilization V Patch Released

Huge patches are all the rage of late. Fallout: New Vegas had one, Elemental: War of Magic followed suit, and now Civilization V joins the party with a mega-update.

15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Elemental: War Of Magic Patched To v1.1

To call Elemental: War of Magic a ‘troubled’ release would be a bit of an understatement.

15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Oddboxx Prices Announced

Oddworld Inhabitants has revealed a set of international prices for the Oddboxx collection.

15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Darkspore PvP Developer Diary

The latest developer diary from the Maxis team discusses the PvP features in their upcoming action RPG which is being released by EA early next year.

15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Buy Games Using Touchscreen Using New Amazon App

iPad users wanting to buy games online can now do so using a new touchscreen app launched by leading retailer Amazon.

15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Good Old Games Offers Tyrian 2000 For Free In Holiday Sale

Good Old Games has launched its Christmas/New Year sale, offering up to 50% off the classic titles in its catalogue.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

OnLive Chief Executive Receives ‘Fundamental Patent’

OnLive’s chief executive Steve Perlman has told VentureBeat that he has received a “very fundamental” US patent which “covers an important part of the [cloud gaming] system.”
US Patent number 7,849,491, citing Perlman himself as the inventor, is summarised as “Apparatus and method for wireless video gaming.” As we know, however, OnLive is a server-based streaming games service (often called ‘cloud gaming.’)
The patent was originally filed in December 2002, but has just recently been granted.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Humble Indie Bundle #2 Launches With Braid & Machinarium

As was foretold earlier this month, the second Humble Indie Bundle has now launched – offering another five top-notch indie games under a ‘pay what you like’ scheme.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Monday Night Combat Coming To The PC In January

Uber Entertainment is bringing its arena-shooter Monday Night Combat to the keyboard-and-mouse crowd on 17 January next year.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

New Homefront Single Player Trailer

THQ has released a new single player for Volition’s upcoming shooter Homefront.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Heroes of Newerth 2.0 Released

S2 Games has finally pushed the Heroes of Newerth v2.0 update out the door and there’s a whole host of updates and additions to the strategy action RPG title.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Allods Online High-End Gear Shots & Preview Videos

gPotato have released six new shots and two preview videos ahead of tonight’s launch of the third volume, The Fury of War on its European servers.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Microsoft To Unveil iPad Rivals

Microsoft is planning to announce a number of devices from third-party manufacturers that will rival the Apple iPad next month.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

‘Major’ Black Ops Patch Released

Treyarch has launched major updates for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops, with a PC update due out ‘this week’.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Behind the Scenes of L.A. Noire Coming Thursday

Rock star updated their site with news that this Thursday they will be releasing a new video for L.A Noire, their 1947 themed detective action title.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Fallout: New Vegas v1.2 PC Patch Available on Steam

PS3 gamers had their version of Fallout 3 patched last Friday and the good news for PC gamers this evening is that the patch has now arrived on Steam.

14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3, Teaser Video

We’ve had the reveal, the official reveal and the platform confirmation – now enjoy the London-based teaser trailer for Mass Effect 3, shown at the VGAs.

13 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Strange Days: New Batman Arkham City Trailer

Remember the pifflingly short Arkham City teaser released last week? Well, RockSteady has now released the full version – and it’s quite a bit better.

13 Dec 2010 | Comments Off