Archive for January 2011


TellTale Reveals New Back To The Future Character

Telltale is building up to the release of Back To The Future Episode 2 (“Get Tannen!”) on PC and Mac by revealing a few of the faces we’ll see in the episode.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Swarm Interview

Hothead’s new title Swarm, which is their blue blob-herding, puzzle-platform title, will be coming to XBLA and PSN in the not too distant future.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Hearts Of Iron III: For The Motherland Announced

Paradox has announced ‘For The Motherland,’ the second expansion for WWII grand stategy title Hearts of Iron III.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword Trailer

Paradox has released an announcement trailer for the latest standalone expansion for Mount & Blade, Taleworlds’ horse combat sandbox RPG.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Faxion Online Enters Closed Beta

UTV True Games, a group comprised of people who’ve worked on titles like Shadowbane and Ultima Online, has announced that heaven-vs-hell MMO Faxion Online has today entered closed beta.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Section 8: Prejudice Hands-on Preview

Timegate Studios are back with Section 8: Prejudice, the next title in their PC, 360 and PC shooter franchise.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Section 8: Prejudice Hands-on Preview

Download only: the vogue way to release a game nowadays.  Once upon a time the term referred to small, quaint games with functionality barely beyond that of a tech demo or test project.  It then evolved to fully fledged (albeit small scale) games with a focus on fun over technology – usually with a strong identity of ‘indie’ about them. 
Most recently however, the all-digitally release method has been dominated by the melancholy and the ‘getting-back-to-retro’; from inspired originals such as Braid and Limbo, to the unrelenting assault on the senses (and reflexes) typified by the likes of Super Meat Boy and Pac-Man C.E .

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Play PC Homefront In 3D – Recommended Spec Revealed

Develoepr Kaos Studios has announced a number of PC specific features for Homefront, including the fact it can be enjoyed in full 3D.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Dead Space 2 Tops Games Chart

The critically acclaimed horror sequel Dead Space 2 has taken pole position in the latest games chart.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Battlestar Galactica Online Hands-on Preview

What’s your favourite episode of Battlestar Galactica? Mine is the one where the no-name pilot scans asteroids for ten minutes and investigates a cluster of space-debris while training to be 1% better at dodging missiles.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Taral V Trailer

BioWare has released a new video showing a ‘flashpoint’ (or ‘dungeon’ if you prefer fantasy parlance) from Star Wars: The Old Republic.

By Paul Younger | 29 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Dungeon Siege 3 Hands-on Preview

Last week we popped into Square’s offices to go hands-on with Obsidian’s upcoming action RPG Dungeon Siege 3.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Patrician IV Expansion Announced

Kalypso has announced an add-on for Hanseatic trading simulator Patrician IV, entitled ‘Rise of a Dynasty,’ which will add fresh scenarios and co-op.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo Is PC-Bound

Crytek has revealed that the previously Xbox 360-only multiplayer demo of Crysis 2 will be making its way to the PC.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Operation Flashpoint Red River Trailer – Entry into Tajikistan

The second Operation Flashpoint: Red River trailer of the week highlights the plight of the Marines as they enter Tajikistan to win hearts and minds.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Dungeon Siege 3 Hands-on Preview

Obsidian know how to make games using someone else’s intellectual property.  They’ve done so with Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2 and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

Win a Closed Beta Key for Cocolani Island

IncGamers is giving away closed Beta keys for Gamesamba’s browser based MMO which is a fun-filled, safari-inspired tribal MMORPG that runs in your browser.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2011 | Comments Off

LEGO Star Wars III: Voice Acting Trailer

Even if you’re not all that interested in Star Wars, LEGO or indeed the combination of those two things, it’s worth watching this video to see actors attempt a script comprised entirely of strange noises.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2011 | Comments Off