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Archive for February 2011


Crysis 2 – ‘Prophet’s Journey’ Trailer

There’s a new Crysis 2 trailer out, and it introduces us to Jacob Hargreave – a man who will no doubt have quite a large role to play in the single-player storyline.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Ghostbusters: Sanctum Of Slime’s Rookie Team Revealed

Atari’s top-down, co-op action title Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will introduce four new rookie ‘busters, who’ll have to cope with the latest paranormal threats to New York.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

New Vegas’ ‘Dead Money’ DLC Released On PC & PS3

The ‘Dead Money’ DLC add-on for Fallout: New Vegas, previously an Xbox 360 exclusive, is now available for PC and PS3 too.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Nexon Initiative Returns With $1m Sponsorship For Indie Devs

The rather sci-fi sounding ‘Nexon Initiative’ is, for a second year, going to sponsor development of PC-based indie projects and has a fund of $1m USD to use.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 Gameplay Trailer

EA and DICE are cranking up the coverage for Battlefield 3 with a new gameplay trailer which I have to say looks pretty damn tasty.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

RIFT Server Lists Revealed

With only one more day until the early start for TRION’s MMORPG RIFT, they released final list of servers for the retail launch.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Test Drive Unlimited 2 DLC Free As Thanks

It’s not secret Atari’s Test Drive Unlimited 2 has had more than a few issues since its release and a statement has been issued in response to community feedback.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

EA Dates ‘Move Compatible’ Tiger Woods Demo

EA Sports has dated the release of a playable demo of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters for PS3 and Xbox 360.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Developer Confirms Cannon Fodder 3 Will Include Online Play

The developer behind the Xbox 360 and PC isometric blow-em-up title Cannon Fodder 3 has told IncGamers it will boast fully functional online play.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Two Worlds II Pulled From High Street Stores

Amazon has secured exclusive rights to sell Topware’s forthcoming console RPG Two Worlds II.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

EA’s Bulletstorm Available For £4.99

EA’s forthcoming shooter Bulletstorm will be available for as little as £4.99, it has been revealed.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Opinion: The Problem With ‘Teaser’ Trailers

As games coverage increasingly moved online, publishers realised that video was a powerful marketing tool for their releases.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Red Faction: Armageddon Dated

Those of you keen to play the latest in the Red Faction series will be pleased to know that THQ have settled on both a US and international release date.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Multiple Editions Confirmed For PC Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

The PC version of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will not be left out when it comes to the market being flooded with alternate editions; Ubisoft has confirmed that you’ll have four ways to buy the title.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Petroglyph Announces Rise Of Immortals

Petroglyph has announced its entrance into the hip and happening land of multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games with Rise of Immortals, a title based in the developer’s Graxia universe.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Kinect For PC Software Dev Kit Coming This Spring

It was never one of the better-kept secrets around, and Microsoft has now confirmed that a non-commercial Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) will be available sometime this spring.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Total War: Shogun 2 & Dragon Age 2 Demos Released

Whether you want to test out slaying Darkspawn or conquering Japan, today is the demo day for you.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Norn Week Begins

Last week the Humans stole the Guild Wars 2 limelight but this week the Norn are ArenaNet’s race of choice.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

When A Beta Test is More than a Test

In a time gone by, a Beta test was exactly what it suggested, it was about testing the game and proividing as much feedback as possible within a certain timeframe.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Website Reveals New Command & Conquer Title, Disappears Again

A website revealing that a brand new Command & Conquer title is in the works, developed by a new startup company called Victory Games briefly went live, before being taken down again.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Lord Of The Rings: War In The North – ‘Untold Story’ Dev Diary

Developer Snowblind has taken part in one of those video-diary type affairs, in support of its upcoming (well, 2011 sometime) Lord of the Rings title – War in the North.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 2 ‘Arrival’ DLC Spotted On PS3

BioWare forum user ‘Vamplosion’ spotted something unusual when installing a PS3 patch for Mass Effect 2; references to an unreleased DLC pack named ‘Arrival.’
A lengthy thread ensued, featuring a couple of screengrabs that seem to confirm Vamplosion’s story.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Greg Goodrich Casually Confirms Next Medal Of Honor

Greg Goodrich, the executive producer of the previous Medal of Honor title, has confirmed in a blog post that work is underway on the next in the series.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

FIFA 11′s ‘Ultimate Team’ Receives Update

FIFA 11′s Ultimate Team is poised to get slightly more ultimate (if that’s even possible,) as EA announces an update promising ‘over 50′ improvements.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

PC Bulletstorm Demo In The Works

It’s the demo PC users didn’t think they’d see, but Epic’s Mark Rein casually mentioned on Friday that a Bulletstorm demo for the formerly beige boxes is in the works.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

TRION Reveal Exact Head-start Times for RIFT

TRION’s MMO RIFT is set for release on 1 March but gamers who pre-ordered are being invited to join Telera a week early as part of the head-start deal.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

APB Reloaded Beta Keys This Week

GamersFirst are to send out Beta keys for APB: Reloaded this week to testers who signed up to test the reboot of Realtime World’s APB.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Risen 2: Dark Waters Announced

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes have announced Risen 2: Dark Waters, the sequel to their original RPG which was released bacl in 2009.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Review

Intellecual property crossovers and convergences are nothing new.  We’ve had Mortal Kombat square up against DC Comics, Aliens meeting Predators and the union of the Mario and Sonic universes. 
However, when Capcom are involved things tend to be a little different.  They treat the subject matter with a great deal of care, attention to detail and respect.  This approach invariably leads to some wonderfully crafted and rightfully celebrated games.  Games that are usually meet with cries of joy from the Kingdom of Geek as age old forum flame wars revolving around who would win a fight between Devil May Cry’s Dante and X-Men’s Magneto, or Street Fighter’s Ryu and Marvel’s Dr Doom, can finally be settled. 
Tatsunoko vs.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off

Molyneux Receives BAFTA Fellowship

UK videogame industry darling and lover of all turtle-kneck pullovers, Peter Molyneux, will receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ Fellowship at this year’s GAME British Academy Video Games Awards.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2011 | Comments Off