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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Worlds II Pulled From High Street Stores
Amazon has secured exclusive rights to sell Topware’s forthcoming console RPG Two Worlds II.
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.
Opinion: The Problem With ‘Teaser’ Trailers
As games coverage increasingly moved online, publishers realised that video was a powerful marketing tool for their releases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.