Archive for March 2011


‘No plans’ to bring back developer score on Metacritic

Metacritic’s Mark Doyle says the site has “no plans” to reintroduce individual developer scores, after dropping them earlier this week.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Beenox reveal Spider-Man: Edge of Time

Marvel, Activision and Beenox have all taken time out of their busy days to announce a new Spider-Man title – Edge of Time.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Québec court grants Ubisoft injunction against THQ

Ubisoft has been granted an injunction by the court of Québec against fellow games company THQ, preventing the latter organisation from poaching further staff from Ubisoft’s Montreal studio.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Bohemia go civilian with Take On Helicopters

Bohemia Interactive, the fellows behind military sim ArmA II, are ditching the guns and taking up blades.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Junkers! It’s the IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover launch trailer

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover’s release date has been twisting in the skies like a Hawker Hurricane, but is now (we hope) nailed down as 26 April in the US.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Brink to ‘bridge the gap between single player, co-op and multiplayer’

Richard Ham, Creative Director on Brink, says that the game will ‘bridge the gap between single player, co-op and multiplayer once and for all’ and that the industry too easily forgets ‘players reward bold innovation’.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

TERA EU testing underway

Frogstar has selected pool of dedicated testers for their upcoming MMO TERA here in Europe and finally got testing underway.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Brink Q&A w/ Creative Director, Richard Ham – Part 1

It’s always nice to play something that feels fresh, original and exciting.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Fable 3 PC specs revealed

Lionhead confirm the recommended and required system specs for the PC edition of Fable III.

By Paul Younger | 31 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

User-level portal coming to Steam version of Super Meat Boy

Get ready for 200+ new levels and a potentially infinite supply as Team Meat prepares to launch Super Meat World, an automated portal for user-created Super Meat Boy levels.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Leon baffled by first Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City trailer

The first trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City concludes with a visibly baffled Leon asking “what the hell is going on here?” It’s a pertinant question.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Jurassic Park unleashes the dinosaurs in latest trailer

Dinosaurs; they’re great aren’t they? Except when they’re gnawing on your face, obviously.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Max Payne 3 images released by Rockstar

The last few Max Payne 3 stories we’ve run have been about delays, so it’s nice to get a nod from Rockstar that now, finally, “he’s coming.”
Those words, along with a couple of images (recreated below) appeared in a twitter post from the company today.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 – Fault Line Trailer Episode 3

EA and DICE show more of the upcoming shooter in action in this third teaser video.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

ArenaNet outlines Guild Wars 2 convention plans

Fans of Guild Wars 2 will have the opportunity to find out more about the ArenaNet’s MMO this summer.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

US pre-order trinkets detailed for Red Faction: Armageddon

The usual suspects of US retail are lining up to flash their trinkets and baubles at you in the hope you’ll pre-order Red Faction: Armageddon from them.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Pirates of Black Cove trailer shows Alpha gameplay

A new Pirates of Black Cove trailer has been set to sea by Nitro Games, showing a few in-game activities like base building and ship battles.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Anger management: Rage gets a novelisation

Bethesda and Del Ray Books have announced that Rage, id’s upcoming shooter, will be getting a novelisation.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

New Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer shows Jedi Progression

There’s a new Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer at large, showing the path of progression for a Jedi warrior.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

I am not a number: Metacritic drops dev ratings

Score-aggregation megasite Metacritic has dropped its recently-adopted ‘career scores’ for individual developers after what the site calls an “enthusiastic discussion” in the gaming press and online.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

RIFT v1.1 Interview with Hal Hanlin

This evening TRION launch their first major content update for their new MMORPG RIFT.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

WWE All Stars Review

Fighting games seem to all be about accessibility nowadays; the generous input detection of Street Fighter IV, the one-button super-combos of Marvel vs.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Bejeweled Blitz Live Review

I’m rubbish at Bejeweled.
A few years ago, after I’d been toying with it for a month or two, I introduced my then-girlfriend to the Bejeweled Blitz Facebook app.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Swarm Review

It’s been a good long while since I’ve played anything this relentlessly weird.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Darkspore open beta launches on Steam

The previously reported open beta session for Darkspore has arrived a few days earlier than scheduled, and is available to install through Steam right now.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Amanita announces Botanicula & Samorost 3

Indie adventure game developer Amanita Design (fronted by Jakub Dvorsky) has announced a new title called Botanicula and revealed that there will be a Samorost 3.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

NPD moves to withhold sales data from public

The NPD Group has taken steps to remove what little transparency still remains regarding videogame sales figures, by reportedly requesting that analysts no longer discuss data with the media.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Portal 2 trailer promotes trust

Valve have released a new trailer for Portal 2 exploring the positive results that come from trusting one another.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Guitar Hero 3 is this generation’s top grossing game

Nine of the top ten grossing games of this generation published by either Nintendo or Activision.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Crysis 2 is EA’s biggest game of 2011 thus far

Opening weekend sales of the shooter are greater than those of Dragon Age II, Fight Night Champion, Bulletstorm and Dead Space 2.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off