Archive for March 2011
RIFT v1.1 Interview with Hal Hanlin
This evening TRION launch their first major content update for their new MMORPG RIFT.
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.
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.
It’s been a good long while since I’ve played anything this relentlessly weird.
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.
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.
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.
Portal 2 trailer promotes trust
Valve have released a new trailer for Portal 2 exploring the positive results that come from trusting one another.
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.
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.
New Resident Evil confirmed for 360/PS3/PC
Capcom confirm new entry into survival horror franchise coming later this year.
Incoming! Week Ending 2 April
Looking to spend those hard earned pennies on some games this week?
UK All-Format Chart: Crysis 2 Edition
One shooter usurps anything as Crysis 2 takes over from Homefront at the top of the UK software chart.
Shift 2 Unleashed nears launch, developer reports job losses
As Shift 2 Unleashed, a game just one missing ‘f’ away from disaster, nears its worldwide launch, developer Slightly Mad Studios reports job losses.
The Week That Was…
Some very promising previews led the way this week, L.A. Noire, Dead Island and Mortal Kombat all very interesting in their own unique way.
Zynga strong-arms San Fransciso for tax breaks
Zynga, the internet gaming behemoth, have reportedly threatened to leave the city of San Fransciso if demands over payroll tax exemptions are not met.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – another multi-path trailer
Eidos Montreal has released a second trailer showing the multiple ways in which problems can be approached throughout Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
David Gaider says Dragon Age romances are for everyone
Responding to a rather alarming post at the BioWare forums that requested, amongst other things, a “No Homosexuality” toggle for Dragon Age 2, David Gaider has defended the in-game romances.
Fresh Dungeon Siege 3 video unveils new character
Katarina joins the cast of Obsidian’s forthcoming dungeon crawler.
Apparently, she’s a witch and daughter of a Legion commander who specialises in both “warfare and magic”.
Cities In Motion map contest offers European getaway
Colossal Order and Paradox, the developers and publisher of transport sim Cities in Motion, have launched a map design contest with the grand prize of a trip to either Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin or Amsterdam.