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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.

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.

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.

29 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Swarm Review

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

New Resident Evil confirmed for 360/PS3/PC

Capcom confirm new entry into survival horror franchise coming later this year.

28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Incoming! Week Ending 2 April

Looking to spend those hard earned pennies on some games this week?

28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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”.

25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off