Archive for March 2011


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

New Resident Evil confirmed for 360/PS3/PC

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

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Incoming! Week Ending 2 April

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

By Paul Younger | 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.

By Paul Younger | 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.

By Paul Younger | 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.

By John Robertson | 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.

By Paul Younger | 25 Mar 2011 | Comments Off