Archive for March 2011
F.E.A.R. 3 release date confirmed
F.E.A.R. 3, the latest entry in the paranormal/horror shooter franchise has been confirmed for a Uk release of 27 May 2011.
The game will be release simultaneously on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
PopCap donate over $200,000 to Japan Earthquake Relief
PopCap games, creators of Plants vs. Zombies, Bejewelled and other such portable gems have announced they have donated over $200,000 to the Japan Earthquake Relief fund (via the Internatonal Red Cross).
Former Bizarre Creations employees form new studio
Hogrocket will initially concentrate on games for iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac.
Opinion: We Need More First Person Booters
First person shooters have been with us since the release of id’s Wolfenstein 3D, offering a pile of weaponry so vast it could rival a dodgy BAE Systems arms deal.
Dead Island Logo Is A No-Go In US
Dead Island’s hanging corpse logo will not feature on the US box art after publishers Deep Silver were asked by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to remove it.
Dead Island Interview
There’s nothing quite like a good bit of hype, especially when videogames are concerned.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Q&A
IncGamers was lucky enough to ask some questions of Jean Francois Dugas, Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s Game Director, in a bid to find out more about the game’s world and characters, the difficulty in following up such a respected title and what makes story-telling in games both unique and difficult to accomplish.
Portal 2 – ‘Panels’ Trailer
Valve has released a quick and cheerful new trailer for Portal 2, featuring Aperture Science CEO Cave Johnson extolling the virtues of panels.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River To Use Games For Windows Live
Some disappointing news for PC users, as creative director Sion Lenton reveals that Operation Flashpoint: Red River will use the much-unloved Games For Windows Live system.
Trine 2 – ‘Alluring Adventure’ Trailer
Frozenbyte’s magically-bound trio are set to return in late summer. While we wait, here’s some footage of what there is to look forward to in Trine 2.
Get Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Free With Netflix Trial
The Telltale blog brings word of a special offer for US and Canadian residents; by signing up to Netflix, they can get hold of the full season of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse.
Read the original GTA design doc
Programmer Mike Daily has released the original design document for Race ‘n’ Chase, the game that would eventually become Grand Theft Auto.
Xbox Live is ‘too small’ for social games
Social/casual games publisher Zynga says consoles do not have a big enough audience to warrant their games being released on them.
PC Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike DLC Releases Friday
Already out on the PS3 and 360, the Call Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC is set to hit this Friday according to Treyarch.
Section 8 Prejudice Behind the Scenes Dev Video
The latest video from Timegate Studios goes behind the scenes of their upcoming shooter which will be released digitally on the 360 and PC for the small sum of £14.99.
GTA V leaked via twitter?
Rumour, speculation and intrigue continues unabated over a possible Grand Theft Auto V.
American actor and ‘comedian’ Gilbert Gottfried has used Twitter to exclaim “just found out I’m voicing the lead in grand theft auto 5”.
Free content for Dawn of War II coming April
DLC upon DLC as THQ announced new content for Dawn of War II – Retribution.
L.A. Noire Hands-On Preview
Rockstar are not known for doing things by half. When they set out to provide us with a game about gangsters, they serve up Grand Theft Auto.
Minister: R18 Issue Has Made Australia A ‘Laughing Stock’
Australian Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor has told ABC News that the government’s lack of action on the issue of an R18 games rating has made the country “the laughing stock of the developed world.”
The latest title to suffer from Australia’s baffling lack of a rating higher than MA15+ is Mortal Kombat.
Hand In Glove: Hitman 5 Confirmed By ARG
For a while now, a thread on the Hitman forums has been engaged in one of those ever-so-trendy ‘Alternate Reality Games.’ Their findings appear to confirm Hitman 5.
Closed Beta Sign-Ups For Pirates Of Black Cove
Swab your buckles, hoist your poopdecks and prepare to talk like an idiot ahoy-me-laddo, as Pirates of Black Cove offers you the chance of a closed beta session.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Multi Path Gameplay Trailer
More Deus Ex: Human Revolution footage has dropped and in this gameplay trailer Eidos Montreal’s Mary DeMarle (Narrative Game Designer) describes how lead character Adam Jensen is able to infiltrate an enemy compound at the start of the game in multiple different ways.
The question everyone’s asking is – when will the World of Warcraft killer appear?
MotoGP 10/11 Review
Without wanting to toot my own horn too much, I consider myself to be fairly accomplished when it comes to racing games.
UK All-Format Chart: Homefront Edition
THQ’s near-future shooter takes top spot at the expense of EA’s Dragon Age II.
Incoming! Week Ending 26 March
What should you be looking out for over the coming week?
An Evening With: Men Of War: Assault Squad
War (we’re often told) is total chaos. If that’s the case, then Men of War represents the most accurate videogame recreation of it to date.
Top Spin 4 Review
On the surface of it, tennis seems like a sport that should have died out long ago; a person on either side of a low-strung net trying to hit the ball past one another hardly sounds all that entertaining.
Major RIFT Security Hole Plugged with help from Player
Any MMO launch is daunting for an MMO developer and since RIFT launched TRION has been battling issues with players having their accounts hacked and compromised.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Insider
Another end of week update from Bioware brings more Star Wars: The Old Republic goodness our way.