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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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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).

By Paul Younger | 23 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Former Bizarre Creations employees form new studio

Hogrocket will initially concentrate on games for iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac.

By Paul Younger | 23 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Dead Island Interview

There’s nothing quite like a good bit of hype, especially when videogames are concerned.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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”.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Free content for Dawn of War II coming April

DLC upon DLC as THQ announced new content for Dawn of War II – Retribution.

By Paul Younger | 22 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

RIFT Review

The question everyone’s asking is – when will the World of Warcraft killer appear?

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

UK All-Format Chart: Homefront Edition

THQ’s near-future shooter takes top spot at the expense of EA’s Dragon Age II.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Incoming! Week Ending 26 March

What should you be looking out for over the coming week?

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Mar 2011 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Insider

Another end of week update from Bioware brings more Star Wars: The Old Republic goodness our way.

By Paul Younger | 19 Mar 2011 | Comments Off