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Archive for April 2011

Volition: Destruction is painful, frustrating and expensive

Other developers tend to shy away from designing destrucible environments because ‘it’s expensive, it’s painful and it’s frustrating’.

26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

EA tease us with 2 new Mass Effect 3 screens

New screens show… nothing. But we’re excited anyway.
Two new screens released by EA show the default male version of Commander Shephard (PS.

26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Red Faction Armageddon Producer Interview

Apparently, creating destruction is hard work – which is why we recently sat down to talk with Red Faction: Armageddon’s Associate Producer, Dan Sutton, about the difficulties in allowing players for reign to destroy the environment, how to keep a game’s online components popular over the long term and the concern being voiced by players about the franchise’s u-turn from open-world, back to a linear structure.

26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Red Faction Armageddon can ‘tap into’ Gears market

Red Faction: Armaggedon aiming for ‘unique’ multiplayer, not trying to compete with Call of Duty.

26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Incoming! Week Ending 30 April

Darkspore, Jurassic Park and Virtua Tennis lead the way in this week’s release list.

26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

UK All-Format Chart: Portal 2 Edition

Valve’s space-mending puzzling secures top spot. Mortal Kombat enters in second.
A good week for new releases sees Portal 2, Mortal Kombat and Operation Flashpoint: Red River work their way into the top five. 
SOCOM: Special Forces (our review here) didn’t far so well, only managing a rather meagre 28th spot.

26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Torchlight 2 Max Schaefer Interview – Part 2

Last week in part one of our interview with Runic Games co-founder Max Schaefer he discussed his work on the Diablo series and this week he talks about their upcoming action RPG sequel Torchlight 2.

26 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Latest Fallout: New Vegas patch released on Steam

The latest patch for Fallout: New Vegas has been released on Steam, with updates to follow on Xbox LIVE next week and PSN whenever it returns from the abyss.

25 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Max Payne holds some guns in latest screenshots

Max sure does like those guns.
After substantial delays, Max Payne 3 does now seem to be creeping towards a release.

25 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

A Communal Evening With: Portal 2

By now, you’ll have read John’s praise for Portal 2 (have you not?

24 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

The Week That Was…

Our weekly round-up of the biggest news, reviews, previews, interviews and features of the past seven days.

23 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

CryENGINE SDK to be released for free in August

Crytek has updated its official modding page with a lengthy message, informing prospective PC modders that the Crysis 2 Editor and CryENGINE SDK will be released soon.

22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Ice-Pick Lodge’s Cargo! released on the sly

Cargo!, the latest game from Void-developers Ice-Pick Lodge, has been released on Steam with very little fanfare.

22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Fate of the World patched, adds two new missions

Tough-as-heck world saving simulator Fate of the World is celebrating Earth Day with a patch to version 1.04 and two new missions.

22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Dungeon Siege 3′s Anjali is on fire

Obsidian keep gamely releasing character-focused trailers for Dungeon Siege 3, so it’ll be no surprise that here is another one of them.

22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

SOCOM: Special Forces Review

Credit where credit’s due: SOCOM did wonders for pushing online console play.

22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

RIFT Charmer’s Caldera Shots and Lore

Shots and lore from the high-end dungeon in TRION’s MMO have been released.

22 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

Driver: San Franscisco will get September release

Ubisoft has sent through its forthcoming release schedule, which confirms that the previously-delayed Driver: San Franscisco will be with us sometime in September.

21 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

New Serious Sam 3: BFE images

Serious Sam 3: BFE could be a key ingredient in this year’s shooter-pie banquet (alongside Duke Nukem Forver, Rage and all the rest), so we’re happy to show you some more delicious screenshots from the title.

21 Apr 2011 | Comments Off

US retailers keep ‘mature’ titles away from 87% of minors

A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study which sent ‘secret shoppers’ to US game retailers has found that 13% of children were able to purchase an M-rated title.

21 Apr 2011 | Comments Off