Archive for May 2011


Cryptic Studios bought by Perfect World for $50 million

Chinese MMO giant Perfect World has purchased Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online, Champions Online) from Atari for a reported $50 million USD.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

Interplay on the brink of financial disaster

A document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reveals the once-proud publisher Interplay to be on the edge of financial collapse.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

THQ tease Metro: Last Light info

New details and images for Metro: Last Light, sequel to the ‘flawed masterpiece’ Metro: 2033.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

F.E.A.R 3 Soul Survivor mode trailer

ANother weeek, another new multiplayer trailer for F.E.A.R 3.
In this new trailer the Sould Survivor game mode is shown where players will either need to suceed as a hero or a vilain.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

More Call of Duty Elite details

Last night the first details of the new Call of Duty Elite service was revealed and today Activision released the official word on what to expect.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

UK All-Format Chart: L.A. Noire take two

L.A. Noire manages to withstand DiRT 3’s attempted overtaking maneuver and remain in top spot.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Review

What do you do? The wraith is waiting for your response.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

Activision reveals Call of Duty Elite

As expected, Activision are set to monetise the Call of Duty franchise further later this year with Call of Duty: Elite.

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2011 | Comments Off

Fallout: New Vegas – Honest Hearts Review

If Dead Money was an add-on aimed more at the Fallout: New Vegas player who values character-led narrative, Honest Hearts is throwing the explorers a bone (and throwing it quite far so they have to actually look for it).

By Paul Younger | 30 May 2011 | Comments Off

E3 2011 Must-See: Battlefield 3

For many gamers this year’s E3 is going to be defined by the battle of the shooters.

By Paul Younger | 30 May 2011 | Comments Off

Win! Hunted: The Demon’s Forge

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
PC, 360 and PS3 copies up for grabs.

By Paul Younger | 29 May 2011 | Comments Off

A Communal Evening With: Terraria

Terraria is something of an indie sensation. The game reportedly sold 200,000 copies in the first four days of its release and, at the time of writing, sits happily above The Witcher 2, DiRT 3 and a discounted Total War: Shogun 2 in Steam’s “Top Sellers” list.

By Paul Younger | 29 May 2011 | Comments Off

Second StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm trailer leaked

It was not so long ago that a trailer for the next game in the StarCraft 2, Heart of the Swarm,  leaked onto the Internet and a last night a new trailer appeared on Youtube.

By Paul Younger | 28 May 2011 | Comments Off

BRINK Agents of Change DLC and stats site soon

If you’re playing BRINK then you’ll be pleased to know that Splash Damage is gearing up for the release of the first DLC.

By Paul Younger | 28 May 2011 | Comments Off

Say hello to The Dark Eye: Demonicon’s Heshthot

You may or may not recall that Kalypso picked up The Dark Eye: Demonicon after The Games Company suffered insolvency.

By Paul Younger | 27 May 2011 | Comments Off

Trooper progression in Star Wars: The Old Republic

It’s Friday, so it must be a Star Wars: The Old Republic news release.

By Paul Younger | 27 May 2011 | Comments Off

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine collectors edition detailed

THQ has revealed one of those ever-so-popular collectors editions for upcoming third-person Bolterfest Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

By Paul Younger | 27 May 2011 | Comments Off

Creatures to return in fourth installment

It’s been a long time since Creatures 3 was released (twelve years in fact), but BigBen Interactive and Belgian developers Fishing Cactus are to revive the artificial life series with Creatures 4.

By Paul Younger | 27 May 2011 | Comments Off