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Archive for June 2011


Author of ‘violent game’ law responds to Supreme Court decision

Senator Leland Yee, the man responsible for writing California’s ‘violent game’ law, has responded to todays Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in favour of the EMA.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

EVE players cancel 4,500 accounts, ‘riot’ in-game

There’s been an angry reaction from EVE Online players to the introduction of not-so-microtransactions by developers CCP, and leaked documents which suggest more on the way.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Operation Flashpoint: Red River – Valley of Death DLC trailer

Codemasters has released a new trailer this afternoon for the Op Flash DLC whic is due at th eend of this month.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

US Supreme Court rules on ‘violent game’ case

As expected, the US Supreme Court has now issued its verdict in the Brown vs EMA case that would have restricted the sale of ‘violent’ videogames to anyone under 18 and would require such games to adopt a special label.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Gods & Heroes replica helmet revealed

Last week Heatwave Interactive launched their mythological Roman MMO RPG Gods & Heroes and they are now going to be selling replica Roman helmets.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Fan Day – A narrative

The IncGamers: Guild Wars 2 community admin spends a couple of days at ArenaNet.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

UK Charts: Zumba still conquering all

It’s the start of the week which means a new set of UK all-format game charts and there’s only a few changes this week.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic Alderaan Highlights Trailer

The latest Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer looks at players taking on a military general on Alderaan.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Every breath you take: underwater in Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet want to eliminate breathing. Wait … what? Oh, just while underwater in Guild Wars 2.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

US Supreme Court ‘violent game’ ruling expected next week

It’s been more than a year since the US Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Schwarzenegger vs Entertainment Merchants of America (now Brown vs EMA), but the legal body is now expected to make a ruling next week.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Star Wars Galaxies will go supernova in December

In what may well be a response to the looming MMO giant Star Wars: The Old Republic, Lucasarts and Sony Online Entertainment have announced that Star Wars Galaxies will close in December.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Seven minutes of Saints Row: The Third mayhem

This is what I like to see; seven minutes of actual gameplay footage from Saints Row: The Third with understated commentary by developers Volition.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

50% off Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga on Steam

Fancy getting hold of one of 2010′s best RPG releases at a discount price?

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Team Fortress 2 now free to play

Hot on the heels of the news that free-to-play stuff may be coming to the Xbox 360, Valve have revealed that Team Fortress 2 will now operate under that model.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Hellgate open beta dated and detailed

The Hellgate closed Beta is almost done and dusted as T3 get ready to open up the online RPG to one and all.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Brink console DLC and patch plans

Splash Damage has issued an update outlining the timeframe and plans for the console upates to their shooter.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Back to the Future: The Game finale released

Telltale Games have finally released the last episoide of Back to the Future: The Game today.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

The Week That Was…

E3 Awards, Street Fighter, NeverDead, Journey, Dungeon Siege 3, Shadows of the Damned.

By John Robertson | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

First F1 2011 developer video diary released

The Codemasters F1 development team discuss the improvements in this year’s edition of the racer.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

GAMEFest tickets on sale now

GAME will be launcing their GAMEFest show this September in Birmingham.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Google looking to enter the games industry

Games at Google branded as a ‘new business’ by the search engine provider.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Aeria reveals more of their MMO Lime Odyssey

The latets upcoming MMO title from Aeria Games is called Lime Odyssey and today they launched their teaser site.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Indie developed racer Proun released

The indie developed title Proun is now available as ‘Pay as you Want’.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

TERA E3 presentation video shows combat and political system

EnMasse showed a special E3 presentation for TERA behind closed doors and it is now available for one and all.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Creating the Secret World update

The latest blog update from Funcom discusses creating the world in their upcoming MMO where anything can happen.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Review

Predictably enough, the third of the Street Fighter IV ‘series’ is the finest one yet. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition may be less of an overhaul than regular ol’ Super Street Fighter IV but, it packs enough of a new punch to warrant a purchase for the hardcore fighting game fan.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Brink PC patched with new features

Splash Damage has updated their team shooter Brink earlier which added new features.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

E3 2011: NeverDead Preview

In the early 90s, Tyco Toys had a line of action figures based on the mannequins used in vehicle crash testing.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Rind over matter: Images from The Baconing

Vegetarians, look away now, images of The Baconing (third in the DeathSpank series) have been released by HotHead Games.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jun 2011 | Comments Off

Pre-order Skyrim, get a free map

‘Real’ map to be included with all Skyrim pre-orders.
Those who pre-order their editions of Skyrim will receive a “premium quality world map” with their copy of the game.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jun 2011 | Comments Off