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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guild Wars 2 Fan Day – A narrative
The IncGamers: Guild Wars 2 community admin spends a couple of days at ArenaNet.
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.
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.
Every breath you take: underwater in Guild Wars 2
ArenaNet want to eliminate breathing. Wait … what? Oh, just while underwater in Guild Wars 2.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Brink console DLC and patch plans
Splash Damage has issued an update outlining the timeframe and plans for the console upates to their shooter.
Back to the Future: The Game finale released
Telltale Games have finally released the last episoide of Back to the Future: The Game today.
The Week That Was…
E3 Awards, Street Fighter, NeverDead, Journey, Dungeon Siege 3, Shadows of the Damned.
First F1 2011 developer video diary released
The Codemasters F1 development team discuss the improvements in this year’s edition of the racer.
GAMEFest tickets on sale now
GAME will be launcing their GAMEFest show this September in Birmingham.
Google looking to enter the games industry
Games at Google branded as a ‘new business’ by the search engine provider.
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.
Indie developed racer Proun released
The indie developed title Proun is now available as ‘Pay as you Want’.
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.
Creating the Secret World update
The latest blog update from Funcom discusses creating the world in their upcoming MMO where anything can happen.
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.
Brink PC patched with new features
Splash Damage has updated their team shooter Brink earlier which added new features.
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.
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.
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.