Archive for July 2011
Mafia/Operation Flashpoint veterans form Warhorse Studios
Former members of Bohemia Interactive and 2K Czech have combined their mighty powers to create a new development studio called Warhorse.
Renegade Ops offers buy-2-get-2 digital pre-order
If you happen to be interested in getting Avalanche’s Renegade Ops on PC, and know three other interested parties, read on …
In conjunction with selected “digital partners”, the developers are offering a pre-order deal of “buy two get two free”.
Humble Indie Bundle #3 gets underway
Wolfire Games have organised a third ‘pay what you want for five games’ deal, dubbed Humble Indie Bundle #3.
Wargaming.net Expands to Europe
London, UK, Paris, FR and San Francisco, CA (26th July, 2011) — Wargaming.net is proud to announce the opening of the European branch to manage the company’s public and business relations in Europe, with Frédéric Menou as the Managing Director.
Darksiders II Eyes-On
Action-RPG. In the videogame book of buzzwords circa-2011, ‘action-RPG’ is right up there.
Steam Pre-order Bonuses for Stronghold 3
7sixty and Firefly Studios today announced anyone who pre-orders upcoming castle building sim Stronghold 3™ from Steam will receive the original award-winning Stronghold for free.
Avalanche’s Renegade Ops shows its game modes
Avalanche’s top-down-ish, explosion-filled shooter Renegade Ops wants to show you the various ways in which it can be played.
Curse of Ubisoft strikes From Dust PC release
Just as with Call of Juarez: The Cartel and every single Assassin’s Creed title, Ubisoft will be delaying the release of a PC version of From Dust.
Ms. Splosion Man Review
Ms. Splosion Man is a wonderful creation. Twisted Pixel’s boundless imagination has taken her beyond the basic “Splosion Man but with a bow” gag, to fashion a pink, pop-lyric spouting icon.
Auto Club Revolution closed beta launches
Fancy testing the upcoming racer from Eutechnyx? Read on.
The closed beta phase for Auto Club Revolution has launched today and there is still time to get involved as the development team unlock specific features that need testing.
Assassin’s Creed Embers Short Movie Trailer
UbiSoft are set to continue their excellent Assassin’s Creed animated series with Assassin’s Creed Embers.
Wet Suit Modern Warfare 3 Shots
Naval warfare is on show in these new shots from Activision.
UK Game Charts – No change at the top
The UK charts for week ending 23rd July are about as esciting as last weeks.
Battlefield 3 teases some multiplayer footage
DICE have released a couple of minutes of footage from a multiplayer Battlefield 3 map called ‘Operation Metro’.
Jagged Alliance gets Back in Action with CGI trailer
The famously turn-based serious Jagged Alliance will be getting Back in Action on the PC later this year.
Australia moves closer to R18+ rating
Encouraging news in the long-running Australian videogames classification saga, as federal and state governments agree “in principle” to introduce an R18+ rating.
Cor blimey! Penguin goes cockney for Batman: Arkham City
For reasons best known to themselves, Rocksteady have decided to opt for a cockney Penguin in Batman: Arkham City.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution video shows augmentations aren’t ‘armless
A new live-action-ish video from a group calling themselves ‘purity first’ (well, actually from a marketing department) has surfaced for Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Steam pre-order of Dead Island nets you a bloodbath
Dead Island has laid down some pre-order DLC bait in the form of a bonus weapon and ‘Bloodbath Arena’ if you buy it through Steam.
Star Wars: The Old Republic pricing and pre-order details
Putting all this week’s rumours to rest, the official word of the Star Wars: The Old Republic pre-orders comes in.
RAGE Behind the scenes video #4 – The Wasteland
Time to head behind the scened with the devs once again in this new video called The Wastland.
The Brief for Brink: A Sticky Game World
‘Putting the Ink Into Brink’ a session from the 2011 Develop Conference given by Splash Damage’s Edward Stern provided a rare insight into the driving forces behind Brink.
Sometimes you crush me: Dead Rising 2 Off The Record trailer
Sledge hammer meets battery pack in this trailer for a new weapon from Dead Rising 2: Off The Record.
Tropico 4 shots give interface overview
One of the bigger changes Tropico 4 looks to be introducing is a brand new interface, as shown in these fresh images from the island.
End of Nations video introduces factions
The latest End of Nations footage has picked its way through the rubble to show us two distinct factions from the game.
Lord of the Rings Online Rise of Isengard Shots
LOTRO is set to get a new expansion and the new screens from Turbine show more of the Rise of Isengard.
McCaig: The whole entertainment industry is blending into one
“Movies and games will soon be the same thing.”
Speaking at today’s 2011 Develop Conference, Iain McCaig (principal designer and artist on Star Wars episodes one to three) believes that “movies and games will soon be the same thing.”
McCaig, whose first job in videogames was as a character designer on Lucasfilm Games’ (now LucasArts) The Secret of Monkey Island, believes this convergence represents the “most amazing time to be alive.”
His words came during Develop 2011’s Art Keynote, entitled ‘Showtime!’
“The whole entertainment industry is blending into one.
Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge Trailer
We’ve got our hands on a new trailer for the upcoming Rugby title.
Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead Hands-On
I do not envy the developers of free-to-play multiplayer FPS games, particularly after Valve’s recent decision to make Team Fortress 2 a free-to-play title.
The Darkness II pushed to 2012
Digital Extremes’ The Darkness II will now be released in 2012, rather than the previously announced October 2011 window.