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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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”.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Darksiders II Eyes-On

Action-RPG. In the videogame book of buzzwords circa-2011, ‘action-RPG’ is right up there.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Assassin’s Creed Embers Short Movie Trailer

UbiSoft are set to continue their excellent Assassin’s Creed animated series with Assassin’s Creed Embers.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Wet Suit Modern Warfare 3 Shots

Naval warfare is on show in these new shots from Activision.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

UK Game Charts – No change at the top

The UK charts for week ending 23rd July are about as esciting as last weeks.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 teases some multiplayer footage

DICE have released a couple of minutes of footage from a multiplayer Battlefield 3 map called ‘Operation Metro’.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 21 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 21 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge Trailer

We’ve got our hands on a new trailer for the upcoming Rugby title.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jul 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jul 2011 | Comments Off