Archive for 22 August 2011


Toy Soldiers: Cold War Review

It’s rare for 1980s ‘one hit wonder’ Martika to be relevant to a videogame review, but “The battle rages on / For toy soldiers” is as succinct a summary of this follow-up to Signal Studios’ Toy Soldiers as any.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Deus Ex: Human Revolution becomes first 10/10 game

IncGamers first ‘perfect’ score awarded to Square Enix’s RPG.
In case you haven’t noticed, IncGamers no longer scores games using a decimal point system.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Square reveals PAX line-up

Gamescom may be over but PAX is about to kick off in the US.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

PES 2012 plans double demo release

Konami really, really want you to give PES 2012 a try; to the extent that two separate demos will be released for the football title.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Thrustmaster reveals new racing wheel & gear shifter

If you’re someone who takes the realism of racing titles seriously, Thrustmaster wants your custom.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Sword of the Stars II shares its opening cinematic

The opening cinematic from 4x strategy title Sword of the Stars II has been released, demonstrating that if you overthrow an ancient race that are excellent at holding grudges, make sure you kill them all.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

The Baconing serves up a character trailer

Hothead Games has confirmed a simultaneous release date of 31 August across all platforms (Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and PC) for The Baconing and issued a new trailer.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Skinjob: Deus Ex Human Revolution clothing line launches

If simply playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution turns out not to be enough for you, you’ll be pleased to know you can soon dress like protagonist Adam Jensen.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Review

Another day, another Street Fighter. The revival of the beat ‘em up genre has most certainly been good to Capcom, the publisher/developer releasing no less than three boxed editions of Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

End of Nations Hands-On

Trion Worlds impressed the MMO community with Rift earlier this year.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Torchlight 2 Hands-On

Last week at Gamescom we managed to get some game time with Torchlight 2, the upcoming action RPG sequel from Runic Games.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Zumba still topping UK Charts

This weeks UK charts have landed and once again it look slike another slow week.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review

Groundbreaking games don’t come along all that often. Sequels/prequels/re-imaginings of groundbreaking games arrive even less often, developers understandably wary of the quality required to avoid ridicule and hate mail.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Lace Mamba Global to publish Bounty Hounds Online

Bounty Hounds Online, the upcoming Sci-Fi MMOG by German XPEC Entertainment and InnoGames, will see a retail release as well: Today, publisher Lace Mamba Global announces that it will bring a boxed version into retail stores throughout the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Scandinavia, the Benelux countries and further territories.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Star Ruler Review

To my mind, the best space-based 4X game (read about 4X games here) ever made is Master of Orion 2 (MOO2).

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2011 | Comments Off