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Archive for September 2011


Football Manager DRM decision draws ire

SEGA has announced that Football Manager 2012 will require a one-time internet activation through Steam to run, a decision that hasn’t pleased many long-time fans.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

PC players excluded from Battlefield 3 tournament

EA and Virgin Gaming have joined together to host an online Battlefield 3 tournament with a combined prize fund of $1.6 million USD; but if you’re a PC player, you won’t be taking part.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Pay what you want for Frozen Synapse

There’s a new Humble Indie Bundle on the loose, this time offering 2011’s finest top-down tactical shooter Frozen Synapse at a price of your own choosing.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Foo Fighters confirmed for BlizzCon

Blizzard has confirmed this year’s act for BlizzCon and it’s a cracker.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

LA Noire PC dated, coming to Steam and OnLive

Out this November, PC specs also revealed.
Rockstar have announced that the PC edition of crime-caper LA Noire will be coming to the UK on 11 November, the North American release occuring three days earlier on 8 November.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Skyrim will look better on PC, but it’s easier to build on consoles

Bethesda’s Todd Howard talks multi-platform development.
It seems that practise really does make perfect. Skyrim’s game director Todd Howard has said the game’s dev team are now “a lot more comfortable” working on consoles than they used to be given that this is their third effort with the current systems.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Witcher 2 dev: Gamers ‘treated like dairy cows’ by DLC

CD Projekt speaks out about not being able to offer free DLC on 360.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

In five months you’ll be playing Syndicate

Recently announced shooter coming Feb 2012.
It’s being reported that Syndicate, EA’s remake of Bullfrog’s 1993 cyberpunk tactical-shooter, will be released on 21 February of next year in North America and three days later on 24 February in Europe.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Allods Online Undaunted expansion dated

More content coming to the free to play MMO next month.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

PES 2012 Review

My story is probably the same as many of you reading this.

By Paul Younger | 28 Sep 2011 | 9

ZeniMax/Mojang ‘Scrolls’ case is courtward bound

ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda, will be taking Minecraft developer Mojang to court over usage of the word ‘scrolls’ (yes, really).

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

City of Heroes goes free-to-play

City of Heroes has joined the ever-expanding ranks of MMO titles to offer a freebie entrance into the game.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Lionsgate acquires Dead Island film rights

Lionsgate has announced that it has acquired the rights to develop a Dead Island movie.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Jack Wilshere promoting Fifa 12 at Game Oxford Street

Just don’t mentioned ‘Man Utd’, ‘eight’ or ‘two’.
Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere will be visiting Game’s Oxford Street store this Friday to help promote the launch of Fifa 12. 
Wilshere appears alongside Wayne Rooney as the cover athlete for the UK edition of the game.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

The Exorcist and Wonder Woman join Skyrim cast

Max von Sydow and Lynda Carter doing voice work for Bethesda’s fantasy RPG.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record PC specs

Plus, full system specs revealed.
Capcom have confirmed that Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will come packed with a SSA Games for Windows Live DRM which, in layman’s terms, means you’ll need an internet connection to activate the game and you’ll need to do so through Games for Windows.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Valve: Steam still possible on 360

Plus, Steam on PS3 still not at full potential.
According to Valve, owners of the Steam digital distribution/social portal, the ball is in Microsoft’s court when it comes to the service appearing on Xbox 360.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

The Diablo 3 Demon Hunter Video Profile

In the third installment to our Diablo 3 class profile series of videos we focus on the Demon Hunter.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Lucky Space Launches on Facebook

Developer A Bit Lucky launch a new Facebook title today which is aimed at the more hardcore PC gaming audience.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Review

Say what you will about the rest of Red Orchestra 2 (and there’s a lot to say), but the atmosphere is spot on.

By Paul Younger | 27 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

EA’s Origin follows PSN in removing legal rights

EA’s digital download platform Origin is following Sony’s PlayStation Network  (PSN) in forcing users who sign the terms and conditions to waive certain legal rights.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Extended Assassin’s Creed: Revelations trailer has more Ezio

You might have to play a bit of spot the difference with this ‘new’ Assassin’s Creed: Revelations cinematic, because it’s pretty much the same as the one shown at E3.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

A Valley Without Wind in beta, available to purchase

Arcen Games’ latest title, A Valley Without Wind is now in beta and available for early-purchase at 50% off.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Fallout: New Vegas ‘Lonesome Road’ Review

So this is the end. One final hurrah, and the last piece of the DLC puzzle (save for some ‘Gun Runners’ firearm packs) before Fallout: New Vegas’ neon lights fade softly into the digital night.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Check out the Skyrim skill tree

Prepare yourself… it’s big.
An extensive list of skills, perks and abilities have appeared on the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fansite TheElderScrollsSkyrim.com following a compilation effort by players at a recent public demonstration of the upcoming RPG.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Modern Warfare 3’s achievements revealed

Warning: possible spoilers.
The full list of Xbox 360 achievements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 have been uncovered.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

It’s ‘official’, puzzle/quiz games are most popular genre

49% of us are playing them, apparently.
A new survey of UK gamers published today by the UK’s Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) claims that puzzle and quiz games are “the most popular type of game.” Their research shows that 49% of us play them. 
Seeing as how this particular genre features rarely in the console/PC sales charts, the vast majority of people playing these titles must be doing so via mobile devices, web-based applications and/or digitally downloaded PC/Mac games.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

What kind of gamer are you?

New research puts us all into little boxes.
According to a new study by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) for the UK, ‘gamers’ fall into seven distinct categories.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

Where’s our PES 2012 review?

Behind the iron curtain of an embargo, that’s where!
In case you’ve not noticed, our review of Fifa 12 went live early this morning in line with the official UK embargo of 26 September.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off

This week’s releases (30/09/11)

Fifa 12, Res Evil, Child of Eden, Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2011 | Comments Off