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.
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.
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.
Foo Fighters confirmed for BlizzCon
Blizzard has confirmed this year’s act for BlizzCon and it’s a cracker.
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.
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.
Witcher 2 dev: Gamers ‘treated like dairy cows’ by DLC
CD Projekt speaks out about not being able to offer free DLC on 360.
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.
Allods Online Undaunted expansion dated
More content coming to the free to play MMO next month.
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).
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.
Lionsgate acquires Dead Island film rights
Lionsgate has announced that it has acquired the rights to develop a Dead Island movie.
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.
The Exorcist and Wonder Woman join Skyrim cast
Max von Sydow and Lynda Carter doing voice work for Bethesda’s fantasy RPG.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week’s releases (30/09/11)
Fifa 12, Res Evil, Child of Eden, Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection.