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Archive for October 2011


Balls deep in Saints Row: The Third’s Whored Mode [Preview]

Leading up to this hands-on session with Saints Row: The Third I’d played the previous two games in the series for (roughly) a combined two hours.

By John Robertson | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Steam, GamersGate launch Halloween sales

Two major digital distribution sites, Steam and GamersGate, have announced Halloween sales.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Avalanche denies Just Cause 3 rumours

Avalanche has stepped in to end rumours of a Just Cause 3 release in 2012.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

DRM issue blocks new Darkspore players

For some new Darkspore players, EA’s online authentication system has been down since 18 October.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Mocking the craft: new Magicka add-on announced

A new add-on, The Stars are Left, has been announced for the premier accidental wizard death title Magicka.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3′s walking war memorial

EA are gearing up for their big launch of Battlefield 3 tonight in the UK and retailer GAME sent out a statue to wander the streets.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Eligium’s Pandas and Elves detailed

Frogster’s upcoming MMO Eligium: The Chosen One has a new official website and they have also revealed more race information.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Dead in 60 Seconds: The War of the Worlds [Review]

I sometimes ponder what our industry would be like if games, rather than being named in an attempt to draw in the crowds, were instead titled according to what actually happens within.

By Paul Younger | 27 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

We’re not so sure about the Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer [Preview]

Any multiplayer component for Mass Effect 3 was always going to have to be more than the usual offerings of deathmatches, leaderboards and/or hideously tacked-on co-op.

By John Robertson | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Midasaurus: Jurassic Park goes gold

Telltale has announced that Jurassic Park: The Game has now officially gone gold.

By Paul Younger | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Royale with games: new indie bundle scheme launched

Indie Royale will bring fortnightly deals on bundles of four indie titles.

By Paul Younger | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

New XIII game is an ‘interactive story’

First screenshots below.
A new photo album on French publisher Anuman Interactive’s Facebook page has provided further snippets of info regarding the new XIII game which we broke news of last week.

By Paul Younger | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Activison try to keep you from BF3 with COD double-XP weekend

In war, timing is everything.
This weekend Activision will be holding double-XP weekends for both Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 across all applicable platforms.

By Paul Younger | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

GTAV could sell 25 million copies, says some guy

How to get quoted in a videogame publication 101.
Some guy named Arvind Bhatia, an analyst for Sterne Agee (who?), believes the Rockstar’s recently announced Grand Theft Auto V could sell 25 million copies.

By Paul Younger | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Hero of the Galaxy: MDK 2 HD [Review]

I have two enduring memories of the MDK series, and the first is of MDK2 on Dreamcast having some of the worst controls I’ve ever suffered in my life.

By Paul Younger | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Beauty and the beast: Battlefield 3 [360 Review]

[PS. If you're only interested in multiplayer, scroll about hafway down to the 'Multiplayer' heading.]
“Boys, we’re attracting a lot of fucking attention!”
Spoken early in Battlefield 3’s campaign, is that line that perhaps sums up this FPS juggernaut more than any other.

By Paul Younger | 26 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Free Exterminatus DLC now available for Space Marine

The free ‘Exterminatus’ DLC that adds limited co-op play to Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine has been released.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Be yourself with the Saints Row: Initiation Station beta

Early access to the Saints Row: The Third character creator launches for a select few.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Skyrim PC requirements; are you up for the quest?

Gather up your arms (graphics cards) and venture into the darkness (driver upgrades) to see if you can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the PC.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Tower attack: Defenders of Ardania footage

Paradox has released some new, in-game footage from Defenders of Ardania, the Majesty-themed tower defence title.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Dungeon Siege 3: Treasures of the Sun DLC released

The latest DLC for the action RPG has now been released.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Samsung offers Batman: Arkham City free with SSD drives

If you happen to be interested in both a solid-state drive (SSD) and Batman: Arkham City for your PC, Samsung has an offer for you.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

NVIDIA reveals new 3D Vision 2 glasses

Nvidia has announced the new products in their 3D gaming range with 3D Vision Series 2.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

The byte-sized Serious Sam: The Random Encounter [Review]

It’s pretty rare for me to receive a game in the morning and be writing up its review in the afternoon, but that’s where I found myself with Serious Sam: The Random Encounter.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 pre-orders pass 2 million in North America

The latest pre-order charts for North America have been posted by VGChartz showing the pre-order numbers for Battlefield 3.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Facebook poll suggests Syndicate HD remake

Starbreeze/EA judging level of interest for ‘Syndicate HD’?
A poll on the official Syndicate Facebook page seems to have been set up as a means of gauging how interested fans would be in an HD remake of Bullfrog’s original 1993 Syndicate.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

500,000 want to test The Secret World

Funcom has announced the sign-up figures for their MMO The Secret world.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

EA: Syndicate was ‘of its time’, we’re bringing it into the ‘modern…

Always going to upset those that view the original through rose-tinted glasses, says EA.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Batman: Arkham City ships 4.6 million units in first week

Currently the highest rated game of 2011 on Metacritic.
Since its North American launch of 18 October, Warner Bros’ Batman: Arkham City has shipped 4.6 million units worldwide.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 – Best Prices

Going very cheap if you’re ready to ditch Batman: Arkham City or Forza 4.

By Paul Younger | 25 Oct 2011 | Comments Off