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Archive for December 2011


Star Wars: The Old Republic Review

Tim takes a look at the final MMO release of 2011 in his review.

By Paul Younger | 31 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

New King Arthur II images ready for battle

The release date for King Arthur II is fast approaching (it’s 10 January), so why not indulge in a few more screenshots from the RTS/RPG combo hybrid.

By Paul Younger | 29 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Guild Wars Live Team Interview – Part 1

The ArenaNet Guild Wars Live Team took time out to disucss the content that was added with the “Winds of Change” updates. 

 

By Paul Younger | 28 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Fifa 12 tops Christmas sales league

Being top at Christmas may mean nothing in real life football, but EA Sports will no doubt be thrilled to see Fifa 12 sitting merrily atop the UK all-formats chart for the week ending 24 December.

By Paul Younger | 27 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Alternative Best Game of 2011: Tim McDonald

I hate this stuff. Look: I don’t “do” favourite games, really.

By Paul Younger | 26 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Activision, EA and West/Zampella case heading to court

The date: 7 May 2012. The players: Activision, EA and former Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella.

By Paul Younger | 23 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Meet the factions of Planetside 2 [Video]

Sony Online Entertainment has released a new video of Planetside 2, albeit not one of the game in motion.

By Paul Younger | 23 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

The early levels of Star Wars: The Old Republic [Review]

Star Wars: The Old Republic is big. Really big. It’s an MMO, for crying out loud; there is no conceivable way I can do justice to it in a full review this early.

By Paul Younger | 23 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Still hope for STALKER fans

Earlier this month came news that GSC Game World would be shutting down, thus taking any chance of Stalker 2 with it. 
However, it seems that there is casue for hope.

By Paul Younger | 23 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

TRION’s user account database hacked

In a statement released on their website this morning (which was also mailed out to all account holders) TRION has revealed that their user account database has been stolen by hackers.

By Paul Younger | 23 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

End of Nations Warfront #4

The fourth End of Nations Warfront dev diary video is now live and in this festive looking edition which covers customising companies and other community bits and pieces.

By Paul Younger | 22 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Direct2Drive merging with GameFly, back up your purchases!

Direct2Drive is being merged into GameFly, with the latter becoming the primary service.

By Paul Younger | 22 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

First Modern Warfare 3 DLC image revealed, new info

Yesterday we reported that the first of Modern Warfare 3′s DLC packs will drop on 24 January 2012.

By Paul Younger | 22 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Bioshock 2 coming to Mac in January

2K Marin’s Bioshock 2 will be coming to Mac in January.

By Paul Younger | 22 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

PlanetSide 2 beta registration now open

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has opened beta registrations for their MMO shooter PlanetSide 2. 
In anticipation, PlanetSide2.com has been given a bit of a makeover.

By Paul Younger | 22 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Smash and grab in Monaco [video]

I’ve been following the development of Monaco for a while now, but seem no closer to quite understanding how it’s played.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Game of Thrones in motion [video]

Up to this point, Cyanide has been a bit coy about showing any footage from its forthcoming RPG based on the Game of Thrones license.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Gunning for the leaders in Auto Club Revolution [Preview]

A free-to-play, browser-based title is about the last place I’d expect to find an option to upgrade a ‘high lift racing camshaft’, but that’s exactly the kind of crossover appeal that Auto Club Revolution (ACR) is aiming for.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Dead Island ships over 3 million

Since its launch in September, Dead Island has shipped over three million copies worldwide.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Limbo coming to Steam in Jan, on Mac now

Developer PlayDead had previously promised that monochromatic side-scroller Limbo would make its way onto the Mac App Store before the end of the year.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Game of the Year 2011: #5 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Read our original Skyrim review
Keep track of our Game of the Year 2011 Countdown 
Everyone talks about the dragon battles in Skyrim.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Dragon Age 3 taking ideas from Skyrim

Dragon Age 3 hasn’t been officially anounced yet, but BioWare are already talking about it.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

World of Tanks breaches 18 million registered users

World of Tanks, the tank-based free-to-play MMO, has surpassed 18 million registered users.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

5 Best Games of 2011 reveal starts tonight

If you’re a regular reader then you’ll already know that we’ve been counting down our top 25 games of 2011, one a day for the past 20 days. 
Well, today is the day that we begin our top five countdown – ending with the crowing of the year’s best game on Christmas Day. 
You can review which games have made our list thus far, by visiting our Game of the 2011 Countdown hub.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Skyrim PC update 1.3.10 is out now

Skyrim’s update 1.3.10 has been released on PC, providing support for 4GB of RAM.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Merry Christmas from RIFT [video]

The festive spirit is alive at TRION and they want to wish all RIFT players a Merry Christmas through a new video.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Syndicate denied classification in Australia

The Australian Classification Board has refused classification to EA’s forthcoming ‘re-imagining’ of Syndicate as a first-person-shooter, effectively banning it from sale in the country.

By Paul Younger | 20 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Game of the Year 2011: #6 – L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire is unusual in that what makes it so good are the things that most games shy away from – either through a lack of confidence or a belief that such things are unnecessary and get in the way of the gameplay.

By Paul Younger | 20 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Relic working on new Company of Heroes

The latest issue of PC Gamer reports that Relic are working on a new entry into the Company of Heroes series.

By Paul Younger | 20 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Be immortalised as a Max Payne 3 character

Are you wanting to become a videogame stat? Rockstar are giving Max Payne 3 fans the chance to get their likeness in game.

By Paul Younger | 20 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

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