Archive for December 2011
Star Wars: The Old Republic Review
Tim takes a look at the final MMO release of 2011 in his review.
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.
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.
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.
Alternative Best Game of 2011: Tim McDonald
I hate this stuff. Look: I don’t “do” favourite games, really.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Direct2Drive merging with GameFly, back up your purchases!
Direct2Drive is being merged into GameFly, with the latter becoming the primary service.
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.
Bioshock 2 coming to Mac in January
2K Marin’s Bioshock 2 will be coming to Mac in January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dead Island ships over 3 million
Since its launch in September, Dead Island has shipped over three million copies worldwide.
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.
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.
Dragon Age 3 taking ideas from Skyrim
Dragon Age 3 hasn’t been officially anounced yet, but BioWare are already talking about it.
World of Tanks breaches 18 million registered users
World of Tanks, the tank-based free-to-play MMO, has surpassed 18 million registered users.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.