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Archive for December 2011


Game of the Year 2011 #7 – Batman: Arkham City

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You can keep your Batman Begins and your The Dark Knight Returns and your Batman: Year One and your Batman: The Animated Series and your 1960s Batman: The Movie and your Superman/Batman and your All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder (actually, better burn that last one; if you keep it you might read it again by accident).

18 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Game of the Year 2011: #8 – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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If there’s one big problem I have with games journalism (and, indeed, the games industry in general) it’s that we’re always focused on the Next Big Thing.

17 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Trine 2 now on Mac, follows PC launch

Trine 2 is now available for Mac via the Mac App Store following its release on PC over a week ago (via Steam).

17 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Get this mod, play Skyrim in co-op

Co-op is so popular nowadays that it was only going to be a matter of time before someone attempted to craft a Skyrim mod to support it.

17 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Left 4 Dead Boomer figure is brilliantly grizzly

Very how fickle we can be sometimes. Only yesterday I was attacking the prevalence of special editions and how their contents are both pointless and wildly overpriced.

17 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Personal data ‘not accessed’ in hack, says Square

It emerged yesterday that Square Enix servers containing details relating to upwards of 1.8 million people had been compromised by a hacking attempt.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Kissing cousins in Crusader Kings II [Video]

You know how it is, there’s an invading army at your door, you’ve just got back from a stressful month of wife-coverting and your diplomatic advisor is urging you to marry your cousin.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Stacking coming ‘soon’ to PC

It’s official. Double Fine’s Stacking is coming to PC. When? Soon.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Modern Warfare 3 gets ‘Community Playlists’, changes Hardcore mode

From today, a new ‘Community Playlists’ option will be added to Modern Warfare 3′s public match options.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Skyrim sets new Steam record, ships 10 million

Valve’s Jason Holtman has adorned Bethesda’s Skyrim with “the fastest-selling title in Steam’s history” award.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

BioWare has ‘aggressive’ post-launch plans for SWTOR

MMOs are only as good as the quality of content that comes after the game has already launched.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Team Fortress 2 ‘Australian Christmas’ adds new map, items and class…

Valve has released the Australian Christmas update for Team Fortress 2.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Lineage 2 F2P Launches in Europe tomorrow

The EU launch of the free to play service for Lineage II opens tomorrow, Friday 16th December.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

End of Nations Warfront #3

The third End of Nations Warfront video feature has been released by TRION and this week Cole Marshall brings the latest news on the MMO RTS.

16 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Putting down roots: Tropico 4′s ‘Plantador’ DLC

Kalypso has announced a new DLC pack for Tropico 4 concentrating on the greener side of things.

15 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Square Enix falls prey to hackers

Square Enix has admitted that servers containing data for 1.8 million customers have been breached by hackers, in a statement released today.

15 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Trackmania 2 user generated content stats

Did you know that since launch, the Trackmania 2: Canyon community has raced over 420 million kilometres and some guy managed to jump 431 metres off the ground? 
No?

15 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

X3: Albion Prelude now available on Steam

X3: Albion Prelude is now available for PC and Mac. PC users can download through Steam, Mac users need to use Deliver2Mac.com.

15 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Witcher 2 going cheap on Steam

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition is currently going for 40% through Steam, making it £15.99 (usually £25.99).

15 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic midnight launch pics

Last night saw the midnight launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic at GAME’s Oxford Street store in London. 
EA has told us that 150 fans queued to get their hands on an early copy.

15 Dec 2011 | Comments Off