Archive for December 2011


Homefront marketeers fined for littering

An over-inflated marketing stunt for THQ’s Homefront featuring 10,000 red balloons has resulted in a $7,000 USD fine for the company responsible.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

EA reveals Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances

In addition to the already-announced Command & Conquer Generals 2, EA has now revealed that it is to publish Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances; a free to play MMO with an emphasis on connecting from mobile devices.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Alan Wake coming to PC via Steam

IncGamers can confirm that the original Alan Wake will be coming to the PC exclusively on Steam. 
Remedy’s Aki Järvilehto announced the release today at a press conference in London.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Mesmer officially revealed

Following a leak earlier in the week, ArenaNet has revealed more details of the final profession in Guild Wars 2, the Mesmer.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

AION going free to play in Europe

The latest MMORPG to change business models is the popular AION from NCSoft which was launched back in 2009.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Risen 2: Dark Waters gets official release date and packshot

Publisher Deep Silver has announced that pirate-RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters will be released 24 April 2012 in North America, and three days later on 27 April 2012 in Europe.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Ridge Racer Unbounded: The Creation of Destruction [Interview]

IncGamers: One of the “big new things” for Unbounded is the track/level creator.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Ridge Racer Unbounded’s track editor explained

If you needed any more convincing that Ridge Racer Unbounded is a full-on ‘unbounded’ change of pace for the series, then the track editor is it.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

LittleBIGbunch charity PC bundle launches today

As of 2pm GMT today (14 Dec), Get Games are hosting the ‘LittleBIGbunch’ five game charity bundle.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Humble Indie Bundle #4 launches

A fourth Humble Indie Bundle has launched today, with the usual aims of getting fine Indie titles cheaply to the masses and making a bucketload of cash for developers and charities alike.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Alan Wake rumoured for PC

Delving around inside Steam’s registry is not always the most reliable way to get gaming information (sometimes stuff crops up in there that never sees the light of day), but it can often point the way to forthcoming releases.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Hard Reset extends in March

Flying Wild Hog’s PC shooter Hard Reset will be re-issued as an ‘Extended Edition’ next year, by publishers Kalypso.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Game of the Year 2011: #11 – Fifa 12

Read our original Fifa 12 review
keep track of our Game of the Year 2011 Countdown
Before we get to how great Fifa 12 is (and it is), here’s an open request to any EA Sports representatives who happen to be reading this.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Dirt Showdown announced, first trailer

Codemasters have today announced Dirt Showdown, an “extension” to the popular Dirt series (the latest of which, Dirt 3, was just named in our top 25 games of 2011 countdown).

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Valve drops Half-Life 3 hints

Valve has made its clearest indications yet that something is going on with the Half-Life license.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Touch the sky(rim): Elder Scrolls V tops UK charts

A slow week for new releases means little change in the overall UK chart line-up, but there has been a change at the top.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

GSC: ‘We will do our best to continue’

The circumstances surrounding the almost-certain closure of GSC Game World, developers of the Stalker series, remains rather murky.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

The ‘Spin-Off’ – Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City [Preview]

Capcom is at the point with Resident Evil whereby anything they do won’t be good enough to please everybody.

By John Robertson | 12 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Win! SpaceChem on PC [Closed]

To celebrate naming SpaceChem at number 15 in our Game of the Year 2011 Countdown, we’re giving away five download for the game on PC.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 Full Intro Cinematic

One of the big reveals of this year’s VGAs was the full intro cinematic for Diablo 3.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

The VGA 2011 Winners

The VGAs are done and dusted for another year and there were a few bits and pieces to get excited about including Epic’s new IP Fortnite which looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun, the Diablo 3 full cinematic and the new Alan Wake to name a few. 
So who won?

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Bioshock Infinite VGAs 2011 trailer

Irrational were keen to show off the latest trailer for Bioshock Infinite at the VGAs this evening and here it is…
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Source: GameTrailers

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3 VGAs 2011 trailer

At the VGAs this evening Bioware unveiled the ful Mass Effect 3 trailer which is highly impressive which also shows some of the new moves available to players.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Epic reveals new IP Fortnite

At the VGAs, Cliffy B revealed the new Epic IP following his tease from a few days ago.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

C&C Generals 2 revealed

At the VGAs tonight, Bioware showed off the trailer for Mass Effect 3 and also announced their new title which as we suspected is a return to the Command & Conquer universe.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Bioware reveals SWTOR launch events

Next week SWTOR will launch on 14 December and Bioware are holding special events in New York, Austin, Paris and London.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Blizzard names Battle.Net cash system

As Diablo 3 gets closer to release, we hope, Blizzard are now putting the cash transaction system in place which they are going to be calling the Battle.Net Balance.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic Sith Inquisitor.Character Progression…

The end of week Bioware update for SWTOR is a new video showin the character progression fo the Sith Inquisitor.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Clonus horror: new Duke Nukem DLC on the way

Gearbox has announced some new DLC for Duke Nukem Forever, which goes by the name of ‘The Doctor Who Cloned Me’.

By Paul Younger | 10 Dec 2011 | Comments Off

Game of the Year 2011: #3 – Portal 2

Read our original Portal 2 reviewKeep track of the Game of the Year 2011 Countdown
Comedy is hard.

By Paul Younger | 9 Dec 2011 | Comments Off