Archive for 5 January 2012
End of Nations deploys Warfront episode 5 [video]
The fifth episode of the End of Nations community webcast ‘Warfront’ has been released by Petroglyph, featuring ‘shout outs’ to various forum members, a look at a tactical squadron dubbed the ‘Rock and Roll’ and more pure cheese from presenter Cole Marshall.
Epic, Trion, Nival all opposed to SOPA bill
Following Tuesday’s statement from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) which effectively backed the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), more companies have either openly stated their opposition to the bill or expressed serious concerns.
Super Crossfire exclusive to new Indie Royale bundle
The fifth (are we really up to five already?) Indie Royale bundle has launched, with a new set of delightful indie games to surprise and amuse you.
Finalists for 12th Game Developers Choice Awards revealed
The industry is preparing to celebrate itself yet again as the finalists for the 12th annual Game Developers Choice awards are revealed.
Batman, Uncharted 3, Zelda top Gamefly’s ‘most rented’ lists
‘Tis still the season for end of year lists, and US game rental giant Gamefly has got in on the act with a breakdown of the most requested titles on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii (plus an all format chart).
Gotham City Imposters slips to February
Monolith’s demented Batman-inspired shooter Gotham City Imposters will be launched itself from the rooftops slightly later than planned.
Firaxis developing new XCOM strategy title
There may be an XCOM FPS coming but what ever happened to the classic strategy formula?
Today there’s some great news for fans of the original games as 2K and Firaxis announce the development of XCOM: Enemy Unknown which will feature an all-new invasion story. As you may know, Firaxis have worked on Sid Meier’s Civilization series so there’s some pedigree behind the development team as they set to revive the classic strategic elements of the original series which debuted back in 1993.
Star Trek Online goes free-to-play
Starting 17 January, MMO Star Trek Online will provide a free-to-play option while also offering an optional monthly subscription.
Free accounts will be dubbed ‘Silver’ and come with fewer features than the paid-for ‘Gold’ option.
Silver members will be able too re-spec characters, recruit bridge officers and purchase premium ships through a microtransaction system that using virtual currency known as ‘Cryptic Points’.
SWTOR /getdown dance glitch fixed, patch 1.0.2b now live
As promised, BioWare have released the 1.0.2b patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Lego Batman 2 coming this summer [Official]
We already knew of its existence, but now it’s finally been made official.
Rift iOS app available now
Trion Worlds has launched a beta version of the Rift ‘Mobile Application’ for iOS devices today, with compatibility for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The app promises to “extend the Rift experience” with real-time chat, games “that grant pries” and zone event alerts.
New York and San Fran coming to Cities in Motion
Transport management sim Cities in Motion is getting a new expansion pack on 17 January, one that will focus on the efficient flow of vehciles throughout New York and San Francisco.
Creatively dubbed Cities in Motion: U.S.
2011’s total UK videogame/hardware sales amounted £2.520 billion
The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) has released overall sales figures for 2011.
SWTOR patch 1.02a detailed
Patch 1.0.2b is now live. Read full story.
BioWare has release the 1.0.2a patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic, following yesterday’s release of the bigger 1.0.2 patch (full notes below).
Guy makes mini-Minecraft in real life [Instant hero]
Flickr user ‘post-apocalyptic research institute’ is an individual off commendable and envious amount of free time.
French tanks join World of Tanks
Wargaming.Net has announced the arrival of French tanks to World of Tanks.
UK & US Mass Effect 3 pre-order bonus details [Video]
Everyone that pre-orders a copy of Mass Effect 3 in either the UK or US will recieve a bonus in-game M55 Argus Assault Rifle – described as a quick-burst ranged weapon.
Syndicate concept art is much nicer than the game itself
I think my obsession with consuming concept art is the reason I’m so rarely overwhelmed by videogame graphics now.
Play SNES/MegaDrive cartridges on your PC
Just look at that thing, it’s bizarre. It looks alien, the idea is either genius or ludicrous and its name sounds like a rejected character from Total Recall.
What the ‘Retrode’ does, obviously, is allow you to play your original Super Nintendo and Sega MegaDrive cartridges on your PC.
All Zombies Must Die! is more dead than undead [Review]
Prior to this generation, dual-stick shooters were non-existent; taking form, perhaps, only in the minds of forward thinking game designers.
Ten Settings/ Environments Deserving of a Great Game
A novel, original setting may not always be a direct path to mainstream success, but it can help to elevate an average game to an interesting one, and a good game to a classic.
Asia not holding up Diablo 3 release says Jay Wilson
Earlier today it was revealed that The Korean Game Rating Board had once again failed to rate Diablo 3 and there was speculation that this may be holding up the game’s release.