Archive for 9 January 2012


Fallout MMO rights returned to Bethesda

The long-running lawsuit between Bethesda and Interplay (the original publisher of the Fallout titles) over rights to develop a Fallout-based MMO has concluded with all intellectual property rights to Fallout being returned to Bethesda.

By John Robertson | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Intel demos Ivy Bridge gaming in most awkward way possible

Intel used the 2012 CES International (a major trade show for consumer technology) to demonstrate what gaming might look like on its forthcoming Ivy Bridge line of processors.

By John Robertson | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Kingdoms of Amalur PC system requirements revealed

EA has revealed what kind of system you’re going to need in order to run Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning upon its release later this year. 
The following minimum and recommended specs have been taken directly from the game’s official forums:
Minimum system requirements:
OS: Windows XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista with Service Pack 2; Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 2.2GHz or greater; AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater
RAM: At least 1 GB for Windows XP; at least 2 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Disc Drive: CD/DVD ROM drive (required for installation only), 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
Hard Drive: At least 10.5GB of free space
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB or better; ATI Radeon HD3650 512MB or better; supporting pixel shader 3.0; minimum resolution supported is 1280×720
DirectX: 9.0c Compatible
Recommended system requirements:
OS: Windows XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista with Service Pack 2; Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad (or equivalent) running at 2.4GHz or greater; AMD Phenom X4 (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater
RAM: At least 3GB for Windows XP; at least 4GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Disc Drive: CD/DVD ROM drive (required for installation only), 8x or faster CD/DVD drive
Hard Drive: At least 10.5 GB of free space
Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 1GB RAM or better; ATI Radeon HD4850 1GB RAM or better; supporting pixel shader 3.0
DirectX: 9.0c Compatible
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By John Robertson | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Hunt for King Arthur II on new official website

Paradox and Neocore have launched an official site for the forthcoming King Arthur II, which will feature a daily easter egg hunt.

By John Robertson | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

New Res Evil: Op Raccoon City trailer depicts a three-way

Umbrella Security vs. US Special Forces vs. Zombies in this new Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City trailer.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The Week That Was… [ending 15/01/12]

Our first full week back at the helm threw up a number of interesting little tidbits for us all to get stuck into.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Ten Lessons to Learn from Space Invaders

1978 saw the Japanese release of Tomohiro Nishikado’s Space Invaders, a coin-op arcade game so internationally successful that it would help boost the US coin-op business from $551 million to $1,333 million in just one year and cement the Atari VCS 2600 as the triumphant American home console of the decade.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

EA file lawsuit in attempt to keep real-life choppers in Battlefield…

EA has filed a pre-emptive strike lawsuit against military helicopter manufacturer Textron in a bid to keep the company’s vehicles in Battlefield 3.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

First X-COM: Enemy Unknown in-game images look pretty

It was announced last week by 2K Games that Firaxis are developing XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a new entry into the series that is one part real-time and one part turn-based.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

BioWare looking at SWTOR performance issues

Some players of Star Wars: The Old Republic have taken the game’s official forums to complain about performance issues that cause the framerate to drop drastically upon entering an interior location.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Scarygirl confirmed for Europe

Last week Square Enix announced that Scarygirl (an action-platformer based on the graphic novel of the same name) would be coming to North America via XBLA, PSN and PC online stores.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

February shaping up to be a good month, Twisted Metal confirmed for…

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal will be launching in the UK on 17 February.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

SWTOR 1.1 patch adds new game content

The 1.1 patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been added to the public test realm. 
Perhaps most significantly, in terms of content, it brings with it a new level 50 Flashpoint entitled ‘Kaon Under Siege.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

This Week’s Releases [09/01/12]

This week’s game releases throughout Europe and North America, with only one retail release set to debut (according to retailers’ lineups). 
Horror game Amy will launch on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over the next couple of days (look for our review soon), as will the helicopter-remake Choplifter HD.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

London Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning public preview event

EA are holding a special public preview event for their upcoming RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on 12 January at Gamerbase in London.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

FIFA still on top of charts

FIFA once again tops the UK charts for another week following the Christmas buying period.

By Paul Younger | 9 Jan 2012 | Comments Off