Archive for 17 January 2012
Star Trek Online free-to-play from today
The long-trailed switch to a free-to-play model for Star Trek Online has occured today, meaning anybody will be able to hop into the sweaty black trousers of a Starfleet captain without paying any kind of subscription fee.
Max Payne 3 pre-order deadline extended
As a result of the delay to Max Payne 3’s release date (read that story here), Rockstar is extending the availability of the pre-order ‘Special Edition’ of the game.
Binary Domain – The Japanese Gears of War [Preview]
‘Gears of War a la Japan’ seems to be the most common way describing Binary Domain and, despite my urge to buck prevailing trends, that’s a pretty accurate description.
Dustforce released today on Steam
Indie developer Hitbox Team has released Dustforce today on Steam. The game sees you play “as an acrobatic janitor,” and challenges you to “leap and dash off walls and ceilings, and deftly traverse precarious environments” with a view to cleansing “each level swiftly and thoroughly to achieve mastery in this 2D sweep-‘em-up platformer.”
The official blurb goes exactly like this:
Over 50 levels varying in difficulty from elegant exploration levels to intense challenges for hardcore players.
EA set the record straight over their SOPA stance
Electronic Arts has attempted to set the record straight over their position on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Guild Wars 2 Open beta in planning
In an interview with ArenaNet’s Angel Leigh McCoy she mentions that the open Beta for Guild Wars 2 is now in the planning stages.
EU publishers going after EU videogame pirates
The European divisions of publishers such as Square Enix, Codemasters, Ubisoft and Atari have begun aggressively seeking out pirates.
Funcom’s Craig Morrison on Age of Conan: House of Crom and the Future
With the latest update for Age of Conan called the House of Crom now live on the servers, we took time out to catch up with Game Director Craig Morrison to find out more about this latest update and what Funcom have planned for the MMO this year.
Myself and over 10k Steam users want more Half Life info!
It’s been brewing for a while (well, more than a while), but now the frustration over a lack of communication from Valve over the future of the Half Life franchise seems to be boiling over.
Original Syndicate coming to GoG this week
Here we go! Good Old Games are releasing Syndicate later his week.
TERA coming to Europe this May
Frogster has announced that it will release its MMO TERA in Europe on 3 May.
Syndicate co-op demo coming later this monnth
EA has announced that a co-op demo for Syndicate will be available by “the end of January”.
Max Payne 3 on console delayed, PC edition delayed more
Rockstar Games has pushed back the release date of of its bullet-time-in-Brazil third-person action game Max Payne 3.
SWTOR 1.1 patch delayed
Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s update 1.1 ‘Rise of the Rakghouls’ has been delayed.
World’s best cosplayer does Resident Evil
Internet superstar cosplayer (where else but the internet could such a thing exist?), has taken up the challenge of depicting Resident Evil 2’s Jill Valentine in her latest game of dress-up.
The Week That Was… [ending 22/01/12]
This past week was quite easily the biggest of the year for us, for news (Res Evil 6, anyone!?) and for what we’ve provided you.
Thief 4 using Unreal 3, is open-world and includes multiplayer?
There are some people out there who are desperate for the release of Thief 4… our own Peter Parrish is one of those people.
SOPA on the rocks as White House opposes bill
The internet bete noire known as SOPA (that’s the Stop Online Piracy Act) may not make it beyond the US Congress after all, following a strong statement against the legislation from the White House.
RIFT v1.7 Carnival of the Ascended coming soon
TRION are currently testing the v1.7 update called Carnical of Souls but it should be nearing release soon as we have an update this evening outlining some of the upcoming features which include:
PvP like never before with smoother advancement and better rewards
Ascended weddings: Share eternity with your soulmate, Telara-style
River of Souls Chronicle: Undead adventure for two
New Master Mode dungeon
Expert dungeon overhaul: More options, better loot!