Archive for January 2012


Assassin’s Creed 3 will be ‘biggest yet’, says Ubisoft

This year will (obviously) see another see another entry into the Assassin’s Creed series.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Minecraft dev asks whether he can spy on you

Minecraft developer Markus Persson has put up a survey on his personal tumblr, gauging community interest (or, indeed, approval) of anonymous data collection from players.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Back in time with Metal Gear Solid HD Collection [Review]

There’s something very special about the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Within a few minutes of booting this HD collection up, the memories started flooding back.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 reveals the sad history of the Jotun

In another backstory/lore post about the forthcoming Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet has fleshed out the history of the towering Jotun and given them a rather more tragic history than in the original Guild Wars.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission gets a release window

Bohemia Interactive’s remake of the classic Carrier Command (named Carrier Command: Gaea Mission to distinguish it from the original), is getting closer.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

RIFT Mobile arrives on Android

Following the iPhone and iPad versions, TRION has now finally released the Android version of their RIFTMobile App.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 Beta Patch #10 Analysed [Video]

The Diablo 3 Beta patch landed and Elly got stuck into the latest update to check out all the recent game system changes.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

TRION to attempt virtual wedding world record

Virtual weddings in MMOs are nothing new but with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, TRION are looking to attempt a new world record for the most virtual weddings in a 24 hour period in RIFT.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

No BlizzCon in 2012

Forget BlizzCon this year everyone, it’s been replaced by the Battle.net World Championship but it will return in 2013.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

THQ shifts focus to core and digital content, kids division shut down

THQ has announced that it is going to cease operating in the licensed kids game sector.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The Darkness 2 demo now on PC, system requirements detailed

Horror-come-comic-book-FPS The Darkness 2 now has a demo on PC, ready for its full launch on 10 February.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

11 new publishers sign up to EA’s Origin service

CD Projekt Red, Robot Entertainment, Freebird Games, Recoil Games, 1C Company, inXile Entertainment, Paradox Interactive, Autumn Games, N3V Games, Trion Worlds and Core Learning.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Early Diablo 3 Beta Patch 10 observations

This morning Blizzard unleashed the much talked about Beta patch 10 for Diablo 3 which includes by Blizzard’s Jay Wilson last week. 
Blizzard is currently going through an intense iteration period with the game and so beta testers have been keen to see the changes in action.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Planetside 2 Dev Webcast on Thursday

SOE will be holding a developer webcast for Planetside 2 this Thursday with Creative Director Matt Higby hosting the show.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

War of the Roses, dev diary and screens

Who’s your favourite in England’s Wars of the Roses, Lancaster or York?

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders II catalogues the achievements of Death [Video]

Much like his brother, War, the protagonist of Darksiders II has many talents and accomplishments.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3 DLC gets bookish

Booksellers Barnes & Noble are the latest in long (very long) line of outlets to offer some bonus Mass Effect 3 goodies in return for your wads of cash.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

UKIE trade body trials PC download chart

UKIE, the trade association for UK Interactive Entertainment, will launch a PC download chart (in Beta form) this February.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off