Archive for January 2012
Diablo 3 Senior Producer leaves Blizzard
Diablo 3 is still not ready for release as they continue to tweak the game before it’s release much to the dsimay of many fans.
Rocksteady identifies PC Batman: Arkham City save problem
PC owners of Batman: Arkham City have been reporting problems with vanishing save files for a while now, and it seems Rocksteady may now have found the source of the issue.
SOPA/PIPA now opposed by 101 members of US Congress
According to this handy chart, based on data provided by the good people of ProPublica.org, the flawed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) legislation is now opposed by over one hundred members of Congress.
A Few Minutes with Dustforce [Video]
If you haven’t read Peter’s review of Dustforce then you can find that here, but if you want a quick look at how the game plays, watch this ‘A few minutes with’ video Peter has put together for you.
Vessel coming to Steam in March
Indie developers Strange Loop Games will be bringing their fluid-physics based puzzle-platformer, Vessel, to Steam on 1 March.
World of Warplanes introduces the Germans [Video]
Dressing as a Nazi isn’t just for Tory politicians and members of the Royal Family; thanks to wargaming.net (makers of World of Tanks), you’ll soon be able to take to the skies as a Luftwaffe pilot in the forthcoming World of Warplanes.
Coming up in Star Wars The Old Republic [Video]
A new video from Bioware highlights some of the upmicng features for SWTOR now that the v1.1 patch is done and dusted.
Syndicate’s Co-op on show in video and screens [Video]
We have a few new screens and a new video for the ‘reimagined’ version of Syndicate from EA (developed by Starbreeze), and these little beauties show the game’s co-op action.
Kingdoms of Amalur Art Design Dev Diary [Video]
The latets developer video from the Kingdoms of Amalur development team takes a look at the art style and design.
AION F2P closed beta starts next week
Next week the free to play version of AION will go into closed beta testing and gamers can now download the F2P client in advance.
Getting down and dirty with Dustforce [Review]
I’m always impressed when a game is able to make me care about something I’d previous found quite mundane and functional.
Resident Evil 6 confirmed by Capcom
As expected after all the hints, Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 6 is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
Ironward demonstrates The Red Solstice [Video]
Ironward is a small team of Croatian developers, currently seeking a publisher for their isometric, squad-based shooter The Red Solstice.
EA Shares fall due to SWTOR concerns
EA shares have taken a fall of 3% after analyst Brean Murray Carret & Co cut his price on EA stock from to $22 from $28.
Skyrim Creation Kit ‘nearly ready’
If you’ve been waiting to hear news about the Skyrim Creation Kit and Steam Workshop, Bethesda has a few words of comfort for you.
Ghost Recon: Online – Dev Diary #02 [Video]
What kind of things would a ghost want to upgrade? His chains, perhaps, for more rattling and spookiness.
Paradox digs out A Game of Dwarves
Here’s one for those of you who’ve always been intrigued by the freedom of Dwarf Fortress, but put off by the ascii horror of its visual style.
Diablo 3 major changes revealed
As promised Blizzard’s Jay Wilson has released his game system update for Diablo 3 and there are some pretty major changes that may surprise many of you.
RIFT nets TRION $100 million in 2011
TRION has secured a further $85 million in a round of strategic growth equity financing to drive the developer forward.
Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition trailer [Video]
A trailer has been released by Bethesda for the Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition.
Dungeons and Dragons Online expands this summer
The first expansion pack for the free to play Dungeons and Dragons Online from Turbine has been announced as Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark and will be released this summer.
Massive Allods Online Game of Gods update announced
The F2P MMO Allods Online will be recieving a massive content update in February called the Game of Gods.
Claim your SWTOR Founders title
EA and Bioware are inviting SWTOR players to claim their Founders title which is obviously aimed at Beta testers that may not have committed to purchasing the game or players that may be thinking of cancelling accounts after the first month.
Irrational Games announces ‘1999 Mode’ for BioShock Infinite
Irrational Games has revealed the ‘1999 Mode’ for BioShock Infinite, which by the sounds of it will make the game harder, just like the good old days.
Mass Effect 3 gets some (demo) PC specs
Hot on the heels of the news that BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 demo will be arriving for all you lovebirds on Valentine’s Day (that’s 14 February for the romantically-challenged), are a set of recommended and minimum PC specs for that very same demo.
Co-sponsors of SOPA and PIPA bills withdraw support
As several major internet sites “go dark” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), congressional co-sponsors of those two bills have been withdrawing their support.
Diablo 3 game system update due tomorrow
For the past few weeks we have been waiting patiently for some sort of update from Blizzard regarding the game systems.
Ten Things Thief 4 Must Include
Last year, Eidos Montreal performed something close to a miracle by resurrecting Deus Ex in a way that wasn’t a complete embarrassment for all concerned.
GTA V expected by March 2013, needs to give COD some ‘breathing room’
Waiting for games is not easy, waiting for a new Grand Theft Auto is particularly difficult.
Mass Effect 3 Demo on 14 February – Kinect support included
EA and Bioware will be releasing the Mass Effect 3 demo on 14 of February, the Xbox version of which will come with Kinect support.