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.

By John Robertson | 21 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 20 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition trailer [Video]

A trailer has been released by Bethesda for the Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 19 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 18 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 18 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 18 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 18 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 18 Jan 2012 | Comments Off