Archive for 2 February 2012
What is Smash ‘n’ Survive? [Interview]
India is not yet known for being a fertile breeding ground for new game development.
World of Tanks update 7.2 due in March
If you’re waiting around for a fresh update to Wargaming.net’s tankfest MMO World of Tanks, you’ll need to hang on for just under a couple of months.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s gameplay debut [Video]
Ubisoft has released the first gameplay trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (well, sort of, some gameplay footage was released from E3 too).
Game of Thrones introduces House Sarwyck [Video]
Intrigue is afoot in Riverspring, as the former head of House Sarwyck lies dead and his realm is unravelling before the corpse has even cooled.
Shank 2 visits the docks [Video]
EA will be releasing Shank 2 on 7 February, through Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC digital distribution channels.
Ubisoft ‘server transition’ will take games offline
Ubisoft has announced that a handful of PC and Mac titles will be unplayable while it ‘transitions’ (that’s a fancy corporate term for ‘moves’) them to a new server.
PC Alan Wake will cost $30 USD, due 16 Feb
Remedy has set a date of 16 February for the release of the PC version of Alan Wake, and confirmed that (in the US at least) the game will cost $30 USD.
BioWare claim that ALL plots and characters arcs are resolved in Mass…
Mass Effect 3 producer, Mike Gamble, has claimed that the finale in the trilogy will “resolve” all of the narrative elements that lead into the game.
TERA beta dates confirmed, pre-order bonus details
The dainty-looking Korean MMO TERA will be in open beta from 19 April.
New Mass Effect 3 screens are all guns, girls and gas
A fresh batch of Mass Effect 3 screens have hit the internet super-highway.
Red Dead Redemption done Minecraft Style
Red Dead Redemption is good. Minecraft is good. The combination of the two, through some very questionable logic, is probably going to be good.
Remedy joins EA’s Origin, total partners now 21
Remedy Games, creator of Alan Wake, has signed up to EA’s digital distribution service Origin.
Alongside Remedy, today’s announcement includes the news that Iceberg Interactive, Focus Home Interactive, Macro Games, Strategy First, Legendo Entertainment and Selectsoft have also signed up.
Mass Effect 3 [Preview] – The first 90 minutes
The opening minutes of Mass Effect 3 are big, loud and imposing.
Reckoning dev: ‘Rampant’ piracy makes big budget PC exclusives unlikely
PC game piracy is hardly a new issue, but it is one that continues to illicit strong words and stances from developers, publishers and players.
It was only earlier this month that download site TorrentFreak released information about the games that had been illegally downloaded most frequently in 2011.
BioWare: Co-op in RPGs will not become more common in the future
In case you missed it, Mass Effect 3 comes packed with a multiplayer co-op component (read about it first-hand here) that is at once seperate from, but linked to, the game’s single player campaign.
Crytek cloud gaming service enters closed beta
Crysis developer Crytek has begun a closed beta of GFACE, a cloud gaming system that plans to allow users to play “console quality” games through a web browser.
Fifa 12’s Ultimate Team has as many players as SWTOR
Sales numbers for the wonderful Fifa 12 have gone past the 10 million mark, EA has announced.
EA concerned over the state of GAME
In a financial earnings call last night, Electronic Arts raised concerns as to the stability of “a major European retail partner”.
Major layoffs at THQ, President takes pay cut
Chaotic times at THQ, as the company confirms major job losses in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).