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Archive for 16 February 2012


I Am Alive [Preview] – Survival in a monochromatic world

Sometimes, long development times signify a developer (and sometimes publisher) with an eye on creating the very best game possible.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Syndicate eyes the future with launch trailer

EA is so keen to have the Syndicate launch underway, that they’re releasing corresponding trailers early in an attempt to hurry the clock along.

By Paul Younger | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Max Payne 3 trailer, from New York to Brazil

Rockstar has today released a new trailer for the upcoming Max Payne 3, focusing on the backstory to the events that lead our hero from New York to Brazil.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

New Far Cry 3 screenshots, explosion heavy

Ubisoft has released a batch of 10 new screenshots for Far Cry 3, each with a focus on explosions, guns, knives and guys in lab coats.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

DOTA 2 will include LAN and mod support

As you’ve probably gathered from the clear and concise heading to this post, DOTA 2 will come with mod and LAN support.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Civilization V expansion coming late spring

Firaxis are currently hard at work on the ‘Gods & Kings’ expansion for Civilization V, 2K Games has announced.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

2012 BAFTA Videogame nominations

The shortlist for the 2012 BAFTA Video Games Awards has been made public, with L.A.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | 2

Double Fine Adventure now at $1.8 million, will be DRM-free

In case you haven’t heard, the Tim Schafer led Double Fine Studios is building an old school point and click adventure.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Reckoning has ambitions of becoming the next Star Wars [Video]

Curt Schilling, head of 38 Studios, has spoken of him and his team’s desire that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning grows to become the “next Star Wars or Middle Earth.”
That’s rather lofty ambitions for a new IP, but the game received a 9/10 from us which is always a good sign.

By Paul Younger | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

A new Sim City? Yes, please.

This has gotten me a little excited. 
Electronic Arts has said that a major announcement will be coming from developer Maxis (Sim City, The Sims, Spore) next month during the Game Developers Conference. 
At 2am 6 March GMT EA will broadcast a livestream online, during which Maxis will make their announcement. 
The promotional blurb for the event reads “How can we change the world together?

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

WipEout 2048 [Review] – Palm racing

The PS Vita has got all sorts of fancy gizmos; a touch screen, a rear touch pad, gyroscopic tilt controls and dual-analogue sticks to name a few.

By Paul Younger | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off