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Archive for 23 February 2012


Diablo 3 release date coming in the near future

Blizzard’s Jay Wilson posted a note to the Diablo 3 community this evening giving a status update on the game’s progress, and according to Jay, we will be hearing about a release date in the “near future”. 
Blizzard has been holding off finalising a release date while some of the fundamental game systems such as the skill rune system were being ironed out, but it sounds like the game is now in the final stages.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Shootmania Storm [Preview] – Destruction through creation

If Shootmania Storm is anything, it’s a wonderful attempt at compounding two elements – retro first-person shooter with modern, user-friendly creation tools.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Lumines: Electronic Symphony [Review] – Block-rocking beats

Like WipEout, I suppose a new Lumines at Vita’s launch was inevitable.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Arma 3 to receive ‘Community Alpha’

Arma 3 developers Bohemia Interactive have announced that a ‘Community Alpha’ version of the game will be open to players who want to sample (and provide feedback on) the title in its early stages.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Brain Candy’s Fray available to pre-order

Fray is clearly drawing a fair bit of inspiration from the classic X-Com (or UFO: Enemy Unknown), as well as the more recent Frozen Synapse.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

New PC Max Payne shots show incredible detail

Rockstar has sent over the first shots from the PC version of Max Payne 3 f which show some fantastic detail on the characters.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Aion F2P gets EU launch date

The European launch date for the new free to play version of Aion is now set to arrive next week on the 28 February with the German, French and English versions switching over at the same time. 
The new game client is already available for download in advance through www.aionfreetoplay.com.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Sniper Elite V2 Kill Cam #1 [Video]

In the latest Sniper Elite V2 video, head-shot sniping skills are on show in this first Kill Cam video.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

GAME plans to close 10% of stores

High-street videogame retailer, GAME, will be closing 60 of its stores by Christmas 2013.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard’s next game will be free-to-play

As per a report in Develop, Blizzard will take the free-to-play approach to an “as yet unnannounced” game.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Eligium open Beta underway

Frogster’s MMO Eligium has gone into open beta testing today. 
Over the next five weeks Frogster will also be running a contest where a huge Eligium banner  (100×250 cm) is up for grabs, as well as in-game items.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

First details arrive for Amnesia : A Machine for Pigs

To me, a machine plus a pig equals sausages. To other people out there, machines for pigs equals horror.

By John Robertson | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Six years later and Company of Heroes is coming to Mac

Originally released in 2006 on PC, World War II RTS Company of Heroes will finally be making its way to Mac in the form of Company of Heroes: Campaign Edition.

By Paul Younger | 23 Feb 2012 | Comments Off