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Archive for February 2012


Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City dated, PC version delayed

Capcom has revealed the release date (release dates as it turns out) for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

By Paul Younger | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Free DLC incoming to Gotham City Impostors

A freebie release of DLC for all versions of Gotham City Impostors has already appeared on Xbox Live and will becoming soon to PC and PlayStation Network.

By John Robertson | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Weekly Recap [ending 26/02/2012]

With the release of the PS Vita, this week was probably the busiest of the year so far.

By Paul Younger | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Tribes Ascend Beta [Video Preview] – We’re spinfusiastic

 Tribes Ascend, the latest in the long-running series of PC shooters, has just entered open beta.

By Paul Younger | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Rayman Origins Vita [Review] – The best is back

It’s a shame when good games don’t sell. Upon Rayman Origins’ release late last year on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, our review described it as “an absolute gem,” “a breath of fresh air” and “a very special package”.  So, pretty good then.

By Paul Younger | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Max Payne 3 Mini-30 Rifle profiled [Video]

Rockstar kick off a new series for Max Payne 3 which profiles the various weapons at your disposal in the upcoming sequel and today it’s the Mini-30 rifle which is apparently both lethal and accurate.

By John Robertson | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Win a Path of Exile closed Beta key

Welcome RPG gamers, this is your opportunity to get your hands on a closed beta key for Grinding Gear Games’ upcoming action RPG Path of Exile.

By Paul Younger | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Dating site for gamers opens, but it’s all a scam

In you live in the UK, lack a significant other and enjoy a little videogame action then webiste ‘Date a Gamer’ might be for you.

By John Robertson | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Metal Gear Solid coming back to the PC

It looks like a certain Mr. Solid Snake is coming back to the world keyboards, Windows and variable graphic settings. 
Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami are looking for “Project engineers for the latest Metal Gear Solid targeted for high-end consoles and PC.” The likelihood is that the advert is in regards to whatever the next ‘real’ Metal Gear Solid game is – i.e.

By John Robertson | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Syndicate on PC taunts pirates

Starbreeze has included a .nfo file in the PC edition of Syndicate.

By Paul Younger | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

EverQuest free-to-play ‘launch’ coming this March

Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that MMO EverQuest will go free-to-play on 15 March.

By John Robertson | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Believe in Ghosts [Video]

The super-enthusiastic ‘Mac’ introduces the us to the wonders of Ghost technology and augmented reality in the this new trailer for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. 
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By John Robertson | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare [Review] – Waking up, again

I can only imagine the design meeting went something like this:
“So, Alan Wake was Twin Peaks as written by Stephen King in the form of a spooky third-person horror shooter, but we need something new for the Xbox LIVE Arcade spinoff.

By Paul Younger | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Beta gameplay – The Black Citadel [Video]

Following the recent Guild Wars 2 press Beta test, we are still sifting through our videos and this evening we carry on our personal story and enter the Black Citadel with our Charr Elementalist.

By John Robertson | 24 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

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

Mass Effect 3’s ‘From Ashes’ DLC confirmed

BioWare has confirmed rumours about first-day DLC for Mass Effect 3, stating that the so-called “From Ashes” pack will be available upon release for all platforms.

By John Robertson | 22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Frictional reveals Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

You may recall that Frictional was teasing its next ultra-spooky PC title earlier in the month, but now that project has a (suitably disturbing) name: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.

By John Robertson | 22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2 due in September

Gearbox has announced that Borderlands 2 will be released on 18 September in the US and 21 September internationally, accompanying this news with a fresh trailer.

By John Robertson | 22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off