Archive for February 2012
EverQuest free-to-play ‘launch’ coming this March
Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that MMO EverQuest will go free-to-play on 15 March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lumines: Electronic Symphony [Review] – Block-rocking beats
Like WipEout, I suppose a new Lumines at Vita’s launch was inevitable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GAME plans to close 10% of stores
High-street videogame retailer, GAME, will be closing 60 of its stores by Christmas 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.