Archive for February 2012
BioWare’s lead writer retires
Drew Karpyshyn, lead writer at BioWare, has retired from the games industry.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss [Review] – Silver screen to small screen
Nathan Drake’s outings on PlayStation 3 (particularly the most recent two) are spectacular, action-epics built on the solid foundations of engaging scripts, peerless directing and near-perfect pacing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Civilization V expansion coming late spring
Firaxis are currently hard at work on the ‘Gods & Kings’ expansion for Civilization V, 2K Games has announced.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Assassin’s Creed 3 coming 30 October
Ubisoft certainly aren’t hanging around when it comes to releasing Assassin’s Creed titles.
Dear Esther recoups costs in six hours
Digital distribution has done Dear Esther no harm at all, as the developers reveal that the title made its entire development cost back within around five and a half hours of going on sale.
NCSoft teases Guild Wars 2 console version
During the NCSoft financial call earlier today, NCSoft revealed that a console version of Guild Wars 2 will be developed.
Quantum Conundrum shows its fluffy side
Airtight Games has shared a few more images from the forthcoming Quantum Conundrum, a first-person puzzler from the brain of Kim Swift (one of the people behind the original Portal).
Shootmania Storm is brewing at Nadeo
Nadeo and Ubisoft have officially unveiled the second entry in the ‘Maniaplanet’ model of games, which began with Trackmania and Trackmania 2 Canyon.
Far Cry 3 dated, new trailer [Video]
Originally planned for release tomorrow, UbiSoft has decided that the latest Far Cry 3 trailer should be released a day early, watch it below.
Bison and Kazuya in Street Fighter x Tekken, PC version dated
Street Fighter x Tekken has had another six characters confirmed.
From the Street Fighter camp, the campest end boss in purple M.
Arc System Works [Interview] – The future of the fighting game
It’s no secret that the fighting game genre has undergone something close to a renaissance in recent years, most people putting that down to the wonderful Street Fighter IV and its appeal to both genre veterans and newcomers alike.
New Resident Evil 6 info: Cast, enemies, setting and controls
Even before the official announcement of Resident Evil 6, rumours have been flying around regarding the game’s plot, locations and which of the series’ illustrious character list will make an appearance.
Mass Effect 3 PC does not include game pad support
Anyone picking up the PC edition of Mass Effect 3 next month will have to play the game on a keyboard and mouse, BioWare confirming that official game pad support will not be included.
Depending on your view of PC input schemes, that may or not may affect you.
A-Train returns as The Train Giant
If, unlike me, you were already aware that the A-Train series was still alive and well, this announcement may not come as much of a shock.
Eden Project DLC now available for Anno 2070
If you’re concerned that your Anno 2070 cities just aren’t green enough, you might want to take a look at some freshly pruned DLC called the ‘Eden Project’.
Embrace Death with Darksiders 2 pre-order incentives
Since pre-order bonuses already make so many people wish for death, THQ has taken the inventive step of making the Darksiders 2 goodies all about the grim reaper.
UbiSoft teases Far Cry 3 [Video]
UbiSoft has released a short teaser trailer for Far Cry 3, not much to go on here but you can expect the full deal on the 16th.