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Archive for 30 March 2012


Original Prince of Persia source code to be released

Create of the original 1989 Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, is working on transfering the source from the Apple II format to a format more palpable with modern equipment. 
Mechner’s is to distribute the code among interested programmers:
“So, for all fifteen of you 6502 assembly-language coders out there who might care… including the hardy soul who ported POP to the Commodore 64 from an Apple II memory dump… I will now begin working with a digital-archeology-minded friend to attempt to figure out how to transfer 3.5″ Apple ProDOS disks onto a MacBook Air and into some kind of 21st-century-readable format,” Mechner said.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Sniper Elite V2 demo coming April

A demo for stealth-shooter Sniper Elite V2 is due this April on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC ahead of the game’s full release in May.

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Construct-a-king in new Crusader Kings II DLC

A new piece of Crusader Kings II DLC is on the way which will let you build a ruler from scratch, rather than having to make do with one of the hundreds of half-witted playable nobles based on real life characters.

By John Robertson | 30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Obsidian may join Wasteland 2 kickstarter project

Brian Fargo’s (Wasteland, Baldur’s Gate, Fallout) kickstarter project, formed to get Wasteland 2 off the ground, has been one of the success stories of the medium.

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World of Warplanes adding the Dragons?

You can guess what time of year it is and Wargaming.net are wanting a slice of the April 1 action with their announcement of the Dragon race in World of Warplanes.

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World of Tanks v7.2 released

Wargaming.net has now released the v7.2 update for their MMO tank battle title and this update brings spanking new tanks in the form of U.S tank destroyers and tank turrets. 
There are also now 22 crew skills and perks and newcomers have a turotial to ease them into the game for the first time.

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Sniper Elite V2 [Preview] – Stealth-sniping with balls

The Sniper Elite V2 hands-on press event was a bizarre concoction of mystery, trepidation and unyielding masculinity.

By John Robertson | 30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Tesco calling itself ‘the home of gaming’ following GAME woes

UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched a new print advertising campaign in which it refers to itself as “the home of gaming”.

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Consoles cannot deal with Total War, next-gen versions possible

Current generation consoles do not have enough memory, “by a large factor”, to be able to run the Total War games, Mike Simpson of The Creative Assembly has said.

By John Robertson | 30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

GAME & GameStation websites back online

GAME and GameStation’s websites are back online following being taken down on Monday when their parent company, GAME Group, went into administration.

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Rayman Origins out now on PC

The beautiful, whimsical, wonderous platformer that is Rayman Origins is now available on PC in the UK.

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Assassin’s Creed 3 on course to be Ubi’s most pre-ordered game ever

Assassin’s Creed 3 is on course to become Ubisoft’s most pre-order title ever, the publisher has announced.

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Sega to restructure games business, jobs will be lost

Sega Sammy expects its overall profit for the fiscal year ending 31 March to be half of what it originally forecast.

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Fourth TERA beta weekend starts today

It’s time for the fourth TERA beta weekend in Europe which ushers in a new content for Beta testers.

By John Robertson | 30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

MLB 12 The Show [Review]

Spring training is coming to a close, which means it’s time to prepare for the start of the official MLB season.  Or another year of saying “There’s always next year” for us Cubs fans.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off