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Archive for March 2012


The list of still open GAME and Gamestation shops

With buyers circling like sharks now GAME has gone into administration, there is some hope on the horizon.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Triple dose of Risen 2:Dark Waters gameplay [Video]

This afternoon we three new video featuring gameplay from the upcoming RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters which is due for release on 27 April for the PC through Steam.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Sniper Elite 2 dev explains why 3rd-person is superior to 1st-person

Our hands-on impressions of Sniper Elite V2 – the sniper sequel in which you can kill Hitler and blast someone’s balls from their crotch – are coming later this week, but in the meantime we thought we’d share some perspectives on stealth-based design from the game’s developer, Rebellion.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Max Payne 3 Multiplayer [Preview] – Tales told in Bullet Time

The biggest question with Max Payne 3′s multiplayer, is how are Rockstar going to make the series’ trademark Bullet Time, slow-mo mechanic work in an environment populated by real players?

By John Robertson | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Yoshinori Ono out of hospital, taking a break from Street Fighter

Last week we reported that long-time Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono had been admitted to hospital following “deteriorated” health.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Ghost Recon Online Assault Class spotlight [Video]

The Assualt class is on display in this new Ghost Recon: Online trailer.

By John Robertson | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

GAME’s administration could end tomorrow

Reports today suggest that UK videogame retailer GAME could find themselves out of administration as early as tomorrow. 
OpCapita, parent company of Comet, has made a bid for the company’s remaining 333 stores.

By John Robertson | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

UEFA Euro 2012 will be Fifa 12 DLC, no standalone release

It’s about time something like this has happened…
EA has announced that the UEFA Euro 2012 game will not be a standalone release, instead it will be launched as DLC for Fifa 12.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

The Wildstar Northern Wilds minibosses on show

The Carbine Studios team are back with another Wildstar update and today they show off some of the minibosses from the Northern Wilds zone of their MMORPG.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Naval War: Arctic Circle [Preview] – Radar love

Naval War: Arctic Circle (NW:AC) is reminiscent of the old childhood concept of standing with your eyes closed and saying “If I can’t see you, you can’t see me.” In this near-future oceanic strategy title, the most fundamental tactical decisions are based on whether to actively search for the enemy (and, in the process, perhaps reveal yourself) or to simply stay quiet with your metaphorical eyes closed.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Elite-inspired space trading sim is Notch’s next game

Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s next game will be a “sandbox space trading sim” in the Elite (1984) mould. 
However, Notch has teased that, unlike Elite, players will be able to explore various interior areas of their trading ship. 
“I want the space game that’s more like Firefly,” said Notch.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #75

Is Guild Wars 2 the second coming of MMO christ? That’s a question which won’t be answered by the IncGamers Podcast this week, but the weekend beta is discussed in full by the team.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | 1

See how bullet-time works in Max Payne 3 multiplayer [Video]

How will bullet-time work in Max Payne 3′s multiplayer? That’s one of the biggest questions we’ve been seeking an answer to since the game was first announced.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Age of Empires Online now on Steam

Microsoft’s free-to-play Age of Empires Online is now on Steam. 
While the base game is free, there are no less than 11 add-on packs each costing £3.25 each.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

You ‘need’ a controller to play Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC, says creative…

Assassin’s Creed 3′s creative director, Alex Hutchinson, has said that all PC players looking to play the game should have a controller.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Ridge Racer Unbounded [Review] – Reinventing the wheel

What you can say about Ridge Racer Unbounded, with equal amounts of conviction and fear, is that it’s the most drastic change the storied franchise has seen since it was introduced way back in 1993.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 community article blow-out

As you know, we have been adding Guild Wars 2 articles to the site after Peter’s play time at the weekend, but there’s a lot more to read.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

SimCity: Origin required to play, but not to buy

EA has confirmed that SimCity will be available to purchase outside of the publisher’s Origin digital platform.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Kojima is terrible at making games, says… a nobody

Tyrone Rodriguez is apparently a man looking for some more publicity and, having formerly worked at IGN, he knows how to get it… hence the following story.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Dyack: Second-hand games are a threat to the industry

Dennis Dyack, the often outspoken boss of Silicon Knights (Too Human, 2008), has spoken out against the strength of the second-hand games market.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield PC patch launches tomorrow

The next patch for the PC version of Battlefield 3 will launch tomorrow, DICE has confirmed via community manager Daniel Matros.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Shoot Many Robots PC dated, includes Steam items

Shoot Many Robots, a game in which you shoot many robots, will be released on PC on 6 April, Ubisoft has announced.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Obsidian working on Kickstarter project?

Obsidian Entertainment, the studio behind the likes of Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol and THQ’s upcoming South Park RPG is working on a project which it plans to found through Kickstarter.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 pre-order partners revealed

The 10 April is the big day for Guild Wars 2 fans, it’s when pre-orders will start being taken for the the highly anticpated MMO.

By John Robertson | 28 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Aussie-rules change: R18+ rating introduced

The Australian capital of Canberra will trial run an R18+ rating for games beginning this week, with a country-wide introduction planned for 2013.

By John Robertson | 27 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Capcom opening a bricks-and-mortar retail store

Capcom is to open an official retail store next week which will sell all kinds of branded goods, from games to t-shirts to limited edition items currently only available through its online store.

By John Robertson | 27 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

The mystical DDO expansion Eveningstar cavern revealed

New screenshots just in today for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Online expansion Menace of the Underdark. 
These new screens show the mystical forest cavern which can be found beneath the new Eveningstar region of the game.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Anno 2070′s second DLC pack out now

Ubisoft has released the second downloadable content pack for Anno 2070.

By John Robertson | 27 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

The New GoG.com launches

After a few days of teasing, the new gog.com site is now up and running with a shiny new look. 
The team has come up with a modern fresher look but it’s not just about looks.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

Raising the dead in Bioshock Infinite Heavy Hitters #4 [Video]

In the final Bioshock Infinite Heavy Hiitters video series, the development team discuss the Siren, a ghostly figure that can bring back the dead with her voice.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2012 | Comments Off

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