Archive for March 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anno 2070′s second DLC pack out now
Ubisoft has released the second downloadable content pack for Anno 2070.
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.
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.