Archive for 5 April 2012
Shadowrun Returns kickstarter fully funded in 28 hours
People, it seems, love Shadowrun. Within 28 hours of Jordan Weisman (one of the original pen-and-paper Shadowrun creators) putting up a kickstarter project asking for $400,000 USD to make Shadowrun Returns, the money had been secured.
The joy of crossbows in War of the Roses [Video]
Fatshark wants to tell you about crossbows in upcoming multiplayer, melee-action title War of the Roses.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier console beta detailed
Ubisoft has revealed the dates for the Xbox 360 and PS3 closed betas of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (the PC release, of course, is delayed, so may not get a beta).
The Ascended vs. Dragons in new Rift: Infernal Dawn trailer [Video]
Trion Worlds has released a new trailer for the upcoming Infernal Dawn update for MMO Rift.
The trailer looks at the new 20-person raid system and provides a glimpse of the Mount Carcera environment and its “unreal boss encounters.”
Rift’s Infernal Dawn update is due later this month.
GAME Reward card and GameStation elite services reactivated
GAME Reward card and GameStation Elite services are active once again, with Gift Cards to follow this weekend.
Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut adds new ending scenes
BioWare has announced Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, a free download that will add “additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes” to the ending.
Civ V: Gods and Kings expansion coming 22 June
2K Games has confirmed with us that the Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion will be released in the UK on 22 June.
Sniper Elite V2 [Interview] – Testikills, Stealth and Sniper Rifles
Sniper Elite V2 is a tactical shooter. Unlike other tactical shooters, however, this is one in which you must tackle your problems alone.
25 to 30 percent of World of Tanks players buy in-game items, highest…
Wargaming.net founder Victor Kislyi has said that he believes his company’s flagship title, World of Tanks, has the highest percentage of in-game purchases in the free-to-play gaming sector.
Tesco: Current videogame retail model is not working
The head of Tesco’s entertainment division, Rob Salter, has said that the current retail model for videogames is “unsustainable”.
At present, Slater says that the high-cost and low-margin that games offer to retailers means its becoming ever more difficult to dedicated store space to them.
“I think there is little doubt that the current commercial model for games as packaged goods is unsustainable,” said Slater.
Microsoft Flight now on Steam
Microsoft Flight has abandoned its Games for Windows Live exclusivity and is now a available on Steam.
The free-to-play PC game has a number of optional, paid-for, expansion packs.
EA voted worst company in America
EA has been voted the worst company in America by readers of American site The Consumerist.
The final came down to the videogame publisher and Bank of America.