Archive for April 2012


Google applies the Zerg Rush

If you pop over to Google today and just happen to do a search for “Zerg Rush” you’re going to be in for some fun.

By John Robertson | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Crysis 3 [Preview] – The story of a jungle hunter

For many, Crysis is all about the nano-suit. The game’s signature gadget, and the key to the bulk of its many gameplay ideas and innovations, is as much of a character in its own right as any of the cast, weapons or locations.

By John Robertson | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

More of Reto-Moto’s Heroes & Generals MMOFPS on show [Video]

The upcoming WWII MMOFPS Heroes & Generals from developer Reto-Moto looks to be coming along nicely and today we have a new developer video which shows the latest build of the game prior to the game going into a Beta test phase.

By John Robertson | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

TimeSplitters 4 is not in development, says Crytek UK

Following reports earlier this week that TimeSplitters 4 had been seen running, Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) has responded by saying that the game is not in development.

By Paul Younger | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

TERA head start begins

EU MMORPG gamers can get a head start in TERA from today as Frogster are allowing players to take their characters up to level 38 before the full launch.

By Paul Younger | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

A Valley Without Wind [Review] – It doesn’t blow

The other day I was watching a TED Talk by a designer who was stressing just how quickly people will make a judgement about an item or object based on how it looks.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

EA faces possible takeover bid

Nexon, the Japan-based company (of Korean origin) behind the hugely successful free-to-play titles MapleStory and Dragon Nest, has reportedly contacted Electronic Arts over the possibility of making an offer for the publisher.

By John Robertson | 27 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Get on the Neverwinter Beta with Torchlight 2

With pre-orders now open for Runic Games’ ARPG Torchlight 2, Perfect World are encouraging you to pre-order the game with an incentive, not that you really need one because it looks cracking.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Discover Max Payne’s favourite gun [Video]

This quickie Max Payne 3 video from Rockstar promises to divulge our hero’s favourite gun.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Create Portal 2 levels on your PC in May

Valve has announced a release date for the free Portal 2 expansion it’s dubbing the “Perpetual Testing Initiative”; which allows players to make their own puzzles.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Cryptic database hacked back in December 2010

Here’s some rather unfortunate news from Cryptic Studios, developers of Star Trek Online, Champions Online and City of Heroes.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Donya Fortress gameplay [Video]

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, which will be released in June, is the first of three new Battlefield 3 DLC packs, and today EA and DICE are showcasing the Donya Fortress map.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

War of the Immortals: Lost Omen expansion announced

Perfect World’s online action RPG War of the Immortals will be getting its first expansion called Lost Omen next month.

By Paul Younger | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Closed Beta begins for MMO Grimlands

Gamigo and developer Drago Entertainament have today launched the Beta testing for their post-apocalyptic MMORPG Grimlands.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage available for pre-order

Gamepires has announced they are now taking pre-orders for their fast-paced PC combat racer Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage from today.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Shinji Mikami’s Zwei officially announced

Bethesda and Tango Gameworks have now officically announced Zwei, a new survival horror from Shinji Mikami, the man behind Resident Evil and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

By Paul Younger | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Submarine strategy returns in Silent Hunter Online

The Silent Hunter submarine sim series continues at UbiSoft with the announcement of Silent Hunter Online, a the browser based take on the popular series.

By Paul Younger | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

SWTOR launches in 38 countries in Europe and Middle East

BioWare has confirmed the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic throughout 38 more countries in Europe and the Middle East. 
The likes of Afghanistan, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Croatia and Iceland can now all get in on the Jedi/Sith action.

By Paul Younger | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off