Archive for April 2012
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.
Closed Beta begins for MMO Grimlands
Gamigo and developer Drago Entertainament have today launched the Beta testing for their post-apocalyptic MMORPG Grimlands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dead Space 3 and Army of Two 3 listed in developer CV
The CV of game designer Jeremie Benhamou of Visceral Games lists work on Dead Space 3 and Army of Two 3, two games that have yet to be announced by publisher EA.
HMV to host official UK launch of Diablo III
HMV’s London Oxford Street store will host the UK’s Diablo III launch event, Blizzard has confirmed.
Torchlight 2 available to pre-order now, pricing revealed
Torchlight 2 will set you back £14.99 / €18.99 / $19.99, pre-orders for the dungeon crawler have been opened on Steam and on publisher Perfect World Entertainment’s website.
Stalker 2 cancelled, GSC closes down
GSC Game World, the team responsible for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise, has confirmed its own closure.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter [Preview] – An old dog with new tricks?
The space that Medal of Honor exists within is one that also houses two of modern gaming’s biggest franchises – Call of Duty and Battlefield.
TimeSplitters 4 has been seen running – Rumour
“Trusted sources” claim to have seen TimeSplitters 4 running, according to the latest issue of the UK’s OXM magazine.
TimeSplitters 4 has been rumoured for some time, but has not been officially announced.
Meet End of Nations’ Liberation Front [Video]
A new trailer for Petroglyph and TRION’s MMO RTS End of Nations has dropped in today and this cvideo shows off the units of the Liberation Front.
Quake 4 360/PC re-release detailed
Quake 4 will be released on Friday, 22 June in the UK.
Trials Evolution [Review] – The best XBLA has to offer
Trials Evolution, like Trials HD, is the ultimate proof that great games come from great gameplay.
Prepare for Alan Wake’s PC Nightmare
Thanks to some utterly grotesque delving around inside the squishy guts of Steam, it’s been discovered that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is more than likely coming to the PC.
QuakeCon 2012 pre-registration opens tomorrow
QuakeCon pre-registratin will open tomorrow (25 April) at 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST , and although Quakcon is free to attend, there are premium packages available with all kinds of QuakeCon swag up for grabs.
Runes of Magic browser version available now
Today Frogster released the browser version of their MMO Runes of Magic which utilises Kalydo technology by Dutch developer Eximion.
Fifa 12: UEFA Euro 2012 [Review]
Tournament tie-in games were annoying little bastards. Served up at full price, Fifa’s World Cup and European Cup games have generally been lacking, both in terms of content and worthwhile gameplay additions.
PES 2013 returns to roots
Konami will be releasing PES 2013 later this year and according to information sent over today, the series will be “returning to its roots”. Every year there’s a batttle bewteen EA and Konami and the PES series has not managed to topple the mighty FIFA as yet.
Crysis 3 gameplay trailer [Video]
Following the announcement of Crysis 3 and teaser info from last week, EA has fired out the first gameplay trailer from Crytek for the shooter sequel.
A Valley Without Wind breezes out of beta
Arcen Games’ (AI War, Tidalis) latest title, A Valley Without Wind has left beta and should launch today on Steam and through other digital distributors.
What a card: Might & Magic Duel of Champions announced
Ubisoft has announced Might & Magic Duel of Champions, a free-to-play title based around a collectible card game set in the Might & Magic universe.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 reveal date … revealed
A counter has appeared on callofduty.com, promising a ‘World Reveal’ of the next in the Call of Duty series.
Inspect the specs for Max Payne 3’s PC edition
Max Payne 3 will be showing up slightly later than the console versions (29 May in the US and 1 June in Europe), but you can be absolutely sure it’ll give you more anti-aliasing options.
Prepare to dive into Anno 2070’s oceanic add-on
Is life much better down where it’s wetter? Anno 2070 intends to investigate this question in Deep Water, a new add-on for the title due in autumn.
Poach the best talent with Fifa 12’s Expedition Mode [Video]
The stand-alone release of UEFA Euro 2012 DLC for Fifa 12 won’t just bring you the usual assortment of Euro-hopefuls and a replication of the tournament itself.
Batman Arkham City Game of the Year Edition announced [Video]
Warner and Rocksteady have announced the Batman Arkham City Game of the Year Edition which will include new content.
ZX Spectrum turns 30 – Happy memories
It was 30 years ago that Sir Clive Sinclair launched the highly competitively priced ZX Spectrum onto the high street and without it many of us would not be sitting here today.