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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.

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

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.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Dishonored [Preview] – Revenge solves everything

“Revenge solves everything.”
That’s the entirely plausible assertion appended to Dishonored’s debut trailer.

By John Robertson | 26 Apr 2012 | 7

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.

By John Robertson | 25 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 25 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 25 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Quake 4 360/PC re-release detailed

Quake 4 will be released on Friday, 22 June in the UK.

By Paul Younger | 25 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 25 Apr 2012 | 282

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.

By Paul Younger | 24 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 24 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 24 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 24 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 24 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 24 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Apr 2012 | Comments Off