Archive for April 2012


Dead State readies Kickstarter campaign

Dead State is a game about zombies. Oh, blimey, I sense your interest fading.

By John Robertson | 18 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

The Train Giant / A-Train 9 [Review] – Derailed

The Train Giant (otherwise known as A-Train 9) is … wait a second, A-Train NINE?

By Peter Parrish | 18 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders 2 delayed until August

In a statement on the Darksiders 2 site, THQ and Vigil have decided to push the game back to allow for more development time.

By John Robertson | 18 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World social network promotion launches

Funcom are the latest developer to embrace social networking by launching their Secret War promotion for their upcoming MMO The Secret World.

By Paul Younger | 18 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 accidentally goes open beta

Since the early hours of this morning, Diablo 3 fans have had the opportunity to take part in the Diablo 3 Beta without having access to the Beta.

By John Robertson | 18 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2 [Interview] – The making of a role-playing shooter

A lot is expected of Borderlands 2, and that’s something developers Gearbox are intimately aware.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

PC Dark Souls will be ‘a straight port’

Mixed news about the forthcoming Dark Souls port to PC. The much-loathed inclusion of Games For Windows Live is, according to a Namco Bandai spokesperson, “still to be decided”, so there may still be some hope in that area.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Scary monsters in new DDO Menace of the Underdark shots

Due out on the 25 June, the Menace of the Underdark is the first expansion for the long-running free to play Dungeons and Dragons Online.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Starlight Inception secures World of Warcraft composer

Starlight Inception, the kickstarter project which aims to develop a Wing Commander/TIE Fighter style space combat title, has secured a collaboration with composer David Arkenstone.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Mercenary Ops is a PC-exclusive

Beyond the screenshots and video you’ll find in this news piece, I don’t know a great deal about Mercenary Ops.

By John Robertson | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

World of Warplanes dev diary #1 [Video]

Wargaming are back with more on their up coming MMO action flight title World of Warplanes. In this first developer video diary, the team go over the basics on what to expect when it launches. 

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Dishonored urges revenge in debut trailer [Video]

I’ve got a feeling that Dishonored may just tap quite neatly into the current sense of (at best) antipathy towards the upper classes.

By John Robertson | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 Beta test ending soon

After months of testing, Blizzard are all set to close off the Diablo 3 Beta test.

By John Robertson | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

World of Warcraft update lets you reports cheats/bugs in-game

World of Warcraft patch 4.3.4 will alter the way the interact with the Customer Support elements, letting you report players and bugs through the game client.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Wasteland 2’s Kickstarter raises over $3 million

inXile is the latest major developer to find great success in securing funding for an upcoming project through Kickstarter. 
The developer has managed to raise over $3 million to build Wasteland 2.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic [Interview] – How to balance & test an…

Star Wars: The Old Republic has been out long enough for most of us to form an impression of how well it’s playing, and how well it’s evolving.

By Paul Younger | 17 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Grim Dawn Kickstarter this week

After Crate Entertainment announced a few weeks ago they would be launching a Kickstarter project for their tasty looking action RPG Grim Dawn, they are just about ready to get the project page live.

By John Robertson | 16 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

EA games back in GAME and GameStation stores

EA games Mass Effect 3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and Fifa Street are now back on sale in GAME and GameStation stores and online. 
Following GAME Group’s financial difficulities earlier in the year, EA games that were planned for a March release didn’t find their way onto store shelves. 
Now that the company is out of administration, things are seemingly on the up.

By John Robertson | 16 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3’s Battlelog now on iOS

An iOS version of Battlelog, the stat-tracking service for Battlefield 3, is now available from Apple’s AppStore.

By John Robertson | 16 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

EA denies rumoured layoffs

A story on Startupgrind claims that sources have informed them that between 500 to 1000 jobs will be axed at EA.

By John Robertson | 16 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

End of Nations Armory gets revamped

TRION hsa foired out a new screenshots of the End of Nations Armory which has been revamped following feedback from Alpha testers of the MMO RTS. 
The Armory is where players get themselves ready for battle before joining a game, it’s here where companies are put set up, skins changed and unity modified.

By John Robertson | 16 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Crysis 3 Coming in 2013

EA and Crytek are set to bring the third game in the Crysis series to gamers some time in 2013 it has been confirmed today.

By John Robertson | 16 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Naval War: Arctic Circle [Review] – A buoyant experience

Being handed a Paradox-published game to review is a bit like being handed one of those plastic containers from inside a Kinder Surprise egg.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Valve’s Abrash investigates wearable computing

There’s been a lot of discussion this week about Valve’s recent job posting for hardware engineeers but we are none the wiser as to what they are up to.

By Paul Younger | 14 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

BioWare: SWTOR had the most stable and successful launch in major…

Given their scale, structural requirements and complex player-to-player integration, MMOs are not the easiest games to design, build and launch.

By John Robertson | 14 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Plays: The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings Extended Edition

Tim takes to the arena to fight off men, monsters, and his own exhaustion in this narrated video of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition on Xbox 360.

By Paul Younger | 13 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Job posting points to Valve hardware dabbling

Valve may have denied the Steam console rumours from last month, but there’s clearly some sort of hardware development going on at the studio.

By John Robertson | 13 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Black metal meets white ice in Naval War: Arctic Circle [Video]

The latest developer diary to emerge about Naval War: Arctic Circle sees Turbo Tape Games talking about the sound and visuals of their watery strategy title.

By John Robertson | 13 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Activision Blizzard being sued over online patent infringement

Worlds Inc. are suing Activision Blizzard over supposed patent infringements. “Fair compensation” is being claimed over the means of online player-to-player interaction in games such as World of Warcraft and Call of Duty.

By John Robertson | 13 Apr 2012 | Comments Off

Dungoen Lords being re-mastered by D. W. Bradley

Dungeon Lords was originally released back in 2008 and today Nordic Games announced that D.

By John Robertson | 13 Apr 2012 | Comments Off