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Archive for 22 May 2012


Go nuts for Squirrel Girl in Marvel Heroes [Video]

Gazillion has released a few more details of its forthcoming free-to-play MMO Marvel Heroes (formerly known as Marvel Universe Online), along with a first trailer which shows a bit of gameplay.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Dirt Showdown [Review] – Spin-off or spin-out?

Considering its Colin McRae Rally origins, the Dirt franchise has come a long way.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

2K Marin’s XCOM delayed to ‘fiscal 2014′

With news-aplenty released today about Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown (the modern take on the classic turn-based strategy and base building original), some may have been wondering what became of the ill-fated FPS ‘remake’ being developed by 2K Marin.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

TV merges with MMO in Defiance [Video]

Trion Worlds and SyFy have released a trailer for Defiance, the co-developed project which aims to run a TV series and MMO side-by-side, with overlapping features and consequences.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

F1 Online [Preview] – Massively multiplayer online racer

Upon loading up F1 Online, the free-to-play browser-based game from many of the same team involved in the console F1 games, I had no real expectations.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes shares its open world [Video]

It’s beginning to look as though Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes may have more in common with Batman: Arkham City than just the moody promo shots.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

World of Warplanes to soar into closed beta

Wargaming.net has announced that World of Warplanes will enter into closed beta from 31 May.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Layoffs at BioWare Austin affect Star Wars: The Old Republic

‘Restructuring'; a word that strikes fear in any employee below a managerial position.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Tower of strength: Babel Rising gets a release date

Ubisoft’s bible-inspired Babel Rising will be released for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on 13 June; followed by a PC version on 27 June.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Heroes & Generals manoeuvres into closed beta

Developer Reto-Moto has announced today that eager recruits can sign up for the Heroes & Generals closed beta and lead their respective countries (as long as those countries are the USA or Germany) to victory.

By Peter Parrish | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Saints Row 3 expansion puts you in control of porn stars, screens…

The latest content pack for Saints Row: The Third, the Penthouse Pack, is available now, featuring real-life porn stars that have appeared in Penthouse publications. 
Nikki Benz, Justine Joli, Ryan Keely and Heather Vandeven, all former Penthouse Pets, can be added to your troop to go gang bang the evil Syndicate.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

New Company of Heroes 2 screenshots show Russia’s power

Some turned their noses up when it was announced that the long-awaited Company of Heroes 2 would see you playing as the Soviet Union and fighting off the German invasion.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier [Review] – Faux-tactical shootings

Genuine stealth-based shooters are becoming an endangered species. Since the explosion in popularity of high-octane, balls-to-the-wall military outings typified by the likes of Modern Warfare and Battlefield 3, the gently-does-it approach has been dying a rapid death.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Relic acting as documentarians for Company of Heroes 2’s eastern front

Company of Heroes 2 is all about authenicity and providing a realistic backdrop for RTS gameplay on the surface.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

XCOM release date confirmed, pre-order bonus detailed

2K Games has confirmed that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be released on 12 October, 2012, in the UK on PS3, 360 and Windows PC. 
“As we reimagine XCOM, one of our goals is to evolve the experience while recognising what made X-COM one of the greatest PC games to date,” said Sarah Anderson, senior vice president of marketing for 2K.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Dirt 4 will aim at ‘hardcore audience’

With the destruction-focused Dirt Showdown on the verge of release, many long-term Dirt fans are worried that the series is abandoning its traditional rally roots.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Sid Meier playable in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

We all know Sid Meier as game designer extraodinaire and founder of both MicroProse and Firaxis. 
Now, thanks to a sneaky reveal that 2K Games were good enough to show us, we will soon know him as videogame character.

By Paul Younger | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard responds to Diablo 3 account hacks

Yesterday we reported that Diablo 3 players have complained that their accounts have been hacked, a problem that carries particular significance thanks to the game’s inclusion of a real money auction house.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo III [Review] – Bloody hell

I want to say that Diablo III is polished to a mirror sheen, but that wouldn’t exactly be accurate.

By Tim McDonald | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Lost Planet 3 [Preview] – Looks a lot like a reboot

Lost Planet is suffering from a bit of an identity crisis.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off