Archive for May 2012


Company of Heroes 2 [Preview] – The war in Russia

Seeing as how our Company of Heroes 2 presentation spent over 50 per cent of its duration focused on the history and politics of World War II’s Eastern Front, it’s clear that perspective and narrative accuracy are of paramount importance.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Witcher 2 shifts 1.7 million worldwide, goes on sale

CD Projekt Red’s ‘summer conference’ is in full swing as I write this, and the team has just revealed that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has sold (to date) 1.7 million copies worldwide in its various incarnations.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Crusader Kings II to add Muslim rulers in DLC

Paradox has announced Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, a forthcoming DLC for its grand medieval soap opera/strategy title that’ll allow you to play as any Muslim ruler in the game.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

SMITE closed Beta starts tomorrow

Hi-Rez Studios will be kciking off the Closed Beta for their PC action battleground title SMITE tomorrow. 
The Beta test will initially include seventeen playable gods from five mythological pantheons on a fire themed battleground map.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | 1

Doom 3 BFG Edition arrives this autumn

Bethesda and id will be releasing the DOOM 3 BFG Edition this autumn for the 360, PS3 and PC, offering up “hours of new content” for Doom fans.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Company of Heroes 2: Some may find it hard to play as Russia

Company of Heroes 2 game director Quinn Duffy has said that he’s aware some people may find it difficult to play as Russia as the good guys. 
However, in the end, Duffy believes the human side of the story will outweigh any existing political viewpoints held by a western audience.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Author drops Assassin’s Creed copyright lawsuit

Sci-fi author John Beiswenger has decided to drop his copyright infringement lawsuit against Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft, although he has retained the right to reopen the case in future.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman Absolution – Attack of the Saints E3 Trailer [Video]

The latest trailer for Hitman: Absolution called Attack of the Saints, is IO’s E3 trailer showing more of Agent 47 in action as a hit squad moves in while he gets cleaned up in a rather drab looking motel.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Apple: ‘we are in gaming now in a fairly big way’

Speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has acknowledged that Apple are a key player in the mobile gaming industry.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Images of cancelled Amalur MMO Copernicus surface

Curt Schilling, boss of the now dead 38 Studios (Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning), has posted a selection of screenshots from the studios planned MMO.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

EA: ‘There’s no end to what we can do’ with Fifa

If you’ve read today’s hands-on preview of Fifa 13, then you’ll already know that we were largely impressed with the game’s new stand-out feature – First Touch Control.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

The reason behind Dragon Age 2 and Crysis 2 being banned from Steam…

It’s been a while, but Crysis 2 is finally available through Steam in the form of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Is this what Dead Space 3 looks like?

This could very well be the first image of Dead Space 3, showing a character kitted out in one the series mining armour suits and rocketing their way over a planet using a propulsion system in the boots.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman Absolution [Preview] – 47 ways to die

It’s been more than four months since we last laid eyes on Hitman: Absolution, the long-awaited return of the bald headed, red tie wearing assassin-extraordinaire Agent 47.

By Paul Younger | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

THQ’s ‘Core Games’ management duo leave company

THQ’s Danny Bilson and Dave Davis, respectively the former Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of the ‘Core Games’ division of the company, have both left the publisher.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Fifa 13 [Preview] – Hands-on with EA’s latest

A few weeks ago, our first look at Fifa 13 suggested that Attacking Intelligence, the game’s new system for encouraging smarter AI on the offensive, was to be this year’s biggest addition.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

First image from CD Projekt’s new RPG

Things are moving forward for CD Projekt Red’s new RPG. It was already known that the developers of The Witcher 2 were working on some fresh projects, along with hints that one of them might have a rather more futuristic flavour than previous releases, but now we have the lone image above as confirmation.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Krillbite’s Among the Sleep shows the horrors of childhood

Norway’s Krillbite may have hit on something quite brilliant for their forthcoming first-person horror title Among the Sleep.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off