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Archive for May 2012


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

Square teases Cannibal Fetish Nuns 3: The Sexening

Sorry, that headline should actually read as Hitman Absolution, I got confused.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Mad Riders launches self (into the air) [Video]

Mad Riders is Techland’s unofficial follow-up to the dirt bike antics of Nail’d, and will be dangling itself in front of your wallet from 30 May onwards.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Get rebellious in Mass Effect 3 from today [Video]

No, it’s not the much speculated upon update that will ‘fix’ Mass Effect 3′s ending, but this ‘Rebellion’ pack should give multiplayer a little boost of activity.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

The Brits will invade World of Tanks [Video]

Lock up the beer and fags, because the British vehicles are on their way to Wargaming.net’s World of Tanks.

By Peter Parrish | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Flip off the goodies in Magicka’s ‘Other Side of the Coin’

People are probably used to being ‘bad’ in Magicka by now.

By Peter Parrish | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Divinity: Original Sin announced adding multiplayer

Lartian Studios are set to release a new Divinity RPG next year called Divinity: Original Sin.

By Paul Younger | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Far Cry 3 E3 trailer teased [Video]

Next week E3 kicks off and the excitement is starting to build.

By Paul Younger | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

More ARPG action in new Legends of Dawn trailer & screens

Due for release at some point later this year, indie developer Dreamatrix has sent over a new trailer for the upcoming ARPG Legends of Dawn which offers everything you would expect to find in today’s fantasy ARPGs.

By Paul Younger | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Next Guild Wars 2 beta weekend announced

ArenaNet has announced that the next Guild Wars 2 beta test will kick off on 8 June and run until 11 June.

By John Robertson | 29 May 2012 | Comments Off

38 Studios closure leaves former staff with second mortgages

The tales of internal mismanagement at 38 Studios keep on emerging, even after the developer was forced to lay off its entire staff and close its doors last week.

By John Robertson | 28 May 2012 | Comments Off

Carmageddon Reincarnation ploughs into Kickstarter target

Stainless Games’ attempt to bring back the much-remembered Carmageddon series is accelerating towards reality, as the Kickstarter fund to finance the game has met its target.

By John Robertson | 28 May 2012 | Comments Off

Mad Riders [Review] – Backflips on a budget

Although it’s not being advertised as a follow-up or a sequel, Mad Riders is pretty much a recalibrated version of Nail’d.

By Peter Parrish | 28 May 2012 | Comments Off

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier tops charts

This week UbiSoft take the top spot int he UK’s all-format chart with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

By John Robertson | 28 May 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard’s Diablo 3 post-release development update

Diablo 3 has generally gone down very well but there’s no doubt the game has issued, whether it be with difficulty, some of the game mechanics, balancing and itemisation.

By Paul Younger | 28 May 2012 | Comments Off

Retro Rundown (May) – Ghost Recon et al

It’s hard to think of a better time to be a retro fan.

By Tim McDonald | 27 May 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard celebrate Diablo 3 success with booze-up

Earlier this week Blizzard revealed that a whopping 6.3 million copies of Diablo 3 have now been sold making it the fastest selling PC game ever. 
Sure the game is being criticised by some die-hard fans left right and centre and the launch didn’t go as smoothly as planned, but you have to celebrate that 6.3 million somehow.

By Paul Younger | 26 May 2012 | Comments Off

Runes of Magic: Chapter V launch date and new race

Frogster are set to unleash the fifth chapter for their free to play MMO Runes of Magic next month and it comes with a new race.

By Paul Younger | 26 May 2012 | Comments Off

New Star Wars title will debut at E3

On 4 June (just ahead of E3 proper), Lucasarts plans to unveil a brand new Star Wars series.

By Peter Parrish | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming crops up at retail

Ok, so Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming may not be one of the world’s most anticipated games, but the fact that it exists at all makes me quite happy.

By Peter Parrish | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Repeat the cycle: Pro Cycling Manager 2012 images

If you’re not already distracted by the summer sporting events of the Olympics and Euro 2012, maybe you can find time in your life for a little Tour de France.

By Peter Parrish | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Behind the sniping scenes with Hitman Absolution [Video]

Here’s a bit of a curiosity, a ‘behind the scenes’ video of the ‘Sniper Challenge’ stand-alone, pre-order game for Hitman Absolution.

By Peter Parrish | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Mad Riders explores post-modernism [Video]

This is probably the first videogame trailer to attempt to deconstruct the very essence of the trailer itself.

By Peter Parrish | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Double your XP this weekend in Tribes Ascend

Ostensibly in honour of getting 500,000 fans on Facebook, but probably more to do with it being a holiday weekend here in the US, Tribes Ascend is offering double XP for the next few days.

By Peter Parrish | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Pit your PC against Max Payne 3′s min/max specs

Rockstar is touting some fancy DirectX 11 features for the PC version of Max Payne 3 (available worldwide from 1 June).

By Peter Parrish | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off