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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Square teases Cannibal Fetish Nuns 3: The Sexening
Sorry, that headline should actually read as Hitman Absolution, I got confused.
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.
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.
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.
Flip off the goodies in Magicka’s ‘Other Side of the Coin’
People are probably used to being ‘bad’ in Magicka by now.
Divinity: Original Sin announced adding multiplayer
Lartian Studios are set to release a new Divinity RPG next year called Divinity: Original Sin.
Far Cry 3 E3 trailer teased [Video]
Next week E3 kicks off and the excitement is starting to build.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retro Rundown (May) – Ghost Recon et al
It’s hard to think of a better time to be a retro fan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mad Riders explores post-modernism [Video]
This is probably the first videogame trailer to attempt to deconstruct the very essence of the trailer itself.
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.
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).