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Archive for May 2012


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

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

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.

29 May 2012 | Comments Off

Far Cry 3 E3 trailer teased [Video]

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

25 May 2012 | Comments Off