Archive for May 2012


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

The Secret World now launches 3 July & Beta dates

Funcom has announced that the release date for their MMO The Secret World has been pushed back slightly to benefit from a “more positive launch window”.

By Paul Younger | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Dragon’s Dogma [Review] – A JRPG with a western edge

In what is perhaps the grandest example of the Japanese gaming industry trying to incorporate western design philosophy, Dragon’s Dogma is a game made up of elements that would usually be kept very well apart.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | 1

F1 Online [Interview] – What’s the FI-Aim?

Following our hands-on preview of F1 Online, we sat down with the game’s lead designer, Tom Gledall, to gain further insight the development process and the goals of the project.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Entire 38 Studios workforce laid off

In what was perhaps an inevitable conclusion to the saga of Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios, its big-budget MMO project and a $75 million USD loan from the state of Rhode Island, multiple sources are reporting that the studio has today laid off every single employee.

By Peter Parrish | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Crate aim for Grim Dawn Alpha this year

Having raised $537,515 during the Kickstarter campaign, Crate Entertainement’s Arthur Bruno issued a further update on the ARPGs progress.

By Paul Younger | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3 gets another multiplayer DLC pack

If you’re feeling the need for some new maps, weapons and characters for the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect 3, then the ‘Rebellion’ DLC pack due out on 29 May for PS3 (30 May in Europe), Xbox 360 and PC may satisfy you.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

A bite-sized chunk of the vampyric Dark [Video]

It’s rough being a generic soldier guy in a videogame. Even if you do succeed in taking down that irritating protagonist, he’ll just pop back up again and come back for more.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Rocksmith does the Euro festival circuit

If you’re heading to one of the many European music festivals taking place this summer, there’s a good chance you’ll bump into Ubisoft’s Rocksmith roadshow.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

How to cause mayhem in Sleeping Dogs [Video]

You’ve read our latest preview of the game (what, you haven’t?

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 hacks are not a Blizzard problem state Blizzard

Yesterday Blizzard stated they would come back to the Diablo 3 community with a response on the recent spate of acxcount hacking.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

ARMA 3 media showcases lighting

In the latest developer video from Behoemia Interactive, Lead Artist Pavel Guglava showcaswa the day and night cycles in the PC tactical shooter.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Metro: Last Light – Enter the Metro short film [Video]

THQ has realeased a very tasty short live action film for their upcoming title Metro: Last Light which sets the scene perfectly.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | 1