Archive for June 2012


Medal of Honor: Warfighter to get military-only special edition

EA are to release a special edition version of Medal of Honor: Warfighter that will only be available to active, reserve and veterans US military personnel.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

The crazy Tokyo Jungle tops Japanese chart

The bizarre Tokyo Jungle has topped Japanese charts on its first week on release, shifting 110,309 units.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Nintendo will not bid for Wii U exclusivity with third-parties

Nintendo has stated that it will not be paying third-party developers to set up deals for titles exclusive to the Wii U.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider does not have attempted rape, says Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics has denied that the upcoming Tomb Raider prequel includes a scene in which Lara Croft is the subject of an attempted rape, despite what a fellow employee working on the game had previous said.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

iOS app update let you control your Xbox 360 with your iPhone/iPad

The My Xbox Live app for iOS devices has been updated to allow you to connect to your Xbox 360.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Gran Turismo Vita mentioned in Sony survey

Sony has put forward the idea of Gran Turismo appearing on the PlayStation Vita in a recent customer survey.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Potato Sack bundle takes root on Steam

Remember the Potato Sack game that Valve used to promote Portal 2?

By Peter Parrish | 13 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

You could own Sony’s New York HQ

Financial realities are setting in for Sony, who are reported to be considering buyers or renters for its expensive New York headquarters.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Jagged Alliance’s ‘Crossfire’ adds 15-20 hours of gameplay

A standalone expansion (ie; you won’t need the original game to play it) to Jagged Alliance: Back in Action has been announced by bitComposer Games.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

The Adventures of Shuggy now on Steam

The Adventures of Shuggy – a brilliant little platformer from Smudged Cat Games – is now on Steam for an initial sale price of $8 / £5.59.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 18

A guided tour of Assassin’s Creed 3’s frontier [Video]

Need a bit more information about the Assassin’s Creed  gameplay that was shown at E3?

By Peter Parrish | 13 Jun 2012 | 1

Konami close Metal Gear Online servers

The Metal Gear Online servers have been shut down. Publisher Konami made the decision after the game had been live for four years.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 7

New features and civs explored in Civ V: Gods and Kings dev diary [Video]

2K Games and Firaxis have released a developer diary for the upcoming “Gods and Kings” expansion for Civiliation V, you can watch it in full below.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 1

Dust 514 is free-to-play, but a top loadout costs $0.24

According to CCP vice-president Morgan Godat, a “very, very top end” loadout in PlayStation 3-exclusive free-to-play shooter Dust 514 will set you back $0.24.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 7

If you cheat in Max Payne 3, you will only play other cheaters

Rockstar is testing the waters with a new system for dealing with those players that decide to in Max Payne 3 multiplayer.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 3

Microsoft say that they are not neglecting gamers, but are they?

In the wake of Microsoft’s E3 2012 press conference, the general consensus is that the games are taking a back-seat to the platform holder’s plan to turn the Xbox 360 into a catch-all entertainment and social media device.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 21

EA wins the Mass Effect 3 ending investigation farce

EA has won in the investigation into the advertising campaign for Mass Effect 3. 

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 3

Second part of Max Payne 3 comic, “Hoboken Blues”, out now

Rockstar has released the second chapter of the Max Payne 3 comic series.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

No such thing as a Left 4 Dead prequel, it was all a rumour

Last week there was a rumour going around that Valve were working on a prequel to zombie-fest Left 4 Dead.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider is not like Uncharted, it has attempted rape

Update:
Crystal Dynamics has released a statement denying the existence of an “attempted rape” scene.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 3

Diablo 3 Real Money Auction House Launches

After a spate of bannings earlier today, Blizzard has this evening launched their Real Money Auction house for Diablo 3.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | 9

Just Dance gets ‘Greatest Hits’ release

Ubisoft is bundling up what it considers to be the best songs from Just Dance, its sequel and Just Dance 3 into one Just Dance Greatest Hits release for Xbox 360 (if you have Kinect) and Wii.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | 1

Gameplay from Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade line-up [Video]

Microsoft is keeping the Xbox Live ‘Summer of Arcade’ line-up pretty much in-house this year, with four of the five games coming from Microsoft’s own Game Studios.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

European PS Store launches Vita sale

From tomorrow (that’s 13 June for the time zonally challenged), the EU PlayStation Store will be kicking off a few weeks of Vita-related sales.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Race for the White House wants your vote

Eversim has tossed its hat into the 2012 US Presidential election by announcing Race for the White House, a simulator where you buy the Diebold company and produce enough rigged voting booths to win the ultimate political prize.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Indie Game: The Movie now available on demand

What goes on inside the minds of indie game developers? For decades it seemed as if we could only ever guess the answer to that question, offering unsatisfactory answers like “pixels, maybe?” or “I dunno, socks?” That is, until now.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Final Skyrim ‘Dawnguard’ beta invites going out today

Bethesda has confirmed that the final batch of beta invites to Skyrim’s forthcoming ‘Dawnguard‘ DLC is going out to Xbox 360 users today.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Massive erection: Babel Rising footage [Video]

Ubisoft has released a fresh dose of Godly anger on the eve of Babel Rising’s launch.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Paradox announces most extreme game collection of all time

Yes, it finally happened. The boundaries of extreme-ness have been massively overstepped as Paradox today announced Ship Simulator Extremes Collection; a mega-extreme package that bundles the maritime madness of Ship Simulator Extremes will every single piece of DLC released for the game to date.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Fuijiwara’s Tomba! coming to PSN

MonkeyPaw Games has announced plans to bring Tokuro Fuijiwara’s Tomba! to PlayStation Network (via the PSone Classics section).

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off