Archive for June 2012
The Secret World Beta Weekend 3 Key Giveaway
IncGamers has teamed-up with Funcom and EA to bring you Beta keys for this weekend’s The Secret World Beta test which adds new content including the Dragon and Illuminati starter zone experience, the Hell Rising Dungeon, and the Savage Coast zone will also open up for the first time.
Futuristic PC racing coming this August in Death Road
A new futuristic PC racer called Death Road will be appearing on 10 August.
Blizzard set to bring down the Diablo 3 ban hammer
For the past couple of weeks Diablo 3 has been the target of botters and gold farmers hell-bent on exploiting any loopholes in Blizzard’s systems to gather as much gold as possible prior to the real money auction house going live.
Tribes Ascend accelerates weapon unlocks in next update
There’s no doubt that Tribes: Ascend is a cracking FPS, and it’s free to play which is an added bonus, but one of the main criticisms is the speed of the unlocks on weapons.
Runes of Magic Chapter V live – Now with added Dwarves
Frogster has finally launched Chapter V of their F2P MMORPG Runes of Magic.
Game of Thrones [Review] – Stark contrasts
You’ve got to hand it to Cyanide, the French developers certainly know how to secure a popular license.
THQ financials reveal cancelled UFC title
One of the few surprises of E3 2012 was EA’s on-stage reveal that it now owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) license; a series that had previously belonged to THQ.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier stays on top
Not much happening in this week’s UK all-format game charts with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier holding the top spot for another week.
E3 2012: Resident Evil 6 [Preview]
I’ve been kinda looking forward to Resident Evil 6. I have a soft spot for the series in general: I like the cheesy B-movie vibe of the earlier entries, I like Resi 4‘s well-paced and well-executed action, I like the (genuinely scary) Gamecube remake of the first title.
NeoCore goes nautical with Broken Sea
NeoCore, a developer perhaps best known for the King Arthur series of games, has announced Broken Sea.
Animal antics of Tokyo Jungle coming to US/EU
To our great delight, Sony has confirmed that Tokyo Jungle will get both a North American and European release over PlayStation Network.
Crytek’s future games will be free-to-play
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has indicated that his company will soon focus exclusively on “triple A” (in other words “high budget”) titles that are free to play.
Free mission editor released for Naval War: Arctic Circle
For all you fans of shipping out there (and I’m not talking about awkward romantic fan-fiction pairings here), Turbo Tape Games has released a freebie mission editor for its strategic near-future naval title Naval War: Arctic Circle.
ArenaNet discusses this weekend’s Guild Wars 2 beta test [Video]
It’s almost time for another Guild Wars 2 Beta weekend to get underway today and ArenaNet pushed out a video update for players who are heading into Tyria once again.
Defiance E3 media shows more MMO sci-fi destruction
Due for release next year, TRION’s MMO TV tie-in looks to be shaping up rather nicely.
Lucius invites you to become a killer child
Shiver Games’ Lucius will draw on a classic staple of the horror genre (in cinema at least) by casting you as a murderous child infused with the power of Satan.
Snoop Dogg appearing in, and doing song for, Tekken Tag 2
Snoop Dogg will be appearing in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Namco Bandai has announced.
Buffy up on your vampire knowledge for Sacrilegium
Reality Pump, the developers behind Two Worlds, are heading to Romania for their new title, Sacrilegium.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – E3 2012 Cinematic Trailer [Video]
Konami has released a cinematic trailer for the just-announced sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, currently in development by MercurySteam.
Nintendo employees will vet Miiverse messages
To the surprise of no-one (we hope), Nintendo will not be allowing user-created messages to appear uncensored in the Wii U’s community ‘Miiverse’ space.
Humble Indie Bundle V adds more games
The latest Humble Indie Bundle has added yet more games.
That bundle, in case you missed the news, already comprised Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Limbo, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, and – if you paid over the average – Bastion, along with all of their soundtracks, which is a ridiculously good bundle for under $10.