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Archive for 16 July 2012


Wrestle with this Steve Austin special edition of WWE ’13

One of WWE’s most famous faces, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, will be lending his image to a special edition of THQ’s WWE ’13.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Gandalf and Gollum profiled by Guardians of Middle Earth [Video]

“If Lord of the Rings were a multiplayer online battle arena style game, which character would win?” is a question I have never asked myself.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | 1

Pre-ordering Need For Speed: Most Wanted will get you extra cars

If you’re feeling lucky enough to plonk down some early money for Need For Speed: Most Wanted (the new one, not the last one … I wish they’d just called it Need For Speed 19), your ‘pre-order’ will secure you a few extra cars to race around in.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Cole MacGrath, Jak & Daxter

The line-up for forthcoming Smash Bros-alike PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale probably isn’t complete yet, but it has just grown by a few more.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Shack up with a Deadwood star in The Last of Us [Video]

W. Earl Brown, who plays Al Swearengen’s semi-dependable henchman “Dan Dority” in Deadwood, will provide the voice for a fellow named Bill in Naughty Dog’s upcoming survivalist tale The Last of Us.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Dishonored’s PC version has FOV slider, optional mouse smoothing

It’s a little bit sad that the inclusion of basic, sensible user interface options are newsworthy in 2012, but in an era where games (particularly lazy PC ports) screw this sort of thing up so often it’s great to see a developer making an effort.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | 1

Awesomenauts is naut just for consoles, coming to Steam

Ronimo’s Awesomenauts is making the hop across from console-land to PC-tropolis, bringing its strange mix of 1990s Saturday morning cartoons and side-scrolling, multiplayer, squad-based skill gaming to Steam in the next month or so.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Deadpool scoots into a game of his very own [Video]

High Moon, the chaps behind the recent set of Transformers games, have now been tasked with making a Deadpool game starring the somewhat unhinged Marvel creation himself.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Spartacus Legends chops some leg-ends [Video]

Ubisoft pushed Spartacus Legends out into the arena limelight late last week, but did so without any accompanying moving images.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Codemasters unveil wacky new F1 game, F1 Race Stars

Codemasters has announced a bizarre new go-karting game that uses its F1 license.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Did Uncharted 3 copy its box art from a 1987 Atari ST game?

It looks as though we’ve got a possible case of plagiarism on our hands here!

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | 53

Russian hacker lets you get Apple in-app purchases for free, thanks CSR Racing

A Russian hacker has figured out a way to get in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad for free, and it doesn’t involve jailbreaking your device.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | 1

Arma 2 tops Steam charts for 8-14 July

Valve has released the latest chart details for content bought through Steam.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Steam Summer Sale breaks Ubisoft’s DRM

Steam’s ongoing Summer Sale has broken Ubisoft’s PC DRM system.
The publisher’s DRM (through the implementation of Uplay) requires that players be online at all times when playing their games on PC.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4 beta access with Medal of Honor: Warfighter pre-order

An advert has been released (and since taken down) explaining that those who pre-order the upcoming Medal of Honor: Warfighter will receive an invitation to a beta for Battlefield 4.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | 1

The Dark Knight rises to the top of UK chart for fourth week

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is once again at the top of the UK chart.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | Comments Off