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Archive for 17 July 2012


Behemoth’s Battleblock Theatre is “code complete”, still without release date

It’s been close to four years since The Behemoth released the splendid Castle Crashers on Xbox Live (and two since it appeared on PlayStation Network), and now it seems as if work is beginning to come to a close on the team’s next title, Battleblock Theatre.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Earth has some problems in the new Mass Effect 3 DLC [Video]

The latest free multiplayer DLC for Mass Effect 3 is rolling out to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC today (possibly tomorrow in some PSN regions) and, as already stated, you’ll be playing the role of some unfortunate fellows who’ve been left behind to look after Earth while the Reapers attempt to garbage-compact it.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Finally, you can ride a Minecraft pig in Skyrim

People have modded a whole lot of things into Skyrim, from My Little Ponies to dragons possessed by deceased wrestlers, to more My Little Ponies, and disturbing dungeon sex’n’dismemberment fantasies (sometimes all of the above, combined).

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Planetside 2 trailer ushers you towards the beta [Video]

The FPSMMO Planetside 2 will be entering beta “next month” according to executive producer Josh Hackney, so get yourself to the official site if you want to get registered and signed-up.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Further layoffs at Bioware Austin, SWTOR executive producer leaves

While Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to boast decent (albeit diminishing) subscriber numbers, there’s further proof today that the expensive EA-backed MMO is not living up to the grand ambitions of its investors.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | 1

Six appeal: Resident Evil 6′s Comic-Con trailer

The new cut-scene-tastic trailer for Resident Evil 6 won’t teach you a great deal about the game that you didn’t already know, but it will warn you about the dangers of entering a room without checking the ceiling for giant, snake-mouthed monsters.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

The cast of Sleeping Dogs say “lei hao” [Video]

Sleeping Dogs is promising something in the region of “two hours” of dialogue (if you listened to every part back to back), so naturally you need some actors to say all of those words.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Ratchet & Clank HD Collection set for August in US

In a rare case of Europe getting something released before America, Ratchet & Clank’s HD Collection has been out in the EU since late June.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

DICE promises to continue supporting Battlefield 3 following Battlefield 4 announcement

Following EA’s official announcement on the existence of Battlefield 4 today, DICE has moved to reassure fans that they are dedicated to supporting players of Battlefield 3. 

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Limbo not on PlayStation because Sony wanted full IP rights

Playdead decided not to release the brilliant Limbo on Sony platforms because Sony wanted full rights to the IP, confirmed Sony Computer Entertainment’s Pete Smith at last week’s Develop conference.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Origin 9.0 will be a “landmark update”, says EA

Origin 9.0 is due to do public in the next few days, with EA claiming that it will be a “landmark update” for the digital distribution platform.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Check out the Torchlight rip-off that has just hit the iOS app store

Runic Games has called out iOS game Armed Heroes Online as being a blatant rip-off of the Torchlight series.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | 4

Metro: Last Light E3 gameplay demo video makes a late appearance

Nothing like getting your video footage out the door quickly as THQ has just released the E3 2012 gameplay demo for Metro: Last Light.

By Paul Younger | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Wargaming explains World of Warplanes controls [Video]

We’ve been tinkering with the closed Beta of World of Warplanes and controlling the aircraft is something that takes a bit of practice, especially if you are using a keyboard/mouse combo.

By Paul Younger | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Don’t get your hopes up, Metal Gear Solid 5 logo is fake

You may have seen across the trustworthy sources of the internet yesterday, that a supposed logo for Metal Gear Solid 5 was doing the rounds.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Infinity Blade started life as a Kinect project

Mark Rein, vice-president of Epic Games, has provided a little more insight into the way that iOS phenomenon came to be.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Fable: The Journey is biggest Fable ever, first playthrough will take 30 hours

Lionhead are working hard to laid rest to the idea that Fable: The Journey is a casual, throwaway Kinect title.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | 3

Valve to release Steam on Linux

Valve has confirmed plans to launch their Steam digital distribution platform on Linux, via the Ubuntu distribution.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4 is real and probably planned for next-gen

EA has confirmed that Battlefield 4 is real and that you can indeed gain access to a beta for the game by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter. 

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Inversion [Review] – A case of technology over creativity

Grand ideas are one thing, execution is another. Sometimes they can co-exist; the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, the internet and man landing on the moon, for example.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off