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Archive for 23 July 2012


Be a pretty, pretty Disney princess with LittleBigPlanet 2

There are a lot of terrible things about the way Disney markets its ‘princess’ range, but dressing Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet 2 in some of their outfits is probably not one of them.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

‘Critical Path’ project shares archive of mini developer interviews

If you fancy spending a lazy day watching bite-sized (30 seconds to two minute) interview chunks from some of the finest game designers, developers and thinkers of the age, then it would be wise to take a look at the ‘Critical Path’ project.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Shoot Many Robots goes PvP in ‘Arena Kings’

Demiurge Studios has announced a spin-off from its Shoot Many Robots title that’ll be a ‘player vs player’ arena battler of some kind, dubbed Shoot Many Robots: Arena Kings.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

EA settles antitrust lawsuit, loses NCAA/AFL license exclusivity

If you happen to have purchased any Madden NFL, NCAA Football or AFL title from January 2005 onwards and live in the US, you may be entitled to a small (very small) windfall from a recently settled class action lawsuit.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Kinect fixes on the way for Skyrim’s ‘Dawnguard’

The latest update for Skyrim, version 1.7, has been detailed by the chaps at Bethesda.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

The many faces of Lionel Messi in Fifa 13

EA Sports’ in-engine technology has now advanced so far that it is possible to see into the minds of the players in Fifa 13, simply by looking at a freeze-frame screenshot of their expression.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Drakensang Online leaves beta phase

Drakensang Online, the award-winning online hack & slay from Bigpoint, is celebrating the end of its beta with nine million registered players!

By Press Release | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Pockie Ninja II Original Launching July 25th

Highly anticipated Naruto and Bleach MMO, Pockie Ninja II Original will be heading straight into open beta this Wednesday, July 25th.

By Press Release | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Kojima: Fox Engine is nearly finished, will be revealed on 30 August

Hideo Kojima has commented on the status of the Fox Engine, stating that it’s “nearly finished”.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | 1

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

One Piece Romance Dawn first trailer [Video]

Namco Bandai has released the first Japanese trailer for the upcoming PSP game One Piece Romance Dawn.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Awesomenauts Update: Live Today!

Hamburg, 23.07.2012 – Good news for Awesomenauts players! Today the brand new awesomenauts Coco and Derpl enter the fray in the extensive update that has gone live for all players – for free.

By Press Release | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

WRC3 set for October 12th release in the UK by PQube on Playstation 3TM, Xbox 360®, Playstation VitaTM and PC

WRC3 – the official video game of the World Rally Championship will be released in the UK on 12th October on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Playstation Vita and PC
The highly anticipated release of WRC3 takes the relationship between PQube and Italian developer and publisher Milestone to the next level following the successful recent releases of SBK Generations and MUD FIM Motocross World Championship.

By Press Release | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

WASTELANDS INTERACTIVE RELEASES STRATEGIC WAR IN EUROPE MAP & SCENARIO EDITOR

July 23, 2012 (USA & EU) – Wastelands Interactive has released the official map and scenario editor for their grand strategy title Strategic War in Europe.

By Press Release | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

EA Sports UFC to be developed by Fight Night team, probably still a long way off

Looking at things through a simple light, EA Canada’s Fight Night team was always going to be the obvious choice to develop EA’s UFC game.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Wreckateer [Review] – Capitalism no?

I hate it when I can sum up a game in four words, because it gives me the opportunity to be astonishingly, breathtakingly lazy, and – as someone so lazy I prefer a lie-in to last not a few hours, but until the following day – that’s an opportunity I’m usually all too happy to take.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Jul 2012 | 1

Dance Central 3 release date confirmed, 11 new tracks revealed

Microsoft has confirmed that Dance Central 3 will be released on 16 October in North and Latin America, a 19 October launch will follow in Europe, Asia and Australia.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Path of Exile public stress test this weekend

Some news for you this afternoon if you are an ARPG player, this weekend Grinding Gear Games are holding their third public stress test for Path of Exile.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Former EA Canada head hired as THQ production executive

THQ president Jason Rubin has hired Ron Moravek as the publisher’s executive vice president of production.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Silent Hill: Downpour studio could be shut down

Following work on Silent Hill: Downpour, Czech studio Vatra Games is at risk of being closed down.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Wheatley is finally going into outer space [Portal 2]

It’s always nice to see dreams come true, and that’s what’s happening to Portal 2′s lovable, but slightly frightening, robo-eye, Wheatley.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Gearbox on Borderlands 2: “We can’t redo every element for the PC”

Speaking to IncGamers, Gearbox’s chief creative officer Brian Martel has said that the developer has spent more time making sure the PC controls are up to scratch on Borderlands 2 than they were with the original.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | 7

MotorStorm, SOCOM & Eye of Judgement PS3/PSP servers shutting down

Sony has confirmed that servers for various MotorStorm and SOCOM games will be shutting down on 1 October this year.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Lack of new consoles mean customers are getting bored, says Ubisoft

Yves Guillemot, chief exec of Ubisoft, has said that the longer than usual console life cycle we’re currently experiencing has resulted in the publisher being “penalised” and customers getting “bored”.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | 1

Lego Batman 2 tops charts for fifth week, Kingdom Hearts 3D opens well

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has held the top spot in the UK all-format chart for the fifth week running, again resisting the challenge from the likes of London 2012 and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Dyad [Review] – And now for something completely different

If you’ve already scrolled down this article and looked at the images… I know what you’re thinking, Dyad is a Rez clone and how dare someone be so brash as to so blatantly copy a Dreamcast classic.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off