Archive for 30 July 2012


MechWarrior Online opens Beta test for founders

Piranha Games has announced this evening that anyone who has taken out a Founders Package for the new Mech title will now have instant access to the on-going Beta test.  

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Hybrid explains its persistent world [Video]

5th Cell’s third-person, jetpack-powered online shooter Hybrid will be the next title to come out under the Xbox Live ‘Summer of Arcade’ banner, so how is its persistent world going to work?

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

With gusto: Windforge demos its building mechanics [Video]

Windforge is a game described by developer Snowed In Studios as an RPG that gives players “the freedom to create elaborate structures and airships used for exploration and combat in the skies”.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

PlayStation Plus gets first two Walking Dead episodes for free

If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber who’s been pondering diving into Telltale Games’ zombie narrative The Walking Dead, you should hold on until 7 August.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Skyrim’s ‘Dawnguard’ add-on still coming to PS3/PC

As soon as the 30-day period of Xbox 360 exclusivity was up for Skyrim’s ‘Dawnguard’ add-on, PS3 and PC players understandably started to wonder aloud where the release for their platform was.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Czech out this new Arma 2 DLC release

Bohemia Interactive has announced the release of another add-on for their military simulator Arma 2.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Ubisoft acknowledges major Uplay security flaw

A flaw in Ubisoft’s ‘Uplay’ software, the overlay which doubles as a social area and DRM system for the majority of Ubisoft’s recent titles, has been acknowledged by the publisher.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Deadlight [Review] – The walking dead good

I was thinking about zombie apocalypses the other day, and I came to the conclusion that the worst thing about a zombie apocalypse – other than the looming spectre of an imminent and messy death, obviously – would be the amount of clean up required.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2012 | 1

E3 2013 stays in L.A

The ESA has now confirmed that E3 will stay in in L.A until at least 2015.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

PEGI becomes sole UK games rating system

The PEGI rating system has become the single rating system for videogames here in the UK from today.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Olympic Fever hits UK game charts

London 2012 iseverywhere, you can’t escape the Olympics so it’s not huge surprise that punters have hit the shops and snapped up Olympic themed titles last week.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Planetside 2, EverQuest 2 and DC Universe Online head to GamesCom

German online game operator ProSiebenSat.1 will be showing SOE’s titles at this year’s GamesCom in Cologne.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Square Enix reveal GamesCom line-up

In a couple of weeks time Square will be ready to showcase their big titles with a triple dose of new releases on show at Gamescom in Cologne.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders then, Darksiders 2 now, Darksiders co-op tomorrow? [Interview]

We chat to Darksiders 2’s lead designer Haydn Dalton about the changes that have been made to the game in comparison to the original, as well as the initial plans for the series and what the future holds.

By John Robertson | 30 Jul 2012 | Comments Off