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Archive for July 2012


Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to play

There has been speculation for some time that EA and Bioware’s MMO would go free to play and today during EA’s investor call they finally announced that the game will be going free to play.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Sterling archers: War of the Roses shows its range [Video]

As the War of the Roses beta approaches (it’s supposedly due to kick off in early August, sign-ups are still being taken), Paradox is still trying to entice you with trailers and footage from the game.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jul 2012 | 1

Relic concerned about meeting Company of Heroes 2’s high expectations

There’s no denying that the original Company of Heroes is a very fine RTS game.

By John Robertson | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World Issue #1: Unleashed goes live

Ahead of the free weekend which kicks off on Friday, Funcom has now released the first major content update for The Secret World since launch.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Planetside 2 beta delayed, not ready for “massive number of people”

Originally planned to start sometime this week, the Planetside 2 beta has been delayed, Sony Online Entertainment has announced.

By John Robertson | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Transformers: Fall of the Cybertron demo released

Fans of the robots in disguise can now download a demo of Transformers: Fall of the Cybertron through Xbox LIVE.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Has Bethesda acquired the STALKER rights?

This is one of the more exciting rumours that I’ve heard for a while.

By John Robertson | 31 Jul 2012 | 1

Activision may settled with former Infinity Ward employees for “tens of millions”

Looks as though the settlement Activision paid to former Infinity Ward employees Vince Zampella and Jason West may have been in the “ten of millions”.

By John Robertson | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Square Enix supports Ouya, Final Fantasy 3 confirmed

Publisher Square Enix has announced its support for the Android-based Ouya console.

By John Robertson | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

DayZ nearly 1 million unique players

The Dayz mod for ArmA II has passed the 900,000 unique players mark.

By John Robertson | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

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

Second End of Nations Beta test weekend incoming

Last weekend I had fun taking part in the Beta test for TRION’s RTS End of Nations, and despite the fact I am currently utter crap at the game, it was enjoyable.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Secret World free to play weekend coming next week

If you have not checked out Funcom’s new MMORPG The Secret World then you can take advantage of a special free to play weekend to celebrate one month since the game launched.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jul 2012 | 4

Console owners can enjoy Farming Simulator 2013 too

What was once only available to PC owners will soon be available on Xbox 360 and PS3 too.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Be the keeper of some dungeons in Cyanide’s Impire

Impire, the newly announced PC strategy title from Cyanide (to be published by Paradox), is looking an awful lot like Dungeon Keeper.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Your chance to Kickstart some Ice-Pick Lodge oddness

The wonderful minds at Russian developers Ice-Pick Lodge (Pathologic, The Void and Cargo!) are turning to Kickstarter in an effort to raise $30,000 USD for a short, disturbing title called Knock-knock.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Sleeping Dogs demos its Hong Kong shoot-outs [Video]

Another day, another Sleeping Dogs video. Someone at Square Enix has been reading about saturation marketing.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off