Archive for July 2012


Bigpoint Undertakes Universal Monsters Online into Closed Beta

San Francisco – July 26, 2012 – Bigpoint – a worldwide leader in online games – today announced that Universal Monsters Online has entered closed beta, and is now accepting player registrations to access the game before its global open beta launch.

By Press Release | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Battlestar Galactica Online Hosts Summer Games Decathlon for Humans and Cylons Across the Universe

San Francisco – Jul. 26, 2011 – Bigpoint – a worldwide leader in online video games – today announced its preparation for the upcoming Battlestar Galactica Online (BSGO) Festival of Kobol, a 17-day celebration filled with tournaments and events commencing July 27 through August 12.

By Press Release | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Play Diablo3 arcade style with a Diablo 3 arcade cabinet

We see all sort of modifications  for games and hardware each week but this has got to be one of the coolest.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

OnLive joins forces with Ouya

The recently revealed  Ouya console received another boost today with news that OnLive will be offering content through the new console when it launches next year.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Dishonored Pre-order bonuses revealed in video

Looking to get your hands on Dishonored? Bethesda has today revealed the UK pre-oder bonuses available from the different retailers.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Dyad Review [Video]

Our second video review in as many days sees us tackle the psychedelic, mind-warping, seizure-fest that is Dyad.

By John Robertson | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

DayZ Video Journal #02: Hatcheting a Plan

We’ll periodically be bringing you footage of the team’s adventures in the Eastern European expanses of Chernarus, as John, Tim and myself try to stay alive as long as possible with a bear minimum of wilderness survival skills.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Jul 2012 | 3

Anna [Review] – House of horror

I’m not sure whether I’m the best or the worst person to review games that are purportedly scary.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2 PC is now available for digital pre-orders

Fans of Borderlands 2 will be pleased to hear that  you can now pre-purchase the digital version of Borderlands 2 for the PC.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3’s next DLC shows you the Aftermath

With Battlefield 3’s ‘Armoured Kill‘ update on the way in September, it seems only natural to start publicising the next piece of DLC down the line.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | 2

New London studio to be opened by Microsoft

Microsoft may just have finished dispensing with the services of a number of employees in Vancouver, but the company will at least be hiring more people elsewhere as it expands its game studio roster in the United Kingdom.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Introducing the MechWarrior Online Jenner [Video]

The latest Mech Warrior Online video takes a look at the light Jenner Mech and there’s full details and stats of the light over on the official website .

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Crysis 3’s interactive trailer gives you a choice

The choice is “violent, or slightly less violent?”, which Crytek have chosen to characterise as ‘armoured’ and ‘stealth’.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Three new characters coming to ‘Enhanced’ Baldur’s Gate

The countdown has ended, and further details of the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition have now been unleashed upon the world.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Planetside 2 beta starting “next Monday or Tuesday”

The beta period for online, multiplayer FPS Planetside 2 has been teased and teased over the past few weeks, but now it seems to finally be on its way.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Saints & Heroes take to the Shogun 2 battlefield

Fancy adding the war-clubs of Tadakatsu’s Tetsubo Warriors to your copy of Total War: Shogun 2?

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | 1

Thomas Was Alone [Video Review]

Treat yourself to audiovisual feast with our video review of Thomas Was Alone. 

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

‘Recruits’ mini-games launched for Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

In the lead-up to the release date of Carrier Command: Gaea Missions (supposedly sometime this autumn), you’ll be able to play a series of four ‘Recruits’ mini-games.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 pimps its ‘pillars of gameplay’

If you’ve been following the development of Guild Wars 2, your excitement levels may well be moving beyond ‘twitchy’ to somewhere close to ‘frothing’ as the August release date approaches.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 evades customers into 2013

Just as you were lining up that shot to buy Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, it goes and walks behind a tree until 2013.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Development ceases on Microsoft Flight

Sad news if you’re one of the people who enjoyed Microsoft’s return to flight sims (albeit in a more accessible fashion), because development of Microsoft Flight will no longer continue.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

DayZ Video Journal #01: Swallowed by Shadows

The DayZ zombie survival mod for Bohemia Interactive’s Arma 2 has been something of a sensation.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | 2

Final Fantasy XIV MMO to be relaunched as ‘A Realm Reborn’

Final Fantasy XIV, the MMO with that has experienced some significant difficulties in actually getting players to play for longer than a day, is to be completely relaunched and rebranded.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

What does it take to ruin a cruise of debauchery, wine, and loose women? [Video]

It’s one of life’s primary mysteries: What does it take to ruin what started as a luxurious cruise of debauchery, wine, and loose women?

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders dev planning on making a FPS?

Vigil Games, the developer behind the Darksiders series and former-MMO Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium, is advertising for a new senior gameplay programmer.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Bioshock dev wants to hire you if you’ve got an 85% on Metacritic

Are you a developer looking for a new job? Want to be part of Irrational Games, the studio behind BioShock?

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | 1

City of Steam Alpha key giveaway – Get yours now!

We’ve teamed up with developer Mechanist Games to bring you a special giveaway for their browser based 3D MMO called City of Steam.  

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2012 | 2

New Dishonored trailer – ‘Daring Escapes’ gameplay [Video]

Bethesda has released a new video for the upcoming Dishonored.
Entitled ‘Daring Escapes’ the gameplay sequence sees protagonist Corvo attempting to escape from an infiltration mission that has gone wrong.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Gearbox: People don’t understand how DLC is made, Borderlands 2 DLC in production

Speaking to Gearbox’s chief creative office Brian Martel, he told us that downloadable content (DLC) is one of the things that people “don’t really understand about how games are made”.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | 4

Portal can be completed in 8 minutes, it’s a world record! [Video]

Frankly, this is crazy. Portal, the whole of Portal, has been completed in the razor sharp time of 8 minutes 31.93 seconds.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off