Archive for July 2012


Notch worried by Steam’s dominance in PC market

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, creator of runaway success story Minecraft, has voiced concerns over the power Valve’s Steam digital distribution service currently has over the PC market.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | 3

Thomas Was Alone [Review] – Not just another indie platformer

Isn’t it amazing how easy it is for us mere humans to become attached to the ridiculous.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition counts down

Anyone old enough to remember the Baldur’s Gate series will have fond memories of the fantastic RPG.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

UbiSoft gets ready for Gamescom revealing its line-up

With Gamescom just afew weeks away, UbiSoft has revealed their line-up of titles for the annual gaming extravaganza in Cologne.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

PES 2013 demo available now

Konami’s latest installment in the PES footy series now has its own demo ready for download giving you a taste of what’s to come.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

DARK VALE GAMES OPENS 1,000 ADDITIONAL BETA SLOTS FOR UPCOMING INDIE PVP GAME FORGE

CARSLBAD, CA (JULY 25, 2012) — Dark Vale Games, an independent video game developer based in Southern California, has announced that they will offer 1,000 additional spots in the upcoming BETA test for FORGE, the multiplayer-only PC game that delivers truly unique multiplayer experience by bridging the gap between the fast, skill-based action of competitive first-person-shooters and the strategic competition of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games.

By Press Release | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Robo pre-orders announced for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (UK)

In addition to the multiplayer trailer released for the game today, Activision has spelled out some upcoming pre-order offers that are available if you slap down your money early for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Double your danger with the Tribes Ascend ‘Twinfuser’ update

The latest update to Hi-Rez’s free-to-play revival of the Tribes series adds a brand new ‘Twinfuser’ weapon.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Sleeping Dogs lets you dress as Rico Rodriguez

Anyone who’s seen footage of the Sleeping Dogs driving segments (like those in this recent video) will know that they owe a fair bit to the chaos-filled open world title Just Cause 2.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard fixes Diablo 3 Barbarian god mode bug

As expected, Blizzard has now hotfixed the Barbarian god mode bug that appeared just over 24 hours ago.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Second Shadowrun Kickstarter announces new payment model

Before Harebrained Schemes launched their $1.8 million USD generating Kickstarter for Shadowrun Returns, Cliffhanger Productions were already working on a title called Shadowrun Online.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Platforming mode returns to Trackmania 2: Canyon [Video]

One of the criticisms levelled at Trackmania 2: Canyon was that for all its improvements over previous releases in the series, it was missing some of the features players had become used to.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders originally going to be 4-player co-op, Vigil still want to do it

In a recent interview with IncGamers, Darksiders 2 lead designer Haydn Dalton said that the team had initially wanted the first Darksiders to be a four player co-op game.

By John Robertson | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Tansformers: Fall of the Cybertron multiplayer trailer

Activision’s latest Transformers: Fall of the Cybertron trailer shows off some of the game’s multiplayer maps and features prior to the launch on 21 August.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Stronghold Kingdoms Reaches One Million Registered Players

London, UK – 25th July, 2012 – Firefly Studios, creators of Steam’s number two free-to-play game Stronghold Kingdoms, hit a major milestone this week by reaching 1,000,000 registered players.

By Press Release | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

GAME reveals Call of Duty Black Ops II Perks

Game and Gamstation have launched their Call of Duty Perks programme which will grant additional bonus for those that getin early and pre-order.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria release date announced

Blizzard has announced that their fourth World of Warcraft expansion The Mists of Pandaria (or Panda Pack as we like to call it) will be released on September 25th.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2012 | 2

Because Penguins Like to Blow Shit Up Too, Serious Sam 3: BFE Linux Version Announced

Linux Version Coming This Year to Steam, Will Support Steamworks
THE INTERNET – Croteam and Devolver Digital announced today that the popular 2011 PC indie shooter hit Serious Sam 3: BFE is under development for a 2012 release for Linux.

By Press Release | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders 2 is looking better than expected [Preview]

I’ve now played Darksiders 2 on a number of occasions, the most recent being last week.

By John Robertson | 25 Jul 2012 | 3

Company of Heroes 2 aiming for “as low as possible” PC specs

PC gaming is great. It’s diverse, it’s high quality and – contrary to what some believe – it’s incredibly healthy and full of players.

By John Robertson | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

End of Nations devs talk backstory [Video]

In the latest developer video update from Petroglyph for their online RTS End of Nations, they discuss the game’s backstory and the the factions that will make you want to take down the enemy no matter which side you choose.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Syfy’s Defiance Commences Series Production in Toronto July 24th

Groundbreaking Series Set to Launch in April 2013
NEW YORK, NY – July 23, 2012 – Defiance will commence series production in Toronto, ON starting July 24, having completed shooting on the pilot episode this past spring (for a total of 12 episodes/13 hours).

By Press Release | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Telltale’s The Walking Dead launches on iOS devices this Thursday

Originally intended for an April launch, Telltale’s The Walking Dead is coming to iOS devices this Thursday (26 July).

By John Robertson | 25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Left 4 Dead 2’s Cold Stream DLC released on PC, delayed on 360

The third add-on for Left 4 Dead 2, a four-chapter campaign called ‘Cold Stream’, has been released today for the PC version of the game (through Steam).

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jul 2012 | 2

Indie Royale’s July bundle features entire Geneforge Saga

If you have any money left over from the Steam summer sale and have a taste for old school RPGs, you could do worse than take a look at the Indie Royale ‘July Jubilee’ bundle.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

XBLA will eat itself: Major Nelson avatar items now available

There’s something oddly incestuous about the fact that ‘Major Nelson’ branded avatar items are now for sale on Xbox Live.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

ASTRO GAMING INTRODUCES THE A50 WIRELESS GAMING HEADSET

SAN FRANCISCO – July 24, 2012 – ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment for professional gamers, has launched the ASTRO A50 Wireless Gaming Headset, a professional-grade audio solution designed to provide gaming and home theater enthusiasts with an immersive experience free from the tangle of wires.

By Press Release | 24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Pair of DLC puzzle packs announced for Quantum Conundrum

It was no secret that Quantum Conundrum was getting some DLC.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

First one’s free: sample Dyad’s delights with a demo

If you read John’s glowing review of Dyad, but still fancied sampling it for yourself before diving in to the full game, then this demo release is for you.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Cleaver girl: Mrs Chu gets her revenge in Sleeping Dogs [Video]

With only a few weeks to go before the release of Sleeping Dogs on 17 August, Square Enix is laying on the promotional materials.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jul 2012 | Comments Off