Archive for August 2012
Neverwinter introduces Blackdagger’s Keep [Video]
Cryptic Studios’ Neverwinter MMO will feature an undead pirate whose name is agonisingly close to Blackadder.
Sacred 3 teased in screenshot form
If you’ve been waiting for further news of the Sacred series, following the announcement of spin-off brawler Sacred Citadel, then wait no longer.
Paragon Studios shut down, City of Heroes to end this year
Sadly, it’s time for all the superheroes in City of Heroes to hang up their capes.
Insomniac’s Overstrike may now be ‘Fuse’
Think back through the mists of time to June 2011, when Insomniac Games showed off a trailer at E3 for a game called Overstrike.
Dead Island Riptide is “not a sequel”
Due in 2013, Techland’s Dead Island Riptide will be more of a sideways step than a sequel.
PC’s Scribblenauts Unlimited will have Steam Workshop support
5th Cell has announced that the PC version of Scribblenauts Unlimited (due at the same time as the Wii U version, which will appear around the as-yet-unknown Wii U launch window) will have full Steam Workshop support.
New Halo 4 multiplayer action on ‘Exile’ map [Video]
If that cryo-sleep nonsense wasn’t really enough ‘proper’ Halo 4 for you, then you should at least enjoy this footage from the Penny Arcade Expo, showing a new map (‘Exile’) in action.
The scholarly Sir Hammerlock shows you around Borderlands 2 [Video]
It turns out one of the better ways to introduce players to the ways in which your sequel improves over the original is to let an extraordinarily British person do it.
Bethesda struggling to bring Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC to the PS3
As other Skyrim players look forward to ‘Hearthfire’, the game’s poor old PS3 userbase is still waiting for definitive news about whether ‘Dawnguard’ will ever appear on their system.
Runic get ready for Torchlight 2 launch with new trailer
It’s outo the 20 September, and to get the hype rolling for what looks to be an awesome ARPG, we have the official launch trailer.
GRID 2 will push “today’s best PC’s”, says Codemasters
After too many years of waiting in darkness, more details are starting to arrive about the secret-but-not-so-secret GRID 2.
Xbox Live Arcade games coming to Windows 8 platforms
The first set of Xbox Live Arcade games that will be available on Windows 8 platforms has been revealed by Microsoft.
Gotham City Imposters PC goes free-to-play
Team Batman vs. Team Joker shooter has gone free-to-play on Steam, setting up another example of early adopters inevitably getting pissed off that they bothered to pay.
Funcom producer reassures players the Secret World has a bright future
Reading about Funcom and The Secret World has been a little depressing lately, what with lower than expected sales figures and staff layoffs.
Pockie Pirates Chapter 3 – All Blue Crews
New lands ahoy! NGames announce new adventures and methods to recruit powerful crew members
NGames has today revealed a plethora of mysterious new islands, new crew members, and a brand new gameplay mechanic ready to hit free-to-play pirate MMORPG, Pockie Pirates.
The Chronicles Of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Merge Games are delighted to announce the release of The Chronicles of Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet and The Chronicles of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this fantastic value double pack.
Adventure horror ‘Anna’ coming to Steam next month
Anna, the Italian horror game from indie PC devs Dreampainters, will be released on Steam on 21 September.
New Command & Conquer bundle packs all 17 games in the series
EA has raided the vault to put together a new Command & Conquer bundle.
Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse and the Art of Self-Publishing [Interview]
IG: Did the success of those iOS releases set the foundation for The Serpent’s Curse, or would you have set about making this game regardless?
F1 2012 [Preview] – Vettel to the metal
Formula 1 is a complex sport and, for some more than others, Codemasters’ F1 output is a complex videogame franchise.
ArenaNet Temporarily bans players exploiting bugs giving them a second chance
Gamers will be looking for every advantage while playing Guild Wars 2.
Torchlight 2 Release Date Announced
Although the release date was scheduled to be announced tomorrow at PAX, Runic Games revealed the date a little earlier to the fans.
Clucking hell, it’s some Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse images
Chickens. Chickens are everywhere in these new Xbox 360 images from Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse.
Firefly to crowd-fund Stronghold: Crusader 2
It may be time to return to your fortress walls, as Firefly Studios announces its intent to develop Stronghold: Crusader 2, the follow-up to one of its best-loved titles.
So many ways to kill redcoats in Assassin’s Creed 3 [Video]
Ubisoft’s second episode in the ‘Inside Assassin’s Creed 3‘ series focuses on combat, weapons and tactics.
Steam Greenlight goes live
Steam Greenlight, you may recall, is Valve’s new way or gauging community reactions to various game projects.
Drakensang Online Celebrates First Anniversary; Exceeds 10 Million Heroes and Warriors in the Anderworld
San Francisco – 30th August, 2012 – Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) – a worldwide leader in online games – today announced that Drakensang Online has surpassed ten million registered players worldwide since the game’s launch one year ago.
Madden NFL 13 sells 900k on day one, new franchise record
EA has announced that Madden NFL 13 has sold over 900k units on day one.