Archive for 1 August 2012
Guild Wars 2 stress test on Thursday
ArenaNet announced earlier that they are to hold a special stress test for Guild Wars 2 this Thursday, 2 August, at 12:00 Noon Pacific Time to 4:00 PM Pacific Time.
Character customisation a priority in Cyberpunk
CD Projekt Red’s Witcher series had a predetermined central character in the form of Geralt of Rivia, and while it was certainly possible to play him in different ways Geralt’s personality and background drove the narrative.
Forge shares alpha gameplay, launches ‘Kick-finish’ campaign [Video]
Dark Vale, developers of Forge, have launched a campaign they’re dubbing a ‘Kick-finish’ to raise additional funding for the game.
Oculus VR Headset Kickstarter begins – Next big thing in gaming?
VR has had a ragged history in gaming; it has never managed to catch on.
Rockstar rejigs Max Payne 3 DLC schedule
How do you make an already crowded DLC schedule even more confusing?
Star Wars: The Old Republic has lost over 300,000 subscribers since May
EA has admitted that Star Wars: The Old Republic subscription numbers have fallen below one million for the first time since its release in December 2011.
The Showdown Effect brings a minigun to medieval Europe [Video]
Arrowhead’s post-Magicka project The Showdown Effect is looking about as irreverent as their myths and magic mocking effort.
Far Cry 3 E3 co-op walkthrough demo video released
E3 seems like such a long time ago now but it’s not stopped UbiSoft releasing their co-op walkthrough video for Far Cry 3.
ARMA 3 and Carrier Command: Gaea Mission playable at Gamescom
Bohemia Interactive will be giving gamers the opportunity to go hands-on with ARMA 3 and Carrier Command: Gaea Mission at Gamescom next month in Cologne.
Symbiote Studios to create stylized toys based on Bethesda Softworks award winning franchises
Symbiote Studios LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of toys and high-end collectibles, has received rights to create stylized vinyl toys based on Bethesda’s award-winning franchises, including The Elder Scrolls®, Dishonored™, DOOM®, Fallout®, and QUAKE®.
World of Tanks 7.5 update out now in Europe, new screens
Wargaming has released the 7.5 update for free-to-play MMO World of Tanks in Europe today.
Preacher’s story in new Warfighter trailer
In the latest Medal of Honor: Warfighter trailer viewers are presented with Preacher’s story and it’s a mish-mash of CGI and in-game footage with some predictable terrorists thrown in for good measure.
Dead Space 2 is free if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber
If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber you can now download Dead Space 2 for free.
Take-Two not happy with Max Payne 3 & Spec Ops: The Line sales
Sales of Max Payne 3 and Spec Ops: The Line have not met the expectations of Take-Two.
The Inquisitor RPG launches the English beta
After ten years of development, three years of translations and several months of proofreading, the closed English beta of the old-school RPG game Inquisitor begins.
Tenshi Ventures backs nDreams’ Blueprint:Home
Tenshi Ventures announces that is has provided Production Finance to UK developer nDreams.
Tag In With The “We Are Tekken” Instagram Exhibition
LONDON, ENGLAND – 1 August 2012 – To celebrate the launch of the latest edition of the legendary Tekken franchise, TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2, NAMCO BANDAI Games are launching a competition to find the very best Tekken inspired images.
Borderlands 2 can be made less violent with ‘Gore Toggle’
I have no idea – seriously, none – why you would want to make Borderlands 2 less violent, but you can opt for that by invoking the ‘Gore Toggle’.
EA’s Origin double its users number in 3 months… or does it?
According to EA, their Origin digital distribution service now has over 21 million registered users.
Updated Steam user agreement prevents you filing class-action lawsuits
Class-action lawsuits and drawn out and expense, which is why Valve has decided to edit the Steam subscriber agreement to make it impossible for users of the digital distribution service to file them.
Steam Summer Sale is back, indie bundles at 75% off
I’m not sure how I feel about this, but the Steam Summer Sale is back.
Orcs Must Die 2 [Review] – It ain’t easy being green
The unusual thing about many videogame sequels is that they’re simply an iteration of the original idea.