Archive for 8 August 2012


Mass Effect 3’s ‘Firefight’ pack is gunning for your cash

If you’d somehow been feeling a little short of weapons in Mass Effect 3’s single player mode, then today’s release of a ‘Firefight’ DLC pack for the game should give you one or two more options.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | 1

Hybrid launch afflicted by Microsoft server issues

Hybrid, the latest ‘Summer of Arcade’ release on Xbox Live, is suffering from a few launch-day issues.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Unmechanical’s launch trailer is eerily adorable [Video]

You already know about Talawa Games’ Unmechanical, right? Of course you do, my glowing review of the 2.5D puzzler is still on the front page.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Non-gaming software coming to Steam in September

Valve has announced that Steam will soon be expanding beyond the realms of mere gaming-based software, into the strange and mysterious area of things like Photoshop and Adobe Premiere.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Shadowy sources indicate Thief 4 may be delayed until ‘next gen’

Let’s be up front about this; the substance of this story is about as ethereal as the ghost who haunts the police station in Thief 2.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Layoffs hit En Masse

In a Tweet from En Masse employee Evan Berman, it appears that staff have been let go at En Masse, the developer who brought the MMO TERA to the western market.

By Paul Younger | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Sleeping Dogs wants to make PC users happy [Video]

1080p. 60 fps. DirectX 11 features. These are things PC users want to hear about, but all too often publishers and developers settle for a “will this do?” port and make ten thousand desktop owners weep in unison.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Codemasters’ Grid series returns in 2013

After a few nods and winks last week, Codemasters has now officially unveiled Grid 2.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Build Your City without Tearing Down Friendships: Bigpoint Breaks New Ground with Rising Cities

Hamburg/Germany: August 7, 2012 – Ever wanted to build your own virtual metropolis without having to annoy your buddies with Facebook requests and beg them for energy?

By Press Release | 8 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Bigpoint’s Battlestar Galactica Online Gains Power from Allegorithmic’s Substance

San Francisco – Aug. 7, 2012 – Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) – a worldwide leader in online games – and Allegorithmic, the leading firm in texturing technology, today announced that Bigpoint’s free-to-play, browser-based title, Battlestar Galactica Online (BSGO) is the most successful game built atop the Unity 3D platform to incorporate Allegorithmic Substance technology.

By Press Release | 8 Aug 2012 | 1

PES 2013 [Preview] – Return of the King?

Every year PES promises the Earth. Major improvements to gameplay, physics, visuals and volume of content.

By John Robertson | 8 Aug 2012 | 5