Archive for 15 August 2012


$5,000 USD bounty offered for returning Larian’s stolen PCs

Poor old Larian Studios, developers of the Divinity RPG series, have had a pair of PCs nabbed from their Gamescom demonstration area in Cologne.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Rayman Legends is a Wii U Christmas exclusive [Video]

Rayman Legends, Ubisoft’s visually delicious sequel to the fine-looking Rayman Origins, will be a Christmas exclusive release for the Wii U.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4’s multiplayer ‘specialisations’ revealed

Halo 4’s multiplayer mode will add a pseudo-class system to the long running series.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | 1

Arma 3 gets in training with these screenshots

Bohemia Interactive has put these Arma 3 screenshots through their paces and deemed them suitable for release into the wild.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3’s ‘Leviathan’ DLC coming in two weeks

BioWare has announced that its first non-multiplayer piece of DLC for Mass Effect 3 (if you exclude the on-disc ‘From Ashes’ debacle) will be released on 28 August.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Meet the co-op gang from Far Cry 3 [Video]

Did you forget that Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 was going to have co-op?

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PES 2013 gets fancy with its footwork [Video]

Konami’s latest PES 2013 video features Real Madrid and Bayern Munich battling it out to see which of their star players can show off the most.

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Aliens invade Cologne in XCOM: Enemy Unknown images

Mysterious lights in the sky have been spotted over Cologne, but on closer inspection they’re just screenshots for Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown update/remake.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Impire’s latest trailer pretty much confirms it’s Dungeon Keeper [Video]

If you’re going to borrow, borrow from the best. That’s a lesson Paradox and Cyanide’s Impire appears to be taking to heart, as the Gamescom 2012 trailer pretty much gives up any pretense that the game will be different from Bullfrog’s much-loved Dungeon Keeper series.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Field marshalling: Farming Simulator 2013’s hardware [Video]

This is your most anticipated title of Gamescom 2012. Don’t even pretend otherwise.

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Bond-age: 007 Legends reveals two more movie levels [Video]

Activisions 007 Legends will be giving you license to die another day as both License to Kill and, well, Die Another Day will be included as mission levels in this forthcoming jaunt through Bond’s most memorable outings.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Be sieging you: Total War Rome 2’s Gamescom shots

It’s carnage in Carthage in these Total War: Rome 2 screenshots from Gamescom.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | 1

Unlucky for some: crash landings in Star Wars 1313 [Video]

Lucasarts has launched forth a new video for Star Wars 1313, only to see it catch fire and plunge through the planet’s layers down to a dingy, run-down core.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Oh deer: Lara gets hungry in these Tomb Raider shots

If you’re marooned on a desert island and feeling a bit peckish, I guess you can’t afford to pass up the opportunity to nab a longbow off a strung up corpse.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will be free-to-play

Just as Ubisoft did earlier in the day, EA appears to be advancing hard on the free-to-play market.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | 1

Ubisoft triples down on free-to-play browser games [Video]

For a lot of people, Ubisoft’s Gamescom 2012 press event was a bit of a damp squib.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman: Absolution’s multiplayer ‘Contracts’ mode explained [Video]

If you read yesterday’s news about Hitman: Absolution’s ‘Contracts’ multiplayer mode, you could be forgiven for still having questions.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

One Week with Ghost Recon Online [Preview] – The field report

Hmm.
It’s not something that happens often, but I suspect there’s a very definite risk in creating a major free-to-play entry in an established series.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Aug 2012 | 4