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Archive for 22 August 2012


Blizzard’s Jay Wilson publicly apologises for David Brevik comment

It looks like the the Jay Wilson / David Brevik Facebook fiasco has come to a head this evening with an official update on the matter.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2012 | 21

Freaky doll hat returns in these Dishonored screenshots

Do you remember the bizarre and disturbing doll hat worn by a party attendee in the last batch of Dishonored screenshots?

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Leffe to their own devices: Larian Studios at Gamescom [Video]

Even having a pair of PCs stolen from their display area couldn’t stop Larian Studios (Divinity series) having a decent time at Gamescom.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

No prohibition on this Omerta: City of Gangsters footage [Video]

Haemimont Games (they of Tropico 3 and 4 fame) are making use of the same engine to power a 1930s gangster-themed title, complete with outdoor city building, ‘turf’ claiming and turn-based combat sections.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Black Isle Studios (sort of) returns

At its late-90s peak, Black Isle Studios developer and published some of the finest RPGs ever made.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Kinect gets cheaper in the US, no plans for EU price cut

As if the exchange rate wasn’t punishing enough already, the gap between the price of Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensor controller in the United States and Europe is about to get even wider.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Grand Theft Auto V serves up some more images

The rate at which Rockstar is releasing Grand Theft Auto V images has increased from “not very often at all” to “twice in one week”.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4 Original Soundtrack and Special Edition Remix Album Coming 22 October

Microsoft and 343 Industries, in conjunction with new soundtrack partner 7Hz Productions, today announced the “Halo 4” Original Soundtrack (OST) produced by composer Neil Davidge of Massive Attack fame will be available online and in stores on 22 October.

By Press Release | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Sleeping Dogs demo released

If you’ve not tried Square’s Sleeping Dogs which is currently topping the game charts then you can now get your hands on the demo and take it for a spin.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Namco Bandai UK unveils the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 schedule of events and tournaments

In the lead up to the Tekken Tag TournamentTM 2 European final at the Electronic Sport World Cup (ESWC) in Paris (held during the Paris Games Week from October 31st to November 4th), Namco Bandai UK are looking for the best players from the UK and Ireland to represent us.

By Press Release | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Lord of the Rings Online:Riders of Rohan expansion delayed

It looks like Turbine are going to require a little extra time to polish the next expansion for Lord of the Rings Online as they have just announced that the Riders of Rohan will not be released until 15 October.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Sony closes Liverpool studio

There’s something in the water this week as another closure surfaces.  

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2012 | 2

Piracy means free-to-play is just as profitable as boxed PC games, says Ubi CEO

Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO, has said that the free-to-play model is just as profitable as PC boxed products.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2012 | 6

Triple dose of Max Payne 3 Disorganized Crime DLC shots

This afternoon we have a three new screenshots from the upcoming Max Payne 3 DLC Disorganized Crime DLC which is due for release on 28 August on all platforms.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Jay Wilson says Brevik interview comments were an “unfortunate accident”

Just when you thought things were settling down over Jay Wilson’s comments over the the interview we carried out with the original Diablo creator David Brevik, more industry comments have surfaced.

By Paul Younger | 22 Aug 2012 | 17

High in Hockenheim: F1 Race Stars [Preview]

It’s 10am and I’m sitting in a room so small it would have made Anne Frank feel claustrophobic.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2012 | 4

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