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Archive for 23 August 2012


US election will soon be canvassing your Xbox 360

Come 27 August, the Xbox Live dashboard for US users will be awash with additional US election features (whether you want them or not).

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Iranian government blocks access to Battle.net

Politically speaking, the citizens of Iran have much larger concerns than videogaming.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2012 | 8

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II finally reaches Steam

It’s been a long time in coming, but for those people who’ve waited patiently for Obsidian’s Knights of the Old Republic II to show up on Steam today is a good day.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Now even NASA is messing with Peter Molyneux

Yesterday, it turned out that Peter Molyneux’s strange, cube-based “social experiment” game Curiosity had been delayed until September (they’re still polishing the cube, presumably).

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2012 | 2

Fight for a beta spot in Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour

Paradox has launched a contest where the grand prize is a complete set of Hearts of Iron WWII strategy games and beta access to the forthcoming Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES BORDERLANDS 2 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

New York – August 23rd, 2012 – Sumthing Else Music Works today announcedBorderlands™ 2 Original Soundtrack featuring the original musical score from the highly anticipated Role-Playing-Shooter video game Borderlands® 2from Gearbox Software and 2K Games. 

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

UBISOFT REVEALS MIGHT & MAGIC HEROES VI DANSE MACABRE

London, UK, 23rd August 2012 – Today, Ubisoft® announced that the second adventure pack for the universally acclaimed Might & Magic® Heroes® VI as well as a gold edition, including the game and the two adventure packs, will be made available for Windows® PC on September 28, 2012.

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Despite the bitching, I Am Alive has been dated for PC

Ubisoft has confirmed that post-apoc survival game I Am Alive will be released on PC on 13 September.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Going stealthy in new Dishonored video

If you’re like me and like being a sneaky bastard in games then this video will be right up your street.

By Paul Younger | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy 14 retail stock being destroyed at Square’s request?

We already know that Square Enix is hoping to sweep the original Final Fantasy XIV under the carpet with the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, but this is taking things further than we originally thought.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

BRAND NEW WEBSITE AND DRIVER ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR NASCAR THE GAME: INSIDE LINE

Time for NASCAR fans to gear up because the release of NASCAR The Game: Inside Line is right around the corner!

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman Absolution aims to be tough as nails with ‘Contracts’ mode [Interview]

It’s annoying being an assassin sometimes… I imagine. You like killing people so much that you’ve dedicated your life to it, but you can only kill who you’re told.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft changes logo, mind blown

Turns out it doesn’t take much to blow my mind. A simple logo change from one of the world’s biggest companies and my brain has ended up as a red/pink splodge spread messily across the wall of my ‘office’.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 6

Win Beta Spot for Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour

Stockholm, August 23rd 2012 – Spies! Leaders! Naval landings! Do you want the chance to lead your nation through World War II, the largest conflict in world history, before anyone else?

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

2K Sports tests NBA 2K features for “years” to make sure balance is right

Being a bit of a basketball nut (yes, those exist in the UK) and, obviously, harbouring a mild interest in videogames, NBA 2K13 was one of my personal highlights as this year’s Gamescom.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 2

Brave or stupid? New publisher focuses exclusively on PS Vita games

OK, I know that brave and stupid can (in some people’s eyes) be one and the same.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 7

GTA V release date: It’s not 2012

Rockstar must be loving this. They’re not even opening their mouths about Grand Theft Auto V and yet no one can stop talking about it.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 7

Defiance TV teaser trailer sets date for April 2013

It’s coming, the SyFy and TRION action MMO will be hitting game screens and TV screens in April 2013.

By Paul Younger | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Forget the videogames, Borderlands 2 Top Trumps is here

Remember playing Top Trumps? The game where you battled it out with cards against your mates on stats for things like cars or aircraft.

By Paul Younger | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

New PES 2013 demo kicks off next week

Konami are keen to show off their footy skills by releasing a new demo for PES 2013 for the PS3 and 360 on 29 August with the PC version to follow shortly after.

By Paul Younger | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

[Island Forge] Player-Created Content Single-Dev MMORPG Kickstarter!

Potential Games LLC is excited to announce a Kickstarter project for Island Forge, a player-created content, brand-new old-school, single-developer MMORPG featuring classic RPG elements with a unique new game design, in which players create their own islands with stories for others to explore.

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Behind the scenes with Assassin’s Creed 3

Part one of a four part video series looking at the making of Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3. 

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

World of Warcraft F2P level cap will not be going above 20

Blizzard, high and mighty developer of World of Warcraft, has no plan to raise the free-to-play portion of the game’s level cap above 20.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 3

Outspark Introduces Thrilling Tag Combat to Dark Blood

San Francisco, CA – August 23, 2012 – Dark Blood, the hit free-to-play hardcore action MMORPG arcade brawler, released an exciting new Tag Mode to its PvP system that enables players to duel in the arena by toggling between two characters.

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

A new daily quest challenges the community of the free online game Dreambear Saga: the apple pie mission.

Hamburg, August 23rd, 2012 – Summer is in full swing and all the bears of the free browser game Dreambear Saga are happy.

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Mad Catz Ships The WarheadTM 7.1 Wireless Surround Headset for Xbox 360

San Diego – August 21, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.

By Press Release | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

This is awesome: Original Borderlands ‘demade’ in 16bit… for free

Marketing campaign for modern games usually revolve around pre-order bonuses, live-action trailers or (if we’re very lucky) early access to some crappy Resident Evil 6 demo.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4 Achievements revealed

I’ll say it now. The list below does contain some minor spoilers, so avert your eyes if you’re one of those people looking forward to enjoying Halo 4’s story.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman Absolution’s ‘Contracts’ mode changes game ‘dramatically’, is ‘ludicrously’ hard

Hitman Absolution will feature a new mode for the series entitled ‘Contracts’.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 1