Archive for 31 August 2012


Neverwinter introduces Blackdagger’s Keep [Video]

Cryptic Studios’ Neverwinter MMO will feature an undead pirate whose name is agonisingly close to Blackadder.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Sacred 3 teased in screenshot form

If you’ve been waiting for further news of the Sacred series, following the announcement of spin-off brawler Sacred Citadel, then wait no longer.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Paragon Studios shut down, City of Heroes to end this year

Sadly, it’s time for all the superheroes in City of Heroes to hang up their capes.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | 2

Insomniac’s Overstrike may now be ‘Fuse’

Think back through the mists of time to June 2011, when Insomniac Games showed off a trailer at E3 for a game called Overstrike.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Dead Island Riptide is “not a sequel”

Due in 2013, Techland’s Dead Island Riptide will be more of a sideways step than a sequel.

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PC’s Scribblenauts Unlimited will have Steam Workshop support

5th Cell has announced that the PC version of Scribblenauts Unlimited (due at the same time as the Wii U version, which will appear around the as-yet-unknown Wii U launch window) will have full Steam Workshop support.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

New Halo 4 multiplayer action on ‘Exile’ map [Video]

If that cryo-sleep nonsense wasn’t really enough ‘proper’ Halo 4 for you, then you should at least enjoy this footage from the Penny Arcade Expo, showing a new map (‘Exile’) in action.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

The troubled cryo-sleep of Halo 4 [Video]

The latest teaser for October’s live-action Halo 4 ‘Forward Unto Dawn’ deals with the lovely subject of sleep.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | 1

The scholarly Sir Hammerlock shows you around Borderlands 2 [Video]

It turns out one of the better ways to introduce players to the ways in which your sequel improves over the original is to let an extraordinarily British person do it.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | 2

Bethesda struggling to bring Skyrim’s Dawnguard DLC to the PS3

As other Skyrim players look forward to ‘Hearthfire’, the game’s poor old PS3 userbase is still waiting for definitive news about whether ‘Dawnguard’ will ever appear on their system.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2012 | 1

Runic get ready for Torchlight 2 launch with new trailer

It’s outo the 20 September, and to get the hype rolling for what looks to be an awesome ARPG, we have the official launch trailer.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

GRID 2 will push “today’s best PC’s”, says Codemasters

After too many years of waiting in darkness, more details are starting to arrive about the secret-but-not-so-secret GRID 2.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Xbox Live Arcade games coming to Windows 8 platforms

The first set of Xbox Live Arcade games that will be available on Windows 8 platforms has been revealed by Microsoft.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Gotham City Imposters PC goes free-to-play

Team Batman vs. Team Joker shooter has gone free-to-play on Steam, setting up another example of early adopters inevitably getting pissed off that they bothered to pay.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Funcom producer reassures players the Secret World has a bright future

Reading about Funcom and The Secret World has been a little depressing lately, what with lower than expected sales figures and staff layoffs.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2012 | 2

Pockie Pirates Chapter 3 – All Blue Crews

New lands ahoy! NGames announce new adventures and methods to recruit powerful crew members
NGames has today revealed a plethora of mysterious new islands, new crew members, and a brand new gameplay mechanic ready to hit free-to-play pirate MMORPG, Pockie Pirates.

By Press Release | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

The Chronicles Of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet/ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Merge Games are delighted to announce the release of The Chronicles of Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet and The Chronicles of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this fantastic value double pack.

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Adventure horror ‘Anna’ coming to Steam next month

Anna, the Italian horror game from indie PC devs Dreampainters, will be released on Steam on 21 September.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

New Command & Conquer bundle packs all 17 games in the series

EA has raided the vault to put together a new Command & Conquer bundle.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | 3

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse and the Art of Self-Publishing [Interview]

IG: Did the success of those iOS releases set the foundation for The Serpent’s Curse, or would you have set about making this game regardless?

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | 2

F1 2012 [Preview] – Vettel to the metal

Formula 1 is a complex sport and, for some more than others, Codemasters’ F1 output is a complex videogame franchise.

By John Robertson | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

ArenaNet Temporarily bans players exploiting bugs giving them a second chance

Gamers will be looking for every advantage while playing Guild Wars 2.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Torchlight 2 Release Date Announced

Although the release date was scheduled to be announced tomorrow at PAX, Runic Games revealed the date a little earlier to the fans. 

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2012 | Comments Off