Archive for August 2012
Special Call of Duty Black Ops II editions detailed
If your looking for a more expansive package when you purchase the FPS then check out the Care Package and Hardened Edition, of which are available for the PS3, 360 and PC.
Convincing the hardcore players that they’re the minority is not easy [F1 2012]
Hardcore players. The truly hardcore, not the ‘hardcore’ that are ‘hardcore’ because they play Gears of War and Street Fighter instead of Angry Birds and The Sims.
It’s a young woman’s game: Tomb Raider [Interview]
We recently had the chance to sit down with Crystal Dynamics’ Karl Stewart, global brand manager on the Tomb Raider, to talk about the upcoming adventures of Lara Croft and what the studio are trying to achieve by telling her origin story.
Chocks away for Vlambeer’s Luftrausers [Video]
Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter) and Devolver Digital have announced a curious aerial-based arcade dogfighting title called Luftrausers.
Cole MacGrath goes evil, joins PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale [Video]
Can we all just agree to call PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale ‘PABR’?
PS3 and PC tactical racer Fuel Overdose gets first trailer
Fuel Overdose has been in development for a couple of years at developer I-Friqiya and today we have the first trailer for what they are calling their tactical top-down racer.
Internal Techland team working on ‘Project Hell’ title
Techland, the makers of Dead Island, have given an internal spin-off team the task of developing a game that’s currently called Project Hell (though that’s just a working title).
Crystal Dynamics not ruling out further ‘young Lara’ games
Crystal Dynamics are not ruling out creating further games featuring a young Lara Croft.
Next 22Cans/Molyneux game will be ‘Cooperation’
I know, we haven’t even found out what’s inside the Curiosity cube yet and already we’re eager to find out what the next mini game project from 22Cans and Peter Molyneux will be.
Guild Wars 2 achieves 400,000 concurrent users during headstart
Error codes and all sorts of issues occurred over the weekend if you were trying to get into Guild Wars 2.
Find a car, drive a car in Need for Speed: Most Wanted [Video]
Criterion’s latest video from Need for Speed: Most Wanted shows off the open-world gameplay and demonstrates the “you find it, you can drive it” approach being taken by the developers.
ArenaNet statement on Guild Wars 2 ‘overflow’ bug
If you’ve been playing Guild Wars 2, as both Paul and Tim have over the past few days (click their names for early impression pieces), you’ll most likely have noticed problems with the game’s ‘overflow’ feature.
Two special editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 revealed
Treyarch and Activision will be parachuting in a couple of special editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for those of you with a healthier disposable income than most (or a friendly line of credit).
Naval gazing: a narrated look at Assassin’s Creed 3’s boats
Remember the naval-based Assassin’s Creed 3 trailer that emerged from Gamescom?
Jay-Z is a “visionary” and has had “direct impact” on NBA 2K13, says 2K
In case you missed it, Jay-Z (yes, the Jay-Z, the guy hanging off Beyonce’s arm) is executive producer on 2K Sports’ upcoming NBA 2K13.
Byzantine buff: Crusader Kings II expands with Legacy of Rome
For some reason, the Byzantine Empire always proves popular with fans of Paradox titles.
Codemasters: We’ve got enough ideas for the next 20 Formula 1 games
The biggest complaint with annual releases is that each iteration fails to provide enough changes/new features to make it worth while.
Alpha Polaris to release at retail 31st August 2012
Merge Games are bringing Indie hair raiser Alpha Polaris to retail August 31st 2012.
Xulu Universe’s Alpha Opens to Explore, Create New Worlds
Milpitas, Calif. – Aug. 2 8 , 2012 – Xulu Universe, a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online physics-based virtual world, is seeking alpha players with a penchant for creativity.
Following The Secret World disappointment, Funcom will focus on smaller games
In its latest financial report, Funcom has announced that EA-published MMO The Secret World has shifted 200,000 copies since it launched this past July.
Skyrim Hearthfire DLC lets you build your own home from the ground up
Bethesda has just announced a new add-on for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
IncGamers awards its first 10/10 of 2012
While you may not know it, publishers, developers and PR agencies sometimes accuse us of being a little strict with our review scores.
Sleeping Dogs remains top of the chart, Darksiders 2 in second
Sleeping Dogs finds itself at the top of UK software chart for the second week in succession.
Tomb Raider wants to make you cry and give you goose-bumps
The subject of ‘mature’ content has been a touchy subject as far as Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
The Walking Dead Episode 3 out today on PS3, 360/PC/Mac tomorrow
Episode three (Long Road Ahead) of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is out today on PlayStation 3, via PlayStation Network.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition [Review] – Victory achieved
My sins must be heard: I have not finished Dark Souls.
Another 24 hours in Guild Wars 2 [Feature] – World vs. World
I spent the first three hours creating my character.
That’s not an exaggeration: the first time I logged into Guild Wars 2, I was so overwhelmed by options I alt-tabbed to Skype and cried.