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Archive for August 2012


Hawken gets Oculus Rift Support

The latst game to get the Oculus VR treatment is the upcoming online action Mech title Hawken by Adhesive Games. 

By Paul Younger | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Performance Designed Products denies Wii U launch date ‘leak’

Prior reports that a representative from peripherals company Performance Designed Products (PDP) leaked the official launch date for the Wii U have been denied in a press statement.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

DICE clarifies Battlefield 3 ‘Armored Kill’ release schedule

The release schedule for Battlefield 3′s upcoming ‘Armored Kill’ DLC is especially confusing, because not only do you have Battlefield Premium members to consider, but also a period of exclusivity on the PS3.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Wii U launch date is probably 18 November

Reports coming out of the Gamestop Expo in Texas have indicated that peripherals manufacturer PDP (Performance Designed Products) has accidentally leaked the Wii U launch date as 18 November.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Introducing Jeremy from Blood Knights [Video]

New media in this afternoon for DTP’s vampire action RPG Blood Knights.

By Paul Younger | 27 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Videogames are on the cusp of something “really exciting”, says Tomb Raider dev

Videogames have long struggled with serious themes. Whenever sex, homosexuality, drug dependence and the like are depicted in a legitimate (i.e.

By John Robertson | 27 Aug 2012 | 2

First 24 hours in Guild Wars 2

It’s been a long time coming and ArenaNet has finally launched their MMO Guild Wars 2 which some might say is about to change how the MMORPG genre is perceived by the masses.

By Paul Younger | 27 Aug 2012 | 1

Need help with Guild Wars 2? Check our Guild Wars 2 support and help forums

Since the game launched in the early hours of this morning, ArenaNet decided to close off their official forums due to the strain they were under.

By Paul Younger | 26 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

US Sanctions Block World of Warcraft in Iran

A couple of days ago we reported that Blizzard players in Iran were unable to connect to the BattleNet service for World of Warcraft.

By Paul Younger | 25 Aug 2012 | 2

Skyrim v1.7 PS3 update arrives Monday in Europe

EU PS3 gamers eager to get their hands on the latest update to The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim won’t have to wait much longer, Bethesda has announced that the PS3 v1.7 update arrives on Monday in Europe.  

By Paul Younger | 25 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Torchlight 2 Release Date Announcement Next Week

Hold onto your epic gear ARPG fans, next week Runic Games will be announcing the release date of Torchlight 2.

By Paul Younger | 25 Aug 2012 | 1

Funcom delays Secret World Issue #2 Release due to restructuring

Earlier this week we reported that Funcom are currently undergoing restructuring which means staff were  let go.

By Paul Younger | 25 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 console servers expanded fourfold

It should be somewhat easier to find an official DICE server for Battlefield 3 if you’re a console user, as the developer has just revealed today that it has “effectively quadrupled” their numbers.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Shepard’s scavenger hunt in Mass Effect 3′s ‘Leviathan’ [Video]

The first downloadable solo DLC (if you ignore From Ashes and, er, the entirely new ending) for Mass Effect 3 will be released on 28 August for most platforms (29 August for PS3 users in Europe).

By Peter Parrish | 24 Aug 2012 | 1

Uncharted film project getting a rewrite, loses its director

If you’d forgotten that Hollywood was aiming to shoot a version of Sony’s Uncharted series, then you’re probably not alone.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4′s live-action ‘Forward Unto Dawn’ series teased [Video]

The Halo 4 themed live-action series ‘Forward Unto Dawn’ will debut online on 5 October, but of course there’s going to be a series of teaser footage to keep you occupied until then.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

How the WiiU pad will be your ZombiU ‘survival kit’ [Video]

A new trailer kicks off a ‘behind the scenes’ look at some of the development choices that went into Ubisoft’s forthcoming WiiU survival horror title, ZombiU.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Back in the skies for more Grand Theft Auto V shots

At the rate Rockstar is releasing Grand Theft Auto V images, we may reach critical mass very shortly.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Lifesize Thrall made out of LEGO [World of Warcraft]

Gamescom 2012 was a bit of a disappointment in terms of the quantity of booth babes this year.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

It’s behind you! New Dead Space 3 screens

EA has released nine new screenshots for Dead Space 3. 
In typical Dead Space fashion, the images are characterised by moody lighting, grey piled upon browns and black and a healthy does of zombies by other any name.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Beyond is biggest performance capture production ever, bigger than James Cameron’s Avatar

David Cage, head of studio Quantic Dream, has claimed that the performance capture used in upcoming PS3-exclusive Beyond: Two Souls is the biggest ever.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | 2

It’s been mere hours, but Dark Souls PC already has its first hack/mod

A hack to increase the visual performance of the PC edition of Dark Souls is already doing the rounds, literally hours after the game was released.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Are you eager for the launch of Guild Wars 2?

The latest Guild Wars 2 press release is entitled “Video Gamers Eager for the Launch of Guild Wars 2″.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | 3

The next generation of fighting games, ‘Archeblade’

Seoul, Korea, August 24, 2012 - Do you like to play fighting games such as Street fighter, Tekken, or Mortal Kombat?

By Press Release | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Big Robot’s music-generating puzzle epic AVSEQ arrives on Steam for Windows and OSX

Bath, UK, 23rd August 2012 - CONNECT ATOMS TO CREATE ENDLESS MUSIC! 

By Press Release | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

In Space, No-One Can Hear You Bark! [Sniffernaut]

TAMPERE, Finland – 24th August 2012 – Introducing Ralff, the best nose in space and the star of Sniffernaut, an innovative ‘scroll ‘n’ match’ puzzle game developed by Tuokio and coming soon to iOS devices everywhere.

By Press Release | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Final Fantasy Dimensions release date confirmed

Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy Dimensions will launch worldwide on 31 August 2012.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Free-to-play MMO coming to XBLA this autumn

Microsoft will publish Happy Wars, a free-to-play massively-multiplayer fighter, on Xbox Live Arcade this autumn.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Gamescom winners announced, Dishonored takes top prize

The 2012 Gamescom Awards have been unveiled, and its Bethesda’s Dishonored that walks away with the honour of being able to call itself the best game at the show.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | 1

See the casualties of war in new XCOM: Enemy Unkown trailer

In a couple of months time, 2K’s reboot of the classic strategy series will be hitting the shelves and this video gives you a taste of the game’s atmososphere which we are hoping will live up to the original series.

By Paul Younger | 24 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

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