Archive for 5 September 2012


First mission briefing from Insomniac’s Fuse [Video]

After releasing a first image from the game and stirring up questions about whether Fuse is a re-working of the previously-announced Overstrike (as it seems to be), Insomniac has now shared the first mission briefing from the title.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing take him to a rooftop [Video]

NeoCore has shared a minute or so of alpha gameplay footage from its forthcoming dungeon crawler, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing.

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15 minutes of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us [Video]

PAX 2012 saw the airing of another The Last of Us video, this time showcasing around 15 minutes of gameplay.

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Call of Juarez announcement expected tomorrow

Anyone who played Call of Juarez: The Cartel may not exactly be clamouring for a new game in that series; but an enigmatic new image posted on the series’ Facebook page is hinting at a return to the past.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

I Am Alive looks to be emerging one week early on PC

The PC version of I Am Alive appears to be defying its previously-revealed release date of 13 September and scrambling its way up a nearby launch-building in time for 6 September (ie; tomorrow) instead.

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Joe Danger 2: The Movie wheelies in on 14 September

Hello Games has announced that Joe Danger 2: The Movie will be available on Xbox Live Arcade from 14 September.

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Ubisoft’s “always on” DRM policy has been over since June 2011

Ubisoft’s much-loathed “always on” DRM, a system that had plagued PC versions of games like Assassin’s Creed 2, has not been official policy since June 2011 according to the company’s worldwide director for online games, Stephanie Perotti.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Sep 2012 | 2

Steam’s Greenlight system introduces $100 submission fee

Steam’s ‘Greenlight’ system has a bit of an image problem. The original intent behind the system appeared to be a way to get popular games that had been rejected by Steam’s traditional submission method another shot at getting on the digital platform.

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Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse hits Kickstarter goal

Charles Cecil and Revolution Software have raised the required $400,000 USD to make Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse.

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LOTRO: Riders of Rohan dev diary and shots show off landscapes

The development team at Turbine have a tough challenge when bringing Tolkien’s vision to life, and in the latest video developer diary they take a look at the landscapes of Rohan that appear in the upcoming MMO expansion.

By Paul Younger | 5 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

RF Online v1.5 EU Closed Beta Announced

Gamers looking to head back to the MMO RF Online in Europe can now look forward to a closed Beta test which will get underway at the end of October or early November.

By Paul Younger | 5 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Gamers can get their mugs in upcoming CD Projekt Game

Fans of the Witcher 2 who purchased the game on Steam have the opportunity to get their likeness added to an upcoming CD Projekt RED Game.

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Ex-Diablo 3 Dev Haga Announces GUTS, Kickstarter Launched and Alpha Demo

Ex- Blizzard employee Chris Haga and computer science graduate Steve Turner have just launched the Kickstarter for their new company’s Diablo-style action with turn-based gameplay called GUTS.  

By Paul Younger | 5 Sep 2012 | 1

Building a sequel: Firefly’s blueprint for Stronghold: Crusader 2 [Interview]

Last week, Firefly Studios announced plans to crowdfund and self-publish the long-awaited sequel to Stronghold: Crusader.

By Peter Parrish | 5 Sep 2012 | 1

RIFT expansion Storm Legion gets release date and new trailer

TRION has announced that the first full expansion for their MMORPG RIFT, called Storm Legion, will release on 13 November.

By Paul Younger | 5 Sep 2012 | 2