Archive for 10 September 2012
Third annual Xbox ‘Indie Games Uprising’ begins today
The Indie Games section on Xbox Live has been getting slightly more attention of late, but it’s still hidden away in a dark corner of the console’s dashboard in need of more attention.
Monochromatic dunks in new NBA 2K13 trailer [Video]
2K Sports has released a new trailer for upcoming NBA 2K13, featuring dunks, three-pointers and a whole lot of showboating.
Wing Commander creator to announce new game on 10 October
Chris Roberts, creator of the space-tastic Wing Commander series (ask someone over the age of 25 about it), will return with the announcement of a new game at the Texas Game Developers Conference (GDC) on 10 October.
Leon’s Resident Evil 6 jacket can be yours for just £900
Capcom has plans to open a European ‘e-store’ in the coming months, but as a prelude to that the company has a smaller e-store presence online featuring a few limited edition Resident Evil 6 bundles.
Ghost Recon Online: From pay-to-play to free-to-play [Interview]
Many a free-to-play game is – for better or worse – the offspring of an already established franchise.
Ubisoft not happy with Ghost Recon Online’s CPU performance
Free-to-play Ghost Recon Online has been on general release for a few weeks now, and Ubisoft are still not completely happy with the way the game is performing on certain specifications of PC hardware.
2012 dubbed ‘Year of the Game’ by Kickstarter
More money was pledged on Kickstarter for videogames in 2012 than in any other category.
American Dental Association and PopCap want to stop ‘Zombie Mouth’
Most of you reading this will already have played Plants vs Zombies, but consider the millions of children who’ve not yet had the chance to experience PopCap’s garden defense classic.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter joins the hunt for Bin Laden [Video]
EA has worked some crossover magic to combine Medal of Honor: Warfighter with the upcoming film Zero Dark Thirty, about the search for Osama Bin Laden.
Molyneux’s Curiosity experiment is looking for beta testers
If you’re curious about Curiosity, the 22Cans/Peter Molyneux ‘social experiment’ that seeks to discover if thousands of people will unite together in a common and quite mundane-looking cause, then look no further than this call for beta testers.
Steam’s ‘Big Picture Mode’ enters public beta today [Video]
Valve has been talking about Steam’s ‘Big Picture Mode’ (a button that will convert the Steam layout into a more television-friendly format) for quite some time, but it now seems to be just about here.
Long tail: Sleeping Dogs back on top of UK charts
United Front’s Sleeping Dogs is back on top of the UK all-formats videogame chart after last week’s dip into second place.
Behind the scenes with Forza Horizon [Video]
Turn 10 Studios and Microsoft have released a behind the scenes developer diary for the upcoming, open-world Forza Horizon.
Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will have a single player mode
Commad & Conquer: General 2 will, despite being free-to-play, include a single single player mode.
Boderlands 2 skill tree calculator released, plan your abilities before launch
Next week sees the launch of Borderlands 2 across the world, but Gearbox has unveiled the entire skill trees for each of the four on-disc character classes.
Six Tekken Tag Tournament 2 characters still to be revealed?
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is launching in North America tomorrow (Friday in the UK) and includes one of the biggest fighting game rosters of all time, with 40 fighters making the cut.
Over 11,000 Guild Wars 2 accounts hacked so far [Updated]
A representative for NCsoft and ArenaNet has since contacted us, saying that 8,500 accounts have been hacked so far – not 11,000 as we have reported below.
The War Z: You’ll lose real-money items if you die
This is a controversial one.
The DayZ-esque The War Z has have a real-money store that lets you purchase in-game items for hard cash.
NHL 13: Changes, development and the future [Interview]
Launching later this week, NHL 13 is one of the year’s most anticipated sports games thanks to years of innovation and gameplay of the highest quality.