Archive for September 2012
Fifa 13 doing extremely well in the US, sales up 42% from last year
Fifa 13 has got itself to a good start in the US, according to the day one sales figures revealed by EA.
A name of dwarves: Zeal wants your ideas
Paradox and Zeal have launched a dedicated website for their dwarf-management and interior design sim A Game of Dwarves, accompanied by a call for names.
GoG’s Carmageddon pack brings maximum splatter
As trailed yesterday, GoG.com now has the original Carmageddon available to purchase and download, DRM free and playable on modern PCs.
Starbreeze’s next game is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Starbreeze has made an important business decision regarding their next title; it’s not going to be a first-person remake of a beloved Bullfrog game (Syndicate didn’t go so well).
Madness abounds in the third of Dishonored’s Dunwall tales [Video]
This third and final animated short about the backstory to Dishonored is titled “In the Mind of Madness” and, indeed, its protagonist Piero is not a well man.
Time for some tea in Assassin’s Creed 3 [Video]
As every student of British history knows, the Boston Tea Party was the event at which British rule was peacefully handed over to the American colonists and a lavish tea reception held in honour of the birth of the United States.
Bungie thought Halo Wars was a “whoring out” of the Halo franchise, never supported idea
Bungie, creators of the Halo franchise, were never interested in an RTS set in the same universe as Master Chief, Cortana and co.
Notch doesn’t like Windows 8, doesn’t want Minecraft on the OS
The outspoken creator of Minecraft, Markuss ‘Notch’ Persson, has stood in the way of Microsoft’s attempt to certify the game for Windows 8.
Steam Linux beta coming next week
1,000 testers will be able to check out Steam Linux next week.
Torchlight 2 for Mac in “a couple months at least”
While PC gamers have been thoroughly enjoying darting around Torchlight 2 with their characters for a week or so now, Mac gamers are going to have to wait a while until the game gets ported over.
Obsidian’s Project Eternity passes $2.0 million USD mark
Some form of player housing will be present and correct in Obsidian’s ‘Project Eternity’ RPG when it sees release some time in 2014, as the Kickstarter campaign has now surpassed that $2.0 million USD ‘stretch goal’.
Mass Effect Trilogy package will bring original title to the PS3
EA has entered full ‘reissue, repackage’ mode with the Mass Effect series, announcing a trilogy collection featuring all three games in the saga for release this November.
Introversion would like to lock you in the Prison Architect alpha
Introversion, developers of titles like Uplink, Darwinia and Defcon, are now working on a Bullfrog-inspired management sim called Prison Architect.
Three distinct methods of play detailed for Black Ops 2 Zombie mode
Remember the bus shown in the teaser video for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombie mode?
World of Tanks gets physical for its 8.0 update
Important news for World of Tanks fans: the latest 8.0 update improves upon the physics of combat, so tanks will no longer bounce off into the skies like a balloon when you run into them (ok, this never actually happened, but now it never will).
Dishonored shares a further fable from Dunwall [Video]
Life in Dishonored’s city of Dunwall has become pretty rough, as we learned in yesterday’s backstory-packed video.
Some brief Total War: Rome II gameplay marches out [Video]
Sega and Creative Assembly have put out a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it gameplay teaser trailer for Total War: Rome II.