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Archive for September 2012


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.

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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).

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

27 Sep 2012 | 1

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.

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Steam Linux beta coming next week

1,000 testers will be able to check out Steam Linux next week.

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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’.

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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?

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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).

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

See if your PC can take a stab at running Assassin’s Creed 3

After issuing the PC system requirements for Far Cry 3 yesterday, Ubisoft has followed up with some specs for Assassin’s Creed 3.

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

GoG.com teases Carmageddon release

The chaps at GoG.com have issued a teaser video for a title that’ll be coming to the site tomorrow (27 September).

26 Sep 2012 | 1

The Secret World’s third ‘issue’ update looks meow-vellous

Prepare to pet the Cat God as Funcom reveals The Secret World’s third major update.

26 Sep 2012 | 1

Meet the savages in new Far Cry 3 trailer

It’s time to meet the savages Vaas and Buck, two rather unpleasant chaps you’re going to encounter in Far Cry 3.

26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off