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Archive for September 2012


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.

By Peter Parrish | 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.

By Peter Parrish | 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?

By Peter Parrish | 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).

By Peter Parrish | 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.

By Peter Parrish | 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.

By Peter Parrish | 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.

By Peter Parrish | 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).

By Peter Parrish | 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.

By Peter Parrish | 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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

F1 2012 [Review] – Prime or wet?

Formula 1 games are difficult to get right. The sport itself is incredibly technical; loving nothing more than to shroud itself within layer upon layer of jargon, yearly rule changes and mechanical geekery.

By John Robertson | 26 Sep 2012 | 2

New Marvel Heroes shots honour The Avengers

It’s only a matter of days until Gazillion kick off the closed beta for their free to play ARPG Marvel Heroes.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Lord of the rings Online Riders of Rohan developers talk epic story

The fourth developer diary for the upcoming Lord of the Rings: Online Riders of Rohan expansion takes a look at the game’s ‘epic story’ as they discuss the attention to detail that’s being placed on recreating Tolkien’s vision.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

TRION’s RIFT pokes fun at Mists of Pandaria with charity appeal

Everybody knows that the World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria,  Panda Pack or Kung-Fu Panda expansion (whatever you want to call it) caused a bit of a stir when it was announced, mainly because some players thought it was taking the WoW franchise a little too far into the realms of looking a bit silly, even if the game has been a bit cotton candy for years now.

By Paul Younger | 26 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

PSN to launch ‘Day 1 Digital’ scheme with eight major titles

PlayStation Network is set to continue its forays into the world of digital retailing with ‘Day 1 Digital’, a process that will see big-name titles from major publishers available as a digital version on the day of release.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Forza Horizon’s season pass costs almost as much as the game itself

Things are starting to get a little out of hand with ‘season passes’ (look, can we just call them what they are: pre-paid DLC bundles).

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

War of the Roses developers brutalise some cabbages [Video]

This video is not, strictly speaking, terribly informative about the upcoming Fatshark title War of the Roses (coming to the PC on 2 October), but if you want to see a pair of developers in full plate armour trying to hit cabbages with swords then this is footage you will appreciate.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Here are the PC system requirements for Far Cry 3

It’s that time again. Time to play ‘can my PC run this upcoming game?’ All you’ll need to take part in this exciting quiz-show experience is an operating knowledge of what’s inside your own PC, a pair of eyes, the ability to read and comprehend information, and the following list of PC system requirements for Far Cry 3.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Halo 4 shows off its UNSC arsenal [Video]

You’ve already seen the Covenant weaponry selection for Halo 4’s multiplayer (you haven’t?

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Skullcandy Announces New Line of Gaming Headsets

PARK CITY, Utah – Sept. 25, 2012 – Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced an entirely new line of gaming headsets designed to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide.

By Press Release | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Tokyo Game Show trailer for Resident Evil 6 emerges [Video]

Before today, if you’d wanted to see the Resident Evil 6 trailer shown at the Tokyo Game Show you would have had to go back in time and find yourself access to the Capcom booth at the event.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Ashes Cricket 2013 opens the bowling next year

505 Games has announced that it will publish Ashes Cricket 2013 in conjunction with the games between England and Australia next year.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Dishonored’s past revealed in animated short [Video]

Arkane and Bethesda are going all-out to promote Dishonored. No sooner has the mini-series of trailers featuring the developers concluded, then a new series begins.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

David Icke is upset with Sega

David Icke, a man whose interests run the gamut from informing people about large-scale banking fraud (ok) to “the Reptilian Agenda” (um ..

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | 2

World of Warcraft Pandas arrive in Azeroth

The World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria is now live bringing those cuddly kung-fu fighting pandas to Azeroth.

By Paul Younger | 25 Sep 2012 | 2

Claptrap makes an appearance in Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 are both littered with Easter eggs and this one caught our eye as we were experimenting with the Torchlight 2 console commands earlier today.

By Paul Younger | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Splinter Cell: Blacklist tests the boundaries of morality [Video]

For those who found the Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer shown at E3 2012 to be, at best, unpleasant (Tom Bissell wrote an excellent piece on its blasé depictions of torture), this latest video is unlikely to offer much appeal.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

CD Projekt Cyberpunk, Witcher 2 and GOG announcements coming 18 October

More teasing from the CD Projekt guys today with news that there will numerous announcements on 18 October at 18:00 GMT.

By Paul Younger | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Saints Row: The Third waggles its full package in November

THQ has announced that a retail release of Saints Row: The Third that collects up all of the myriad DLC releases for the game will be issued in November.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World reshuffles its creative team

Funcom is doing a bit of reorganising in its creative team at the head of The Secret World.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off