Archive for September 2012
Stronghold Kingdoms opens sixth game world
Firefly’s free-to-play MMORTS based on the Stronghold series,Stronghold Kingdoms, seems to be doing fairly well for itself.
Microsoft to bring back internal Xbox 360 shows with new LA studio
Microsoft has hired former entertainment president of the US-based CBS network Nancy Tellem to oversee the creation of some new, internal video series’ for the Xbox 360.
Dark Souls DLC dated for Europe on Xbox 360 and PS3
The ‘Artorias of the Abyss’ section of Dark Souls, that was included with the PC’s Prepare to Die edition, has been given a European and Australasian release date of 24 October on Xbox 360 and PS3.
Dishonored’s developer diary reaches its End Game [Video]
The fourth installment of Dishonored’s developer diary series finds the Arkane staff reflecting on the ‘end game’ of the creative process.
Obsidian: Unnamed publishers wanted to do a joint Kickstarter
As you’re probably aware by now, Obsidian’s ‘Project Eternity’ Kickstarter to fund an RPG after the style of the 1990s Infinity Engine games like Planescape: Torment is going rather well.
Keiji Inafune and Team Ninja collaborating on Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Keiji Inafune’s Comcept studio and Team Ninja are joining forces to bring us Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, in which you’ll play a cyborg ninja, reconstructed with the sole purpose of getting revenge on Ryu Hayabusa … and a bunch of undead guys who stand in your way.
War of the Roses trailer emphasises skill [Video]
More videogame trailers need reassuring voiceovers from Yorkshiremen who could’ve just stepped out of HBO’s Game of Thrones series.
Fourth and final End of Nations closed beta coming in October
Trion has announced the final closed beta session dates for Petroglyph’s MMORTS title End of Nations.
Frontier is “your playground” in Assassin’s Creed 3 [Video]
The fourth and final installment of the ‘Inside Assassin’s Creed‘ mini-series from Ubisoft takes a closer look at the environments Connor will be leaping around in, over and through in Assassin’s Creed 3.
PlayStation Plus coming to Vita, free for existing PS Plus members
More news from the Tokyo Game Show; the PlayStation Plus service will be coming to the PlayStation Vita in November.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted can put your face on a billboard [Video]
By far the most intriguing part from this first in a series of gameplay feature trailers for Criterion’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the revelation that if you make the longest jump through an in-game billboard, your face will go up on it for all to see.
Put Torchlight 2’s soundtrack in your ears for free
With just a couple of days to go until Torchlight 2’s launch, Runic Games is offering you something to help you pass the time until the game is in your sweaty mitts.
BioWare has plans for another “full” Mass Effect title and a new IP
Aaryn Flynn, the general manager of BioWare Edmonton and Montreal, has added his own blog post to those from Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka (who left the company today).
BioWare co-founders Zeschuk and Muzyka leave the company
Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, two of the three original founders of BioWare (the third, Augustine Yip, left in 1997), have now departed the company they helped create.
Team Ninja to announce a new game at Tokyo Game Show
The Tokyo Game Show officially kicks off on 20 September (though Sony will be holding their press conference for the event in around nine hours or so), and Team Ninja appears to be gearing up to announce a new title.
Feel the (Dust)Force of Humble Indie Bundle #6
The sixth installment of the Humble Indie Bundle has launched today, giving you a fine chance to pick up some delightful indie titles for not very much money at all (or loads of money, if you’re feeling super generous).
Dead Island: Riptide nods to original with CG trailer [Video]
Stand-alone expansion, spin-off, call it what you will; Dead Island: Riptide will taking the mechanics of the original title and putting the familiar foursome in brand new, zombie-infested levels.
Obsidian offers character and party info for Project Eternity
As Obsidian’s kickstarted ‘Project Eternity’ RPG nears the $1.6 million USD mark (a point that will trigger development of a Mac version), Josh Sawyer has stopped by to fill out a few details about the game’s design.
Arkane discuss the end of Dishonored’s creation in new video
The Dishonored video developer diaries continue with ‘End Game’ as the team discuss finalising the game while going over and over the features once again.
Guild Wars 2 announced for Mac – Entering Beta
It’s not just PC gamers that will be enjoying ArenaNet’s new MMO, this afternoon they announced that the game will be supporting Mac OSX.
Rock Band celebrates fifth anniversary with huge DLC sale
The Rock Band series is coming up on a fifth anniversary and, though the traditional fifth anniversary gift is apparently wood, Harmonix is opting for a massive DLC sale instead.
Microsoft renews Killer Instinct trademark
Rare’s Killer Instinct beat-em-up series may be getting a revival of sorts, as Microsoft reveals that it has renewed the trademark for the game.
Nights into Dreams HD will see the day in October
Sega’s HD re-release ofNights Into Dreams will be released in October on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
Rock of stages: WWE 13’s ‘Attitude’ trailer [Video]
What’s that smell? Probably whatever The Rock is cooking in this new WWE 13 trailer.
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition officially unveiled
Late last month, leaked marketing materials from a third-party focus group suggested that BioWare and EA were sounding the general public out about a possible third entry in the Dragon Age RPG series.
Borderlands 2 gets ready to launch with new trailer
Borderlands 2 is just one of the big releases this week and action RPG fans are gagging to get their hands on this sequel.
Loads of guns in Hitman: Absolution Tools of the Trade trailer
Square has released a third Hitman Absolution trailer this afternoon called ‘Tools of the Trade’ which shows off a vast array of weapons which Agent 47 will utilise in the game.