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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

All aboard the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 zombie bus [Video]

Ahead of what’s billed as a “world premiere” (how grandiose) of the game’s much-loved zombie mode, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is first going to tease you with a creepy tune and a battered old bus.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Slimmer, cheaper PS3 to be released next week

Sony has revealed a brand new PlayStation 3 that will be launching in two different models.

By John Robertson | 19 Sep 2012 | 1

Borderlands 2 [Review] – No longer a Wasteland

Game of the year so far. I’m just going to say it.

By John Robertson | 19 Sep 2012 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | 1

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).

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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).

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 18 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 17 Sep 2012 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 17 Sep 2012 | Comments Off