Archive for 2 October 2012
Dwarf-tossing confirmed in Lego Lord of the Rings [Video]
One thing about Lego Lord of the Rings is certain; you’ll be able to fling poor old Gimli around the place.
First non-gaming software arrives on Steam
Steam’s ‘Beyond Gaming’ initiative to bring a selection of creative software packages to its digital download service has officially kicked off today, with six bits of software now available to buy on the platform (with an initial 10% discount, even).
Hell’s Bells: The Walking Dead trails Episode 4 [Video]
These latest scraps of footage from Telltale’s The Walking Dead are a warm up for the release of Episode 4, coming later this month to PC, Mac, Xbox Live and PSN.
Xbox Live gets interactive for the US Presidential debates
If you watched any of the Xbox Live coverage of the Republican and Democrat party conferences in August, you’ll probably already know that Microsoft likes to make the events ‘interactive’ by giving viewers occasional questions to respond to (stuff like “Was the auto bailout a good idea?
Free update for Endless Space adds new faction
Amplitude Studios has released a major (and free) update for its impressive 4X strategy title Endless Space, complete with brand new faction (designed by a member of the game’s community), moddable ship textures and some upgraded alliance/diplomacy options.
Let Halo 4 whisk you away to Europe
Microsoft and 343 Industries are organising a somewhat weird promotional effort in which 20 European-based Halo 4 fans will be spirited away to an as-yet-undisclosed location on the continent.
Rhianna Pratchett, Terminator and the Tomb Raider narrative [Video]
Square Enix has issued a new trailer for Tomb Raider (and it is just an advert, despite being given the airs and graces of a documentary), in which the chaps from Crystal Dynamics and lead writer Rhianna Pratchett chat about the origin narrative of Lara Croft.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier heads up the Khyber for new DLC
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is taking its own particular blend of third-person modern warfare to the Khyber Pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
World of Tanks reaches 40 million users
The latest figures in from Wargaming indicate that the free to play tank title has reached a whopping 40 million registered users.
Two new game modes added to Modern Warfare 3
A playlist has been released for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, adding two new game modes to the mildly popular shooter.
Alien and human cultures combine in Defiance TV show set design video
Next April the SyFy channel and TRION will be launching their TV show and MMO tie-in Defiance.
Microsoft worried about Xbox 720 leaks, beefs up security as a result
Apparently, Microsoft wants nothing less than a leak regarding the Xbox 720 (or whatever their new console will be called).
Left 4 Dead series exceeds 12 million sales
The combination of Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 has combined to breach the 12 million lifetime sales mark.
Marvel Heroes closed beta gets underway
Gazillion has today pushed live the closed beta for their ARPG Marvel Heroes and also posted their first development blog which unsurprisingly covers the topic of the closed Beta test.
Mists of Pandaria expects significant boost from digital sales say analysts
A few days ago, reports of disappointing sales of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria from analysts Lazard Capital Market may have raised a few eyebrows but Blizzard should not be concerned according to analysts Brean Murray, Carrett & Co.