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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.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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).

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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?

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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. 

By Peter Parrish | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Resident Evil 6 [Review] – The horror of QTEs

More than anything, the odour emitted by Resident Evil 6 is one of sequel-itis.

By John Robertson | 2 Oct 2012 | 4

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.

By John Robertson | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 2 Oct 2012 | 1

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).

By John Robertson | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By John Robertson | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 2 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 2 Oct 2012 | 3

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