Archive for 4 October 2012


Hitman Absolution’s fine art of murder [Video]

It’s been a trailer-filled day in the news, with offerings from SimCity, XCOM, Dishonored and Assassin’s Creed 3.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Latest XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer pretends it’s an action game

Marketing is a weird thing. Everybody I know who’s excited for the release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown is feeling that way because it looks like it should capture a lot of the turn-based, tactical planning of the original.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | 1

Ten minutes of town planning in SimCity [Video]

You’d think watching ten minutes or so of someone doing virtual town planning would be a bit dull.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | 3

The Collectors are coming to Mass Effect 3 multiplayer

BioWare is continuing to support the multiplayer side of Mass Effect 3, announcing yet another add-on for the game.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Plot your path to revenge in this interactive Dishonoured trailer

The amusing thing about this interactive Dishonored trailer is that most of it is executed according to plan.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | 1

Connor’s Assassin’s Creed 3 childhood was an unhappy one [Video]

Poor videogame protagonists; they never have a normal, relaxed life. There’s always something like the death of a family member or partner, a dark past or, as in the case of Connor from Assassin’s Creed 3, a crappy childhood.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Deadlight heading to Steam later this month

Tequila Works Flashback-esque side-scrolling zombie thriller Deadlight will be making its merry way to the PC later this month.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

British set to invade World of Tanks v8.1

Wargaming has confirmed that the British tanks will be added in the next update for World of tanks (v8.1).

By Paul Younger | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Death becomes us all in new Total War: Rome II screens

Sega has released four new images from its upcoming Total War: Rome II. 

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Runic Games not ruling out Torchlight 2 expansion or sequel

Torchlight 2 has been out a couple of weeks now and the community is eagerly awaiting the release of the game’s mod tools, called GUTS, and to also find out what else Runic has up their sleeves for the ARPG.

By Paul Younger | 4 Oct 2012 | 1

The War Z closed Beta dated and pre-orders for access begins

Not had enough of zombies yet? Hammerpoint has revealed that the closed beta for their online zombie survival title The  War Z will get underway on 31 October.

By Paul Younger | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission PC demo released

A couple of days ago Bohemia Interactive released Carrier Command: Gaea Mission and today a demo has been released which includes two demo-exclusive assaults on the Thermopylae and Granite islands.

By Paul Younger | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

2.7 million Mists of Pandaria copies sold in first week

All week analysts have been discussing the sales figures for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and today Blizzard revealed the first week sales figures.

By Paul Younger | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Resident Evil 6 breaks Capcom shipping records

Resident Evil 6 has provided Capcom with new record numbers for shipped copies.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night being re-released 10 October

Konami is re-releasing PSone classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night via the PlayStation Network.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Rovio dude thinks Kickstarter is turning devs into circus performers

The head of Rovio Stockholm, Oskar Burman, has attacked developers that use Kickstarter.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Epic Mickey 2 confirmed as a Wii U launch title

Disney has announced that Epic Mickey 2 on Wii U will be released on 30 November in the UK, the same day as the console itself hits retail.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

SWTOR lead designer quits BioWare, attacks direction of industry

BioWare’s Daniel Erickson, lead designer on Star Wars: The Old Republic, has decided to resign from the studio.

By John Robertson | 4 Oct 2012 | 2