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Archive for November 2012


Sleepy time with Sam: Splinter Cell Blacklist’s non-lethal takedowns

Sam Fisher is a master of poking you in your nerve-holes and making you fall over, which is why he’s the star of Splinter Cell and not, say, a baker, or something.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Endless Space is free to play for this weekend

From right now until 1pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday, the 4X-styled strategy title Endless Space is free to download and play on Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Ed McMillen demystifies the Binding of Isaac remake project

Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen has taken it upon himself to compile a helpful list of features and details about the forthcoming remake project for his game, which should clear up most (if not all) the queries people have about it.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Primal Carnage’s latest DLC offers you some new dino-skins to wear

If you’ve got $2 USD burning a virtual hole in your virtual pocket, and you wish that instead of having pockets you could just dress up like a dinosaur, then this new mini-DLC offering for Primal Carnage may be the answer to your cosplay dreams.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Lucky thirteen: latest batch of games to be Greenlit on Steam

Hopefully you’re a fan of werewolves, European trucks or outer space, because all of those things are represented in this latest collection of thirteen games to make it through Steam’s Greenlight system.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

The WarZ rethinks clan rules, outlines future

Hammerpoint has confirmed that clan creation will be free in The WarZ, something which had been in doubt in recent days causing some concern in the community.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | 3

Grim Dawn developers update on progress towards Alpha

Crate Entertainment has issued another ‘State of the Game’ post on the Grim Dawn forums, updating people with the title’s general progress and momentum towards an Alpha release.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Community driven MMO project Heroes and Villains now underway (updated)

[Update]: Right, there seems to be quite a bit of drama and history behind this project.

By Paul Younger | 30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

PC gamers experience Far Cry 3 connection problems

PC gamers are experiencing a bit of a problem today with Far Cry 3 thanks to problems with Uplay.  

By Paul Younger | 30 Nov 2012 | 2

Blizzard registers ProjectBlackstone.com domain

The latest domain name to be added to Blizzard’s list is a new entry called projectblackstone.com.

By Paul Younger | 30 Nov 2012 | 2

Credits, Cobras and Crowd-Funding: David Braben tells us about Elite: Dangerous

At the time of writing, Frontier Developments’ attempt to Kickstart a new entry in the venerable and classic Elite series is heading towards £600,000 GBP of a £1.25 million GBP target.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Nov 2012 | 8

Your vision is augmented: Deus Ex texture mod released

After five years of hard re-texturing work, the ‘New Vision’ mod for the original Deus Ex has been released in its final form.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Slam jam: Barkley 2 reaches Kickstarter funding goal in under a day

Everybody get up, it’s time to slam now (again). The Kickstarter campaign for a sequel to 2008’s b-ball RPG Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden has surpassed its goal of $35,000 USD in less than 24 hours.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

THQ seeks cash influx through unlikely Humble Bundle team-up

It’s no secret that THQ has been struggling financially for several months now, but with the situation looking ever more desperate for the publisher, some unusual avenues are now being explored.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Free DLC coming to 2Dawn’s Ravaged

If a recent price drop to £7.00 GBP didn’t get your interested in vehicle-heavy multiplayer shooter Ravaged, then maybe developer 2Dawn’s latest news of free DLC goodies will swing your opinion their way.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Back to the front with gameplay in new Company of Heroes 2 trailer

Relic’s Company of Heroes 2 looks to be shaping up rather nicely and this latest trailer highlights some of the impressive gameplay RTS fans can look forward to when it is finally released next year.

By Paul Younger | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Model Citizen: Metro Last Light’s latest live action trailer

Despite being in perilous financial straits, THQ still seems to have plenty of money to throw around for marketing its increasingly-delayed set of forthcoming games.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

City of Heroes CM team say farewell in final video

As many of you may know, NCSoft will be shutting down City of Heroes on 30 November when the clock strikes midnight (8:AM GMT 1 December).

By Paul Younger | 29 Nov 2012 | 1

First World of Warships shots set sail

Wargaming have been keeping their next online title World of Warships pretty much under wraps, it was a no-show at this year’s Gamescom and all we have really seen so far are a couple of sketchy trailers. 

By Paul Younger | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Day Z moving to MMO style server-client architecture model – Release could slip

In the latest Day Z development update from Dean Hall, he outlines some of the many changes that are happening with the game right now, including the move to an MMO client-server model.

By Paul Younger | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Marvel Heroes promises large story in new dev diary

With Dr Doom being the main villain in the upcoming ARPG Marvel Heroes from Gazillion, the development team are promising an epic story that they say would take about 75 issues of a regular comic to tell.

By Paul Younger | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Dirty Bomb revealed as PC exclusive by Splash Damage in trailer

This morning at 11:29AM developer Splash Damage revealed their next title called Dirty Bomb.

By Paul Younger | 29 Nov 2012 | 2

Molyneux muses over follower AI in latest Godus broadcast

What’s going on over at 22Cans today? Well, thanks to the now-daily update from Project Godus we can have a look.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Review

This is perhaps the first time I’ve reviewed a 14-year old game without writing it as a retrospective, so I’ve decided that there are three questions that need answering.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Nov 2012 | 5

Project Godus explores God-like powers in latest update

One thing Peter Molyneux’s Project Godus can’t be accused of is a lack of updates.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Secure your Cyberdwarf body pillow early in the Barkley 2 Kickstarter

Tales of Game’s Studios has (as foretold by the prophets) launched a suitably extraordinary Kickstarter page in support of Barkley 2, the sequel to 2008’s RPG smash-hit, Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

The WarZ addresses upcoming data wipe

A message posted on the WarZ forums confirms that a planned wipe of data will most likely go ahead towards the end of this week.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | 1

Round-Table Strategy: Citadels promises new take on Arthurian legend

Eastern Europe sure seems to like King Arthur. The Hungarian-based developer NeoCore has released a pair of RPG-strategy hybrids starring the mythological British king, and now Games Distillery (located in Bratislava, Slovakia) will be releasing a real-time strategy title featuring the monarch in the “first half” of 2013.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Pull all the strings in Dungeonland’s ‘Dungeon Master’ mode

A new trailer for Dungeonland confirms what most people who’ve seen the game have probably been hoping for since day one; a mode where you play as the Dungeon Master himself, unleashing hordes of enemies on the unsuspecting heroes (your pals).

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Oculus Rift dev kits to begin shipping in March

The virtual reality headset kit, Oculus Rift, raised around ten times the amount it was asking for when the project launched on Kickstarter back in August.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Nov 2012 | Comments Off