Archive for December 2012


Call to Alms: DigitalMindSoft want to crowd-fund the next Men of War

In the future we will have touch-pad kiosks where you outline the kind of features you want to see in a videogame, feed the machine $50,000, and get the game of your dreams.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The Showdown Effect is taking beta sign-ups

The Showdown Effect is the next game from Magicka developers Arrowhead.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Rage DLC flares up in the form of The Scorchers

The last time we saw some DLC for Rage, it was the ‘Anarchy Edition’ back in February 2012.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Pre-orders open for first Star Wars: The Old Republic digital expansion

Due for release next year, the first digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, called the Rise of the Hutt Cartel, will bring new content and features to the now free to play MMO.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | 1

Best MMO 2012 – Readers’ Vote

There ‘s been lots of MMOs this year, which was no huge surprise.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

More of Total War: Rome 2 and the Carthaginians in new video

Creative Assembly are back with more information on the recently revealed Carthaginian faction and this time it’s members of the development team that explain who they were and how they fit into the Total War: Rome 2 world.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | 1

Heroes of Newerth players need to change password after accounts hacked

Last Friday user accounts for S2 Games’ DOTA title Heroes of Newerth were compromised through an SQL injection according to a hacker. 

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles review

Back in the dark days of history – well, okay, 2011 – a comic-fantasy point-and-click adventure called The Book of Unwritten Tales was translated from German into English and released to near-universal acclaim.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The War Z receives hostile Steam release

At the end of last month Hammerpoint Interactive revealed that their zombie survival gamer The War Z would be coming to steam.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | 3

Oh my Godus; 22cans release a full prototype video

It’s going to be a dicey finish for 22cans’ Project Godus.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider has a special video series to teach you about skill trees

How on earth will Lara Croft survive the dangers of the island she’s been shipwrecked on in the new Tomb Raider game?

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Best Strategy 2012 – Readers’ Vote

It’s been an interesting year for strategy releases, with plenty of titles that have impressed.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | 1

Invoke the Virgin Mary in War of the Roses’ next update

I’m not exactly a devout theologian, but I’d question whether the Virgin Mary would be impressed about a bunch of medieval knights committing war crimes with swords and daggers engraved with her name.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

File digging in Borderlands 2 reveals more ‘Sir Hammerlock’ DLC details

A dedicated sleuth calling himself ‘MikeTheInfidel’ over at Reddit has been digging around file updates for Borderlands 2 (just as he did before with the ‘Campaign of Carnage’ DLC) and appears to have unearthed some juicy bits and pieces about the upcoming add-on, ‘Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt’.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Best Adventure Game 2012 – Readers’ Vote

Adventure games set out to test your grey matter, whether it’s solving puzzles and mysteries or going on a magical adventure with a bunch of Russian dolls.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Tardy Resident Evil 6 will show up on PC in March 2013

How many of you out there in PC-land are waiting for Resident Evil 6 to show up on your platform of choice?

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Marvel Heroes Hands-On Preview

Peter: For the last week or so, Tim and I have had access to the Marvel Heroes closed beta.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Layoffs at Frontier Developments and Elite Dangerous Kickstarter update

Report have come in this morning via Eurogamer that 14 staff have been let go at Elite Dangerous developer Frontier Developments.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off