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Archive for January 2013


New Nvidia beta drivers to improve Crysis 3, Warframe, Black Ops II and more

Nvidia has released new GeForce beta drivers taking them to version 313.95 which brings performance improvements to some top titles.

By Paul Younger | 29 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

How Gazillion build a hero in Marvel Heroes. New dev video explains

Gazillion are back with a new developer video for their ARPG Marvel Heroes which is currently in beta testing.

By Paul Younger | 29 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny remake is due in Q2 2013

Amazingly, this is not a Kickstarter post. Austrian developers Crafty Games are already remaking Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny, and they’re far enough along to predict a second quarter release date for the project.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Crytek opens new Austin studio, hires “core team” from Vigil

Crytek has announced that it will open its first US-based studio, in Austin Texas, with former Vigil Games co-owner David Adams as its CEO.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

The Cave Review

Sigh.
The Cave, Double Fine’s latest, isn’t a bad game. It’s also not a particularly good game.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Jan 2013 | 1

BioWare shares a pair of ‘Citadel DLC’ images for Mass Effect 3

At this point it’s pretty much an open secret that the next piece of DLC for Mass Effect 3 will be based in or around the Citadel.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Grid 2 trailer takes you (and Chris Harris) around Brands Hatch

Motoring journalist Chris Harris needs a hand with how best to drive his McLaren around Brands Hatch.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Cities in Motion 2 footage promises all the daily timetables you could ever want

Transport management sim Cities in Motion was well enough received to merit a sequel, which developers Colossal Order are aiming to get out there by the second quarter of 2013.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

History’s Mysteries: BioShock Infinite trailer messes with the past

Having just watched this new trailer for BioShock Infinite, I’m not entirely sure what’s real any more.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

UK PC charts show little change, DmC enters at nine

It may not come as a huge surprise to learn that the UK PC charts (retail version) haven’t moved much in the past week.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Bethesda on The Elder Scrolls Online beta confirmation email problem

If you have signed up for the The Elder Scrolls Online beta which opened up this week and failed to receive a confirmation email, fear not, they are aware of the problem and issued a statement earlier this evening.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2013 | 1

Irrational Games answer PC Bioshock Infinite questions

A few days ago Irrational Games revealed the PC specs for Bioshock Infinite but there are more questions needing answered.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Chris Taylor walks through the idea behind Wildman in a new video update

Chris Taylor is back with a new development blog on the Wildman Kickstarter page.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Tune your games with the Nvidia GeForce Experience open beta now

Gamers looking to get the most out of their Nvidia card and PC can look to Nvidia for a little help thanks to their  GeForce Experience which has just gone into open beta.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | 3

Dishonored, XCOM and The Walking Dead up for multiple GDC awards

The Game Developers Conference will take place from 27 March in its usual haunt of San Francisco, during which the 13th annual Game Developers Choice (GDC) award winners will be revealed.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Shiny Loot Q&A with Chris Palmarozzi, co-founder of the digital distribution platform

PC gaming and digital distribution are snug bedfellows these days. Platforms like Steam, GoG, Gamersgate and others are commonplace destinations for PC users, with ease and cost of purchase ranking highly as reasons to partake of digital versions of games.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jan 2013 | 1

Funcom closes Beijing Studio

Funcom are still in the process of scaling down their operations as part of their majotr restructuing and today they have shut down their Beijing Studio.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Impire imposes itself with a metal-tinged gameplay trailer

Impire is being developed by Cyanide Montreal, a new spin-off studio from Cyanide.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Ubisoft places South Park: The Stick of Truth release in ‘calendar 2013′

With the majority of THQ’s former assets doled out on Wednesday, we’re now starting to see statements emerging from the companies who purchased games and studios at the bankruptcy auction.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jan 2013 | 1

DayZ dev has never been so “excited” – Big development update

The DayZ development blog received a massive update today as Dean Hall went to town detailing all the latest developments.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Ace of Spades gets new free “classic” DLC

Jagex are back with another update to their blocky shooter Ace of Spades with the free DLC “classic” update.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

PC version of Resident Evil 6 comes with exclusive Mercenaries mode

Capcom has reveald that the PC version of Resident Evil 6 will come with an exclusive game mode called The Mercenaries: No Mercy which they say “ramps up the gameplay to 11″ giving players the chance to take on more enemies that ever before.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

HAWKEN Reaper update now live

The latest HAWKEN update is now live bringing a new mech to the multiplayer shooter.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Painkiller Hell & Damnation Medieval Horror DLC released

The first DLC for the FPS Painkiller Hell & Damnation, called Medieval Horror,  has been released today which comes with new boss battles against the White Demon and Assassin Greed.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Assassin’s Creed III – Tyranny of King Washington release date

The Assassin’s Creed III – Tyranny of King Washington DLC now has a release date of 20 February for the PC.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Beheadings for all: Chivalry is free to try on Steam this weekend

Multiplayer team-based title and authentic medieval yell simulator Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free to try out on Steam across this coming weekend.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Trion expands publishing range with South Korean MMO ArcheAge

In this line of work, you sometimes get press releases about games that you have never played or even really seen in action.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Golden samurai: Total War Shogun 2 has a gold edition on the way

Sega has put together a rather lovely-looking bundle for Total War: Shogun 2, that’ll be released to retailers from 5 March onwards.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

DmC: Devil May Cry Review

The oddest complaint I’ve heard about Ninja Theory’s luminescent Devil May Cry reboot is that the new Dante is “angsty”.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2013 | 3

SMITE enters open beta

If you didn’t make it onto Hi-Rez Studios’ SMITE closed beta, fear not, the open beta is now here.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2013 | Comments Off