Archive for February 2013

Square announces Murdered: Soul Suspect – Confirmed for PC

After teasing everyone for the past week or so, Square has finally announced Murdered: Soul Suspect.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

More HMV stores closing

Administrators Deloitte are set to close a further 37 HMV stores bring the total to 103 store closures so far this month.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Bioshock: Infinite goes gold

It is done! Ken Levine and Irrational’s baby is now off for manufacturing as he announces that Bioshock Infinite has now gone gold, and just look at that happy bunch of devs.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

World of Warplanes updates its control scheme and flight model

Wargaming has announced that its latest update for World of Warplanes will introduce an “overhauled flight model” and better mouse controls for all planes.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

March of the Eagles launches simultaneous invasion of all nations

Paradox’s latest mega-wargame March of the Eagles should be available to purchase today, at all reputable digital download stores.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Teraflops from the deep: Nvidia’s new Titan graphics card will cost a grand

The latest Nvidia graphics powerhouse to emerge from the manufacturer will be the GeForce GFX Titan.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2013 | 4

Ubisoft’s Uplay to sell EA and other third party games, Origin will now sell Ubi titles

Ubisoft’s Uplay digital download service won’t be such a closed system for long, as the publisher has announced it will now sell third-party titles through the online store.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Blizzard announces BlizzCon 2013 Dates

A little later than usual this year, Blizzard will be holding this year’s BlizzCon on the 8th and 9th of November.

By Paul Younger | 19 Feb 2013 | 1

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

You can’t stay here. You know you can’t stay here. A sound outside the door, echoing down the spacecraft’s hallways, tells you it’s time to move.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Feb 2013 | 8

Bioshock: Infinite “Lamb of Columbia” Trailer

It’s time for more footage from Irrational’s Bioshock: Infinite as Booker DeWitt heads to the sky-city of Columbia to rescue the mysterious girl to clear his debt.

By Paul Younger | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

New Nvidia GeForce drivers 314.07 improve Crysis 3 performance

A new set of drivers from Nvidia, the  GeForce 314.07 WHQL driver, was released last night and there are performance gains to be had from numerous titles.

By Paul Younger | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Early Death Inc demo gives a small taste of gameplay

Ambient Studios has released a small demo for their upcoming strategy title Death Inc which is currently being Kickstarted.

By Paul Younger | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Dreamfall: Chapters funded and first stretch goal reached

No problem for Red Thread Games when it came to reaching their Kickstarter goal, the game now been fully funded.

By Paul Younger | 19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Torchlight 2 SynergiesMOD Team Interview

One of the attractions of Runic Games’ ARPG Torchlight 2 is the ability to mod the game which gives the community the opportunity to tweak, enhance and change the game.

By David Reid | 18 Feb 2013 | 2

Bungie reveals Destiny but not confirmed for PC

We’re not surprised that Bungie revealed Destiny for next-gen consoles as a priority overlooking the PC.

By Paul Younger | 18 Feb 2013 | 4

Aliens: Colonial Marines Tops UK Charts

Despite plenty of negative reviews so far, SEGA’s Aliens Colonial Marines has topped the UK PC charts for week ending 16 February proving that a game based on a movie franchise still carries a lot of weight.

By Paul Younger | 18 Feb 2013 | 1

SynergiesMOD team interview

A fresh overhaul, a total conversion, Salan’s SynergiesMOD provides new Necromancer, Paladin and Warlock(WIP) classes loaded with passives and skills, a new town, higher tier weapons and armour, more pets, more inventory space, quests, PvP dungeon, crafting legendary armour and even new world bosses to take on and more!

By David Reid | 16 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

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Aliens Colonial Marines DX10 mod improves visuals

Aliens: Colonial Marines didn’t quite pan out the way many expected it too but thankfully the community has decided that the game is worth improving in the visuals department with the release of a mod.

By Paul Younger | 16 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Star Citizen raises over eight million from backers

One of the true Kickstarter and crowd funding successes has been Chris Robert’s Cloud Imperium Games Star Citizen and today they revealed an astronomical figure raised so far.

By Paul Younger | 15 Feb 2013 | 1

505 Games to publish Serellan’s Takedown: Red Sabre

Remember Takedown? It’s the Kickstarted tactical shooter that aims to recreate the older Rainbow Six and SWAT games.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Feb 2013 | 3

Dead Space 3 Review

Dead Space 3 only has one real, fundamental problem, but it’s a big one, and it’s one that vastly exacerbates the smaller annoyances that normally wouldn’t matter much.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

BioShock Infinite’s Songbird sighted in new spoof docu-trailer

Is it a bird? Is it a … actually, wait, yes it is sort of a bird.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

An armaful of Arma: Bohemia announces the Arma 2 Complete Collection

Bohemia Interactive has announced a final push for Arma 2, bundling it and every single one of its expansions (Operation Arrowhead, Army of the Czech Republic and the rest) into one ‘Complete Collection.’
Amusingly enough, the company is still using the zombie survival DayZ mod as a big seller, noting that “DayZ Mod requires Arma 2 and Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead to run, plus Arma 2: Private Military Company to display all textures in the highest quality”; all of which, of course, are in the collection.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

New Star Trek video shows how to make the ultimate co-op experience

Dure out on 26 April, the new Star Trek game will hopefully capture the imaginations of Star Trek fans everywhere, myself included.

By Paul Younger | 15 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

The Suebi join the Total War: Rome II line-up

The regular Friday faction reveals for Total War: Rome II continue today with the introduction of the Suebi.

By Paul Younger | 15 Feb 2013 | 1

Dreamfall Chapters early footage and stretch goals revealed

The Dreamfall Chapters Kickstarter was pretty much a no-brainer for Red Thread Games, it’s almost reached its goal of  $850,000 with 22 days to go.

By Paul Younger | 15 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is now gold, March release locked down

Since the game has been delayed a couple of times already, it seems worthwhile posting the news that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has ‘gone gold.’ That means the game discs are off for manufacture and the latest release date should be the final one (no guarantees of course, but it’s now much more likely to remain on track.)
So, all being well, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 will be released on 12 March in the US and 15 March in Europe.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Into the Dark with Eric Bane

Velcome, my chyldren to the land of eterrrrnal night! Yep, Dark is a vampire game.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Steam is now available for Linux

Valve has announced that the Steam for Linux client is now available, and can be grabbed from the Ubuntu apps directory.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Feb 2013 | 1

Codemasters lets Grid 2 gameplay trailer out of the blocks

For someone out there, a Grid 2 gameplay trailer is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Feb 2013 | Comments Off