Archive for March 2013
Should the Diablo 3 auction house be scrapped? It’s “hurt” the game after all
It’s been a few months since Jay Wilson stood down as the Diablo 3 game director and now that the dust has settled over his departure and development on the game continues at a glacial pace, Jay was at GDC to talk about Diablo 3 in a post-mortem discussion –Shout at the Devil: The Making of Diablo III.
Monaco dev: Thief 4’s tagline infingement is “pretty funny”
If you’ve watched the latest Thief 4 video, you may have noticed the tagline “What’s yours is mine” popping up at the end.
Thoroughly expert analysis of the Thief 4 teaser video
Hello, I am a legitimate Thief series expert. I’ve even finished the first two games on “expert” difficulty, so, you see, that proves it beyond any reasonable doubt.
Battle Worlds producer: ‘If someone has the money, he shouldn’t be crowd-funding’
Colin Gilzean, producer on the recently-funded turn-based strategy title Battle Worlds: Kronos, has told IncGamers that the financially well-off have no business putting their games on Kickstarter or other crowd-funding platforms.
Why EA’s DRM “backpedal” rings so hollow
EA labels president Frank Gibeau has grabbed some eye-catching headlines with his recent statement to GamesIndustry that Digital Rights Management (DRM) is “a failed dead-end strategy.”
It’s a crowd-pleasing phrase, but words need to be backed up by actions for them to have any meaning.
SimCity 2.0 updates outlined as team want issues resolved ASAP
In a new update from the team at Maxis they have outlined some of the changes coming in 2.0.
Total War: Arena revealed as a 10v10 multiplayer title
Creative Assembly has used the Game Developers Conference to announce a Total War spin-off game called Total War: Arena, in which players will command three units apiece in 10v10 multiplayer battles (based on my amazing maths ability that means 30 units vs 30 units.) Does that mean this free-to-play title will fall under the ever-expanding ‘MOBA’ (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) heading?
Blizzard would turn off Diablo 3 auction house if they could
At GDC, the previous Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson was giving a Diablo 3 postmortem and made some rather interesting comments regarding the auction house system which has proved a contentious game feature since it was announced back in August 2011.
Age of Wonders 3 interview with Triumph Studios’ Lenart Sas
Many of you may have never heard of Age of Wonders and it’s been a while since we heard the franchise name being mentioned.
PC gaming is growing with record revenues says report
A report by the PCGaming Alliance, the non-profit body which includes Intel, AMD, Epic and other notable players in the PC gaming industry, reveals that PC gaming is on the rise.
Company of Heroes 2 beta starts next week
The Company of Heroes 2 beta is finally upon us as Relic get ready to test their highly anticipated RTS.
Reloaded Productions reveal APB Vendetta. Take note modders.
Remember APB? Perhaps you’re still playing it after it was saved following the closure of Realtime Worlds.
Telltale’s Fables-based series is coming this summer
It’s all been pretty quiet regarding Telltale’s new series based on the DC-published Fables comics by Bill Willingham.
Heavy Gear Assault raises $100,000 for UE 4 mech game, plans Kickstarter
Stompy Robot and Mektek (known for their work on Mechwarrior 4) are hoping to tap into the mini mech revival going on right now (Hawken, Mechwarrior Online) with their own mech-tastic title, Heavy Gear Assault.
Bane hits a vein in this ability-centric Dark trailer
Flittering out of the Game Developers Conference like a confused bat, it’s a new trailer for the Kalypso-published, third-person vampire title Dark.
If Grand Theft Auto V reaches the PC, it’ll look (slightly better than) these images
Rockstar is still humming and hawing about whether to bring Grand Theft Auto V to the PC (or they already know but just haven’t told anybody yet,) so keep that in mind as you look at these new images from the game.
Chill kill: Sniper Ghost Warrior’s ‘Siberian Strike’ out today
Pack all your warmest gear, because Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 is heading to Siberia for a spot of post-release DLC today.
Razing eyebrows: Guild Wars 2’s Frost & Flame part three is here
The Guild Wars 2 ‘Frost & Flame’ event has entered its third of four stages, continuing this ‘living story’ (I’ve forgotten what that means, it’s probably something to do with dynamic and changing narrative events) and introducing new features to the game.
Diablo 3 rollback policy in EU and US changing to stop duping
Blizzard are finally taking the plunge in Europe and North America with a change to their Diablo 3 account rollback policy due to duping.
Leaked Battlefield 4 shots starring Matt LeBlanc
Isn’t the Internet a wonderful thing, everything gets uncovered eventually. Ahead of tomorrow’s Battlefield 4 big reveal three shots have been snuck out of EA’s FTP secret file archives and made their way onto the Intertubes.
Paradox bringing Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition to the PC
Having never played it, I don’t know much about the previously-on-mobiles-only title Knights of Pen & Paper.
Battle Worlds: Kronos exceeds $120,000 USD Kickstarter goal
It’s taken a shade over one week for Battle Worlds: Kronos to meet its Kickstarter goal of $120,000 USD.
Latest Watch Dogs trailer offers a new perspective on previous footage
Remember the Watch Dogs trailer that was released alongside the Sony PlayStation 4 conference?
Joe Ybarra cancels Shackleton Crater Kickstarter
Former EA co-founder Joe Ybarra’s dream of a Moon colonisation title funded through Kickstarter is on hold again, as the campaign to raise $700,000 USD in funding for the game has been cancelled.
Red space: Race to Mars pre-announces Kickstarter plans
Polish developer Intermarum will be hitting Kickstarter “in a couple of weeks” with Race to Mars, a turn-based title about getting your ass to Mars.