Archive for March 2013
Star Wars: The Old Republic adds 2 million players since going F2P
Star Wars: The Old Republic didn’t do too well in its first year with the players dropping off sharply after launch.
Rom-com: Join the Romulans in Star Trek Online’s forthcoming add-on
With the internet all excited about the first sighting of Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming Star Trek film, Star Trek Online is perhaps hoping to latch on to a few of those stray search terms by announcing news of a forthcoming expansion.
Might & Magic X Legacy to revisit first-person, turn-based adventures
It’s interesting, isn’t it, how an indie success like Grimrock will re-open interest in genres that major publishers had been rejecting for years.
Daedalic’s Blackguards is going to make you a murderer
It’s game announcement week over at Daedalic. Just after revealing Memoria, they’ve come out with news of turn-based RPG Blackguards; aspects of which sound rather interesting.
New Dead Island Riptide trailer brings more zombie mashing action
It may not be quite as moving as the original Dead Island trailer but there’s plenty to get excited about in this new video if you enjoyed the first game or simply love watching zombies getting hacked up.
Creating Bioshock Infinite’s Elizabeth Vidoc
According to Ken Levine Elizabeth is the “emotional centre” of Bioshock Infinite, and in this latest video ahead of next week’s release, Ken explains her role and creation.
Duke Nukem 3D drops a Megaton on Steam
If, for some reason, the Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition at GoG.com wasn’t good enough for you, perhaps the Megaton Edition that’s now on Steam will be more to your liking.
Steam unites ‘paid alpha’ titles under Early Access banner
It’s quite a common approach in PC gaming these days; offer your potential players paid access to the development build of the game you’re working on, and allow them to offer feedback that can shape and improve the title.
Galaxy Gorn mad: Star Trek’s villains profiled
Paramount Pictures has broadcast more ‘Making of Star Trek the videogame’ footage to the galaxy (ok, fine, I just mean they put it on youtube.)
This time, it’s about expanding the role of those pesky lizard-folk The Gorn.
Double Fine’s Dropchord motion-rhythm game gets a trailer
If you have any plans to purchase the curious Leap Motion controller device (launching in May for around $80.00 USD,) then you might also want to take a look at Double Fine’s Dropchord title.
Top marks: Mark of the Ninja to expand this summer
Last year, we inexplicably failed to review Klei’s Mark of the Ninja.
Planetary tour: Carbine Studios lays out what Wildstar is all about
Wildstar. Where have I heard that name before? Is it a character from A Song of Ice & Fire?
Carmageddon: Reincarnation fuelled by another $3.5 million investment
After raising just over $600,000 USD with a successful Kickstarter campaign for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, Stainless Games have apparently been cruising ruthlessly around their own shareholders and threatening to run them over if they don’t contribute some cash to the pile.
Warframe updated to 7.0, with new mod system, ‘frames and snow
Digital Extremes have added yet more features to their free-to-play, ninjas-in-space, co-op title Warframe.
SimCity traffic improvements now live in 1.7 patch
Maxis has finally released the 1.7 patch for SimCity which includes the traffic improvements.
Third Neverwinter beta session begins this Friday
Perfect World and Cryptic have announced a third beta weekend for upcoming D&D-tastic MMO, Neverwinter.
History repeats itself in latest Metro: Last Light trailer
Deep Silver (now at the publishing reins for this one, after THQ’s bankruptcy) has put out a new trailer for Metro: Last Light and you know what?
Bastion developers tune in to next game: Transistor
Bastion was a bloody good game, and after popping up on Xbox Live it made it across to PC.
Bit.Trip Presents… Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review
Thinking about it, there aren’t that many games that focus on sheer joy.
Ashes Cricket 2013 details hit the crease
Cricket is a tough game to translate into a videogame if previous efforts are anything to go by.
Flippin’ Franklin: Assassin’s Creed 3’s ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ continues
Part two of ‘The Tyranny of King Washington,’ Ubisoft’s alternative-timeline DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3, is released today.
Heart of the Swarm – “Nobody is close to figuring the game out yet”
The RTS gurus at Blizzard have been watching the progress of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm players very closely according to a Blizzard developer post.
Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar RPG surpasses 1 million on Kickstarter
It’s not taken long for Richard Garriott’s new RPG project Shroud of the Avatar which was launched on Kickstarter back on 8 March has just been funded
The Kickstarter has surpassed its $1 million goal this evening and Richard Garriott issued a statement to the community that have backed and been following the project.