Archive for June 2013

What is speed? It’s the 300 Series of ships from Star Citizen

Star Citizen has raised more than $10 million since it was announced and crowd funded.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jun 2013 | 1

IncGamers Plays Arma 3 Beta

We had the chance to check out the Arma 3 beta prior to it going live early next week.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jun 2013 | 2

Valve explains how DOTA 2 will transition to launch mode

The story earlier which mentioned that DOTA 2 keys would no longer be required was partially correct and a lengthy blog update from Valve has been posted this evening explaining how they are going to move DOTA 2 from a beta phase to launch,
The update states that they are to “retire” existing DOTA 2 beta invites while also adding a “larger set of training features” to the game before the game is considered launched.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

The Chaos Engine re-emerges at GetGamesGo

Did you own an Amiga in the early 90s? If so, then you played The Chaos Engine.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

PC games of 2013: The semi-definitive list, with release dates

The next six months will see a lot of PC games getting released.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jun 2013 | 5

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Gone Home developers pull out of PAX on ethical grounds

Steve Gaynor (probably best known for his work on ‘Minerva’s Den’ from BioShock 2) and the Fullbright Company will no longer be showing Gone Home at the PAX Prime ‘Indie Megabooth.’ In a statement on their website, the developers explain that “we cannot support Jerry [Holkins], Mike [Krahulik], and their organization by participating in this event.”
The team has taken ethical issue with a number of statements and business stances taken by the Penny Arcade pair over the past year or so, including paid internships and attitudes towards transgender people.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jun 2013 | 1

Vaulting ambition: Payday 2’s second web episode is up

The Payday 2 live-action series continues today, with a second episode dealing with the ongoing robbery at ‘First World Bank’ (I see what they did there.) Our intrepid gang of thieves has got into the bank without a problem, but now they have some problems.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Trailer for Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC

Before the DLC launches next Tuesday, Gearbox has released a trailer which includes the first five minutes of gameplay for the Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.

By Paul Younger | 21 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Beta key requirements removed from DOTA 2

Update: Since posting, it has been pointed out via Twitter that you do STILL do require a key.

By Paul Younger | 21 Jun 2013 | 39

Dragon’s Prophet Preview

Every month it feels like there’s a new free to play MMORPG out there, but the days of trying to beat WoW are over and it’s now up to developers to try to create new and unusual gameplay and features to keep players hooked.

By Paul Younger | 21 Jun 2013 | 1

Treat the Heavy: Surgeon Simulator 2013 meets Team Fortress 2

In an act of wonderful crossover madness, Surgeon Simulator 2013 will be colliding with Team Fortress 2 in a new (and gloriously free) update to the popular spleen-slicing sim.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jun 2013 | 1

Go behind the scenes of Titanfall in new video

Respawn has released a new video this evening which takes players behind the scenes of their upcoming mech/ground combat shooter Titanfall.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Ian Dury in a birth canal: It’s the Deus Ex Machina 2 demo

I am a spermatozoon. I float on my lonely way towards my goal, pursued by red assailants who seek the same result.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Magrunner: Dark Pulse launches first on PC

I suppose if you’re going to risk comparisons to Portal, you may as well go all-out and add Lovecraftian horrors to your game as well.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Recruit a friend comes late to Defiance

It’s come quite late in the day this promotion, but better late than never I suppose.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Neverwinter finally launches

After a lengthy beta test, Cryptic Studios has finally launched their free to play MMO Neverwinter.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | 2

Skidmarks in the sky: Trackmania 2 Stadium launches today

Nadeo has released the latest tileset installment of Trackmania 2 in the form of Stadium.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Black Flag babble: Ubisoft narrates its own Assassin’s Creed IV trailer

In case you missed the E3 demo of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, or fancy hearing the game director’s own take on this piratical outing, Ubisoft has put out a narrated version of the trailer featuring the gentle tones of Ashraf Ismail.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

PC gaming about to get even better

If there was one thing E3 showed us this year it was that PC gaming is only going to get better.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | 2

Guild Wars 2 Sky Pirates of Tyria launches 25 June

The ArenaNet team are cranking out at their next Guild Wars 2 content update on 25 June called Sky Pirates of Tyria.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

First Sanctum 2 DLC launches 26 June – New character and content added

Coffee Stain Studios will be releasing the first piece of DLC for their tower Defense title Sanctum 2 on 26 June.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn beta phase 3 this weekend

Square are back with another beta test weekend for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn taking the test to phase 3.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | 4

AION 4.0 release planned for August in Europe

According to EU publisher Gameforge the AION 4.0 update will likely launch in August.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | 1

Arma 3 Beta confirmed for 25 June release – Prices changing

This is a story that emerged from E3 but today Bohemia Interactive has confirmed the release date for the Arma 3 beta test.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Beamdog pulls Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition due to “contractual issues” – Still available on Steam

It looks like there are some real issues with Beamdog’s Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition which has been pulled from their website and the Apple App store.

By Paul Younger | 20 Jun 2013 | 1

Still pestilent: The War Z changes name to Infestation: Survivor Stories

The War Z has had its fair share of controversies since it launched, too many to list here.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jun 2013 | 3

Pyramid schemes: Deadfall Adventures shows off tombs and trinkets

The latest set of screenshots from Nordic Games’ Deadfall Adventures have a certain sense of amoral glee about them, in-keeping with the title’s intended homage to early 20th Century adventure novels and pulp comics.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot E3 trailer bloopers

This isn’t really a bloopers reel, that’s not possible without live actors, it’s more of about adding bloopers into the existing E3 trailer for The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Company of Heroes 2 dev diary talks multiplayer

If you;ve been playing the Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer beta and want to know more about the how the developers approached the multiplayer then watch this trailer below.

By Paul Younger | 19 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Watch Dogs Impressions

Nominated best of E3 2013 for original game and action adventure, Watch Dogs is generating a fair amount of hype amongst gamers.

By Deirdre Hollis | 19 Jun 2013 | 1