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.
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.
The Chaos Engine re-emerges at GetGamesGo
Did you own an Amiga in the early 90s? If so, then you played The Chaos Engine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recruit a friend comes late to Defiance
It’s come quite late in the day this promotion, but better late than never I suppose.
Skidmarks in the sky: Trackmania 2 Stadium launches today
Nadeo has released the latest tileset installment of Trackmania 2 in the form of Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.