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Archive for July 2013


Order of battle: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad pre-orders begin

1C Game Studios has announced that pre-orders for IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad have opened, and there’s a new trailer to celebrate.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Soldiering on: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 announced

I’ve basically given up on trying to keep track of the Men of War series.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Apocalypse soon: Journey of a Roach begins November

Daedalic Games and Kobaldgames have announced that their 3D adventure, Journey of a Roach, will be crawling onto computers in November.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Out for a duck: Ashes Cricket 2013 delayed to November

Alas! 505 Games and Trickstar’s official Ashes Cricket 2013, originally due out to coincide with the first Ashes series of 2013 (now) has been delayed until the return series in November.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jul 2013 | 2

Upon reflection: Satellite Reign’s sneak peek tech video

The Satellite Reign Kickstarter is trundling into its final 24 hours with (at the time of writing,) £427,000 GBP on the big pledge thermometer.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Had his Phil: Fish cancels Fez II (for now)

Yikes, where to start with this story? Fez II is cancelled.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jul 2013 | 1

Still “no set release date” for DayZ standalone’s public alpha

In a short, Q&A-style update on the DayZ forums, creator Dean “Rocket” Hall explains that the current lack of devblog updates on the project are due to how hard the team has been working.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Jul 2013 | 13

Gothic painkillers: Nordic Games sale this weekend at ShinyLoot

In the land of PC, the summer sales season never ends.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

IncGamers Dota 2 guild opens for business

Do you want to play Dota 2 with Tim? No, we don’t blame you.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Jul 2013 | 25

Big Dota 2 patch adds no new heroes

Valve have released another gargantuan Dota 2 patch – about 600mb, from what Peter tells me – which adds absolutely no new heroes.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Jul 2013 | 4

Primed: Prime World now in open beta

Nival, the developers behind Heroes of Might and Magic V and Silent Storm, have announced that their new title Prime World is now in open beta.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2013 | 7

Shadowrun Returns review

Well, chummer, this has been a long time coming. Not only is Shadowrun Returns – to my knowledge – the first major Kickstarted RPG to be released, but it’s also the first time we in the west have seen a proper Shadowrun game since 1994.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jul 2013 | 3

Planetside 2 will be in those old fashioned shop things in August

I’m looking forward to the inevitable “I love the 2000s” documentaries in which Stuart Maconie will lean back with a whistful, faraway gaze and say “Ahhh … shops, eh?

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Timestealer: Space Hulk launches for PC on 15 August

What’s that, there in the dark? Arrrrghhh, too late, it ate my face and laid its foul eggs in my mouth.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Sallying forth: Citadels released on Steam

Well, that happened quietly. With nary a hint nor a squeak of any pre-release reviews, Citadels has magically appeared on Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2013 | 3

Grow your own FIFA 14 Ultimate Team with the power of chemistry

So, as we know, FIFA 14 is going to be worse on PC than on the new consoles.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Arise, sir Venice: Rise of Venice gets website and screenshots

Kalypso Media have announced that their forthcoming merchant/trading game, Rise of Venice, has a new website.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers continue to fall

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers are becoming a regular feature every time a financial report is issued by Activision Blizzard.

By Elly | 26 Jul 2013 | 2

Slumming it: Lords of Football drops price for the weekend

Peter thought Lords of Football was a bit of alright when it came out in April – not as good as it perhaps should’ve been, but an interesting and surreal take on football management.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Activision Blizzard buys back stock from Vivendi – Now independent

There’s been uncertainty in the financial world regarding the future of Activision Blizzard’s stock this week but today Activision Blizzard announced they are buying back stock from parent company Vivendi in a deal worth $5.83 Billion.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jul 2013 | 2

Smashing: Demolition Derby returning to GRID 2 as free update

We had Ubisoft Video Day earlier this week, and it’s now apparently Codemasters News Day because – other than the F1 2013 release date – we’ve just heard about a series of updates coming to GRID 2.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Pole position: F1 2013 gets off the starting line in October

Codemasters’ latest title seeking to capture the raw excitement of absurdly fast cars going around and around a circuit, F1 2013, is due out on 4 October.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Mobile forces: Battlefield 4′s Battlelog really loves smartphones

In EA and DICE’s world, everybody wants to be looking at Battlefield 4 at all times.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2013 | 2

PES 2014′s PC release date still “to be confirmed”

Konami has announced that the 360 and PS3 versions of Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 will be coming out on 24 September in North and South America.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

A Beginner’s Guide to Dota 2: Part One – The Basics

Quick Menu

The Basics
The Heroes – Part 1
The Heroes – Part 2
Items
Situational Items
Playing Support

Hello.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Jul 2013 | 7

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Hunt is over: The Witcher 3 finds a US publishing partner

Oh boy, this story is going to need some serious filler.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2013 | 4

War debts: Europa Universalis IV has costly fights

I perhaps didn’t fully appreciate this in my Europa Universalis IV preview because I was swimming in Ming Dynasty soldiers and gold that I couldn’t spend on technology, but warfare will be rather costly in the game.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2013 | 1

Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter returns, with smaller goal and same doubts

The last couple of times Precursor Games tried to crowdfund Shadow of the Eternals, it didn’t go all that well.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Payday’s web series goes tumbling off the rails

You know, the first pair of Payday web episodes weren’t all that bad.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Jul 2013 | 2

Pleasing platforms: Rayman Legends jumping to PC in August

Gasp, and shock, and swoon! Brightly-coloured platformer Rayman Legends is making a leap onto our favourite type of platform – PC.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Jul 2013 | Comments Off