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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gothic painkillers: Nordic Games sale this weekend at ShinyLoot
In the land of PC, the summer sales season never ends.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Beginner’s Guide to Dota 2: Part One – The Basics
The Heroes – Part 1
The Heroes – Part 2
Hunt is over: The Witcher 3 finds a US publishing partner
Oh boy, this story is going to need some serious filler.
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.
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.
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.