Archive for July 2013

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