Archive for August 2013
Reinforced: Natural Selection 2 gets large free expansion update – Free Steam weekend
We rather like Unknown Worlds, a development team that understand that not every piece of new content should have a price tag attached.
Engines engaged: The Chaos Engine re-issue is available today
Activate all nodes. The rather decent top-down shooter The Chaos Engine is available for the PC today, through Steam, GOG and probably other digital places as well, priced at $10.00 USD.
Valve’s new Steam Guard trading protections go down poorly with users
Yesterday’s server update brought new trading restrictions/protections (depending on your point of view, really) to Steam’s Marketplace.
The greater escape: Prison Architect Alpha 13 tunnels to freedom
The latest Prison Architect alpha has just been released from development prison into the arms of the public, and this one’s all about escaping.
Figures of Fun(com): Lego Minifigures Online announced
Funcom is now in the amazing position to be able to work on a Lego-Illuminati crossover, as the developer has both The Secret World and the newly announced Lego Minifigures Online in its catalogue.
America’s Army: Proving Grounds open beta marches onto Steam
The open beta for the latest title in the long-running America’s Army series – America’s Army: Proving Grounds – has just hit Steam.
Hands on Decks: Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers expands
On 18 September (or thereabouts, launch times will apparently vary by platform and region,) Stainless will release an expansion pack for Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers.
Spending Time: The Creeping Horror of Microtransactions in Full Priced Games
Of all the pernicious publisher practices out there, ‘microtransactions’ in games you’ve already paid full price for are surely the worst.
Looking crisp: new images from Bound by Flame
Spiders Studio, the chaps behind Mars: War Logs and Of Orcs and Men, are working on another RPG.
30 day crusade: Firefly open up Stronghold Crusader 2 for crowdfunding
Firefly Studios have opened up the crowdfunding for Stronghold Crusader 2 via Gambitious, and are asking for the princely sum of €100,000 (about £85,000 or $132,000) to get it polished up to a royal level.
Latest Arma 3 Community Guide video looks at snipers and launcher teams
ShackTactical’s Andrew Gluck – better known around these internet parts as Dslyecxi – has released his latest Community Guide video for Arma 3, in cooperation with the overlords over at Bohemia Interactive.
Metro(n): Metro: Last Light’s Tower Pack goes all virtual
Deep Silver have announced that the Tower Pack for Metro: Last Light will hit Steam next week, on 3 September.
Bigpoint shows more of their MOBA Merc Elite – The Recon
Bigpoint announced their new MOBA Merc Elite just before Gamescom and today they’re ready to share a new video and more details on the game.
GTA V gets launch trailer – Can we have the PC announcement now?
The guys here will rip me a new one later for posting this as GTA V has still not been confirmed for PC, but we’re pretty sure it will be eventually.
War Thunder CGI trailer storms in
A new trailer for Gaijin’s free to play online battle experience War Thunder has been released to show their “vision” for the game which is pretty damn good considering it’s in beta still.
Wargaming unifies accounts for all titles
Wargaming has now rolled out their unified account service for World of Tanks and World of Warplanes.
20 minutes of footage showing the Wasteland 2 Prison Level
A new update on InXile’s Wasteland 2 Kickstarter page brings a developer walkthrough video which runs for a full twenty minutes.
Sunk: Battlefield 4 video shows ship mowing down players
We’ve heard so much about Battlefield 4‘s horrible buzzword “Levolution” but this video does illustrate level changing quite nicely.
Job losses hit SOE
EverQuest Next has been a hot topic since it was announced and anyone would think that with the excitement surrounding SOE’s upcoming releases jobs would be quite secure.
Hanging out: Star Citizen Hangar Module launches tomorrow
The first real phase of testing gets underway for Star Citizen tomorrow with the release of the Hangar Module.