Archive for August 2013


Ring sting: Guardians of Middle Earth hits Steam with seven DLC packs

If you like Lord of the Rings but aren’t such a big fan of “travelling to Mount Doom” and are more a fan of “twatting streams of continually spawning monsters in the face while pushing your own stream of continually spawning monsters towards an enemy base”, then rejoice!

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | 1

You trippin': Gearbox prologues Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep

That’s it, we’re boned. Either I missed this a few months ago, or game developers have now decided that they’re free to release trailers and videos for things that are already out.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2013 | 1

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.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2013 | 1

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.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2013 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2013 | 7

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.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

Wargaming unifies accounts for all titles

Wargaming has now rolled out their unified account service for World of Tanks and World of Warplanes. 

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2013 | Comments Off