Archive for November 2013


Star Citizen reaches $32 [Update $33] million – Backers go funding crazy

I didn’t think I would be writing another Star Citizen update for at least 48 hours but how wrong I was.

By Paul Younger | 27 Nov 2013 | 3

Ice Pick Lodge might be resurrecting Pathologic via Kickstarter

Here’s an interesting one: judging by their VK page (think “Russian Facebook”), Ice Pick Lodge might be looking to resurrect Pathologic via Kickstarter.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Nov 2013 | 3

XCOM: Enemy Within Review

XCOM: Enemy Within is, in a lot of ways, the quintessential expansion pack.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | 1

Fallout 4 teaser site updates Morse code for 26 November

More changes at thesurvivor2299.com today, with the introduction of yet another Morse code.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2013 | 4

Batman: Arkham Origins PC patch means it might work slightly better now

If you noticed a big fat (3.1GB) patch downloading for Batman: Arkham Origins last night, you may be wondering what the update actually includes.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Double Fine reacquires Stacking and Costume Quest rights

Double Fine and Nordic Games have announced that the former has reacquired the publishing and distribution rights to both Costume Quest and Stacking, and that the pair have partnered up for retail releases of both games – and Psychonauts – in 2014.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Warlock 2: The Exiled screens have hex appeal

Paradox’s Warlock 2: The Exiled is, you might remember, a thing that’s happening.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | 1

iBuyPower reveal their Steam box prototype

It looks like a console but this is in fact a third-party Steam box prototype from iBuyPower which is set to launch next year.

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | 6

Guild Wars 2 Fractured update goes live

It’s another round of Guild Wars 2 content as the Fractured update goes live on servers today.

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

SMITE gets release date and $100,000 tournament

Hi-Rez Studios have finally announced a release date for their MOBA SMITE which has been in beta testing for some time.

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Star Citizen hits $31 million and unlocks a mining platform

It’s the second Star Citizen update in 24 hours and the game has raised another million. 

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Fallout 4 teaser site gets Morse code update for 25 November

Even during a nuclear winter there’s no rest for the Morse code operator at thesurvivor2299.com.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2013 | 3

Steam expands user recommendations into public review system

This isn’t exactly a major change to Steam on Valve’s part, but the user recommendation system (which used to only display your views on a given game to those on your friends list) is now being expanded into a public review set-up.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Nov 2013 | 1

Trove Supporter Packs go on sale guaranteeing alpha and beta access

TRION are inviting potential players of their blocky looking open-ended online world of adventure called Trove to get in early and back the game.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

EVE Fanfest 2014 tickets on sale now

CCP are inviting all EVE fans to snap up tickets for the EVE Fanfest 2014.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Typing of the Dead: Overkill offers some rather unorthodox DLC

The release of The Typing of the Dead: Overkill made me happy.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Bundle Stars offers sci-fi gaming on a budget

Bundle Stars’ colony ship has finally colonised the planet of Sci-Fi Games, and it’s sending trade ships back.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Path of Exile Review

It was inevitable I’d end up handling the Path of Exile review, as I’ve been in and out of the game since the beta test started – which I think was back in about 1790.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | 5