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Archive for 2013


Starpoint Gemini 2 wants to show you some community features

Little Green Men, the developers behind Starpoint Gemini 2, have released a new trailer showing all the new community suggestions that have been added to the game.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | 4

The Banner Saga pre-order offer includes trouble maker Tryggvi

Developers Stoic have announced that anybody who picks up The Banner Saga before its release date of 14 January will get an additional character named Tryggvi to add to your turn-based skirmishing forces.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | 1

Rocksmith 2014 goes Muse with this week’s DLC

This week’s Rocksmith 2014 DLC is considerably better than last week’s Rocksmith 2014 DLC, which was Disturbed.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Dec 2013 | 1

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter gives the gift of gif

Three gifs. One game. That game is The Vanishing of Ethan Carter by The Astronauts, a first-person … well, actually, I don’t know.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Star Citizen Dogfighting Module release delayed

Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium have decided to delay the release of the Star Citizen Dogfighting Module which was expected by the end of this year.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

X Rebirth update 1.20 brings various trade ship fixes

Egosoft appears to be sticking fairly well to a “one new patch per week” schedule as it attempts to wrestle X Rebirth into being a decent, playable game.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Divinity: Original Sin delivers an alpha to its Kickstarter backers

Last week, you perhaps saw Larian’s Swen Vinke playing through around 40 minutes of Divinity: Original Sin in preparation for the game’s alpha release.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Total War: Rome 2 plonks Caesar in Gaul and releases Patch 8

Creative Assembly has released the first full expansion for Total War: Rome 2 today, in the form of Caesar in Gaul.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | 1

Typing of the Dead OVERKILL gets filthy with new DLC – F**k

SEGA are spicing things up with a new piece of DLC for Typing of the Dead OVERKILL.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Dying Light video shows night time gameplay

So far we’ve seen quite a few videos of Techland’s zombie smasher Dying Light but most of the footage has been showing the day time gameplay.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2013 | 1

Inferno Legends exclusive item giveaway – Open beta begins

Gamebox has today launched the open beta test for their devilishly themed MMO Inferno Legend. 

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Speedball 2 HD Review

The substantive difference between Speedball 2 HD and its Amiga incarnation is most easily illustrated with a short anecdote.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | 2

Marvel Heroes Advance Pack lets you pre-order characters

Gazillion Entertainment have opened up Advance Pack orders for Marvel Heroes, letting you pre-order pretty much all of the playable heroes and villains to be released over the next year at a steep discount.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Dec 2013 | 4

Payday 2 adds free Charlie Santa Heist

As a special Christmas present, Overkill Software have added a free heist to Payday 2 – the Charlie Santa Heist.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Dota 2 entry queues removed, game now genuinely free for everyone

A Dota 2 patch that went live tonight has come with the announcement that, at last, Dota 2 is really free for everyone.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Banished expected in January for around $20

Shining Rock Entertainment‘s Luke Hodorowicz has just taken part in a Q&A and revealed a rough release date for his medieval city builder Banished.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Steam Machine – WTF is inside it? Here’s one open

Corey Nelson has been posting up some great videos of the Steam Machine since it landed on his doorstep, but what is inside the black box of Steamy fun?

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

DayZ alpha released on Steam early access

If you’ve been waiting for DayZ’s alpha to show its face on Steam’s early access system, that wait can now come to an end.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2013 | 1

Just Cause 2 multiplayer gets launch trailer. Now on Steam.

The Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod is now up and running today and to celebrate a launch trailer has been released.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Crusader Kings II Patch 2.0.2 tones down event troops

If you’ve been playing Crusader Kings II of late, perhaps with the new Sons of Abraham DLC, you’ll have noticed that troops spawning from events tend to be a bit on the overpowered side.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4 patch lands with stability and netcode improvements

It’s the start of a new week which means more new Battlefield 4 fixes in today’s patch.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2013 | 2

Robin makes the leap to Infinite Crisis

The latest hero to join in the Infinite Crisis MOBA battle is Batman’s sidekick, Robin.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Hunter, Hunted mode swoops onto Batman: Arkham Origins

Despite being a tad disappointed with the game in general, I rather liked Batman: Arkham Origins‘ multiplayer mode.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks beautiful

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was sort-of announced last month as a third-person action title being developed by Monolith.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Dec 2013 | 1

UnknownWorlds reveal Subnautica

UnknownWorlds are best known for their work on the team shooter Natural Selection 2 and a few months ago they revealed they were working on a new title. 

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

The Walking Dead Season 2 Interview

In a new interview with The Walking Dead Season 2 development team at Telltale, which includes director Dennis Lenart and Mark Darin Season 2 game designer, they discuss the next installment of the adventure series.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

The Banner Saga Preview

This is, I suspect, what most of people who backed The Banner Saga on Kickstarter have been waiting for.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Dec 2013 | 4

Command & Conquer alpha servers now closed – Game will be returning

Back on 29 October EA decided that the new Command & Conquer should be shut down and cancelled as the game was not turning out as they hoped.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

SteamOS installation guides with VirtualBox

It’s so tempting isn’t it? There’s a new OS in the wild and you just want to take a peek and see what all the fuss is about but at the same time are worried about screwing up your system.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Steam Machine Controller and Portal 2 in action in these videos

It’s nice to see the Steambox and the Steam Machine Controller finally out in the wild (see earlier unboxing videos) and today there’s some more footage worth checking out.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2013 | 1