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Archive for January 2014


Dark Souls 2 combat encounters shown in this 8 minute video

It’s hard to say whether this video is officially sanctioned, or another compilation of leaked Dark Souls 2 footage from the ongoing Ps3-based network tests.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jan 2014 | 2

Titanfall trailer takes a cue from Tomb Raider, goes French

Going French is now the trendy thing to do. Tomb Raider gave it a go yesterday, and today’s new Titanfall trailer is also Gallic in tone.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Richard Garriot and Brad McQuaid join forces in MMO cross promotion

Richard Garriot’s Prtalarium and Brad McQuaid’s Visionary Realms have joined forces to boost the profile of both Kickstarted MMOs Shroud of the Avatar and Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Impressions on Dota 2 Patch 6.80 and the New Bloom Festival

I wouldn’t normally write something like this, but… well, I’m actually kinda impressed with what’s been added in Dota 2‘s 6.80 patch.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jan 2014 | 2

Watch Skyrim with the Cyberith Virualizer and VR

We love the videos by Cyberith’s Tuncay Cakmak, he always gets into the spirit of the game he’s playing and this new video is no exception with his face painting.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2014 | 1

Prison Architect Alpha 17 protected by armed guards

The latest Prison Architect alpha has hit, and this one adds in two big new features: armed guards, and the Forestry.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

DayZ Standalone experimental build updated – Changes on live next week

The DayZ experimental branch is seeing more action with a new changelog of fixes and additions, and there’s a lot of them.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Paradox parts ways with Mount & Blade, hands out free Wizard Wars

Parting is such sweet sorrow, and Paradox and TaleWorlds have now split, with TaleWorlds going on to develop Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord on their own.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jan 2014 | 2

Rambo: The Videogame gets a release date

We’re going to give Reef Entertainment the benefit of the doubt that Rambo: The Videogame is going to be a fantastic action title at this point but it’s not exactly looking great.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2014 | 1

Pat Wyatt reunited with Jeff Strain at Undead Labs – State of Decay MMO perhaps?

Anyone who’s followed Blizzard and ArenaNet over the past fifteen years will know the name Patrick Wyatt.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2014 | 1

Test your AMD Mantle – Oxide Games Star Swarm Benchmark on Steam

 
I’m sure you’ve all enjoyed the AMD Mantle videos featuring Oxide Games benchmark demo Star Swarm which was being used to demonstrate the power of AMD’s Mantle API.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2014 | 9

Massive Tomb Raider patch makes the game French

Update: Square-Enix responded rather rapidly to the problem, and a follow-up patch – at a whopping 0KB in size – re-enabled English in the language options of the game’s properties.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jan 2014 | 6

Path of Exile 1.0.6 Summoner patch

Whilst we’re waiting for Path of Exile’s Act 4, folks from Grinding Gear Games have released Path of Exile’s 1.0.6 patch which I call ‘the summoner patch’.

By David Reid | 30 Jan 2014 | 3

AMD’s Mantle API now supported in Battlefield 4

The latest Battlefield 4 update adds compatibility with AMD’s Mantle system, which will ultimately give players with certain brands of AMD card a different rendering option for potential performance boosts.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

YouTube, EA’s 30 pieces of silver, and yet more damage to industry integrity

It’s a pretty disheartening time to be champion of YouTube objectivity.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jan 2014 | 11

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 trailer gives Bigby a headache

Being Sheriff of Fabletown is pretty stressful stuff, as anybody who played the first episode of The Wolf Among Us will know.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jan 2014 | 2

Total War: Rome 2 sends Patch 9 live and into the wild

Yesterday’s hotfix for the latest Total War: Rome 2 patch was apparently enough to push it out of the beta stage and into the realm known as “worthy for public release.” As a result, Patch 9 is now available to all and should automatically download and apply itself to your copy of Rome 2 on Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Warlock 2: The Exiled gets new trailer, mod support

I wondered how long it’d be until we saw another trailer for Warlock 2: The Exiled.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Next Car Game boosted by Early Access – Makes $1 million in a week

Bugbear did not find it easy convincing gamers that a new racing game was needed on the PC but perseverance has paid off.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition revealed

The Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls expansion is not due out until 25 March but perhaps you’ll be tempted with the Collector’s Edition which comes with extras.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dota 2′s New Bloom Festival/Patch 6.80 out now

Quick public service announcement: Dota 2 patch 6.80 – also known as the New Bloom Festival update – is now live.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | 1

FunCom hit with un-fun charges of financial infringement

There’s news coming out of Norway that FunCom (developers of The Secret World and holders of the Dreamfall license) have been charged with “suspicion of infringement of the provisions of the Securities Trading Act” by Norwegian authorities.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Strike Vector flies on to Steam

Strike Vector has launched on Steam today for lovers of shooters and games where you get fly about at ludicrous speeds.

By Paul Younger | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Latest GTA V PC rumour says game can be pre-ordered from Friday

The open secret of GTA V’s PC version continues to wander on, this time thanks to information emanating from Scandinavia.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jan 2014 | 4

Total War: Rome 2 gets a Patch 9 beta update

Update: As of 30 January, Rome 2′s Patch 9 is out of beta and live for everyone.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jan 2014 | 1

War of the Vikings adds character customisation

Paradox Interactive and Fatshark have announced that now you, too, can customise your very own Viking or Saxon warrior in War of the Vikings.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 to include six player-designed shields

Last year, Namco Bandai ran a competition for players to design shields that would be incorporated into Dark Souls 2.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India Paradox Con report

IncGamers has taken a look at Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India with project lead Henrik Fahraeus, who shared a few more details at Paradox Con last week.

By Tom Spillar | 29 Jan 2014 | 1

La-Mulana 2 gets glowing messages of support from other developers

You’re probably aware that I’m hugely, massively excited for La-Mulana 2, because the first game was a work of genius.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

The Elder Scrolls Online gets CG trailer, Collectors’ Edition

To commemorate the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial Edition (Collectors’ Edition, to you and me) Bethesda have released an oh-so-pretty CG trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jan 2014 | 2

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