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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.