Archive for January 2014
SOE’s Smedley hints at new game that would appeal to Star Wars Galaxies fans
During this evening’s AMA with SOE’s John Smedley he dropped a hint that he hoped would appeal to players of Star Wars Galaxies.
SOE shutting down four MMOs starting 31 March
The life of an MMO is often and uncertain one, if it stops making money for the publishers it’s going to be closed.
Steam now allows you to cancel pre-orders. Too little too late?
Steam is notorious for giving you little control over purchases and refunds but it looks like they’ve taken a step in the right direction by giving users the ability to cancel pre-orders without any Valve intervention.
Titanfall PC beta hinted at by EA’s Origin Store
Select Xbox users have been getting a look at Titanfall’s supposed “alpha” build (come on, they’re releasing in March, that’s no alpha,) but until now there hasn’t been much sign of PC people being offered a chance to play before release.
South Park: The Stick of Truth behind the scenes video sticks to the truth
As far as we know, South Park: The Stick of Truth will totally hit its March release date this time.
Rust’s Garry Newman says Valve VR makes the Rift “feel like a torture device”
During the Steam Dev days developers were ushered into a room to test out Valve’s prototype VR system and feedback that was coming from the event was very positive.
Dance Dance Revolution moonwalks into the classroom
Here’s your odd-but-amusing story of the day: Konami will be demonstrating Dance Dance Revolution Classroom Edition at Bett Show 2014, a convention taking place between 22 and 25 January that focuses on educational technology.
A gathering of Thief screenshots steal in from the dark
With Thief’s release around one month away, Square Enix and co.
The Forest screenshots show the wood from the trees
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a PC gamer in possession of a good fortune must be want of a first-person survival sandbox game.
Magicka: Wizard Wars to have a winner-stays-on Duel Mode
Hot news from the Paradox Interactive Convention, about one of the few Paradox games I’ll actually play!
Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition pretty much sold out
Warning to anyone still wanting to pick up the Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition: Namco Bandai have informed us that it’s pretty much out of stock, so if you still want to get a pre-order in, you’ll have to hunt around and have a lot of luck.
Capcom releases side-by-side screens of Resident Evil 4 HD
In part of their ongoing plot to make you buy the same game fifteen times, Capcom announced Super Resident Evil 4 HD Remix Ultra Turbo Plus – Ultimate Edition the other day.
World of Tanks 8.11 brings a new mode and maps
Wargaming improves and adds to their tank title with every patch released and World of Tanks 8.11 is set to shake things up with a new mode.
Europa Universalis IV Conquest of Paradise DLC Review
It won’t come as a surprise to anybody who saw my picks of 2013 that I spend a fair amount of time messing about in Europa Universalis IV.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reveal trailer shows first gameplay footage
Activision and Beenox have released a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the forthcoming wall-crawling action game.
Minecraft snapshot 14w04a brings new features
A new day brings the Minecraft snapshot 14w04a update which includes a few important things players should be aware of.
Win a World of Warplanes Supermarine Type 224 and 300 gold
Playing World of Warplanes? Need a little boost? We’ve teamed up with Wargaming to not only give you 300 gold but also a Supermarine Type 224 aircraft.
SEGA PC ports campaign launches a petition
If you remember yesterday’s story about the NeoGaf-created movement to encourage SEGA to release more PC ports, you’ll have a good idea what this is about.
The Elder Scrolls Online’s voice cast detailed
HOLY SHIT GUYS
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE IS GOING TO HAVE VOICE ACTING AND THERE WILL BE SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE INVOLVED
Not content with hiring Patrick Stewart and Terence Stamp for Oblivion and then giving them about 10 lines each, Bethesda have found an address book full of the phone numbers of movie (and game voice-acting) legends, and have sent them all cheques and instructions to turn up at a recording studio for The Elder Scrolls Online.
Dark Souls 2 site translation sheds grossly incandescent light on things
Namco Bandai added a whole load of new stuff to the Japanese language Dark Souls 2 site recently, but that’s not entirely useful for those of us not blessed with the skill to read Japanese.
Shadow of Mordor video goes in-depth with the nemesis system
I’m going to do that horribly reductive thing games writers do when they have a news article to put together and summarise what I’ve just seen from Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor as follows: Assassin’s Creed in Middle Earth with Batman Arkham combat and a crazy-ambitious procedurally generated system of enemies.
Assassinate your enemies in Age of Wonders 3 with the new Rogue class
The Age of Wonders series has always had layers of depth to its tactics, both on the world map and in battle.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II gets a Chimera
NeocoreGames have been busy working on The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II and have revealed a trailer for the Chimera, a new pet for Van Helsing which is more obedient than Lady Katarina, yes that’s right, mans best friend, the Chimera.
Call of Duty: Ghosts beams in an Extinction: Nightfall trailer
Now, I got a bit angry about the last Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer.
Watch Daylight spook the Atlus QA testers
It’s a marketing technique as old as the hills. Film the reactions of your audience to a scary movie/game/thing and share it with the world.
Blizzard opens Blizzard Arcade site
Gamers are a creative bunch and StarCraft II players are no exception with all kinds of cool mods being released all the time.
New DLC announced for Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV
As well as revealing two brand new, upcoming games, Paradox Development Studio has plans for a pair of DLCs for their rightfully popular Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV titles.
Paradox reveals Hearts of Iron IV and Runemaster
Paradox are currently holding their annual convention in sunny Miami, and while Tom swans around in the heat and we’re stuck here back at HQ, Paradox has announced two new titles.