Archive for February 2014
Diablo 3 v2.0.1 Tutorial: Welcome Back to Hell
Yesterday was a massive day for Diablo 3 as Blizzard released their v2.0.1 game update which brings it in-line with changes coming in the Reaper of Souls expansion which is released on 25 March.
Developers to discount games on Steam without Valve intervention
Valve’s latest move to bleed us dry of cash is the ability for developers to discount their games without any intervention from Valve.
X Rebirth future plans and 1.25 patch details – Sorted?
X Rebirth. What a game. We discussed how terrible it was at great length last year but the development team have been busy trying to sort out the mess.
Dark Souls 2 devs detail their Dark Intentions in this video
As you are doubtless aware, Dark Souls 2 is out soon!
Outlast Whistleblower DLC takes you back to the asylum in April
Red Barrels are not done with making you crap your pants in Outlast as the game’s Whistleblower DLC has now been given a release date.
Diablo 3 2.0.1 update finally released for everyone
It’s been a long time coming buy it’s finally here, the Diablo 3 2.0.1 update for all Diablo 3 players.
Age of Wonders 3 gets release date – Pre-orders available
Triumph Studios has now revealed that Age of Wonders 3 will be released on 31 March.
Rhianna Pratchett “chose not to talk about” her work on Thief
There are further indications of a disjointed and unhappy development process behind the new Thief title in a series of tweets from Rhianna Pratchett, who has responded to queries about her work on the game by distancing herself from the project.
New DayZ Standalone Devblog talks lighting, physics, vehicles and more
DayZ’s Dean Hall may be leaving DayZ behind at the end of the year but until then he’s still working at improving the game with his team.
AMD Catalyst 14.2 beta drivers released, performance boosts for Thief
The latest set of 14.2 Catalyst beta drivers are available now from the AMD site.
Nosgoth closed beta launches this week
Psyonix Studios has just completed the closed alpha phase for their free-to-play team based title Nosgoth.
Deus Ex: The Fall confirmed for 25 March release
We reported on this last night, but can now officially confirm that Deus Ex: The Fall is heading to the PC.
DayZ, Dean Hall’s Departure and the Dramas of Early Access
Dean “Rocket” Hall has announced his desire to leave the DayZ project by the end of 2014, and people are freaking out.
War Thunder to recieve “massive” content update – More Ground Forces testers invited
Gaijin’s War Thunder is set for a stack of game updates this spring and the third wave of the closed beta for the Ground Forces portion of the game has just kicked off.
PayWUW invites you to pay what you want for PC game bundles
Bundles are all the rage these days and it’s no huge surprise when there are so many being released each month.
Guild Wars 2 Battle for Lion’s Arch incoming – View the Atlas and watch the video
As the Battle for Lion’s Arch heats up in Guild Wars 2 and players try and save the city from Scarlet Briar, the final showdown is almost here.
Deus Ex: The Fall appears to be bound for PC
There was much lamenting (not least from myself) when the teaser for Deus Ex: The Fall turned out to hyping a bloody iOS game, but that title does now appear as if it’ll get a PC release too.
Ubisoft to get three day Endwar Online tech test underway this week
UbiSoft’s original Endwar title was a mixed bag and the latest game to carry the Endwar label is Endwar Online, a TMOA.
Divinity: Original Sin pushed to Spring to incorporate feedback
Larian has announced that their party-based (or co-op) RPG Divinity: Original Sin will now be released during the Spring of 2014.
Risen 3: Titan Lords in development at Piranha Bytes
According to a tie-in article trailing a pcgames.de cover piece, Piranha Bytes is in the process of developing Risen 3: Titan Lords.
Flight combat game Vector Thrust is coming to Steam soon
Iceberg Interactive are set to launch Vector Thrust on Steam. The game is a flight combat title has been developed by TimeSymmetry and promises “fast-paced” combat.
Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls beta and PTR shut down tonight
Like a bolt out of the blues, Blizzard has announced that they will shut down the Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls beta test tonight.
Cloudbuilt rocket boosts to release on 20 March
By strange coincidence, the PC will be seeing a pair of games that heavily feature wall-running release in March.
Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar Preview
Prior to putting a few hours into this Early Access version of Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar, I’d no experience with Longbow’s Hegemony series.
Dean Hall to leave DayZ and Bohemia behind at the end of the year
DayZ can be considered a big success for Dean Hall and Bohemia Interactive.
Banished tops Steam sales
Shining Rock Sofware’s new medieval city builder Banished has wowed Steam shoppers this week proving that PC gamers are itching for a decent city building experience.
Thief PC system requirements revealed – No AMD Mantle support at launch
With Thief being released this week, Eidos has whipped up a list of PC system requirements and supported features.
Bad Golf reborn as Double Fine community project
If you’ve been keeping up with Double Fine’s Amnesia Fortnight prototypes, you’ll know they’ve been whittled down to four at this point; Dear Leader, Mnemonic, Steed and Little Pink Best Bud’s (Pendleton Ward’s project.) There’s a distinct lack of Bad Golf 2 in that list, because that pitch was too visionary or something.