Company of Heroes 2 Preview
I hate mortars.
For the most part, what I’ve played of Company of Heroes 2 has pretty much showed off what I want from an RTS sequel: roughly the same gameplay, but with a few new mechanics, new sides, new units, prettier graphics, etc.
Guild Wars 2 Flame & Frost update hands-on
This weekend, we got a sneak peak at some of the exciting changes that are coming to Guild Wars 2 later this month in the Flame and Frost content update.
StarDrive Beta Preview
In my very first StarDrive campaign I angered the space mafia, annoyed a strange alien race who enslave adorable space owls and look like upside-down Portal turrets, then spent considerable time designing a mighty warship which proved about as effective as a paper truck with a revolver glued to the wing-mirror.
Shootmania Storm Hands-On Preview
Last time I took a look at Shootmania Storm (back in June), I came away fairly impressed.
Marvel Heroes Hands-On Preview
Peter: For the last week or so, Tim and I have had access to the Marvel Heroes closed beta.
Strike Suit Zero Hands-on Preview
Like Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and FTL before it, Strike Suit Zero is title to have benefited from a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Don’t Starve preview
Day 1 – Morning:
Our protagonist, Wilson, has been dumped into a hostile wilderness.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC patch takes FOV to 90
Treyarch has now kicked out the latest patch for the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 which now includes the change to FOV which can now be increased to 90.
SimCity [Preview] – An urban tri-vector
As we’ve been constantly reminded since SimCity was announced, this is a game that has been built from the ground with the idea of ‘connected cities’ in mind.
Cargo Commander [Preview] – Crate stuff
Cargo Commander is Moon in videogame form, with Sam Rockwell’s role taken by a bearded, blue-collar chap who owns a “fuck you!” button, and Kevin Spacey replaced by a sound system that only knows one song.
Far Cry 3 [Preview] – Holiday from hell
The premise of Far Cry 3 is not all that dissimilar to a teen horror movie; a high-adventure vacation in a tropical paradise goes horribly wrong when the group of sexy gals and guys are kidnapped for ransom by a bloodthirsty gang of land-lubbering pirates.
Hitman: Absolution [Preview] – The glory of the kill
Playing through the opening few missions of Hitman: Absolution one thing is clear, this is a game best played by those ready and eager to celebrate the glory that comes from a precise, perfect kill.
A Game of Dwarves [Preview] – Dweorgen Keeper
If I were to describe an isometric strategy game where you mine out resources from underground caverns, provide living arrangements and food sources for your denizens, ensure the happiness of your charges, build traps, and train military units to tackle foes, there’s a fair chance that anyone who played PC games in the late 90s would respond “hey, that sounds like Dungeon Keeper 2”.
F1 2012 [Preview] – Vettel to the metal
Formula 1 is a complex sport and, for some more than others, Codemasters’ F1 output is a complex videogame franchise.
One Week with Ghost Recon Online [Preview] – The field report
It’s not something that happens often, but I suspect there’s a very definite risk in creating a major free-to-play entry in an established series.
War of the Human Tanks [Preview] – Candy Commandos
War of the Human Tanks is a game in which you are actively encouraged to use young, anime-style girls as suicide bombers.
Darksiders 2 is looking better than expected [Preview]
I’ve now played Darksiders 2 on a number of occasions, the most recent being last week.
Company of Heroes 2 [Preview] – Surviving General Winter
Relic Games and publisher THQ are clearly worried about confusing us about their intent with Company of Heroes 2.
Borderlands 2 [Preview] – The Assassin and the teenage sadist
If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that this is a big game.
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions [Preview] – Looking (card)sharp
Are there any genres that the Might & Magic series hasn’t delved into yet?
20 hours with The Secret World – A pre-review [Feature]
I should be straight up with this: split across both the closed beta and the early access period (I’m writing this right before the game officially launches) I’ve played Funcom’s modern-day fantasy-horror MMO, The Secret World, for quite a lot longer than 20 hours.