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Posts Tagged E3 2012


Tomb Raider does not have attempted rape, says Crystal Dynamics

Crystal Dynamics has denied that the upcoming Tomb Raider prequel includes a scene in which Lara Croft is the subject of an attempted rape, despite what a fellow employee working on the game had previous said.

By John Robertson | 14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft say that they are not neglecting gamers, but are they?

In the wake of Microsoft’s E3 2012 press conference, the general consensus is that the games are taking a back-seat to the platform holder’s plan to turn the Xbox 360 into a catch-all entertainment and social media device.

By John Robertson | 13 Jun 2012 | 21

THQ financials reveal cancelled UFC title

One of the few surprises of E3 2012 was EA’s on-stage reveal that it now owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) license; a series that had previously belonged to THQ.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

E3 2012: Beyond: Two Souls [Preview]

If there’s one phrase that will make gamers of a certain age shudder, it’s “interactive movie.” This isn’t surprising: back in the 90s, the genre was populated almost exclusively with steaming piles of excrement.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Jun 2012 | 1

E3 2012: Resident Evil 6 [Preview]

Hm.
I’ve been kinda looking forward to Resident Evil 6. I have a soft spot for the series in general: I like the cheesy B-movie vibe of the earlier entries, I like Resi 4‘s well-paced and well-executed action, I like the (genuinely scary) Gamecube remake of the first title.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Animal antics of Tokyo Jungle coming to US/EU

To our great delight, Sony has confirmed that Tokyo Jungle will get both a North American and European release over PlayStation Network.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Crytek’s future games will be free-to-play

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has indicated that his company will soon focus exclusively on “triple A” (in other words “high budget”) titles that are free to play.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

E3 2012: Tomb Raider [Preview]

Tomb Raider is going to live or die for me based on one thing, and that thing is how realistically Lara evolves.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jun 2012 | 8

E3 2012: Watch Dogs [Preview]

For many, Watch Dogs is the big surprise of E3 2012.

By John Robertson | 8 Jun 2012 | 6

Lucius invites you to become a killer child

Shiver Games’ Lucius will draw on a classic staple of the horror genre (in cinema at least) by casting you as a murderous child infused with the power of Satan.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Buffy up on your vampire knowledge for Sacrilegium

Reality Pump, the developers behind Two Worlds, are heading to Romania for their new title, Sacrilegium.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Star Wars 1313: What we know so far

To say that Lucasarts is being tight with the information about Star Wars 1313 would be a bit like suggesting the Emperor was “slightly put out” by the destruction of the Death Star.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | 1

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – E3 2012 Cinematic Trailer [Video]

Konami has released a cinematic trailer for the just-announced sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, currently in development by MercurySteam.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jun 2012 | 1

Nintendo employees will vet Miiverse messages

To the surprise of no-one (we hope), Nintendo will not be allowing user-created messages to appear uncensored in the Wii U’s community ‘Miiverse’ space.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

See the PlayStation All-Stars do battle [Video]

Sony has released the trailer for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, shown during its E3 2012 press event.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Peter Molyneux starts bizarre social media experiment

Peter Molyneux has revealed the first title coming from new studio 22 Cans – a game in which players tap at a block.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Sixense will add PlayStation Move support to Portal 2

Using motion controls in Portal 2 is currently an expensive business.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | 2

The telekinetic powers of Beyond’s Ellen Page [Video]

In case you missed the reveal of Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls during the Sony E3 2012 press conference, here it is in all of its ‘press triangle to freak out a cop’ glory.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

‘Behind the scenes’ with Black Ops 2 [Video]

What’s going to be in the next Call of Duty title?

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | 1

A Game of Dwarves has a bedtime story for you [Video]

Settle down children, because Paradox has crafted a lovely bedtime story just for you.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Phasers on ‘co-op’ for Namco’s Star Trek [Video]

Footage from E3 2012 shows Namco’s forthcoming Star Trek title in co-op action.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | 1

E3 2012: Dishonored [Preview]

No matter how jaded the annual E3 event might leave you feeling, a game or two that seem tailor-made to your tastes will almost always emerge. 

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | 8

E3 2012: Gears of War: Judgment [Preview]

Epic Games want to release a new Gears of War game before the next generation of consoles hit.

By John Robertson | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Scribblenauts Unlimited doodling onto PC too

In the excitement of 5th Cell’s Scribblenauts Unlimited being unveiled at Nintendo’s press conference, it temporarily went unnoticed that the game is also coming out for the PC.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Skyrim’s ‘Dawnguard’ DLC will be 10-20 hours long

Bethesda is billing ‘Dawnguard’, the first DLC update to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as a 10-20 add-on.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer is best thing about E3 2012?

Ok, I admit it, I’m a Platinum Games fanboy. Therefore, my position is biased.

By John Robertson | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

E3 2012: Splinter Cell: Blacklist [Preview]

The older Sam Fisher gets, the more active he gets – or at least that’s how it’s seemed lately.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

E3 2012: The Elder Scrolls Online [Preview]

From the moment it was confirmed in May, the major fear about The Elder Scrolls Online has been how Zenimax Online Studios will transfer a resolutely single player series to an MMO structure in a way that pleases fans of the series and prospective MMO players alike.

By Peter Parrish | 6 Jun 2012 | 15

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC: Yep, it’s delayed. Again.

The most shocking news to hit during E3 2012? The fact that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has been delayed on PC.

By John Robertson | 6 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

E3 2012: God of War: Ascension [Preview]

Sequels, sequels, sequels. E3 2012 has been full of sequels. Although, I suppose that’s normal.

By John Robertson | 6 Jun 2012 | Comments Off