Login | Signup

Ellis: Star Wars: Battlefront III Was "99%" Complete

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Free Radical Games, Star Wars: Battlefront III, Steve Ellis

Ellis: Star Wars: Battlefront III Was "99%" Complete

Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis is nothing if not outspoken, and hot on the heels of explaining how no publisher was brave enough to touch TimeSplitters 4 (apparently due to the painfully mediocre Haze, which is kind of fair enough we suppose), he's suggested once again that Star War: Battlefront III was so close to completion that we could probably have smelled it.

Click here to read more...

New Company Of Heroes 2 Trailer Sees Some Tanks On Thin Ice

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
Company of Heroes 2, Relic Entertainment, Strategy games, THQ, Trailers

New Company Of Heroes 2 Trailer Sees Some Tanks On Thin Ice

“The Most Brutal Conflict In The History Of Warfare”

Determind to stay in a positive from of mind, THQ are continuing to push Relic Entertainment's strategy sequel Company Of Heroes 2 ahead of its release at the start of 2013. Highlighting the stuggle of the Red Army on the Eastern Front of World War II, you can put the trailer, titled “Turning Point”, in your face after the jump.

Click here to read more...

GAME Hilariously Starts Selling Steam Wallet Codes In Stores

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
GAME, PC games, Prepaid cards, Steam, Steam Wallet

GAME Hilariously Starts Selling Steam Wallet Codes In Stores

GAME have announced that they're due to start selling Steam Wallet codes in stores today, offering a 33 per cent discount against them for any trade ins made for a limited time - up until December 7th.

Click here to read more...

GTA Vice City 10th Anniversary Trailer Reminds Why It's The Best GTA Of Them All

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Grand Theft Auto, GTA Vice City, Rockstar, Videos

To celebrate 10 years since the launch of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and its upcoming mobile release next week, Rockstar have delivered a new nostalgia-filled anniversary trailer.

Because, let's face it, Vice City was (and probably still is) the best GTA of them all.

Latest Episode of The Final Hours of Tomb Raider Looks At Sound

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Crystal Dynamics, Jason Graves, music, Soundtrack, The Final Hours of Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider, Videos, Zachary Levi

Latest Episode of The Final Hours of Tomb Raider Looks At Sound

Bafta winning composer Jason Graves, the man who made us all soil ourselves with the creepily discordant tones and wails of Dead Space and its sequel, is placed front and centre for the latest in-depth development diary for Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider.

Titled The Sound of Survival, it takes a look at the scoring process for the game, how CD came to choose Graves for the job, and the motifs and themes that governed his composition.

Also, Zach Levi appears to have gone blonde. Which is weird. Really weird.

Click here to read more...

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Launch Trailer Will Charm You With Its Jazziness

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
3DS Games, Adventure Games, Nintendo, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Trailers, Videos

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Launch Trailer Will Charm You With Its Jazziness

Paper Mario: Sticker Star, despite some frustrating faults and niggles, has become the game I turn to whenever I'm feeling down.

We gave it 7/10 in our review, calling it "a puzzle-laden adventure game in the guise of a Paper Mario RPG, it's at times frustrating and flawed, but it's also charming and delightful. A game that's easy to love, though not always fun".

It's also ridiculously, toe-tappingly jazzy. It'll make you bust out the funky chicken on the bus. As will the fittingly bright and cheerful launch trailer, which is now being played on loop for morale purposes on this grey and sniffly Friday.

Click here to read more...

Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Officially Unveiled

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
343 Industries, Crimson Map Pack, FPS games, Halo 4, Microsoft Studios, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Officially Unveiled

343 Industries have announced that the Crimson Map Pack for Halo 4 will be available from December 10th, confirming the previous leak, delivering three new maps, eight new achievements (for 250 GP), and introducing the Extraction game type.

Click here to read more...

World Of Warships: First In-Game Screenshots Set Sail

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
MMO, PC games, Screenshots, Wargaming.net, World Of Warplanes

World Of Warships: First In-Game Screenshots Set Sail

Pashmina Afghans At The Ready

Wargaming.net plans to complete their trifecta of military MMOs with World Of Warships, an accessible naval sim that sees players commanding a variety of battleships, cruisers and carriers. Until now, we've only had concept art to go on, but we've just received the very first in-game screenshots of the game in action. The accompanying press release promises "top-notch rendering, including historically accurate and highly detailed models of combat vessels, impressive variety of warship types, and photo-realistic virtual environments with real-life weather effects."

You can be the judge of that below. World Of Tanks recently received a major update that adds British forces into the mix, while World Of Warplanes is still in closed beta.

Click here to read more...

Black Tusk Studios To Develop Microsoft's "Next Big Entertainment Franchise"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Tusk Studios, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games

Black Tusk Studios To Develop Microsoft's "Next Big Entertainment Franchise"

"We're Looking To Build The Next Halo"

Black Tusk Studios, a new outfit formed from the rebranded Microsoft Vancouver, plans to create the "next big entertainment franchise" for the Xbox platform.

Click here to read more...

12 Deals Of Christmas Promotion Returning To PSN

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
12 Deals Of Christmas, Playstation Store, PSN

12 Deals Of Christmas Promotion Returning To PSN

Sony has announced the return of their "12 Deals Of Christmas" promotion, which will deliver twelve 48 hour-long promotions from December 1st.

You now know as much as we do. Keep your eyes fixed on the PlayStation Blog post for daily updates from Saturday, or trust us to do it for you.

Crytek Gives Green Light To Fan-Created Timesplitters Mod

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Crytek, Mod, Modding, Timesplitters

Crytek Gives Green Light To Fan-Created Timesplitters Mod

Modders, Assemble!

Though Crytek are remaining very cagey about whether to release a new Timesplitters game or HD collection, they have at least given permission for fans to create a CryEngine-powered mod. They may even supply some original assets and support depending on whether a team can be assembled soon.

Click here to read more...

Dirty Bomb: Splash Damage Reveals New Free To Play Shooter

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Dirty Bomb, FPS, Free to play, PC games, Splash Damage

Splash Damage, the developers behind Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Brink, have revealed their latest game as Dirty Bomb. It's a Unreal-powered free to play shooter set in London, at least by the look of the new reveal teaser and some artwork on the official site. You'll see The Shard and London Bridge Station, alongside some predictably quick gameplay cuts.

We've little else to go on at present, but we'll tell you more once details become available.

Endless Space Getting Free Steam Weekend & Discount

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
4X games, Amplitude Studios, Endless Space, PC games

Endless Space Getting Free Steam Weekend & Discount

Amplitude Studios has announced that Endless Space will be free to play on Steam from later today until December 3rd. According to the Google-translated post, it will also be available at half price for the duration.

At this point, I should mention that I splashed out 9/10 in our Endless Space review, paraphrasing Douglas Adams to say "you just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is." This might be a good time to try it out if you're not too busy playing with your new Wii U.

Iwata "Very Sorry" About Wii U Day One Patch

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Nintendo, Wii U

Iwata "Very Sorry" About Wii U Day One Patch

Nintendo head honcho Satoru Iwata has apologised for Wii U owners having to download a patch to access core features like backwards compatibility, online multiplayer, MiiVerse and the digital marketplace.

Click here to read more...

The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Headed To Consoles

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Edmund McMillen, PS3 games, The Binding of Isaac, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Xbox 360 games

The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth Headed To Consoles

During a lengthy post-mortem for disturbing and reprehensibly addictive roguelike The Binding Of Isaac, Edmund McMillen reveals that a improved version will eventually make its way to consoles.

Click here to read more...

Kongregate Now Offering F2P Downloadable Titles Too

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Browser games, Downloadable games, GameStop, Kongregate

Kongregate Now Offering F2P Downloadable Titles Too

We've whiled away many, many hours on Kongregate - that pantheon of browser-based brilliance. But times are a-changing, and Kongregate is expanding to deliver downloadable free-to-play experiences as well as in-browser, Flash-based titles, kickstarting things off with Uber Entertainment's Super Monday Night Combat, Kiz Studios' Smashmuck Champions, and Balance Worlds' Bomb Bubbies, with ore to come in the following weeks.

Click here to read more...

Rare Job Listings Point Towards "Jaw-Dropping", Next-Gen Kinect Project

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Kinect, Microsoft, Motion Control, Next-gen, rare

Rare Job Listings Point Towards "Jaw-Dropping", Next-Gen Kinect Project

"Jaw-dropping Kinect project" might seem like something of a contradiction in terms, but Rare seem to have made it their mission to try and strive for such a thing. Unless of course it's a reboot of Killer Instinct that will incorporate motion control in a manner that works smoothly and consistently. Frankly, a motion control game that proves consistent would be enough to blow our minds at this stage.

Click here to read more...

ZombiU Launch Trailer Instructs Players To "Whack The Shit Out Of Them"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Horror games, Survival Horror Games, Trailers, Ubisoft, Videos, Wii U games, ZombiU

ZombiU Launch Trailer Instructs Players To "Whack The Shit Out Of Them"

"Them" Being The Marauding Undead

The Wii U is out tomorrow! Yay! Of course, that might come as a shock to some considering that I'm still yet to see an advert for Nintendo's new console. Maybe it's just me.

Anyway, one of the launch lineup's biggest hitters - Ubisoft's undead-ridden survivathon, ZombiU - has gotten itself a nice survivalist launch trailer, wherein an unfortunate member of the Queen's Guard explains what it'll take to make it through. 

Watch it after the jump >>

FFXIV: A Realm Reborn Footage Revisits Black Shroud

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Gameplay footage, MMORPGs, MMOs, Square Enix, Videos

Square Enix have released another bundle of gameplay footage from the A Real Reborn - the complete revamp of their critically panned MMO, Final Fantasy XIV.

This latest video returns to the Black Shroud for a further four and a half minutes of alpha gameplay footage. Game's due out early next year.

Oculus Rift Dev Kits Pushed Back To March 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Dev kits, Kickstarter, Oculus, Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey, Virtual Reality, VR headsets

Oculus Rift Dev Kits Pushed Back To March 2013

Oh man, the Rift. Even its name sounds badass! When visiting Born Ready Games (who'll be incorporating Rift functionality into Strike Suit Zero) earlier this week I almost cried when I was told that they hadn't received a dev kit, so eager was I to step back into Oculus' fantastic 3D VR experience.

Now  we know why: the shipping window for the dev kits has been delayed until March next year.

Click here to read more...