I can remember a time when we were all huddled around an empty oil drum here in the Dealspwn offices, crying into a flannel, and bemoaning the lack of space games as a ratty urchin played a haunting dirge on faded violin.
But now we're getting nice things!
We're pretty excited about Strike Suit Zero, and Born Ready keep on giving us more and more reasons to bbe eagerly anticpating its arrival next year. The developers have just dropped a massive 90-minute walkthrough on TwitchTV, as well as releasing a new developer diary that discusses the music in the game, and features Paul Ruskay, who counts the award-winning Homeworld soundtrack amongst his credits.Watch both videos after the jump >>
F1 Race Stars, the officially-licensed Formula One karting game from Codemasters Racing, is set to release this Friday. As you'd expect, there'll be many powerups to play with: from the relatively authentic KERS boost to turning your kart into a fizzy drink. I could elaborate on that last one, but you're probably better off watching the narrated (and rather humourous) gameplay trailers below.
We've got more details and screenshots in our F1 Race Stars release date details roundup.Click here to read more...
After suffering delays due to Hurricane Sandy, Rockstar has confirmed that GTA V will receive a second trailer tomorrow. If you're really excited after reading all the new gameplay details that emerged last week, we've got a countdown clock after the break, which will presumably gestate into the video at 16:00 October 14th.
Just in case you don't fancy staring at a timer for twenty-four hours, we'll remind you nearer the time.Click here to read more...
You couldn't make this up. According to numerous furious reports on Steam and Reddit, many PC gamers who bought a retail copy of Black Ops II are unable to install the second disc because it contains Mass Effect 2 installation files.Click here to read more...
Indie developer Jasper Byrne has confirmed that fantastic 2D survival horror title Lone Survivor will be coming to PS3 and Vita. Curve Studios, the experienced PlayStation team behind Explodemon, will handle porting duties. Sadly, though, his "Zelda meets Demon's Souls" project has been cancels due to its scope ballooning out of all proportion.
I described Lone Survivor as "a masterclass in effective survival horror design" in our 8/10 review praising its sensational art direction, unnerving sound design and surreal imagery. Get excited about this, PS3 and Vita owners.
Ubisoft have stepped up to the plate with a large selection of games to help support the Wii U's launch window but CEO Yves Guillemot suggests that although the console might be cheap "compared to an iPad", it's to be hoped that the innovative console will see a price cut in due time.Click here to read more...
BioWare have dropped a couple of choice details regarding their next Mass Effect title, including its engine and some of its core foundations.Click here to read more...
Capcom has another Home Truth about DMC: Devil May Cry to share with us today, in the form of a newly-announced DLC pack. Vergil's Downfall will allow players to control Dante's brother in a new storyline, featuring four difficulty levels along with "new weapons, combos, enemies and locations."
According to the accompanying press release, Vergil’s Downfall will be "available shortly after launch" for 720 MS points (no, really) or £7.29 on PSN.
The latest Hitman: Absolution trailer takes a look back at Agent 47's past; from his genesis as a lab specimen to the world's greatest assassin.
Hitman: Absolution releases next week, and if our hands-on preview is anything to go by, it's set to be a veritable playground for imaginative killers.Click here to read more...
The sequel to the surprisingly ace Sonic & All-Stars Racing will boast a few Wii U-specific features when it hits the road on November 30th. Players can use the Gamepad touchscreen as a rear-view mirror, weapon panel or a personal screen for 5-player splitscreen.
Matt's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed hands-on preview sheds more light on the new surfaces and dynamic vehicle transformations, which currently leaves Brendan foaming at the mouth in fits of unadulterated lust.
Pokemon lovers will be excited to learn that the 3DS Xl will be available in 'Pikachu Yellow' from December 7th. It's, erm, yellow. And has Pikachu on it. Cuteness, I choose you!
An understated white version will also release, which might prove to be slightly less overt while playing it on a crowded train. Nintendo has announced that some new bundles (launching December 16th) will include Mario Kart 7 or Super Mario 3D land pre-installed.
The 3DS XL is a seriously nifty piece of kit despite the ridiculous lack of a second circle pad. Check out our hardware review for more details.
I daresay that none of you will be surprised to know that Halo 4 is this week's top-seller, coming in as the 18th biggest UK launch ever. What you might find surprising, however, is that it failed to beat Halo 3 and Halo Reach's first week sales figures. Perhaps some fans have already finished the fight?
Assassin's Creed III is still riding high in second place. Sadly, we're not convinced that Ubisoft's richly-detailed but diffuse experience actually deserves to. You can find out why in Matt's 6/10 Assassin's Creed III review.
Elsewhere, the same old faces abound, with WWE 13, FM13 and Need For Speed: Most Wanted all doing well. Borderlands 2 has clawed back into contention from 19th to 8th, above the fiercely mediocre Medal Of Honor: Warfighter. That needs to go away already. As always, we've got the full UK top ten after the break.Click here to read more...
It looks like every Monday for the next ten weeks is set to be Spartan Ops Day, and that makes us very excited indeed. 343 Industries are to supplement Halo 4 with a new episode (containing five bitesized chapters of gameplay) every Monday for the next couple of months.
Episode 2 - named "Artifact" - releases today, no doubt dealing with the strange item that Crimson fought so hard to protect at the end of Episode 1.
We gave Halo 4 a big, fat 9/10 in our review, calling it "devilishly addictive, perfectly balanced, and [...] the most fun we've had with a shooter in a long time."
Get stuck in, Spartans!
In an effort to lift your spirits on this rather gloomy Monday, we have here a video depicting the end of the world of Eorzea, the land where Final Fantasy XIV takes place. The cinematic, which concludes the storyline for the online game, provides closure for the existing player base before the much-publicised relaunch called A Realm Reborn. You can witness the (not surprisingly) epic and highly visual cutscene, sending the original incarnation of the much-criticized online game out with a rather large amount of style, after the jump.Click here to read more...
Last week I wrote a little editorial piece on the nature of Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube?, and how my adventures in the world of jamming my fingers against the glass screen of my mobile phone were making me ruminate on the nature of gaming, and how no one apart from Molyneux would have the balls to do something like engineer a giant social mining experiment in the form of a huge virtual cube.
Of course, in rather typical Molyneux fashion, things aren't working properly; we've actually been unable to access the MotherCube for the last five days. Ironically, this is because exactly what Peter Molyneux said would happen actually happened. Millions of players jumped online, and the servers couldn't handle it.But now YOU can help. Click here to find out how >>
Trent Oster has reaffirmed his team's commitment to delivering an Enhanced Edition for Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, once the first game ships at the end of this month, of course.Click here to read more...
As fans from 4chan's /v/ board descended upon Valve HQ for Gabe Newell's birthday, the Valve guru revealed that the company's hard at work on a full follow-up to the Source engine for "next-gen", also confirming that Ricochet 2 is in development.Click here to read more...
Say what you will about how DmC looks, but we played it a little while back and had an absolute blast. This latest video from Capcom takes Dante back to a few satisfyingly Gothic locations, with a bit more of an emphasis on platforming and exploration in this video than the rather action-centric trailers we've been seeing.Watch it after the jump >>