Daily Archives: February 1, 2012
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 23:59 GMT
Konami has pushed back the European PlayStation Network release of The Simpsons Arcade to match that of the Xbox Live Arcade launch on February 8.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 23:43 GMT
This Syndicate trailer is an informercial for the DART6 chip, which grants you all your amazing magic super powers. I mean, hacking abilities – we’re grown ups.
Thu, Feb 02, 2012 | 10:00 GMT
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 23:01 GMT
The Last Story – Mistwalker’s much-requested, long-anticipated, fearfully-delayed and finally-localised Wii RPG – is due at the end of the month. Gaze upon this new English language trailer and be inspired to haul the WiiMotes out of the utility closet.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 22:41 GMT
Firaxis’s Jake Solomon has given a big thumbs up for 2K as a daring, supportive publisher.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 21:35 GMT
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has defended the derivativeness of Dream Heights as standard industry practice.
Thu, Feb 02, 2012 | 16:13 GMT
EA has posted $1.65 billion in revenue for Q3 FY12, which is a 15% increase year-over-year from $1.41 billion. Packaged goods sales came in at $1.23 billion compared to $1.108 billion year-over-year, and losses for the quarter were $205 million, compared to $322 million year-over-year.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 20:47 GMT
GDC organizers have announced a Star Wars: The Old Republic postmortem as well as a Q&A featuring Markus “Notch” Persson as part of the lineup for the show’s Main Conference.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 20:18 GMT
Capcom has released a new gameplay trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City which features a closer look at members of the Spec Ops squad and Umbrella Security Service and each character’s specific skill sets. Characters will be used in three online competitive multiplayer modes: Biohazard, Survivor and Team Attack, and in 4v4 player team battles and expects a third force of zombies and B.O.W.’s, to add to the mayhem. Operation Raccoon City launches in North America on March 20 and in Europe on March 23 for PS3 and Xbox 360, with the PC version to follow.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 19:59 GMT
Activision has announced Humam Sakhnini has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy and talent officer.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 19:32 GMT
Bioware has announced the first Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit, which will take place in Austin, TX March 4 – 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel Austin. During the event, guild leaders will be able to discuss “the state of the game” with the developers from BioWare Austin. Guild leaders or a designated officer in case the guild leader is unable to attend, will participate in Q&A sessions with developers, roundtable feedback discussions, and will get a preview of some upcoming game features. Bioware said its goal with the event is to “facilitate an open discussion between guild leaders and the game design team.”
Space is limited and will be “invite-only” with some invitations already sent. Interested guild leaders which have not been invited already, can fill out the application here.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 18:51 GMT
Ubisoft has announced Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD will be released on PSN and XBLA March 21. Announced back in November, the upgrade features new HD graphics, 15–20 hours of gameplay, extra content to unlock including nine stand-alone mini-games, achievements and worldwide online leaderboards. In addition, the game has been updated to run at 60 frames per second. A price was not provided at press time. Check out the trailer for the game below.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 18:35 GMT
Capcom has announced it will release Monster Hunter With Everyone: Card Master, known as Minna to Monhan Card Master in Japan, via DeNA’s Mobage mobile social gaming platform. Pre-registrations started today for the card battle game developed by Gloops. Each card is based off characters and monsters from the Monster Hunter series, and it allows players to form guilds, gather cards, and battle other guilds. The game will be released on feature phones and smart phones with microtransactions starting February 21. Thanks, Andriasang.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 17:56 GMT
PS Vita have rebounded slightly in Japan after week-over-week declines since launch, and the new handheld should send Namco a thank you card for the resurgence, as it was due to Tales of Innocence R’s debut which did it. Over on Media Create’s weekly software chart, the Tales game wasn’t the only debut in the top three, as Armored Core V and Resident Evil Revelations took the number one and second place spots, respectively.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 17:17 GMT
EA and 38 Studios have released the launch trailer for Big Huge Games’ action-RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The open-world game allows the player to create a character using “millions” of combinations of weapons and armor sets, dozens of unique skills and abilities customizations, and further expanding it through the game’s Destiny System. Reckoning releases February 7 in the US and February 10 in the UK for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 17:00 GMT
Stace Harman grabs a final hands-on with Syndicate’s four-player co-op ahead of its February launch and speaks to lead co-op programmer Lars Magnus Lang about the game’s evolution since 2008.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 21:35 GMT
Bethesda has released a developer diary highlighting some of the features in the Skyrim’s Creation Kit, which will be made available soon on Steam.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 16:46 GMT
Sony has released a making-of video showing the work that went into creating the announcement trailer for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. Posted below the break, you’ll see actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson suit up in mo-cap garb as they take on their respective roles of Joel and Ellie. The Last of Us launches next year on PS3.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 15:58 GMT
Warner and DC Entertainment have announced Gotham City Impostors will be available in the US on PSN and PC February 7 and on February 8 on PSN and XBL in Europe. The beta has been running since last week on consoles in the US and went live today on PSN in Europe. Originally slated for a January release, earlier this month the title was moved to February in order to test it a bit more.
Wed, Feb 01, 2012 | 15:49 GMT
EnjoyUp Games has announced the retro-styled 99Seconds for DSiWare and the 3DS eShop service. The game allows the player to modify time to avoid danger. After finishing off Black Eye in 99Bullets, V-99 entered “a mysterious zone” called Bit 8 inhabited by Black Vectors hellbent, apparently, on destroying anything entering their domicile. The concept of 99Seconds is to survive using SlowDown to control time and avoid the enemies. Blue Energies will appear during the game providing the player with extra time. When the time reaches zero, the SlowDown power disappears, and if hit, the player will be defeated.