Daily Archives: August 24, 2012
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 21:50 BST
OnLive is closing out its free Indie Weekend Giveaway promotion by handing out PoP – Methodology Experiment One, Lume, Dear Esther, and Defense Grid Gold for free. To get the games free of charge, you’ll need to visit OnLive’s Facebook page click a link or two, and follow the instructions to redeem your free game. Thanks, Eurogamer.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 21:33 BST
Greg Canessa, Activision’s vice president of mobile development, is of the opinion Smartphones will catch up with current-generation console graphics and processing power soon.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 21:20 BST
Dungeon & Fighter, as it’s known in China, surpassed 3 million maximum concurrent users in June of this year. Dungeon Fighter Online, as it’s known outside of China, is developed by Nexon, and it’s last concurrent record was 2.6 million users. The free-to-play MMO was released four years ago, and the game was released on Steam June 28. Thanks, GI International.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 21:02 BST
World of Warcraft Remote subscription service is now free, according to Blizzard. This means, if you are a WoW subscriber, you no longer have to pay for it. All of the features which were previously part of the optional subscription service are now available for free starting today. You can get a list of the features available through here. In order to use the service, you will need to download the World of Warcraft Mobile Armory app, which is free for Android, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 20:48 BST
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 | 07:50 BST
A new video from the live-action Halo 4 series, Forward Unto Dawn, has been released. It shows three new recruits getting their locks clipped as they prepare for UNSC training. The video features each one describing their feelings on becoming a soldier, the insurrectionists, and more. Watch for yourself through Halo Waypoint or below via Machinima. The full series will be released in October, and Halo 4 will release on Xbox 360 in November.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 19:55 BST
In Soul Sacrifice, Keiji Inafune’s adding moral ambiguity to the mix so that players will feel conflicted about whether or not a monster they’re fighting should be killed or saved.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 19:40 BST
Star Wars 1313 has a new video available, which is a short documentary called Descent to the Underworld. Along with providing a bit of new information on the title, the video also shows off some rather nice artwork depicting the criminal underworld of Level 1313, deep below the surface of Coruscant. In the game, players will step into the shoes of a bounty hunter – instead of a Jedi this time – and while LucasArts has yet to announce platforms or release window for Star Wars 1313, some suspect it may be an early next-generation console release. We’ll see. Thanks, Edo.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 19:26 BST
The Secret World Issue #2: Digging Deeper, has been delayed into September, according to Funcom. Originally set to launch next week on August 28, the studio said it delayed the release in order to give the team more time on finishing it up. The delay was caused by recent redundancies and cost reductions after the MMO’s launch, which the firm said “naturally affected the production schedule as work on readjusting the team and our internal development processes,” continues. Digging Deeper will now release on September 11.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 | 16:59 BST
Leviathan, the latest DLC for Mass Effect 3, has a new trailer. It’s below, and shows the intrepid Commander Shepherd jumping into the ocean, hitting bottom, and seeing something he probably shouldn’t have – and we’re not talking about talking sponges sporting slacks. The Leviathan DLC will release on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 August 28.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 20:54 BST
Nintendo products make up close to 70% of the games market in Japan, according to a Media Create report attached to the latest retail charts. This is the largest share of the Japanese hardware and software market Nintendo has acquired in the last five years. On the hardware side of things, Nintendo offerings make up 75% of all hardware sales, compared to Sony’s 23%. The latest charts show the top 10 games in the country were on Nintendo consoles with 69.74% of software sold, compared with Sony consoles garnering 29.18% of sales. Via Wired.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 17:29 BST
EA has released its latest Update video featuring host Matt Cuttle. Posted below, find out all about the new cover stars for FIFA 13, a community boxart competition for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, SimCity, The Sims 3 Supernatural and the demo for Madden NFL 13.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 18:03 BST
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 17:03 BST
Rock Band World, a new full-featured companion application for Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz, has been announced by Harmonix.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 16:31 BST
Battlefield 3 servers are being quadrupled in number on both PS3 and Xbox 360, according to DICE. The firm said the additional servers were added due to the public’s “wish for more official DICE servers.” The firm states players will still be able to be quick matched into any ranked server with the upgrade. More information on the additional servers can be found on the Battlefield Blog.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 16:05 BST
Hitman: Absolution’s Contracts Mode lets players make anyone a target. Watch how to make your own contract hits and put the world to the test right here.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 15:34 BST
Tiny Troopers is available now on PC and Mac through various digital services, as well as retail in western Europe and Australia.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 15:11 BST
World of Tanks’ Clan Wars mode will be integrated with Wargaming’s World of Warplanes, according to game producer Sergey Ilyshyn, and the combining of the two games is just the start.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 14:56 BST
GTA 5 was gifted with more screenshots today by Rockstar. The firm has graced the masses with 10 screenshots this week. Rockstar has promised more Grand Theft Auto 5 content will arrive in the next few weeks, but failed to say what we can expect. The game has not been given a release date yet.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 | 14:16 BST
Guild Wars 2 beta weekends have inspired ArenaNet economist John Smith to create an infographic detailing the game’s virtual economy, the amount of coin and wealth distribution across the land of Tyria. According to Smith, the MMO has “one of the largest” virtual economies “ever created,” and some of his finding have proved to be rather interesting so far. The graph is below, and a larger version is through here. Guild Wars 2 launches for those who pre-purchased the game tomorrow via the three-day head start. The official launch is on August 28. You can look over launch times and dates here. Thanks, PCgamesN.