Author Archives: Dave Owen
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 08:52 GMT
PS4′s first must-have digital release is Resogun, a new schmup following in the footsteps of Super Stardust. Dave Owen has stars in his eyes as he chats with developer Housemarque.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 17:00 BST
Not to be left out of the fun, Trion Worlds is bringing a raft of All Hallows Eve content to free-to-play Rift in the form of the Autumn Harvest event. So, up for grabs will be Halloween gifts, prizes, activities and sheer abject terror (presumably). Check out the trailer after the break.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 16:45 BST
From today Android users can play Plants vs. Zombies 2, PopCap’s free-to-play tower defense game, around two months after it first released on iOS. PopCap had admitted that it has struggled in the past with bringing its games to other platforms, but they believe they’re now getting the hang of it.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 19:30 BST
In Europe, the final version of Killzone: Shadow Fall is a respectable 39.7GB in size. It turns out that that’s nothing compared to what it could have been. At one point it was 180GB and, if changes hadn’t been made, might have been as hefty as 290GB.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 16:08 BST
Final Exam is a new fighter from a new developer, Mighty Rocket Studio, which consists of nine people and was founded just to make this game. It pits four archetypal teenagers against a variety of monsters, with the simple task of staying alive. It’s now been announced that it’ll be available on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC next month.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 15:53 BST
Remember when Super Ubie Land was called Super Ubi Land? No, neither do I. But Ubisoft didn’t like it very much. Now developer Notion Games has announced that the game will have another name change before it’s released onto the Wii U eShop. The announcement came via a tweet from the developer’s official account. There’s no hint at what the new name might be, so I think we should all guess. I think it’ll be called ‘David Schwimmer’s Thighs.’
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 15:36 BST
For the next 2 weeks APB Reloaded is sporting Halloween content, including Fight Club mode becoming Fright Club. This entails entering an abandoned asylum where suitably horrific things will try and murder you. Y’know, Halloween.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 21:51 BST
Warner Bros. Montreal, who are just about to launch Batman: Arkham Origins, have admitted that they experienced “hesitation” from within the company, as well as a healthy dose of scepticism from fans, due to this being the first entry in the Arkham series not designed by Rocksteady.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 15:13 BST
A new entry in Arma 3′s Community Guide series is go, this time called SITREP 2. The series is intended to explain some of the basics of the game. This episode thinks about the game’s launch package and the future of Arma 3. After all, Bohemia Interactive wants it to be something you play for “years to come.” Check it out after the break.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 15:01 BST
Ouya isn’t giving up the fight. After some well-documented troubles of late, the console is coming to Target stores across the United States this month, with demo kiosks to follow early next year. Previously not every store at a single retailer carried the console. Now it’ll be present in all 1800 Target stores.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 13:35 BST
Rayman Fiesta Run, the sequel to Jungle Run, has been dated for iOS, Android, and Windows: you can get your hands on it from November 8. The game features 75 new stages, 4 worlds, and boss battles, alongside Perfect Run and Invasion modes. It’ll set you back the princely sum of £1.99.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 17:11 BST
Anticipation for Titanfall is reaching fever pitch now, and a few new details have emerged from a new interview with producer Drew McCoy. It seems that each campaign map will play host to its own multiplayer game mode.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 12:23 BST
Konami has sent out a press release to confirm that they have now fixed online multiplayer in PES 2014 for Xbox 360 players. A new update is now available to download that should restore full online functionality.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 12:05 BST
Toy manufacturer NECA has unveiled its newest video game-inspired figurine: Robocop. The figure is based on Data East’s 1989 adaptation of Paul Verhoeven’s gloriously violent film. Check it out after the break.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 11:42 BST
This is pretty cool. A team of six students from De Montfort University in Leicester used CryEngine to turn historic maps and engravings into a 3D recreation of 17th century London. Check out the video after the break.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 11:26 BST
Space Engineers is almost like our penance. We’ve spent our gaming careers blowing up spaceships and aliens and asteroids. It’s about time we gave something back. Space Engineers allows you to do just that, as it focuses on the building of space craft and other orbital structures. The alpha just launched on Steam Early Access for £11.99.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 10:56 BST
A-Men 2 has been officially announced by Bloober Team. It’s the sequel to PS Vita’s infuriatingly difficult launch title. It’ll arrive on PlayStation 3 and Vita with Cross-Buy as a digital download on November 5 for North America and November 6 for Europe.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 10:46 BST
The Royal Mail has a strike scheduled for November 4, which is the day before Call of Duty: Ghosts launches on current-gen machines and PC. But rather than let this delay customers getting their hands on it, online retailers are already working on alternative delivery options, even if it costs them.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 10:35 BST
Nintendo has made it very clear that this is The Year of Luigi. And now, following the lanky plumber getting his own 3DS XL console, it looks like he’ll be lending his name to a Limited Edition 2DS console too. That’s if leaked images are anything to go by, anyway.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 | 10:23 BST
NetherRealm’s DC-licensed fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us is the newest member of Sony’s PlayStation 3 – PlayStation 4 digital upgrade programme. This means that, for a limited period, then you buy the disc or digital version of the game on PS3, you can get a discount on a digital copy of the game on PS4.