Author Archives: Jessica Citizen
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 00:27 GMT
Less than a week after its big reveal, we’ve been drip-fed some more info about the upcoming reboot/remake of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, on its way from Firaxis.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 | 23:40 GMT
In a lovely hat-tip to its Unreal Tournament origins, Tripwire Interactive has unveiled the software development kit for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 09:59 BST
It’s only fitting that some of the most fabulous retro games are getting a new lease of life on some of the most fabulous new technology – case in point: The 20th anniversary re-release of classic platformer Another World, which has just been launched for iOS.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 09:21 BST
Ninja Gaiden 3 will let you transform into a fire dragon, able to kill everybody in the room and absorb their life energies. And while it’ll dispatch everybody double-quick, you may start second-guessing your attack.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 08:09 BST
At the risk of sounding repetitive… “Another day, another new snippet of Minecraftian goodness.” No, really. Also at the risk of sounding repetitive, the new update for the game has been “leaked” by the company. This is not last week’s news, I checked. Today, we’re talking about pre-release Version 1.9, which Jens Bergensten from Mojang has shared with the world.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 08:15 BST
In a world where sequels, “spiritual successors” and long-overdue reboots are getting thrown around like nobody’s business, developers are struggling to keep all the people happy all the time. A lot of them are taking the unusual approach of changing virtually everything about the game in order to release their new, loosely-affiliated project. Rockstar Games, on the other hand, figure that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” promising that Max Payne 3 will be full of the things we know and love from the first two.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 06:19 BST
Suda51 has confirmed that while he came up with the idea for Diabolical Pitch, he’s handed development over to a separate team within Grasshopper Media. Therefore, it was that team who has come up with this intriguing little teaser trailer for the demon-smashing baseball interpretation called Diabolical Pitch.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 06:03 BST
Hanging out for Tropico 4 on Xbox 360? Keep a-hangin’, publisher Kalypso Media has confirmed to Joystiq that the game planned for “mid-September” will now be arriving in mid-October.
Specifically, the game should start hitting shelves from October 18th, even though the PC version’s out already. We hear that “although it isn’t radically different in terms of visuals from its predecessor, it’s a better and more focused experience,” in case you were wondering.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 05:53 BST
We’ve gotten our hands on a new blood-stained trailer for The House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut, and this one’s set in a hospital. Not really sure what else needs to be said really.
If you’re of a squeamish disposition, maybe give this one a miss, otherwise – get your gore on!
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 04:50 BST
Vigil Games is bringing Death to the Wii U. Literally. Where the original Darksiders focussed on horseman War, the sequel will focus on his brother, Death. The hack’n'slash is a launch title for Nintendo’s new console, and it’s a refreshingly unusual choice.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 04:25 BST
If you’ve ever played any Sims game, you’d know that – honestly – creating your little computer person is just about as much fun as controlling their little lives. Fortunately, EA know that too, which is why, in the lead-up to the new expansion pack, the company has released a demo for The Sims 3: Pets – and it’s all about Create-A-Pet.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 03:34 BST
The numbers don’t lie. There’s been a noticeable decline in console sales – both hardware and software – in recent years. Where are they all going? Simple: More and more are getting their gaming fix from Facebook.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 09:50 BST
By now, everybody’s surely seen – or at least heard of – the “Games Transfer Phenomena” report that has been all over the internet after an article appeared in both the Metro and the Daily Mail. Most gamers I know have been outraged – and so, it appears, has the study’s co-author.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 08:47 BST
Free-to-play games are one step closer to world domination. Aeria Games, the publisher of WolfTeam and Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine, among others, has just signed a deal with EA to bring the Play4Free titles to a wider audience.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 08:04 BST
Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has stated that he simply does not care about sales numbers. As gamers call shenanigans (a sentiment surely shared by Activision bigwigs), Bowling tries to explain himself out of that one.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 07:35 BST
Another day, another new snippet of Minecraftian goodness. Today, creator Notch has gotten frustrated with the game and done what we all would do in his situation: Created a new, friendly mob.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 06:52 BST
Sony has announced that the recent changes to its online terms of service agreement forbidding class action lawsuits was prompted by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, in a move which suggests other companies will be leaping to follow in kind.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 06:34 BST
Karen Traviss was given the somewhat unenviable task of writing the conclusion to the Gears of War trilogy – and she warns that, while the storyline is definitely finished, with a “definite answer”, fans shouldn’t expect all of the loose ends to be tied up.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 05:59 BST
While everybody is almost universally fond of Star Fox 64 3D, a common complaint – even among fans – is that the game does not feature online multiplayer. According to Nintendo, you can blame cost and time restraints for that one.
Thu, Sep 22, 2011 | 04:49 BST
Nintendo has Pikmin, it looks like maybe Sony has Army Corps of Hell. Bear with me on this. It’s a new game, just announced from Square Enix, and it’s headed straight to Vita as a launch title. And it’s more than a little bizarre.