Author Archives: Phil Owen
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 07:48 BST
Deep Silver and unheralded games company Rubicon Organization have a new ground-based co-op twin-stick shooter called Narco Terror that is primed for release this summer/winter (sometime in the next few months, to be clear) to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A trailer that explains it all is inside.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 06:53 BST
At some point this past weekend, there were 329,977 Steam users running DOTA 2. That’s a new record for any single game on the Steam platform, beating down the previous record of ~297,000 players gathered in DOTA 2 in early March. The West qualifiers for The International tournament — with a prize pool currently topping $2 million — were this weekend, and folks can watch through the client, so that probably had something to do with it.
Thanks, PC Gamer
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 05:54 BST
The PlayStation Store has these “Ultimate Edition” bundles that give you a base game and all its DLC for a discounted price. This week, they’re putting out ten new Ultimate Editions, and they’re making them even cheaper than they normally would. Plus subscribers get a better discount, as usual. Full list inside.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 05:11 BST
In Final Fantasy VII, Cloud carries around like a really big sword. It’s as big as he is really, and I’ve often wondered how he could even hold the thing. Now, the guy who made a real-life version of the Minecraft diamond sword built this Buster sword, and it is completely ridiculous. Video inside.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 08:19 BST
We know that the next-gen Xbox reveal taking place tonight will show off next-gen FIFA and next-gen Call of Duty, but we expect that many of the big game announcements will be left for Microsoft’s E3 press conference. But it could be that we’ll find out something about Battlefield 4 at the imminent event.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 04:40 BST
If you were a key cog at the studio producing, eh, notoriously violent titles like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, would you be embarrassed to the explain to the “normies” in your life what you do? Jeremy Pope was, and that’s why he left Rockstar Games a decade ago and is pursuing projects that he sees as more palatable to him.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 04:26 BST
Resident Evil: Revelations is making its way to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC this week, and Capcom has some DLC on the way for it that they will release in the coming months.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 04:08 BST
The personal website of a game developer named Jehan Choo who once contracted with Visceral Games contained until a few hours ago a reference to work done on “pre-vis environments, mood pieces, and texture work for a PS4/Xbox 720 title” at Visceral, which is best known lately for the producing the Dead Space games.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 02:01 BST
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 01:45 BST
If you’ve ever wished the characters in Mass Effect were more cute, then this week will be exciting for you. Media Molecule has announced the Mass Effect Costume Pack for LittleBigPlanets 2, Karting and Vita.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 01:17 BST
If you’ve been on the fence about picking up Media Molecule’s Vita exclusive Tearaway, then you should know that if you pre-order the game, you will get a pig that you can ride around on. More goodies listed after the jump.
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 01:08 BST
The fourth and final iteration of Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, coming at you from Zeboyd, will launch on June 7 exclusively on the PC and Xbox Live. No mobile version this time.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 | 01:29 GMT
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 | 01:08 GMT
This week we got to see a presentation from Kojima and co., and aside from discussing Metal Gear Solid 5 they also showed off that game’s new engine, the FOX Engine. And, I should say, it really does look nice. Click through for a short video demonstrating its graphical fidelity.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 | 00:54 GMT
Well, they explained the premise in a more clinical manner. Says company president Tony Bartel about the prospects of the PlayStation 4 on a conference call, as reported by GamesIndustry International: “We do believe demand will far outpace supply within the launch window, although we have been given no official numbers by Sony,”
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 | 00:39 GMT
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 | 00:16 GMT
Mechwarrior Online, that, you know, blowy uppy PvP game that is currently in beta, will be achieving full launch statues in the relatively near future, Joystiq reports developer Piranha Russ Bullock telling them. So expect that to happen by September 21. In the meantime, just play the game.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 23:40 GMT
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 21:10 GMT
IF you’re one of those people who are still investing in PS3 digital downloads you won’t be able to play on the PS4 (like all of us), then you will be happy to know that the PS2 versions of Grand Theft Auto portable entries Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories will be available for digital purchase next week in North America and Europe for $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99. Roll Tide.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 18:44 GMT
Nintendo thinks the Wii U began the eighth generation of video games hardware; random other people think it’s actually 7th-gen (also known as current-gen for the past seven years). We may be finding out know what the real answer is. First, Frostbite 3 games (including Battlefield 4, Dragon Age 3 and the next Mass Effect) won’t be on Wii U. Next, The Unreal Engine 4 games won’t, either.