Author Archives: Stace Harman
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 10:02 BST
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 09:41 BST
Gravity Interactive has announced that fantasy MMORPG sequel Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second has entered open beta testing. Ragnarok 2 tells the story of Freyja, a once beautiful and merciful goddess who got a bit ragey after her husband Odin’s betrayal set her on a path of destruction and revenge. Uh-oh.
If that sounds like your cup of tea, you can sign-up for the open beta right through here.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 08:55 BST
Atlus has released a new trailer for its upcoming PS3 and PS Vita side-scrolling brawler, Dragon’s Crown. This one introduces the dwarf; an angry chap who’s almost as wide as he is tall. Head through the break to see him in action. Previously, trailers for the sorceress and fighter classes were released.
Dragon’s Crown is expected this northern summer.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 09:06 BST
Patch v1.014 has been released for Company of Heroes’ Modern Combat mod, bringing with it a new playable faction in the form of US marines and a slew of texture and lighting upgrades.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 06:33 BST
Arkane Studios invites you to take a walk on the dark side of Dishonored as you step into the shoes of master assassin, Daud. Game-play impressions and new assets through the break.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 | 23:23 BST
Brave New World features a raft of new additions and changes to one of the most compelling formulas in all of video games. The intrepid Stace Harman readies his mouse-clicking finger once more.
Sat, Apr 06, 2013 | 20:39 BST
Thief gives Stace Harman a first-hand glimpse into the spectacle of next-gen games, but underlines how even with extra power behind them, some things never change.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 13:36 GMT
A visit to The Creative Assembly’s motion capture studio provides Stace Harman with the perfect excuse to don his spandex leisure-wear as he finds out what it takes to be a Roman legionnaire.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 13:02 GMT
It’s real and it’s coming out this year. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag was officially announced at a presentation in London last week at which a host of new features and a new protagonist were revealed. Get caught up though the break.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 19:56 GMT
Is Tomb Raider’s multiplayer a worthwhile addition or a step too far for the franchise’s imminent reboot? Stace Harman bids to find out.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 15:57 GMT
Stace Harman gets to grip with SimCity and invites you to learn from his mistakes. Impressions and new screens inside.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 08:04 GMT
As Dead Space 3 launches in the US and review scores begin to hit the web, Stace Harman examines how Visceral Games’ latest stacks-up against its predecessors.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 13:23 GMT
Those dubious of free-to-play would do well to check out Ubisoft Montreal’s floating castle in the sky, which seeks to put a smile on your face before it sticks you like a pig.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 15:39 GMT
A Namco Bandai teaser site has appeared carrying a black and white image of a motorbike and a handful of wistful words. The site URL bears the letters “btw”, while the site text reads: “The old days are sketched in his eyes, memories that have passed come and go in his heart.” Mysterious.
Image through the break. Thanks, Gematsu
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 14:51 GMT
A reminder that, from today, EA is offering early access to the Dead Space 3 demo to Xbox 360 owners who sign-up via the Dead Space 3 demo website. As previously reported, an EA Origin account is required to complete the process, which will see you gain access to the demo ahead of its general release next week.
Dead Space 3 launches in February on 360, PS3 and PC.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 14:29 GMT
Neverwinter developer, Cryptic Studios, is offering alpha keys to “a select few” over on its forum. To be in with a chance of nabbing an alpha key for Neverwinter, you have to sign-up to the forum and post in the alpha key giveaway forum thread to say which class you’re most looking forward to playing. Winners will be announced on Wednesday January 16 at 12pm PST.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 14:02 GMT
The two Bohemia Interactive developers imprisoned in Greece since last September on charges of espionage have been released on bail and allowed to return home to the Czech Republic.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 12:18 GMT
High Moon Studios has announced via its blog that experience points earned in the multiplayer component of its action title, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, will now permanently accrue at twice the usual rate. “This is the perfect opportunity for new players to join the elite ranks or for experienced players to level up new classes,” the developer wrote.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 12:04 GMT
EU PSN maintenance is scheduled to take place from 4pm GMT on Thursday January 17 until 4am on Friday January 18.
The maintenance will affect the following services, which will be offline during the 12-hour period: PlayStation Store, account management, account registration, transactions via consoles and the sonyentertainmentnetwork.com website.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 11:21 GMT
The classic insult sword-fighting section from The Secret of Monkey Island has been coded to work in web browsers by a well-meaning modder named Karza. Grab the link through the break.