Author Archives: Stace Harman
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 14:13 BST
Dark Souls 2′s very existence has Stace Harman rather delighted, but he questions whether making the game more accessible might rob it of its appeal.
Sat, May 11, 2013 | 21:12 BST
Stace Harman’s on-off love affair with Nintendo is well and truly back on. He takes a trip down memory lane and looks at a handful of upcoming 3DS titles that offer some good old-fashioned fun.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 06:19 BST
Mixing the established quality of Far Cry 3 with the endearing cheesiness of 1980s pop-culture, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a standalone slice of radical awesomeness, says Stace Harman.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:56 BST
Nintendo is offering 3DS owners the chance to pick-up a free game when they register three titles from a list of eight top releases. The promotion is aptly named, “So Many Games!”
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:58 BST
Remember the unsettling live-action trailer that appeared last week to promote Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within? Of course you do; it was goose-bump-inducingly good. It turns out the reason that it was so effective is that it was directed by Kyle Cooper, a veteran director who has created “over 150 film title sequences”, including The Walking Dead, Se7en and American Horror Story.
The Evil Within is set for PC, 360, PS3 and next generation consoles in 2014. In case you’ve not yet seen the trailer, you can catch it through the break.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:01 BST
Ubisoft Montreal’s jaunty free-to-play title, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, has a new gameplay trailer that shows off the title’s raiding and castle building elements. The video is narrated by the magnanimous Sir Painhammer, one of the hero characters that you can use to go castle-crashing through the magical kingdom of Opulencia.
The trailer is through the break and you can check out Stace Harman’s first impressions from earlier this year, over here
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Last week, in was announced that the EU Commission is to investigate the case for UK tax breaks and stated that “It is not clear whether the taxpayer should be subsidising this activity.” Now, the association for UK Interactive Entertainment has asked that UK developers provide evidence to help bolster the case.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 14:31 BST
Nintendo has announced that Rayman Legends Challenges mode will be released for free on April 25 on Wii U and it’s free to boot.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 13:18 BST
The Black Ops 2: Uprising DLC pack brings with zombie mode Mob of the Dead. Four new characters are contained within, to go alongside the zombie horde. Learn a bit about each character in this video that gives a run-down on each of the unsavoury members the gang. Currently only available on 360, Uprising will be released on PC and PS3 once Microsoft’s period of exclusivity expires.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 11:35 BST
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 11:12 BST
Gamers of a certain age may recall many an afternoon spent playing Games Workshop’s Talisman board game, back when trolling was not considered a pointless and rude internet past-time. Now, Thumbstar is bringing the single-player Talisman Prologue HD to mobile devices and it’s out this week.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 10:16 BST
BioShock Infinite has been denied a fourth week at number one by NetherRealm’s superhero brawler, Injustice: Gods Among Us, which has hit the top spot in this week’s UK chart.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 08:47 BST
The fourth annual Canadian Videogame Awards ceremony was held over the weekend, with Far Cry 3 picking-up six including Game of the Year while the excellent Mark of the Ninja won Best Indie and Best Downloadable Game. Hit the break for more winners.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 00:36 BST
The embargo has lifted on the reviews of Techland’s zombie-follow-up, Dead Island: Riptide. Is it silly-fun or just plain silly? Get the scores through the break.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 01:32 BST
Pre-order details have started emerging online for Ubisoft’s upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
Besides the usual glut of retailer-exclusive DLC items, there’s confirmation of the physical goodies to be found in both the US Collector’s Edition and UK’s Ultimatum Edition, plus an overview of the Wii U specific features.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 13:22 BST
High-street retailer GAME has become the first retailer in Europe to sell Nintendo’s eShop codes online and in stores. The retailer is selling a number of Wii U and 3DS titles through its website, with six Wii U titles ranging from Singstar at £32.99 to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and New Super Mario Bros. U for £41.99.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 15:14 BST
Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider has been patched via Steam. Patch 1.01.743.0 is primarily intended to fix a problem that a previous patch inadvertently added. Additional details down below.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 14:28 BST
RPS has posted two gameplay videos of Big Robot’s Sir, You Are Being Hunted. The videos depict running, gunning and scavenging across the game’s procedurally generated islands. Check them out below.
Big Robot is three-person indie dev team headed-up by veteran RPS writer, Jim Rossignol. The crowd-funded title is available for pre-order via the Humble store. The game will also be playable at Eurogamer and RPS’ PC-centric show, Rezzed, which is taking place in Birmingham in June.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 11:58 BST
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | 11:32 BST
Ubisoft took home five prizes from last night’s MCV awards, while fellow behemoth publishers EA and Activision won two apiece and GAME walked away with the gong for best specialist retailer. More winners through the break.