Category Archives: books
Tue, Jun 04, 2013 | 00:39 BST
Ubisoft has planned three books to accompany Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag when the piratical adventure launches later this year.
Thu, May 30, 2013 | 00:58 BST
Blizzard has announced anew 148-page hardcover in its Diablo 3 book series.
Sat, May 04, 2013 | 21:34 BST
Capcom has announced that “The Art of Remember Me” from Dark Horse is available for pre-order. Pricing varies from $39.99 to $24.68 depending on retailer. Your local comic shop may also carry it cheaper, or not, but it can be found through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Dark Horse among others. It releases June 5. Remember Me releases on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in the US on June 4, and across Europe on June 7.
Wed, May 01, 2013 | 21:29 BST
StoryBundle, the site which hosts bundles featuring indie authors, has launched a pay-what-you-want Video Game Bundle which contains 10 ebooks on games.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 10:12 BST
Black Crown is the first free-to-play game to be published by book publisher Random House. Developed by Failbetter, the game is a piece of interactive fiction and should be of interest to adventure game fans.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 23:32 GMT
UK publisher Egmont will release four Minecraft books in September. Develop reports the children’s manuals are called The Beginner’s Handbook, The Redstone Handbook, The Combat Handbook and The Construction Handbook. The publisher also plans for a Minecraft Annual, poster book and magazine called All About Minecraft. Egmont holds the license for Minecraft books everywhere outside the US, and has a similar deal with Rovio for Angry Birds.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 05:47 GMT
343 Industries and Tor Books have teamed up with a cryptic promotion for Greg Bear’s upcoming novel, Halo: Silentium. From now until the novel’s launch on March 19, the developer will release “encrypted communications” via Halo Waypoint bulletins and forum posts. Clever fans will be able to use these to unlock “additional content” of some kind. There will be also be some kind of data “embedded” in both the physical and e-book versions of thew novel. Huh. Silentium is the third entry in the Forerunner Saga series.
Sun, Mar 03, 2013 | 22:15 GMT
Mass Effect has spawned a number of comic mini-series, but at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, Dark Horse confirmed the first ongoing series set in the BioWare universe. Destructoid reports Mass Effect: Foundation is being written by Mac Walters, the lead writer on Mass Effect 3, and will tie-in with the upcoming Citadel DLC. The first issue goes on sale on July 24.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 22:57 GMT
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 04:24 GMT
Dead Space graphic novel writer and artist Christopher Shy has said that games “are really the big franchises of our generation: the new mythology”, replacing books and movies.
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 | 05:35 GMT
Dark Hose and Square Enix have teamed up to deliver a prequel comic for Crystal Dynamics’ new Tomb Raider game. Called Tomb Raider: The Beginning, the comic was penned by the game’s writer, Rhianna Pratchett, and Destructoid reports pre-orders at US Best Buy stores will score a hardcover version for free. This isn’t Lara’s first go-round with comics; Top Cow produced a Tomb Raider comic series which began in the late 1990′s and ran for 50 issues, as well as spawning crossovers with Witchblade and Fathom.
Tomb Raider is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early March.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 04:51 GMT
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 | 21:10 GMT
Titan Comics has announced the launch of the DmC: Devil May Cry: The Vergil Chronicles comic, based on the game series.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 | 15:52 GMT
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 | 19:05 GMT
Tiny Speck has reached its Indiegogo fundraising goal, which means a limited run book filled with artwork from Glitch, the co-operative MMO which shut down in 2012, will be handed out to supporters. With 14 hours left on the clock, the initial $17,000 funding goal has been surpassed with backers contributing $107,724 towards its creation. All funds raised will go into producing the hardcover book, additional perks for those who helped fund it, and what’s left over will help fun “Tiny Speck’s next venture.” The developers hope to have the book finished by early February or March. Have a look at the video below, and hit the link if you would like to throw more money their way.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 | 22:59 GMT
Sat, Jan 05, 2013 | 22:01 GMT
The Art of Blizzard book, published by Insight Editions, will be released later this month and features high-quality visuals from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises. The tome contains 350 pages featuring close to 800 individual pieces, including unpublished projects. To celebrate the release, on January 12 the Gallery Nucleus is hosting a show featuring over 60 pieces of artwork from the book. The southern California exhibit will run until February 3. If you would like to attend, you should head over to the gallery’s official website for more details. The Art of Blizzard will arrive in book stores on January 29.
Thu, Jan 03, 2013 | 17:51 GMT
Wed, Jan 02, 2013 | 12:35 GMT
Guinness World Records 2013 Gamers Edition will launch on January 10th and plays home to a host of brand new records. Get a preview on what to expect after the cut.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 13:49 GMT
Hyrule Historia, the all-encompassing companion book to The Legend of Zelda series is getting a limited edition release capped at just 4,000 copies, courtesy of Dark Horse Books. But damn it looks pretty. Check out the details below.