Category Archives: Simulation
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 22:18 BST
Star Citizen had a video available which Roberts Space Industries states is “rendered 100% in-engine in real time at 4k resolution” showing off the Hornet and three variants of it: Ghost, Tracker, and Super Hornet. As if a regular hornet isn’t scary enough on its own. You can also look over the specifications through the firm’s blog. Star Citizen has now hit over $23 million in funding, and the next stretch goal is $25 million which will provide a larger alpha test net with extra servers and worldwide infrastructure. Thanks, PCgamesN.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 21:31 BST
The Sims 3: Into the Future Expansion Pack is now available across North America on PC and Mac through Origin. Into the Future contains the Ceate-A-Plumbot feature allowing you to customize unique Plumbots with traits of their very own and the ability to affect the outcome of the future based off the Sim’s present day action. Into the Future releases in the UK, Friday, Into the Future is out October 25.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 21:20 BST
The Sims 4 will be shipping in autumn 2014 worldwide, Maxis and EA have announced. It was originally slated for release in March 2014.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 05:59 BST
X Rebirth is only a few weeks away from its November 15 release date; we expected Egosoft’s latest at the end of 2011 so it’s delightful to see it finally come to fruition. This new trailer shows off some of the incredible ships and environments you’ll encounter as you wander the PC exclusive’s expansive universe in your quest to rule all of space.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 | 01:37 BST
Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine has been updated with a pile of new, free content – and it’s also on sale.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 | 16:12 BST
The sequel to Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol is coming very soon, as 2K and Firaxis Games have announced Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies for Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It’s set during the First World War and, as the name suggests, enters you into aerial battles over the Pacific Ocean.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 20:48 BST
Harvest Moon: Connect to a New Land, which releases in Japan in February, has some new screenshots available which you can have a gawp at over on Silisconera. The game takes place in a town called Oaktree Town where NPCs such as Madam Elise, Fritz, the elderly Edda live. Other farmers in town include a tutorial character, and each farmer has its own personality. The game includes the StreetPass feature and at present is 80% finished. No word on when or if it will head west just yet.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 15:31 BST
Zoo Tycoon on Xbox One will be a timed, physical exclusive for Walmart, Microsoft has told IGN, however, those who prefer a digital version will still be able to download the title through the Xbox Games Store. The exclusivity period will last from November 22 – January 31. The game will be made available on Xbox 360 at all major retailers.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 | 14:50 BST
Star Citizen has now hit $23 million in funding, which has unlocked the Xi’an scout plane. According to Cloud Imperium’s Chris Roberts, the goal isn’t “simply to add an extra ship to the game,” but to add a new type of ship which can be expanded upon. “Once we’ve put the effort into building an alien experience for the Khartu, we can apply it to other Xi’an ships moving forward. Essentially, the extra funding lets us build an even more immersive universe,” he said. The next stretch goal is $25 million and upon being reached it will provide a larger alpha testing net with extra servers and worldwide infrastructure. This will also expand the number of remaining alpha slots. Thanks, Massively.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | 17:06 BST
Elite: Dangerous has a new developer diary available in which David Braben discusses the space sim’s alpha launch, which will launch in December. The full game won’t be avaiable, obviously, instead the tester will contain to be revealed segments along with the combat, before moving on to other parts. News on the beta will be revealed at a later date and will then be followed by a “gamma” testing phase the game is released. Watch below. Thanks, PC Gamer.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | 10:27 BST
Island life is about to get a little less idyllic, as Tropico 4 developer Haemimont Studios has released the Apocalypse DLC pack for Xbox 360 and . It includes a new mission titled “How I learned to love the bomb,” which asks players to to prepare their island citizens for the end of the world.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 09:00 BST
Kerbal Space Program developer Squad has released a new 0.22 update that adds career mode into the mix, and more. The studio has released a charming new trailer and some gameplay footage to mark the occasion.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 22:04 BST
Football Manager 2014 is now available through Early Access Beta through Steam to anyone who pre-ordered the title. The beta is fully playable and contains the main career mode and Football Manager Classic. Careers started in the Beta version can be continued once the finished game is installed. The Early Access Beta version of Football Manager 2014 will be playable until the Monday after release, November 4. The game releases on October 31.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 | 20:56 BST
SimCity is getting a new expansion in November called Cities of Tomorrow, and today Maxis has released a blog detailing some of the neat, futuristic transportation options. You know, like monorails. It has also released a developer video, which you can view below. Cities of Tomorrow launched November 12.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 | 20:37 BST
The Scrambled Continents map pack for Civilization 5 has been released. It includes real geographic locations with special scripts that produce randomized interiors each time a new game begins. While geography stays constant, the inner part of the world changes each time you play, giving you many plausible worlds. Maps include: Africa, Eastern Asia, North and South America, Western Europe, the Middle East, a thawed Antarctica, new scripted maps for Small Continents and Oceania, plus one map including all of Earth’s continents. You can download it through Steam now for $4.99.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 | 20:02 BST
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 04:09 BST
Galactic Civilizations 3 has been announced by Stardock and its coming exclusively to 64-bit PCs and features multiplayer, political intrigue, vastly improved visuals and much more.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 07:46 BST
An open world survival sandbox in the frozen north, with no zombies and a strong narrative drive; The Long Dark is ticking a lot of very trendy boxes and standing out from the crowd. We speak with Hinterland about its genre-defying adventure.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 | 09:11 BST
Football Manager 14 developer Sports Interactive has published its list of the officially licensed clubs and leagues gracing this year’s edition.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 | 23:32 BST
David Hayter, best known to gamers as the voice of Snake in all Metal Gear Solid Games prior to The Phantom Pain, has signed onto Hinterland’s first-person survival sandbox adventure The Long Dark. Hinterland announced the news in a Kickstarter update, and also provided a new video showing off some of the choices you’ll have to make; check it out through the break.