Category Archives: cdv
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 | 15:47 BST
cdv Software Entertainment AG has filed for preliminary insolvency, due to non-payment of a settlement court-ordered to be given to it by SouthPeak.
Thu, Jan 07, 2010 | 16:14 GMT
cdv and Larian Studios released the Divinity II – Ego Draconis launch trailer this week.
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 | 16:42 GMT
A Divinity II – Ego Draconis demo is now out for 360 and PC.
The RPG sequel is yet again set in the world of Rivellon. The full game release on comes out January 5.
PR after the break.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 01:52 BST
There are a few tidbits of indie and other games of interest stuff past the break this week. One stand out, in our opinion, is Miami Shark, where you literally get to play as one of the giant fish. Awesome stuff.
Also, there’s the usual free stuff, sneak peeks and a barrage of other stuff you normally wouldn’t see during the week.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 15:10 BST
CDV has announced that Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter will be shown at PAX 2009.
An new PC game from the firm will also be shown, and while CDV refused to name it, the mailer did call it a “high profile” game.
Also of note, is that designer Marc Ecko will be at the CDV booth on Saturday, September 5, signing limited-edition Ecko brand t-shirts created specifically for this year’s expo.
During the signings, several DS systems will be given away to commemorate Ecko’s collaboration in the development of CDV’s new puzzler, I Heart Geeks.
Fashion. Giveaways. Serious Sam. A new RPG.
Sounds like our kind of PAX booth.
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 | 07:43 BST
Croteam CEO Roman Ribaric has said that the firm may release Serious Sam on PS3 if enough people tell him it’s a good idea.
“We [have considered] doing PSN after we finish PC and XBLA,” he told G4.
“However, we keep hearing over and over from publishers, investors, marketing and other suits that players from one console, in this case PSN, wouldn’t want to get it later, let’s say eight months and seven days after, if it’s released sooner on the other console, here that would be XBLA. I would normally say that’s a lot of bull, but I will refrain here from my comment. What do your readers think?”
Ribaric said that the game is only planned for 360 and PC at the moment as Croteam couln’t find additional funding or a team willing to try the port in a short time-frame.
It’s out this autumn.
Mon, Feb 09, 2009 | 15:55 GMT
Ascaron’s released a new video of RPG Sacred 2, showing “in-game action from the Xbox 360 version of the game, featuring characters such as the High Elf and Temple Guardian in combat within the world of Ancaria.”
It’s lots of fighting and menus, essentially, and all looks very Titan Questy. We still mourn, you know.
After the break.
Sat, Nov 08, 2008 | 07:16 GMT
CDV’s to allow people to access Sacred 2 for free via P2P sharing, the publisher’s announced, although play with be time-locked to a day before you’re supposed to pay for the game.
The code will be cracked, of course, but the publisher is simply hoping that people will reward it in return for allowing people to get the full client for nothing.
“Nothing is, of course, uncrackable in the world of video games,” CDV chap Mario Kroll told MTV.
“Our intention is not to build Fort Knox (and thus surely irritating paying, legitimate customers), but instead to offer a sensible sharing solution that works for publishers and gamers.”
“Surely there will be cracks and unlock solutions,” he continued, “but we’re hoping that by extending the spirit of sharing and trying to be really unobtrusive in our approach, that consumers will do the right thing and reciprocate by paying for a high-value, high-quality game.
“I think with this approach, if it can be proven a success story, it will encourage other publishers to follow suit, rewarding those consumers that are fed up with other, overly draconian copy protection schemes impacting their enjoyment of games they bought.”
More through there. Sacred 2′s out in the first quarter of next year.
Thu, Sep 18, 2008 | 20:20 BST
Uwe Boll’s working on a game. It’s called Tunnel Rats 1968, and it’s based in Vietnam. You can watch it on GameTrailers.
“Replay Studios, in Hamburg, developed the game with the Viet Cong engine,” he told Eurogamer. “They based it on my movie, and we delivered our script, screenshots et cetera to them. They also used the same composer.
“I controlled the production, and I’m happy with the game,” he added.
We have no thoughts on this. See it for yourself. It’s releasing for PC and 360 at an undisclosed date.
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 | 21:32 BST
PC-heavy German publisher cdv Software has opened an office in London, according to this GI report.
Former 505 Games and THQ chap David Walker will head up the new outfit.
“The UK is clearly a significant market and important to cdv’s long-term strategy as a global service provider, and is best served by an experienced and knowledgeable local presence,” said cdv boss Christian Gloe.
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 19:45 BST
Exactly what is says on the tin.
The agreement covers the licensing, marketing and distribution of the Gamecock’s portfolio in Europe.
“We are thrilled to work with a renowned and successful partner like Gamecock Media Group,” said cdv CEO Christian Gloe.
“This agreement, which covers a very solid and diverse product portfolio, represents another step in the evolution of our business model.”
Loads more press blurb over at IGN. Enjoy.
By Mike Bowden