Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

  • The Simpsons Arcade EU PSN release delayed

    Konami has pushed back the European PlayStation Network release of The Simpsons Arcade to match that of the Xbox Live Arcade launch on February 8.

  • Syndicate trailer focuses on hacking abilities

    This Syndicate trailer is an informercial for the DART6 chip, which grants you all your amazing magic super powers. I mean, hacking abilities – we’re grown ups.

  • THQ confirms 240 job cuts, CEO salary halved

    Financially troubled publisher THQ has come clean on the staff cuts resulting from its restructuring, revealing even greater carnage than rumours suggested.

  • The Last Story trailer shows off English localisation

    The Last Story – Mistwalker’s much-requested, long-anticipated, fearfully-delayed and finally-localised Wii RPG – is due at the end of the month. Gaze upon this new English language trailer and be inspired to haul the WiiMotes out of the utility closet.

  • Firaxis: 2K is a "creatively brave" publisher

    Firaxis’s Jake Solomon has given a big thumbs up for 2K as a daring, supportive publisher.

  • Zynga boss dismisses Tiny Tower copycat claims

    Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has defended the derivativeness of Dream Heights as standard industry practice.

  • EA Q3: SWTOR moves 2 million units, 1.7M active users

    EA has posted $1.65 billion in revenue for Q3 FY12, which is a 15% increase year-over-year from $1.41 billion. Packaged goods sales came in at $1.23 billion compared to $1.108 billion year-over-year, and losses for the quarter were $205 million, compared to $322 million year-over-year.

  • GDC 2012: SWTOR postmortem and Notch Q&A announced

    GDC organizers have announced a Star Wars: The Old Republic postmortem as well as a Q&A featuring Markus “Notch” Persson as part of the lineup for the show’s Main Conference.

  • RE: Operation Raccoon City takes a closer look at Spec Ops and U.S.S. characters

    Capcom has released a new gameplay trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City which features a closer look at members of the Spec Ops squad and Umbrella Security Service and each character’s specific skill sets. Characters will be used in three online competitive multiplayer modes: Biohazard, Survivor and Team Attack, and in 4v4 player team […]

  • Activision promoted Humam Sakhnini to chief strategy and talent officer

    Activision has announced Humam Sakhnini has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy and talent officer.

  • SWTOR Guild Summit announced for March 4-6 in Austin, Texas

    Bioware has announced the first Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit, which will take place in Austin, TX March 4 – 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel Austin. During the event, guild leaders will be able to discuss “the state of the game” with the developers from BioWare Austin. Guild leaders or a designated officer […]

  • Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD remake hitting March 21

    Ubisoft has announced Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD will be released on PSN and XBLA March 21. Announced back in November, the upgrade features new HD graphics, 15–20 hours of gameplay, extra content to unlock including nine stand-alone mini-games, achievements and worldwide online leaderboards. In addition, the game has been updated to run at 60 […]

  • Monster Hunter card battle game hitting Japanese smart phones February 21

    Capcom has announced it will release Monster Hunter With Everyone: Card Master, known as Minna to Monhan Card Master in Japan, via DeNA’s Mobage mobile social gaming platform. Pre-registrations started today for the card battle game developed by Gloops. Each card is based off characters and monsters from the Monster Hunter series, and it allows […]

  • Japanese charts: Vita rebounds, Armored Core and Resident Evil blitz charts

    PS Vita have rebounded slightly in Japan after week-over-week declines since launch, and the new handheld should send Namco a thank you card for the resurgence, as it was due to Tales of Innocence R’s debut which did it. Over on Media Create’s weekly software chart, the Tales game wasn’t the only debut in the […]

  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning prepares for launch with new trailer

    EA and 38 Studios have released the launch trailer for Big Huge Games’ action-RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The open-world game allows the player to create a character using “millions” of combinations of weapons and armor sets, dozens of unique skills and abilities customizations, and further expanding it through the game’s Destiny System. Reckoning releases […]

  • Syndicate multiplayer: getting some perspective

    Stace Harman grabs a final hands-on with Syndicate’s four-player co-op ahead of its February launch and speaks to lead co-op programmer Lars Magnus Lang about the game’s evolution since 2008.

  • Skyrim Creation Kit and Skyrim Workshop previewed in video

    Bethesda has released a developer diary highlighting some of the features in the Skyrim’s Creation Kit, which will be made available soon on Steam.

  • The Last of Us actors suit up for "making-of" video

    Sony has released a making-of video showing the work that went into creating the announcement trailer for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. Posted below the break, you’ll see actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson suit up in mo-cap garb as they take on their respective roles of Joel and Ellie. The Last of Us […]

  • Gotham City Impostors releases next week in the US and Europe

    Warner and DC Entertainment have announced Gotham City Impostors will be available in the US on PSN and PC February 7 and on February 8 on PSN and XBL in Europe. The beta has been running since last week on consoles in the US and went live today on PSN in Europe. Originally slated for […]

  • 99Seconds available on eShop and DSiware

    EnjoyUp Games has announced the retro-styled 99Seconds for DSiWare and the 3DS eShop service. The game allows the player to modify time to avoid danger. After finishing off Black Eye in 99Bullets, V-99 entered “a mysterious zone” called Bit 8 inhabited by Black Vectors hellbent, apparently, on destroying anything entering their domicile. The concept of […]