Article Archive for May 2011
Despite everything that has transpired since April 20 it looks like there might finally be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Dedicated super-fans can do some pretty incredible things with the games they love. Inspiration can take one down many different avenues but what happens when the entirety of GTA IV’s Liberty City is mapped using Google’s handy StreetView application?
We’ve only had a short while to tool around with Brink but that hasn’t stopped Bethesda from announcing the upcoming release of downloadable content as well as stats site to keep track of all of your death…er success.
There are two things I found remarkable about my last online outing in Brink: one was the number of fetishistic gas masks on show, which surely says something about Brink’s “expressive” community, and two, I didn’t kill anyone, which most definitely says a lot about my playing style.
But try to avoid rushing to obvious nasty conclusions; I wasn’t horrendously bad, and I even finished top of the leaderboard ahead of 15 not-too-shabby players. So, how did I get there then? Well, I got there through playing the way Splash Damage wanted me to play: I gave up being a lone wolf and learned to be more objective.
With all of the excitement and speculation surrounding the inevitable next generation hardware releases from Nintendo and Microsoft it’s no wonder that the conversation would find its way to the PlayStation franchise.
After logging into your favorite social media site, no doubt one of the first things you see are updates on your friends’ gaming habits, usually telling us which games they’re playing and boasting about the …
If you’ve ever quietly wondered what it would be like to fly a P-51 Mustang during WWII, Birds of Steel is probably your best and quite frankly only chance to strap into the cockpit.
The strictly WWII era flight combat game is not scheduled to release until 2012 but do not despair dear gamers because we’ve got the debut trailer and other media-type goodies for you to enjoy.
What could be scarier than fighting necromorphs all alone aboard a darkened space vessel? Nothing, is what you’d probably say. Well, what if you had to fight them in a creepy nursery filled with playsets and and a smiling sun that eerily stares back at you? Yeah, the Sprawl is looking mighty fine right about now.
Visceral Games revealed that they are busy working on two new maps for Dead Space 2’s multiplayer, The Academy and The Concorse, both of which will be available for the wonderful price of absolutely nothing. That’s right, they’re free.
Rally-racer DiRT 3 has been released this week and should currently have a home somewhere on store shelves.
DiRT 2 was a visually rewarding driving experience in its own right when it dropped back in 2009 but how does the successor stack up against the latest racers on the PS3?
Last week Infinity Ward released a set of four teasers for their upcoming shooter. War hit the streets of America, France, Germany and England.
Teasers are great but they pale in comparison to actual gameplay footage.
THQ is conducting an interesting experiment with MX vs. ATV Alive. The company has released the bare bones, the core game essentially, to us at an affordable price with the expectation that we’ll complete our package with DLC.
The benefits: we get it earlier, pay less and can choose the content we actually want. Digital Studio Phoenix, the developer, also benefits because they can use our feedback to tailor their DLC program. So, if we ask for more tracks, they can focus on doing just that instead of designing hundreds of butt-patches no one wants.
Digital Reality has announced SkyDrift, an arcade-style racing game available for download this summer.
We’ve got the first trailer and a generous helping of screenshots. Take a look and let us know what you think.
The online layoff has been difficult for gamers of all types but perhaps the group most anxious to get back to business as usual are fans of online shooters.
Now that online gaming has largely been restored to the PS3, users have the chance to make up for lost time by earning double XP this weekend for two of the most popular first-person shooters.
Dutch development studio Romino has announced its latest game: Awesomenauts. One which is intended to remind gamers of the 16-bit glory days of the 1980’s. If you weren’t alive in the 80’s just think of it as an opportunity to take a ride in a very limited time machine.
Catherine is a game that is positioned to defy the notion of a contemporary label. Is it a text adventure or a platformer? Survival-horror or dating simulation? Truth be told it appears to be a mix of all of the above.
The latest trailer for Catherine gives us a glimpse at some in-game action and poses the simple yet difficult question: Do you ever want to get married?
First person shooter is probably one of the least likely ways you could think of to describe a game featuring our beloved Dark Knight but that is exactly where Monolith Productions, the same development team behind the F.E.A.R. franchise, is heading.
Despite the considerable flood of zombies onto the video game scene we still maintain our excitement for Dead Island. Whether or not that can be chalked up to the stellar trailer or an unhealthy obsession with the undead is irrelevant.
Developer Techland has released a quintuplet of new screenshots for their upcoming zombie-vacation-nightmare. Check out the guy with out-of-control growth issue. What’s going on there?
PSN users tonight learned which games they will be receiving free as part of Sony’s ‘Welcome Back’ scheme. Users will be able to download two PS3 games from a list of four and two PSP games from another list of four. There’s some real quality in those lists, too.
Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will see their subscriptions extended for 60 days while everyone else will be able to sample the service for 30 days. Existing Music Unlimited subscribers will also be given 30 days free subscription.
It’s been an agonizing three weeks for PlayStation users since the PlayStation Network went down due to hackers on April 20th but Sony has finally announced that online services are currently being restored region by region.