Dead Space’s gratuitously gory space battles were its key selling point, and the ability to dismember various pustular space monsters never, ever got boring. One thing sorely missed in its vacuous setting was multiplayer, though. This time Developer Visceral Games has added a team-based multiplayer element to Dead Space 2 and despite some reservations it’s actually okay.
I’m steaming of a Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition Pre-order Christmas? Just saying…
Wow, the dodgy puns are endless with this new Steam promo. Load up your Steam wish list with ten or more items and during Steam’s ‘Give & Get’ sale they will randomly pick 30 accounts a day and give them the top 5 games in their wishlists for free!
It being a sale and all, games will be cheap. Amazing how that works. Today, for instance, Borderlands is a tenner, and the Indie Energy Pack is worth the £4 just for Galcon Fusion alone.
You can also buy a pack of multiple copies of one game to give out to your mates: 8 copies of Deus Ex for 8 quid or a 10-pack of Half-Life 2 for £14.
Steam’s ‘Give & Get’ sale starts today and ends Tuesday, November 30.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is beginning to look like one of next year’s biggest PC games, thanks in no small part to its miraculous, home-brewed engine. Its draw distances are stunning, the lighting effects impressive, and the huge battles awe-inspiring and now GOG.com has announced it’s taking pre-orders of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition.
GOG.com has subsequently gone on to hint at a bright new, expanding future for the retro game download service.
Since the PM’s communications man can’t seem to stay out of the news, maybe David Cameron should try smoozing Valve’s Master of Media Intercourse, Doug Lombardi as a replacement? This is a man that knows how to spin bad news and make it feel good somehow. This arrived in the email post this morn:
Valve today announced that Portal 2 – the sequel to the ground-breaking title that won over 30 game of the year awards, despite missing its original ship date – will now be available the week of April 18th, 2011.
This two month slip not only marks the shortest delay in Valve’s proud tradition of delays, it represents the approaching convergence of Valve Time and Real Time. Though this convergence spells doom for humanity, it will not affect the new Portal 2 release date.
George Romero’s zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead has been given a Youtube ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ remake, Editing the Dead. I’d forgotten how dabba zombies looked in the 1960s, in an all-night office party bender kind of way.
When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you…
Revisiting old games has long been a tricky affair. The process has been made easier by the devotion of fans running Abandonware sites for games without owners (or absent owners) and the genius of the DosBox game emulator.
But times are changing thanks be to GoG! It still surprises us how many people don’t know about GoG.com. This is a site devoted to getting the best retro games running smoothly on contemporary PCs and selling them legally, DRM-free and at a reasonable price.
Call of Duty: Black Ops looks set to be another massive hit for Activision, even allowing for the company’s slightly reduced expectations for sales. Even so, on release the multiplayer performance has been less than stunning.
Many report poor frame rates and keyboard-pummelling lag. We’ve experienced similar frustrations ourselves, so here’s the PC Format quick guide for getting smoother frame rates out of your machine.
Halloween doesn’t really inspire the same ludicrous amounts of commercialism as Christmas, but I’m guessing the number of games set on or around the 31st of October outnumber those set on the the 25th of December. We’ve put together a list of the most spine-chilling games to play on the night before All Saints Day.
Back in June Gigabyte announced its new peripheral lineup at Computex in Taipei, AIVIA, and with the new keyboard, the K8100, coming our way in October it decided to piggy-back the graphics announcements with some new face time with the products.
There’s a whole host of justifications it came out with for the name AIVIA, none of which really felt like anything bar an afterthought. Our particular favourite was the almost nonsensical Artificial Intelligence Via Gigabyte. By rights it should read AIVIAG, but that doesn’t scan right…
I guess we didn’t need to wait long to figure out whether GOG.com’s closure was a marketing stunt or a sad reality. The answer, as we thought, is marketing. This YouTube video (above) is an official ‘Thanks for the memories’, but bang in the middle of it is Baldur’s Gate, which GOG.com didn’t have the rights to sell when the service ‘existed’. So either someone fluffed the research or GOG.com is hinting at a Lazarus-like resurrection, presumably with DRM and new game titles.
People are already talking about this discovery, which I guess is a win for GOG.com’s marketing department. It’s quite an achievement if it’s true.