Team Fortress 2 Mann vs Machine detailed, videoized: it’s a co-op horde mode
via PC Gamer
After posting a comic that heavily hinted at an organic-mechanical showdown in Team Fortress 2 this morning, the cinematic team at Valve have finally released a video confirming what might be their longest-hinted update ever: Mann vs Machine. It looks like the eternal, chromatically-opposed enemies of Red and Blu will be banding together to fight off a greater, technological menace in a new co-op mo... [read more]
Aug 16, 2012 9:07 AM
"Electronic Arts announces Battlefield 3 Premium Edition"
It’s Gamescom week, and Electronic Arts has kicked things off by announcing Battlefield 3 Premium Edition. No, that isn’t a typo – Battlefield 3 is indeed getting a new edition, 10 months after release. As the name suggests, this new version of Battlefield 3 comes packed with a membership to Battlefield Premium, so if you’ve held out on buying Battlefield 3, this might be worth checking out.
As many of you... [read more]
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Aug 10, 2012 8:31 PM
Assassin’s Creed III PC Delayed To November 20, Surprising Nobody
Ubisoft has delayed the PC version of Assassin's Creed III to November 20.
This delay should not come as a surprise to PC gamers who have followed Ubisoft's stealth-action series. There have been four Assassin's Creed games on consoles so far, and every single one has been slow to make it to computers.
But today seems like a good day to bring up this prescient interview from GameSpy
(as pointed out by K... [read more]
Aug 10, 2012 1:41 PM
According to the Just Cause 2 Multiplayer development team's website, jc-mp.com
, a 48 hour beta test will begin at 4AM EDT Saturday morning, the 11th of August. This is great news for fans of the game; it's time to sharpen up your skills so you're ready for the action this weekend!
For those of you that own a copy of Just Cause 2, you'll just need to go to jc-mp.com
and click the download button for the mod once it is released to the public at 4AM EDT (Eastern USA), 1AM PDT (Western ... [read more]
Aug 09, 2012 11:19 AM
Steam branches out into software distribution
Valve has officially confirmed that it is to bring additional software types to its Steam digital distribution platform, expanding it from its current games-and-drivers focus.
Steam is an undoubted success: launched in 2003, the digital distribution platform has grown to include over 1,500 games and more than 40 million active user accounts. Although firm sales figures have never been released by Valve, Steam is believed to hold... [read more]
Aug 09, 2012 9:20 AM
How Dawnguard On The PC Can Help You Rediscover Skyrim
Like many PC-owning Skyrim players, I spent the last month silently berating Xbox owners who got to play the game's first add-on, the Vampire-laden Dawnguard, before I did. And now that it's been released on Steam, I spent a good chunk of the last weekend finally playing it.
After Jason reviewed Dawnguard on 360 and didn't really care for it, I lost some of my enthusiasm. "Basically, it's more Skyrim," seemed to be the c... [read more]
Aug 08, 2012 9:49 AM
First Look at Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s Multiplayer
This is your first look at multiplayer in this November's presumed mega-hit, Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Call of Duty fans, this is why you play, no?
The battles appear to be taking place in the game's near-future of 2025.
We've got some most unusual knife and tomahawk kills.
Some sort of microwave transmitter screwing with the enemy. (Or maybe it's DARPA's Pain Ray?)
Remote-controlled drones. Lots of them.
... [read more]
Mass Effect 3 expansion Leviathan revealed
via USA Today
BioWare will launch an expansion later this summer of the single-player campaign featured in its outer space epic Mass Effect 3.
The download, Leviathan, will be available for $10 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
According to a post on BioWare's blog,
Commander Shepard and his squad search for the Leviathan, a mysterious being rumored to have the power to destroy the Reapers, an alien machine race invading Earth.
The expan... [read more]
Aug 06, 2012 1:19 PM
DayZ Standalone Title To Release By Christmas, Should “Have a Load of New Content”
“I really just started up the server, put the download link on there with its name, then a couple of people joined and would post on forums to share their experience. It’s really just grown from there,” creator Dean “Rocket” Hall reflects on the origins of DayZ.
DayZ is certainly one of the most popular mods at the moment, it even gave Arma II a new life. However, the sensational m... [read more]