We can agree to disagree about whether or not Dragon Age II is a worthy successor to Dragon Age: Origins, but I think we can all agree on the fact that free stuff is cool. Apparently Bioware is running a promotion where you can score a free copy of Mass Effect 2 on the PC. Read more… »
Yesterday EA launched Battlefield Play4Free, a free-to-play first-person shooter developed by the team behind Battlefield Heroes. Featuring classic maps from Battlefield 2, the classes and weapons from Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and 16 vehicles, Battlefield Play4Free sounds like a great introduction for gamers who may not be too familiar with the Battlefield franchise.
Have you played through the Arrival DLC? Has it got you even more excited for the release of Mass Effect 3, or did you expect more than an hour of gameplay?
It’s no secret that my current gaming obsession is StarCraft II. I’ve been absolutely swept up in how competitive the game is and how the eSports community has rallied behind it. Competitive gamers, myself included, are really banking on SC2 to bring Korean style eSports to the West.
One small step in this process is getting relatively mainstream news outlets to report on the professional SC2 scene. Today the good folks over at PC Gamer published an article titled “The 5 StarCraft 2 players you should be watching – America & Europe.” Complete with links to games, “real” sports counterparts and all the other important information (what race they play, where they’re from, age, etc.) the article does a great job of introducing gamers who are not familiar with eSports to the scene. Read more… »
Today, Capcom has confirmed its latest Resident Evil title – Operation Raccoon City. The publisher is partnering with SOCOM Confrontation developer Slant Six Games to develop the franchise’s first third-person team-based shooter.
The game will follow the Umbrella Security Service through the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3. While not much is known about the title, Capcom has teased three-way competitive multiplayer between US Spec Ops, Umbrella security forces, and the infected threat of zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be landing on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this winter.
March Madness is a sports thing, I guess? Yeah, sports. Anyway to celebrate this madness of March, Direct2Drive is taking 20% off their entire catalogue of games. Hit the jump for the details. Read more… »
Picture Epic Games as a senior at NCSU taking the semester off to backpack through Europe. Spain was fun, but not his style. No, he’s more into northern Europe, up where it’s colder, up where it snows.
Epic has been on a Eurotrip for quite some time, and we finally received a postcard from his stop at Poland. “Wish you were here,” Epic scribbles on the back of a picture of him and his good friend Dicktits (the loving nickname he gave his pal People Can Fly), having fun next to a monumental sized plant monster. And this is great, because vicariously through Epic and People Can Fly, we enjoy Poland.
“Next stop, Sweden,” Epic says. He has to see about a Coffee Stain, and such an epic Coffee Stain it is.
Darksiders, my personal 2010 game of the year, is on sale for $10.00 this weekend on Steam. If my PC could run it I’d consider snagging a copy even though I already own it for PS3.
Darksiders will be on sale via Steam until 10am PST on Monday, March 21. Tell your friends about it! It’s a fun game about characters with hilariously gruff voices and demon slaying. Do you really need more incentives? But seriously, tell your friends. I know Darksiders 2 is already in development; I just want the fine people at Vigil Games to be given a little insurance.
You guys all know what a big Valve fan boy I am, right? I mean, I’m currently drinking coffee out of my Black Mesa mug with a headcrab hat on in a room covered in Left 4 Dead posters. I love Valve.
Yesterday the developer released its newest TV commercial, this time its for their upcoming game Portal 2. As you can see above, the commercial features the two playable robots from the newly added co-op mode, Atlas and P-Body, as they learn about portals and the possibilities they open. Read more… »
Exactly one week ago I wrote up a little news story about how Rebellion Games was opening up a new social games division. At the end of the article I asked you guys if you thought more game developers were going to follow in Rebellion’s footsteps. Well, those of you who said yes were correct.
Today, developer Insomniac (best known for Resistance and Ratchet & Clank) announced that it has opened up a new social gaming division. Dubbed Insomniac Click, the new development studio will focus on creating games for the web and mobile devices. Read more… »
Today developer Hi-Rez Studios (best known for their MMO shooter Global Agenda) announced that it will be bringing PC gamers something they’ve been begging for for years; a new Tribes game.
Dubbed Tribes: Ascend, the new multiplayer shooter is described as “the multiplayer successor to the much lauded Tribes 2 and a re-introduction of the franchise to the gaming world.” For the old school Tribes fans out there, you can rest easy. Jetpacks, skiing and vehicles are all set to make a triumphant return. Read more… »