Rocksteady Studios is not developing the next Hitman
Prey's World Magazine
where they follow-up on recent indications
in a developer résumé
that the next installment in the assassination-for-hire series is in the works
at the UK-based developer. During a Q&A with Ian Livingstone conducted at the
Edinburgh Interactive Festival the Eidos Creative Director had the following
response to the reports: "This is the first I’ve heard about it. Hitman always
has been and always will be IO Interactive’s baby, which it still continues to
be so. Rocksteady are not involved with the development of Hitman 5."
Company of Heroes Community Website
has instructions on how to play
Company of Heroes Online
in English, even though this online version of
Relic's World War II real-time strategy game is being beta tested in China.
Though setting the game up will require getting through a few screens full of
Chinese characters, the process for getting it to display English is fairly
simple and straightforward. They do warn that bugs may still be present, as the
game is still in beta, and they also state that even though the game is
generally "lag friendly" due to its network design, they cannot guarantee that
North American or European players connecting to servers in Shanghai won't
encounter any lag. They also warn anyone purchasing anything through the game's
microtransaction system will have to call China if they need technical support.
Battlefront.com announces that HistWar: Les Grognards
is on track for
release in Q3 of this year, revealing this turn-based strategy game has been in
development for nearly ten years. They describe HistWar: Les Grognards as a FPC
(First Person Commander) game, it will allow the simulation of almost all the
battles of the Empire between 1805-1814. The
Battlefront.com screenshots area
has a batch of 30 new screenshots from the
game, and there's
a new "Grand Army Bulletin" on Battlefront.com
with a bunch of details on
now accepting applications from their registered users for the worldwide open
beta event for Fallen Earth
that's scheduled to kick off tomorrow.
Details on testing were revealed last week
but now they also
point out this won't be completely open: "This will be a limited access
first-come-first served beta with limited keys." Update: We're told this is
actually only available to paid subscriibers, so this is the closed, paid for
kind of open beta at this point.
The fourth daily tease on the Lionhead
is a bit more philosophical than revolutionary, depicting
Aristotle, and offering the following quote from the Greek philosopher: "He who
is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled." We'll catch up on the quote
we missed yesterday from Abraham Lincoln (thanks
): "Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backward." Popular opinion
is we'll find out what all this means on Wednesday at
has a new trailer from DiRT 2
, showing off the
upcoming rally racing sequel. The clip offers a comparison between the game's
graphics and footage of real racing. It's still apparent which is which, but the
fidelity of the game is impressive nonetheless.
GameTopius - Did Consoles Ruin DLC?
For some reason, one of the most disdained new features of this console
generation has been downloadable content. We don't like paying a few dollars
for horse armor updates or some new cars and being nickled and dimed for
costumes that are already on the game disc. We look at patches as little
more than an excuse for developers to ship a half-finished game and have us
beta test it.
It shouldn't have been this way.
It was on this day in 1977 that Elvis Presley allegedly died on the can in
Graceland while being enlightened by a copy of Dianetics
. Of course we all know from occasional fast food restaurant sightings that the king lives on
at the ripe old age of 79.