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Monday, Dec 10, 2012 Happy Birthday DOOM!

  

New Space Hulk Game Next Year

Games Workshop announces plans for a new Warhammer 40K Space Hulk game coming to Windows, OS X, and iOS next year. A website for the game is live, here's an announcement trailer, and here's word:

Independent studio Full Control today announced that in association with Games Workshop it will be bringing the legendary Space Hulk IP to popular digital gaming platforms in 2013. Based on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS.

Space Hulk is set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of an ancient vessel lost in the graveyard of space. Players lead a small army of fearless Space Marine Terminators to battle in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory alien Genestealers. Based on the "Sin of Damnation" campaign from the 3rd edition board game, Space Hulk includes a robust 12 mission single-player and co-operative campaign. Recreating the tense battles of the board game, multiplayer mode will allow players to go head-to-head as one player controls the Space Marines and their opponent the Genestealers, in the ultimate fight for domination. Cross platform functionality in multiplayer mode allows players to compete against friends whether they play on PC, Mac or mobile. The Space Hulk level editor will enable players to design their own levels, share them with others online and in a central hub explore creations of the community.

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The Secret World F2P Plans?

This video offers an apocalyptic warning from Joel Bylos, as the game director on The Secret World has recently discovered the alleged Mayan prophecy. The clip includes the Australian developer's concerns about this and concludes with him running through the Funcom offices warning the powers-that-be about the pending disaster, and imploring them to give gamers the chance to try The Secret World before the end of days by making the MMORPG free-to-play. This concludes with a "to be continued," and at no point does anyone say there will be a change to the game's business model, but it seems like a strange thing to joke about if nothing is going to come of it. In the conspiratorial tone of the game, word on the video included the following note: "According to Joel, the video is apparently the first in a series that he is putting together to bring attention to what he calls ‘the end of all things’. Don’t watch it; it’s just nonsense, really. Especially that bit near the end where he tries to force the corporate hand to relinquish the subscription requirement."

Goodbye Deponia Announced

Daedalic Entertainment announces Goodbye Deponia, an upcoming point-and-click adventure game that will conclude their Deponia trilogy. Here's word on the game, which is due in the third quarter of next year:

The game's title says it all, doesn't it? "Goodbye Deponia" is the final game in one of Daedalic Entertainment's adventure masterpieces - the Deponia trilogy. After conquering the hearts of gamers and the charts around the world, this beloved series is coming to a close and with it, the story of Rufus, a comic character who stumbles through life with clarity of purpose, but a poor grasp of everything else.

After two unbelievable adventures, Rufus and his beloved Goal finally have their target in reach. They will find a way to Elysium and save Deponia from certain destruction.

But in the meantime, Rufus seems to have polished his unmatched talent for wreaking havoc on everybody and everything around him. Instead of celebrating his big triumph, another heavy setback awaits him. For the first time in his life, he starts doubting himself.

But Rufus wouldn't be Rufus if he just gave up like that! Still...to clean up this pile of problems he created, he'd need to exist threefold….

Humble THQ Bundle Adds Dawn of War

The Humble Bundle Website announces they are pulling out all the stops in the final 48 hours of the Humble THQ Bundle, and adding Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition to the bundle. For the 760,000 customers who have helped this collection ring up $4.3 million in sales, they game has been added to their downloads page.

Evening Consolidation

Evening Mobilization

Evening Metaverse

Evening Tech Bits

Evening Safety Dance

etc., etc.

Into the Black

Medieval CryENGINE 3 Footage

This trailer uncovered by Eurogamer.cz shows gameplay from an RPG in a medieval setting in the works at Warhorse Games, the developer recently formed by veterans of 2K Czech and Bohemia Interactive (thanks Eurogamer.net). The clip was shot off a monitor, and shows off what they are doing with the CryENGINE 3 to create realistic outdoor environments for the unannounced game, which is currently expected in 2014/2015. Continue here to read the full story.

U.K. Sales Charts

GfK Chart-Track offers their list of the 20 bestselling full-price PC games in the U.K. for the week ending December 8th. This is pretty much the same deck as last week with a light shuffle, with Football Manager 2013 retaining the top position. The all-platform chart is similarly stable, with Call of Duty: Black Ops II hanging on at number one, and the first new entry all the way down at number 36.

Free RuneScape BookFace

The RuneScape Website announces a free item is now unlocked for all players in Jagex's MMORPG to celebrate the game's Facebook Page passing the one million "like" threshold. The item is the appropriately themed, if bizarre "Book of Faces," as they thank their fans with the gift of ridicule.

Morning Consolidation

Morning Mobilization

Morning Metaverse

Morning Tech Bits

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • AOC I2757FM LED IPS Screen on RBMODS.
  • ADATA DashDrive Elite HE720 2.5- 500GB External Hard Drive on eTeknix.
  • CM Storm Ceres 400 Wired Gaming Headset on Benchmark Reviews.
  • Cooler Master NotePal I300 on Technology X.
  • Cooler Master Storm Recon & Skorpion on Technology X.
  • Corsair Hydro Series H60 (2012 Edition) Liquid CPU Cooler on TweakTown.
  • Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Green vs. Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition on TechSpot.
  • DarbeeVision Darblet HDMI Video Processor on Test Freaks.
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE 2GB on circuitREMIX.
  • EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750G 750 W on techPowerUp.
  • Hitachi Touro Desk Pro 4TB USB 3.0 External HDD on Mad Shrimps.
  • Kingston SSDNow V300 6Gbps on The SSD Review.
  • Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 Carbon Ultrabook on The SSD Review.
  • NZXT Phantom 820 Full Tower Case on Legit Reviews.
  • Samsung 840 Pro SSD on HARDOCP.
  • Thermaltake eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse on Techgage.
  • X-Mini 1.1 Capsule Speaker on Technology X.

etc.

Out of the Blue

I mentioned id's penchant for releasing games around this time of year, and sure enough, today is the anniversary of DOOM's release in 1993, changing the course of many lives, including my own. I'll find a suitably DOOM-worthy way to celebrate, though in a perfect world this would involve a little deathmatch via dialup. I wonder if I can recall my modem string.

DOOMed Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Quantum Patrol.
Smelly.
Links: Eddie Murphy Tops Our List Of The Most Overpaid Actors In Hollywood.
Media: Jurassic Prank!.
Best friends. Thanks reddit.
Spiral Drift - Red Bull Kluge.
Inside One of Amazon's Busiest Warehouse Days.
The Funnies: Dilbert.
Follow-up: Driving dogs test out their skills on the track. Thanks Hoop.



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