A Screen Crush interview
talks with Vin Diesel, learning from everybody's favorite screen crush that a
new Riddick game is in the works (thanks
). This comes at
this point in the
where Diesel follows up a mention of an iOS Riddick app with
the news: "But my die-hard gamers want Tigon to deliver the third chapter in the
Riddick game. And we just over the past couple of months, just this year,
reassembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape from Butcher Bay to
create the third game." Eurogamer notes this actually came up back in July in a
video interview with Diesel at Comic-Con
where he also mentions this game,
saying: "There is thus huge concept that's more on an MMO game, that would be
centered around people being able to play mercs, and it's basically the merc
trade, and there's a very cool game concept behind that."
Frictional Games announces that Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
is now available for
Windows, OS X, and Linux, offering a follow-up to their survival/horror hit
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
. Here's word on how you will once again have to save
September 10, 2013 - Switch off the lights and try not to
wake the neighbors with your grotesque cries. The premier name in horror is back
with Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, available today.
The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus has returned home from a
disastrous expedition to Mexico. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark
machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed with no idea of how much time
has passed since his last memory. As he struggles to his feet, somewhere beneath
him, an engine splutters, coughs, roars into life…
From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new
first-person horror game that will drag you into the depths of greed, power and
madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart.
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is survival–horror at its most unsettling; helpless
and alone, no weapons to soothe your nerves, and only the dim light of your
lantern to offer any comfort.
For Windows, Mac, and Linux, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is available for $19.99
at online stores, including: Steam, GOG, Gamefly, GamersGate, Desura, Mac Game
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs' narrative-driven horror, free of combat and complex
puzzles, instead encourages players to entrench themselves in the world, be
consumed by its ambiance, and run for their lives. More info:
Total War forum
release of a new beta patch for Total War: ROME II
with word on the status of the next official patch for Creative Assembly's
We have taken the decision to move back Patch 2 slightly
to increase the amount of fixes included in it. We will have more news on it
later this week.
Before then, Patch 1.5 will release which contains one important fix.
Patch 1.5 will enter public BETA testing today. It will not automatically update
your game at this time, you can download it should you wish to participate in
the BETA test by following the instructions below:
Patch 1.5 Contains one fix: - Should improve Campaign Map frame rate in the
majority of cases for those people with high-end graphics cards combined with
mid-range CPUs. Those people who have noted high frame rates in battle but
single-figure frame rates during Campaign Map play should see a notable increase
took some time off surfing the 'net for porn to check out reddit and
dig up what is apparently a leaked map of Los Santos, the setting of Grand
Theft Auto V
. The article attempts to give perspective on the vast scale of
the game world this map reveals. The console editions of the game are due one
week from today. Thanks nin.
shows off the single-player campaign in Call of Duty: Ghosts
the next installment in Infinity Ward's military shooter series. The clip
features a zero-G gunfight between astronauts along with other action not so
heavily steeped in reality. Continue here to read the full story
The three final installments in the Wizardry
series are now available on
thanks to an update for modern systems by Night Dive Studios, the folks
responsible for the recent rerelease of
System Shock 2 on Steam
They offer Wizardry 6: Bane
of the Cosmic Forge
Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
as a bundle alongside
bundle of all three games
They offer a
showing off the remake, and here's a refresher on the games:
VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge ($4.99):
Take with you six companions - choose wisely, for having chosen, your fate is in
their hands. Enter the ancient castle to retrieve the Cosmic Forge, a magical
pen whose writings caused the river of time itself to change course. You will
find treasure, armor, and magic items to advance your quest; meet wizened and
cryptic dwellers who hold secrets that must be unearthed; and solve the riddles
and puzzles that abound.
Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant ($4.99)
You'll discover both friends and foes as you search for the once forgotten
secret of a - the secret of the very universe itself. And you won't be alone in
your search. Others as enterprising as you have also entered this dimension.
Only your actions - both past and present - will determine just how well you
fare. From the depths of a dungeon to the blue and limitless skies, you'll see
Wizardry 8 ($9.99):
Prepare to experience the culmination of a prestigious RPG series. Enter a vast
world of intrigue and wonder. Unravel a gripping, non-linear storyline. Battle
your way to victory using your swords, your magic, and your wits. Compete with
rivals or align with allies as you struggle to ascend to the Cosmic Circle. Take
the battle to the dreaded Dark Savant in Wizardry 8, the phenomenal conclusion
to the Dark Savant trilogy, one of the most extensive and challenging stories
ever told in classic role-playing games!
- Antichamber on
Steam. Save 66%.
- The Back to School 2 Bundle on
- NASCAR The Game: 2013 on
Steam. Save 50%.
- Viking: Battle for Asgard on
Steam. Save 75%.
the promised FIFA 14
demo for Windows PCs, offering the chance to kick around the new installment in
the association football/soccer series (thanks
There's no word on what the demo offers.
EA has named Matthew Bromberg as the new head of their BioWare label, reports
, saying the General Manager of BioWare Austin will fill the shoes
left by the departure of company founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka. Here's
Bromberg will now be the group general manager of the BioWare label.
He will retain leadership of the BioWare Austin division and extend his
responsibilities to include BioWare Canada (Edmonton and Montreal), as well as
the Victory studio in Los Angeles and the Waystone Studio in Redwood City, CA.
Reporting to Bromberg will be Aaryn Flynn (for BioWare Canada); Jon Van Caneghem
(for Victory and Waystone); and Jeff Hickman, who will become the new general
manager of Bioware Austin.
Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
on recent rumors
that a remastered version
of the Vita installment in the stealth series, and listing Windows as one of its
target platforms. Here's a
and here's word:
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD features
unique assassin gameplay mechanics, an immersive Assassin’s Creed storyline, and
richly detailed high-definition graphics. Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, Assassin’s
Creed Liberation HD is the striking chapter of the pre-American Revolution
Assassin’s Creed saga, arriving for the first time as a digital title on Xbox®
360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer
entertainment system, and PC.
Taking full advantage of its new hardware, Liberation HD introduces a complete
graphical overhaul, re-mastered music and sound effects, a revamped gameplay
experience, and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.
The year is 1765. While the seeds of the American Revolution are being sewn in
Boston and New York, Spanish forces in the South plot to seize control of
Louisiana for the Templars, threatening to forever shift the balance of power in
the New World. As Templars secretly take hold of the slave trade in New Orleans,
Aveline de Grandpré, an assassin of mixed French and African heritage, stands
ready to defend her people. She soon finds herself on an unforgettable journey
that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted
swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. Whether eliminating her enemies with new
assassination skills or luring them into cunning traps, Aveline strikes mortal
fear into the hearts of those who would stand against freedom.
from Conatus Creative is hoping to raise at least $180K to
develop River City Ransom: Underground
, a licensed continuation of the
series for Windows PCs. Here's the pitch:
You're backing a 2.5D open world
beat'em up with RPG elements, just like the classic game, for the Windows
platform. We're making River City bigger, adding more stores, items, and
bringing the cast and crew into the modern era. You'll reunite with old friends
(and punch them in the face), meet new ones, and play through an epic story in
an urban, open world. Yes, the game will feature local co-op play, and online
co-op depending on our distribution partners on launch day.
Well, I followed through on my commitment to dope out my BSoD (thanks to all who
offered help and suggestions), and was victorious, in that failing sort of way.
I devoted a little more attention to the logs and determined I did have a
hardware issue with my RAM. I got four matched sticks of RAM and installed them,
and sure enough, my system passed the RAM test it previously failed. As for the
bad news, this may come under the heading of not fixing something that isn't
broken (I mentioned my system crashes were pretty infrequent), as when I headed
out to the wasteland to play Borderlands 2 with my buddies last night, I began
suffering all sorts of texture glitches and pauses, making the game unplayable,
and some visual glitches are also showing up in desktop applications. So even
though it was fine before my RAM swap, my new GTX 760 is now acting all flaky:
3DMark runs for a while, but eventually halts with one of two errors, the
benchmark either quits saying Windows lost focus, or quits saying the video card
was disconnected. I found forum posts suggesting EVGA cards don't like beta
drivers, so I rolled back to the WHQL-certified drivers, but to no avail. The
event viewer shows I have multiple listings of Event 500 and Event 501, which
suggest switching to Windows 7 basic, and while these errors may well be related
to my issue, they also date back not only to before I was experiencing these
problems, but before I replaced my video card. Things are messed up enough that
may have to turn to truly desperate measures and actually call EVGA tech
support. Shudder. Wish me luck.