Gearbox announces 1300 GameStop locations will be open at midnight
tonight/tomorrow to sell the console editions of Borderlands
as soon as
they go on sale. They've already announced
locations in the
Dallas/Fort Worth where Gearbox employees will be in attendance, and
is where you can find other stores where they are burning some midnight
oil to serve your immediate gratification needs. In other Borderlands news,
now offers a bunch of
new media from the role-playing shooter: The
and some gameplay clips:
their Diablo account to solicit thoughts on their plan to replace mana in
with class-specific resources: "We're looking to give each class
in Diablo III a unique resource system, instead of everyone using mana.
Thoughts?" Also, there's
a Diablo III Q&A on Hellforge
talking with Leonard Boyarsky about quests,
plans for post-release content, NPCs, locations, and more.
Paradox Interactive announces that preorders are now underway for East India
, the upcoming expansion for East India Company, the naval
RTS game. They say they should be underway on all the major distribution
portals, but as of now, it is only available on
. Word is: "East India Company: Privateer requires the original
game East India Company, which is now available at 50% off for a limited time
with the purchase of Privateer at most digital download portals. The expansion
East India Company: Privateer will be exclusively available for digital download
at all major digital download portals for a suggested retail price of €9.99 and
The Console Classix Website
subscription site offering a way to play thousands of classic console games on
your PC legally using the original ROMs. A free trial is available, and word is:
"This classic game library includes nearly every game ever released for 10
different systems: Sega Genesis, NES, Super Nintendo, ColecoVision, Atari 2600,
Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy
Advance. Additionally, with the improved user interface it is even easier to
browse for your favorite games and the overall experience is more seamless than
Fairytale Fights trailer on GameTrailers.com
features a little
gameplay, but is mostly a live action romp where porn star Ron Jeremy plays
thespian and tries to get a couple of maidens to act lesbian. No really.
Third Wire Productions
release of Strike
Fighters 2 Israel
, saying the latest installment in their combat flight
simulator series is DRM-free, and for sale via digital distribution in their
. They say: "The
game is a stand-alone product and does not require Strike Fighters 2 to play,
but if you already have Strike Fighters 2, Strike Fighters 2 Vietnam, Strike
Fighters 2 Europe, the games are merged to make all the stock aircraft
available." Here's a bit on the game itself: "An updated version of Wings Over
Israel, a jet combat game set in 1967-1982 Middle East conflicts. Fly the Mirage
IIICJ Shahak, Nesher, Kfir, A-4 Ahit, F-4 Kurnass, F-15 Baz, and F-16 Netz!"
The Torchlight Interview, Part I
Part II on Crispy Gamer
talk with Max "Power" Shaefer, Jason "Boom Boom"
Beck and Travis "Bickle" Baldtree of Runic Games about Torchlight
upcoming action/RPG, as well as plans to follow it up with an MMOG. They discuss
specifics in Torchlight, rehash the demise of Flagship Studios, and get some
details about the MMOG that will follow, which will probably have "Torchlight"
in the title somewhere, and will execute many of the ideas they were working on
when Flagship sank.
There's a Surfacescapes Demo Walkthrough on
showing a proof of concept developed by Carnegie Mellon University
showing Dungeons & Dragons being played on one of those Microsoft surface
dealies that are destroying newscasts everywhere. The clip shows how the
interface works for players and game masters, and the result is fairly
The FIFA Manager 10
now has the release of a playable demo for FIFA Manager 10
the latest installment in the association football/soccer series. The demo is
(direct link) and it is mirrored on
In the demo which is released today, you can play half a season in
one of the top leagues from England, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Spain.
The respective save games can be continued with the final version.
The demo of FIFA MANAGER 10 contains all the available match modes of the full
game such as the 3D match, text mode, videotext and instant results. You can try
out the improved 3D match engine featuring your manager on the sideline and the
new user interface with resolutions up to 1920*1200.
In order to minimize the download size, the FIFA MANAGER 10 Demo waives 3D
player faces, 3D commentary as well as the free online mode which is included in
FIFA MANAGER 10´s full game for the first time.
Amanita Design (Samorost
) announce the availability
, their first full-scale game project. There's a web-based
three level playable demo of the point-and-click puzzle/adventure game on the
, where the game
is also available for purchase via digital distribution. The Windows edition is
also for sale on
, and the Mac
edition is being sold on
Rocksteady's Sefton Hill Unmasks Batman: Arkham Asylum on Gamasutra
about the reception met by Batman: Arkham Asylum
, the recently released
superhero game. They discuss the commercial and critical reception of the game,
why Batman games are hard to get right, influences from other games,
storytelling, challenges they encountered, lessons learned from the project,
their development focus, and more.
Star Wars: The Old Republic interview on The MMO Gamer
BioWare's Blaine Christine about the upcoming Star Wars MMORPG. Topics include
"interfacing" with LucasArts, what will make the game great, playing as a bad
guy, morality and how you can play as a light Sith or a dark Jedi, how much of
the game is combat, and why anyone will want to play as anything but a Jedi.
Dragon Age: Origins Interview on Strategy Informer
converses with Mark
Darrah about BioWare's upcoming role-playing game. Topics are pretty general,
covering things like favorite characters to play, favored romance scenarios, the
length of his first play through of the game, the future of the RPG genre,
working with EA, and more.
Streum On Studio announces a delay to E.Y.E
, their Source-engine
shooter/RPG that was planned for
release last spring, so this
announcement is a bit belated. The
also has some new screenshots and says the game now contains
more than 50 technology researches, 26 artifacts, and over 120 secondary quests.
As for the delay, they share the following: "E.Y.E's release is delayed to an
indeterminate date - we hope before the end of the year - in order to add 3 new
chapters, new enemies, new researches and new secondary missions. But before all
to balance these new features the best we can." Here is
a big batch of new
The Dark Mod Website
now offers a
version 1.00 public beta of this medieval steampunk stealth modification for
that attempts to recreate the stealthy feel of the Thief series from
Looking Glass Studios. Word is: "With the release of The Dark Mod: Beta 1.00,
Broken Glass Studios is providing the modding community with a sophisticated
editing suite. All the assets and resources necessary to build playable missions
are included, plus a level editor, DarkRadiant, which has been custom designed
for the needs of Dark Mod mapping."
now feature a new version 2009-10-09 dedicated server for
, the latest installment in Nadeo's racing series. There
is also a new "fix for the game" that was posted for testing, but has since had
the "beta" designation removed since no problems have been reported. Thanks
Assassin’s Creed: Lineage
, the first movie prequel to Assassin's Creed
, will debut on the YouTube on October 27, reports
where they follow up on Ubisoft's plans
movies for the stealth action sequel from Hybride Technologies, the Canadian
movie effects company Ubisoft acquired last year
. In the meantime,
40-seconde teaser from the clip. Word is there will be three such movies
totaling about 38 minutes of running time, featuring actors from the game and
green-screen special effects. The majority of the article discusses the
prospects of Ubisoft eventually creating full Hollywood productions, and there
is talk of creating media to support their Tom Clancy property.
now offers the fourth Battle Report from StarCraft II
calling the clip "esclusivo," and it is indeed not yet on the
StarCraft II Website
. The clip features a
match between two players on "Lost Temple," a tweaked map from the original
game. The match features expert commentary rattled off in a manner that would
make an auctioneer jealous.
The Shattered Horizon Website
points the way to a Shattered Horizon
offering the first-in-game footage from this zero-G shooter
in the works at Futuremark Games Studio. Word is: "The first trailer for
Shattered Horizon to show in-game footage, this new video shows two players
working together to take control of an asteroid being mined in near-Earth space.
Players use rocket packs to fly freely through space and can land on any
surface, surprising opponents by attacking from unexpected angles." Also, here
new Shattered Horizon screenshots
Evolution Vault announces
a name change for EV Online
, to remove the pretty
obvious confusion between this space-based MMOG and
, CCP's space-based MMOG.
Word is: "The decision was taken in order to avoid potential trademark
infringement and unfair redirection of organic search to the competition. We
know that the success of our game is about the community and content, not the
has details on "Harvest Revel," the Halloween event to run in
from October 25-31. Word is each day will feature rewards and treats,
and there will also be new lore revelations in NCsoft's MMORPG.
There are some
KOTOR 2 Questions on the Obsidian Forum Community
answered by Chris
Avellone, headed up by a spoiler warning for those who have not played the Star
Wars RPG sequel. Topics include the way the Jedi are portrayed in the KOTOR
series, whether the game's ending was crafted to lead to another sequel, working
with LucasArts, a couple of questions about in-game advents, and some advise for
new game designers. Thanks Acleacius via
bit-tech.net - How Far Has PC Gaming Come?
Seriously, look how far we’ve come in just the last ten or twenty years –
and do it because that’s the best way to see why PC gaming is so strong.
We’ve been mulling the topic over in our heads since the last feature and
we're convinced that, though there’s more chaff on the market than ever
before and that can easily distract gamers from the shape of the overall
market, the high points of PC gaming are getting progressively higher.
Gamer Limit - Why video game journalism is unlike any other field.
As a result, most, nay, all of my peers, including myself, write not only
for our audience, but for each other. Behind the scenes, in the depths of
Twitter, LinkedIn and other various social networks, we refer and discuss
each other’s work. We pick it apart, we ask blunt questions, but generally
we hope that what we’ve developed encourages debate and pushes us one step
closer to that holy grail of reputation.
- The Dom3Wiki is
online with loads of Dominions 3: The Awakening skinny…
Well, as expected, yesterday turned out to be the Giants' first big test of the
season. Unfortunately it was not a very big test for the Saints at all. Ouch!