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Trine 2 PC Plans

A post to the Frozenbyte Community Forums by Frozenbyte's Joel Kinnunen confirms rumors that Trine 2 is headed to the PC as well as consoles. Word is, simply: "Yes. And before anyone asks, it will come to PC in addition to any other platforms. That's all we can say right now." Thanks joao.

New Left 4 Dead 2 Mutation

The Left 4 Dead Blog announces the new weekly Mutation for the co-op zombie shooter is "Room for One." This is for campaign finales to eventually remove the cooperation from gameplay, as there's only room for one in the rescue vehicle. they also have a new poll and last week's poll results. This update from Steam News has the Left 4 Dead 2 patch notes, which are also reproduced below. Continue here to read the full story.

Team Fortress 2 Patch, Tips

Steam News announces a new patch is now automatically available for Team Fortress 2. Also, the Team Fortress 2 Website has details on how to access the training and offline practice modes in Team Fortress 2, in particular looking to help get owners of the new Mac edition of the teamplay shooter up to speed as quickly as possible, and there's also a new trailer highlighting the Mac Team Fortress 2 release (thanks Ant). The change list for the new patch follows. Continue here to read the full story.

Elemental Beta 2 Begins

The Elemental: War of Magic Website has word that beta 2 is now underway for those who have preordered Stardock's upcoming fantasy-themed 4X strategy game. As they enticingly put it: "To those who have pre-ordered the game and would like to subject themselves to misery, agony, famine, and grief, you may voluntarily take part in the buggy, unfun, imbalanced, flakey, psychologically damaging beta." They offer links to Beta Tester Info and a Beta 2 Tour. Thanks Big Download.

New MechWarrior: Living Legends

The MechWarrior: Living Legends Website now offers a new version 0.3.0 open beta for MechWarrior: Living Legends, the giant robot modification for Crysis. Word is: "This release brings together an array of balance updates, bug fixes, new features, gameplay modes and performance enhancements to provide a reinvigorated gameplay experience for the player." Here's the complete change list.

Fallout: New Vegas E3 Trailer

As noted on the Bethesda Blog, the promised E3 trailer for Fallout: New Vegas is now available on the GameTrailers Website. The clip for Obsidian's installment in the RPG series starts with a cinematic reminiscent of the Fallout 3 promos, but soon segues into gameplay footage, showing off combat as well as the allure of New Vegas. The embedded version follows. Continue here to read the full story.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Trailer

The Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II E3 trailer is now available on, offering an extended cinematic from the upcoming Star Wars action game sequel. The clip features Darth Vader showing his apprentice just how trustworthy he can be, along with an extended combat sequence that's arguably better filmmaking than any of the prequel movies. Thanks nin. Here's the embedded version. Continue here to read the full story.

Kings and Castles Video Blog

The Kings and Castles Video Blog #18 is an E3 preview with lots of gameplay from Gas Powered Games' upcoming real-time strategy game, with a bonus of music by Jeremy Soule. There is none of the usual madness from Chris Taylor, but the clip concludes with an interesting in-game cameo. The embedded version follows. Continue here to read the full story.

Saturday Previews

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews


  • The PC Gamer Website is back online, claiming to be "the smartest, wittiest, gaming-est PC games site on the internet," and offering APB beta keys to anyone that agrees with them. Thanks Techie714…

Out of the Blue

MrsBlue and I have been trying to broaden our horizons a bit by watching some of the World Cup. We have been able to keep up well enough, as association football/soccer is not an overly complicated game, but we have had a harder time figuring out is what is generating the constant background noise in the stadium. There's some sort of whining buzzing sound like a giant swarm of bees or flies that seems to originate from the crowd, and it really starts to make one crazy after a while. In spite of how annoying it is, it never stops, and it even seems likely that there are microphones to help pick it up for the broadcast. It is hard for me to imagine watching a lot of this sport with that maddening noise in the background. In fact, I would not be shocked to learn that it is a subconscious motivator for the "hooligan" behavior often attributed to the sport's fans.

R.I.P.: Peter Keefe, Creator of Cartoon ‘Voltron,’ Dies at 57. Thanks Neutronbeam.

Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Castle Wars 2.
Lightbot 2.
Link: The 10 Most Influential Video Games of All Time.
Stories: Rich countries accused of carbon 'cheating'.
Science: 'Dark Pulse Laser' produces bursts of ... almost nothing.
Most comets may have extra-solar origin.
Common pain relievers raise heart risk for healthy people.
Images: IM MELTING. That's probably an Airedale.
I Need To Up My Grocery List Game.
New Captioned Mars Images.
Media: Oblivion: Patrick Stewart's Emperor Uriel Septim goes mad.
The strange, hypnotic allure of -Get out of there! Thanks nin.
The Funnies: Dilbert and Dilbert.
Follow-up: The Animal-Cruelty Syndrome. Thanks j.c.f.
Tea: The Elixir of a Long Life.
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