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Monday, Mar 12, 2012


Dishonored Trailer

The Bethesda Blog points the way to a number of articles around the world about Dishonored, as they recently hosted a group of international gaming journalists to show off Arkane's upcoming first-person stealth/action game. This coverage of the game includes this trailer, titled "Stealthy, Gruesome Murder," which features Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith discussing the project. Here's the accompanying description: "In Dishonored you play a supernatural assassin capable of sneaky stealth takedowns, animal possession, and balls-to-the-wall destructive carnage. Which will you choose?" Continue here to read the full story.

Spec Ops: The Line Trailer

A new trailer from Spec Ops: The Line is now available showing off gameplay and cinematics from the upcoming third-person shooter. Word from 2K Games is the trailer was "made exclusively for the community," which may say something, as some of the imagery is quite disturbing. Continue here to read the full story.

Indie Royale Preorders

Indie Royale is now offering preorders of their Saint Patrick's Day Bundle at your own price point (minimum USD $3.99). This is a "semi-blind" preorder, so they offer a hint and an incentive:

You can now semi-blind pre-order Indie Royale's St. Patrick’s Day Bundle at a recommended €/£/$10 or €/£/$5 USD contribution and a minimum of $3.99 USD.

The Bundle is headlined by an explosive FPS with a future-leaning setting, available on Windows as a Steam key, Desura key and DRM-free download. Next up the flagpole is a jaunty Windows and Mac adventure game, available on Steam, DRM-free, and on Desura, arrr. Also featured - a brainy Steam-enabled Windows and Mac title 'dispensing' RTS action. Rounding out the bundle is an Indie Royale exclusive Windows/Mac debut (DRM-free and Desura) for an acclaimed satirical platformer, plus a bonus DRM-free Windows RPG overhead shooter from the same creator.

Those who pre-order the St. Patrick's Day Bundle receive a retro bonus: the NES-inspired 15-track album O.S.T from Daniel Capo, available in FLAC and MP3 file formats. Those who pay over the minimum while the bundle is live will also receive the bonus.

The St. Patrick's Day Bundle will launch fully later this week at $3.99 USD and up - watch our Twitter feed or Facebook page for immediate notice at launch time.

Gatherings & Competitions

New Via Digital Distribution

On Sale

There's a big week-long sale on Origin, where many titles are 50% off.

  • inMomentum on Steam. Save 50%.

Evening Previews

Evening Consolidation

Evening Mobilization

Evening Metaverse

Evening Tech Bits

Evening Safety Dance

Evening Legal Briefs

etc., etc.

Into the Black

Link of the Day: Two Year Old Playing FPS Games.

"Spectacular" Crytek Announcement Next Month

Crytek plans to announce a "spectacular" PC and console game next month, reports Computer and Video Games, who learned of this during an interview with Crytek's Nick Button-Brown, who promises "the best of that kind of project we've ever done" in revealing the game like so: "You know about Homefront, you know about Ryse. We are working on another project... [laughs] all three of which are looking really good." Here's more on this mysterious third project:

It looks spectacular, the team are doing really, really well and it's just really nice to see the team really enthusiastic about what they're doing. They're really happy.

We're going to carry on doing those games. We like doing mobile games, we like doing free-to-play, but we also like blowing things up in a visually stunning style

The Boondock Saints Game Official

The potential for a game based on The Boondock Saints first mentioned at last year's SXSW festival is apparently on its way to being made. Joystiq has word that the game was officially announced at a panel at this year's SXSW. There are no details yet on when the game will be released or for what platforms; the only concrete detail is that Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and David Della Rocco will voice their roles from the film, and will contribute to other aspects of the creative process.

U.K. Sales Charts

The list on GfK Chart-Track of the 20 bestselling full-price PC entertainment titles in the U.K. for the week ending March 10. Mass Effect 3 makes its debut at number one and The Sims 3: Showtime joins the chart at number two. Mass Effect 3 also joins the full-price all platforms chart at number one, where Street Fighter x Tekken enters at number three and The Sims 3: Showtime is the new number six.

Morning Previews

  • Max Payne 3 on IGN.

Morning Consolidation

Morning Mobilization

Morning Metaverse

Morning Safety Dance

Morning Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews


Out of the Blue

Still missing that damned hour (*shakes fist at DST*) though last night's 7:00 pm sunset was pretty awesome. What's also awesome is that it's supposed to be about 70 around here today and tomorrow. March used to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb around here, but I'm afraid the new paradigm is in like a lamb and out like mutton.

R.I.P.: Ozone pioneer Rowland dies at 84.

Muttony Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: The Love Letter.
Stories: Orchestra brawl: Fistfight in elite seats stuns symphony patrons. Thanks Boing Boing.
Famed USS Enterprise Takes Its Final Voyage. Thanks Slashdot.
Science: Venus and Jupiter to pass in the night sky.
Astrophile: The rock that sprayed 'fairy dust' on moon.
Sign language 'turned into text' by Aberdeen scientists.
Images: Goggie ob teh Week FACE OFF.
Media: Hardly Working: Leaked Nude Photos. NSFWish.
Plane crosses the sun. Thanks Jim.
Fruit Jedi.
Back to the Future II Quadrocoptor.
The Funnies: Dangerous Games Cartoon - Savage Chickens.
Show Her You Care.
Follow-up: 2012 Doomsday Scenarios Debunked By NASA Scientist. Easter bunny next.

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