No Nazis in the German Wolfenstein: The New Order

by Ryan Burgesson April 17, 2014
Well in what probably isn’t a surprise to many the German versions of Wolfenstein: The New Order will not contain Nazis but instead ‘The Regime’. This particular Wolfenstein game is set within the 1960′s in an alternate reality where the Nazi’s won World War 2. Peter Hines, Bethesda’s marketing executive said: They have a thing […]
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Steams most popular games revealed

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
In a very interesting article found on Ars Technica, they have managed to get their hands on some rather telling Steam data. I recommend you read the whole article over there as it is a fascinating read but I just want to talk about one specific graph on there. If we take a look at […]

Crysis 1 and 2 multiplayer to go down with Gamespy

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
Whilst Crysis isn’t exactly known for its stellar multiplayer it is probably not surprising that Crytek won’t be working on a solution to keep it alive for Crysis 1 and 2. Even though the multiplayer communities for these games probably aren’t bustling I hate to see any game lose a major feature. I never played […]


DirectX with Granite API can reduce shader complexity and memory usage

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
It looks like this year it will be the battle of the API’s after the DirectX 12 announcement for Xbox One, companies have been capitalising on the weird notion that somehow DX12 will double performance on the Xbox One. Graphine Software seem to be one of these companies piggy backing on the excitement for DX12 […]

Titanfall Xbox 360 boosts sales 220% in the UK

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
The previous generation crowd are making their voices heard as Titanfall on the Xbox 360 has boosted Titanfall’s sales 220% pushing it back to the top of the UK charts. 70% of the units sold were on the Xbox 360 and it just goes to show that Titanfall wasn’t quite the system seller many thought […]


PC gaming has 24 billion dollars estimated yearly revenue

by Ryan Burgesson April 13, 2014
Yesterday at Pax a livestreamed panel was held and the subject matter was “The (Incredible) Future of PC Gaming”, the objective of the panel was to talk about where PC gaming will be going in the next few years. Then a mission statement was shown by Nvidia Director of Technical marketing Tom Petersen: PC Gaming […]

Civilisation Beyond Earth leaked

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
On Neogaf it was found that Civilisation Beyond Earth was accidentally leaked as user miladesn found an ad for the game on Google. Firaxis were to set to announce a new game later today and it would seem that Google beat them to the punch. The original text was in French so Gaffer killercrow translated […]


Trials Fusion to run at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 12, 2014
Ubisoft’s Trials Fusion has been revealed to run at different resolutions on each console and of course it is the PS4 that has won out. This can not keep happening to Microsoft everytime news like this appears it really shows the gulf in hardware power and shows up their much more expensive console. Of course […]

Football Manager Classic 2014 Vita shown off and released today

by Ryan Burgesson April 11, 2014
The portable version of Football Manager we’ve all been waiting for seems to have finally come to fruition as the latest trailer has shown. You can watch the trailer here. Anybody that plays Football Manager knows that real want for a real good portable version of the game, I am not talking a laptop or […]


The Crew’s Always Online DRM detailed

by Ryan Burgesson April 9, 2014
In one of the most bizarre interviews I have ever read the creative director for The Crew has described the limitations of their always online DRM. In an interview with Videogamer The Crew creative director Julian Gerighty said some very odd things about his own game. When speaking about what happens when your connection drops […]

DirectX 12 is coming to Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 8, 2014
It was revealed at the GDC that DirectX 12 would be coming to Xbox One and now we have some details on what exactly DX12 will bring to the table for Microsoft. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell had this to say on Neowin about the updated API: The results are spectacular. Not just in theory but […]

The Elder Scrolls Online subscription model criticised… Again

by Ryan Burgesson April 7, 2014
The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) has had its subscription model questioned with the way Zenimax/Bethesda has gone about with their 30 day free trial. With most MMO’s you buy they usually give you a month or so of free play time in the game, TESO does the same thing but asks that you authorise your […]


Halo 2 and 3 appear as official Steam groups

by Ryan Burgesson April 6, 2014
Today it was discovered that Halo 2 and 3 official steam groups have been added to the Steam Community. What makes this interesting is that only Valve can add official Steam groups so this is a pretty big statement that the two of the most popular FPS’ ever made will finally be coming to Steam. […]

Plex is coming to Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 5, 2014
Plex the home media OS has announced today that Microsoft has approved a Plex client for the Xbox One. Plex is an amazing free Linux based OS that turns any machine into quite an impressive home media centre. This should hopefully pave the way for many more applications, like the hugely popular XBMC. Microsoft have […]


Watch Dogs PC specifications released

by Ryan Burgesson April 5, 2014
Ubisoft today revealed the minimum specs for their upcoming open world hackathon Watch Dogs. There is one worrying sign within them though… Here is the released list: Minimum: OS: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8 (Please note that we only support 64 bit OSs.) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz […]

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls sells 2.7 million copies

by Ryan Burgesson April 4, 2014
Diablo 3′s expansion Reaper of Souls has sold 2.7 million copies in it’s first week. Reaper of Souls was supposed to be Diablo 3′s second coming, after the diabolical release week for the hugely anticipated game, hype faded away quickly and what was left was angry customers that couldn’t play what they had paid for […]

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Gamespy shutting down their servers

by Ryan Burgesson April 4, 2014
Gamespy announced today on their website that they were to shut down all game servers. Gamespy was once a cornerstone of many online PC multiplayer games, I think everyone that started PC gaming before steam became a household name has their own Gamespy account. Their website says: Effective May 31, 2014, GameSpy will cease providing […]

Tropico 5 to release May 23

by Ryan Burgesson April 3, 2014
Kalypso has revealed the release date for their city builder to be May 23 of this year. Tropico is one of the most unique games out there when compared to other city builders, it takes on this personality that no other has. SimCity has a very clean and clinical look and stuff like CitiesXL are […]


Metro Redux announced by Deep Silver

by Ryan Burgesson April 2, 2014
In a leaked image Deep Silver’s hand has been forced and they have confirmed the re-release of the two metro games for the next generation consoles. Deep Silver said in a statement: As you can see, we’re not quite ready to reveal 4A Games’ first next-gen console project, but we will be making an announcement […]

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trademark filed

by Ryan Burgesson March 30, 2014
It has been revealed that Square Enix have filed for a trademark of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the trademark covers “Computer game software”, “Printed matter” and “Entertainment services”. The one thing on every Deus Ex fans mind right now is ‘Please dont let it be another mobile game’ and I would be one of them. […]

UK game industry to get tax breaks

by Ryan Burgesson March 28, 2014
Finally after a long long wait, the European Commission has approved tax relief measures resulting in what could be a £188 million boost for developers over the next 5 years. Under this new policy UK game developers are entitled to claim discounts on up to a quarter of production costs. This news has been 6 […]