Funcom and Eidos announced today that the Age of Conan beta test has reached the 1 million sign-up stage, confirming that the game is one of the most anticipated MMO's to date.
“Funcom has not been able to find any higher beta numbers for MMOs in the western world,” said Morten Larssen, VP of Funcom Sales and Marketing. “We believe it represents the largest ever beta sign-up figure in the history of the genre.”
Rare community manager George Kelion has talked about the recently leaked screenshots of Banjo-Kazooie which were originally embargoed until tomorrow, but now almost every site under the sun is hosting the screenshots.
Atari has sent us a new Developer Diary for Alone in the Dark, which is set to be released on the PC and Xbox 360 on June 20th, 2008, whilst the PS3 version will be coming later on in the year.
Check inside to read the full Diary.
We've been publishing a lot of screenshots recently, and instead of giving them an individual post each, we've decided to just post them all in one place. Everyday you'll be able to find a list of the latest screenshots that have become available for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 games.
See a list of the latest screenshots inside.
EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price video game will be released later this year to coincide with the upcoming film based on the sixth Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling.
Microsoft announced this afternoon that the latest game to hit the Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday 23rd, April 2008 will be “Lost Cities”.
Microsoft announced today that European sales for the Xbox 360 have more than doubled due to the recent adjustment of the retail price, “significantly broadening the console's audience” it says.
Greg Zeschuk, the BioWare co-boss has today promised to improve the side-quest content for when Mass Effect 2 is released.
It follows complaints that the original game was lacking in side-content and that it was tacked on as an afterthought.
Microsoft release two new Xbox Live Arcade titles, Brain Challenge and Bliss Island.
Atari have released the first Developer Diary for Alone in the Dark. Hervé Sliwa, Lead Designer at Eden Games, tells us about the start of his career and how important the original Alone in the Dark game is to Infogrames.
SouthPeak Games has announced that Fuzzyeyes Studios’ “Edge of Twilight” will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in 2009. The game is currently under development at Fuzzyeyes Studio, using the Unreal 3 Engine under license to Southpeak.
Play has issued a press release about its upcoming Play.com live event which is set to take place at Wembley Stadium on March 15th to 16th. The press release announces details about a world exclusive first play of Lego: Indiana Jones, but more importantly it reveals that LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures will hit retail stores on 6th June.
SouthPeak Games announced this afternoon that it will be releasing X-Blades, a third-person hack-and-slash action title for Next-gen consoles and PC, in Late 2008. In the game, players control an enchanting anime-style heroine that destroys anything in her path using guns, blades, magic, and a healthy dose of cinematic flair.
Joe Bennet played Lost Odyssey by Hironobu Sakaguchi (producer) of Final Fantasy fame working with award-winning Japanese novelist, Kiyoshi Shigematsu handling the story. That pair instills confidence right off the bat. Is that confidence ill-founded? Well one has to play the game to know for sure, but the author can share his opinion. Perhaps that will help.
Read the Lost Odyssey review.
Devil May Cry 4, which we recently reviewed
, also happens to have certain wide appeal. On Xbox Live, over a million people have downloaded the demo, which is currently the most of the year. Sure, the year just started, but that's a high point to set so early.
Not only that, but Capcom let us know that according to Microsoft, it's also the fastest downloaded demo on XBL, reaching its numbers faster than anyone else. Guess everyone wanted to see if the game was a hit or miss. Good thing the demo delivered.
No word on how well it's doing on PSN though. Mike Bowden downloaded both and if you still haven't decided which version to go for, maybe you should read our preview
and see if that sways you?
One of the stranger news items to come across these days, website "setfreethedevilinside" hosted a list of survey's to the UK's population, sponsored by Capcom for the release of Devil May Cry 4. These surveys give some startling revelations about English society.
At least, that's what the press release shows. Upon looking at the site, it seems very easy to answer to certain survey questions in the most gruesome way, because hey, who would know.
Still, some of the questions are almost too weird to lie about, like how "80 per cent of Brits believe that Hilary Clinton is sexier than Margaret Thatcher". Much of it is morally and sexually explicit, and the site burns your eyes just a bit with awful english. It is entertaining though, so have fun checking it out.
We had a chance to interview Naoki Eguchi of Namco Bandai Games Europe. He discusses the development and popularity of the latest installment in the Dragon Ball Z series.
Read the Burst Limit interview.
American McGee's blog has revealed that the developer is working on a second project which will use the Unreal 3 engine. It'll be a full release with a big publisher and should appear on multiple platforms. McGee promises it will be a twisted tale.
This unannounced game is currently in development by Spicy house which is currently located in China. We expect an official announcement once the publisher that is helping develop this title is ready.
Mike Bowden compares the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the Devil May Cry 4 demo. After giving each version a thorough testing, he finds differences almost non-existent.
Skip straight to the Devil May Cry 4 demo comparison
Micrsoft's Robbie Bach revealed that more Alan Wake details will be published soon as it'll be shown at this years Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Bach said: “ Were saving a lot of stuff for GDC, which is where we plan on showing off some big titles such as Halo Wars and Alan Wake”