Wargaming.net has revealed the Japanese Imperial Air Service aircraft that will be appearing in its MMO sim World of Warplanes.
The 2013 reboot of SimCity will be introducing multiplayer for the first time, which will allow players to trade resources with their neighbors, while accepting unwanted stuff like pollution and crime. It will also allow neighbors to collaborate on massive projects such as international airports that will benefit each of them equally.
Paradox Interactive has announced the sequel to their traffic simulator, Cities in Motion 2, at Gamescom 2012. The new edition will focus on modern times, and will enjoy more detail and player options - as well as, for the first time, multiplayer.
Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi made some inflammatory comments today at GDC Europe, stating that the reason his studio had to self-publish World of Tanks was that major publishers dismissed his simulator MMO as "cheap Asian stuff".
Iceberg Interactive and ImmersionFX today announced that they have signed a deal to publish The Good Life, a tropical paradise simulation game coming to PC in Q4 2012.
The Good Life is a hybrid game that combines ship simulation, time management and tycoon elements, set on a fictitious tropical island complex with hotels, villas, bars or even ancient tourist attractions.
Wargaming.net has announced that it has changed the title of their upcoming naval MMO from World of Battleships to World of Warships.
Wargaming.net has announced that the 7.5 update is now live for World of Tanks for European gamers, and will go live tomorrow on the 2nd August for North American players. The update brings with it new Tier 10 medium tanks and tank destroyers, premium vehicles, battling arenas, as well as new medals and titles.
Multiplayer flight combat is coming to PC courtesy of peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz, who have announced Combat Pilot where sim enthusiasts can "train, fly, fight and interact together."
The game is developed by Mad Catz internal dev ThunderHawk Studios, and is based off Microsoft's Flight Simulator X. It's an "important destination" for flight sims.
Piranha Games already showed
off an icy setting for MechWarrior Online a few weeks ago, and now they unveil the exact opposite, the blistering Caustic Valley.
Wargamer.net has posted a new developer diary that gives an inside look of actual gameplay of World of Warplanes, showing off all of the different control options available to the player, including mouse and keyboard, gamepad and flightstick.
Maxis' Lucy Bradshaw affirms that EA won't drop the ball when it comes time to launch SimCity next year. Fans have been nervous over the revelation it requires a constant net connection.
EA's recent launch of online games has been "really quite flawless," boasted Bradshaw, citing Star Wars: The Old Republic as one of the "most absolutely stable MMO launches". No worries then?
Zombie survival mod Day Z for Bohemia's ArmA 2 has rocketed to over half a million users, reveal creators. That's through all the "tough times, mistakes, troubles, and technical problems".
Day Z creator Dean Hall attended Rezzed last weekend, where the player count figure floated around 420k. The day before that is was just 400k. They run 22k concurrent users.
Chris Delay of the UK's Introversion studio has said Prison Architect will be taking on some series issues that plague society within those high prison walls, like race and assault.
However there are no 'drop the soap' moments, as they "don't have that occurring anywhere" in the game - but they could. Delay admits that "might be too much," but he hasn't decided yet.
Wargamer.net has released a new trailer showing off the top tier medium tanks and tank destroyers that will debut with the 7.5 update for World of Tanks. The update will also include new maps and vehicles.
Pirahna Games has released a new MechWarrior Online developer diary showing off the wintry Frozen City region, where players are dropped into what once was the city center of a thriving metropolis which has become a frozen environment.
EA are trying to wrestle the mighty Zynga social empire and their latest gambit is SimCity Social on Facebook, which is now in open beta. They've just released a new trailer declaring "more city, less ville."
It's a 50 second long peek at the new social network game complete with a specially made soundtrack at the Ville series expense. Maxis want their crown back.
The World of Warplanes dev team at Wargaming.net have released their third developer diary, this time focusing on game modes. They talk about how they had to scrap some modes because they were too boring for a game that would have massive levels and fast vehicles, and settled on Superiority as the game's main game mode.
Piratical clan GoonWaffe exploited a bug in the Inferno expansion to EVE Online to generate over 5 trillion ISK, which translates into $175K USD in real-world currency.
A surprisingly expressionistic live-action trailer was released for publisher Capcom and developer From Software's Kinect mech sim Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor.
Wargaming.net racked up the awards at this past E3 2012 in Los Angeles, which was held from the 5th June to the 7th. The publisher held 10,000 square feet of space with 50 gaming stations devoted to World of Tanks and World of Warplanes.