Piranha has announced the system specs for their hardcore mech simulation MMO, MechWarrior Online, as well as detailing the upcoming stages for their beta of the game.
An all-new expansion for The Sims 3 has been announced by EA. What a rare thing indeed! This time we'll be getting an injection of the supernatural like werewolves, fairies and witches.
They'll also improve the vampire community which has already been a part of the Sims lifestyle. We can even turn Sims into zombies, or gold apparently. There's some exclusive DLC too.
All add-on and DLC released to date will be bundled in the Ship Simulator Extremes Collection, which will hit retailers June 19th, reveals Paradox. It's tagged with an RRP of €29.99/$29.99.
It gives fans "hundreds of hours of maritime seafaring realism" as you captain accurately recreated sea craft, from small to big. 10 new vessels, gameplay and campaigns await.
E3 2012 has finally arrived. Throughout the night we'll see many conferences take place at E3, but next up is Ubisoft. You'll be able to watch the livestream on Strategy Informer at 11pm BST.
E3 2012 has finally arrived. Throughout the night we'll see many conferences take place at E3, but next up is EA. You'll be able to watch the livestream on Strategy Informer at 9pm BST.
Rock Paper Shotgun is reporting that in their mailing from Electronic Arts detailing the publisher's E3 lineup, the SimCity reboot will be arriving February 2013.
, Wargaming.net has announced that the closed beta for the World War II flight combat free-to-play MMO World of Warplanes has begun, with "an expanded amount of in-game content, including new warplanes, maps and other features".
There's a new brain trainer on the way. Square Enix has announced Mensa Academy from developer Barnstorm Games. They've teamed up with the Mensa organisation, obviously. Duh.
It's from the experts in "measuring and fostering intelligence." We're given Play, Coach and Test modes to help beef up our brains with knowledge: Numeracy, Language, Logic, Memory, and Visual.
Wargaming.net has announced that the British are coming to World of Tanks, with a new British tech tree and some of the most recognizable armor of World War II, including the Crusader, Black Prince, Centurion and Conqueror, as well as some lines from America, France, Germany and the former Soviet Union.
Rock Band Blitz is Harmonix's latest music game, which is basically the core Rock Band experience but ditches the plastic instruments. Part of the appeal of Blitz is that all of the downloadable content purchased for previous Rock Band titles can be played on the new game.
However, Harmonix plans to release 25 core songs that will come with the game, and 15 of them have been revealed.
The Mojang mineable block empire that is Minecraft just keeps on selling and it's now reached the 9 million milestone across all platforms; PC, Android, iOS and Xbox Live Arcade.
Actually sales are already past 9.2 million with PC hording over 6 million of that. Last November PC sales sat around 4 million. XBLA's Minecraft moved 1 million its launch week.
Wargaming.net has announced the details of the 7.4 update for their massively multiplayer tank simulation, World of Tanks. The new update brings sweeping changes to the game, including a wide range of new gameplay features.
Wargaming.net has announced that the first round of closed beta testing for World of Warplanes will be taking off on the 31st May. The massively multiplayer combat flight sim had been engaging in its alpha test phase since the 23rd February.
The criminal empire building game Omerta: City of Gangsters is no longer just for PC, as publisher Kalypso Media announce an Xbox 360 version will be launched this autumn.
Developer Haemimont Games is behind the mobster simulator, who most recently released Tropic 3 & 4. Omerta is a sim with tactical turn-based combat set in the 1920s.
SimCity is to feature multiplayer which has been "built from the ground up", according to EA Maxis Producer Jason Haber.
With Maxis working on SimCity for Electronic Arts, a surprising trademark application has been made by the publisher. EA has registered a videogame trademark for "SimOcean".
Maxis had released many titles with the "Sim" moniker in the 1980's and 1990's, including such titles as SimEarth, SimLife, SimAnt SimFarm and Sid Meier's SimGolf. It'll be interesting to see if this is the start of a new Sim series of games.
UbiSoft has announced an online version of their long-running submarine sim, Silent Hunter Online, which is being developed by Blue Byte. The game will be a free-to-play, browser-based multiplayer game, featuring what the publisher promises will be "stunning 3D graphics".
Ex-NetDevil developers Scott Brown and Ryan Seabury, who were responsible for the space sim JumpGate
, have founded their own development studio, END! Games, and have revealed their new project on Kickstarter
, Squad Wars
. The devs have called it "Jumpgate Evolution Evolved
Maxis has said that the upcoming SimCity is a "relaunch of the franchise" and not SimCity 5. They're hitting the reset button as they feel GlassBox tech warrants that.
The always-on requirement for it is something they're "not surprised" has upset some fans. They know of the "conspiracy theories" doing the rounds but swear it "really makes the game richer."
The Rocksmith game from Ubisoft is getting hit on the flank by another court case, this time though its more than just what name it goes by. Guitar Apprentice says its infringing a patent.
They take issue with a "media system and method of progressive musical instruction" being used in Rocksmith, because they claim it's patent technology, which was filed October 2010.