Bohemia Interactive has announced the first downloadable content for their helicopter sim Take On Helicopters. The DLC is called "Hinds" and adds the Mil Mi-24 V, Mi-24 P and Mi-35 Super Hind helicopter gunships, with over 25 different liveries, more single-player challenges, five time trials and a new competitive multiplayer scenario.
Publisher CCP has unveiled the new site design for EVE Online
, which can be seen here
Some of the features of the new design include an interactive star map with different view states where players can learn about features of the universe, with an interactive 3D spaceship gallery showing a selection of spaceships ranging from Capsule to Titan.
Microsoft has announced that the free-to-play flight sim Microsoft Flight will be landing on the 29th February.
Developer Adhesive Games has announced that their free-to-play online mech shooter Hawken will be landing on the 12th December, 2012. The fast-paced indie game which features amazing web-based visuals will be published by Meteor Entertainment.
PC exclusive Arma 3 has been quietly delayed by developer Bohemia Interactive as no reason was given why the military simulator has slipped from summer to the autumn/winter months.
Arma 3 is an "open-ended & story-driven" instalment and it takes advantage of PhysX "supporting vehicle simulation," and a revamped animation system. Set on a Mediterranean island.
Viacom has reported that the company's revenue over the last financial quarter dropped 65% compared to the previous year's revenue. The report blames the lawsuit settlement with Harmonix for a large part of the drop.
The company earned $212M in revenue for the quarter ending the 31st December 2011. In 2010 over the same period of time, the company earned $610M.
Wargaming.net has revealed the details for the upcoming 7.2 update, which will feature the largest content increase for the free-to-play MMO tank sim World of Tanks. The update will include two new maps, 20 new crew skills, an interactive tutorial, and some vehicle changes.
New Life Interactive has announced that the studio's first game, Cell: emergence, will be released on 9th February on Xbox Live Indie Games, Gamers Gate and other digital distribution platforms. A demo will be released on 7th February.
In the game players fight a nanoscale war against disease inside the body of a sick child. The game's story is written by Deus Ex writer Sheldon Pacotti, and the gameplay is inspired by 80s arcade games like Centipede, Defender and Missile Command.
Sony has confirmed today that Kaz Hirai will replace Sir Howard Stringer as President and CEO of Sony Corporation from 1st April.
Hirai has been the PlayStation boss for a long time, although it was strongly rumoured for well over a year that he would be promoted to president at some point.
Some evidence has popped up that seems to indicate that Harmonix is working on a new IP that will land on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Facebook.
This was implied by a tweet
pointing out an on Brian Chan's online resume that features him as the lead designer of an "unannounced title"
by Harmonix for the aforementioned platforms.
The house that built SimCity, The Sims and Spore is now cooking up some new kind of "simulation style game" reveals a job post for EA Maxis. The studio is after a Graphics Engineer.
The Sims is handled by a dedicated studio so it shouldn't be touching the franchise. Could we get a glorious return to SimCity though? Could Spore get a full sequel? What of Darkspore?
Another of Q-Games' PixelJunk titles will be arriving on PC after enjoying exclusivity on the PlayStation Network. This time, the developer's psychedelic PixelJunk Eden will be hitting Steam on the 2nd February.
Konami has announced a new Kinect dance game for Xbox Live Arcade which doesn't require the player to match their online avatar's dance steps. Instead, all Rhythm Party requires is that you can dance to the beat, with gameplay more in common with Fruit Ninja and Boom Boom Rocket than Dance Central.
Gaijin Entertainment has re-introduced its free-to-play World War II airplane MMO, changing its name from World of Planes to War Thunder: World of Planes.
4J Studio's co-founder and chief technology officer Paddy Burns states that Microsoft may adjust Xbox Live Arcade's approval process with regards to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft to keep pace with the PC version.
In an interview with GameSpot, UbiSoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key claims that the reason Just Dance 3 was the 2nd most purchased game of 2011 is that the hardcore audience is beginning to accept it.
Indie developer NinjaBee has announced that fans will be given a chance to decide the next downloadable content pack for their city building strategy game, A World of Keflings. The poll is being hosted on PlayXBLA.com, Microsoft's official Xbox Live Arcade website. One fan will be "Kefling-ized" and turned into a Kefling that will appear in-game.
Kalypso has announced a major expansion for their Banana Republic city simulator, Tropico 4, called "Modern Times". The new expansion brings the game from the heady days of the Cold War to the present, with skyscrapers and space shuttles.
Namco Bandai has announced that their mech simulation Armored Core V will be hitting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this coming 20th March in North America.
Wargaming.net has announced that French tanks are now available in World of Tanks with the release of Update 7.1, with more vehicles on the way.
The first group of tanks released in today's update include light, medium, and heavy tanks, such as the AMX 13-90, AMX 40, AMX 50 B and Lorraine 40t, which feature automatic loading systems and oscillating turrets. Wargaming.net promises additional French armor later this year including French tank destroyers and SPGs.