The upcoming A Game of Thrones RPG from Cyanide Studios is said to be making A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin "largely happy" with how its turned out.
The creator believes many fans will "share that feeling," while noting you can't please everyone. Martin had "creative input at many points" but plot and dialogue is Cyanide's.
A YouTube user going by the name of Borman18 has leaked a pre-alpha gameplay video for Star Wars Battlefront III, which was cancelled causing the closure of its developers Free Radical.
Markus "Notch" Persson has revealed his upcoming space simulator project, and it is not his April Fool's Day
joke "Mars Effect
". Instead, it's 0x10c
, which is set in the far far future hundreds of trillions of years in the future.
Penny Arcade has announced that the long awaited third episode to Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will be arriving this Summer on PC and Xbox Live Indie Games. The game is being developed by Cthulhu Saves the World developer Zeboyd Games.
Bohemia Interactive has announced that their upcoming sci-fi strategy game Carrier Command : Gaea Mission will be starting its "Play & Contribute" beta test on the 6th April. Gamers will be able assist in the game's development process by engaging in the beta.
On the 28th February, Aion transitioned to a free-to-play subscription model, and in the weeks since the move, the MMO enjoyed a surge of over 750,000 new registered users. Publisher Gameforge estimates 20,000 new accounts arrive every day.
The MMO has also enjoyed a raise in active daily users. The figures show that the game enjoys five times as many active users than it did just before the switch to FTP.
Stardock has announced the sequel to their 2008 US election game, The Political Machine 2012, in which you take on the role of a real-life politician such as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, or a customized one and go on the stump and try to win the Presidency of the United States.
Ubisoft has announced that the PC version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be released for PC on the 15th June. The game will be available both in retail and digital.
The PC version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will feature full DirectX 11 support including DX11 renderer, hi-quality Assets, additional post process Effects, multi-monitor solutions support, TriDef stereoscopic support), DX11 enhanced tessellation (for soft 3D models), shaders-based realistic lighting and volumetric fog.
The surreal Xbox Live Arcade shooter Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
will be arriving on Steam on the 17th April. The game will run players $14.99 USD.
The game was recently announced
for PC, and will include the Shadow Hunters co-op DLC for free.
Funcom and Electronic Arts have announced that pre-orders for the upcoming modern day occult MMO The Secret World have begun, and those who pre-order the game will get access to all beta test weekends, which will be starting on the 11th May.
Indie zombie apocalypse game Deadly 30 is now available. The game, which was developed by the two man team of Ignatus Zuk and Gonzalo Villagomez has the gamer playing a survivalist who must fortify his own bunker while venturing out to find food and other survivors.
Iceberg Interactive are working with Finnish development studio Kukouri Mobile Entertainment to bring Tiny Troopers, a 3D squad-based action game, to PC and MAC in Q3 2012 via digital distribution stores.
If you're of the female variety, own a Facebook page and love Russian-made MMOs then you're in for a treat lady! There's discounted in-game loot to get, because shopping's your thing right?
Nival plan discounts for female gamers because they want to encourage a better gender ratio. Prime World has male and female exclusive classes designed to promote a balance.
The GAME Group has now had its securities delisted entirely from the London Stock Exchange, which is something the UK retailer chain requested last month. It has now been completed.
They applied for the delisting on the grounds that there's "no equity value" left. The retail chain has been saved from total closure however as OpCapita has bought the remaining assets.
This week there's a free gift on the way for PC RPG fans because The Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt RED is giving away a "legendary" RPG title for free. Could it just be The Witcher?
This prize is also available to future customers of The Witcher 2. Sorry but there's "no announcement of a new game" accompanying the gift. The Witcher 2 releases on Xbox 360 soon.
Think your clever avoiding the wrath of CONCORD in high security space? Well developer CCP is warning EVE Online players that it's a "violation of game policy" and don't like it.
Those who continue this exploit, which is being addressed in the next patch, will "have action taken" against them by Game Masters. You can't out run the arm of the law. Not all the time anyway.
Warner Brothers and Rocksteady are going to be announcing more DLC for Batman: Arkham City, according to leaked PlayStation 3 trophies. It'll star both Robin and Harley Quinn.
It seems there'll be story-based missions although to what extent remains unknown. So far there has been three major DLC releases including Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing.
The iOS title Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery is now bound for the PC announces developer Capybara Games, based in Toronto. They're the guys who put together Critter Crunch.
It'll come to PC via Steam "very soon" and delight Mac gamers "before the summer solstice". The studio promise it to be a "faithful recreation" with only minor tweaks for the mouse.
Diablo III will be sealing fates come mid-May, especially for those who are always hungry for a challenge. Blizzard's answer to that is Inferno which make it "progressively more difficult."
Monster levels "aren't linear any longer," revealed Bashiok, instead the challenge ramps up with Act III and IV reserved for "the most elite players only" if you give Inferno a whirl.
Ben Cousins is a big advocate for the freemium model of business and argues that because studios are making "hundreds of millions of dollars" from them that cash gets invested in sequels.
They'll want to maintain their status among gamers. Angry Birds Space "cost a lot more" than the original, for example. That's how they "end up in an arms race." F2P AAA FTW?