Category Archives: PC

X-Wing and Tie Fighter Games to be Re-released Digitally

Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter, Lucasarts

Classic space combat games Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Tie Fighter are to be released digitally for the first time this week. The games were originally released by LucasArts in the 90’s and are considered to be among the best Star Wars games ever made.

Both games will be available via GoG (Good Old Games) priced at $10 each and as early as tomorrow, they will be in their special edition forms and upgraded to run on modern computers. The announcement was made in a forum post that has since been taken down as apparently the cat was let out of the bag a little prematurely. Other LucasArts games will also soon be coming to the service, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sam and Max and Fate of Atlantis.

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Atari Set to Revive Two Classic Horror Franchises

Atari Logo

Atari has announced that it is bringing new versions of Alone in the Dark and Haunted House to PC this Autumn. No further details have been revealed at this time other than that the Alone in the Dark game will have the subtitle ‘Illumination’. From the official websites of each title it seems that Dreampainters will be developing Haunted House while Pure is working on Alone in the Dark.

Both franchises have been dormant for several years – the last Alone in the Dark game was released to a poor reception back in 2008, while the Haunted House series, which dates back to 1982, had it’s last entry on PC, Wii and Xbox Live Arcade in 2010.

You can sign up for mailing updates at the Alone in the Dark: Illumination and Haunted House official websites and both games will be demonstrated live at PAX Prime which takes place in Seattle from August 29th to September 1st.

Bioware’s New Game is an Online Co-Op Action RPG

Shadow Realms, RPG, Bioware, PC

After teasing fans for several weeks with mysterious videos and cryptic online clues Bioware have finally revealed that their new game, Shadow Realms, will be an online action RPG for PC with a focus on co-op multiplayer.

Players can either join a party of four “modern-day heroes” with magical powers, or take control of the evil “Shadowlord”. In typical Bioware fashion players will be able to make choices throughout the story which will be released episodically, Bioware compared the format to that of a TV series. Locations featured will span from Paris to the gothic world of Embra.

The game has been earmarked for release towards the end of next year and Bioware is offering players the chance to sign up for the closed alpha via the game’s official site. Bioware also released a live action trailer for the game which you can watch below.

Sniper Elite V2 Free for 24 Hours on Steam

Sniper Elite V2World War II shooter, Sniper Elite V2, is available for free on Steam today. The offer comes with less than a month left until the launch of the games sequel, Sniper Elite 3, which will release on June 27 on PC and July 1 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Jason Kingsley, co-founder and creative director at the game’s developer Rebellion released this statement:

V2’s one of Rebellion’s most successful ever games, but it’s been out for over two years now. We think the loyal Sniper Elite community will welcome some fresh blood on the multiplayer servers, while new players will get to experience the things that make the series unique, and sharpen their skills before the release of Sniper Elite 3.

If you’re interested make sure to grab the game before the offer ends at 1pm EDT on June 5.

Arkham Knight Delayed, Batmobile Teased

Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady today announced that the release of Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed until 2015. The final entry in the Arkham series was originally due for launch on October 14 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. No official reason has been given for the delay, but it will give the developers extra time to polish the game to perfection.

Softening the blow from this bad news somewhat was the release of a new trailer showing off how the Batmobile will look in the game. You can view it below.

This marks the first time the player has been able to get behind the wheel of the iconic vehicle in the Arkham franchise – it has previously only appeared in cutscenes. The Batmobile has two modes – pursuit and battle – which can be swapped between at will.

The vehicle can also be controlled via remote control, regardless of the distance between Batman and the car. This will be useful should you get in any tight spots and is also necessary for some of the game’s puzzles.

More of the game will be shown at E3 next week so be sure to check back for updates.

Battlefield 3 is Free on Origin

Battlefield 3, Origin

Battlefield 3 is currently free on Origin. This limited time deal is part of Origin’s “On the House” program which is also offering Plants vs. Zombies  for nothing.

The offer runs til June 3, although EA warns that “On the House specials can appear and disappear at any time”, so snap up these two games while you can.

The Witcher 3 Will Have the Same Content Across All Platforms

The Witcher 3 screenshot

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not feature platform exclusive content according to Marcin Iwinski, co-founder of CD Projekt Red – the game’s developer. Despite this Iwinski hinted at “marketing co-operation” with one platform, though he did not divulge whether this would be with PS4, Xbox One or PC.

Iwinski Said:

We are treating all gamers equally. We’ll not deliver exclusive content to any of the platforms, nor will we artificially delay release of the game on any of the platforms because somebody’s paying us money for that. It’s definitely against our values. We are not doing that.

What we are doing in terms of marketing co-operation, you’ll see that at E3.

The Witcher 3 was featured on Microsoft’s stage at last year’s E3 and the game will be returning to the show this year, though it remains to be seen if it will again be part of Microsoft’s conference.

Iwinski also said that there will be some kind of online connectivity in the game, though this will be in the form of social sharing rather than multiplayer. More details will be revealed “when the time comes”.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set for release in February 2015.

[SOURCE: Eurogamer]

Dragon Age: Inquisition Release Date and Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Dragon Age Inquisition Box Art

The game’s official box art which was unveiled last night

Bioware’s hotly anticipated RPG game Dragon Age: Inquisition has been given an official release date. The third game in the popular series will be hitting stores on October 7 in North America and October 10 in Europe. It will be playable on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. You can see the trailer below.

Bioware will be showing off the game in more detail at this year’s E3 in June.

Footage of Cancelled Darth Maul Game Emerges

Red Fly Studios recently revealed that they were working on a game based on Darth Maul, the mysterious Sith Lord from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Unfortunately the game was cancelled on June 24, 2011 when the project had barely gone beyond the prototype phase.

Red Fly were also behind the development of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 on the Nintendo Wii – the cancelled Maul game was originally set to be a Wii exclusive but soon became a multi-format project. Plot details are scarce (a script writer had yet to even be hired)  but George Lucas apparently requested that the story be told in a ‘buddy cop’ style, with Darth Maul teaming up with Darth Talon. The gameplay would have been a combination of stealth and lightsaber combat. You can see Maul dispatching a group of Mandalorian enemies in the video below.

Red Fly employees believe the cancellation was connected to the sale of Lucasfilm and LucasArts to Disney, as was the case with Star Wars 1313.

There’s more coverage of the game, and some exclusive footage, over at Game Informer.