Dec 17, 2007
If you've been hmming and ahhing over whether to buy CD Projekt's RPG The Witcher, then this demo may help you decide.
A 1.97GB taster just released lets you play the "first part of the prologue in which the seeds of the story are sown and the white-haired Witcher Geralt learns the rudiments of combat," says Atari, the game's publisher.
"The prologue is followed by the entirety of Act 1, during which Geralt of Rivia will see the first threads of the story weave their web around
Dec 10, 2007
In 2008, Blizzard will unleash the next wave of its World of Warcraft attack on the globe with the release of the fully localized Russian version.
Russian joins current officially supported European languages English, French, German and Spanish.
An official Russian WoW website is in the pipe and Blizzard is to reveal details on migration plans for existing Russian players closer to the release next year.
"Considering the scale and enthusiasm of the Russian community, we
Dec 7, 2007
In celebration of all things Christmas Blizzard is adding new features to its annual World of Warcraft Winter Veil event, which kicks off on December 15.
In addition to the WoW standard snowball fights and other general silliness, this year players will be able to turn their flying mounts into flying reindeer thanks to The Preserved Holly. This item is acquired by completing special holiday quests.
On top of that, puckering up for a Winter Reveller NPC this year will reward you
Dec 6, 2007
World in Conflict players will soon be able to download a new multiplayer map for the RTS, thanks to developer Massive Entertainment.
The new map, Countryside, is a Domination map and Massive says it's "unique in the sense that it has been created entirely post-release of World in Conflict."
Currently Countryside only has a "coming soon" release date, but we imagine it'll be with us in the next few days. When it does, the download with be available via Massgate, Massive
5th Dec, 2007
You might have read last weeks story on how Texan police have used the promise of free Xbox 360s to lure fugitive crimials out of hiding. While its a downright hilarious example to round off the year with, 2007 has been crammed like an over-crowded prison with tales of videogame-related crime.
Of course, were not talking about games themselves inciting violent outbursts in those who play them (Calm down Jack!). No, rather this year has seen a staggering amount of crime stories
Dec 4, 2007
Modders keen to let creative juices flow with Massive Entertainment's World in Conflict will be overjoyed to hear the developer's finally released a mod kit.
"The mod kit, along with the already-released map tool, WicEd, makes all aspiring modder's dreams come true," declares Massive.
"With a wide assortment of different tools, the mod kit lets gamers create just the mods they like, be it a small balancing mod with tweaks on unit stats or a full-blown total conversion mod.
3rd Dec, 2007
The industry is still shaking from the earthquake announcement of Vivendi and Activision's merger today, but gamers themselves are going to have a lot of questions too. Both companies hold their fair share of much-loved franchises, several of which have extremely radid fanbases, so worry is going to be high as to what the deal is really going to mean.
It seems accepted human 'wisdom' that any change is a change for the worse, and in gaming any alteration in the corporate status
Nov 29, 2007
Auto Assault developer NetDevil has released the Unreal Engine 3-powered first-person shooter Warmonger, Operation: Downtown Destruction for FREE.
"Warmonger," state the studios, "pushes the limits of destruction technology where game environments can be shaped and manipulated by players at will.
"Taking full advantage of AGEIA's PhysX card combined with Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 (UE3), the powerful game mechanics combine high performance action and stunning fluid and cloth
Nov 20, 2007
Humorous World of Warcraft commercials keep on coming. But Blizzards latest adverts for their ultra popular MMO take the cake. Witness the power of Mr. Ts Night Elf Mohawk and William Shatners Shaman.
Below: We bet you didnt know Mr. T was pretty handy with computers
Below: William Shatner expresses his love for
Nov 8, 2007
RPG The Witcher's script has suffered "drastic" cuts and parts - including strong swear words - hacked away in its translation to the English language from the Polish original.
"Yes, it's true. My writing partner and I worked on the English adaptation of the script (based on the translation from the Polish script). It was edited down considerably, not because of censorship, though", writer Sande Chen has said in response to the translation issues pointed out by - in some cases