Gaming Timeline

Aion Will Add Three New Classes in 4.0 Update

Aion To Add Four New Classes For 4.0 Update

Another news flash from Gamescom 2012 to torment and tease excited gamers. The developers of Aion announced that they will be adding three new playable classes for the 4.0 game update. The team from Aion is playing their cards close to the vest, as very few other details were forthcoming. What we were able to… Read more »

Fantasy Role Playing Game: The Last Story Released For Wii

The Last Story Debuts on Consoles

Lost in the shuffle of all the big news from Gamescom 2012 this week was the release of the Wii RPG, The Last Story. The game was designed by Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and it made its North American debut with excellent reviews on August 14, 2012. The game also features a musical score… Read more »

Mass Effect 3′s Leviathan DLC Gets A Release Date

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We first heard about Mass Effect 3‘s Leviathan, the game’s first post-launch singleplayer DLC, earlier this month, and now we know when it’s coming out. Over on BioWare’s website, the developer announced that Mass Effect 3‘s Leviathan DLC is headed to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on August 28 with a price tag of… Read more »

New Planetside 2 Trailer Thrills Gamers At Gamescom 2012

SOE Reveals New Planetside 2 Trailer At Gamescom 2012

The anticipation hung in the air at Gamescom 2012 on Wednesday, August 15 when Sony Online Entertainment premiered the new POWER trailer for Planetside 2. Those in attendance at the world’s largest gaming fair in Cologne, Germany were thrilled by the latest video for the long awaited first person shooter. Building on the excitement generated… Read more »

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance To Release February 19, 2013

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Debuts In February

On Wednesday, attendees of Gamescom 2012 were given the first news of the release date for the upcoming action video game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Based on the information in the game trailer that premiered at Gamescom, Raiden and his friends will be back to continue their mayhem on February 19, 2013 in North America… Read more »

Neo Geo Returns For 20th Anniversary With $200 Console

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In the 1990s, you couldn’t get any cooler than the Neo Geo. Twenty years later, the only time you hear about is when someone is reminiscing about their childhood. Well, the Neo Geo is back. SNK Playmore is re-introducing the system for its 20th anniversary. According to PC World, The Neo Geo X Gold is… Read more »

Command & Conquer Generals 2 To Release As A Free-To-Play Game

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Remember Command & Conquer Generals 2, the BioWare Victory-developed, Frostbite 2-powered sequel that was announced back at the VGAs last year? If you answered no, I can’t imagine you’re alone–EA hasn’t said a word since the game’s announcement. That changed this morning as EA passed along some fresh Comand & Conquer Generals 2 news, and… Read more »

Xbox Durango Development Kit Sells On eBay For $20,000

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The new Xbox Durango hasn’t hit store shelves yet. It hasn’t even been announced yet. According to Microsoft, it doesn’t even exist. But that didn’t stop an eBay user from selling the first one for over $20,000 this weekend. According to Plugged In, an Xbox Durgango Development Kit was sold on eBay over the weekend… Read more »

Capcom Announces ‘Remember Me,’ New IP From Dontnod

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Capcom kicked off Gamescom with a bang Tuesday morning when it announced Remember Me, an all-new IP from developer Dontnod Entertainment for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Remember Me is described as being a third-person action-adventure title that takes place in the far-off future of 2084 in a city called Neo Paris. According to… Read more »

Team Fortress 2 Adding A Robot Faction

Team Fortress 2 Adds Robots As The Third Team

Popular free to play, first person shooter Team Fortress 2 will be adding robots as the game’s third faction. The new co-operative mode with allow five players to form a group and take on hordes of very angry robots. Game developer Valve released more information on Monday, as a follow up to the mysterious Grey… Read more »

Battlefield 4 Sticking With Modern Day Setting, DICE Says

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When EA rather nonchalantly announced that Battlefield 4 is coming, we were left with no details whatsoever on the game, apart from the fact that it would have a beta which you could secure access to by pre-ordering Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We still don’t know a great deal about Battlefield 4, DICE general manager… Read more »

Legendary Video Game Artist Paul Steed Dies

Video Game Artist Paul Steed, of Quake Fame, Dies

Legendary video game artist, Paul Steed, has died. His unexpected death was first announced on Saturday by a spokesperson for the gaming program, The Jace Hall Show. Steed had been close friends with the hosts of the show and was also a very popular guest; famous for his memorable interviews. Steed is well remembered for… Read more »

Teen Held At Gunpoint Over Runescape Coin Sale

Teen Held At Gunpoint In Runescape Coin Sale

In a story that was just revealed on Saturday, criminal behavior reached a new level of strangeness, when a Fordham University student was allegedly robbed at gunpoint trying to sell in-game coins for the popular online game, Runescape. It all happened on June 11, 2012, when David Emani attempted to sell 4.7 billion Runescape coins,… Read more »

Blizzard Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary With Special Webpage

Blizzard Celebrates A Major Milestone With A Web Feature

Blizzard is pulling out all the stops to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the gaming industry. To share their joy with all the loyal Blizzard gamers, on August 9, 2012, they added a special feature to the Blizzard website to commemorate the event. There is even a page with a year by year timeline of… Read more »

‘The Secret World’ Is The World’s First Game To Feature TXAA

The Secret World Will Feature TXAA Anti Alisasing

The Secret World is continuing its promise to be a true innovator with the announcement on August 9, 2012 that it would be the world’s first game to feature TXAA anti-aliasing. Funcom, the game’s developer, is working closely with Nvidia to bring the very latest in visual wonders to players of The Secret World. The… Read more »

Release Of Hero Academy Delayed On Steam

Popular Strategy Game Hero Academy Delayed

The release of the popular strategy game, Hero Academy, has been delayed on Steam. The game, which was originally scheduled for an August 8, 2012 debut, will be relaunched on August 16, 2012. The delay was caused by a last minute bug that was only affecting a small percentage of players but the developer, Robot… Read more »

Microsoft Denies That It Admitted To Xbox 720

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Recently, Windows Live General Manager Brian Hall, speaking with The Verge, casually noted that a “new Xbox” is among several products that Microsoft has lined up over the next few years. Considering that was the first time a Microsoft employee acknowledged the existence of the Xbox 360′s successor, the comment took people by surprise. If… Read more »

Grid 2 Announced, Coming Out In 2013

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Last week, Codemasters released a (not-so-subtle) teaser video that suggested news related to 2008′s Race Driver: Grid was on the way. Now we know what that news is. This morning, Codemasters announced that Grid 2, the sequel to the well-received arcade/sim racer hybrid, is finally happening. No specific release date was given, but Codemasters says… Read more »

Here’s Your First Look At Black Ops 2 Multiplayer

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Now that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is just a few months away from release, Activision and Treyarch have decided to finally pull back the curtains on what the game’s hotly anticipated multiplayer will look like by releasing a brand new multiplayer-themed trailer. The debut Black Ops 2 multiplayer trailer is full of action–shooting,… Read more »

New Video Game Releases For The Week Of 8.6.2012 – 8.12.2012

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It will be a busy week for new video games during the week of August 6, 2012 – August 12, 2012, with new games for the PC, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Vita, and PS3. Topping the list is The Amazing Spider-man offering from Beenox, which is now available for PC and consoles…. Read more »

Diablo III: The Dark Side of the Real-Money Auction House

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Most of us could only ever hope to make a few dollars off of Diablo III‘s Real-Money Auction House, but for some Blizzard’s controversial new feature has turned out to be a gold mine–and, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s attracting a growing number of shady characters. For Diablo III player WishboneTheDog, the Real-Money Auction House, or RMAH,… Read more »

Bethesda Reveals The A List Voice Actors For Dishonored

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Friday, August 3, 2012, will go down in gaming history. It is the day Bethesda revealed the A List voice actors For Dishonored. Included among the Hollywood stars, who will give voice to supernatural assassin Corvo Atano’s grim world, are Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (Thelma Louise, Dead Man Walking), Golden Globe winner Brad Dourif… Read more »

Temple Run Reaches 100 Million Downloads

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Temple Run, the addictive game created by the husband-and-wife team of Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, along with artist Kiril Tchangov, celebrated the game’ s one year anniversary by reaching 100 million downloads. The incredibly popular free game from Imangi Studios in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been downloaded for over 68 million iOS and 32… Read more »

Grand Theft Auto V Still Without An Official Release Date

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We were all hoping that Take-Two Interactive would have something new to say about Grand Theft Auto V during the company’s first quarter financial call yesterday, but unfortunately we were left disappointed. The topic of Grand Theft Auto V certainly did come up several times during Take Two’s financial call, but the company didn’t have… Read more »