Gaming Timeline

2012 VGAs: ‘The Phantom Pain’ Revealed


Spike kicked off the 2012 VGAs with a bit of a bang with the reveal trailer, which featured 100 percent in-engine footage, of an all-new IP called The Phantom Pain from developer Moby Dick Studios. The trailer starts off in a hospital, with a character–whose perspective the video follows–lying on a hospital bed. The character… Read more »

Creative Assembly Signs Deal To Make ‘Warhammer’ Games


The Creative Assembly, the development studio behind the Total War franchise, recently branched off from its long-running strategy franchise to work on an as-yet unseen Aliens game. Now, it seems the studio has plans to branch out even further. This week, Creative Assembly announced that it has signed a deal to make more than one… Read more »

‘Guild Wars 2’: A Solid MMO In Search Of An End Game

Guild Wars 2 Lacks An End Game

It is hard to dislike Guild Wars 2. The game has wonderful graphics, strong characters, and probably the smoothest and most enjoyable leveling experience ever seen in an MMO. The crafting is fun and useful, the economy is working as intended, and even the item shop works well without unbalancing the game. When I first… Read more »

‘Far Cry 3’: Review Roundup


Ubisoft’s tropical themed, open-world first-person shooter, Far Cry 3, is now available worldwide, and we imagine that a good number of you have already immersed yourself in the game’s pirate-laden world. But if you were holding off on purchasing it until you heard from the critics, we’ve got you covered. Based on what critics are… Read more »

‘Resident Evil 6’ DLC To Add Three New Modes


On Tuesday, Capcom announced that Resident Evil 6 will soon be getting a fresh helping of downloadable content that adds in three new modes. The Resident Evil 6 DLC adds in three new modes: Predator, Survivors, and Onslaught. Each mode will be available for purchase individually at a price point of 320 Microsoft Points each… Read more »

‘StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’ Getting New Groups System


Blizzard has been making an effort to expand the community aspect of 2.0 for the upcoming release of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm as evidenced by the recently-announced clan support and overall improved user interface. Taking it a step further than that, Blizzard revealed in a post on the StarCraft II website that… Read more »

‘Darksiders II’ DLC Pits Death Against The Demon Lord Belial


If you needed an excuse to revisit Darksiders II, now you have one. On Monday, THQ and developer Vigil Games announced that the latest round of Darksiders II DLC, dubbed “The Demon Lord Belial,” will be making its way to PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 tomorrow. The latest DLC for Darksiders II is included… Read more »

‘Skyrim: Dragonborn’ DLC Details Reportedly Leaked


Over the weekend, details on Skyrim‘s upcoming “Dragonborn” DLC surfaced online, providing quite a few juicy details on the new items, areas, abilities, and the story of the latest expansion. The new information comes from The Outhousers, who compiled tidbits of leaked information from Reddit and other sources. Perhaps the most interesting piece of information… Read more »

‘Crysis 3’ PC System Requirements Revealed


Crytek has built up a bit of a reputation for making beautiful PC games that require top-end hardware to run on the highest settings, and that isn’t set to change much with Crysis 3. Over the weekend, Crytek revealed what sort of hardware your PC will need to be packing in order to play Crysis… Read more »

‘Project Blackstone’ Domain Registered By Blizzard


Blizzard is known to be working on an all-new MMO called Project Titan, but the developer has kept any information regarding the game under close guard. That hasn’t changed, sadly, but a new development has popped up. Website Fusible recently noticed that Blizzard registered the domain The domain was previously owned by a man… Read more »

‘PlayStation All-Stars’ Patch Adds New Item, Nerfs Sackboy


PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment announced on its blog that a new patch for the recently-released brawler is due out around early next week. The post says that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale patch 1.02 will fix a few bugs, add in a few features, and improve the quality of network performance. In addition,… Read more »

‘Halo 4’ Crimson Map Pack Adds Three New Maps, New Mode


A new map pack for Halo 4 is set to release on Xbox Live starting December 10, Microsoft announced on Thursday. As usual, the map pack will run you 800 Microsoft Points. Included in the War Games season pass, the Crimson map pack is the first of three map packs for Halo 4. Crimson adds… Read more »

‘Black Ops 2’ Bests ‘Halo 4’ In Latest Xbox Live Charts


The Call of Duty franchise hasn’t had much trouble maintaining its top spot on the Xbox Live usage charts over the past several years, and it looks like that isn’t changing anytime soon. On Wednesday, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson released the latest Xbox Live usage charts, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is resting… Read more »