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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

07-04-2011

[Update: It looks like Second Encounter is 80 percent off, which is not what we were originally told, but... cool! You can grab it for $3.99. Thanks to BrandonUndead for the heads up.] Croatia-based Croteam isn't celebrating ...


 

Deus Ex: Human Reovlution

07-05-2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is set in an alternate future where the debate over human augmentation has escalated into rioting and violence as those against tampering with humanity fight proponents of progressive science. ...


 
7

Puzzle Agent 2

07-06-2011

There are a few different philosophies that developers subscribe to when making a sequel. Some make wild design changes, some make iterative improvements, and some leave the basic pieces intact while expanding the narrative.&...


 

Torchlight

07-06-2011

According to Runic Games, Torchlight has surpassed an impressive one million sales across PC, Mac, and Xbox Live Arcade. That's a helluva lot of clicking going on. The game is fun, no question, but who knew people were still ...


 

Civilization World

07-07-2011

2K Games has just announced that they've launched Sid Meier's Civilization World on Facebook. It's strategy gaming gone social. You can get started here. You start out by growing your own city in Civ World. You'll later be ab...


 
4

Proun

07-08-2011

Just look at those balls! Those beautiful, magnificent balls, zipping through those abstract planes of color and geometric shapes!  Proun is a beautiful and clever visual feast that deserves to be displayed in a museum -...


 

The Sims

07-08-2011

Videogames provide the perfect tools for pure escapism or utter powerlessness. As a fully interactive media, the player can be as involved as the developer in the fate of our characters, or we can be utterly impotent in swayi...


 

Men Of War: Condemned Heroes

07-08-2011

If you like your real-time strategy games to have a historical basis and a distinctly Eastern European flavor, then developer 1C has got you covered. Men of War: Condemned Heroes will be the next installment of its popular WW...


 

The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles

07-09-2011

How much “YAR!” can you handle?  The Sims Medieval came out back in March and as we might have seen with other Sims games, we have a new expansion ready to roll out in Pirates and Nobles. As the title impli...


 

Portal

07-11-2011

Dark Horse Comics will be putting out a 304-page comic book featuring a selection of "Steam-powered" stories this November. Left 4 Dead's The Sacrifice, a previously published online comic, will headline the book, and it'll b...


 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

07-11-2011

During the EA Summer showcase, the newest entry to the Harry Potter videogame series was available to check out just before it becomes available this Tuesday. In this final chapter of the story, you must save the world and yo...


 

Octodad

07-11-2011

Hopefully you've played Octodad, the indie game where you take control of an octopus trying to be a person. Simple tasks become impossible challenges when filtered through the game's crazy controls, resulting in you hilari...


 

Project Blackout

07-12-2011

Project Blackout, an MMO of the  first-person shooter variety, is a free-to-play game by SG Interactive (formerly Ntreev). As is the case with FPS games, there is a lot of killing with a variety of weapons, but this gam...


 

Dawn of War III

07-12-2011

When pressed for news on Dawn of War III, Relic marketing manager James McDermott was surprisingly up front about the direction of the new Warhammer 40,000 strategy title. Some of it's been said before by THQ's Danny Bilson, ...


 

gratuitous tank battles

07-13-2011

I have to admit that I love me a good tank battle. Shredding treads and busting out armor-piercing rounds on some underarmored fools is my idea of a good time. In fact, that I don't care if there's no context. Just gimme a ta...


 
3.5

Garshasp

07-13-2011

There are few things in this world that allow people worldwide to connect at a human level, and learn from each other's cultures, more than entertainment. Cinema can show us humanity wherever it is filmed, and games can teach...


 

Civilization

07-13-2011

It's one thing to teach a computer how to play another game. It's a completely different story to try and make it learn the game on its own by reading the manual. Some rather smart folks over at MIT decided to see how well a computer could learn to comprehend new tasks from reading text. As a test, they decided to see if it could learn to play Civilization.


 

Lord Of The Rings Online: Rise Of Isengard

07-14-2011

Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine has released a batch of screenshots for its expansion Rise of Isengard, including new concept art of the mighty Draigoch, an enemy that will require a band of 24 players to take down...


 

Star Wars Galaxies

07-14-2011

With the imminent launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic, fans of the long-running Star Wars Galaxies MMO were saddened by the news that the game is being shut down at the end of the year. There have been questions as to why n...


 
8

Two Worlds II

07-15-2011

Topware Interactive is releasing Two Worlds II: Velvet Game of the Year Edition on October 18 and yes, there is velvet.  The velvet covers the entire box -- black for PC and Mac, red for Xbox 360 and PS3 -- along with me...


 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

07-15-2011

Some games never die because of the love fans have for them, and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is one of those games. A new fan patch -- apparently from a series of "proper" ones -- was released this week, bring it to ...


 

Team Fortress Arcade

07-18-2011

Eric Ruth, whom you might know from the Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead, DJ Hero, and Halo games, is working on a new title that might be relevant to your interests. Just maybe. It's what Team Fortress 2 could've been like had it a...


 

Darksiders 2

07-19-2011

In my preview for Darksiders II, I mentioned Death's Ghost Hook weapon which helps you navigate around levels or attack enemies. What I didn't mention was that you don't start off with the Ghost Hook right away so you won'...


 

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

07-19-2011

New DLC has been announced for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution. Just like the previous The Dark Angels DLC, it will give you a bunch of new models for the major units and new color schemes for the others. Excep...


 

Rocketbirds: Revolution

07-19-2011

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, which has been around for a while under the name Rocketbirds: Revolution, is getting a port over to the PSN and will be out either late 2011 or early 2012. The game is currently available for ...