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Sony were offered TitanFall, didn’t take it

I’m taking this with a bit of salt because it’s been posted up on a website I’ve never heard of and doesn’t link anywhere trustworthy. But at the same time it seems plausible, and the info apparently comes from Geoff Keighly's "Final Hours" of Titanfall - so why not take a look.

Evolve: In-depth hands-on

Evolve is one of those games picked up from the smouldering embers of THQ’s demise early last year and I’m increasingly starting to think 2K games made a wise purchasing decision.  You may not recognize its developer, Turtle Rock Studios by name, but you’re almost certainly aware of its biggest game; the co-operative zombie-shooter Left 4 Dead. Evolve takes the basic premise of that, as a co-operative shooter and  - I hate myself for saying this – evolves it. And it’s fun.

36% of all games bought on Steam are never played

The gaming backlog. We all have it, that pile of shame and neglect. Hell, I’ve got one that I’ve barely made a dent in since I started using Steam heavily a few years ago. In fact, I’ve only just started playing Company of Heroes, and I’ve had that game since THQ was alive. And it looks like I’m not the only person with some catching up to do.

Punch crime in these new Batman:Arkham Knight screens

Oh, you think screenshots are your ally. But you merely adopted the teaser screen. I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see proper gameplay until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING! The screenshots betray you, because they belong to me!

Hong Kong Massacre uses zombie stopper weapons

While I was blindly wandering the Internet at 03:36am this morning I stumbled across this prototype trailer for an indie game coming out of Sweden called Hong Kong Massacre.

Star Citizen crosses the $42 million mark,hands out towels

You know, for a game that initially wanted only $500 000 in funding from fans, Star Citizen hasn’t done too badly. The original pledge has been dipped in some gamma radiation, that has allowed it to Hulk-Smash goals all the way to the bank. To the tune of over $42 million now. Naturally, everybody invested in the game now gets a towel.

Watchdogs contains sex, nudity, drugs and alcohol

The latest ESRB rating for Watchdogs has been released and if you are into sex, nudity, drugs, violence and alcohol then you are welcome to pop around this weekend or else you will need to hold out a little longer to get your kicks from Watchdogs which will release soon.

World of Darkness has been cancelled

It feels like World of Darkness, the MMO based on the white wolf’s fictional, gothic universes has been in development for just about ever. Announced in 2006 as part of CCP and White wolf’s merger, it was meant to tie together those universes in one large multiplayer setting, though it seemed to be focused mostly on Vampire: The Requiem with the aim of being “a contemporary vampire simulator.” Doesn’t matter though. 8 years later, and it’s been unceremoniously binned.

A new Skylanders game to be revealed this month

Star Citizen’s Dogfighting in action

At a backers-only event at PAX last week, Roberts Space Industries Chris Roberts showed off the game’s dogfighting module, to the glee of the crowd in attendance. And now, thanks to the magic of the internet you get to watch Star citizen’s dogfighting in action. Be warned: It’s very, very buggy.

Homeworld Remastered gets the mothership of all collector’s editions

Can you hear it? The siren call of a special edition game, packed with all manner of goodies which haven’t been since 1998 in an oversized box? Space strategy is heating up today, with a new Civilization game taking to the stars. But it won’t be alone when a remastered edition of Homeworld arrives. And it’s going to be sporting a very limited edition when it launches.

Crysis (and more!) multiplayer servers shutting

At the end of next month, online gaming server and matchmaking provider GameSpy will be shutting down its servers for good. This will affect every single one of the hundreds of games that utilise the service – with many losing multiplayer functionality completely. Included in the list of games that you’ll no longer be able to play online after 31 May 2014? Crysis.

Counter Strike virtual knife sold for R250 000

[Update] This appears to have been fake. The description in Swedish apparently refers to a different item.  Well it was fun while it lasted

Original story continues

Virtual goods being sold for real money isn’t a new thing and them being sold for ludicrous amounts of money isn’t new either. But I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that someone just paid a quarter of a million Rand ($23850) for a virtual knife in Counter Strike.

Get stabby in Bound by Flame

I’m becoming increasingly intrigued by Bound by Flame. If you played Mars: War Logs from developer Spiders, you’d know that it was an interesting action RPG that with the right amount of polish could have been exceptional. Their previous game, Of Orcs and Men also showed incredible promise. They’re taking another stab at RPG’s with Bound by Flame, a combat-centric, choice-laden RPG in the vein of Kingdoms of Amalur. 

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth officially revealed

SPAAACE, the final frontier! There aren’t too many games these days that have taken to the stars, with new releases cruising in at warp factor nothing. But hold on boys and girls, because Admiral Sid Meir is going to bring some civilisation to the stars.