Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Minecraft Experiment, day 18: The Red Sea

When I first started playing Minecraft a few months ago, I played with a rule: if I die, I have to delete the entire world. Now I’m trying to get to hell and back. The diary starts here, and over … Read the rest of this entry

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Free Super Meat Boy update to add level editor and online sharing portal

Super Meat Boy is set to receive a huge free update in the middle of January, adding editing tools that will let players create and share their own levels. A new area called Super Meat World will also be added, … Read the rest of this entry

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Maximum kersplode: Five ridiculous Crysis explosions

Crysis may be a few years old, but it’s still one of the most graphically powerful games you can play. Normally that power is used to render huge islands, armies of panicky Korean soldiers and invading alien forces, but what … Read the rest of this entry

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15 things we want to see in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

I love Oblivion, but not because it was perfect. That and the previous Elder Scrolls game Morrowind were great because they tried more than they could do flawlessly – that’s what made them so liberating compared to a lot of … Read the rest of this entry

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PlanetSide Next beta to launch early next year

Not long ago the President of Sony Online Entertainment managed to not “technically announce” a sequel to the massively multiplayer FPS, PlanetSide. Now he’s revealed that there’s going to be a beta after the game’s official announcement early next year. … Read the rest of this entry

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STALKER: Call of Pripyat mod tools released

As a special New Year’s Eve present, STALKER developers CDC have decided to release the full Software Development Kit for the X-ray 1.6 engine, the force behind the most recent STALKER game, Call of Pripyat. This is the first time … Read the rest of this entry

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Dragon Age 2 dev diary demonstrates tactical combat

Bioware have released a new Dragon Age 2 developer diary showing two different ways players will be able to approach a fight. There’s the hands-on, direct control approach that lets you switch control between different characters and pummel your enemies … Read the rest of this entry

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Patched — an honest second look at Elemental: War of Magic

Last week I played Elemental: War of Magic for the first time in months. And I saw something I had never seen before–a defeat screen. I’ve spent a few days vetting the phonebook-length list of changes made in last week’s … Read the rest of this entry

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Minecraft – PC Gamer UK’s Game Of The Year

Can you dig it? Yes you can. Twelve months of getting square eyes with Minecraft. When we each made up our personal list of favourite games this year, Minecraft was on nearly all of them. It’s a first-person fantasy game … Read the rest of this entry

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Review

If I was going to get a crippling psychological condition brought on by the horror of ceaseless war, I would want it to be from Vietnam. It had all the coolest music, you see. Now, thanks to the hours I … Read the rest of this entry

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