Monthly Archives: June 2012

EVE Online livestream: The war in Delve

There’s a war going on in EVE: Online, and we want to see it. We want you to see it too, so we’re livestreaming at twitch.tv/pcgamer. Please understand that our virtual war correspondents may be destroyed. Instantly. [UPDATE] Escorted by … Read the rest of this entry

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Radical Becomes the Latest in a Series of Disheartening Studio Closures

Shortly after reports began to spread earlier today, the news was confirmed: Radical Entertainment is, for all intents and purposes, being closed down. More specifically, Activision plans a “significant reduction in staff” at the Vancouver-based developer which will result in … Read the rest of this entry

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Saturday Crapshoot: Street Fighting Man

Every week, Richard Cobbett rolls the dice to bring you an obscure slice of gaming history, from lost gems to weapons grade atrocities. This week, in sleepy London Town there’s just no place for a street fighting man, no. Luckily, … Read the rest of this entry

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FEMA and National Weather Service launch Wireless Emergency Alert System

While it’s a little later than expected, the free SMS emergency notification system has now gone live. Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages will be delivered to cell towers in affected areas, which will then broadcast them to all compatible devices … Read the rest of this entry

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Battlefield Premium Success Likely to Result in More CoD Elite Imitators

When Battlefield 3 was rumored to be getting a Call of Duty Elite-style service last month, it was not difficult to foresee more franchises following suit, particularly if this one did well. As we learned today, Battlefield Premium is safely … Read the rest of this entry

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Let there be loot: Diablo 3 increases high-end item drop rates

A hotfix just went live in Diablo 3 to significantly boost your chances of finding gear with item levels 61 through 63 (the highest in the game). The change only affects Hell difficulty Act III and forward. Read on for … Read the rest of this entry

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Carrier Command: Gaea Mission coming to North America

Rising Star Games, until now an exclusively console-focused publisher, are teaming with ArmA creators Bohemia Interactive to release the military RTS Carrier Command: Gaea Mission in North America this fall. We’ve been keeping an eye on the game at E3, … Read the rest of this entry

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OP-ED: Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Strikes a Satisfying Balance

After a three-month wait, BioWare has presented the final version of the endings to Mass Effect 3. This is due entirely to the outcry that took place following the release of the game in March. Many players wanted more details … Read the rest of this entry

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Football Manager developer speaks out on Eidos split

It’s one of the great breakups in gaming. Up there with John Romero leaving id Software, or West and Zampella walking out on Activision. The story of how the developers behind Championship Manager, one of the most profitable and successful … Read the rest of this entry

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will feature a futuristic Nuketown map

Nuketown was one of the most popular maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops’ back shooting filling multiplayer, and a favourite of fans. Now an IGN reader has spotted a poster at Irish game store Xtravision that indicates the beloved … Read the rest of this entry

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