RPG archive

  • GOG.com launches public beta
    Gaming

    GOG.com launches public beta

    By 24 October 2008

    GOG.come has launched its public beta, and is offering all your favourite PC games from back in the day. The website, which stands for "Good Old Games", features favouritges such as Earthworm Jim, Freespace and Gothic, not to mention the Fallout games....

  • Fable II - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Fable II - Xbox 360 review

    By 24 October 2008

    Peter Molyneux is back, this time with a follow up to the 2004 hit, Fable. But can a new version, aptly named Fable II, capture our gaming hearts once again? We get playing to find out. Claimed as a sequel to the original game, Fable II is about as much...

  • Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"
    Gaming

    Dutch teenagers get convicted for "virtual theft"

    By 23 October 2008

    Two teenagers from Holland have been convicted of stealing virtual items in the children's MMO, RuneScape. Yes, its seems gone are the days where bullies would steal your lunch money - the 14 and 15-year-old culprits instead pressured a 13-year-old boy...

  • LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO
    Gaming

    LucasArts confirms Star Wars MMO

    By 22 October 2008

    LucasArts and BioWare have confirmed that a new Star Wars MMO is being developed for the PC. Called Star Wars: The Old Republic, we've been told to expect "immersive storytelling" and "dynamic combat" and interestingly, "intelligent companion characters"....

  • Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC
    Gaming

    Beta details released for Call of Duty 5 PC

    By 22 October 2008

    Details have been announced for the Call of Duty: World at War PC beta, and it seems that you simply have to be registered on the official website to take part. Although there has been no specific start date announced yet, the site says that "all registered...

  • Early NXE access for some Xboxers?
    Gaming

    Early NXE access for some Xboxers?

    By 21 October 2008

    Xbox Live's insider Major Nelson has given some hints in his latest podcast that some Xboxers may get the chance to give the New Xbox Experience a spin before its official release date on November 19th. During his show, Major Nelson said: "You want to...

  • Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles
    Gaming

    Sacred 2 delayed until Q1 2009 on consoles

    By 20 October 2008

    Anyone looking forward to the release of Sacred 2 on Xbox 360 or PS3 is going to have to wait a little longer than expected. Koch Media has said that the release of the game for the two next-gen consoles has slipped to Q1 2009, but gave no reason for...

  • New Final Fantasy game coming to Wii and DS
    Gaming

    New Final Fantasy game coming to Wii and DS

    By 6 October 2008

    Square Enix has confirmed that it is working on a new Final Fantasy title, exclusively for Nintendo Wii and its handheld sibling, the DS. Shonen Jump magazine first held news of the new game, rumoured to be titled Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes...

  • Sacred 2 PC demo released
    Gaming

    Sacred 2 PC demo released

    By 30 September 2008

    Ascaron has released a PC demo for Sacred 2, but left 360 and PS3 gamers to wait for the game's full release. The demo will allow you to have a test run around the lands of the High Elves as Seraphim, or take on the guile of Shadow Warrior, High Elf,...

  • Korg turns Nintendo DS into synthesiser
    Gaming

    Korg turns Nintendo DS into synthesiser

    By 3 September 2008

    A new "game" for the DS sees it make the change from a games console into a music-making tool, as one of the world-famous Korg synthesisers makes its way onto Nintendo's handheld. Korg DS-10 provides a fully functional, complete synthesiser on the DS...

  • Space Siege - PC review
    Gaming 2 out of 5

    Space Siege - PC review

    By 26 August 2008

    All PC gamers should be aware of a title by the name of Dungeon Siege. A traditional dungeon crawling RPG at heart, it managed to build on its simplistic point and click style of hack and slash gameplay and be one of the most thoroughly addictive titles...

  • Too Human - Xbox 360 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Too Human - Xbox 360 review

    By 19 August 2008

    Too Human is an RPG that mixes Norse mythology with a sci-fi take, but can the all action game from Silicon Knights be the blockbuster it’s hoping it will be? We get battling the forces of evil to find out. The storyline goes something like this: set...

  • BioWare "looking at" more DLC for Mass Effect
    Gaming

    BioWare "looking at" more DLC for Mass Effect

    By 11 August 2008

    BioWare boss Greg Zeschuk has said the company is looking into more downloadable content for action role-playing game, Mass Effect. When asked directly in a recent interview about more DLC, Zeschuk simply replied: "We're talking about that. You know how...

  • Xbox boss says console success secured FFXIII
    Gaming

    Xbox boss says console success secured FFXIII

    By 8 August 2008

    Albert Pennello, Xbox's global marketing director, believes the success of the Xbox 360 is the main reason the console has managed to secure FFXIII - a game previously exclusive to PlayStation. The news comes from a fresh interview that has surfaced from...

  • Release date announced for Fable 2
    Gaming

    Release date announced for Fable 2

    By 8 August 2008

    Lionhead Studios has announced that Fable 2 will be available on European shelves on October 24th, and also released details on the Limited Edition copy of the game. Anyone lucky enough to get their hands on the Limited Edition version will get a few...

  • Fallout 3 wins Best in Show in E3 awards
    Gaming

    Fallout 3 wins Best in Show in E3 awards

    By 5 August 2008

    Fallout 3, the popular RPG from Bethesda, has been awarded the E3 Best in Show award by a panel of more than 30 press outlets. The Games Critics Awards look into various gaming categories, with the only criteria being that the game must have been played...

  • Nintendo sues five Japanese firms
    Gaming

    Nintendo sues five Japanese firms

    By 29 July 2008

    Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against five companies in Japan which imported equipment that enables illegal game programs to be played on the Nintendo DS, such as the R4 cartridge. The company is aiming to put a stop to the marketing, sale and importing...

  • POP creator happy with new game direction
    Gaming

    POP creator happy with new game direction

    By 28 July 2008

    The creator of Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, has given his approval to the new POP game that is being developed by Ubisoft. Mechner isn't working on the game, due out on the PS3, 360 PC and DS at Christmas, but has said that he's happy that Ubisoft...

  • Unlock all classes in Too Human demo
    Gaming

    Unlock all classes in Too Human demo

    By 24 July 2008

    A simple workaround has been uncovered in the Too Human demo that allows access to all classes found in the full game, besides the Champion. If you fancy getting a bigger taste for the game than you first thought, disconnect from the internet and, in...

  • Splinter Cell sequel delayed until 2009/10
    Gaming

    Splinter Cell sequel delayed until 2009/10

    By 24 July 2008

    The next instalment in the Splinter Cell franchise has been delayed, and now won't be released until April next year at the earliest. The news was announced to Ubisoft investors alongside the firm's Q1 2008/09 sales. The publisher said: "Tom Clancy's...

  • Penny Arcade Adventures heading for PS3
    Gaming

    Penny Arcade Adventures heading for PS3

    By 24 July 2008

    Hothead Games has announced that it is developing a PS3 version of its game, Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, to debut on PSN by autumn 2008. Previously only available on PC and Xbox 360, Hothead's CEO Vlad Ceraldi has...

  • Sony dismisses cross-platform FFXIII
    Gaming

    Sony dismisses cross-platform FFXIII

    By 23 July 2008

    PlayStation marketeer Peter Dillie has been playing down the fact that Final Fantasy XIII is going cross-platform. A traditionally PlayStation franchise, Dillie said he believes players used to playing it on the Sony platform will stay true to it with...

  • Paramount to make girly film favourites into games
    Gaming

    Paramount to make girly film favourites into games

    By 22 July 2008

    Paramount is powering its way into the games market with titles based on popular girls films Clueless, Mean Girls and Pretty in Pink. In association with Legacy Interactive, the titles will be cheap and downloadable, and available in the States at the...

  • EA will "lead the charge" with online games
    Gaming

    EA will "lead the charge" with online games

    By 21 July 2008

    EA Sports boss Peter Moore has said that he thinks we will all be playing games online within five years. Moore warned that if the games industry does not move with the times, then it could end up like the music industry. "You're talking to a company...

  • Dragon Age to make move to consoles
    Gaming

    Dragon Age to make move to consoles

    By 15 July 2008

    It seems Dragon Age could be making its way onto consoles at some point, according to BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk. Speaking at EA's press conference, Zeschuk was showing dark fantasy RPG, Dragon Age: Origins, when he mentioned a move over to consoles...