February 29th, 2012, 12:13 PM

Massive Layoffs at Blizzard

Blizzard announced today that it was laying off 600 employees, though its CEO said that the majority of those laid off were not directly involved in game development. CEO Mike Morhaime stressed the impact on current projects would be minimal, he said the company plans to ship Diablo 3, Blizzard DOTA, as well as expansions for Starcraft [...]

February 20th, 2012, 2:00 PM

Gabe Newell Understands Half-Life Fans’ Frustrations

As a fan made petition calling for Valve to release more information on Half-Life 3 nears 60,000 signatories, Valve’s Big Boss Gabe Newell has announced, anticlimactically, that he understands fan’s frustrations. “It’s pretty frustrating to us when we put them into that situation. We try to go as fast as we can and we try [...]

January 31st, 2012, 9:56 AM

Microsoft Says No New Xbox at E3

Last week a number of details emerged about Microsoft’s next generation Xbox, dubbed the Xbox 720. As Microsoft was mum on details at CES, an official announcement was expected for June’s E3. However according to Cedrick Delmas, marketing director of Microsoft France, all rumours about an announcement are “premature”. In an interview with French online [...]

October 15th, 2011, 10:32 AM

Live From the NVidia Geforce LAN

Your faithful corespondent and our news editor Sam Reynolds, is on-board the USS Hornet and is preparing coverage of Day 2 of the NVidia Geforce LAN as we speak. This event is bringing together more than 600 PC gamers onboard the USS Hornet in sunny California.  Throughout the event’s three days here are some serious prizes up [...]

September 6th, 2011, 1:11 PM

Valve Brings Steam Trading Out of Beta

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) today announced the official launch of Steam Trading. Released in beta a few weeks ago, Steam Trading allows gamers to exchange in-game items and game gifts. The Steam Trading beta began with Team Fortress 2 items and game [...]

September 3rd, 2010, 4:34 PM

PAX 2010: Portal 2 Co-op Gameplay Demo

At PAX, Valve showed off a demo of Portal 2’s co-op mode. Co-op is separate from the main storyline but developers promise each mode will be about twice as long as Portal 1. One of Valve’s goals after feedback from the original game was to formalize co-op after hearing stories about friends working together to [...]

June 9th, 2010, 10:44 AM

Valve Announces Making Games is Hard; Delays Portal 2

In a tongue-in-cheek press release, Valve has announced the delay of Portal 2 and throws water on the rumour fires regarding their E3 “surprise”. Aperture Science, doing business as Aperture Laboratories LLC, in partnership with Valve today announced the successful completion of an ethics-review-panel-supervised release date restructuring process. Portal 2, the sequel to the ground-breaking [...]

May 26th, 2010, 1:12 PM

Aliens vs. Predator DX11 Stand-Alone Benchmark Now Available

New Aliens vs. Predator benchmark gives users the ability to test the mettle of their DX11 hardware with tessellation and advanced shadows without having to purchase the game.  Rebellion, Sega and Twentieth Century FOX have released a detailed, stand-alone DX11 benchmark for the popular Aliens vs. Predator game.  With it, you will be able to [...]