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September 15, 2010

Green Flu – Left 4 Dead ‘Sacrifice’: Part 1 released

Jokes & boycotts aside, Left 4 Dead is still very much alive.  Valve are releasing ‘The Sacrifice’ DLC in October (for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2) and, in typical Valve fashion, they’re doing it in a spectacular way.

This time, we get a humongous comic graphic novel, granularly released over 4 weeks, documenting the aftermath of the military rescue at the end of Blood Harvest, the origin of the plague & the survivors plight.

Episode 1 features Louis.  His first encounter with a zombie is on the loo, which may very well explain his demeanour.

Read it here.

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June 2, 2010

Cecil-icious: Doctor Who: The Adventure Games Episode 1 Released **UPDATED**

The first episode of ‘Doctor Who : The Adventure Games’ (ugh) has arrived for PC (the Mac version is due on the 15th).

If you’re in the UK, you can get it now, whilst everyone else will have to wait for some sort of retail release – details of which might well be forthcoming in July.  In the mean time, some words from Charles Cecil can be read here, including…

So, here we are, with a week to go before release of ‘City of the Daleks’. This week I played through the game many times, looking for minor tweaks that could be made – and then agreeing with the teams at the BBC and Sumo what could and what could not be [...]

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April 8, 2010

Knock Knock – BBC announces episodic Dr. Who games

A decent Doctor Who game has been a long time coming, not least because until ~2005 the licenses owners considered it a lost cause.

Out to rectify that, the BBC have announced that 4 episodic adventures will be released free* as companions to the new series starring Matt Smith.

Developed by perennial British development house Sumo Digital (nee Gremlin Interactive), with collaboration from Charles Cecil, featuring the likenesses of Matt Smith & Karen Gillen and canon stories written by Stephen Moffat ‘n’ co (a first for Doctor Who, which has previously branded all-but-televised material as mere fancruft), the first episode from ‘Doctor Who: The [...]

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March 13, 2010

Portal 2 outed – In other news, Cake Lie still popular meme

Valve have been teasing us with an ARG since releasing mysterious new updates to their fantastic 2007 FPP (that’s First Person Puzzler for you in the back who arrived late – yes, I saw you come in) last month.

Mysterious Transmissions…  Party Escort Submission Positions…  BSODs during GDC presentations…

What could it mean?

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