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An elderly Jim Peyton would like to get a few things off his chest before he dies – the secrets, the lies, the many battles of youthful days gone by. Also, the huge rocks that just fell on him. As his granddaughter scrambles to pry him out of a cave-in coffin, she's drawn into an epic flashback that beats a season of Dallas, both in terms of length and inopp...

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GameSpy updates: Halo CE to get official patch, Lost Planet 3 evacuating

GameSpy's imminent shutdown means some games are going to lose online functionality in the coming weeks, but Halo: Combat Evolved on PC isn't one of them. Last week we reported third party GameRanger was stepping in with support, but now it turns out an official patch is on the way, preserving the ...

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2014 Writers Guild Awards video game nominees announced

The Writers Guild of America announced the nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing today. The writing teams for five games were nominated for the annual award, as follows: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag Batman: Arkham Origins God of War: Ascensio...

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Lost Planet 3 ships 300,000 units, Dead Rising 3 aims for 1.2 million

Capcom has put a number to the "below expectations" performance of Lost Planet 3, that of 300,000 units shipped worldwide as of the end of September. While that only represents its first month at retail, the shooter sequel developed by Californian studio Spark Unlimited failed to hit performance ta...

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Capcom net income up 20% in Q2, Lost Planet 3 sales below projection

Capcom's net income in Q2 2013 was up 20 percent year-over-year, to 4,950 million yen ($50.4 million). Its overall net sales, operating income and ordinary income also saw increases, while net sales from its digital games business was up 7.2 percent from the previous year, to 37,510 million yen ($3...

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Saints Row 4 marches on in UK charts, A Realm Reborn berths in third

Saints Row 4 maintains its reign in the UK plains for another week, seeing off a number of new releases including Square Enix phoenix (down) A Realm Reborn. The resurrection of MMO Final Fantasy 14 debuts in third, just behind Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Outside the top ten, Massive Shock: a Grass...

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Metareview: Lost Planet 3

We said Lost Planet 3 is a "game about attempting to get on with it and failing miserably." So, let's get on with it... Game Trailers (77/100): "It's true that a lot of the game feels standard issue; nothing's really broken but there's certainly a bit of awkwardness. In the end playing Lost Plan...

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Lost Planet 3 review: How I Met Your Mothra

An elderly Jim Peyton would like to get a few things off his chest before he dies – the secrets, the lies, the many battles of youthful days gone by. Also, the huge rocks that just fell on him. As his granddaughter scrambles to pry him out of a cave-in coffin, she's drawn into an epic flas...

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Lost Planet 3 Video Preview

As a prequel to Capcom's ice-cracking shooter series, Lost Planet 3 will disintegrate the mysteries that have dogged us since 2006's Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. Why do the snarling inhabitants of planet E.D.N. III insist on flaunting their weakpoints? Why don't astronomical objects stop and a...

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Lost Planet 3 trailer is a survivor's monologue

Here we see another missed opportunity to use Destiny's Child's 2001 hit, "Survivor," in a video game trailer. When will those marketing departments ever learn?...

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Sony-sponsored 'EToo' event in London is an alternate to E3

Londoners not attending E3 this year have a video game-centric event of their own to attend called "EToo." EToo was announced as an alternative to E3 with both Sony and PlayJam's GameStick headlining the event as sponsors. The event's press release noted that over 30 developers will show off their ...

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