Author page: Zombie Dude

Hitman: Absolution ‘Contracts Mode’ Now Free for All

Square Enix and IO Interactive have decided to scrap the pass code to access Hitman Absolution ‘Contracts Mode’. New copies do ship with a single-use ‘Contracts Pass Code’, so this would essentially only have affected those who were picking up a pre-played copy. The Hitman Tumblr now reports that the pass will now be free to download for everyone. North American players…

‘The Digital Gamer Undressed’ – first facts about the legal downloader

In its latest analysis, Deals4Downloads.com, the digital deal and price search portal, takes a first look at the digital gamer.

“While we know some facts about the digital market and its business participants, we hardly know anything about the people that really drive this market – the digital gamers”, comments Sebastian Lindig, CEO of Deals4Downloads.

Ninja Theory on the rise as they join TIGA

TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry,today announced Ninja Theory, the Cambridge (UK) based development studio, as its newest member.

TIGA is the trade association representing the UK’s games industry. The majority of their members are either independent games developers or in-house publisher owned developers. TIGA also have games publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and universities amongst their membership. TIGA was awarded ‘Trade Association of the Year’ and the ‘Member Recruitment Award’ at the Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards 2010.

THQ selects award winning label for Darksiders, Red Faction and Homefront albums

Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, today announced that it has entered into a multiple-title licensing agreement with THQ Inc., a leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher, to release the original soundtrack albums for best-selling franchises including Darksiders, Red Faction, Company of Heroes and MX vs. ATV, and upcoming titles including Homefront.

Battle lines drawn in the fight for Strategy GOTY

A wide range of best selling games feature in the nominations list for the Strategy Game of the Year, in the world’s biggest video games awards event, the Golden Joystick Awards.

A universe of different worlds collide in this diverse line-up of contenders. From the bizarre space age strategy of Command & Conquer, to the Napoleonic intrigue of Napoleon: Total War to plant life and zombies in Plant vs. Zombies.