Ominous Doom Clock

Splash Damage reveal numbers 11 and 29, existence of new game heavily implied

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Brink and Enemy Territory developers Splash Damage have updated their website with the image you see above, featuring a mysterious logo and two - count them, two! - instances of the numbers eleven and twenty nine. Based on the fact that we use full stops and colons to separate days from months and hours from minutes respectively, the only logical interpretation is that something important is going to happen at twenty nine minutes past eleven on the eleventh day of the twenty-ninth month. But what could it be? And, perhaps more importantly: what year?


Black Mesa Source release date revealed, high-res headcrabs due in 11 days

Tom Senior at

September 14 is the release date for the first build of one of the most long-awaited mods of all time. The Black Mesa project remakes Half-Life in Valve's Source engine with prettier textures and lighting. Gordon's beard is now super high-res and headcrabs are 20% prettier.

The first release "will include our re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core," according to project leader Carlos Montero, writing on the Black Mesa forums. "We believe this is a great way to provide a complete-feeling 8-10 hour experience with a solid ending, make our fans happy and help us make the best overall game possible."


Baldur's Gate site gets mysterious countdown

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A countdown has appeared on the mysterious Baldur's Gate teaser site we mentioned a few weeks back. There are just four and a half hours left on the clock at the time of writing, which means we'll soon know what all this is about. But what could it be? A HD remake? A re-release for iPads and mobiles, a new game entirely? We can only speculate for now. Hopefully we'll get some answers when that clock hits zero at 7pm GMT/ 3pm EST / 12pm PST.