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Archive for 2008


LOTRO: Mines of Moria

IncGamers caught up with Turbine’s Jeffrey Steefel as he prepares for the launch of the Mines of Moria expansion for Lord of the Rings Online.

By Paul Younger | 14 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Call of Duty: World at War

Treyarch doesn’t have it easy. The California-based developer’s track record is worse than Elton John’s back catalogue and, according to the vitriol flying around games forums, it is regarded by many as Infinity Ward’s dumber, slightly special cousin. Of course, it hasn’t done itself too many favours either.

By Paul Younger | 14 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

FIFA Manager 09

Having nudged the critical swingometer towards FIFA 09 in the Pro Evolution Soccer vs FIFA wars, EA Sports now fancies its chances in the management arena.

By Paul Younger | 12 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Smackdown vs. Raw 2009

With regular circus performances on the wane, wrestling stepped in to take its place in modern consciousness.  WWE SmackDown vs.

By Paul Younger | 12 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Valkyria Chronicles

Have you ever stood there gawping at the fine detail and gracious strokes of a Monet at the British Museum, only for you to suddenly realise that the person you’re passing such eloquent comment to is in fact a random stranger?

By Paul Younger | 11 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Tom Clancy’s EndWar

Tom Clancy’s EndWar is a game the next generation console has been waiting for.

By Paul Younger | 10 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Gears of War 2

“Bigger, better and more badass” was the promise from Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski (or Dude Huge if you’re a fan of ludicrous monikers) when talking about Gears of War 2.

By Paul Younger | 7 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Red Alert 3

Red Alert 3 (RA3) is the latest game from EA LA that puts you back in the command seat for some destructive fun.

By Paul Younger | 7 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

NBA Live 09

Since the NBA franchise is not exclusive, EA has had to compete against other publishers such as 2K Sports and Sony in the console world for the NBA basketball experience.  2K Sports has been a consistent leader in the space but EA is trying its hardest to dethrone the champ.  We saw a big improvement with last year’s NBA Live 08.  It wasn’t perfect but it finally became a worthy competitor to the NBA 2K series.  This year EA dishes out some new features in its efforts to pull ahead of 2K Sports.  Let’s see if they have succeeded or not.

By Paul Younger | 5 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

X3: Terran Conflict

If you’ll forgive the cliché here: space is really big. It’s definitely bigger than, say, a potato.

By Paul Younger | 3 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

The Political Machine 2008

With America on the brink of its most important election since the last one, Kalypso’s The Political Machine arrives just in time for you politics fans (anyone?) to take part in your own fantasy election before the GOP steals the real one on Tuesday night.  That’s right folks; satire is the soup du jour at Chez IncGamers.

By Paul Younger | 3 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Nippon Line 3/11

Welcome to a special edition of the Nippon Line, where I tell you all you need to know about the weekend’s Japanese DSi launch and the system itself.

By Paul Younger | 3 Nov 2008 | Comments Off

Dead Space

Scary games are a rare breed these days.  Sure we get a few cheap shocks here and there (*cough* Doom 3) and the odd unsettling moment but they can’t quite live up to the atmospheric horror of games like System Shock 2 or the original Silent Hill.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

DC Universe Online

First I’d like you to help us place the background in DC comics chronology, which is very complex.

By Paul Younger | 29 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Guitar Hero: World Tour

Following the defection of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix to MTV, Activision was left playing catch-up.

By Paul Younger | 29 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Some two years ago Sega announced that it had acquired San Francisco based developer, Secret Level, for some $15 million.

By Paul Younger | 28 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Fallout 3

I hate to depress everyone, but the credit crunch is biting hard, and capitalism is on its knees.

By Paul Younger | 28 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2, Ubisoft’s latest FPS offering, has a lot to live up to.

By Paul Younger | 23 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Fable II

I have a confession to make: I did not like the first Fable.

By Paul Younger | 22 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Fracture

Picture Red Faction’s wall-busting GeoMod technology as re-imagined by TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh while he’s shooting Haze rejects with spud guns, and you’ll get not only a flavour of Fracture’s one and only innovation, but also an indication of where the game ultimately falls down.

By Paul Younger | 20 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Industry Job Interview – The Publisher

Have you ever thought about getting a job in the gaming industry?

By Paul Younger | 17 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest

As far as RTS games go, you’d have thought at this stage we’d seen every setting imaginable.

By Paul Younger | 16 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

FIFA ’09 10 vs 10 Online

IncGamers’ Andy Alderson spent a week online with FIFA 09’s new Be a Pro 10 vs 10 mode and, having seen the best and worst it has to offer, here are the three games that stood out.

By Paul Younger | 15 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

G1 Jockey 4 2008

It’s easy to see how horseracing games are overlooked; it’s not the most pivotal standard-setting genre, and as per other horse racers there’s no graphical splendour to excite the public, just drab green fields, hedgerows, headache inducing jerseys and a central view of a small man’s rear.

By Paul Younger | 14 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Prince of Persia

IncGamers caught up with Ubisoft’s Montreal team as it readies the latest Prince of Persia game for release.

By Paul Younger | 10 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Trojan Hero UNPLAYED

Before we continue, we’d like to make it clear that Lee Tharjick is his own entity and that the views portrayed in this article, are the thoughts of Lee Tharjick and not that of IncGamers.

By Paul Younger | 9 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

FIFA ’09

According to Argentina’s beret wearing pin-up guerrillero, Ernesto Che Guevara, football isn’t just a simple game.

By Paul Younger | 8 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Two Worlds Epic Edition

Two Worlds: EPIC edition is a repackaging of the original Two Worlds with the add-ons ‘Tainted Blood’ and ‘Curse of Souls’ included automatically.  Useful collation or shameless marketing trick?  I’ll let you decide.  As for the game, well like this review, you’re either gonna love it or hate it.  Let me tell you why….

By Paul Younger | 8 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942

IncGamers’ Peter Parrish takes aim at Steel Fury in this hands-on with Lighthouse Interactive’s new tank sim.Hitler or Stalin, who’s your favourite?

By Paul Younger | 7 Oct 2008 | Comments Off

Legendary Interview

Atari’s new FPS Legendary aims to bring something new to the genre through its intriguing mix of secret societies, myhthical beasts and modern settings.

By Paul Younger | 7 Oct 2008 | Comments Off