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.
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.
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.
Smackdown vs. Raw 2009
With regular circus performances on the wane, wrestling stepped in to take its place in modern consciousness. WWE SmackDown vs.
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?
Tom Clancy’s EndWar
Tom Clancy’s EndWar is a game the next generation console has been waiting for.
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.
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.
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.
X3: Terran Conflict
If you’ll forgive the cliché here: space is really big. It’s definitely bigger than, say, a potato.
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.
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.
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.
DC Universe Online
First I’d like you to help us place the background in DC comics chronology, which is very complex.
Guitar Hero: World Tour
Following the defection of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix to MTV, Activision was left playing catch-up.
Golden Axe: Beast Rider
Some two years ago Sega announced that it had acquired San Francisco based developer, Secret Level, for some $15 million.
I hate to depress everyone, but the credit crunch is biting hard, and capitalism is on its knees.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2, Ubisoft’s latest FPS offering, has a lot to live up to.
I have a confession to make: I did not like the first Fable.
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.
Industry Job Interview – The Publisher
Have you ever thought about getting a job in the gaming industry?
Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest
As far as RTS games go, you’d have thought at this stage we’d seen every setting imaginable.
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.
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.
Prince of Persia
IncGamers caught up with Ubisoft’s Montreal team as it readies the latest Prince of Persia game for release.
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.
According to Argentina’s beret wearing pin-up guerrillero, Ernesto Che Guevara, football isn’t just a simple game.
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….
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?
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.