Archive for March 2009
The9 To Develop New MMO
The company that operates World of Warcraft and many other games in China, The9, is to develop its own MMO.
New Everquest II Update Screens
Sony Online Entertainment has released new details of the upcoming update for Everquest II.
Huxley Gameplay Video
A video of the long-awaited FPS MMO hybrid, Huxley, has been shown at the Games Developer’s Conference.
IncGamers March Wrap-Up
Welcome back to the IncGamers monthly wrap up, which the keen-eyed of you may have noticed has been absent recently.
New Operation Flashpoint 2 Gameplay Video And Screens
New gameplay video outlining tactics and covert operations in the new title. Screenshots below:
Warhammer Online: Second Book Released
The second book based on the MMO Warhammer Online is now available to buy from retailers.
Midway Newcastle Working On New Game
Midway Newcastle has confirmed to IncGamers it’s working on a new game and new IP.
New LotRO Screenshots: Spring Festival
Turbine has released five new screen shots to celebrate the in-game event, Spring Festival.
Disney Reveals G-Force Game
Disney Interactive Studios has announced that it will be publishing games based on the forthcoming G-Force movie.They’re on just about every system under the sun, with the 360, PS2, PS3, PC, and Wii versions being developed by Eurocom, while the DS and PSP versions will be handled by Keen Games, whose most recent release is What’s Cooking With Jamie Oliver.Players will control team leader Darwin and surveillance commando Mooch, teaming up with other G-Force members in an attempt to save the world from an army of evil household appliances.
Dead Rising 2 Has Multiplayer, Huge Zombie Hordes (Updated)
A slip at the GDC has revealed that Dead Rising 2 will feature multiplayer, as well as zombie hordes of unprecedented number.IGN were clearly paying attention during a panel regarding the making of Dead Rising 2 at the recent event, as Laura Scholl, product manager of Mental Mill, gave out some news we haven’t heard before.Scholl stated that Dead Rising 2 will be capable of tracking at least 800 separate clothing textures, in order to give the sense that zombies are unique – and with the technology they’re using, players could experience as many as 6000 characters onscreen during multiplayer sessions.We’re assuming this doesn’t mean multiplayer will support 6000 characters, but this does appear to confirm that Dead Rising 2 will feature multiplayer.
Age Of Conan Nominated For Nordic Game Awards
FunCom’s MMO Age of Conan has been nominated for two awards in the Nordic Game Awards 2009.
Dante’s Inferno Also Animated Feature Film
EA are scheduling an animated movie for Dante’s Inferno.It’s unclear whether or not this animated movie is the same movie we’ve previously reported on, but we’d guess not.The team producing the animated feature film is Film Roman – the same group that produced the Dead Space: Downfall animated movie.
UK Chart News
Resident Evil 5 has held on to the top spot in the UK all format chart for another week.It was a good week for Capcom, as its survival horror sequel outsold Wii Fit to hold onto the top spot, with Street Fighter IV making a spirited rise from seven to three.The Vin Diesel action title, Wheelman was the week’s highest new entry, dropping in at number 11.The Top 20 in full:RESIDENT EVIL 5 WII FIT STREET FIGHTER IV PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE CURIOUS VILLAGE WWE LEGENDS OF WRESTLEMANIA FIFA 09 CALL OF DUTY: WORLD AT WAR GRAND THEFT AUTO: CHINATOWN WARS CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE TOM CLANCY’S H.A.W.X.
LotRO Tag Game
Turbine has talked about the mini game within its MMO Lord of the Rings Online, Tag.
Marvel Universe Set For 2012
Marvel Universe is due to hit sometime in 2012.Speaking to MTV Multiplayer Blog, Marvel’s president of worldwide consumer products, Simon Philips, commented that the project is still in the early stages of development, and has no connections to the previously cancelled Marvel MMO.The MMO is set to lead on from the Avengers movie, scheduled in 2012, but isn’t the only MMO that Marvel is looking into.Also on their list is Super-Hero Squad, a simpler MMO aimed at five-to-ten year olds, due out in 2010.
Star Trek Online: New Oslo Class Ship
Cryptic has unveiled a new type of ship that will feature in its upcoming MMO, Star Trek Online.
Multiplayer DLC Planned For Dark Athena
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Dark Athena will be getting bonus multiplayer maps as DLC.Despite the fact that the game has yet to launch, IGN have been told that DLC is already planned.The game ships with 15 maps, and the DLC will reportedly contain five more – although there’s no other information.
Codemasters Signs Rally Talent For DIRT 2
Codemasters has announced it has struck a deal with US rally driver Ken Block for his involvement in the sequel to Colin McRae’s DIRT.
Developer Sheds Light On Alan Wake
Remedy have given out some more details on Alan Wake.According to IGN, Remedy’s head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen spoke to Gamer.no about Alan Wake, and they managed to tease a little more information out of him.As we already know, Alan Wake is a story-based game, described as a “psychological action thriller.” Wake himself is a best-selling writer suffering writer’s block, and so his wife, Alice, takes him to the town of Bright Falls – where things, inevitably, go horribly wrong.
It’s important that we ask ourselves what we actually want from a game before we delve right into it, and although we might individually feel rather immune to the marketing techniques of game publishers, it’s in the box art and blurb that our first impressions are made.
PC Braid Release Delayed
The Braid development blog has announced a slight delay to the PC version’s release.Originally expected on March 31st, the PC release has been slightly delayed until April 10th.
Champions Online Guild Beta Registration Begins
Cyrptic Studios are encouraging guilds to register their guild for the superhero MMORPG Champions Online to take a part in the Beta testing process.MMORPG gamers who are part of a guild simply have to register on the official website, fill in a form and supply their guild’s name, website and a list of email addresses so other guild members can receive an invite.We assume that approved guilds will receive an invite quite quickly as Cryptic state: “Once we do an authenticity check to make sure you’re human and not some kind of malicious cyborg, we’ll hook up the invites and have you and your guild mates playing in no time.”In a guild?
Ten Reasons To Play Protoype Trailer
Need a reason to pick up Radical Entertainment’s Prototype in June?
Batman: Arkham Asylum Gameplay Trailer
Join Sefton Hill, game director at Rocksteady guides you through one of the Challenge Modes from Batman: Arkham Asylum showing off the Invisible Predator gameplay moves in this new video.
Sqaure Enix Eidos Takeover Approved
Today shareholders have overwhelming approved a takeover of Eidos by Square Enix.Eighty five percent of Eidos’ voting shareholders today approved the deal with only one percent opposing the takeover.
Mass Effect 2 "A Great Experience" For Shooter Fans
Mass Effect 2 will be “a great experience” for shooter fans, says Bioware’s Ray Muzyka.Speaking to IGN, Muzyka talked a little bit about Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2, and responded candidly to a question about what improvements the sequel will contain over its predecessor.”There’s a few bigger buckets of things we’re working on,” said Muzyka.
Albatron NVIDIA VGA Cards Bundle EVE Online
Albatron Technology are bundling EVE Online with their current series of NVIDIA VGA cards.EVE Online will apparently come bundled in any card with a specification of a 9400GT or above.
Modern Warfare 2 Loses Call Of Duty Moniker, Finds Date
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has dropped the “Call of Duty” part of its title.Gamecenteronline asked Activision why, and was told “Modern Warfare has taken on such a life of its own, it has become our focus now.” Apparently, it’s “too early to release additional details.”Bizarre.
Colin McRae: DIRT 2 Teaser Trailer
The next installment in the popular Codemasters racing series gets teased in this new trailer.
Stardock On DRM
Stardock has announced it’ll be tackling the piracy and digital rights management (DRM) a little differently to other publishers, hoping to coin a new and effective protection scheme.