Archive for 23 June 2009
New Duke Game Revealed, DNF Still In Development?
Developments in the court case surrounding Duke Nukem Forever have revealed that another Duke Nukem game was – and may still be – under production, and development of Duke Nukem Forever is continuing.Apogee’s response to a suit filed against it by Take-Two Interactive last month states “Apogee, Take-Two, and 2K Games entered into an agreement in which Apogee granted 2K Games the exclusive rights to develop and publish a new videogame based upon Apogee’s Duke Nukem franchise [...] The new game was given the working title of ‘Duke Begins’ and is not the same game as the DNF game.”Later points in the document indicate that development on the title has halted.
Warrior Epic Combat Tutorial Video
True Games’ Nick walks players through Warrior Epic’s combat system.http://www.incgamers.com/Videos/744/Warrior-Epic-Combat-Tutorial
LotRO: Scourge of Khazad-Dûm Released
US players of Turbine’s MMO, Lord of the Rings Online, will recieve the latest update to the game client today; Book 8: Scourge of Khazad-Dûm.This large update introduces the Book 8 epic questline, a barter system for First Age Legendary Items, the summer festival and a revamp of the crafting system.
EA CEO Facetiously Advocates Piracy
EA’s CEO, John Riccitiello, has – presumably jokingly – suggested that people pirate more EA games.In an interview with IndustryGamers, Riccitiello commented on the news that The Sims 3 was released into the wilds of the internet prior to release, and is reportedly one of the most pirated games in history.”You identified our secret marketing program!” he joked.
Aion Release Date Revealed
NCSoft’s new MMORPG finally gets a release date.NCSoft has confirmed to IncGamers that their new MMORPG Aion: Tower of Eternity will be released on the 22 September in America and 25 September in Europe.Until today, it had been speculated that the game would see a September release and this confirmation will be welcomed by MMORPG fans who have been looking forward to a final release date, particularly now that the beta process has been ongoing for a while.The game will be available at retail, will also be available as a digital download at NCsoft.com, Direct2Drive, and through Steam.For those that pre-order, there is the opportunity to play in the closed Beta and the following beta dates have been set:Friday, 3rd July to Monday, 6th JulyFriday, 17th July to Monday, 20th JulyFriday, 31st July to Monday, 3rd AugustFriday, 14th August to Monday, 17th August
Tropico 3 Coming To Xbox 360
Kalypso Media has announced the once PC-exclusive Tropico series will be coming to Xbox 360.Tropico 3 sees you taking the role of El Presidente once again as you try to run the island of Tropico.Whether you turn certain parts of the island into a vacation paradise and watch tourists flock there, or turn into a modern industrial nation, you will have to defend your decisions to the people of Tropico.”The Tropico 3 release on the Xbox 360 is a first for Kalypso and marks the beginning of an exciting entry in the console market,” said Stefan Marcinek, global managing director of Kalypso Media.He also confirmed that more titles will be arriving on both the PC and Xbox 360.”Throughout 2010 Kalypso Media have plans to release four titles in tandem on both the Xbox 360 and PC.”With the game being a very keyboard-and-mouse affair on the PC, we wonder whether the transition to Xbox 360 will be a smooth one, as games that have tried this in the past have had mixed success.Both the PC and Xbox 360 versions will be released this September.
New Champions Online Villain Revealed
Cryptic Studios has unveiled another villain in the upcoming superhero MMO, Champions Online.
Game Critics Reveal E3 Awards
The annual Game Critics E3 2009 Awards have now been revealed.Voted for by members of the US gaming press, Unchartered 2 came out on top as best game of this year’s E3.
Konami Lifts Lid On PES 2010
Konami has unveiled the key features in the next Pro Evolution Soccer title, PES 2010.Liverpool’s Spanish striker Fernando Torres will join Lionel Messi on the cover of the next title.”Everyone knows that when it comes to football simulation, Konami’s PES series is by far the most realistic title available,” commented Torres.
Age Of Conan Update 5: Developer Preview
The development team behind the MMO Age of Conan has written up a preview of the upcoming content patch, Update 5.
New Global Agenda Shots
Hi-rez studios has unleashed a batch of new screenshots for their MMO shooter.
Command & Conquer 4 Features?
A survey commisioned by EA has hinted at features that may appear in a new installment of the top selling strategy series.
Age Of Conan Update 5 Preview
The development team behind the MMO Age of Conan has written up a preview of the upcoming content patch, Update 5.In this preview, the team discusses the new zone that will be introduced, Tarantia Commons, and also reviews the item and RPG system update, which changes core mechanics within the game.