Archive for 29 June 2009
Aspyr Media and Mindsgare Studios have announced a new FPS for the PC and 360 called Dreamkiller.Dreamkiller is being touted as a “fast, frantic and mega-bloodbath first-person shooter” that will “take gamers inside the dark and twisted nightmares of tortured souls possessed by unknown forces”.Gamers will take on the role of Alice Drake, a psychologist who has the ability to enter the minds of her patients and battle their inner-most demons haunting their dreams.
Change Your Faction in WoW Incoming
Blizzard is to launch a new service that will enable World of Warcraft players to switch sides from Alliance to Horde.If there was one service we didn’t think Blizzard would implement, it was the ability to change your faction.
AoC: “Hindsight Is An Amazing Thing”
Craig Morrison, game director on Age of Conan, has spoken to IncGamers about the new game mechanics that were introduced in last week’s update, and explained why the game wasn’t shipped this way.
AoC 360 Version “Still Being Worked On”
The Xbox 360 version of Age of Conan is still being developed despite delays, the game director revealed earlier.
AoC Director On Poor Game Launch
Game Director of Age of Conan, Craig Morrison, has spoken about the poor performance of the game after the launch, what Funcom did wrong and how they are resolving the issues.
Sean Cooper Interview On Syndicate
Sean Cooper talks to IncGamers’ Peter Parrish about rumours of a new Syndicate.
WAR Independence Day Celebrations
Mythic has announced a number of Independence Day benefits for US players of Warhammer Online.
Mass Effect 2 Insanity Difficulty Explained
A post on the official Mass Effect forums has explained both the likelihood of how Insanity difficulty will be handled in the sequel, but also the reasons behind it being locked in the original game.Christina Norman, lead system designer, posted on the forums to respond to a question regarding difficulty levels being “arbitrarily” locked, as the first game required you to run through it several times to unlock the highest difficulty.
Lost Planet 2 Demo Sometime Soon?
We may see a Lost Planet 2 demo before too long.Jun Takeuchi, the producer of the alien-blasting third-person shooter, told Famitsu “I think we might be able to offer [the demo] in a little bit,” according to Kotaku.
SWTOR Comic-Con Schedule
BioWare has revealed its schedule for the Comic-Con event in San Diego next month.
The Realities Of BioWare/Mythic Merger
Details have appeared on the reality of what the Mythic/Bioware merger means for both companies.Last week’s merger of the two companies, just as Mark Jacobs left Mythic, took many by surprise.
Hitman 2 Film Ties Into Game
The second Hitman film will contain elements from the forthcoming Hitman 5 game.As previously reported, Kyle Ward is writing the film sequel, but news from Variety indicates that the film will contain story elements from the fifth game.The description Variety give of the film is that “the movie [...] catches title character, Agent 47, at a low point.
UK All Formats Chart
Probably not much of a surprise, but you’ll find that Fight Night Round 4 has found itself at the top of this weeks charts, with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen coming in at number six.
StarCraft II Developers Talk
IncGamers were invited to Blizzard’s multiplayer sneak peek event the third week of June, and besides checking out all the new details of the game, we also had time to talk with the people behind the game, namely VP of game design Rob Pardo, StarCraft II lead producer Chris Sigaty and lead designer, Dustin Browder.
Official StarCraft II Tech Trees
The three official tech trees for StarCraft II have now been revealed by Blizzard.
StarCraft II On Consoles: Zero Chance
In an interview with IncGamers, Rob Pardo, VP of game design at Blizzard revealed StarCraft II has no chance of ending up on consoles.
No LAN In StarCraft II Confirmed
StarCraft II will not have a local area networking (LAN) game mode.
31 New StarCraft Screenshots And Artwork
With the Blizzard multiplayer sneak peek press event, we have received ten screenshots and 21 pieces of building and unit artwork.
New StarCraft II Gameplay Video
A compilation of six new StarCraft 2 gameplay clips from Blizzard’s June 2009 press event in Irvine is now out.