Archive for June 2009
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.
Rhianna Pratchett Interview
Tamer Asfahani sits down with Rhianna Pratchett, lead writer of Overlord 2 and Mirror’s Edge.
Rhianna Pratchett Interview
IncGamers caught up with Rhianna Pratchett, lead writer of Overlord II to talk about the story in the upcoming sequel.
Final Fantasy XIV Beta In September?
Fans of the Final Fantasy series might be in for a treat sooner than expected, as speculation about the upcoming MMO, FFXIV, places the beta in September.
New Champions Online Screenshots
Cryptic has released ten new screenshots of its upcoming superhero MMO, Champions Online.Check out the images below to see various heroes battling evil with a wide range of weapons and abilities.
ArmA II Finds American Publisher
ArmA II will be receiving a US retail release courtesy of publisher Got Game Entertainment.ArmA II’s developer, Bohemia Interactive, today announced their partnership with Got Game, which will see the highly anticipated military sim hitting American store shelves next month.”We are very excited to bring ARMA II to the North American market,” says Got Game Entertainment’s president, Howard Horowitz.
Sacred 2 Expansion Still Coming
Sacred 2 will still be receiving an expansion pack despite fears that it would be cancelled after Ascaron was acquired.Kalypso Media recently picked up the rights to floundering company Ascaron, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
Overlord 2 
Most games have a defining moment of some sort. It’s the point where everything clicks: the game either hits an amazing peak that ties everything together wonderfully, or quality drops off a cliff.
Championship Manager 2010 Due September
Eidos has confirmed the latest instalment in the Championship Manager series is due to hit retail in September.Championship Manager 2010 will, for the first time in the series, feature a “bespoke” 3D match engine with over 500 player animations, a set piece creator and scouting networks.The game’s big draw, however, is the CM Season Live feature, an additional monthly update which allows players to download real world 09/10 season data into their Championship Manager season.
Age Of Conan: Producer Interview
IncGamers caught up with Per Storløkken, associate producer on Age of Conan, to ask him about the upcoming Update 5.In the interview, Per discusses the design philosophy of Tarantia Commons, especially the new rooftop combat feature, and the impact that will have on PvP.
Age of Conan Interview: Update 5
IncGamers caught up with Per Storløkken, associate producer on Age of Conan, to find out more about the upcoming Update 5.Can you tell us something about the design philosophy for Tarantia Commons?
Modern Warfare 2 UK Pricing
If the listings on three of the UK’s leading online retailers are anything to go by, it seems as if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is going to be a little more expensive than most new releases.
Left 4 Dead Custom Campaigns Update Incoming
Valve has updated its developer blog with news that a custom campaign update will be released next week.The next update for Valve’s zombie shooter is to focus on community-created custom campaigns.
Bioware “Intrigued” By Wii
Bioware has expressed an interest in developing new titles for the Nintendo Wii.
Blizzard Re-thinking Flying Mounts In Azeroth?
Blizzard has hinted that it may be reconsidering allowing flying mounts in older content in its smash hit MMO, World of Warcraft.
World of Warcraft: 3.2 PTR Patch Notes
Blizzard has released the patch notes for the upcoming World of Warcarft patch 3.2, which will feature on the game’s Public Test Realms shortly.
FIFA 10 Interview
IncGamers caught up with EA’s David Rutter at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium to discuss the next installment in EA’s FIFA franchise.
IncGamers Podcast – 19/6/09
Before the weekend hits, the IncGamers team brings you a spanking new podcast.This week’s new topics include a new rumoured Microsoft console, Ghostbusters PS3 vs 360 discussion, UK prisoners and the PS3, Midway Newcastle woes and much more.
FIFA 2010 Interview
IncGamers caught up with David Rutter at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium to discuss the next installment in EA’s FIFA franchise.
New Fallout 3 Point Lookout Screens
Bethesda has released a batch of new screens from the Point Lookout DLC for Fallout 3.
Runes of Magic: Diamond Giveaway
Berlin-based Frogster is giving away in-game currency to players in its MMO, Runes of Magic.
Formula One Rebels Threaten Codemasters’ Franchise
Codemasters’ new Formula One franchise could already be in tatters as news emerged of a schism in the sport this morning.Following weeks of negotiations over the FIA’s decision to introduce a voluntary budget cap of £40m GBP for each team, the Formula One Teams’ Association (FOTA) has confirmed it will form a rival, breakaway series.FOTA consists of Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Toyota, BMW Sauber, Brawn GP, Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso leaving Williams and Force India as the only teams signed up for next year’s Formula One season.The news will come as a blow to Codemasters, which only recently picked up the Formula One license.
New Wolfenstein Trailer
Activision has released a new trailer for its upcoming FPS, Wolfenstein.The trailer shows off one of the game’s environments, the Hospital and it looks a little worse than your average NHS affair.
Necessary Force Site Being Updated
Midway Newcastle has updated the website for (hopefully) forthcoming game Necessary Force.The open-world game casts players as a cop on the edge, who appears to walk the thin line between doing things legally and doing what’s necessary.
Prototype Review 
Alex Mercer may not mean much to you if you’ve not played Prototype, but if you have he’ll still not really mean much to you.
China To Clamp Down On Online Games
The Chinese government plans to implement stricter controls over online gaming due to growing fears of internet addiction.
Reuters reports that an industry survey shows the number of online gamers in China rose by 23 per cent to 40.17 million last year, with the number of regular subscribers rising by 30 per cent.
Massive Dawn Of War 2 Multiplayer Update Detailed
Relic has revealed more on Dawn of War 2’s forthcoming “There is Only War” update.The patch is set to add “tremendous value to the multiplayer experience,” according to the developer blog, and contains a raft of new features and updates.The patch will add Observer and Referee options which allow players to spectate “with a detailed look at the status of all players,” although no detail is given on the difference between an Observer and a Referee.You’ll also see a whopping eight new multiplayer maps – four for two players, two for four players, and two for six players, if that’s not too confusing – which almost doubles the map count, bringing it up to 17.Naturally, there are also balance changes, bug fixes, and – somewhat more intriguingly – “new abilities.”Perhaps the most exciting news for devoted players is that the update is sufficiently large that it will features an open beta, available to all Dawn of War II owners, which will go live in early July.The “There is Only War” update is due out sometime this summer and should revitalise the game somewhat, which is always something we’re happy to see when we like a game.
LucasArts Considers Revamping Further Adventures
LucasArts are using The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition to gauge interest in further re-releases of classic point and click titles.The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Brooks Brown, the community manager for LucasArts, stated “If this sells, there’s no one at this company who doesn’t want to do these games.””It’s a matter of showing that there’s interest and this market is alive and get people as excited as possible about Monkey Island Special Edition to show that these things can make it.”The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition is a 360 and PC title due out this summer.