Archive for 30 July 2009
Aion CBT Includes New Sounds And Tutorials
The next test sessions for the highly anticipated MMO, Aion, will include the first batch of English voices to be used in cut-scenes as well as NPC speech and quests.
WoW Sold 8.6 Million US Copies
According to data provided from NPD, Blizzard has currently sold 8.6 million copies of WoW in the US alone.
Analyst: StarCraft II Will Shift 4m Units In Q1
A market analyst expects StarCraft II to sell four million units in its opening quarter, with Modern Warfare 2 covering costs of a possible StarCraft II release delay.
Champions Online: Elemental Powers Trailer
Cryptic Studios has released a new trailer showing elemental powers in the upcoming MMO, Champions Online.http://www.incgamers.com/Videos/806/champions-online-elemental-powers
Win Champions Online Closed Beta Keys
We’ve teamed up with Cryptic Studios and Atari to give away 200 closed beta keys for the upcoming superhero MMO, Champions Online.
Champions Online News Followers Rewarded
Cryptic Studios has announced that fans who sign up to receive the newsletters about upcoming Champions Online will receive an in-game action figure.
Combat Arms Adds Zombies In Content Update
Nexon America has announced that a new content update will introduce Quarantine Mode to Combat Arms, the online FPS.
Infernal: Hell’s Vengeance Review 
Sometimes game developers do themselves no favours. If you’re going to call your game “Infernal” – and it turns out to be rubbish – then you’re leaving yourself open to some wordplay abuse in the reviews.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Preview
There’s something about flight simulators and consoles that doesn’t quite work. Despite the genre being focused primarily at the PC market, or even the Mac market, the simulator balance is never quite right. This doesn’t mean there aren’t good arcade flight games out there with simulator aspects, but it does mean those that are used to the anal micromanagement systems find it hard to find any depth in console “simulators”.
Trine PS3 Delayed
Frozenbyte has announced that the PS3 version of Trine has been delayed once more.The physics-based platformer was initially supposed to be released online simultaneously with the PC version, which launched at the beginning of the month, and has also hit store shelves.Since then, PS3 owners have been left waiting, and this week’s release window has again been missed.Writing on the official forums, “FB_Lauri” – presumably Frozenbyte’s CEO, Lauri Hyvärinen – stated “Trine isn’t coming to PSN this week, and this time it’s our fault as there was discovered yet another small bug which needed to be fixed.
FEAR 2 Getting Single-Player DLC
Monolith Studios is developing another DLC pack for FEAR 2: Project Origin, but this one will be single-player.The DLC, titled “Reborn,” will contain four all-new single-player levels that cast you as Replica soldier Foxtrot 813.In an interview with IGN, associate producer Lucas Myers stated each of the levels “are designed to offer approximately the same play-time as their retail counterparts,” which apparently puts the new campaign “at more than two hours on average.”Expect “more open and vertical spaces,” according to Myers, a new plot, and “new combat situations and combined enemy types.”Colour us an intrigued shade of blue.
Dawn of War II Patch 1.5 Tonight
The huge “There Is Only War” patch/update for Dawn of War II, taking the game to version 1.5, will be released tonight.The patch, which contains a staggering amount of balance changes and fixes, is set to improve and revitalise the RTS game’s multiplayer community.Expect to see observer and referee options, in addition to retuned multiplayer balance, and a staggering eight new multiplayer maps – plus the ability to create your own with the included map editor.The full release notes can be found here, while you can check out our review here.The patch should go live on 30 July, at “11:00 AM PST (19:00 GMT)” so that’s 20:00 BST.