Archive for July 2009
Ubisoft Outlines Thoughts On Piracy
Ubisoft’s recent earnings call brought up mention of the impact of piracy, and the way the company plans to deal with it.According to Shacknews, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot outlined the impact of piracy on each platform, with PC and DS users being the worst offenders.Surprisingly, Ubisoft appears to be working on something that will prevent PC piracy, although there’s no word on whether it’s a new form of copy protection or something entirely different.
Land Of Magic Treasure Chest Event
NeoFun has announced that it is introducing a new Treasure Chest event into its MMO, Land of Magic.
Overlord 2 DLC Available
Codemasters has announced the release of the Battle Rock Nemesis DLC for Overlord 2.The DLC adds the Battle Rock arena to the Netherworld, granting you a series of combat challenges with more becoming available as the game progresses.Training rounds let you build up life force through murdering Nordberg hunters and gnomes, while other battles take on the form of boss fights, with the Satyr, the Empire’s Champion, and the Phoenix mentioned.
Modern Warfare 2 Killstreak Suggestions Welcome
Infinity Ward has opened up the floor to suggestions for new killstreak rewards in Modern Warfare 2.In a multiplayer trailer released earlier in the week, Infinity Ward showed off the new customisable killstreaks available in the sequel, focusing on the AC130 streak, which allows the player to take over as the gunner in an AC130 attack plane.Now, Modern Warfare fans can pass their suggestions onto the developer on its Twitter page.
More on Splinter Cell Conviction Delay
Ubisoft has released a a statement as to why Splinter Cell: Conviction has been delayed.We recently learned that the highly-anticipated title has been pushed back to an early 2010 release, and now Ubisoft, speaking via the Splinter Cell: Conviction Blog, has let gamers know why:Splinter Cell Conviction is a very important game for us.
Risen Teaser Trailer
Teaser trailer for the upcoming single-player RPG:http://www.incgamers.com/Videos/805/risen-teaser-trailer
RoM Launches French And Spanish OBT
Frogster has announced that the French and Spanish open beta test for the free to play MMO, Runes of Magic has launched today.
Yahtzee Makes Adventure Special Editions Free
Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw has released the special editions of his AGS-crafted games for free.Croshaw, best known for the vitriolic Zero Punctuation videos, previously created a series of games in the free Adventure Game Studio.While the games themselves were free, special editions containing extra bits and pieces such as a developer’s commentary were also available in return for a small donation.
Aion Preview: Part Two
The second part of our Aion preview is up, and this week’s article covers gameplay, questing and combat.
PlanetSide Server Merge Announced
The remaining two servers for the FPS MMO, PlanetSide, will merge on 25 August, it was announced earlier.
Ghostbusters Sells One Million Units In US
Atari has announced Ghostbusters: The Video Game has sold over one million units in the US since its release last month.“We are very pleased with the performance of Ghostbusters: The Videogame, and credit the game’s quality as well as the incredible support from both the established and new fan-base all helping to make this a retail success,” said Atari CEO Jim Wilson.”Ghostbusters appears to be a strong and relevant movie-based franchise videogame independent of a brand-new theatrical release.
Aion Preview: Part Two
Last week I took my first look at the upcoming MMO, Aion, and described the incredibly detailed character creation process.
Ubi Explains Splinter Cell Delay
Ubisoft has explained why Splinter Cell: Conviction’s release date has slipped to 2010.In a conference call with investors and analysts yesterday, Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that the game needs some “polish” as does the upcoming sequel to Red Steel.”Red Steel and Splinter Cell are going to greatly benefit from the additional polishing time we are providing and will clearly be among the leading brands on the Wii and 360 for the March quarter,” he said.“The quality of the games is there for what you’ve been able to see at E3, but we were not able to have that same quality on the full game of those two products.”According to Joystiq, Guillemot went on to reveal that the delay of Splinter Cell/Red Steel delay will cost Ubi “around a million units” in lost sales.
MMO Weekly 28/07/09
Jeff Hollis is off to Comic-Con. Which MMOs made their presence felt, and which disappeared without a trace?
MMO Weekly 28/07/09
Hey there, fellow fanbois and fangurls, and welcome to this week’s MMO Weekly: Comic-Con edition. In this week’s installment, I’ll take you along on my trip to Comic-Con, where we’ll walk hand-in-hand down the pleasant highways and byways of the convention, strolling gently along as we seek out the MMOs on display there for the enjoyment of polite throngs of eager fans. Or, more likely, we’ll be jostled, poked, hit with backpacks, and nearly crushed to death by a huge, nearly riotous crowd of sweaty, unwashed geeks. Such is Comic-Con.And yet, these geeks are my people. My nerdy, overzealous, hygienically challenged people.Before I talk about the games themselves, allow me to describe what I like to call “the Comic-Con experience.” There are rules to Comic-Con. Rules you need to understand if you’re going to fit in, be accepted, and even enjoy yourself. Rule number one is you don’t talk about the rules of Comic-Con. They are unspoken, yet universally understood.Comic-Con is a unique zone, a hole in the space-time continuum. As such, your backpack is apparently subject to strange laws of physics, and you are not responsible for anything it does. As such, if you push, hit, or otherwise run into people with your backpack, it’s not really you who’s doing it. It’s the universe. Naturally, you never need to apologise.Deodorant is optional at Comic-Con. Really, really optional.
Darkness Sequel Confirmed
News has emerged from this year’s Comic-Con event in San Diego that a sequel to The Darkness is in the works.
StarCraft II LAN Controversy Up Close
IncGamers’ StarCraft channel StarCraftWire has further investigated Blizzard’s decision to leave LAN play out of StarCraft II
IncGamers broke the story about Blizzard leaving its multiplayer roots, and focusing solely on Battle.net.
First Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Video
Infinity Ward unleash multiplayer footage for their shooter sequel. Watch the video.