Archive for 1 October 2009
Exclusive: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC Shots
Our adventures in the world of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising continue this week and before tomorrow’s third War Diary goes online, we’ve snapped off a few more co-op screenshots for your viewing pleasure.
Tekken 6 Preview 
I can’t believe it’s been as long as it has since we’ve seen Tekken.
All Aspect Warfare Review [PC]
Tim McDonald takes on the hardcore action title from 3000AD.
APB Beta Due Next Week
Realtime Worlds has revealed the APB beta is set to go live next week.
All Aspect Warfare Review [PC]
Military sims are in vogue at the moment, aren’t they? ArmA II came out a few months back, Operation Flashpoint 2 will be hitting store shelves in the space of a few weeks and a little game called All Aspect Warfare hit the internet a little while ago.All Aspect Warfare is hardcore.
Fallen Earth: Creating An MMO
Fallen Earth staff show us exactly what it takes to make it as an MMO developer – Insanity.
City Of Heroes Double XP Weekend
To celebrate the recent release of City of Heroes’ Issue 16: Power Spectrum, next weekend players will be able to earn double XP, Infamy and Influence.From 9am Pacific Time on Thursday 8 October until 11.59pm on Sunday 11 October, all characters will gain twice the XP, Influence and Infamy as normal.
WAR Patch 1.3.2: Big Changes For New Players
Mythic is giving its MMO, Warhammer Online, a good old shake-up, as seen in the patch notes for the upcoming v1.3.2, which were released earlier.A couple of fairly interesting RvR changes are being made; the removal of Fortresses in capital city invasions campaigns and greater Keep battle rewards, with a new difficulty system.However, a big shift in the attitude towards new players can be seen.
WoW: Icecrown Citadel Information Released
Blizzard has released brand new information on World of Warcraft’s upcoming patch 3.3, where players will go up against the Lich King himself.Alongside the Icecrown Citadel raid encounter, there will be a massive 5-man dungeon, consisting of three separate wings built into the foundations of the Citadel.
New Fort Zombie Screenshots
Two new Fort Zombie screenshots have been released.In case you missed it, Paradox announced Fort Zombie – a game which tasks players with holing up in a building during a zombie invasion, and splitting their time between finding supplies, rescuing/training other survivors, and fortifying your base – back at the Penny Arcade Expo.Click on the pretty blue words for the full reveal if the game sounds like your bag, or look down below for the brand new screens.
NHL 2K10 Review 
You’ve got to feel a bit sorry for 2K Sports when it comes to the NHL 2K10 series.
Funcom: Job Cuts Will Not Affect AoC
Funcom’s director of communications has assured IncGamers that it is unlikely the company’s MMO, Age of Conan, will be affected by the recently-announced job cuts.Earlier this week, it emerged that the Norway-based developer was slashing its workforce by 20%, resulting in the delay of its upcoming MMO, the Secret World, by months.
BattleForge Adopts DirectX 11 Early
EA’s BattleForge is one of the very first games to support DirectX 11.The card-based RTS has been patched to enable DirectX 11 support, which will let the game look better and yet run faster – there’s be a higher frame rate, but also new ways of dealing with graphical effects like shadows and lighting.Not that anyone will notice much of a difference in the game, as unless I’ve made a mistake we’re only now starting to see the very first DirectX 11 cards hitting the market, and Windows Vista doesn’t yet support DirectX 11, so we suspect the target demographic for this is going to be very, very small.I can’t say I expected BattleForge to be one of the very first games (if not the first) to support the new graphics API, but I can’t fault the marketing; a free-to-play game is a great way to show off the benefits of DirectX 11 to those capable of using it, while also convincing those with DirectX 11 cards to actually try the game out.
Microsoft: Windows 7 Will Be Dominant PC Gaming Platform
Microsoft is confident that Windows 7 will be the gaming platform of choice on PC.Speaking to MCV, Microsoft’s director of consumer product management Parri Munsell said “We believe Windows 7 is going to be the dominant PC gaming platform.””If there is any hesitancy – perhaps we have people still on XP because they had issues with Vista – those days are over.
Modern Warfare 2 DLC Set For Spring?
Modern Warfare 2 fans will be glad to hear that Infinity Ward is already working on DLC which is scheduled to be released in the spring of next year.Although we’ve contacted Activision to confirm, we’ve not had a response.The news comes from a report on Shacknews which claims a collaboration between Activision and Monster Beverage Company.
Halo 3: ODST Review 
I’ll be honest, I was never really looking forward to this game.