Archive for December 2009
RUSE Beta Hands-on Preview
Despite the fact I don’t have a table-top touchscreen gaming system to help me push units around a map, it’s not stopped me getting stuck into Ubisoft’s beta test for their strategy title RUSE.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Competition
To celebrate the release of the latest DLC pack, which is available now on Xbox LIVE by the way, IncGamers has teamed up with Codemasters to offer you the chance to win some pretty cool USMC kit.Now, when we say USMC kit, we mean kit from Airsoft World, but unfortunately, for legal reasons, we can’t give away any guns…Not to worry though, as the kit is pretty comprehensive and you’ll also get a copy of the game, a great opportunity as it’s one of our recommended games for Christmas.All you need to do is answer this question: What Island is Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising set on?Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org please with the subject line OFDRCIG1.
Champions Online Demo Unleashed
Following in the footsteps of other MMO developers, Cryptic Studios has opened up the first area of Champions Online, allowing new players to try out the game for an unlimited time, free of charge.
Metaplace To Close Down 1 January 2010
Metaplace Inc. made the sad announcement last night that its online virtual world and platform, Metaplace, will shut down on 1 January.
Army Of Two: Salem And Rios Coming To London
EA has (rather confusingly) announced that the stars of Army of Two: The 40th Day will be coming to London in January.
DC Universe’s Mr Freeze Revealed
Sony Online Entertainment has released twelve new images of Mr Freeze from its upcoming MMO, DC Universe Online.
Divinity 2: Ego Draconis Demo Released
cdv Software has announced that a demo for the upcoming Divinity II – Ego Draconis is now available.
Mass Effect 2 Hands On Preview [PC]
Writing a spoiler free Mass Effect 2 preview is becoming an increasingly difficult task.
Earthrise Release Aimed For Second Quarter 2010
Earthrise’s December letter has revealed that the company hopes to release its self-titled MMO in the second quarter of 2010.
Second Op Flash DLC Visual Trailer
The latest trailer for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising DLC can be found here.
The Saboteur Patch For PC With Another On The Way
PC gamers who’ve not been able to play The Saboteur because of a bug conflicting with ATI graphics cards will be glad to hear a patch has now been made available to download from the Pandemic website.The issues plaguing PC users with ATI graphics cards surfaced earlier this month, with the official forums going mad and reports of pretty much all the ATI Radeon’s series of cards affecting the game.
"Ghost Recon: Future Soldier" Trademarked
Another Ghost Recon game should be making it to our consoles sometime soon as Ubisoft has trademarked “Ghost Recon: Future Soldier” as a title.This could just be a trademark, with no game materialising for many years, or it could be the start of the surfacing of a new game.
Why Fantasy MMOs Have An Edge Over Sci-Fi
In a seemingly growing trend, next year will bring with it therelease of many new Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Games.
Ubi: Splinter Cell: Conviction Will Be Worth The Wait
Ubisoft has stressed game quality was the reason behind the Splinter Cell: Conviction delay.In an interview with CVG, Conviction multiplayer head Patrick Redding said he is confident the delay will mean better review scores.”I definitely do [think reviews will be worth the delays],” he said.“We have a lot of stake in Splinter Cell as a brand and the one thing I think we agree on internally is that no one wants to be the team that sinks the franchise.”In other Conviction news, Ubi also recently announced the game will not feature dedicated servers.
Torchlight On Sale
Runic has slashed 50 per cent off the price of Torchlight and Valve has announced it’s beefed up the bad boy.The game, which will only cost £7.49 GBP, or $10 USD, will have “over 60″ Steam achievements as well as the game being made compatible with Steam Cloud, which means you can do a lot more with the game on multiple computers.
Microsoft Patent Targets Fat Gamers?
A patent filed by Microsoft for “Avatar Individualized by Physical Characteristic” appears to be targeting overweight gamers.The patent that’s been filed outlines plans to assign larger game avatars based on an individual’s real weight and size which they say will reflect “many of the incentives of the real world replicated in a virtual environment”.
Champions Online Winter Events
Crpytic Studios has announced winter events and bonuses for the superhero MMORPG.First up in the Champions Online holiday line-up is the Attack of the Misfit Toys where psychotic badguy Black Harlequin has made deadly changes to all the toys being given out in Millennium City.
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Tatooine Revealed
BioWare has released more information about another of the planets in the upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic.