Archive for January 2010
Rockstar Reveals Inspiration For Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar has posted a list of its favourite Westerns, in the run up to the release of its open world title Red Dead Redemption.The list includes some of the most influential Westerns of all time, including Unforgiven, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and, a more recent release, The Proposition.When we saw a preview build of Red Dead Redemption last year, the development team also revealed that their favourite Western , Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch, inspired the game.Check out our hands on preview here.
PC Dragon Age: Return to Ostagar DLC Released
Bioware has finally released the Dragon AGe DLC Return to Ostagar on the PC.After numerous delays over the past few weeks, the new content it now available.
Mass Effect 2 Sells 2 Million Copies
Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 has sold 2 million copies in the first week.EA also announced that on launch day Mass Effect was the most searched item on Google News and was one of the top 10 most tweeted topics.Mass Effect 2, launched in the States on Tuesday, hit retail stores in the United Kingdom only yesterday to sell two million copies on the first day.”Mass Effect 2 is poised to be one of the biggest games of 2010″ Dr.
Settlers 7 Trailer: The Economy
Video covering the economy in the latest Settlers game
R.U.S.E. To Include Replay Feature
Developers working on the upcoming R.U.S.E. game have revealed that there will be a replay feature, allowing players to share their favourite battles with others.
Official StarCraft II System Requirements
The official StarCraft II Beta system requirements have been released. Blizzard has obviously aimed as low as possible, to include a significant portion of PC users.
Early Sword Of The Stars 2 Details Emerge
Paradox Interactive and Kerberos Productions have announced Sword of the Stars II.Sword of the Stars II reacquaints players with the six races present in the first game and throws in the Suul’ka, an ancient race responsible for “tampering” with the other races.The Suul’ka – despite presumably being on the register – have “unique drive technology” which is going to make them interesting to experiment with, but it’s still all about making the game simple to play yet hard to master.”Sword of the Stars 2 will be far more than just a sequel where the graphics have been tuned up and a new unit or two thrown in,” says Martin Cirulis, the CEO of Kerberos.
APB Podcast Episode 16: The Music Editor
A look at the music editor in APB, as described by developers Chris Collins and Stewart Ross
EA Sports FIFA Online Announced, New Screens
EA has announced that EA Sports FIFA Online, a free-to-play online version of its best-selling FIFA franchise, is being developed.
LOTRO: New Content Patch Announced
The next content patch for Turbine’s MMO Lord of the Rings Online has been announced, bringing more Middle-earth mayhem to fans of the game.
Fallen Earth’s Future Patch Details Revealed
Developers of the post-apocalyptic MMO Fallen Earth have released a State of the Game report, revealing tonnes of new content planned for the game.
Star Trek Online: What’s Next
Cryptic Studios has updated fans on its plan for the future of Star Trek Online, now that the game’s launch is just around the corner.
Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC Dated For PS3 And PC
Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto IV’s DLC packs – The Lost and the Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony – will be coming to PS3 and PC.They’re due out on 30 March in the form of an Episodes from Liberty City bundle – the DLC compilation which initially came out on Xbox 360 – as well as via digital download through the PlayStation Network or Games for Windows LIVE.“It’s been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes from Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3,” said Rockstar’s Sam Houser.
Largest Borderlands DLC To Date Announced
Gearbox and 2K Games have announced The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, a new DLC pack for Borderlands.The big thing about The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, it seems, is that it raises the level cap, giving “new challenges and opportunities for growth for characters from around 34 to level 50.”Entirely new weapons and items are mentioned, as well as “brutal, never-before-seen enemies in a huge environment complete with tons of brand new missions.”Sounds good to us.
DC Universe’s Zatanna Zatara Unmasked
Sony Online Entertainment has revealed the latest character to feature in the upcoming superhero MMO, DC Universe Online.
Red Dead Redemption Hands On Preview
Rockstar can’t make bad games, something I am becoming more and more convinced everytime I see Red Dead Redemption.John Marston is your character, and he’s a reformed outlaw living in at the end of the wild west era.
Age Of Conan: Godslayer’s Northern Grasslands Tour
Funcom has released several new images and a video tour of Age of Conan’s Northern Grasslands, an area in the upcoming Rise of the Godslayer expansion.
Activision Joins Good Old Games
Good Old Games has announced that Activision is bringing a variety of older titles to GOG.com.GOG.com, the online purveyor of old and unavailable games, has finally struck a deal with the publishing giant to bring a load of its old games to the service.The first two games to hit the service are Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers and Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magic Obscura, each priced at $5.99 USD.Gabriel Knight is a perennial office favourite here, constantly brought up whenever there’s talk of foreboding atmosphere in games, and revolves around womanising horror-novelist and bookstore owner Gabriel Knight as he uncovers the truth behind a series of gruesome voodoo murders in New Orleans and discovers how his own ancestors are tied into it.
Adrianne Curry Talks To IncGamers
Winner of America’s Next Top Model and renowned World of Warcraft player Adrianne Curry has spoken to our WoW correspondent Medievaldragon about her rise to fame, and her love of the massively popular MMO.
Metro 2033 Dated
THQ has announced that Metro 2033 will be coming to Xbox 360 and PC in mid-March.Americans will be able to play the forthcoming horror-shooter-survival game on 16 March, while Europeans will have to wait three days until 19 March to get their paws on it.A Limited Edition of the game has also been announced for both PC and Xbox 360 formats, containing an in-game automatic shotgun and four art cards by Russian painter Anton Grechko.
Champions Online: Vibora Expansion Will Be Paid Content
Following the announcement of Champions Online’s first expansion, Vibora Bay, Cryptic Studios has clarified that it will indeed be paid content.
Command & Conquer 4 Public Beta Begins Today
EA’s Aaron Kaufman has announced that the Command & Conquer 4 public beta is due to start today, at 9am PST.Kaufman, better known to the fan community as Apoc, confirmed the news via Twitter.”Command & Conquer 4 BETA goes PUBLIC 9AM PST Thursday at Gamespot, first details here,” Tweeted Kaufman, following yesterday’s news that the beta would be starting “soon.” Was anyone expecting it to be this soon?Judging by the page on the Command & Conquer 4 site, you need to sign up for the beta with a free Gamespot account from 9am PST – that’s about 5pm GMT tonight, by our reckoning.The first wave of keys will include “thousands,” but once those are gone, you’ll be placed on a waitlist and will receive a key in the order in which you signed up.We reckon the beta’s definitely worth a shot.
Global Agenda Full Client Now On Steam
Fans of Hi-Rez Studio’s upcoming Spy-Fy MMO Global Agenda can now download the full client from Steam.
Bioshock 2 Multiplayer Facts
Now the the DRM issues have died down, a list of facts covering the game’s multiplayer have appeared on the Cult of Rapture site.2K’s Elizabeth has put together a list of common multiplayer queries to help out those of you who are not quite sure about the game’s multiplayer features, or lack thereof depending on how you look at it . Topics include the differences between multiplayer on the PC and consoles, griefing and cheating, the ranked matches system, and just in case you were wondering, there is no LAN or dedicated server support.
Cities XL Online Service To Shut Down
Monte Cristo has announced that, just over three months after the game’s launch, the online mode for Cities XL is to be shut down.
Column – Are BioWare Games Getting Stale?
Tim McDonald looks at whether or not BioWare games are following too formulaic a structure, whether this is a bad thing if true, and what can be done about it.
StarCraft 2 Beta Closing In (Again)?
Talk of StarCraft 2 beta starting has emerged once again; Will Blizzard abandon the plans and delay once more, or is this the real deal?
Ubisoft Launching New Anti-Piracy System
Ubisoft has revealed that it is implementing a new PC anti-piracy measure.The company, which previously relied upon the much-maligned Starforce DRM, is now using a proprietary online system tied to each user’s Ubi.com account.According to Gamespy, the new system is designed to be a less intrusive.
Put Your Questions To Assassin’s Creed Writer
Ubisoft is giving Assassin’s Creed fans the chance to chat with the games’ scriptwriter Corey May this week.
Mabinogi Open Beta Launches Today
Nexon Europe has launched the open beta test for its upcoming free to play MMO, Mabinogi.