Archive for January 2010
IncGamers Mabinogi Logitech Giveaway
Free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Mabinogi is coming to Europe soon so, to ensure that your PC is ready, NEXON Europe and Logitech have teamed up to provide us with a PC Gaming bundle to give away to one lucky winner.Mabinogi is an MMO where people can experience all facets of fantasylife from fighting to farming.
New Lost Planet 2 Gameplay Trailer
Capcom has released a new trailer for Lost Planet 2. The four minute gameplay video takes in two missions from the game, showing off the classic Lost Planet player vs enormous beast gameplay.Episode 4 Treasue Boccharos displays a hover-bike chase in a desert environment, culminating in the appearance of one of the aforementioned giant bosses. In the clip from Episode 5 Counterstrike, a category G Akrid has been discovered (which we’re guessing is pretty bad) and the humans must capture a satellite cannon to stop it.Lost Planet 2 is due for release in the US and Europe on 18 May.
City Of Heroes: New Guest Author Mission Arcs
A trio of top names in the games and fiction industry have crafted new scenarios for the superhero MMO, City of Heroes, via the Mission Architect feature.
C&C 4 Public Beta "Very Soon"
EA’s Aaron Kaufman, better known as community manager Apoc, has revealed that the Command & Conquer 4 beta “will be going PUBLIC very soon.””C&C 4 beta will be going PUBLIC very soon, every RTS fan in the world can give CNC 4 MP a test-drive,” wrote Apoc.This was followed by another Tweet revealing that we’ll hear more about it shortly.
Splinter Cell: Conviction Site Updated
Ubisoft has updated the official site for Splinter Cell: Conviction, adding new information about the game.
Star Wars Galaxies: Forces Under Siege Update Available
Sony Online Entertainment is offering former players of Star Wars Galaxies the chance to come back to the game for free during February, to take part in the latest update, Galactic Civil War: Forces Under Siege.
MMO Weekly: STO’s Klingon Game
Is the upcoming Star Trek Online’s Klingon faction just Monster Play?
Psychonauts £1 On Steam
Steam’s Midweek Madness deal is the superlative Psychonauts.Psychonauts has been dropped in price from £5.99 GBP to £1.00 GBP on Steam, turning it from a must-buy into a what-are-you-stupid-it’s-only-one-quid-just-buy-it-already.Psychonauts is one of the most creative, inventive, and hilarious games of the past five years.
Just Cause 2 DLC Trailer
Ubisoft has released a new trailer showing off some of the DLC in Just Cause 2.
New Supreme Commander 2 Screens, Boxart
Square Enix and Gas Powered Games have released a new set of Supreme Commander 2 screenshots, as well as a pic of the boxart.The grand-scale RTS sequel features huge maps, giant robots, even bigger Experimental units, and – as you might expect – massive explosions, all of which are shown off below.This is presumably in honour of the newly-announced PAL dates for Supreme Commander 2.
Supreme Commander 2 Dated For Europe And PAL Regions
Supreme Commander 2 has been dated for Europe and PAL territories.Gas Powered Games’ massive RTS sequel is due out on PC on 5 March, with the Xbox 360 version to follow on 19 March.Supreme Commander 2 is set 25 years after the first game, with players taking control of three commanders – one for each faction – to tell a story as large as the game’s scale.You can check out our hands-on from GamesCom, as well as our first look from E3, which includes an interview with Gas Powered Games founder and creative director Chris Taylor.We’ll have more for you closer to release.
Global Agenda Beta End Plans
Today is the last day of the Global Agenda beta and Hi-Rez employees, in celebration, will be jumping into random match-made PvP missions, spawning bots that are normally reserved for Conquest (Alliance vs Alliance) gameplay and/or for PvE missions.
Monster Hunter Coming To 360
Capcom has announced that it is porting PC-only monster hunting MMO Monster Hunter Frontier to the Xbox 360 in Japan.The news comes from the Xbox Japan event, via Kotaku, with Capcom revealing that the 2007 PC MMO will hit the Xbox 360 in summer.The idea appears to be to start off with a 360 closed beta in May, with the launch to happen in summer.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC Patch Due Tomorrow
Codemasters has announced the next patch for the PC version of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising will be released tomorrow.
Mass Effect 2 Review
Tim McDonald returns to the role of Commander Shepard in the upcoming sequel
Mass Effect 2 Review
An anecdote to set the tone, I think. Last week, I brought Mass Effect 2 into the office, set up the 360, and had the illustrious Andy Alderson and the divine Bill Vaughan play through the opening twenty minutes, while studying their faces.
Assassin’s Creed II PC To Include DLC
Ubisoft has revealed the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II will include two DLC packs: the Battle of Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities when it launches in March.
Star Trek Online Open Beta Extended
Cryptic Studios announced earlier that its beta test for Star Trek Online will continue running for a full extra day.
Possibly one of the most literal game titles of all time, MAG: Massive Action Game is unsurprisingly, a massive action game.
Majesty 2: Kingmaker Trailer
First trailer for Majesty 2: Kingmaker, the first expansion for the fantasy kingdom sim, due for release in Q1 of this year
Funcom Reveals The Secret World’s ‘Kingsmouth’
A new website advertising Kingsmouth, a fictional sleepy seaside town in northeast Maine, has appeared on the net promoting a location in Funcom’s upcoming MMO, The Secret World.
Napoleon: Total War, New Screens
Sega has released ten new screens of the upcoming epic strategy game, Napoleon: Total War.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Hands On Preview
The Battlefield franchise has long been a staple of PC FPS gaming and, with Bad Company, developer DICE attempted its most complete console crossover to date.
Champions Online Devs Request Melee Combat Feedback
Cryptic Studios has asked Champions Online players for feedback on melee combat in the superhero MMO.
City Of Heroes: Tyrant Profile Released
The upcoming expansion for City of Heroes Going Rogue sees a number of the game’s main characters changing sides and/or personality, including Marcus Cole, usually known as Statesman.
New Column: The Return Of Hellgate
Return of Hellgate: The story so far…
IGTV: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Interview
We were in Sweden last week to look at the latest title Battlefield title from DICE and EA, and we had the chance to catch up with producers Patrick Bach and Gordon Van Dyke.
DICE Confirms It’s Working On More Battlefield Games
IncGamers has learnt that Swedish games developer, DICE, is working on “more than one Battlefield product at the moment.”In an interview lead producer, Patrick Bach, said DICE had learnt from the previous iterations of the game, to make sure Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is the best gaming experience yet, with special focus on the single player campaign.Gordon Van Dyke, another producer on the game, also said that Battlefield was a strong franchise for EA.”I think we all know Battlefield is a franchise that’s here to stay, but who knows what the future lies for it.”Unfortunately no more was revealed, like what platform the game was on and where it was set, despite our best interrogation skills, but we’re sure we’ll hear more after bad Company 2 is released. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is due for release in March, we’ll have a lot more news, videos and previews later today, so make sure you stay tuned.
“Tremendous Amount Of Interest” In Mass Effect Film
Bioware has revealed Hollywood is interested in making a Mass Effect film.Speaking to the MTV Movie Blog, Bioware project director Casey Hudson stressed that the film would have to meet the expectations of the developer.”Obviously we have a tremendous amount of interest from people in Hollywood to make a major motion picture about Mass Effect,” said Hudson.“The most important thing for us is, we don’t just want to see a movie get made.
Dragon Age: Origins Expansion Pre-Orders Open On Steam
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening is now available for pre-order on Steam.The Steam blurb mentions that the expansion requires the Steam edition of Dragon Age: Origins, so this pre-order is unavailable to those who have a shop-bought copy of the game.Awakening, the first full expansion to Dragon Age: Origins, takes place after the close of the original game.