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Archive for February 2010


Ubisoft Reveals Titles With New DRM

Ubisoft recently caused a stir by announcing its new anti-piracy system which requires online authentication and an always-on Internet connection while a game is being played.According to Softpedia (via PC Gamer), titles that are being looked at to include the new system are Splinter Cell: Conviction, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, Assassin’s Creed II, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and the new Ghost Recon title.Whether all of these titles will feature this new anti-piracy measure is unknown as nothing appears to have been set in stone as yet.

By Paul Younger | 27 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Spellforce Series 75% Off On Steam

This week’s Steam Weekend Deal sees the entire Spellforce series down 75% in price.The deal drops the price of Spellforce – Platinum Edition, Spellforce 2: Gold Edition, Spellforce 2 – Shadow Wars, and Spellforce 2 – Dragon Storm.Spellforce – Platinum Edition contains both the original game and both expansions for £3.37 GBP, and the Spellforce 2 Gold Edition contains both Spellforce 2 and its expansions for £6.25 GBP.The Spellforce 2 expansions, Shadow Wars and Dragon Storm, are also available seperately for £3.49 GBP each.Spellforce is a hero-focused RTS that combines elements of both the RTS genre and the Diablo series to create a rather unique experience.

By Paul Younger | 27 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Returning To Taris

BioWare has released another nugget of information on the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, this time about the planet of Taris.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

IGTV: Medal Of Honor Interview

IncGamers sits down with EALA’s Sean Decker and Greg Goodrich to discuss everything Medal of Honor.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Star Trek Online: State Of The Game Report

Cryptic Studios has released its latest state of the game report for Star Trek Online.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

EVE Online Developer CCP Opens UK Branch

The team behind the sci-fi MMO EVE Online has just opened a new office in Newcastle, England.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

StarCraft II Officially Slated for Q2

StarCraft II lead producer Chris Sigaty has revealed that the anticipated RTS sequel will be released in the first half of 2010.StarCraft: IncGamers report that Sigaty pre-empted the question in a recent podcast Q&A that Blizzard “were targeting three to five months for the beta” and the team is “really at a three month period of time for the beta at this point.” We’ll see the game by the beginning of the summer, as Blizzard is “targeting the first half of this year”.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

IGTV: Medal Of Honor Interview

IncGamers was lucky enough to sit down with EALA’s Sean Decker and Greg Goodrich to discuss the upcoming Medal of Honor reboot.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Champions Online Revelation Site Appears

A webpage for Champions Online’s upcoming expansion, Revelation, has appeared on the game’s official site.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

MMO News Wrap-Up

All the hottest MMO news from the past week

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Medal Of Honor Will Feature “Big Military”

EALA has confirmed that its upcoming Medal of Honor reboot will feature “big military” as well as small squad gameplay.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

MMO News Wrap-Up

Welcome back to our weekly MMO news wrap-up, where we recap on the biggest news in the genre from the last seven days.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 2’s Hovertank DLC In March

BioWare has revealed that Mass Effect 2 will be getting its hovertank towards the end of March, in a DLC pack entitled “Firewalker.”Firewalker, due to hit the Cerberus Network in late March, contains five missions that use the new Hammerhead hovertank.Apparently, the Hammerhead can hover over the battlefield at 120km an hour, and it’s got a guided missile system so that you can hit your targets even when you’re doing some “aggressive maneuvering.”It’ll be free to all Cerberus Network members, which means that anyone who bought an original copy of Mass Effect 2 wil have access to it.

By Paul Younger | 26 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Stronghold MMO Free To Play

Fans of the Stronghold RTS series will be pleased to hear that the MMO derived from the castle strategy games will be free to play, as announced by Firefly today.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Single-Player Hands-On

Clearly, I am the best person to tell you all about Bad Company 2 on the PC, because – and I say this in the interests of full disclosure – I’ve never played Bad Company.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Interview: Star Trek Online’s Craig Zinkievich

Executive producer talks Klingons, gameplay and the future of STO in this latest interview.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Star Trek Online’s Craig Zinkievich

Star Trek Online’s executive producer Craig Zinkievich recently sat down with IncGamers to talk about the recently released game, its launch and ongoing changes.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Play Darkfall For One Euro

Gamers can now try out the fantasy MMO Darkfall for seven days after forking out the modest sum of one Dollar or one Euro.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Supreme Commander 2 Demo Now Available On Steam

Valve and Square Enix have announced that a Supreme Commander 2 demo is now available exclusively on Steam, and that the full version of the game will support Steamworks.We imagine most of you are probably more interested in the demo, which contains two tutorial missions as well as two missions for the UEF faction.The announcement also mentions that the game will use Steamworks on release, regardless of whether you purchase the game online or through retail.This means that Steam will be required no matter how you pick up the game, but it does also grant you online achievements and auto-updates.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Star Trek Online: New Raid Content Details

Cryptic Studios has unveiled details on five new raid episodes for Star Trek Online.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Star Trek Online Raid Fact Sheet

Cryptic Studios has unveiled details on five new raid episodes for Star Trek Online.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Star Trek Online Survey, New Ask Cryptic

Cryptic Studios has asked players of Star Trek Online to fill in a survey on the game in return for some Cryptic Store points.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Metro 2033 PC Specs Revealed

THQ has announced the PC hardware requirements for Metro 2033.
The publisher outlines the minimum, recommended and optimum spec for the highly-anticipated post-apocalyptic shooter:
Minimum: Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or better will do) DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant graphics cards (GeForce 8800, GeForce GT220 and above) 1GB RAMRecommended: Any Quad Core or 3.0+ GHz Dual Core CPU DirectX 10 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 260 and above) 2GB RAMOptimum: Core i7 CPU NVIDIA DirectX 11 compliant graphics card (GeForce GTX 480 and 470) As much RAM as possible (8GB+) Fast HDD or SSDEnabling 3D VisionMetro 2033 utilizes NVIDIA 3D Vision with compatible cards and hardware.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

No Account Sharing in StarCraft II Beta

If you’re thinking of sharing your account in the StarCraft II beta, think again.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Medal of Honor: Tier One Ops Have "100% Editorial Control"

EA has revealed that its military advisors for Medal of Honor have complete control over what makes it into the game.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

TERA’s Third Closed Beta Test Announced, New Screens

Bluehole Studio has announced that the third closed beta test for its upcoming new MMO, TERA, will begin shortly.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Metro 2033: Multiple Endings Confirmed

THQ and 4A have confirmed Metro 2033 will have a variety of different endings.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Alpha Protocol Dated Again

Alpha Protocol has been dated worldwide.According to IGN, the espionage RPG – cunningly named “Alpha Protocol: The Espionage RPG” – will be coming out in Europe and Australia in late May with a US release to follow at the start of June.Specifically, Australians can expect the game on 27 May, with Europe to follow on 28 May, and an American release on 1 June.Australia, then Europe, then America?

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off

Split/Second Dated

Disney has announced Split/Second will be released in May.
The bombastic racer is due to launch on 18 May in North America and 21 May in Europe.

By Paul Younger | 25 Feb 2010 | Comments Off