Archive for March 2010
Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package Screens
Activision and Infinity Ward have released screens from the upcoming Stimulus Package DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
IW Defends Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package Pricing
Infinity Ward has defended its pricing strategy for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package.
BlizzCon 2010 Announced
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California on Friday 22 October and Saturday 23 October 2010.
Global Agenda Patch 1.25 Goes Live
Hi-Rez Studios has released the latest patch for its sci-fi MMO, Global Agenda.
LOTRO: Turbine Offers Welcome Back Week
Turbine is celebrating the approaching spring season by offering a welcome back week for former players of its MMO, Lord of the Rings Online.
Vindictus: GDC Gameplay Video
Gameplay footage of an upcoming free to play MMO, shown at the GDC.
StarCraft 2 Comes To London
SCI-FI-LONDON announced that Blizzard Entertainment will be the official games sponsor of SCI-FI-LONDON, the UK’s premier science-fiction and fantasy film festival.
Fallen Earth Public Test Server Opens
Fallen Earth LLC has opened a public test server, allowing players to test upcoming features due to be added to the post-apocalyptic MMO.
Cryptozoic Entertainment Acquires World of Warcraft TCG
The Wrathgate booster set for the tabletop game based on the World of Warcraft series is slated for May release, followed by Class Decks in June.The fate of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game’s license has finally been unveiled. Cory Jones, former Upper Deck Director of Brand and New Product Development and Blizzard Entertainment Director of Global Business Development and Licensing, and John Nee former Senior Vice President of Business Development at DC Comics have partnered to found Cryptozoic Entertainment.“Having been fully involved with the development of the World of Warcraft TCG from day one, I’ve always been passionate about taking it into the future,” said Cory Jones, Cryptozoic’s President and Chief Creative Officer, and formerly Blizzard Entertainment’s lead business and development liaison for the TCG.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Announced
CD Projekt has officially announced the sequel to their action RPG.The first game surprised many gamers with its quality and the sequel TheWitcher 2: Assassins of King has been built from the ground up with all new technologydriving the game.
DC Universe Images Unofficial, Unapproved
A representative from Sony Computer Entertainment has informed IncGamers that the images which were circulated around the internet of the upcoming MMO DC Universe Online are unofficial and unapproved.
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Screen Shots
Ubisoft has released five new screenshots from the upcoming Prince of Persia game, The Forgotten Sands.The images, seen below, show the hero in various predicaments and situations in Ubisoft’s action title.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Preview
I’m a little confused as to what Ubisoft is trying to achieve with Prince of Persia, one of the publisher’s biggest franchises.
Guild Wars 2: Concept Art Presentation Part Three
Part three of ArenaNet’s concept art presentation…
Star Trek Online Has “Over 100,000 Subscribers”
While speaking about Cryptic Studios, the company’s chief operating officer Jack Emmert revealed that its latest game, Star Trek Online, has more than 100,000 subscribers.
More Double XP For Aion Players This Weekend
NCsoft has announced another double experience weekend for players of its fantasy MMO, Aion.
New Studio: Atomic Operations From Industry Veteran
Gaming industry veteran, Chris Millar, has set up a new “interactive entertainment production studio” according the the press release, which will take care of IPs across “all media platforms”.The studio won’t just take on games, but will try to place its output across different media platforms.It’s not clear if the studio will be working on any games to begin with, but Millar; former Blizzard and Lionhead man, has said that the team is working “in a focused creative-driven team atmosphere with strong external partners.”The only other snippet of information which is worth reporting, but a tenuous link to gaming, is the schpeel at the bottom of the press release which claims that Atomic “is already in full development on their first unannounced project and planning to aggressively expand during 2010.”We’re trying to find out exactly what this title is, whether it’s a game or a porno.
Champions Online’s Console Version Scrapped
Cryptic Studios has revealed that it is no longer working on a console version of Champions Online.
Prison Break: The Conspiracy Voice Work Trailer
Audio production company dSonic has released a video showcasing the voice work in the upcoming Prison Break: The Conspiracy.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Visual Style Explained
IO Interactive has explained the radical change in visual style in the upcoming Kane & Lynch sequel.
Champions Online: Revelation Goes Live
Cryptic Studios has launched the first major expansion for its superhero MMO, Champions Online.
Just Cause 2 Joyride Of Death Video
Square Enix and Avalanche have released a new trailer for Just Cause 2.
F3AR Info Soon?
Monolith could be set to reveal infomation on the next title in the FEAR shooter series according to a Spanish mag.Over on Neogaf an advert in a Spanish magazine shows a some art for and upcoming feature on the next FEAR title which looks to be going by the name of F3AR.The hip and cool way they have used the ‘3’ in the titl3 must have tak3n hours of brainstorming, but according to the magazine, w3’ll wait have to wait until n3xt month for more info. The previous game, FEAR 2 Project Origin, scored reasonably well here on IncGamers so we do have high hopes for the sequel.
Diablo 2 v1.13 Patches Released
Blizzard has relased the v1.13c patch for Diablo 2 after a lenghty test period.Gamers are still mad for it and the good news is the v1.13c patch is now out of testing and has been pushed onto the live BattleNet servers.
New The Secret World Trailer and Shots
Funcom has unleashed its GDC 2010 media for the upcoming MMORPG The Secret World which includes some great shots and a short teaser trailer.
APB Podcast 18: The Voip System
The development team discusses APB’s voice chat system and makes some announcements:
Train2Game Gets University Accreditation
Yes, the news you’ve all been waiting for, Train2Game has finally been accredited as part of a legitimate course at universities.The open learning provider has today revealed that its courses have been benchmarked against the Qualifications Credit Framework, and that a panel of education experts have agreed that the course is the equivalent of the first two years of a Bachelor’s degree.The games design course will launch immediately, while an additional Games Artist course will launch in April.Heading the University of Bedfordshire’s Department of Computer Science and Technology is Professor Carsten Maple, who said that the “extensive evaluation of the Train2Game course content demonstrates its significant value in providing the skills and knowledge necessary to progress in the gaming industry.
Aliens Vs Predator Steam Update
Steam has released an update for Sega’s Aliens vs. Predator.The patch offers a number of bug fixes and also adds new dedicated server features.
New Fighter Balancing In Super Street Fighter IV
Capcom has confirmed that fighter balancing has been tweaked in the upcoming Super Street Fighter IV.
Runes Of Magic Demon Lord Statue
A huge box arrived at IncGamers central this morning, containing something quite unexpected.