Archive for April 2010
Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries Released For Free
Fancy a free game? Studio MekTek has announced today that its free, enhanced release of Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries is now available to download.
Fallout: New Vegas, Fresh Combat And Hardcore Mode Details
A few more details about combat and the so-called ‘hardcore’ mode in the forthcoming Fallout: New Vegas have emerged.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Inhabitants Page Added
BioWare has added an inhabitants page to the official Star Wars: The Old Republic site. Anyone wanting to read up on the various creatures, droids and species that fill the SW:TOR universe can now refer here to find out all they need to know. There’s written information and media about each entry, and there are currently six life-forms in there that you can read up on: The Gormack, Salky Hound, Trandoshan, Gundark and the AR-34 and X2-C3 droids.
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Revealing Darth Malgus
BioWare has announced a new novel entitled Deceived, which tells the story of Darth Malgus, the Sith Lord who featured in the trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Anyone interested in the background of the man behind the mask can now pre-order the book, which goes over Malgus’ rise to fame, several events in his life including a battle with a veteran Jedi master and his involvement in affairs and betrayals surrounding the last battle of the Great War. The 256 page hardback book is being written by Paul S.
Steam Kicks Off Weekend With Codemasters Racing Deal
Steam is kicking off the weekend with a Codemasters Racing Pack price cut.Every game in the pack – that’s DiRT, Colin McRae DiRT 2, FUEL, GRID, and ToCA Race Driver 3 – has a whole lot of capital letters as well as a 75 per cent price cut.The individual game prices are below if you only fancy one or two, but the pack containing all of them is £12.50 GBP, which is a good £6.21 GBP cheaper than buying them individually at their reduced prices.Check out the deal here, and the prices below.DiRT – £1.75 GBP (down from £6.99 GBP)Colin McRae DiRT 2 – £7.49 GBP (down from £29.99 GBP)FUEL – £2.74 GBP (down from £10.99 GBP)GRID – £4.99 GBP (down from £19.99 GBP)ToCA Race Driver 3 – £1.74 GBP (down from £6.99 GBP)And no, we’re not sure why DiRT is a penny more expensive than ToCA Race Driver 3, either.
All Points Bulletin: Exclusive Package Video
List of goodies on offer when you pre-order All Points Bulletin.
Team Fortress 2 Celebrates 119th Milestone
Valve is celebrating Team Fortress 2’s 119th update with statues, patch note histories, and medals for veteran players.If you played the game within the first three months of release, you’ll get a gold Grizzled Veteran medal.
Super Street Fighter IV Review
The timer shows 23 seconds, I am down to a sliver of health and have just been dizzied; things are not looking good.
Runes Of Magic: Dungeon Of Dalanis Exclusive Screens
Frogster has shared details with IncGamers on an upcoming addition to its MMO, Runes Of Magic: The Dungeon of Dalanis. This new group instance is for six players, and will be added to the game with the release of Chapter III – The Elder Kingdoms next month.
Boy Scouts Award Gamer Highest Honour
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which recently turned 100, has awarded the first ever Eagle Scout title for a videogame-related project.
APB Dated, Payment Model Detailed
An update on Realtime Worlds’ APB FAQ has let slip the date and pricing structure of the game.
Monkey Island 2 Screenshots Depict Fortress
Eight new screenshots for Monkey Island 2: Special Edition compare the classic LeChuck’s Fortress with the remastered HD version we’ll see in the remake.Monkey Island 2: Special Edition is due out on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mac, and iEverything this summer.
Vinditcus Website Goes Live
Nexon has launched the new official website for its upcoming MMO, Vindictus.
Telltale Announces Puzzle Agent
Telltale has announced Puzzle Agent for the PC, Wii, Mac, iPad, and iPod Touch.Going by what’s been seen by Destructoid, Puzzle Agent sees the Sam & Max dev step away from the traditional point-and-click adventuring and instead move towards Professor Layton style brain-teasers.Perhaps most interesting of all, though, is that the game’s art and story have been worked on by Graham Annable, well known for incredibly creepy stuff like this.Puzzle Agent casts you as Nelson Tether of the FBI’s Puzzle Investigation Division, who’s sent off to the town of Scoggins, Minnesota to investigate the closure of the town’s eraser factory, and for whatever reason this will involve solving a whole load of brain-teasers.
Six Days In Fallujah Could Be First In Series
Atomic Games president, Peter Tamte, has said that the developer wouldn’t rule out the possibility of making other games around other conflicts from across the world.
Iron Man 2 Launch Trailer
Trailer for Sega’s Iron Man 2, which goes on sale today.
IncGamers Site Revamped
As you can see, the incGamers site has received a bit of a makeover with some major improvements for everyone.
IncGamers Podcast 29/4/10
The 50th Podcast! In this week’s show the team discuss the Bungie and Activison deal, the new Six Days in Fallujah news, the Hydrophobia release, the Guild Wars 2 manifesto and more.The Bullshit Story of the week returns with the Diabetes checker on the DS and Apples double standards on IPhone Apps.
Guild Wars 2 Weapons, Professions And Races Detailed
In the second part of Lead Designer Eric Flannum’s double feature, he discusses weapons, dynamic skills, professions and races.
New Craft Of Gods Screens
Kalicanthus Entertainment has released a new batch of screens from its upcoming fantasy MMO Craft of Gods.
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Preview
From Sands of Time onwards, the Prince of Persia series has always been composed of discrete parts.
Bungie And Activision Announce Worldwide Partnership
It’s just been announced that Bungie, best known for its Halo franchise, and Activision have just signed up to a ten year partnership.Activision will have exclusive, worldwide rights to publish and distribute all future new games and IPs from Bungie, across all platforms.Bungie will retain its independence, and will continue to work with their own intellectual properties, but Activision hopes to extend its reach, especially now there are rumours that Modern Warfare 3 will either be developed by another studio, or stopped completely.Bungie seems to be the perfect replacement for Infinity Ward, and with IPs such as Halo, Mythos and Marathon behind them, Activision will be looking to make sure it retains its market lead with more original IPs.”Bungie is one of the premier studios in our industry and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with their talented team over the next decade,” stated Thomas Tippl, chief operating officer of Activision Blizzard.”Bungie has developed some of the most compelling and successful games, multiplayer experiences and thriving fan communities, and this alliance underscores our long-standing commitment to foster the industry’s best creative talent.
BlazBlue Characters Were Developed In 3D
Arc System Works Europe development director Tomo Ohno has told IncGamers that BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger’s characters were initially developed in 3D.When we asked Ohno why Arc System Works decided to go for 2D sprites rather than 3D models for BlazBlue’s characters, he revealed that the characters were initially developed in 3D.“Unlike other 2D fighters, the characters were developed and animated using 3D models first, then later rendered into 2D to add extra detail and to exaggerate certain movements,” responded Ohno.”We wanted each character to come alive and have a certain warmth.
World Of Warcraft: The Echo Isles Preview
Blizzard has revealed new information on one of the upcoming zones that will arrive with World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Cataclysm.
Just Cause 2 Black Market Aerial Pack Out Now
Square Enix has released the Black Market Aerial Pack DLC for Just Cause 2.