Archive for December 2010
Breach Hands-on Preview
After the demolition jobs delivered by Bad Company 2 and Red Faction: Guerilla, games boasting heavily destructible environments seem to have gone somewhat out of vogue as of late – shooters such as Medal of Honor, Halo: Reach and the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops concentrating more on traditional FPS elements over the ability to disintegrate everything in sight.
Section 8: Prejudice Priced
TimeGate Studios has announced that the sci-fi shooter sequel Section 8: Prejudice will be a digital-only release for PC, Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network, costing $15.00 USD.
Sizeable Civilization V Patch Released
Huge patches are all the rage of late. Fallout: New Vegas had one, Elemental: War of Magic followed suit, and now Civilization V joins the party with a mega-update.
Elemental: War Of Magic Patched To v1.1
To call Elemental: War of Magic a ‘troubled’ release would be a bit of an understatement.
Oddboxx Prices Announced
Oddworld Inhabitants has revealed a set of international prices for the Oddboxx collection.
Darkspore PvP Developer Diary
The latest developer diary from the Maxis team discusses the PvP features in their upcoming action RPG which is being released by EA early next year.
Buy Games Using Touchscreen Using New Amazon App
iPad users wanting to buy games online can now do so using a new touchscreen app launched by leading retailer Amazon.
Good Old Games Offers Tyrian 2000 For Free In Holiday Sale
Good Old Games has launched its Christmas/New Year sale, offering up to 50% off the classic titles in its catalogue.
OnLive Chief Executive Receives ‘Fundamental Patent’
OnLive’s chief executive Steve Perlman has told VentureBeat that he has received a “very fundamental” US patent which “covers an important part of the [cloud gaming] system.”
US Patent number 7,849,491, citing Perlman himself as the inventor, is summarised as “Apparatus and method for wireless video gaming.” As we know, however, OnLive is a server-based streaming games service (often called ‘cloud gaming.’)
The patent was originally filed in December 2002, but has just recently been granted.
Humble Indie Bundle #2 Launches With Braid & Machinarium
As was foretold earlier this month, the second Humble Indie Bundle has now launched – offering another five top-notch indie games under a ‘pay what you like’ scheme.
Monday Night Combat Coming To The PC In January
Uber Entertainment is bringing its arena-shooter Monday Night Combat to the keyboard-and-mouse crowd on 17 January next year.
New Homefront Single Player Trailer
THQ has released a new single player for Volition’s upcoming shooter Homefront.
Heroes of Newerth 2.0 Released
S2 Games has finally pushed the Heroes of Newerth v2.0 update out the door and there’s a whole host of updates and additions to the strategy action RPG title.
Allods Online High-End Gear Shots & Preview Videos
gPotato have released six new shots and two preview videos ahead of tonight’s launch of the third volume, The Fury of War on its European servers.
Microsoft To Unveil iPad Rivals
Microsoft is planning to announce a number of devices from third-party manufacturers that will rival the Apple iPad next month.
‘Major’ Black Ops Patch Released
Treyarch has launched major updates for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops, with a PC update due out ‘this week’.
Behind the Scenes of L.A. Noire Coming Thursday
Rock star updated their site with news that this Thursday they will be releasing a new video for L.A Noire, their 1947 themed detective action title.
Fallout: New Vegas v1.2 PC Patch Available on Steam
PS3 gamers had their version of Fallout 3 patched last Friday and the good news for PC gamers this evening is that the patch has now arrived on Steam.
Mass Effect 3, Teaser Video
We’ve had the reveal, the official reveal and the platform confirmation – now enjoy the London-based teaser trailer for Mass Effect 3, shown at the VGAs.
Strange Days: New Batman Arkham City Trailer
Remember the pifflingly short Arkham City teaser released last week? Well, RockSteady has now released the full version – and it’s quite a bit better.
Bloodline Champions – Blood Priest Profile
FunCom has revealed the newest and (as the voiceover on this profile dubiously claims) ‘sexiest’ addition to Bloodline Champions: the Blood Priest.
Age of Conan v2.1 New PvP Minigame Details
Funcom are getting ready to launch v2.1 on the live servers and with this update comes a new PvP mini-game and the map “The Call of Jhebbal Sag”.
Elder Scrolls V Will Use ‘Fantastic’ New Engine
Publisher Bethesda has revealed its next title in the Elder Scrolls franchise will boast a brand new engine, developed in-house.
The VGA 2010 Award Winners
It was a painful experience watching last night’s VGAs which really are a huge advert for the industry with a few reveals thrown in to get you to watch.
Mass Effect 3 Platforms Confirmed
If you were worried that Mass Effect 3 may become some sort of weird platform exclusive title then worry no more.
More RIFT Beta Keys to Give Away
Over the past week or so MMO fans have been able to acquire a Beta key for RIFT from us here at IncGamers instantly.
Mass Effect 3 Revealed (Again) at VGAs
Not exactly a huge surprise as it was revealed earlier today, but in case you had any doubts, Mass Effect 3 was announced at the VGAs this evening with a slightly extended trailer from what we have seen before.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Unveiled
Many announcments coming this evening and Bethesda’s Todd Howard took to the stage along with cloaked blokes and some moody lighting to reveal the next game in the Elder Scrolls series, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Minecraft Beta Coming December 20
The highly popular sandbox title Minecraft is due to go into Beta phase on 20 December according to the latest developer update.
Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rebirth of the Sith Empire
The weekly StarWars: The Old Republic update once again features Master Gnost-Dural who investigates the story of Imperial Military Leader Grand Moff, a character “who played a critical role in Imperial history”.