Archive for 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.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Elemental: War Of Magic Patched To v1.1

To call Elemental: War of Magic a ‘troubled’ release would be a bit of an understatement.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

Oddboxx Prices Announced

Oddworld Inhabitants has revealed a set of international prices for the Oddboxx collection.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

New Homefront Single Player Trailer

THQ has released a new single player for Volition’s upcoming shooter Homefront.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

‘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’.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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”.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2010 | Comments Off

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”.

By Paul Younger | 11 Dec 2010 | Comments Off