Archive for February 2011
‘No Changes’ To XCOM Following 2K Studio Head Resignation
Following the news that 2K Australia’s studio head, Martin Slater, had resigned in January of this year, rumours flew that the developer’s much-maligned XCOM reboot might be changing direction.
‘Polynesia Pack’ & Free Maps Coming To Civ V
Being in charge of a civilization that encompasses Hawaii sounds like a fairly attractive job, and that’s what’s on offer in Firaxis’ forthcoming DLC for Civilization V.
Dash Past Some HD Boulders This March
The HD-remake of Boulder Dash – Boulder Dash XL – should be showing up on Xbox 360 and PC sometime this March.
Gaikai Service Lauches With Mass Effect 2 & Dead Space 2 Demos
The second ‘cloud gaming’ service, Gaikai, has now launched, offering in-browser, streaming versions of Spore, Dead Space 2 (demo) and Mass Effect 2 (demo.)
Judging by the Gaikai home page, its being promoted as a kind of marketing tool for publishers; a method of offering streaming demos of your games to the general public, without making them download anything in particular (java aside.)
Dave Perry talks more about the launch on his blog (where he notes, “we’ve secretly been up and running for months, quietly, testing, collecting analytics, improving things etc”,) and also links to a few places where you can try Gaikai for yourself.
Paradox Reveals Sengoku
Paradox Interactive love strategy titles. They will not stop making them until every country and period of history is catered for.
Serious Sam 3: BFE Gets Properly Announced
After teasing us with a sort of pre-announcement announcement, Croteam have appeared again with a bit more Serious Sam 3: BFE news and some pictures.
Killzone 3 Review
Killzone 3 is intense. It’s so intense that it often feels as though you’re being guided at break neck speed through rush hour traffic by a taxi driver who 1) has no license 2) has no brakes and 3) learnt to drive by watching and re-watching The Fast and the Furious.
As a result, somewhere around the half-way point, Killzone 3 begins to lose its way; the unrelenting barrage of explosions, headshots and space marine ‘bromances’ numbing you to the point of apathy. Only once throughout the 6 hour-ish campaign are you afforded room to breathe. That moment comes in the form of a stealth mission deep in enemy territory through the Helghan jungle; it’s hardly original stuff but at least you’re tasked with performing something other than aim-shoot-kill.
Win a RIFT Digital CE Edition
It’s time for another great competition here at IncGamers and we are giving you the chance to win one of ten Digital Collectors Editions for TRION’s new MMORPG RIFt which launches tomorrow.
Shock! Horror! Mobile games are popular
Results from a survey conducted by PopCap Games, publishers of casual hits such as Plants vs.
Brink looks good, real good
We recently had the pleasure of getting down and dirty with Splash Damage’s upcoming, team-based, first-person shooter, Brink, and – it’s a pleasure to report – things are looknig very promising.
Speculation mounts over GTA V
Everyone loves a little speculation, especially when the gaming’s big guns are involved.
UK All-Format Charts: Killzone Edition
The popularity of the FPS genre seemingly knows no bounds. Last week’s top dog, Call of Duty: Black Ops drops down to third position as Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm take first and second spots respectively.
Watch MMO documentary, ‘GAMERS’, for free
Finally, a videogame documentary that doesn’t focus on violence, addiction and/or the increased risk of you becoming a rapist.
This is not your standard shooter. Brink is clearly trying to do things that you don’t see from your average FPS. As a result there’s an enormous amount going on and there’s an enormous amount to talk about. Therefore, I apologise in advance because there’s absolutely no way to cover everything we’ve seen thus far without rambling on for ten thousand words.
RIFT: IncGamers SoulBuilder Launches
TRION’s MMO launched on Thursday for the early start players and if you played the Beta then you’ll know that opne of the cool features of the game is the ability for each character you roll to have multiple ‘Souls’ which offers some great diverse mix in the game’s four callings, or classes if you prefer.
FEAR 3 – ‘Behind The Scenes’ Video
Day 1 Studios chat about the environments and sound design of FEAR 3, plus some details about the ‘Almaverse’ – the odd, alternative version of reality present in the game.
Maps Revealed For Battlefield 3’s ‘Back To Karkand’ Expansion
We’ve seen barely 30 seconds of actual Battlefield 3 footage, but EA is already laying on the pre-order bonuses and map pack details.
Dawn Of War II: Retribution – Cinematic Trailer
THQ has released a short cinematic trailer for Dawn of War II: Retribution, the latest standalone-expansion for Dawn of War II.
Crysis 2 – ‘Be Invisible’ Trailer
Crytek has released a new trailer for Crysis 2, showing us all just how handy it is to be invisible.
Former Bizarre Staff Launch Lucid Games
Several former members of Bizarre Creations, the studio unceremoniously axed by Activision in January, have launched a new venture: Lucid Games.
First Thief 4 Screen Is Appropriately Blurry
Thief’s anti-hero Garrett is an enigmatic fellow who doesn’t like to advertise himself too much, so it seems appropriate that the first Thief 4 image released by Eidos Montreal is blurry, indistinct and at a distance.
Deus Ex Human Revolution Screens
New screens in this afternoon for Deus Ex Human Revolution courtesy Square.
Fable III ‘Traitor’s Keep’ DLC Announced, Main Game Coming To PC In…
Ok, so Understone may have been terribly underwhelming, but Lionhead are trying again with some fresh DLC for Fable III called ‘Traitor’s Keep.’
The news comes from Major Nelson, who also reveals that the PC version of the main game will finally be available from 17 May in the US.
Orcs Must Die! Revealed By Robot Entertainment
Robot Entertainment seem to have gone to the same game-naming design class as Demiurge (makers of ‘Shoot Many Robots,’) and are eager to inform us that Orcs Must Die!
Doctor Who: Worlds In Time MMO Announced
Like anybody else, when I think of Doctor Who I think of free to play MMOs.
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim ‘Gameplay’ Trailer
Dragons – they get everywhere don’t they? Bethesda seem to concur, and have stuck one in their debut stuff-actually-happens-in-this-one trailer.
RIFT Attracts 1 Million Accounts
Today TRION’s head-start for their new MMO RIFT kicked off and at the press event in London today they revealed that 1 million RIFT accounts have been created which is great news for TRION.
Cities In Motion Review
Nobody should ever trust me with a public transport system.
Within a few short years I’d managed to leave 1920s Berlin with a half-finished metro line, some extremely irate commuters and a fleet of buses that may as well refurbish themselves as themed restaurants since they never really travelled anywhere.
It says something about my family that when they ask what I’ve been playing lately, I can respond with “I’ve been playing a game involving chemical engineering” and (unlike my family – Ed.) they will wait for further details before writing it off as dry, dull and boring.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River Preview
In addition to the following preview, we sat down with Red River’s Principal Game Designer, Tim Browne, to get the low-down on the behind-the-scenes creation of the game.