Archive for June 2011
Steam launches ‘Summer Camp sale’
Get ready to hunker down and attempt to resist the urge to buy cheap PC games, as Steam launches a ‘Summer Camp’ sale.
Playdead’s Limbo coming to PS3 and Steam ‘very soon’
Formerly an Xbox 360 exclusive, Limbo will now be appearing on PS3 and PC.
Spit & sizzle: New Baconing trailer
HotHead’s The Baconing now has a new trailer; one that’s slightly more revealing than the teaser (which, you may recall, was just a black screen with someone whispering about bacon).
Call of Duty is now a Con
A convention, that is. Why, what did you think I meant?
Lucha Fury Review
Lucha Fury is a prime example of video game design gone wrong… very wrong.
RAGE behind the scenes video #1 – Legacy of id
Go behinds the scenes of the highly anticipated RAGE in this new trailer.
Flying Wild Hog teases new PC FPS with single shot
Nothing like creating a bit of mystery and new Polish developer Flying Wild Hog have teased the first image from their FPS which is in the works.
Blacklight Retribution DirectX 11Trailer
Perfect World released a new trailer for Zombie studios’ FPS Blacklight: Retribution to show off the visuals.
F.E.A.R. 3 Achievements and Trophies detailed
With F.E.A.R 3 now in the shops and gamers shooting away at each other, today we have a list of Achievements and Trophies to keep you playing.
Vast improvements for EA’s FIFA Manager 12
EA has revealed details of FIFA Manager 12, the next installment in their footy manager franchise.
Hellgate open beta underway
If you missed out on the closed beta test of the revived Hellgate then today is the day the open beta gets underway.
The Secret World monster and location udpate
This week’s update for Funcom’s MMO The Secret World shows some of the nasty creatures you’ll encounter and a new location.
Interview: Designing Guild Wars 2 – Part 2
The concluding part of our chat with Guild Wars 2’s lead game designer Eric Flannum focuses on XP sharing, co-op vs.
Utah Representative drops ‘violent game’ bill
After the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the EMA over California’s ‘violent game’ bill, Utah Representative Michael Morley says he will no longer pursue his own (slightly different) videogame bill.
Respawn reveal Loch Ness game. Possibly.
Respawn Entertainment, the developer set up by former Infinity Ward chaps Jason West and Vince Zampella, has published a very blurry screenshot.
Dead Block invites you to kill zombies with a sunbed
I know, I know, zombie fatigue is hitting videogame buyers pretty hard.
Crusader Kings II gets all genealogical
The latest developer monologue video for Crusader Kings II wants to explain medieval family trees to you.
Guild Wars 2 screenshot blowout
Over 100 new unique and exclusive screenshots added.
These new screens were captured directly by IncGamers during a hands-on event in which we played in various areas as both low and high level characters, as well as raided a dungeon with our friends from ArenaNet.
Interview: Designing Guild Wars 2 – Part 1
Apparently, making an MMO is not easy. I can’t see why, thousands of players, constant updates, exhaustive levelling, loot and guild systems… sounds easy if you ask me.
Despite that, we sat down once again with ArenaNet’s Eric Flannum, lead game designer on Guild Wars 2, to chat about how the MMO space has changed since the first Guild Wars, how the team generate new ideas and the difficulty in making each player feel unique and valued.
First World of Warcraft free to play model announced
Last night Blizzard revealed a new free to play sub model for new players joining Azeroth.
World of Tanks Update 6.5 rolls out
Wargaming.Net is set to release the next update for their tank MMO tomorrow.
Brief beta footage from Tribes: Ascend
A day after Tribes: Ascend was revealed as being a free-to-play shooter, developer Hi-Rez has released a spot of beta footage from the game.
IGDA to investigate ‘unacceptable’ Team Bondi working conditions
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has promised a full investigation into reports of 100 hour work weeks at LA Noire developer Team Bondi and menacing behaviour by boss Brendan McNamara.
World of Tanks heading to US retail
Wargaming.net and Interactive Gaming Software (IGS) have announced a partnership that will bring World of Tanks to US retailers.
Winners of E3 Game Critics Awards revealed
The E3 Game Critics Awards have become a staple of the event since their beginning in 1998, and the results are now in for 2011.
Portal 2 ‘summer mapping initiative’ winners announced
The Portal 2 mapping community Thinking With Portals have concluded their ‘summer mapping initiative’ contest and announced the winners.
Tribes: Ascend revealed as free-to-play
Tribes: Ascend, the persistent world FPS from Hi-Rez (not to be confused with their more MMO-based outing, Tribes: Universe) will follow a free-to-play model.
Crysis 2’s PC prettification patch released
Crytek have released two optional patches for the PC version of Crysis 2, adding DirectX 11 support and new, high-res textures.
David Bateson dropped from Hitman: Absolution
David Bateson, the voice actor for Hitman’s Agent 47 since the start of the series, has been dropped for Hitman: Absolution according to reports.
Boulder Dash-XL coming 13 July
Sneaking in just before the ‘Summer of Arcade’ launches, Boulder Dash-XL will bring the ‘reinvented’ classic to Xbox LIVE Arcade on 13 July.