Archive for August 2011
UFC Undisputed 3 Hands-On
Technical sports featuring subtle movements and paper thin lines between a win and a loss are not easy to translate into videogame form.
Playdead purchases self, regains independence
Playdead, the developer behind Limbo, has purchased itself back from investors using money raised from the game’s smash-hit success.
Blood beach: Dead Island’s release trailer
This is a touch premature, as the game doesn’t come out until 6 September in the US (and 9 September elsewhere), but Techland has issued a ‘release’ trailer for Dead Island.
Dino might: Jurassic Park’s ‘action’ montage
By most accounts, Jurassic Park: The Game is going to break from Telltale’s usual adventure game formula and include more daring feats of peril.
First images and art for Shogun 2 campaign expansion
‘Rise of the Samurai’ coming this September.
Sega have today realised the first official images and artwork for the upcoming Shogun 2: Total War expansion, ‘Rise of the Samurai’.
New Serious Sam Double D screens are insane
This is what a 3/10 game looks like…
Just when you thought Serious Sam couldn’t get any more insane up pops Serious Sam Double D, a game featuring a vuvuzela-honking pancake monster.
Tropico 4 Review
Viva El Presidente! Currently running for his fourth term in office (or third, if you don’t count the markedly different Tropico 2: Pirate Cove), he’s clearly doing something right.
Serious Sam Double D out now on PC
“Will knock your ass through puberty all over again.”
The first game in the ‘Serious Sam Indie Series’ is out today on Steam, Get Games, Impulse and Direct2Drive.
Rage novel out now
Official game-accompanying book available now, £4.89 on Amazon.
Rage, the novel-based-on-game, is out now.
[Win a free copy of Bodycount in this week's IncGamers giveaway.]
Nowadays, to many people, ‘arcade’ is a dirty word when associated with the shooter genre.
Deus Ex decryption challenge underway
There’s something weird afoot in the world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, relating to a strange code that popped up yesterday in the game’s scrolling menu text.
Trackmania 2: Canyon gets ‘educational’
Nadeo has launched an ‘educational’ trailer, to inform the general public about the features of Trackmania 2: Canyon.
Trackmania 2: Canyon (beta) Hands-On
Somehow, I’d gotten the wrong idea about the Trackmania series. I knew some of them were free (before free-to-play became the model of choice for so many games), but my impression was of a fairly standard racer with an emphasis on community participation.
PC edition of Portal 2 outsells those on 360 & PS3
Test results are in. PC users get the lemonade.
Valve have announced that PC edition of Portal 2 has outsolded the consoled editions, providing more ammunition for the keyboard-and-mouse contingent in the never ending (and endlessly boring) PC vs console debate.
Batman: Arkham City PC arriving on Games For Windows Live
Warner Bros. confirm the PC release status for the highly-anticipated return of The Dark Knight.
Persson on why Minecraft is not on Steam
“Inherent incompatibility” between the platform the game.
Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, creator of Minecraft, has spoken out about the reason behind why the incredibly successful indie title is not available on Valve’s digital distribution service, Steam.
IncGamers PAX 2011 Shots
Last week IncGamers attended PAX 2011 and spent some time wandering around to snap off some shots from the show floor.
Deus Ex tops UK charts
Zumba finally dances its way off top spot to be replaced by a cyber-punk extravaganza.
Double dose of Max Payne 3 shots
New shots for Max Payne 3 have just landed here at IncGamers.
Modern Warfare 3 to be a Steamworks title
A brief announcement from Valve and Activision confirms that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will use Steamworks for all PC versions of the game.
The Secret World beta sign-ups open
Due for release nexy April, Funcom are now recruiting testers for the MMORPG.
Hard Reset gets release date – Preorder now
Flying Wild Hog’s shooter will be released sooner than you might have thought.
Warlock: Master of the Arcane announced
Those strategy-loving guys over at Paradox have revealed another title to tax your tactical skills.
Serious Sam 3: BFE Hands-On
Games evoke emotions. All entertainment does, really, whether good or bad: you might feel rage and frustration at cheap enemy placement and level design, or you might adore a particularly well-defined character.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Eternity Vault Walkthrough
The latest developer video from Bioware features one of the high level ‘Operations’.
The Diablo Podcast #36: Weekly News Attack, August 26, 2011
The thirty-sixth episode of The Diablo Podcast is now online for your listening pleasure.
The Secret World will include a micro-transactions store
Funcom has revealed that The Secret World, which is due for release next spring, will employ multiple payment models.
New ‘Razer Blade’ gaming laptop revealed
Shiny keys and an extra LCD display… enter, the Razer Blade.
Gamescom 2011 in pictures
Games, guns and girls.
As per usual, last week’s annual Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany was as much about the crazy individuals that attended the show as it was about the games they came to see.
GameStop offers gift cards in Deus Ex debacle
GameStop is rolling out some damage-control measures after the PR disaster of, first, removing OnLive coupons from PC copies of Deus Ex: Revolution and then removing the PC version from the shelves altogether.