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.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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’.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Rage novel out now

Official game-accompanying book available now, £4.89 on Amazon.
Rage, the novel-based-on-game, is out now.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Bodycount Review

[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.

By Paul Younger | 31 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Trackmania 2: Canyon gets ‘educational’

Nadeo has launched an ‘educational’ trailer, to inform the general public about the features of Trackmania 2: Canyon.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Deus Ex tops UK charts

Zumba finally dances its way off top spot to be replaced by a cyber-punk extravaganza.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Double dose of Max Payne 3 shots

New shots for Max Payne 3 have just landed here at IncGamers.

By Paul Younger | 30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

The Secret World beta sign-ups open

Due for release nexy April, Funcom are now recruiting testers for the MMORPG.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Hard Reset gets release date – Preorder now

Flying Wild Hog’s shooter will be released sooner than you might have thought.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Warlock: Master of the Arcane announced

Those strategy-loving guys over at Paradox have revealed another title to tax your tactical skills.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic Eternity Vault Walkthrough

The latest developer video from Bioware features one of the high level ‘Operations’.

By Paul Younger | 28 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 28 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 27 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

New ‘Razer Blade’ gaming laptop revealed

Shiny keys and an extra LCD display… enter, the Razer Blade.

By Paul Younger | 26 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Aug 2011 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 26 Aug 2011 | Comments Off