Archive for October 2011


The Darkness 2 is strikingly individual [Preview]

The Darkness 2 is not a game lacking in personality. From the comic book ink that lines each object, to the demonic midget that takes pleasure from farting in the mouths of dead enemies, it’s clear that (even from a mere 30 minutes of hands-on demo) this is an experience that revels in the stylish and delights in the nasty.

By John Robertson | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Jagged Alliance’s ‘Plan & Go’ system visualised

If, like me, you’re quite sure whether Jagged Alliance: Back in Action’s ‘Plan & Go’ control system means the game is turn-based or not, these images may help (a bit).

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Mechwarrior Online revealed by Piranha

Much-rumoured, but now confirmed. Mechwarrior Online will be here in summer 2012.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Publisher and devs apologise for Sword of the Stars 2

I’ve not been actively following the release of Kerberos’ 4x strategy sequel Sword of the Stars 2, but from reading around it’s fair to say that it hasn’t gone well.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Home improvements: CitiesXL 2012 [Review]

Imagine a house. Just a simple, ordinary house. It’s functional and cosy, even well-designed when viewed from certain angles; but the extremities of the building have some ugly flaws.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

This week’s releases (04/11/11)

Uncharted 3, Sonic Generations, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.
No prizes for guessing which is the ‘big’ game this week with Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3: Darke’s Deception finally coming to a store near you.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 360 servers 95% fixed, we’re still not impressed

PS3 and PC servers are “solid”, apparently.
Been playing Battlefield 3 online over the past week or so?

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 week one sales better than all other Battlefields combined

17 Battlefield games since 2002, Battlefield 3 betters them all.
GfK Chart-Track, the organisation in charge of compiling sales lists in the UK, has revealed that Battlefield 3’s week one sales are better than the combined week one numbers of every other Battlefield game combined. 
That’s some achievement considering that there have been 17 Battlefield games since the 2002 release of Battlefield 1942, including the very respectable numbers put up by the console-focused Battlefield: Bad Company 1 and 2. 
Battlefield 3 is currently sitting atop the UK charts.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3 goes straight to the top in the UK

EA DICE’s shooter leads chart in first week.
Released this past Friday throughout Europe, Battlefield 3 has (unsurprisingly) knocked Batman: Arkham City from pole position and taken up residence there itself.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

TERA celebrates Halloween with new shots and trailer

A new trailer and screens celebrate Halloween.
Frogster has released a new Halloween themed trailer for their MMO along with a batch of spooky shots from the game.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Getting deep with Hydrophobia: Prophecy [PS3 Review]

Well, this is a first. I’m not talking about reviewing Hydrophobia, obviously; I’ve done that three times already (three times!

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

The Making of Uncharted 3 – Part 2 [Interview]

Released earlier this week, we presume many of you are well on your way to completing Nathan Drake’s third adventure (if you haven’t already done so).

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

The Making of Uncharted 3 – Part 1 [Interview]

It’s a rarity, but some games take you by storm. Honoured with only the third 10/10 in IncGamers’ history, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is one of those games.

By Paul Younger | 31 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

The Week That Was… (ending 30/10/11)

Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 reviews, as well as the announcement of Grand Theft Auto V.

By Paul Younger | 30 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand screens and date

EA released six new shots earlier to announce an estimated date for the Back to Karkand Battlefield 3 DLC.

By Paul Younger | 29 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Official Skyrim podcast goes live

Bethesda has released the first developer podcast for Skyrim which is due for released on 11 November.

By Paul Younger | 29 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

6(66) of the best horror games for Halloween 2011

Your guide to gloom, your textbook to terror.
Horror games are difficult beasts to make.

By Paul Younger | 28 Oct 2011 | Comments Off

Deus Ex: Human Revolution soundtrack due in November

Deus Ex: Human Revolution was heavy on atmosphere, and a lot of that was down to Michael McCann’s impressive score.

By Paul Younger | 28 Oct 2011 | Comments Off