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Archive for January 2012


IncGamers Podcast #67

It’s a steamy Podcast this week as the team gets all hot and sweaty with Soul Calibur V’s crotchal areas, Tim finds he can talk forever about JRPGs and we ponder the decision to axe Blizzcon 2012.

By John Robertson | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #67

In this week’s scintillating edition of the IncGamers Podcast, the team gets all hot and sweaty with Soul Calibur V’s crotchal areas, Tim finds he can talk forever about JRPGs and we ponder the decision to axe Blizzcon 2012.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Risen 2 pre-orders come with bonus DLC

Publisher Deep Silver has confirmed the goodies available to those who pre-order upcoming pirate RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Valve games now available on Impulse

Valve has made its games available on Impulse, GameStop’s download service.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Secret Square Enix team working on secret project

Producer of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, Tetsuya Nomura, has teased a new Square Enix game that is being develop by a “secret team”.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

THQ threatened with stock exchange delisting

THQ has received a delisitng warning from the Nasdaq stock exchange.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Grab a bargain in Origin’s action game sale

Electronic Arts are holding a rather large action game sale on their Origin digital distribution platform.

By John Robertson | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

New Risen 2: Dark Waters screens

A few new shots for Risen 2: Dark Waters, the upcoming RPG from Piranha Bytes with a salty pirate flavour.

By John Robertson | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Adventures of Shuggy dev announces Gateways

If you missed out on The Adventures of Shuggy last year, you missed a fine platformer.

By John Robertson | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Booty shaking with Soul Calibur V [Review]

‘Accessibility’ is the buzzword king of today’s fighting games. Be it in a positive or negative sense, it’s used by developers, critics, publishers, veteran players and the back of the box blurb.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

‘Eliminator’ mode added to Auto Club Revolution beta

For those in the Auto Club Revolution closed beta, developers Eutechnyx have added a fresh race mode.

By John Robertson | 31 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Without a head in NeverDead [Review]

If I’m being kind, I’d describe NeverDead as Bayonetta with guns.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is about a ‘spec ops experience’ [Interview]

You may be forgiven for thinking that shooters – third-person or first-person – are the only kinds of games being made these days.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Original EverQuest goes free-to-play

EverQuest, one of the earliest MMO titles out there, is joining so many others in the field by going free-to-play.

By Paul Younger | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

DICE addresses Battlefield 3 Punkbuster exploit

DICE has responded to a spate of incorrect Battlefield 3 bans by reversing as many as possible and implementing new protections.

By John Robertson | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Dev of XCOM FPS & Bioshock 2 working on new IP

2K Marin, the developers of Bioshock 2 and the upcoming XCOM first-person shooter, are working another – as yet announced – title.

By John Robertson | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Man vs. Machine achieves 999 player online FPS match

If you read this article last week, then you’ll know that a very special world record attempt took place last night.

By John Robertson | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Aliens: Colonial Marines Contact trailer

A new trailer for Gearbox and SEGA’s Aliens: Colonial Marines has landed to strike fear into the hearts of shooter fans.

By John Robertson | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

FIFA holds top chart spot for another week

The UK charts for week ending 28 January shows no change at the top with EA’s FIFA 12 dominating for another week with MW3 rising one place from last week replacing Skyrim in the second spot.

By John Robertson | 30 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The weekly recap [ending 29/01/12]

A busy week all round saw reviews for Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, as well as those for download-only titles Scarygirl and Sol: Exodus. 
Of course, we haven’t forgotten about those games on the horizon either – the past seven days seeing previews for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and the incredibly interesting Black Knight Sword.

By Paul Younger | 29 Jan 2012 | 1

Back to the future with Final Fantasy XIII-2 [Review]

Take a moment to remember Final Fantasy XIII and what it did, both right and wrong.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The Diablo Podcast #56 – Game system changes

It’s been a busy week for Diablo 3 and the Diablo Podcast Team are back to discuss everything Diablo 3 related.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The gameplay of Sol: Exodus [Video]

This week Peter goes hands-on with PC space combat sim Sol: Exodus from Seamless Entertainment.

By Paul Younger | 28 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Curt Schilling says sorry for ropey Reckoning demo

Curt Schilling, the head of 38 Studios, has popped up on the NeoGaf forums to say sorry for the bugs in the recent Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo.

By John Robertson | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

TERA publisher rejects NCsoft’s lawsuit claims

NCsoft has filed a lawsuit against Bluehole Studio in an attempt to block the upcoming US launch of the latter’s TERA MMO.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Dead Block now available on PC

Digital Reality and PC publishing partners Kalypso bring word that zombie survival title Dead Block is now available on PC from selected digital retailers.

By John Robertson | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Pineapple Smash Crew gatecrashes Steam in February

You know you’ve been around videogames too long when you no longer bat an eye at the name Pineapple Smash Crew; but that’s certainly not to say that it looks boring.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3 shows players working in harmony [Video]

Bioware is really pushing the hard sell on Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer, so it’s not too surprising to see yet another trailer showing us that side of the game.

By John Robertson | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’s online pass locks single-player content

It was always likely to happen at some point, and now it has.

By John Robertson | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Ubi never said Ghost Recon: Future Soldier wasn’t coming to PC

If you’ve been following the history of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier as a PC game then you’re forgiven for perhaps being slightly confused about the situation.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off