Archive for January 2012


The Binding of Isaac coming in boxed form this March

It’s not only Terraria that’s getting the boxed copy treatment, The Binding of Isaac is going through the same process. 
Both games’ boxed editions are being handled by publisher Merge Games, and both are currently only confirmed for an EU release.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

PixelJunk Eden coming to Steam next week

Q-Games is to release PixelJunk Eden on PC through Steam, the developer has announced.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The Witcher 3 has not been announced, despite what you might read

A few overzealous websites have been reporting today that CD Projekt Red had announced The Witcher 3 last night during a press briefing.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Dirt Showdown seems to be all about collisions

Codemasters has released the first gameplay trailer for the upcomng Dirt Showdown.

By John Robertson | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Swedish FPS aiming for 1,000 player online match

Update:
Man vs. Machine achieved 999 players.
Original Story:
This Sunday, 29 January, Swedish non-profit developer MuchDifferent is aiming to host a 1,000 player deathmatch on its own PC FPS Man vs.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Terraria gets a ‘Collector’s Edition’… in boxed form

Hugely successful indie game Terraria is getting the full retail treatment from publisher Merge Games, in the form of a ‘Collector’s Edition’.

By Paul Younger | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Magicka sells 1.3 million in year one, new spell to celebrate

Paradox Interactive has announced that Arrowhead Game Studios’ Magicka has sold 1.3 million copies in its first year.

By John Robertson | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

King Arthur II demo released

NeoCore has released a demo of King Arthur II, its sequel to (surprisingly) the original King Arthur.

By John Robertson | 27 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The solar flair of Sol: Exodus [Review]

The space sim has been undergoing a bit of a revival of late.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The Witcher 2 to be ‘enhanced’ on 360 and PC

The Witcher 2 will be released for the Xbox 360 as an ‘enhanced edition’ on 17 April, exactly one year after the release of the game’s PC version.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World Blue Mountain revealed [Video]

Funcom has released a new trailer for another zone that will feature in their upcoming MMORPG The Secret World.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Dead Island DLC is playable Ryder White campaign [Video]

Deep Silver has issued a trailer for the forthcoming (1 February) Dead Island DLC, in which you’ll be able to take control of uncompromising military chap Ryder White.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

We’re all on social networks, come be social with us!

You visit IncGamers and you have an account on Facebook and/or Twitter, so why not combine the two?

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is full of potential [Preview]

It’s our final pre-review look at Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and a chance to find out whether this latest section of the game is superior to what we’ve seen before.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Wait, what? An Ubisoft PC game without DRM!

Earlier today it was announced that Ubisoft will be releasing a PC edition of Rayman Origins on 30 March. 
In and of itself, that’s not all that miraculous or mind-blowing.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Microsoft Flight will include 16 player multiplayer

Joshua Howard, executive producer on Microsoft Flight, has confirmed that the game/simulator/girlfriend-evictor will include “multiplayer matches” of up to 16 players. 
According to Howard, “players can team up with friends in the LIVE community to fly and explore terrain together.”
The confirmation came in an interview with RPS, in which he also tried to alleviate fears that the game would be too casual for the hardcore Microsoft Flight Simulator audience.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Does Ubisoft now love the PC market? Rayman Origins coming to the…

Update
Rayman Origins will ship on PC without DRM.
Original Story
There was a time (about two months ago) when ‘Ubisoft’ and ‘PC’ in the same sentence could only mean delays, cancellations or some kind of claim that all PC gamers are pirates.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed until autumn

Originally due this spring, Aliens: Colonial Marines is now due in autumn according to the game’s official website. 
The shooter-come-horror game is being developed by Gearbox Software (Borderlands, Brothers in Arms).

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

GOG signs Square Enix, Hitman and Deus Ex now available

Good Old Games, digital distributor of classic games to your PC, has signed up Square Enix to its publisher catalogue.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

‘A Kinect shooter would be horribly boring’, says Ghost Recon dev

Kinect and the ‘hardcore’ (I hate that term) audience continue to have an awkward relationship.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

What kind of shooter is Ghost Recon: Future Soldier ? [Preview]

“A smart third-person shooter”, that’s how Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’s producer, Yann Suquet, refers to the latest entry into the squad-based near-future military franchise.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Alan Wake PC also coming in boxed format

A boxed edition of Alan Wake will on PC in the UK, it will be published by Nordic Games. 
Included on the disc will be The Signal and The Writer DLC that appeared for the Xbox 360 version.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Res Evil 6 is ‘dramatic horror’ not ‘survival horror’

Capcom has claimed that Resident Evil 6 is the biggest-production the publisher has ever set in motion, with more than 600 people working on the game.

By Paul Younger | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

AMD & Nvidia GPU sales decline, both blame HDD shortages

Both Nvidia and AMD have cited a shortage of hard disc drives as the main reason behind reduced sales numbers for their graphicas processor units. 
Hard drive shortages are being blamed on the large-scale flooding that hit Thailand, the world’s number two producer of hard drives, in July 2011.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Assassin’s Creed 3 will be ‘biggest yet’, says Ubisoft

This year will (obviously) see another see another entry into the Assassin’s Creed series.

By John Robertson | 26 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Minecraft dev asks whether he can spy on you

Minecraft developer Markus Persson has put up a survey on his personal tumblr, gauging community interest (or, indeed, approval) of anonymous data collection from players.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Back in time with Metal Gear Solid HD Collection [Review]

There’s something very special about the Metal Gear Solid franchise. Within a few minutes of booting this HD collection up, the memories started flooding back.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 reveals the sad history of the Jotun

In another backstory/lore post about the forthcoming Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet has fleshed out the history of the towering Jotun and given them a rather more tragic history than in the original Guild Wars.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission gets a release window

Bohemia Interactive’s remake of the classic Carrier Command (named Carrier Command: Gaea Mission to distinguish it from the original), is getting closer.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

RIFT Mobile arrives on Android

Following the iPhone and iPad versions, TRION has now finally released the Android version of their RIFTMobile App.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off