Archive for January 2012


Diablo 3 Beta Patch #10 Analysed [Video]

The Diablo 3 Beta patch landed and Elly got stuck into the latest update to check out all the recent game system changes.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

TRION to attempt virtual wedding world record

Virtual weddings in MMOs are nothing new but with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, TRION are looking to attempt a new world record for the most virtual weddings in a 24 hour period in RIFT.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

No BlizzCon in 2012

Forget BlizzCon this year everyone, it’s been replaced by the Battle.net World Championship but it will return in 2013.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

THQ shifts focus to core and digital content, kids division shut down

THQ has announced that it is going to cease operating in the licensed kids game sector.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The Darkness 2 demo now on PC, system requirements detailed

Horror-come-comic-book-FPS The Darkness 2 now has a demo on PC, ready for its full launch on 10 February.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

11 new publishers sign up to EA’s Origin service

CD Projekt Red, Robot Entertainment, Freebird Games, Recoil Games, 1C Company, inXile Entertainment, Paradox Interactive, Autumn Games, N3V Games, Trion Worlds and Core Learning.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Early Diablo 3 Beta Patch 10 observations

This morning Blizzard unleashed the much talked about Beta patch 10 for Diablo 3 which includes by Blizzard’s Jay Wilson last week. 
Blizzard is currently going through an intense iteration period with the game and so beta testers have been keen to see the changes in action.

By John Robertson | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Planetside 2 Dev Webcast on Thursday

SOE will be holding a developer webcast for Planetside 2 this Thursday with Creative Director Matt Higby hosting the show.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

War of the Roses, dev diary and screens

Who’s your favourite in England’s Wars of the Roses, Lancaster or York?

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Darksiders II catalogues the achievements of Death [Video]

Much like his brother, War, the protagonist of Darksiders II has many talents and accomplishments.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3 DLC gets bookish

Booksellers Barnes & Noble are the latest in long (very long) line of outlets to offer some bonus Mass Effect 3 goodies in return for your wads of cash.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

UKIE trade body trials PC download chart

UKIE, the trade association for UK Interactive Entertainment, will launch a PC download chart (in Beta form) this February.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

QuakeCon dates announced

The dates for this year’s QuakeCon have been announced today so if you fancy lugging your computer to the LAN party and take part in the numerous developer discussions that take place each year, then mark these dates down. 
This year’s event takes place between August 2-5 and special room rates ($154 per night). can now be booked at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX where this year’s event is taking place.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Kingdoms of Amalur live Q&A today

A Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning  developer chat will be taking place today at 9AM PST (5PM GMT).

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

SWTOR patch addresses ability delays

EA and Bioware have kicked live the v1.1.0b patch for Star Wars: the Old Republic which addresses issues such as the ability delays players were experiencing as well as Karagga’s Palace exploits.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Kingdoms of Amalur dev diary – Music and Sound [Video]

A nbew developer diary video has been released of the upcoming Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning RPG from EA and 38 Studios.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

New Hitman novel announced

Del Ray has annnounced that a second novel based on the Hitman franchise.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

RIFT released on Origin with bonus items

TRION have added a new way to get your hands on their MMO RIFT, it has now been added to EA’s Origin platform.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Mediterranean Map Pack released

The Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Mediterranean Map Pack has been relreased today for the 360 and PC witht he PS3 versions arriving tomorrow, 25 January.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast – Episode #66

In this week’s show the chaps discuss what they’ve been playing this past week as John has been going hands-on with the PS Vita and discusses his experiences so far, Tim discusses his play time with some older titles in preparation for a big release next month, Peter gets into some space combat.

By John Robertson | 24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #66

In this week’s show the chaps discuss what they’ve been playing this past week as John has been going hands-on with the PS Vita and discusses his experiences so far, Tim discusses his play time with some older titles in preparation for a big release next month, Peter gets into some space combat.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2012 | 2

Doctor Who faces old foes in The Eternity Clock [Video]

The BBC has released a new trailer for Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, the 2D-ish platformer that’ll be making its way to PlayStation Network, Vita and (eventually) the PC.

By John Robertson | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Skyrim v1.4 beta patch now on Steam

Bethesda has now released the Skyrim beta patch for v1.4. Bethesda a re utilising Steam’s beta functionality to get the patch out to gamers now for testing.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard’s Project Titan MMO coming with F2P model?

A recent job posting on Blizzard’s website for a Franchise Development Producer indicates that Blizzard may be looking to roll out their next MMO with a free to play model included.

By John Robertson | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

FIFA still tops UK Game Charts

The latest UK game charts show that FIFA is still reigning supreme for yet another week.

By John Robertson | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Beta starts February

ArenaNet’s president Mike O’Brian announced this morning that the Beta test for Guild Wars 2 will get iunderway in February.

By John Robertson | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Squeezing a Yeti to death in Scarygirl [Review]

As someone who’s never met a Cure album he didn’t like (even the more recent, ahh, ‘troublesome’ ones), the aesthetics of Scarygirl were always going to appeal to me.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Why you should take notice of Black Knight Sword [Preview]

Collaborations between Eastern Europe and Japan are hardly a regular occurrence.

By John Robertson | 23 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

The how and why of UFC Undisputed 3’s gameplay changes [Interview]

After a break of two years, a new entry into the UFC Undisputed series is due out of 17 February.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2012 | Comments Off

Alan Wake PC due in February, not using Games for Windows Live

Remedy has let it be known that the PC version of Alan Wake will be released “during February” and “will not” be using Games for Windows Live.

By John Robertson | 22 Jan 2012 | Comments Off