Archive for February 2012
Binding of Isaac barred from 3DS release
It always seemed like an unlikely partnership, but Edward McMillen has now confirmed that roguelike(ish) title (and IncGamers’ 14th best game of 2011) The Binding of Isaac will not be ported to the Nintendo 3DS.
Sim City 5 rumours gather pace
The whispers about a new Sim City title appear to be gathering credence, as Spanish language site Rincon del Simmer translates an article published in the German magazine Gamestar about Sim City 5.
600 jobs to be slashed by Blizzard
Activision-Blizzard has announced that 600 jobs will be axed in the Blizzard division of the company.
Game of Thrones MMO to be shown at GDC
This is going to get confusing. There’s a (non-online) RPG based on the Song of Ice and Fire book series by George RR Martin on the way from Cyanide (who also developed the PC-only strategy game A Game of Thrones: Genesis).
IncGamers Plays – Video Round-Up [February]
Over the past few weeks we’ve been upping the amount of video coverage here on IncGamers in order to funnel entertainment into both your eyes and your brain at once.
Kingdoms of Amalur DLC arrives on 20 March
If you’ve been burning through Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and are looking for more content, then you won’t have long to wait as the first piece of DLC arrives on 20 March,
Called the The Legend of Dead Kel, the DLC will feature the mysterious island if Gallows End which adds a new continent with new enemies, weapons, quests and challenges.
The Legend of Dead Kel DLC and the story of Gallows End will feature:
An Epic New Questline – The Legend of Dead Kel is only part of the story of Gallows End.
Microsoft Flight takes off today
Flight sim fans can take ot the skies from today Microsoft Flight has finally been released.
AION Asmodian and Elyos F2P launch trailers
As AION goes free to play in Europe, a couple of new trailers for the MMO dropped in this afternoon for the Asmodian and Elyos races.
No Mass Effect 3 at GAME
GAME’s troubles have been ongoing for a while now as they fight for survival, but the latest blow to the retailer is the news that EA’s blockbuster release Mass Effect 3 will not be sold at GAME, and in fact none of EA’s new titles are expected to be on the shelves in March.
Age of Conan crafting revamp explained
The latest Age of Conan developer update for February is now live.
New MechWarrior Online Trailer
Piranha Games has released a new trailer for their upcoming MechWarrior reboot MechWarrior Online.
Skyrim v1.4.27 lands on Steam
After a beta test period, Bethesda has unleashed the v1.4.27 update for the PC version of Skyrim this evening.
Dirt Showdown [Preview] – Destruction dirty
If the Dirt series is about the glory and carefully executed, almost balletic, spins and drifts of highly-tuned rally cars as they fly through rugged rural stages, then Dirt Showdown is the uglier, nastier little brother.
Nioki Adventure announced for 360 and PC
French developer Bidogames has revealed Nioki Adventure, a title they hope will match Terraria-like multiplayer exploration and construction with an RPG-style quest system.
UK’s Dark Energy Digital enters administration
Dark Energy Digital, the developer of Hydrophobia (as well as re-issued versions Hydrophobia Prophecy and Hydrophobia Pure), is entering administration.
BioWare talk possible Mass Effect MMO
Possibly in a move to ramp up even more interest for the launch of Mass Effect 3 on 9 March, developer BioWare has been discussing a possible MMO set in the Mass Effect universe.
Risen 2: Dark Waters [Preview] – Pirates of voodoo
On paper, Risen 2: Dark Waters sounds like an intriguing prospect: you play a pirate that exists in an open-world of voodoo tribes, giant crabs and hard-to-please captains.
Sniper Elite V2 pre-order bonus asks you to kill Hitler
505 Games has revealed the pre-order incentives for Sniper Elite V2.
Origin automatically adds EA’s Steam games
Any EA games that you’ve purchased through Steam (and other channels) will be added to your Origin account for free.
IncGamers Podcast episode #71
Strangeness is afoot in the IncGamers pod this week, as things get all Twilight Zone with Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, a new site offers hot dates for ‘gamers’, and Danny Dyer invades the outtakes.
Diablo 3 console development ramping up?
At the beginning of January Blizzard stated that they were still exploring the idea of Diablo 3 on consoles after revealing last year that they were experimenting with the game on consoles.
SSX [Review] – A whole lotta snowboating
On first appearances, this isn’t the SSX we’ve come to love.
Guild Wars 2 – 4000 Beta sign-ups per minute
We reported at the weekend that Guild Wars 2 received over one million sign-ups during their public Beta test and this evening they fired out some more information, which showed that during peak periods, they were recieving more that 4000 applications per minute.
IncGamers Plays: Warhammer Online Wrath of Heroes
The latest Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes beta took place over the weekend, and I was there to do battle with the Old World’s finest.
Mass Effect 3 is 40 hours long, main quest is 15-20 hours
The world’s first review of Mass Effect 3, from German mag Gamestar, claims that the highly anticipated RPG is roughly 40 hours long.
Two months on, how good is Star Wars: The Old Republic?
At the time of writing, it’s been just over two months since Star Wars: The Old Republic hit shelves both digital and physical.
Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Beta [Preview] – Goblin’ it up?
This is one of those tougher assignments. Ok, yes, stop rolling your eyes at the prospect of a games writer having an assignment that’s in any way ‘tough’.
Torchlight 2 Development Update [Video]
It’s been a while since we heard how the development process on Torchlight 2 was coming along but this evening the team broke silence to fill everyone in on how the game is progressing.
One million sign up for Guild Wars 2 beta
The brief window in which you could sign up for a possible spot in the upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta has slammed shut, but not before sign-ups passed by the one million mark.