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Archive for February 2012


Guild Wars 2 public Beta test sign-up live

There’s been a lot of Guild Wars 2 action this week and it continues this evening with the public Beta test sign-ups going live.

By John Robertson | 22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Tribes Ascend open Beta begins Friday

This Friday Hi-Rez Studios will be opening up the beta test to the public for their online free to play shooter Tribes: Ascend.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Syndicate [Review] – A familiar message

Look beyond the pixelated visuals and simple tunes of 1993′s original Syndicate and you’ll find a game of callous corporate domination that revels, without a flinch, at the destruction of innocents in the name of progression.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Beta Gameplay on show [Video]

After the madness that was the Guild Wars 2 Beta weekend we have been sifting through more video and this evenign we have a couple of videos of our Charr Elementalist out questing and joining in a couple of events.

By John Robertson | 22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast episode #70

Even the doughy allure of Pancake Day can’t prevent the IncGamers team recording another broadcast from the world of gaming.

By John Robertson | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #70

Even the doughy allure of Pancake Day can’t prevent the IncGamers team recording another broadcast from the world of gaming.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2012 | 15

Sins of a Dark Age announced by Ironclad

Ironclad, the developers known for Sins of a Solar Empire, have announced Sins of a Dark Age, which aims to blend 4x strategy activities with real time action.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Spec Ops: The Line infiltrates in June

Third-person military action title Spec Ops: The Line will be paragliding (or whatever it is those military types do to get around) onto shelves this summer.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Who is Hitman Absolution’s Diana Burnwood? [Video]

Ok, so most Hitman fans know Diana Burnwood as Agent 47′s handler.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World gets June release date

Ahh, summer. The smell of fresh-hewn grass, the sounds of distant village cricketers and the unrelenting paranoia about illuminati plots to take over the world.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Little Deviants [Review] – Muffed mini-games

Little Deviants is that most quintessential of launch titles – a game that tries to incorporate all of a console’s features into one package.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Everybody’s Golf Vita [Review] – Par for the course

Everybody’s Golf doesn’t get enough credit in the west. Its blend of simple but rewarding gameplay, big-eyed Japanese manga golfers and shiny bright courses represent a best-in-class standard for the arcade golf genre.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 Patch 13 Skill interface explained [Video]

At the weekend, Blizzard released the patch 13 update for the Diablo 3 Beta which included changes to the rune and skill system.

By John Robertson | 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Mech combat title Reign of Thunder announced

Former MechAssault developers Day 1 Studios have announced Reign of Thunder, which will be an “all new Mech IP” with “fast paced, explosive action”.

By John Robertson | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Beta – Charr Gameplay [Video]

Paul’s been lucky enough to spend some time with the Guild Wars 2 beta, in which he’s been questing around as a Charr Elementalist.

By John Robertson | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Plays: Crusader Kings II [Video]

Want to see how to assassinate the King of France in Crusader Kings II?

By John Robertson | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Agent 47 gets personal in new Hitman Absolution trailer

The latest Hitman Absolution trailer sees Agent 47 getting all personal about a mysterious girl in an orphanage.

By John Robertson | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Win a copy of King Arthur II [Giveaway]

We’re giving away 10 boxed copies of strategy game King Arthur II.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Asura’s Wrath [Review] – Dragon ball of fire

Explaining Asura’s Wrath is like explaining what it’s like to lose your virginity – you won’t get the proper ‘feel’ until you try it for yourself.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Valve will not reveal half-baked games

The demand for Half-Life 3 shows no signs of settling down.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Alan Wake has made Remedy ‘very excited about PC’

Alan Wake’s release on Steam last week has, in 48 hours, brought in enough cash to cover the game’s development and marketing expenses.

By John Robertson | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Why do PC versions come after console games? Capcom explains.

Why do PC games often come out later than their console counterparts?

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Activision claims it doesn’t blacklist journalists

Last week, French videogame blog Gameblog.fr claimed that it had been contacted by Activision regarding a story about this year’s Call of Duty game.

By John Robertson | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

UFC Undisputed 3 tops UK chart

UFC Undisputed 3 has made it to the top of the UK all-format charts in its first week on general release.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 [Preview] – Beta first impressions

When ArenaNet revealed the first Guild Wars back at E3 in 2003 it was pretty rough around  the edges, but it was an Alpha build and they were simply testing the waters.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 Rune changes detailed and Patch 13

After months of speculation about Diablo 3′s rune system, Blizzard’s Jay Wilson finally revealed the changes during this evening’s Beta patch 13 update.

By John Robertson | 19 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Crusader Kings II [Review] – Infant brothers must die

My brother wants to kill me, my sister wants to kill him and everybody’s upset that my wife had the audacity to give birth to a daughter.

By Paul Younger | 19 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

French site claims Black Ops 2 reveal led to blacklisting

Update:
Activision has since responded, claiming that it “doesn’t blacklist journalists“.

By John Robertson | 17 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Prototype 2′s bestiary, in pictures

New York Zero is a rather dangerous place to be in Prototype 2, with almost an entire messed-up zoo of creatures roaming the streets.

By Paul Younger | 17 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Crusader Kings II takes on pirates [Video]

The only downside to Crusader Kings II being released earlier this week is that it means no more ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ trailers.

By John Robertson | 17 Feb 2012 | Comments Off