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Archive for February 2012


BioWare’s lead writer retires

Drew Karpyshyn, lead writer at BioWare, has retired from the games industry.

By John Robertson | 17 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Uncharted: Golden Abyss [Review] – Silver screen to small screen

Nathan Drake’s outings on PlayStation 3 (particularly the most recent two) are spectacular, action-epics built on the solid foundations of engaging scripts, peerless directing and near-perfect pacing.

By Paul Younger | 17 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

I Am Alive [Preview] – Survival in a monochromatic world

Sometimes, long development times signify a developer (and sometimes publisher) with an eye on creating the very best game possible.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Syndicate eyes the future with launch trailer

EA is so keen to have the Syndicate launch underway, that they’re releasing corresponding trailers early in an attempt to hurry the clock along.

By Paul Younger | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Max Payne 3 trailer, from New York to Brazil

Rockstar has today released a new trailer for the upcoming Max Payne 3, focusing on the backstory to the events that lead our hero from New York to Brazil.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

New Far Cry 3 screenshots, explosion heavy

Ubisoft has released a batch of 10 new screenshots for Far Cry 3, each with a focus on explosions, guns, knives and guys in lab coats.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

DOTA 2 will include LAN and mod support

As you’ve probably gathered from the clear and concise heading to this post, DOTA 2 will come with mod and LAN support.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Civilization V expansion coming late spring

Firaxis are currently hard at work on the ‘Gods & Kings’ expansion for Civilization V, 2K Games has announced.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

2012 BAFTA Videogame nominations

The shortlist for the 2012 BAFTA Video Games Awards has been made public, with L.A.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | 2

Double Fine Adventure now at $1.8 million, will be DRM-free

In case you haven’t heard, the Tim Schafer led Double Fine Studios is building an old school point and click adventure.

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Reckoning has ambitions of becoming the next Star Wars [Video]

Curt Schilling, head of 38 Studios, has spoken of him and his team’s desire that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning grows to become the “next Star Wars or Middle Earth.”
That’s rather lofty ambitions for a new IP, but the game received a 9/10 from us which is always a good sign.

By Paul Younger | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

A new Sim City? Yes, please.

This has gotten me a little excited. 
Electronic Arts has said that a major announcement will be coming from developer Maxis (Sim City, The Sims, Spore) next month during the Game Developers Conference. 
At 2am 6 March GMT EA will broadcast a livestream online, during which Maxis will make their announcement. 
The promotional blurb for the event reads “How can we change the world together?

By John Robertson | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

WipEout 2048 [Review] – Palm racing

The PS Vita has got all sorts of fancy gizmos; a touch screen, a rear touch pad, gyroscopic tilt controls and dual-analogue sticks to name a few.

By Paul Younger | 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Assassin’s Creed 3 coming 30 October

Ubisoft certainly aren’t hanging around when it comes to releasing Assassin’s Creed titles.

By John Robertson | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Dear Esther recoups costs in six hours

Digital distribution has done Dear Esther no harm at all, as the developers reveal that the title made its entire development cost back within around five and a half hours of going on sale.

By John Robertson | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

NCSoft teases Guild Wars 2 console version

During the NCSoft financial call earlier today, NCSoft revealed that a console version of Guild Wars 2 will be developed.

By John Robertson | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Quantum Conundrum shows its fluffy side

Airtight Games has shared a few more images from the forthcoming Quantum Conundrum, a first-person puzzler from the brain of Kim Swift (one of the people behind the original Portal).

By Paul Younger | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Shootmania Storm is brewing at Nadeo

Nadeo and Ubisoft have officially unveiled the second entry in the ‘Maniaplanet’ model of games, which began with Trackmania and Trackmania 2 Canyon.

By Paul Younger | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Far Cry 3 dated, new trailer [Video]

Originally planned for release tomorrow, UbiSoft has decided that the latest Far Cry 3 trailer should be released a day early, watch it below.

By John Robertson | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Bison and Kazuya in Street Fighter x Tekken, PC version dated

Street Fighter x Tekken has had another six characters confirmed. 
From the Street Fighter camp, the campest end boss in purple M.

By John Robertson | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Arc System Works [Interview] – The future of the fighting game

It’s no secret that the fighting game genre has undergone something close to a renaissance in recent years, most people putting that down to the wonderful Street Fighter IV and its appeal to both genre veterans and newcomers alike.

By Paul Younger | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

New Resident Evil 6 info: Cast, enemies, setting and controls

Even before the official announcement of Resident Evil 6, rumours have been flying around regarding the game’s plot, locations and which of the series’ illustrious character list will make an appearance.

By John Robertson | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3 PC does not include game pad support

Anyone picking up the PC edition of Mass Effect 3 next month will have to play the game on a keyboard and mouse, BioWare confirming that official game pad support will not be included. 
Depending on your view of PC input schemes, that may or not may affect you.

By John Robertson | 15 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Techland working on Mad Riders

Techland, the developers of Dead Island, are switching from zombies to speed-freaks, promising an “adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game” in Mad Riders.

By Paul Younger | 14 Feb 2012 | 1

A-Train returns as The Train Giant

If, unlike me, you were already aware that the A-Train series was still alive and well, this announcement may not come as much of a shock.

By John Robertson | 14 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Eden Project DLC now available for Anno 2070

If you’re concerned that your Anno 2070 cities just aren’t green enough, you might want to take a look at some freshly pruned DLC called the ‘Eden Project’.

By John Robertson | 14 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

Embrace Death with Darksiders 2 pre-order incentives

Since pre-order bonuses already make so many people wish for death, THQ has taken the inventive step of making the Darksiders 2 goodies all about the grim reaper.

By John Robertson | 14 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

UbiSoft teases Far Cry 3 [Video]

UbiSoft has released a short teaser trailer for Far Cry 3, not much to go on here but you can expect the full deal on the 16th.

By Paul Younger | 14 Feb 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast episode #69

Join Peter and Tim for an intimate twosome, as Episode 69 gets all sexy for Valentine’s Day.

By John Robertson | 14 Feb 2012 | 5

IncGamers Podcast #69

Join Peter and Tim for an intimate twosome, as Episode 69 gets all sexy for Valentine’s Day.

By Paul Younger | 14 Feb 2012 | 5