Archive for March 2012
Torchlight 2 pets on show in shots and video
Runic Games released a fairly chunky info update this morning for Torchlight 2 showing off the game’s pets which act as your companion and they are also a great way to boost inventory space.
IncGamers Podcast – Mass Effect 3 Special
Welcome to the very first IncGamers Podcast Special.
This edition is a bumper 100 minute broadcast in which John, Tim and Peter discuss every aspect of Mass Effect 3; from its narrative themes and place in the series, to gameplay aspects like the combat and newly-introduced multiplayer.
Gods & Heroes support ceases
Heatwave Interactive launched their Roman themed MMO Gods & Heroes in the middle of last year but it really failed to gain any traction.
Diablo Podcast #63 – Naked Runs, Hardcore, and Beta Difficulty Swings
Flux is joined by The Eliminator and our Hardcore columnist Xanth to talk about all sorts of recent Diablo 3 beta news.
Grim Dawn – The state of the game
Crate Entertainment has been working away on their ARPG Grim Dawn for some time and more recently they have been looking at a Kickstarter project to push the game development along.
Blizzard reveals Diablo 3 Inferno mode changes
The super-hard Inferno mode in Diablo 3 is always a hot topic, and this evening they released some more information on the changes they have made to the mode.
Star Wars: The Old Republic updates galore
The Bioware team have been keeping busy putting together new SWTOR community content that all SWTOR players should check out.
Speed-talking in Planetside 2 GDC Alpha footage [Video]
SOE’s creative director Matt Higby is on a mission to get as much info over in as short a space of time as possible with a barrage of commentary over some very impressive looking Alpha footage of Planetside 2.
Original Prince of Persia source code to be released
Create of the original 1989 Prince of Persia, Jordan Mechner, is working on transfering the source from the Apple II format to a format more palpable with modern equipment.
Mechner’s is to distribute the code among interested programmers:
“So, for all fifteen of you 6502 assembly-language coders out there who might care… including the hardy soul who ported POP to the Commodore 64 from an Apple II memory dump… I will now begin working with a digital-archeology-minded friend to attempt to figure out how to transfer 3.5″ Apple ProDOS disks onto a MacBook Air and into some kind of 21st-century-readable format,” Mechner said.
Sniper Elite V2 demo coming April
A demo for stealth-shooter Sniper Elite V2 is due this April on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC ahead of the game’s full release in May.
Construct-a-king in new Crusader Kings II DLC
A new piece of Crusader Kings II DLC is on the way which will let you build a ruler from scratch, rather than having to make do with one of the hundreds of half-witted playable nobles based on real life characters.
Obsidian may join Wasteland 2 kickstarter project
Brian Fargo’s (Wasteland, Baldur’s Gate, Fallout) kickstarter project, formed to get Wasteland 2 off the ground, has been one of the success stories of the medium.
World of Warplanes adding the Dragons?
You can guess what time of year it is and Wargaming.net are wanting a slice of the April 1 action with their announcement of the Dragon race in World of Warplanes.
World of Tanks v7.2 released
Wargaming.net has now released the v7.2 update for their MMO tank battle title and this update brings spanking new tanks in the form of U.S tank destroyers and tank turrets.
There are also now 22 crew skills and perks and newcomers have a turotial to ease them into the game for the first time.
Sniper Elite V2 [Preview] – Stealth-sniping with balls
The Sniper Elite V2 hands-on press event was a bizarre concoction of mystery, trepidation and unyielding masculinity.
Tesco calling itself ‘the home of gaming’ following GAME woes
UK supermarket chain Tesco has launched a new print advertising campaign in which it refers to itself as “the home of gaming”.
Consoles cannot deal with Total War, next-gen versions possible
Current generation consoles do not have enough memory, “by a large factor”, to be able to run the Total War games, Mike Simpson of The Creative Assembly has said.
GAME & GameStation websites back online
GAME and GameStation’s websites are back online following being taken down on Monday when their parent company, GAME Group, went into administration.
Rayman Origins out now on PC
The beautiful, whimsical, wonderous platformer that is Rayman Origins is now available on PC in the UK.
Assassin’s Creed 3 on course to be Ubi’s most pre-ordered game ever
Assassin’s Creed 3 is on course to become Ubisoft’s most pre-order title ever, the publisher has announced.
Sega to restructure games business, jobs will be lost
Sega Sammy expects its overall profit for the fiscal year ending 31 March to be half of what it originally forecast.
Fourth TERA beta weekend starts today
It’s time for the fourth TERA beta weekend in Europe which ushers in a new content for Beta testers.
MLB 12 The Show [Review]
Spring training is coming to a close, which means it’s time to prepare for the start of the official MLB season. Or another year of saying “There’s always next year” for us Cubs fans.
IncGamers Plays: Naval War Arctic Circle
A narrated look at the icy waters of Turbo Tape Games’ strategic take on a near-future naval conflict.
Game of Thrones RPG features plenty of gruff British actors [Video]
They may be missing Sean Bean, but the Game of Thrones RPG by Cyanide at least looks to be stocking its voice acting booth with plenty of other gruff Britishers.
Scores of Warhammer 40k: Dark Millennium staff laid off
THQ has announced today that 79 employees from Vigil Games and 39 staff from Relic Entertainment have been laid off, as a direct consequence of Warhammer 40k: Dark Millennium no longer being developed as an MMO.
Friendly ghosts: Future Soldier details four-player co-op [Video]
The newest ‘Inside Recon’ to be smuggled out of enemy territory by Ubisoft shows the four-player co-op mode of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier in action.
Hijack a ride in Sleeping Dogs [Video]
I’m getting a pleasing hint of Just Cause 2 from this latest Sleeping Dogs trailer.
Max Payne 3 multiplayer has some great perks, examples within
If you haven’t yet cast your eyes over our hands-on preview of Max Payne 3’s multiplayer, then you really should because it’s looking quite delightful.
Reward cards reactivated at GAME and Gamestation
Following the update list on the still open GAME and Gamestation shops in the UK, the administrators PWC have now reactivated the reward cards for both retailers.