Archive for May 2012


Settlement ends Activision, West/Zampella lawsuit

Just one day before the case was due to go to court, the complex lawsuit involving Activision, a group of former Infinity Ward employees, and its former heads Jason West and Vince Zampella has been settled by all parties.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | 2

Humble Bundle V has Limbo, Psychonauts, Amnesia, more

The Humble Indie Bundle needs to cast aside some of its humbleness for this fifth offering, because the contents deserve shouting about.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Tease de France: Pro Cycling Manager 2012 [Video]

Another year means another installment of Pro Cycling Manager for Cyanide to develop and release.

By Peter Parrish | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

F1 2012 will be playable at E3

If you happen to be around the Los Angeles area next week and have access to E3, you’ll be able to get a playable taste of Codemasters’ F1 2012.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Inversion wants you to fall for its gravity games [Video]

Gather around the internet children, because Saber Interactive want to have a little chat about Inversion.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Sniper Elite V2 now lets you pay to shoot Hitler

Previously only available as a pre-order bonus, the ‘Assassinate the Führer’ mission for Sniper Elite V2 will soon be accessible to console owners (for a price).

By Peter Parrish | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Ubisoft makes formal complaint regarding Assassin’s Creed lawsuit

Yesterday we reported that John Beiswenger, author of the novel Link, had dropped his lawsuit claiming that Ubisoft had infringed on his copyright over the content of the Assassin’s Creed series.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Battlefield Premium is real, can you contain your excitement?

‘Battlefield Premium’ is a real live thing, EA has confirmed. This being E3 week, the publisher is holding back on the majority of details regarding the service.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Epic wins court battle vs. Silicon Knights

Epic Games was won its lawsuit against Silicon Knight. That’s according to Epic Games’ VP Mark Rein, who claims that the jury has found in favour of Epic “on all counts” and is now owed by $4.5 million from Silicon Knights.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

GRID 2 confirmed, in production

Codemasters are indeed working on a follow up to Race Driver: GRID, IncGamers can confirm. 
The news came from an interview we conducted recently with Iain Smith, an associate producer at Codemasters who has worked on Dirt 3 and Dirt Showdown.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | 2

IncGamers Pre-E3 Podcast/Vidcast

If, as The Shamen sang, “E’s are good” then surely three of them must be even better?

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #82

If, as The Shamen sang, “E’s are good” then surely three of them must be even better?

By Paul Younger | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

PvP will be a ‘huge’ part of Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online, the upcoming MMO from ZeniMax Media, will focus heavily on PvP.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Dark Souls coming to Steam, consoles getting new DLC

Confirmed! The PC edition of IncGamers’ 2011 Game of the Year, Dark Souls, is coming to Steam. 
Further, this winter console owners will be getting the extra content included in the Dark Souls: Prepare to Die PC edition in the form of paid DLC.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

New screens confirm Dead Space 3 co-op

New Dead Space 3 screenshots have made their way online and appear to show that the game will feature co-op.

By John Robertson | 31 May 2012 | Comments Off

Retro City Rampage gets a release window and cereal advert

Nostalgia meets modernity in Retro City Rampage, a title that’s presented as a cross between the early Grand Theft Auto games and an NES platformer, but has a spot of contemporary sandbox gameplay thrown in too.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Fifa 13 [Interview] – What’s new to the game? Part 2

Part two of our interview with Fifa 13’s gameplay producer, Aaron McHardy, focuses on the iteration process and which boundaries are left to be pushed, the PC edition and the series’ long-term focus.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

CD Projekt’s new RPG is Cyberpunk

Another piece of news has emerged from CD Projekt Red’s conference, this time regarding the new futuristic RPG in development at the studio.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Company of Heroes 2 [Preview] – The war in Russia

Seeing as how our Company of Heroes 2 presentation spent over 50 per cent of its duration focused on the history and politics of World War II’s Eastern Front, it’s clear that perspective and narrative accuracy are of paramount importance.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Witcher 2 shifts 1.7 million worldwide, goes on sale

CD Projekt Red’s ‘summer conference’ is in full swing as I write this, and the team has just revealed that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has sold (to date) 1.7 million copies worldwide in its various incarnations.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Crusader Kings II to add Muslim rulers in DLC

Paradox has announced Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, a forthcoming DLC for its grand medieval soap opera/strategy title that’ll allow you to play as any Muslim ruler in the game.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

SMITE closed Beta starts tomorrow

Hi-Rez Studios will be kciking off the Closed Beta for their PC action battleground title SMITE tomorrow. 
The Beta test will initially include seventeen playable gods from five mythological pantheons on a fire themed battleground map.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | 1

Doom 3 BFG Edition arrives this autumn

Bethesda and id will be releasing the DOOM 3 BFG Edition this autumn for the 360, PS3 and PC, offering up “hours of new content” for Doom fans.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Company of Heroes 2: Some may find it hard to play as Russia

Company of Heroes 2 game director Quinn Duffy has said that he’s aware some people may find it difficult to play as Russia as the good guys. 
However, in the end, Duffy believes the human side of the story will outweigh any existing political viewpoints held by a western audience.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Author drops Assassin’s Creed copyright lawsuit

Sci-fi author John Beiswenger has decided to drop his copyright infringement lawsuit against Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft, although he has retained the right to reopen the case in future.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman Absolution – Attack of the Saints E3 Trailer [Video]

The latest trailer for Hitman: Absolution called Attack of the Saints, is IO’s E3 trailer showing more of Agent 47 in action as a hit squad moves in while he gets cleaned up in a rather drab looking motel.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Apple: ‘we are in gaming now in a fairly big way’

Speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has acknowledged that Apple are a key player in the mobile gaming industry.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

Images of cancelled Amalur MMO Copernicus surface

Curt Schilling, boss of the now dead 38 Studios (Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning), has posted a selection of screenshots from the studios planned MMO.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

EA: ‘There’s no end to what we can do’ with Fifa

If you’ve read today’s hands-on preview of Fifa 13, then you’ll already know that we were largely impressed with the game’s new stand-out feature – First Touch Control.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off

The reason behind Dragon Age 2 and Crysis 2 being banned from Steam…

It’s been a while, but Crysis 2 is finally available through Steam in the form of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition.

By John Robertson | 30 May 2012 | Comments Off