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Archive for May 2012


The Secret World now launches 3 July & Beta dates

Funcom has announced that the release date for their MMO The Secret World has been pushed back slightly to benefit from a “more positive launch window”.

By Paul Younger | 25 May 2012 | Comments Off

Dragon’s Dogma [Review] – A JRPG with a western edge

In what is perhaps the grandest example of the Japanese gaming industry trying to incorporate western design philosophy, Dragon’s Dogma is a game made up of elements that would usually be kept very well apart.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | 1

F1 Online [Interview] – What’s the FI-Aim?

Following our hands-on preview of F1 Online, we sat down with the game’s lead designer, Tom Gledall, to gain further insight the development process and the goals of the project.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Entire 38 Studios workforce laid off

In what was perhaps an inevitable conclusion to the saga of Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios, its big-budget MMO project and a $75 million USD loan from the state of Rhode Island, multiple sources are reporting that the studio has today laid off every single employee.

By Peter Parrish | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Crate aim for Grim Dawn Alpha this year

Having raised $537,515 during the Kickstarter campaign, Crate Entertainement’s Arthur Bruno issued a further update on the ARPGs progress.

By Paul Younger | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Mass Effect 3 gets another multiplayer DLC pack

If you’re feeling the need for some new maps, weapons and characters for the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect 3, then the ‘Rebellion’ DLC pack due out on 29 May for PS3 (30 May in Europe), Xbox 360 and PC may satisfy you.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

A bite-sized chunk of the vampyric Dark [Video]

It’s rough being a generic soldier guy in a videogame. Even if you do succeed in taking down that irritating protagonist, he’ll just pop back up again and come back for more.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Rocksmith does the Euro festival circuit

If you’re heading to one of the many European music festivals taking place this summer, there’s a good chance you’ll bump into Ubisoft’s Rocksmith roadshow.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

How to cause mayhem in Sleeping Dogs [Video]

You’ve read our latest preview of the game (what, you haven’t?

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 hacks are not a Blizzard problem state Blizzard

Yesterday Blizzard stated they would come back to the Diablo 3 community with a response on the recent spate of acxcount hacking.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

ARMA 3 media showcases lighting

In the latest developer video from Behoemia Interactive, Lead Artist Pavel Guglava showcaswa the day and night cycles in the PC tactical shooter.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Metro: Last Light – Enter the Metro short film [Video]

THQ has realeased a very tasty short live action film for their upcoming title Metro: Last Light which sets the scene perfectly.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | 1

IncGamers Podcast #81

It’s the return of both the pod and vidcast as the team embarks on a bit of an Action-RPG special.

By Paul Younger | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast/Vidcast #81

It’s the return of both the pod and vidcast as the team embarks on a bit of an Action-RPG special.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

World of Tanks 7.4 update adds beaucoup de Francais

Lovers of French tanks, your time is now. The latest update to World of Tanks (7.4, if you’re keeping count) bulks out le ranks with “Seven French long range SPGs including Renault BS, Lorraine 39 L AM, AMX 105 AM, AMX-13 F3 AM, Lorraine 155 (50), Lorraine 155 (51) and Bat.

By John Robertson | 24 May 2012 | Comments Off

Ubisoft promises ‘surprise announcements’ at E3

Ubisoft will be holding its E3 press conference on 4 June at 3pm (Pacific Daylight Time) and streaming the whole thing through both Uplay and Youtube.

By John Robertson | 23 May 2012 | Comments Off

Shootmania storms towards beta [Video]

ManiaPlanet’s next big project, Shootmania Storm, is now taking beta applications on its official site.

By John Robertson | 23 May 2012 | Comments Off

Sleeping Dogs [Preview] – Undercover in an open-world

The last time we saw Sleeping Dogs we were walked through specific areas of the world in a very hand-holdy fashion, shown bits of the game that displayed its supposed diversity and ticked the open-world boxes.

By John Robertson | 23 May 2012 | Comments Off

Fifa 13 [Interview] – What’s new to the game? Part 1

Recently we spent two hours in the company of EA Sports, as various members of the FIFA team detailed the big changes to this year’s installment.

By John Robertson | 23 May 2012 | Comments Off

Far Cry 3 has a special edition for the mentally ill

Ubisoft has announced an ‘Insane’ Collector’s Edition for Far Cry 3, which will include (among other things) almost two additional hours of in-game missions.

By John Robertson | 23 May 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 sets PC sales record

Blizzard has revealed their sales figures for Diablo 3 which makes the ARPG sequel the fastest selling PC game according to their internal sales records.

By John Robertson | 23 May 2012 | 1

Go nuts for Squirrel Girl in Marvel Heroes [Video]

Gazillion has released a few more details of its forthcoming free-to-play MMO Marvel Heroes (formerly known as Marvel Universe Online), along with a first trailer which shows a bit of gameplay.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Dirt Showdown [Review] – Spin-off or spin-out?

Considering its Colin McRae Rally origins, the Dirt franchise has come a long way.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

2K Marin’s XCOM delayed to ‘fiscal 2014′

With news-aplenty released today about Firaxis’ XCOM: Enemy Unknown (the modern take on the classic turn-based strategy and base building original), some may have been wondering what became of the ill-fated FPS ‘remake’ being developed by 2K Marin.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

TV merges with MMO in Defiance [Video]

Trion Worlds and SyFy have released a trailer for Defiance, the co-developed project which aims to run a TV series and MMO side-by-side, with overlapping features and consequences.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

F1 Online [Preview] – Massively multiplayer online racer

Upon loading up F1 Online, the free-to-play browser-based game from many of the same team involved in the console F1 games, I had no real expectations.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes shares its open world [Video]

It’s beginning to look as though Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes may have more in common with Batman: Arkham City than just the moody promo shots.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

World of Warplanes to soar into closed beta

Wargaming.net has announced that World of Warplanes will enter into closed beta from 31 May.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Layoffs at BioWare Austin affect Star Wars: The Old Republic

‘Restructuring'; a word that strikes fear in any employee below a managerial position.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off

Tower of strength: Babel Rising gets a release date

Ubisoft’s bible-inspired Babel Rising will be released for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on 13 June; followed by a PC version on 27 June.

By John Robertson | 22 May 2012 | Comments Off