Archive for June 2012


The Secret World Beta Weekend 3 Key Giveaway

IncGamers has teamed-up with Funcom and EA to bring you Beta keys for this weekend’s The Secret World Beta test which adds new content  including the Dragon and Illuminati starter zone experience, the  Hell Rising Dungeon,  and the Savage Coast zone will also open up for the first time.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | 2

Futuristic PC racing coming this August in Death Road

A new futuristic PC racer called Death Road will be appearing on 10 August.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard set to bring down the Diablo 3 ban hammer

For the past couple of weeks Diablo 3 has been the target of botters and gold farmers hell-bent on exploiting any loopholes in Blizzard’s systems to gather as much gold as possible prior to the real money auction house going live.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | 6

Tribes Ascend accelerates weapon unlocks in next update

There’s no doubt that Tribes: Ascend is a cracking FPS, and it’s free to play which is an added bonus, but one of the main criticisms is the speed of the unlocks on weapons.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | 1

Runes of Magic Chapter V live – Now with added Dwarves

Frogster has finally launched Chapter V of their F2P MMORPG Runes of Magic.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World Beta #3 starts 15 June

Funcom will be kicking off the third beta weekend for their upcoming MMO The Secret World on 15 June at 9AM PDT.

By Paul Younger | 12 Jun 2012 | 3

Game of Thrones [Review] – Stark contrasts

You’ve got to hand it to Cyanide, the French developers certainly know how to secure a popular license.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

THQ financials reveal cancelled UFC title

One of the few surprises of E3 2012 was EA’s on-stage reveal that it now owned the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) license; a series that had previously belonged to THQ.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Epic Mickey 2’s E3 trailer demands co-operation

If anything is clear from this Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two E3 trailer, it’s that Disney doesn’t approve of you playing with yourself.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Jun 2012 | 2

Develop Conference line-up revealed

Did you get your fill of press conferences and developer chats at E3?

By Peter Parrish | 11 Jun 2012 | 1

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier stays on top

Not much happening in this week’s UK all-format game charts with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier holding the top spot for another week.

By Paul Younger | 11 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

E3 2012: Beyond: Two Souls [Preview]

If there’s one phrase that will make gamers of a certain age shudder, it’s “interactive movie.” This isn’t surprising: back in the 90s, the genre was populated almost exclusively with steaming piles of excrement.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Jun 2012 | 1

E3 2012: Resident Evil 6 [Preview]

Hm.
I’ve been kinda looking forward to Resident Evil 6. I have a soft spot for the series in general: I like the cheesy B-movie vibe of the earlier entries, I like Resi 4‘s well-paced and well-executed action, I like the (genuinely scary) Gamecube remake of the first title.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

NeoCore goes nautical with Broken Sea

NeoCore, a developer perhaps best known for the King Arthur series of games, has announced Broken Sea.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Animal antics of Tokyo Jungle coming to US/EU

To our great delight, Sony has confirmed that Tokyo Jungle will get both a North American and European release over PlayStation Network.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Crytek’s future games will be free-to-play

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has indicated that his company will soon focus exclusively on “triple A” (in other words “high budget”) titles that are free to play.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Free mission editor released for Naval War: Arctic Circle

For all you fans of shipping out there (and I’m not talking about awkward romantic fan-fiction pairings here), Turbo Tape Games has released a freebie mission editor for its strategic near-future naval title Naval War: Arctic Circle.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

ArenaNet discusses this weekend’s Guild Wars 2 beta test [Video]

It’s almost time for another Guild Wars 2 Beta weekend to get underway today  and ArenaNet pushed out a video update for players who are heading into Tyria once again.

By Paul Younger | 8 Jun 2012 | 1

Defiance E3 media shows more MMO sci-fi destruction

Due for release next year,  TRION’s MMO TV tie-in looks to be shaping up rather nicely.

By Paul Younger | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

EA video update from E3

E3 may be done and dusted for another year and EA wanted to showcase some of the new titles in their latest video update from E3.

By Paul Younger | 8 Jun 2012 | 2

E3 2012: Tomb Raider [Preview]

Tomb Raider is going to live or die for me based on one thing, and that thing is how realistically Lara evolves.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jun 2012 | 8

E3 2012: Watch Dogs [Preview]

For many, Watch Dogs is the big surprise of E3 2012.

By John Robertson | 8 Jun 2012 | 6

Lucius invites you to become a killer child

Shiver Games’ Lucius will draw on a classic staple of the horror genre (in cinema at least) by casting you as a murderous child infused with the power of Satan.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Snoop Dogg appearing in, and doing song for, Tekken Tag 2

Snoop Dogg will be appearing in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Namco Bandai has announced.

By Tim McDonald | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Buffy up on your vampire knowledge for Sacrilegium

Reality Pump, the developers behind Two Worlds, are heading to Romania for their new title, Sacrilegium.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Star Wars 1313: What we know so far

To say that Lucasarts is being tight with the information about Star Wars 1313 would be a bit like suggesting the Emperor was “slightly put out” by the destruction of the Death Star.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | 1

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – E3 2012 Cinematic Trailer [Video]

Konami has released a cinematic trailer for the just-announced sequel to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, currently in development by MercurySteam.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jun 2012 | 1

Nintendo employees will vet Miiverse messages

To the surprise of no-one (we hope), Nintendo will not be allowing user-created messages to appear uncensored in the Wii U’s community ‘Miiverse’ space.

By Peter Parrish | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Humble Indie Bundle V adds more games

The latest Humble Indie Bundle has added yet more games.
That bundle, in case you missed the news, already comprised Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Limbo, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, and – if you paid over the average – Bastion, along with all of their soundtracks, which is a ridiculously good bundle for under $10.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jun 2012 | Comments Off

Dead State Kickstarter opens

DoubleBear Productions has opened up a Kickstarter for Dead State, their forthcoming zombie apocalypse RPG with a hefty focus on survival.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jun 2012 | 7