Archive for August 2012
Marvel vs. Capcom Origins gets PSN/XBLA release date
Capcom has givn Marvel vs. Capcom Origins a release date of 25 September on PlayStation 3 (via PSN) and 26 September for Xbox 360 (via XBLA).
Atari launching ‘Atari Arcade’, classic games available in your browser
Atari has struck up a partnership with Microsoft to launch the Atari Arcade on the Internet Explorer web browser.
Kickstarter and similar pose no threat to publishers, says Charles Cecil
Some commentators have said that crowd-funding sources such as Kickstarter marks the beginning of the end for the traditional publisher.
Well done, Gearbox! Borderlands 2 DLC has no platform exclusivity
Gearbox has provided more details on the DLC content that it’s going to release for Borderlands 2.
Wizkids/Neca, LLC obtains consent permanent injunction against Tree House Kids, Inc.
Hillside, NJ—August 30, 2012— National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA) is pleased to announce the entry of a Consent Permanent Injunction in a trademark infringement lawsuit against Tree House Kids, Inc.
LA Noire team announce PS4 / Xbox 720 game, Whore of the Orient [First Screen]
Team Bondi, the development studio responsible for LA Noire and The Getaway, has announced their next game, Whore of the Orient.
Ghost Recon Online [Review] – Back to war
Have you heard of the bystander effect? This particular little psychological quirk basically means that, if lots of people witness an emergency, they’re less likely to act on it than if only one person had witnessed it.
Lockwood Publishing Releases Free-to-Play MMORPG – Mercia: Fractured Realms
Today 30th August , Nottingham based Lockwood Publishing celebrates the launch of its most ambitious title to date, Mercia: Fractured Realms on PlayStation®Home – a 100% free-to-play MMORPG.
Unique new club launches puzzles into the digital age
Two Way Media is proud to announce the launch of the world’s first truly cross-platform puzzling service, ‘myPuzzler’.
NGames Celebrate Pockie Ninja II Original One Month Anniversary
Naruto and Bleach MMO sequel, Pockie Ninja II Original, turned one month on August 25th.
BBC radio on demand added to Xbox Live iPlayer app
The BBC iPlayer add on Xbox Live has been updated and now gives you on demand access to a number of BBC radio stations.
Most big budget games “forget about the gameplay,” says indie dev
Innovation, in both a positive and negative sense, it’s something of a buzzword in the videogame industry right now.
Balancing depth and accessibility in F1 2012 [Interview]
Sports games are a difficult beast to get right. On the one side you’ve got the hardened fans of the sport, the people that won’t accept anything less than a pitch perfect recreation of every nuance, tactic and system.
Here’s a whole hour of X-Com: Enemy Unknown [Video]
Never mind all that trailer nonsense, there’s no better way to show off your forthcoming game than to live-stream an hour of it and stick it on YouTube.
Binding of Isaac remake planned for PC and (possibly) consoles
Edmund McMillen is working with a mystery publisher (and the help of a new team) to remake The Binding of Isaac, with the hope of releasing it on PC and consoles sometime next year.
Next End of Nations closed beta to begin 7 September
If you missed out on End of Nations closed beta sessions one and two, perhaps you’ll be able to get lucky for closed beta session three.
Rise of the Triad shares developer blog, new screenshots
Want to know how Apogee and Interceptor are coming along with the Rise of the Triad remake?
The sights and sounds of Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle [Video]
When Twisted Pixel’s LocoCycle was revealed at this year’s E3, details were still rather scarce.
Square launches ad-supported cloud gaming portal
At long last, it’s possible to play Hitman: Blood Money in a java-powered plug-in and be interrupted by adverts every ten or twenty minutes to ‘earn’ yourself more ‘free’ playtime.
Publishers take the risk, so it’s fair they get the bulk of profits, says Revolution head
Revolution Software managing director and co-founder, and Broken Sword creator, Charles Cecil believes that it’s fair that publishers take the “lion’s share” of profits when they’re the ones taking the risk by fronting the development costs.
We have no objection to an iOS Phoenix Wright HD Trilogy
Here at IncGamers we don’t exactly go out of our way to cover iOS releases, but news of HD versions of the first three Phoenix Wright games is worthy of note.
How not to die on Far Cry 3′s Rook Islands [Video]
This new Far Cry 3 video from Ubisoft is built on the curious premise that the CIA cares about your travel safety precautions.
Mad Catz’ Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII is now available
San Diego– August 28, 2012 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ), announced today the shipping of Damage Inc.
Play Halo 4 before it’s released at MLG Fall Championship
Major League Gaming has announced that Halo 4 will be part of the MLG Fall Championship in Dallas, Texas.
New Screenshots for Chaos on Deponia, the Upcoming Follow-Up to Deponia!
Hamburg, August 24th 2012. Daedalic Entertainment releases new screenshots of the upcoming adventure game Chaos on Deponia (Link goes to our Google Drive).
“March of the Eagles” Announced by Paradox
New York – August 29, 2012 – Raise the regimental banner and beat the drums of war, because the Emperor is calling you back into service with the help of Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio.
BioWare joining up with second studio to produce Mass Effect 3 on Wii U
BioWare are handling the Wii U port of Mass Effect 3 alone.