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Archive for August 2012


Special Call of Duty Black Ops II editions detailed

If your looking for a more expansive package when you purchase the FPS then check out the Care Package and Hardened Edition, of which are available for the PS3, 360 and PC.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Over 100 PSOne classics now available on PS Vita

Sony has released over 100 PSOne classics on the PS Vita, saying that the games bring “quality, variety and heritage to the groundbreaking portable entertainment system.”
Available from today, the games are priced from £0.99 and includes the likes of Metal Gear Solid, Crash Bandicoot, Final Fantasy VII, Vagrant Story, Tekken 2 and Silent Hill.

By John Robertson | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Convincing the hardcore players that they’re the minority is not easy [F1 2012]

Hardcore players. The truly hardcore, not the ‘hardcore’ that are ‘hardcore’ because they play Gears of War and Street Fighter instead of Angry Birds and The Sims. 

By John Robertson | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

It’s a young woman’s game: Tomb Raider [Interview]

We recently had the chance to sit down with Crystal Dynamics’ Karl Stewart, global brand manager on the Tomb Raider, to talk about the upcoming adventures of Lara Croft and what the studio are trying to achieve by telling her origin story.

By John Robertson | 29 Aug 2012 | 1

Chocks away for Vlambeer’s Luftrausers [Video]

Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter) and Devolver Digital have announced a curious aerial-based arcade dogfighting title called Luftrausers.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Cole MacGrath goes evil, joins PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale [Video]

Can we all just agree to call PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale ‘PABR’?

By Peter Parrish | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

PS3 and PC tactical racer Fuel Overdose gets first trailer

Fuel Overdose has been in development for a couple of years at developer I-Friqiya and today we have the first trailer for what they are calling their tactical top-down racer.

By Paul Younger | 29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Internal Techland team working on ‘Project Hell’ title

Techland, the makers of Dead Island, have given an internal spin-off team the task of developing a game that’s currently called Project Hell (though that’s just a working title).

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Crystal Dynamics not ruling out further ‘young Lara’ games

Crystal Dynamics are not ruling out creating further games featuring a young Lara Croft.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Next 22Cans/Molyneux game will be ‘Cooperation’

I know, we haven’t even found out what’s inside the Curiosity cube yet and already we’re eager to find out what the next mini game project from 22Cans and Peter Molyneux will be.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 achieves 400,000 concurrent users during headstart

Error codes and all sorts of issues occurred over the weekend if you were trying to get into Guild Wars 2.

By Paul Younger | 28 Aug 2012 | 2

Find a car, drive a car in Need for Speed: Most Wanted [Video]

Criterion’s latest video from Need for Speed: Most Wanted shows off the open-world gameplay and demonstrates the “you find it, you can drive it” approach being taken by the developers.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

ArenaNet statement on Guild Wars 2 ‘overflow’ bug

If you’ve been playing Guild Wars 2, as both Paul and Tim have over the past few days (click their names for early impression pieces), you’ll most likely have noticed problems with the game’s ‘overflow’ feature.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Two special editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 revealed

Treyarch and Activision will be parachuting in a couple of special editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for those of you with a healthier disposable income than most (or a friendly line of credit).

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Naval gazing: a narrated look at Assassin’s Creed 3′s boats

Remember the naval-based Assassin’s Creed 3 trailer that emerged from Gamescom?

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Jay-Z is a “visionary” and has had “direct impact” on NBA 2K13, says 2K

In case you missed it, Jay-Z (yes, the Jay-Z, the guy hanging off Beyonce’s arm) is executive producer on 2K Sports’ upcoming NBA 2K13.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Byzantine buff: Crusader Kings II expands with Legacy of Rome

For some reason, the Byzantine Empire always proves popular with fans of Paradox titles.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Codemasters: We’ve got enough ideas for the next 20 Formula 1 games

The biggest complaint with annual releases is that each iteration fails to provide enough changes/new features to make it worth while.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | 2

Alpha Polaris to release at retail 31st August 2012

Merge Games are bringing Indie hair raiser Alpha Polaris to retail August 31st 2012.

By Press Release | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Xulu Universe’s Alpha Opens to Explore, Create New Worlds

Milpitas, Calif. -  Aug. 2 8 , 2012 -  Xulu Universe,  a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online physics-based virtual world, is seeking alpha players with a penchant for creativity.

By Press Release | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Following The Secret World disappointment, Funcom will focus on smaller games

In its latest financial report, Funcom has announced that EA-published MMO The Secret World has shifted 200,000 copies since it launched this past July.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | 4

Skyrim Hearthfire DLC lets you build your own home from the ground up

Bethesda has just announced a new add-on for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

First Guild Wars 2 max level character reached

I’m not sure why MMO gamers do it, the race to be first.

By Paul Younger | 28 Aug 2012 | 6

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers awards its first 10/10 of 2012

While you may not know it, publishers, developers and PR agencies sometimes accuse us of being a little strict with our review scores.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Sleeping Dogs remains top of the chart, Darksiders 2 in second

Sleeping Dogs finds itself at the top of UK software chart for the second week in succession.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider wants to make you cry and give you goose-bumps

The subject of ‘mature’ content has been a touchy subject as far as Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | 1

The Walking Dead Episode 3 out today on PS3, 360/PC/Mac tomorrow

Episode three (Long Road Ahead) of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is out today on PlayStation 3, via PlayStation Network.

By John Robertson | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition [Review] – Victory achieved

My sins must be heard: I have not finished Dark Souls.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | 18

Another 24 hours in Guild Wars 2 [Feature] – World vs. World

I spent the first three hours creating my character.
That’s not an exaggeration: the first time I logged into Guild Wars 2, I was so overwhelmed by options I alt-tabbed to Skype and cried.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off