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Archive for September 2012


Revolution will make Beneath a Steel Sky 2 after all

Originally, Revolution Software’s intent to make Beneath a Steel Sky 2 was tied to the stretch goals of its Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse Kickstarter project.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | 1

More DLC ‘packs’ on the way for Sleeping Dogs [Video]

There’s even more crime to clean up on the streets of Hong Kong, and these two forthcoming DLC packs for Sleeping Dogs should help you deal with it.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | 1

Klei’s Mark of the Ninja traced to an October PC release

It had already been all-but confirmed, but today brings the official word that Klei Entertainment’s 2D stealth-n-stab extravaganza Mark of the Ninja will be coming to the PC via Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Paradox’s Game of Dwarves, War of the Roses coming next month

Publisher Paradox Interactive has issued its latest release schedule, confirming a few dates (or, at least, approximations) for a number of upcoming titles.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo can now be abducted on PC

Anyone itching to see how Firaxis has handled the task of taking on the much-beloved XCOM series can get a taste of the full game by heading over to Steam and grabbing a two level PC demo.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

The Walking Dead season one available 4 December on disc

 

Expect the final episode of the Telltale’s The Walking Dead to arrive before 4 December, the developer confirming that that’s the date the entire season will launch as a single game in North America on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

By John Robertson | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

PopCap’s Dublin office closed, 96 staff laid off

PopCap’s Dublin offices have been closed by EA, resulting in 96 staff being laid off – support for the 96 is being offered, with roles at EA, other sectors of PopCap of partners around Ireland.

By John Robertson | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2 tops charts

No massive surprise this week that Borderlands 2 has made it to the top of the UK game charts keeping  Codemasters’ F1 2012 off the top spot.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2012 | 3

A Game of Dwarves [Preview] – Dweorgen Keeper

If I were to describe an isometric strategy game where you mine out resources from underground caverns, provide living arrangements and food sources for your denizens, ensure the happiness of your charges, build traps, and train military units to tackle foes, there’s a fair chance that anyone who played PC games in the late 90s would respond “hey, that sounds like Dungeon Keeper 2”.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Matt Uelmen Interview: From Condor to Torchlight 2

At the end of the week we posted an interview with Torchlight 2 composer Matt Uelmen who you may also know from his work on the first two Diablo games.

By Paul Younger | 22 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Dark Souls spotted in Borderlands 2

In a delightful Easter Egg that happens to bring together two of the very few games IncGamers has awarded 10/10 scores to, Borderlands 2 contains a direct reference to From Software’s Dark Souls.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Survival in Far Cry 3 means dodging mercenaries and cheetahs [Video]

Previous Far Cry 3 videos have told us a lot about Vaas, de-facto leader of the game’s Northern island.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Expansion planned for Dragon’s Dogma, new gameplay modes coming soon

Capcom has further plans for Dragon’s Dogma, including a “major expansion” to the title called Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Sep 2012 | 1

Remember Me’s new trailer orders a combo to go [Video]

Dontnod Entertainment and Capcom have released another slice of gameplay footage from the memory-mashingRemember Me.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Torchlight 2 demo now available

If you fancy seeing for yourself what Tim was so satisfied with in his review of Torchlight 2, a demo of the game is now available in locations across the digital internet wasteland.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Have a knights time: Castle Crashers on Steam next week

Have you been secretly dreaming about playing Castle Crashers on your PC or Mac since it was released on Xbox Live Arcade all those years (well, four) ago?

By Peter Parrish | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Runic looking at Torchlight 2 Guild grouping to keep out unwanted players

With Torchlight 2 now launched, players are finding that other players joining non-passworded games are using hacked characters.

By Paul Younger | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Fifa 13 [Review] – Attacking in force

Fifa 12 brought a new mentality to the current world’s one number football franchise.

By John Robertson | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard to launch Diablo 3 v1.0.5 patch on new public test realm

Last week Blizzard sneakily added a new active link in the Diablo 3 launcher which hinted that public test realms were about to be launched for players.

By Paul Younger | 21 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Injustice: Gods Among Us will swoop in next April [Video]

Netherrealm’s DC Comics themed fighter title Injustice: Gods Among Us will swoop gracefully from the skies and appear on both Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U in April 2013.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Covet these Covenant weapons in Halo 4 [Video]

Covenant weaponry is, of course, making its return for Halo 4′s multiplayer madness.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Okami HD gets a release date on PSN

Those of you who’ve been waiting for news of when Okami HD will be available on the PS3 can take heart from Capcom’s confirmation that it’ll be available through PlayStation Network on 30 October (in the US) and just one day later in Europe.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Sony: “no formal price drop” on older PS3 models

With the announcement this week of a new line of slimmer, lighter model PS3s, many were expecting a price reduction for the existing models.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

RaiderZ enters open beta in October

The free-to-play monster hunting MMO RaiderZ has announced that it will enter open beta on 24 October.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Russian to pre-order: Company of Heroes 2 digital extras detailed

Even the harshest winters of the Eastern Front of World War II cannot turn back the endless march of the pre-order bonuses.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Hobbitual explorer: the Rohan plains of Lord of the Rings Online [images]

The free-to-play MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online will be officially adding the plains of Rohan to the game in its Riders of Rohan expansion (scheduled for the end of 2012).

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Marshalling your forces in Carrier Command: Gaea Mission [Video]

Controlling your units in Carrier Command: Gaea Mission can sometimes make you sound more like an assistant at Seaworld.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Borderlands 2 or Torchlight 2? Or both…

This week is a bit of a stormer for good games.

By John Robertson | 20 Sep 2012 | 4

Torchlight 2 [Review] – Luminous

We’d better get one thing out in the open before going any further with this review: I liked Diablo 3.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Sep 2012 | 5

Darksiders 2′s ‘Argul’s Tomb’ DLC available next week

If you pre-ordered Darksiders 2 or picked up the ‘limited edition’ version, then you’ll already have a copy of the game with Argul’s Tomb included.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Sep 2012 | Comments Off