Archive for September 2012


World of Warcraft Pandas arrive in Azeroth

The World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria is now live bringing those cuddly kung-fu fighting pandas to Azeroth.

By Paul Younger | 25 Sep 2012 | 2

Claptrap makes an appearance in Torchlight 2

Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 are both littered with Easter eggs and this one caught our eye as we were experimenting with the Torchlight 2 console commands earlier today.

By Paul Younger | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Splinter Cell: Blacklist tests the boundaries of morality [Video]

For those who found the Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer shown at E3 2012 to be, at best, unpleasant (Tom Bissell wrote an excellent piece on its blasé depictions of torture), this latest video is unlikely to offer much appeal.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

CD Projekt Cyberpunk, Witcher 2 and GOG announcements coming 18 October

More teasing from the CD Projekt guys today with news that there will numerous announcements on 18 October at 18:00 GMT.

By Paul Younger | 25 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Saints Row: The Third waggles its full package in November

THQ has announced that a retail release of Saints Row: The Third that collects up all of the myriad DLC releases for the game will be issued in November.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World reshuffles its creative team

Funcom is doing a bit of reorganising in its creative team at the head of The Secret World.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

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