Archive for December 2012


The 2012 IncGamers Alternative Awards

It’s that time of year when the games press dishes out awards like “Game of the year” and “Best art design” and all sorts of other boring stuff.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Dec 2012 | 1

Torchlight 2 reaches sales of over one million

Just like the original Torchlight before it, Torchlight 2 has broken the one million copies sold barrier.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Dec 2012 | 3

Football Manager 2013 still the boss in final PC chart of the year

The UK PC chart remains a strange place where digital downloading doesn’t exist and everyone is obsessed with The Sims 3.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Games of the Year 2012 – Peter’s Picks

This year, rather than attempting to collate our favourite games into rank order, the IncGamers staff decided to each write an individual piece detailing some of the games we really loved.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Dec 2012 | 1

Games of the Year 2012 – Paul’s Picks

This year, rather than attempting to collate our favourite games into rank order, the IncGamers staff decided to each write an individual piece detailing some of the games we really loved.

By Paul Younger | 28 Dec 2012 | 1

Barkley 2 team will livestream the final Kickstarter hours at 2pm PST (10pm GMT)

The Kickstarter campaign for Barkley 2 (the sequel to smash-hit RPG Barkley, Shut Up & Jam: Gaiden) is entering its final hours today, with the pledges sat at around $110,000 USD.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Aliens: Colonial Marines trailer features a familiar spaceship

Gearbox has put out another trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines, featuring a spot of scene-setting for the game’s story.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Multiplayer confirmed for Lara Croft’s latest Tomb Raider outing

The forthcoming February issue of Official Xbox Magazine is emblazoned with the headline “Tomb Raider Multiplayer Revealed,” a story that has been confirmed by a Crystal Dynamics community manager over at TombRaiderForums.com.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Games of the Year 2012 – Tim’s Picks

This year, rather than attempting to collate our favourite games into rank order, the IncGamers staff decided to each write an individual piece detailing some of the games we really loved.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The War Z producer admits in open letter he was arrogant and blinded

With everyone taking a break over the holidays, it has given The War Z’s executive producer Sergei Titov time to reflect on  all the negative publicity surrounding the game in past four weeks or so.

By Paul Younger | 28 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Blizzard changes plans for Diablo 3 PvP

In a post from Blizzard’s Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson he reveals that plans have now changed for the release of PvP in the game.

By Paul Younger | 28 Dec 2012 | 2

Readers’ Awards for the best games of 2012 – The results

For just over a week, we’ve been asking you to vote for the best games of 2012.

By Paul Younger | 27 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Rise of the Triad shows off its global production team

Ever wanted to know which parts of the world the Rise of the Triad virtual development team hail from?

By Peter Parrish | 21 Dec 2012 | 1

Last Chance to vote for the best games of 2012 in the Readers’ Awards [Closed]

The time has almost come game fans, on Sunday we will be closing the voting for the IncGamers Readers’ Awards best games of 2012 .

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Joel Bylos emerges from his Secret World end of days bunker

To the surprise of almost everyone on the planet, the Mayan calendar did not turn out to be an accurate predictor of the end of days.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Dec 2012 | 1

War of the Roses livestream highlights hint at forthcoming changes

The latest highlight reel for the recent War of the Roses Christmas livestream features a couple of interesting comments about the future direction of the game.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The deadliest enemy of Crysis 3 is its long grass

Sure, soldiers and monsters are pretty dangerous in Crysis 3, but your real enemy is the sinister long grass that hides them all.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Maxis explain the online only Sim City requirement

Last week the Maxis team held a Sim City Reddit AMA and one of the hot topics which may be concerning Sim City fans is the online only requirement.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | 1

Marvel Heroes video walkthrough with David Brevik

In an new Marvel Heroes video, Gazillion’s David Brevik talks more about the game and demonstrates the first section which takes place in The Raft.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | 1

GODUS Kickstarter finishing – Linux stretch goals changed and blood

here is only 2 hours to go until 22Cans’ Project GODUS kickstarter concludes and the team are getting all excited about counting down to the closure.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Why I Love The Secret World

I’ve had this article bubbling away in my brain for months now, and I still can’t think of where to begin.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Dec 2012 | 6

Ace of Spades launches free holiday DLC

Jagex is launching new DLC for their recently release block shooter Ace of Spades.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm beta access extended

Just before the Christmas break hits, Blizzard has announced an expansion to the on-going StarCraft 2 Beta test.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | 1

Stop the war crimes in new Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 trailer

A new trailer for the CryEngine3 powered sneaky shooter Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 heads to Bosnia to put a stop to the atrocities.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

War Z patched – Players find themselves banned

It’s really not been a good week for the War Z team at Hammerpoint Interactive.

By Paul Younger | 21 Dec 2012 | 2

God Mode wants to take you to hell (sorry … hades)

Saber Interactive and Atlus have teamed up to bring you God Mode, a third-person, co-op shooter in which you’ll plum the depths of hades in search of undead minions to shoot.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Van Helsing visits a forest in this latest trailer for his Incredible Adventures

NeoCore have shared another trailer of action-RPG title The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing; this time featuring a jaunt through the forest of Borgovia.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2012 | 2

Joel Bylos pens missive about Issue 6 of The Secret World

When he’s not busy hiding in a bunker from the Mayan apocalypse, or talking to IncGamers about the decision to drop The Secret World’s subscription fee, Joel Bylos is writing stuff about the game.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Namco’s Star Trek game coming in April, pre-order bonuses outlined

Trek fans, if you’re up for some co-operative gameplay set in the “rebooted” universe then you’ve probably been keeping an eye on Namco’s forthcoming Star Trek game.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2012 | 1

‘Snow surprise: The Steam winter sale launches today

As surely as the winter snows cling to the roadside, slowly turn black and crumble off all over your nice, new shoes, Valve has launched its winter sale on Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2012 | Comments Off