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Archive for December 2012


Heroes of Newerth players need to change password after accounts hacked

Last Friday user accounts for S2 Games’ DOTA title Heroes of Newerth were compromised through an SQL injection according to a hacker. 

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles review

Back in the dark days of history – well, okay, 2011 – a comic-fantasy point-and-click adventure called The Book of Unwritten Tales was translated from German into English and released to near-universal acclaim.

By Tim McDonald | 18 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The War Z receives hostile Steam release

At the end of last month Hammerpoint Interactive revealed that their zombie survival gamer The War Z would be coming to steam.

By Paul Younger | 18 Dec 2012 | 3

Oh my Godus; 22cans release a full prototype video

It’s going to be a dicey finish for 22cans’ Project Godus.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider has a special video series to teach you about skill trees

How on earth will Lara Croft survive the dangers of the island she’s been shipwrecked on in the new Tomb Raider game?

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Best Strategy 2012 – Readers’ Vote

It’s been an interesting year for strategy releases, with plenty of titles that have impressed.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | 1

Invoke the Virgin Mary in War of the Roses’ next update

I’m not exactly a devout theologian, but I’d question whether the Virgin Mary would be impressed about a bunch of medieval knights committing war crimes with swords and daggers engraved with her name.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

File digging in Borderlands 2 reveals more ‘Sir Hammerlock’ DLC details

A dedicated sleuth calling himself ‘MikeTheInfidel’ over at Reddit has been digging around file updates for Borderlands 2 (just as he did before with the ‘Campaign of Carnage’ DLC) and appears to have unearthed some juicy bits and pieces about the upcoming add-on, ‘Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt’.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Best Adventure Game 2012 – Readers’ Vote

Adventure games set out to test your grey matter, whether it’s solving puzzles and mysteries or going on a magical adventure with a bunch of Russian dolls.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Tardy Resident Evil 6 will show up on PC in March 2013

How many of you out there in PC-land are waiting for Resident Evil 6 to show up on your platform of choice?

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Marvel Heroes Hands-On Preview

Peter: For the last week or so, Tim and I have had access to the Marvel Heroes closed beta.

By Peter Parrish | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Layoffs at Frontier Developments and Elite Dangerous Kickstarter update

Report have come in this morning via Eurogamer that 14 staff have been let go at Elite Dangerous developer Frontier Developments.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Diablo 3′s Jay Wilson removes Twitter account [Updated]

Blizzard’s Diablo 3 Game Director Jay Wilson, who occasionally posted Diablo 3 updates on his personal Twitter account, has now removed himself from Twitter.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | 1

PC Ace Combat: Assault Horizon screens

A new set of PC enhanced Ace Combat: Assault Horizon screens have landed this morning courtesy of Namco.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Football Manager 2013 Still Tops UK Charts

Football Manager 2013 tops the UK PC Game charts for week ending 15 December followed closely by the Sims 3.

By Paul Younger | 17 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Best RPG 2012 – Readers’ Vote

Whether you love your dungeon crawlers, click-fests or story-led titles, 2012 has been an interesting year for the RPG genre with some highly anticipated title releases.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2012 | 1

Best Shooter 2012 – Readers’ Vote

Picking the best shooter is never easy. We’ve come up with a shortlist we think were some of the most exciting shooters of 2012; some may be less obvious than others but we felt these were the ones that blazed a bloody trail across the year.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Best Sport 2012 – Readers’ Vote

While sports games primarily take pride of place on consoles, PC gamers have had a few quality games to play, whether it be on the field or on the track.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2012 | 1

Best Free to Play 2012 – Readers’ Vote

The quality of free to play games continues to improve every year and there have been some great titles to choose from in 2012, all without making a massive dent in your wallet (unless you’re a micro-transactions junkie, of course).

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2012 | 2

Best PC Action 2012 – Readers’ Vote

The PC Action category is always packed, encompassing a broad range of games that span multiple genres, so it’s no shock that we’ve nominated a bundle of outstanding titles from 2012.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2012 | 1

Best Indie 2012 – Readers’ Vote

Not backed by any major publisher, 2012 has been a great year for indie developers who have brought us both innovative and interesting titles.

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2012 | 1

A further look at the Godus prototype in this new video

It looks like it’ll be touch and go on Kickstarter for 22cans’ Project Godus, as with just six days left the game still needs £150,000 GBP to reach its target of £450,000 GBP.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Legend of Dungeon shares teaser of dynamic in-game music

The rogue-ish-like Legend of Dungeon has been cracking along quite nicely on Kickstarter, raising (at the time of writing) $20,000 USD more than the $5,000 USD target.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast Special: Dishonored

In this IncGamers Podcast Special, Peter and Tim discuss a shared favourite from 2012; Arkane’s Dishonored.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Hitman: Absolution patch tweaks ‘disguise parameters’

Nixxes, the company behind the PC version of Hitman: Absolution have released a new patch for the game which includes changes to “disguise parameters” and unspecified “difficulty adjustments”.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Metro: Last Light’s pre-order ‘limited edition’ holds Ranger Mode hostage

By now we’re used to publishers slicing bits off games and popping them in some sort of ‘limited edition’ pre-order box, but it’s usually irrelevant stuff like a different gun or a tatty bit of plastic in the shape of the protagonist.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Dec 2012 | 2

The War Z producer on recent hate and controversy – “Haters gonna hate”

During a Reddit AMA session with The War Z producer Tyler Sparks earlier today, he addressed the recent negative press surrounding the game
For the past few weeks, there has been stories about The  War Z being shut down after six months if Hammerpoint Interactive don’t reach a target goal of players.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2012 | 1

Rome Total War II gets Carthaginian faction

Following the predictable announcement that the Romans were a faction in Rome: Total War 2, a second faction has been revealed today by Creative Assembly.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

First Dirty Bomb gameplay footage and Founder’s Club launched. More please!

Last night we re-installed Quake Wars again here at IncGamers. Having spent months trying to find anything with gameplay that was as engrossing, we bit the bullet and dug around for the old CDs.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Asheron’s Call 2 returns as Turbine switch on server

In move that has pleased passed players of Asheron’s Call 2, Turbine has decied to switch on a new server and relaunch the game.

By Paul Younger | 14 Dec 2012 | Comments Off