Archive for December 2012
THQ files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, assets to be purchased by Clearlake Capital
There’s a sad inevitability to this news, as there have been financial problems at THQ for a number of months now.
Steam removes The War Z from sale, offers full refunds
Valve has responded to the controversy surrounding The War Z’s sudden and misleading launch on the digital download service by “temporarily” removing the game from sale and offering dissatisfied customers a full refund.
Year of the Dog: Sleeping Dogs launches Zodiac Tournament DLC
There’s yet another piece of Sleeping Dogs available today, in the form of ‘Zodiac Tournament’.
Gas Powered Games tease new title with countdown clock
It’s time to tease a new project from Gas Powered Games with a countdown clock which will hit zero on 14 January.
Peter and Jack demo GODUS Multiplayer – [update] game now funded
Update: The game is now fully funded at £454,285 GBP. You can watch the 22cans chaps on a livestream here.
The first few minutes of Bioshock Infinite gameplay video
To keep you thinking about Bioshock Infinite before the holiday break, 2K and Irrational want to share the first few minutes of gameplay in Bioshick Infinite.
The Secret World Issue #5; The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn goes live
With only a couple of days until the end of the world, Issue #5; The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn for The Secret World has now gone live.
IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #96
Have you been naughty or nice for Christmas?
As the IncGamers Podcast team discover this week, the makers of The War Z have been a bit naughty.
War Z developers hit back at Steam criticism and DayZ fanboys
Following the hostile response to the release of The War Z on Steam yesterday, Hammerpoint as hit back at their critics.
Mechwarrior Online adds ‘Conquest mode’ in latest patch
A new patch for Mechwarrior Online was released this morning, adding ‘conquest mode’ to the game along with a number of other changes.
What’s Mayan is yours: Joel Bylos on ending the Secret World subscription fee
Last week, Funcom announced that The Secret World would no longer be charging players a subscription fee to play the conspiracy-fueled MMO.
The Dreugh return for The Elder Scrolls Online
In a new post at The Elder Scrolls Online site, the team outline the backstory for the Dreugh.
Wood you kindly: Woodcutter Simulator 2013 announced
Set down your harvesting tools and retire your train driver’s cap, because there’s a new player in the simulator realm.
Call to Alms: DigitalMindSoft want to crowd-fund the next Men of War
In the future we will have touch-pad kiosks where you outline the kind of features you want to see in a videogame, feed the machine $50,000, and get the game of your dreams.
The Showdown Effect is taking beta sign-ups
The Showdown Effect is the next game from Magicka developers Arrowhead.
Rage DLC flares up in the form of The Scorchers
The last time we saw some DLC for Rage, it was the ‘Anarchy Edition’ back in February 2012.
Pre-orders open for first Star Wars: The Old Republic digital expansion
Due for release next year, the first digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, called the Rise of the Hutt Cartel, will bring new content and features to the now free to play MMO.
Best MMO 2012 – Readers’ Vote
There ‘s been lots of MMOs this year, which was no huge surprise.
More of Total War: Rome 2 and the Carthaginians in new video
Creative Assembly are back with more information on the recently revealed Carthaginian faction and this time it’s members of the development team that explain who they were and how they fit into the Total War: Rome 2 world.