Archive for January 2013
New trailer shows the Bioshock Infinite Industrial Revolution pre-order DLC
If you pre-order Bioshock Infinite you will get your hands on the Industrial Revolution DLC which includes three in-game gear items to boost combat abilities, 500 bonus in-game currency, five lock picks, and the Industrial Revolution puzzle game which unlocks stories of Columbia.
Aliens: Colonial Marines “Kick Ass” in new trailer, game’s writer disowns it
It’s time for a new trailer from SEGA’s Aliens title, and today the Colonial Marines are kicking some ass in the new footage which is a mix of cutscenes and frantic action.
Guns and Robots moves robotically into open beta
At one time, before Interplay and Bethesda got into a big ol’ legal scrap about it, developers Masthead were working on Interplay’s version of a Fallout MMO.
THQ auction resolved: Relic moves to Sega, Volition now owned by Koch Media
Yesterday’s closed-doors auction for THQ’s assets and properties dragged on far longer than anticipated, pushing back the sale hearing that was originally scheduled for 9am (Eastern US) today.
Tenth Nordic Game Festival has Tim Schafer as keynote speaker
If you’re interested in a chance to see Tim Schafer’s mouth move and make words tumble out, then it may not be a bad idea to register for Nordic Game 2013.
In the Navy: Ghost Recon Online’s 0.10.0 update goes live
If you’re going to be in Tom Clancy’s elite squad of Ghost Recon Online players, then you need to dress ship-shape.
EA and Maxis clarify Sim City bug reporting banning clause
A few days ago it came to people’s attention that there was a clause in the beta TOS agreement for Sim City that if players knew about a bug and failed to report it they could find themselves locked out of all EA products.
Crysis 3 beta coming on 29 January
EA and Crytek teased some big news earlier this week, and as we thought, it was the announcement of the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta.
IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #99
This week, it’s all about the loot.
Diablo 3’s Jay Wilson has run off with his, after being reassigned to a new project inside the Blizzard hierarchy.
Path of Exile open beta patch notes and launch details
It’s not long now until Grinding Gear Games launch the open beta for Path of Exile and it’s all go at the studio prior to the big launch.
Executive Producer Scott Hartsman leaves RIFT and TRION
There’s not doubt that RIFT is one of the most polished and successful MMOs in recent times and today Executive Producer Scot Hartsman has decided to move on from TRION and RIFT.
THQ’s sale hearing is tomorrow, Relic denies closure rumours
An auction for THQ’s assets took place today behind closed doors, but a sale hearing due to take place tomorrow at 9am (US Eastern) should reveal the fate of several studios and games.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller predicted to continue on 30 Jan
Episodic adventure series Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller will continue with its second episode, ‘The Wise Monkey,’ on 30 January.
No additional features planned for PC version of Dead Space 3
It’s being reported by games.on.net that the PC version of Dead Space 3 will be a straight port, with no plans to make use of the machine’s more powerful hardware.
Would you Kindle-y? BioShock Infinite gets e-book prequel
Irrational Games will be releasing a prequel, e-book novella for BioShock Infinite called Mind in Revolt, to get you prepared for the game’s release at the end of March.
‘Flame & Frost: Prelude’ event detailed for Guild Wars 2
Earlier this month, ArenaNet’s Colin Johanson outlined the future direction of Guild Wars 2 in a fairly hefty blog post for the game’s official site.
Ubisoft delays release of ShootMania Storm until April
Nadeo’s community-driven shooter ShootMania Storm has been delayed until April to allow for the developers to “polish the game further and release it to the level of quality we think our players deserve,” according to a Ubisoft press release issued today.
The Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups live
Hot off the press from Bethesda this afternoon is news that the Beta sign-ups for The Elder Scrolls Online are now live.
Minecraft surpasses 9 million sold on PC and Mac
Notch was busy this morning pointing out that Minecraft has sold a whopping 9+ million copies.
Blizzard releases StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm opening cinematic
Blizzard are known for their excellent cinematic intros and today we have the opening cinematic for StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm.
Strike Suit Zero review
Born Ready Studios successfully completed their Kickstarter campaign to raise the final funds to get Strike Suit Zero done and dusted, but was it all worth the effort?
Ocean Quigley: city size limits in SimCity are a performance trade-off
A sticking point about the new SimCity among long-term fans of the series has been the smaller areas present in the game for constructing your works of metropolitan wonder.
Get your strolling shoes on for Proteus, coming 30 January
Ed Key and David Kanaga’s Proteus will be coming your way on 30 January, according to a big date written in the snow at the game’s website.
Crytek pre-hypes a “big” Crysis 3 announcement on 23 January
I know, I know, this is an announcement about an announcement.
Black Ops 2 Season Pass now invites Nuketown Zombies into your life
It’s tricky to think of a combination of popular things more potent than Call of Duty and zombies.
Max Payne 3’s DLC wraps up with four new multiplayer modes
Tomorrow’s release of the ‘Deathmatch Made in Heaven’ add-on will bring Max Payne 3’s DLC schedule to a close with four new multiplayer modes.