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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.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2013 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Omerta: City of Gangsters demo available

Kalypso has announced the release of a demo for Omerta:City of Gangsters, the upcoming tactical turn-based strategy title.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2013 | 1

Path of Exile open beta is live

Grinding Gear Games  have been working flat-out to get the open beta up and running with the development team working into the small hours to get things ready.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2013 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2013 | 1

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.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jan 2013 | 2

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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

‘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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jan 2013 | 1

More Warframe beta keys added – Get one now!

Last week we posted beta keys for Digital Extremes’ third person free to play space shooter/RPG Warframe and they have been going like hotcakes.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | 2

Firefall public Beta testing starts on Friday

Red 5 Studios is about to open up the beta test to one and all for their MMO FPS.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | 1

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | 3

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?

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Jan 2013 | 10

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.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Crytek pre-hypes a “big” Crysis 3 announcement on 23 January

I know, I know, this is an announcement about an announcement.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

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.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Jan 2013 | Comments Off