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Archive for February 2013


Painkiller Hell & Damnation devs working with Nordic Games on new project

Nordic Games and The Farm 51 (makers of the HD remake Painkiller Hell & Damnation) will be teaming up again for a secret project, the duo announced today.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Will Wright discusses Sim City with Ocean Quigley

He’s got one of the coolest names in videogames and today he’s talking to the one and only Sims creator Will Wright who seems to be thoroughly enjoying Ocean’s vision for the new Sim City.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | 2

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn about to enter closed beta

Next week Square will be launching the closed beta test for their MMO reboot FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | 1

Dreamfall Chapters surpasses $1 million on Kickstarter

Well ahead of schedule, Red Thread Games has now surpassed $1 million in Kickstarter funding for Dreamfall Chapters.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

DayZ team hump blankets to create zombie mo-cap sequences in new video

A new DayZ video blog has been posted today and this week the team head to the motion capture studio to film some zombie motion capture footage.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Old School Runescape servers launch today – Community voting continues

After polling the community, Jagex decided to launch the old version of Runescape taking players back in time to pre-2007 when the game significantly changed.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

The Secret World Issue #6 revealed by Funcom

The next chapter in The Secret World has been revealed as The Last Train to Cairo which is due to launch some time in March.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Tomb Raider system requirements revealed for PC – Enhanced features included

Just in from Square are the system specs for the PC version of Tomb Raider which launches on 5 March.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | 1

Diablo 3 PC gamers react to franchise coming to Playstation – We investigate

Yesterday was a big day for Blizzard, the developer that has really made its name on the PC with the StarCraft, Warcraft, Diablo and World of Warcraft franchises.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | 2

Dreamfall Chapters unveils the cyberpunk city of Europolis

In today’s shiny Dreamfall Chapters update, the team introduces the cyberpunk city-state of Europolis, which is described in the accompanying video as “the rotting corpse” of Europe.

By Peter Parrish | 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

DayZ mod pops up on Steam

No more faffing about with external downloads and installer programs; the DayZ zombie survival mod for Arma 2 is now available through Steam.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | 1

Spiderweb announces second in the Avadon RPG trilogy

If you follow the in-depth RPGs of Spiderweb Software, you’ll probably be delighted to learn that Avadon 2: The Corruption (the second in the Avadon trilogy) is scheduled for release in autumn this year.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Slammer dunk: 30,000 sign up for Prison Architect alpha, new video released

Progress is being made on Introversion’s Prison Architect title, with today’s announcement marking the seventh update to the game’s alpha.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Sexy time returns to Mass Effect 3 with forthcoming Citadel DLC

BioWare has announced a pair of new DLCs for Mass Effect 3, one of which will surely come as no surprise.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Legend of Grimrock 2 confirmed by Almost Human

An update posted on the official Grimrock site has confirmed the exciting news that the grid-based dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock will be getting a full sequel.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | 1

StarDrive Beta Preview

In my very first StarDrive campaign I angered the space mafia, annoyed a strange alien race who enslave adorable space owls and look like upside-down Portal turrets, then spent considerable time designing a mighty warship which proved about as effective as a paper truck with a revolver glued to the wing-mirror.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | 4

Blizzard show eSports and multiplayer features in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm

A new video from Blizzard shows of the new eSports and multiplayer features that are being added in the StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm expansion.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2013 | 2

Lara shows you how to survive in new Tomb Raider survival combat video

Lara is back in a new Tomb Raider survival series video.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Bohemia make ARMA 3 a Steam exclusive to get the game completed

If you’re planning on playing Bohemia Interactive’s latest combat title then you’d better be a Steam user because they have announced it will be required to play.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Make a saving and get even more Bioshock: Infinite with the Season Pass

2k and Irrational Games have fired over details of the Bioshock: Infinite Season Pass which will bring even action from Columbia to your screens.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Get a free Star Trek movie ticket when you pre-order the game

Here’s a nice deal courtesy of Namco, especially when you consider the price of movie tickets these days.

By Paul Younger | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Off the leash: Watch Dogs open world gameplay

Watch Dogs was a bit of a crowd favourite at E3 last year, but we haven’t seen much from the near-future open world title since then.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | 3

Bear witness: Jonathan Blow’s The Witness offers some moving footage

Sony couldn’t prevent a little bit of PC leaking out of their big PS4 reveal conference today.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Mojang’s second ‘Mojam’ is underway, and you can buy whatever games emerge

Minecraft developers Mojang have decided it’s time to slam-jam for the next three days, embarking on the second ‘Mojam.’ In short, small teams of Mojang staff will be designing a (hopefully) functioning game in just 72 hours.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Feb 2013 | 1

inXile’s Torment sequel gains a proper name and its own site

Brian Fargo and his inXile team are of course in the midst of developing Wasteland 2, but you may also recall that the team is lining up a sequel (well, really more of a ‘spiritual follow-up’) to Planescape: Torment.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Stock up on oinkment: Amnesia A Machine for Pigs nears a release date

A helpful blog post over at Frictional Games explains the delay to Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (it was originally due last Halloween, which obviously didn’t happen,) and offers a new release window of ‘Q2′ (April – June.)
According to that post, what started out as an “short, experimental game” is now a “fully fledged Amnesia game.” It’s also described as “different,” but still Amnesia-esque.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Air Conflicts series decamps to Vietnam for latest outing

Cast your minds back to an enigmatic trailer released by bitComposer last week.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Feb 2013 | 1

Blood donation: DmC gets free Bloody Palace add-on

As promised, Capcom has released the traditional ‘Bloody Palace’ mode for the latest Devil May Cry for free.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Battlefield 4 teased in tweets

It’s not like we didn’t know it was coming but with the Playstation 4 about to be announced, it’s likely to play a part in the new consoles big reveal which is scheduled for today.

By Paul Younger | 20 Feb 2013 | 2

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #103

The podcast team are trapped inside a makeshift space vessel, stalked by a terrible game: Aliens: Colonial Marines.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Feb 2013 | Comments Off