Archive for March 2013

Should the Diablo 3 auction house be scrapped? It’s “hurt” the game after all

It’s been a few months since Jay Wilson stood down as the Diablo 3 game director and now that the dust has settled over his departure and development on the game continues at a glacial pace, Jay was at GDC to talk about Diablo 3 in a post-mortem discussion –Shout at the Devil: The Making of Diablo III.

By Paul Younger | 30 Mar 2013 | 12

Monaco dev: Thief 4’s tagline infingement is “pretty funny”

If you’ve watched the latest Thief 4 video, you may have noticed the tagline “What’s yours is mine” popping up at the end.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Resident Evil 6 Review

I rather like Resident Evil 6. This has confused me and weirded me out more than you might expect.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Mar 2013 | 7

Thoroughly expert analysis of the Thief 4 teaser video

Hello, I am a legitimate Thief series expert. I’ve even finished the first two games on “expert” difficulty, so, you see, that proves it beyond any reasonable doubt.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Mar 2013 | 2

Battle Worlds producer: ‘If someone has the money, he shouldn’t be crowd-funding’

Colin Gilzean, producer on the recently-funded turn-based strategy title Battle Worlds: Kronos, has told IncGamers that the financially well-off have no business putting their games on Kickstarter or other crowd-funding platforms.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Mar 2013 | 8

IncGamers Plays Resident Evil 6 Co-op on PC

Tim dons Jake’s manly coat and Peter nestles inside Sherry’s furry hood as they take on the Resident Evil 6 campaign and multiplayer modes in our latest IncGamers Plays ahead of our review later this morning.

By Paul Younger | 29 Mar 2013 | 4

Why EA’s DRM “backpedal” rings so hollow

EA labels president Frank Gibeau has grabbed some eye-catching headlines with his recent statement to GamesIndustry that Digital Rights Management (DRM) is “a failed dead-end strategy.”
It’s a crowd-pleasing phrase, but words need to be backed up by actions for them to have any meaning.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Mar 2013 | 4

SimCity 2.0 updates outlined as team want issues resolved ASAP

In a new update from the team at Maxis they have outlined some of the changes coming in 2.0.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Total War: Arena revealed as a 10v10 multiplayer title

Creative Assembly has used the Game Developers Conference to announce a Total War spin-off game called Total War: Arena, in which players will command three units apiece in 10v10 multiplayer battles (based on my amazing maths ability that means 30 units vs 30 units.) Does that mean this free-to-play title will fall under the ever-expanding ‘MOBA’ (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) heading?

By Peter Parrish | 28 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Blizzard would turn off Diablo 3 auction house if they could

At GDC, the previous Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson was giving a Diablo 3 postmortem and made some rather interesting comments regarding the auction house system which has proved a contentious game feature since it was announced back in August 2011.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2013 | 4

Molyneux makes a coffee and shows the GODUS GUI

It’s been a while since we looked in on the GODUS development here on IncGamers so I thought it was about time we checked out what the team have been up to.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2013 | 1

Age of Wonders 3 interview with Triumph Studios’ Lenart Sas

Many of you may have never heard of Age of Wonders and it’s been a while since we heard the franchise name being mentioned.

By David Reid | 28 Mar 2013 | 3

PC gaming is growing with record revenues says report

A report by the PCGaming Alliance, the non-profit body which includes Intel, AMD,  Epic and other notable players in the PC gaming industry, reveals that PC gaming is on the rise.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Company of Heroes 2 beta starts next week

The Company of Heroes 2 beta is finally upon us as Relic get ready to test their highly anticipated RTS.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Reloaded Productions reveal APB Vendetta. Take note modders.

Remember APB? Perhaps you’re still playing it after it was saved following the closure of Realtime Worlds.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2013 | 1

Telltale’s Fables-based series is coming this summer

It’s all been pretty quiet regarding Telltale’s new series based on the DC-published Fables comics by Bill Willingham.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2013 | 1

Heavy Gear Assault raises $100,000 for UE 4 mech game, plans Kickstarter

Stompy Robot and Mektek (known for their work on Mechwarrior 4) are hoping to tap into the mini mech revival going on right now (Hawken, Mechwarrior Online) with their own mech-tastic title, Heavy Gear Assault.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Bane hits a vein in this ability-centric Dark trailer

Flittering out of the Game Developers Conference like a confused bat, it’s a new trailer for the Kalypso-published, third-person vampire title Dark.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

If Grand Theft Auto V reaches the PC, it’ll look (slightly better than) these images

Rockstar is still humming and hawing about whether to bring Grand Theft Auto V to the PC (or they already know but just haven’t told anybody yet,) so keep that in mind as you look at these new images from the game.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2013 | 2

Chill kill: Sniper Ghost Warrior’s ‘Siberian Strike’ out today

Pack all your warmest gear, because Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 is heading to Siberia for a spot of post-release DLC today.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #108

As if having to try to pronounce John Riccitiello’s name last week wasn’t challenging enough, this week the podcast team has to deal with resigning Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2013 | 2

Razing eyebrows: Guild Wars 2’s Frost & Flame part three is here

The Guild Wars 2 ‘Frost & Flame’ event has entered its third of four stages, continuing this ‘living story’ (I’ve forgotten what that means, it’s probably something to do with dynamic and changing narrative events) and introducing new features to the game.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Diablo 3 rollback policy in EU and US changing to stop duping

Blizzard are finally taking the plunge in Europe and North America with a change to their Diablo 3 account rollback policy due to duping.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2013 | 1

Watch 17 Minutes of Battlefield 4 gameplay

Well here it is folks, the big reveal and it’s 17 minutes of Battlefield 4 gameplay footage from the single player which looks pretty stunning.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2013 | 1

Leaked Battlefield 4 shots starring Matt LeBlanc

Isn’t the Internet a wonderful thing, everything gets uncovered eventually. Ahead of tomorrow’s Battlefield 4 big reveal three shots have been snuck out of EA’s FTP secret file archives and made their way onto the Intertubes.

By Paul Younger | 27 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Paradox bringing Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition to the PC

Having never played it, I don’t know much about the previously-on-mobiles-only title Knights of Pen & Paper.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Battle Worlds: Kronos exceeds $120,000 USD Kickstarter goal

It’s taken a shade over one week for Battle Worlds: Kronos to meet its Kickstarter goal of $120,000 USD.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Latest Watch Dogs trailer offers a new perspective on previous footage

Remember the Watch Dogs trailer that was released alongside the Sony PlayStation 4 conference?

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Joe Ybarra cancels Shackleton Crater Kickstarter

Former EA co-founder Joe Ybarra’s dream of a Moon colonisation title funded through Kickstarter is on hold again, as the campaign to raise $700,000 USD in funding for the game has been cancelled.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Red space: Race to Mars pre-announces Kickstarter plans

Polish developer Intermarum will be hitting Kickstarter “in a couple of weeks” with Race to Mars, a turn-based title about getting your ass to Mars.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off