Archive for March 2013
Josef Fares explains why Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons isn’t co-op
There was a bit of an assumption going around that Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was going to have a co-op mode.
Strike Suit Zero DLC arrives with a new shotgun weapon Suit
Born Ready Games has released newDLC for their space action shooter Strike Suit Zero which brings a new Strike Suits to the game, the Raptor Suit.
Square Enix has “Expected Extraordinary Losses,” Yoichi Wada resigns
You wouldn’t think it’s been tough for Square Enix, Tomb Raider was well received by the press and gamers but the latest financial forecasts tell a very different story.
Is VR and Oculus Rift really the next big thing in gaming…again?
VR has very recently become a buzz word but have we not been here before?
Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion launches 14 April
The hot news from the world of Star Wars: The Old Republic is that the digital expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel will be released on 14 April.
Spring cleaning: Dust An Elysian Tail sweeping onto Steam in April
Humble Hearts (that’s Dean Dodrill and Alex Kain in actual-person-land) has announced at PAX East that Dust: An Elysian Tail, which you may recall as an Xbox Live ‘Summer of Arcade’ release from last year, is coming to the PC through Steam.
Eve Online to expand further with June’s Odyssey
Thanks to this press release about Eve Online’s forthcoming Odyssey expansion, I’ve learned that the game has had 18 previous add-ons of this type.
Short PAX trailer suggests more XCOM on the way from Firaxis
Firaxis has sparked a touch of internet speculation with a short trailer shown during its PAX East panel (and re-shown below, courtesy of g4mers.pl).
Arma 3 alpha gets an update to version 0.52
Bohemia Interactive have been collecting player comments and keeping an eye on how the Arma 3 alpha has been functioning, in order to make changes and tweaks to the game as necessary.
New GeForce 314.22 driver is tuned for BioShock Infinite
With mysterious and impeccable timing (almost as if this were planned or something,) Nvidia has announced that a new set of GeForce drivers, 314.22, are available today and will boost performance in BioShock Infinite (due for release this week.)
Look, there’s even a graph comparing a previous driver to the new one on specific hardware.
You’ll need a map to figure out Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s pre-order editions
It’s with a sense of terrible dread that games writers approach Ubisoft PR mails about Assassin’s Creed pre-order editions.
Magicka Wizard Wars brings PvP focus to the series
Paradox are back with more Magicka and this time it’s in the form of Magicka: Wizard Wars.
Warner reveals Infinite Crisis – DC heroes go MOBA this autumn
There’s a ton of free to play MOBA style games but none of them feature DC superheroes.
WildStar media blow-out
NCSoft and Carbine’s MMO WildStar certainly has a unique style and today we have tons of new assets for the game which includes housing screenshots and new zone shots for the Halon Ring and Crimson Isle.
SimCity back on top of charts
After a week’s break, SimCity is back on top in the UK PC game charts for week ending 23 March after being knocked from the top spot by Heart of the Swarm last week.
Civilization 5: Brave New World dated and PAX East demo
It’s been a busy time for Firaxis at PAX East with the announcement that the Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion will release on 12 July in Europe and 9 July in the US.
Web-bound: Marvel Heroes announces launch date of 4 June
David Brevik and Gazillion Entertainment have used the occasion of PAX East to slap a release date on free-to-play action-RPG Marvel Heroes.
Bombs Away! War Thunder 1.29 brings new bombers and loads of updates
Aerial combat fans should really only be looking at one free to play title right now and that’s Gaijin Entertainment’s War Thunder.
SimCity Patch 1.8 Tackles Police, Crims and Roads
Maxis have released the second SimCity patch of the week which, again, tackles the bugs unearthed by the community.
Capcom announces Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara bundle
Capcom has announced that remastered versions of the arcade titles Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara will be bundled together as Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara and released in June this year.
Milling about: Splinter Cell Blacklist walkthrough demos its gameplay
Sam Fisher is about to sneak through the Abandoned Mill level in this new video for Splinter Cell Blacklist, which comes with some rather dull sounding commentary from Game Director, Patrick Redding.
Siberian sandman: Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 getting DLC next week
I’m in the midst of crawling and head-popping my way through Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 at present, so expect a full review on IncGamers early next week.
Resident Evil 6 says hello to Left 4 Dead 2 in this trailer
Tim is currently playing his way through the PC version of Resident Evil 6, so look out for that review sometime next week (probably.) In the meantime, here’s some footage from the previously announced Resident Evil 6 / Left 4 Dead 2 zombie game character exchange scheme.
IncGamers Plays Warface
It’s time for another wild ride in the latest IncGamers Plays video.
Blizzard’s PAX announcement was online collectible card game Hearthstone
The pre-teased announcement from Activision-Blizzard at this year’s PAX has manifested as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
inXile’s Torment will be Avellone-d at the $3.5 million mark
The Torment Kickstarter has been trundling along happily for the past week or so, cruising beyond the $2.8 million USD point and adding new writers to the team.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm sells 1.1 million in 48 hours
The Blizzard bank manager will be happy thanks to the sales of their latest StarCraft 2 title Heart of the Swarm as it’s managed to sell 1.1 million copies in the first two days of release through digital and retail sales.