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Archive for March 2013


Star Wars: The Old Republic adds 2 million players since going F2P

Star Wars: The Old Republic didn’t do too well in its first year with the players dropping off sharply after launch. ¬†

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2013 | 7

Rom-com: Join the Romulans in Star Trek Online’s forthcoming add-on

With the internet all excited about the first sighting of Sherlock Holmes in the upcoming Star Trek film, Star Trek Online is perhaps hoping to latch on to a few of those stray search terms by announcing news of a forthcoming expansion.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Help out an adorable square cat in Catorize

Attention, people who send me Kickstarter press releases every day: if your game features an adorable square cat, I will most likely write about it.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Mar 2013 | 1

Might & Magic X Legacy to revisit first-person, turn-based adventures

It’s interesting, isn’t it, how an indie success like Grimrock will re-open interest in genres that major publishers had been rejecting for years.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Daedalic’s Blackguards is going to make you a murderer

It’s game announcement week over at Daedalic. Just after revealing Memoria, they’ve come out with news of turn-based RPG Blackguards; aspects of which sound rather interesting.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Free space ninjas: Warframe is now in open beta

From now on, everybody gets a free space ninja. Digital Extremes’ co-op action title Warframe is now in open beta, which means anybody who’s interested in the game can head to this site, sign up and play it for free.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Mar 2013 | 1

New Dead Island Riptide trailer brings more zombie mashing action

It may not be quite as moving as the original Dead Island trailer but there’s plenty to get excited about in this new video if you enjoyed the first game or simply love watching zombies getting hacked up.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Getting tactical with infantry combat in ARMA 3

We’ve had a blast in the Arma 3 Alpha so far and as any tactical shooter player knows, this is not a finger twitching FPS.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2013 | 1

Creating Bioshock Infinite’s Elizabeth Vidoc

According to Ken Levine Elizabeth is the “emotional centre” of Bioshock Infinite, and in this latest video ahead of next week’s release, Ken explains her role and creation.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Neverwinter beta key giveaway

This weekend Perfect World will be holding their third beta test weekend for Cryptic’s upcoming MMO.

By Paul Younger | 21 Mar 2013 | 11

Duke Nukem 3D drops a Megaton on Steam

If, for some reason, the Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition at GoG.com wasn’t good enough for you, perhaps the Megaton Edition that’s now on Steam will be more to your liking.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Steam unites ‘paid alpha’ titles under Early Access banner

It’s quite a common approach in PC gaming these days; offer your potential players paid access to the development build of the game you’re working on, and allow them to offer feedback that can shape and improve the title.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Galaxy Gorn mad: Star Trek’s villains profiled

Paramount Pictures has broadcast more ‘Making of Star Trek the videogame’ footage to the galaxy (ok, fine, I just mean they put it on youtube.)
This time, it’s about expanding the role of those pesky lizard-folk The Gorn.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Double Fine’s Dropchord motion-rhythm game gets a trailer

If you have any plans to purchase the curious Leap Motion controller device (launching in May for around $80.00 USD,) then you might also want to take a look at Double Fine’s Dropchord title.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Top marks: Mark of the Ninja to expand this summer

Last year, we inexplicably failed to review Klei’s Mark of the Ninja.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Planetary tour: Carbine Studios lays out what Wildstar is all about

Wildstar. Where have I heard that name before? Is it a character from A Song of Ice & Fire?

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Carmageddon: Reincarnation fuelled by another $3.5 million investment

After raising just over $600,000 USD with a successful Kickstarter campaign for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, Stainless Games have apparently been cruising ruthlessly around their own shareholders and threatening to run them over if they don’t contribute some cash to the pile.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #107

In the week in which John Riccitiello has announced his resignation as CEO at EA, the question on everybody’s lips in the IncGamers Podcast is: how exactly do you pronounce his name?

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | 3

Warframe updated to 7.0, with new mod system, ‘frames and snow

Digital Extremes have added yet more features to their free-to-play, ninjas-in-space, co-op title Warframe.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity traffic improvements now live in 1.7 patch

Maxis has finally released the 1.7 patch for SimCity which includes the traffic improvements.

By Paul Younger | 20 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Third Neverwinter beta session begins this Friday

Perfect World and Cryptic have announced a third beta weekend for upcoming D&D-tastic MMO, Neverwinter.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

History repeats itself in latest Metro: Last Light trailer

Deep Silver (now at the publishing reins for this one, after THQ’s bankruptcy) has put out a new trailer for Metro: Last Light and you know what?

By Peter Parrish | 19 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Bastion developers tune in to next game: Transistor

Bastion was a bloody good game, and after popping up on Xbox Live it made it across to PC.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Bit.Trip Presents… Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

Thinking about it, there aren’t that many games that focus on sheer joy.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Mar 2013 | 1

Ashes Cricket 2013 details hit the crease

Cricket is a tough game to translate into a videogame if previous efforts are anything to go by.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Flippin’ Franklin: Assassin’s Creed 3’s ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ continues

Part two of ‘The Tyranny of King Washington,’ Ubisoft’s alternative-timeline DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3, is released today.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

Heart of the Swarm – “Nobody is close to figuring the game out yet”

The RTS gurus at Blizzard have been watching the progress of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm players very closely according to a Blizzard developer post.

By Paul Younger | 19 Mar 2013 | 1

Grim Dawn shots show the updated UI and mini-map

The Crate Entertainment team have been busy working away on their ARPG Grim Dawn as the release of the Alpha test draws closer.

By Paul Younger | 19 Mar 2013 | 5

Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar RPG surpasses 1 million on Kickstarter

It’s not taken long for Richard Garriott’s new RPG project Shroud of the Avatar which was launched on Kickstarter back on 8 March has just been funded
The Kickstarter has surpassed its $1 million goal this evening and Richard Garriott issued a statement to the community that have backed and been following the project.

By Paul Younger | 19 Mar 2013 | Comments Off

SimCity sells 1.1 million in first two weeks

The figures are now in for SimCity sales in the first two weeks of release courtesy of EA.

By Paul Younger | 18 Mar 2013 | 1