Archive for July 2013


Diablo 3 expansion announcement for Gamescom?

Earlier this week sites were notified about various Diablo 3 panel discussions with the press at Gamescom and a subsequent email has dropped which reads:
“You are invited to join Blizzard Entertainment at a press conference on the first day of gamescom 2013.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jul 2013 | 4

Fueling on funding: Desert Strike-alike Hell-IX lands at Kickstarter

Retromade Games have sent up a Kickstarter flare, and are hoping for you to swoop in on your helicopters and airlift them some money.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Reams of trouble: Realms of Arkania reportedly launches in a broken state

Oh dear. It looks like the launch of Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny hasn’t gone well.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | 4

Rise of the Triad review

Do you miss 90s shooters like Doom, when level design was paramount to the extent that certain level designers actually became pretty well known?

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Bite me: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo swoops onto Steam

If you’re curious about how well the port of MercurySteam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition will hold up when it launches in a month, you can get yourself a sneak peek by downloading a demo on Steam.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Getting a fix: Prison Architect alpha 12 smuggles out contraband

Introversion Software have announced the release of Prison Architect‘s alpha 12, which adds in contraband.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Fallen empire: Imperium Galactica on hold

Hungarian developer Digital Reality have stated that their new Imperium Galactica game has been put on hold.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Batmen and Robins: Multiplayer confirmed for Batman: Arkham Origins

In a surprise twist that doesn’t actually spoil any of the single-player campaign, Warner Bros has revealed that Batman: Arkham Origins will feature a competitive multiplayer mode.

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | 2

IncGamers Podcast #125

Can the podcast team interest you in some fish?
Hopefully so, because the thrilling, not-at-all-playground-style drama of Phil Fish’s sudden games industry resignation is a point of discussion this week.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Bully for us: Take-Two files a new trademark for Bully

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, have filed a new trademark application for Bully (known in certain regions as Canis Canem Edit).

By Tim McDonald | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Drink up: Drinkbox’s Guacamelee! Gold Edition coming to PC

Drinkbox has announced that their luchador-themed ‘metroidvania’ title Guacamelee! will be getting a Gold Edition release on Steam next week.

By Peter Parrish | 31 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Not so humble: Latest Humble Bundle offers Dead Island, Saints Row 3, Risen 2

I remember when the Humble Bundles were called Humble Indie Bundles.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Zeno Clash II vs your frame-rate: New challenge maps released

A pair of free challenge maps have descended upon Zeno Clash II today, along with a 60% off sale on Steam (making the game a very reasonable $8.00 USD.) The first is a fairly standard “waves of attack” mode, albeit in traditional Zeno Clash style (so not that standard.) 50 waves of foes stand between you and ultimate glory.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

So Langres: Popular multiplayer map reborn for Company of Heroes 2

By the sounds of things, ‘Langres’ was a preeeetty popular map for the original Company of Heroes, so bringing it back for Company of Heroes 2 sounds like a fairly sold plan.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

See The Elder Scrolls Online online: Bethesda to stream it from QuakeCon

Bethesda have unveiled the full lineup of panels and presentations at QuakeCon’s main stage, but – if you’re not going – you’ll likely be more interested to hear that they’ll also be streaming a lot of the more interesting one.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

River Plateful: PES 2014 licenses Argentinian Primera División

The Pro Evo series has gone a bit South American for its last few outings, nabbing licenses for things like the Copa Libertadores tournament.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Cloudberry Kingdom review

If you want to be a games journalist, I’d caution you about one thing.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Conspicuous: Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag screens show multiplayer

Three new screens from the forthcoming coming-late-to-PC Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag have popped up today, showing off the title’s multiplayer mode.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Animal house: Mighty Quest for Epic Loot’s second Open House begins

Ubisoft have announced the beginning of the second Open House event for Mighty Quest for Epic Loot.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 celebrating Queen’s Jubilee in August

Well, isn’t that lovely? Divinity’s Reach is about to celebrate ten years of Queen Jennah’s rule, and you’re invited to the party!

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Europa Universalis 4 pre-orders bring Crusader Kings 2 save converter

Well, I can’t say that was exactly expected. Pre-order Paradox’ Europa Universalis 4 and you’ll get a Crusader Kings 2 savegame importer – as well as a copy of Crusader Kings 2, so that you can use it.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

BioShock Infinite DLC Clash in the Clouds and Burial at Sea announced

Here it is, the first real news on Bioshock Infinite DLC and it’s called Clash in the Clouds.  

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Saints No: Australia bans Saints Row 4 again

Oh, Australia, country of my birth. I love you, but you are a bit weird about those videogame things.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | 3

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot monetisation system rolled back

How many times have you thought a game system was simply ill-conceived but the developers refused to budge?

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

More spies vs other mercs: Ubisoft shows ‘Blacklist’ version of spies vs mercs mode

Did you know that Splinter Cell: Blacklist is going to have two different versions of the popular ‘Spies vs Mercs’ multiplayer mode?

By Peter Parrish | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Bioshock Infinite DLC announcement teased for Tuesday

Update:  The DLC has been announced
Where is the Bioshock Infinite DLC?

By Paul Younger | 30 Jul 2013 | 3

Gratuitous Panzer shots: World of Tanks meets anime in Japan

To coincide with World of Tanks’ upcoming September release in Japan, what else would Wargaming.net do but plan a collaboration with an anime series?

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Teleglitch: Die More Edition Review

True to its subheading, this updated version of Teleglitch will make you die.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

Let’s hunt for hidden PC version clues in these Grand Theft Auto V images

Everybody is fairly sure a PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is on the way.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jul 2013 | 2

Satellite Reign Kickstarter ends with environmental destruction

The will-it-won’t-it Kickstarter for 5 Lives Studios’ spiritual successor to Syndicate Wars, Satellite Reign, has ended with a bang.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Jul 2013 | Comments Off