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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Fallen empire: Imperium Galactica on hold
Hungarian developer Digital Reality have stated that their new Imperium Galactica game has been put on hold.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cloudberry Kingdom review
If you want to be a games journalist, I’d caution you about one thing.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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?
Bioshock Infinite DLC announcement teased for Tuesday
Update: The DLC has been announced
Where is the Bioshock Infinite DLC?
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?
Teleglitch: Die More Edition Review
True to its subheading, this updated version of Teleglitch will make you die.
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.
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.