Archive for September 2013

Total War: Rome 2 beta patch 3 updated with alt tab fix

It’s not quite the major patching news you’ve perhaps become accustomed to of late, but Creative Assembly has today informed players that there’s a small update to the latest Total War: Rome 2 beta patch.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2013 | 8

GOG birthday celebrations continue: five indie games for $5

GOG is still turning five, and its five-week birthday celebrations are still going on.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Benchmark your computer with a giant city-destroying Catzilla

There are lots of PC benchmarking tools out there, sure. They give you your framerate and test all sorts of different aspects of your PC’s visual-creating strength, definitely.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2013 | 1

Universal fixes: Europa Universalis IV patched, gets two new DLC packs

I still haven’t played Europa Universalis IV on account of the fact that Europa Universalis II gave me an irrational fear of maps.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2013 | 2

Rocksmith 2014 trailer shows off new Guitarcade minigames

One of the finer points of Rocksmith was the Guitarcade,  a series of minigames that focused on teaching you individual techniques for your guitar or bass.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Guild Wars 2 Twilight Assault update drops next week

The fornightly updates to Guild Wars 2 continue with the next instalment called Twilight Assault which will launch on Tuesday 1 October.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2013 | 1

Amazing UK OS map recreated in Minecraft

The Ordnance Survey  Innovation Labs team have been undertaking a rather unusual project, the recreation of the the UK in Minecraft.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2013 | 2

Star Wars trench scene recreated in VR with Oculus Rift

It’s an iconic moment in Star Wars, Luke skimming down the Death Star trench and attempting to target a tiny vent.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2013 | 1

Takedown: Red Sabre gets patched to address launch problems

Serellan’s tactical shooter Takedown: Red Sabre did not get off to a good start when in launched last Friday with all kinds of connectivity issues which we experienced first hand.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Bleeding marvellous: Dota 2’s First Blood update goes live

Dota 2 players, I summon you! Hop onto Steam and get your lazy arses downloading the First Blood update that I mentioned last week.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Win a copy of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Thaumaturge DLC

This Thursday (26 September)  Neocore will be releasing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Thaumaturge DLC pn Steam which adds the new mage-like class to the ARPG.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2013 | 20

Repeat assault: Battlefield 4 beta details re-stated in this in-house video

Like several other major publishers, EA has figured out that the best way to completely control the release of information about their projects is to take interviewing and reporting in-house.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Alien Rage launch trailer displays aliens, shooting, and possibly rage

CI Games have released a trailer for Alien Rage, their shiny new shooter due out tomorrow.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Expensive SimCity Cities of Tomorrow pre-orders now online – Get Launch Arcology

SiomCity fans will not be too happy with the price of the just announced expansion SimCity Cities of Tomorrow.

By Paul Younger | 23 Sep 2013 | 1

Godus Preview

Godus is a game that pretty much everyone of a certain age will have been watching.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Sep 2013 | 1

SteamOS is Valve’s first big announcement this week

The first of Valve’s three announcements has been unveiled as SteamOS, a “a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines” based on the Linux architecture.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Sep 2013 | 4

Company of Heroes 2’s free Rostov map trailed

If you’ve been desperate for new Company of Heroes 2 maps, you’ll probably be happy to hear that two new ones will be released tomorrow for free.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Hellraid’s interactive trailer will kill you repeatedly

Did you know that Dead Island developer Techland is working on a first-person hack-and-slasher called Hellraid?

By Tim McDonald | 23 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

GTA 5 PC bug testing code appears in PS3 files – GTA Online also mentioned

The week kicks off with more GTA V PC news as more information is uncovered in the game files.

By Paul Younger | 23 Sep 2013 | 5

Win WWZ stuff with the Endless Survival Challenge

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! You love them in games and you love them in movies.

By Paul Younger | 23 Sep 2013 | 1

Play State of Decay Early Access with a keyboard – Here’s the control list

Update 17/10/2013: The full keyboard and mouse support could be released by end of this week.

By Paul Younger | 22 Sep 2013 | 41

Start your space colony with the Terminus Kickstarter

City builders can be cracking fun, but if managing and building a regular city just doesn’t get you excited and you hanker after something a bit more like the classic coloniser Outpost, perhaps Terminus will appeal.

By Paul Younger | 21 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Takedown: Red Sabre having some multiplayer launch problems

Takedown: Red Sabre sounds like a pretty interesting game. Tim clearly had a tense and deadly time playing for a bit with the developers for the purposes of his preview, but unfortunately the launch build of the game is having a fair few problems.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

Other people’s balls: PES 2014 multiplayer features to be patched in

In what seems to be a slightly unusual way of doing things, Konami has announced that PES 2014 will have various multiplayer features patched in after release.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2013 | 1

Steamy: Valve teases three “Steam in the living-room” announcements

Beginning this Monday (23 September,) Valve will unveiling three announcements pertaining to their efforts to get Steam into the living room for more users.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2013 | 2

Contractual obligations: Football Manager 2014 video covers transfer sagas

Agents. Clauses. Bonuses. Words to strike terror into the hearts of all but the most stalwart football manager.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

State of Decay Early Access released on Steam, FAQ and known issues posted.

As promised Undead Labs has now released State of Decay on Steam.

By Paul Younger | 20 Sep 2013 | 1

Total War: Rome 2 patch 3 beta released with all new fixes

Creative Assembly’s imperial task of patching up Total War: Rome 2 continues apace with another major patch entering beta today.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2013 | 1

GOG Interview: Trevor Longino on DRM, piracy and the future of the site

With recently celebrating its fifth anniversary online and branching out into indie game publishing, IncGamers thought it was time to put some questions to the site about where GOG goes from here.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

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The Secret World needs you to fend off The Whispering Tide

Dark days are still coming, beautiful humans. The events of The Secret World‘s Issue 7 update – the Bond-esque A Dream to Kill – have caused problems, and those problems need resolving.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Sep 2013 | 1