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Archive for November 2013


Steam sale likely beginning tonight

[Update]: It has begun.
Just a quick public service announcement: all indications are that Steam’s Thanksgiving Sale (or possibly Steam’s Autumn Sale) will be beginning in just over an hour.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Nov 2013 | 1

Clandestine offers post-Cold War asymmetrical co-op stealth

Logic Artists have announced Clandestine, a fantastic-looking asymmetrical co-op stealth game set in 1996.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

The Mandate reaches Kickstarter goal – Releases Q1 2015

Perihelion Interactive has successfully reached the Kickstarter goal of $500K for their space based sandbox sci-fi RPG The Mandate. 

By Paul Younger | 27 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Call of Duty Ghosts dog fur is re-enabled as patch lands

This is one of the most important patches ever for PC Call of Duty Ghosts players!

By Paul Younger | 27 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2 now discounted as sales get underway

Expect a flurry of posts in the next 48 hours as Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales start surface.

By Paul Younger | 27 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast #142

This week’s podcast is recorded inside a nuclear fallout shelter, in which the team are frantically trying to learn Morse code in order to keep up with the strange Fallout 4 alternative reality game that is/seems to be going on at the moment.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Nov 2013 | 2

Star Citizen reaches $32 [Update $33] million – Backers go funding crazy

I didn’t think I would be writing another Star Citizen update for at least 48 hours but how wrong I was.

By Paul Younger | 27 Nov 2013 | 3

Ice Pick Lodge might be resurrecting Pathologic via Kickstarter

Here’s an interesting one: judging by their VK page (think “Russian Facebook”), Ice Pick Lodge might be looking to resurrect Pathologic via Kickstarter.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Nov 2013 | 3

XCOM: Enemy Within Review

XCOM: Enemy Within is, in a lot of ways, the quintessential expansion pack.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | 1

Fallout 4 teaser site updates Morse code for 26 November

More changes at thesurvivor2299.com today, with the introduction of yet another Morse code.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2013 | 4

Batman: Arkham Origins PC patch means it might work slightly better now

If you noticed a big fat (3.1GB) patch downloading for Batman: Arkham Origins last night, you may be wondering what the update actually includes.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Double Fine reacquires Stacking and Costume Quest rights

Double Fine and Nordic Games have announced that the former has reacquired the publishing and distribution rights to both Costume Quest and Stacking, and that the pair have partnered up for retail releases of both games – and Psychonauts – in 2014.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Warlock 2: The Exiled screens have hex appeal

Paradox’s Warlock 2: The Exiled is, you might remember, a thing that’s happening.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | 1

iBuyPower reveal their Steam box prototype

It looks like a console but this is in fact a third-party Steam box prototype from iBuyPower which is set to launch next year.

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | 6

Guild Wars 2 Fractured update goes live

It’s another round of Guild Wars 2 content as the Fractured update goes live on servers today.

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

SMITE gets release date and $100,000 tournament

Hi-Rez Studios have finally announced a release date for their MOBA SMITE which has been in beta testing for some time.

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Star Citizen hits $31 million and unlocks a mining platform

It’s the second Star Citizen update in 24 hours and the game has raised another million. 

By Paul Younger | 26 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Fallout 4 teaser site gets Morse code update for 25 November

Even during a nuclear winter there’s no rest for the Morse code operator at thesurvivor2299.com.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Nov 2013 | 3

Steam expands user recommendations into public review system

This isn’t exactly a major change to Steam on Valve’s part, but the user recommendation system (which used to only display your views on a given game to those on your friends list) is now being expanded into a public review set-up.

By Peter Parrish | 25 Nov 2013 | 1

Trove Supporter Packs go on sale guaranteeing alpha and beta access

TRION are inviting potential players of their blocky looking open-ended online world of adventure called Trove to get in early and back the game.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

EVE Fanfest 2014 tickets on sale now

CCP are inviting all EVE fans to snap up tickets for the EVE Fanfest 2014.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Typing of the Dead: Overkill offers some rather unorthodox DLC

The release of The Typing of the Dead: Overkill made me happy.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Bundle Stars offers sci-fi gaming on a budget

Bundle Stars’ colony ship has finally colonised the planet of Sci-Fi Games, and it’s sending trade ships back.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Path of Exile Review

It was inevitable I’d end up handling the Path of Exile review, as I’ve been in and out of the game since the beta test started – which I think was back in about 1790.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | 5

Brian Blessed TALKS ABOUT PUTTY SQUAD IN HIS NORMAL VOICE

There are four things that can make a Monday more bearable, and one of them is Brian Blessed.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Nov 2013 | 3

Star Citizen reaches $30 million in funding

It’s taken just three days for Star Citizen to raise another $1m, it’s so fast I had to double-take the update.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Final whistle blows for EA’s FIFA Manager franchise

For years now SI’s Football Manager series has dominated the market and it’s not gone unnoticed by EA. 

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

David Bradley narrates haunting trailer for The Mandate

All signs are that sci-fi RPG The Mandate‘s Kickstarter will hit its goal of $500,000.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

APB Reloaded gets Version 14 update and new Steam Packs

Version 14 of the free to play APB Reloaded has arrived and comes with a stack of free game updates as well as new Steam packs.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | 1

Path of Exile v1.0.2 brings pilgrim hats, new items and skill

Path of Exile v1.0.2 will arrive this Wednesday (27 November) and it’s packed fill of ARPG goodness.

By Paul Younger | 25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off