Archive for 16 January 2014


Valve VR gets more positive developer impressions

Last night, Tripwire’s David Hensley was comparing Valve’s VR prototype to Star Trek’s holodeck, and today there have been further developer impressions released prior to the Steam Dev Days’s VR conference talks.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | 1

Oxide’s Nitrous Engine demos more AMD Mantle in new Star Swarm video

Oxide Games have been busy showing the power of AMD Mantle with their strategy tech demo called Star Swarm.

By Paul Younger | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Football Manager updated to 14.2.2, fixes player cloning issue

Sports Interactive has just released another Football Manager 2014 update, that deals with a few more lingering issues in the game.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Valve tosses out some crazy Team Fortress 2 numbers in economy talk

The latest conference chat to take place at Valve’s Steam Dev Days event was about in-game economies (hats,) and confirmed what a lot of people probably already suspected; that Team Fortress 2 (hats) are still very popular.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Nether adds motorbike and hats to players’ survival needs

Hats, the key to many a game players heart, are now more widespread in sandbox survival title Nether.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

GTA V reappears in latest PC AMD Catalyst beta driver profiles

IncGamers readers will remember that last October GTA V popped up in AMD Catalyst drivers and then subsequently vanished from future releases.

By Paul Younger | 16 Jan 2014 | 3

Octodad: Dadliest Catch flops and twists on to PC later this month

Young Horses’ Octodad: Dadliest Catch, the expanded and improved sequel to their freebie Octodad game, will be released through all the usual digital platforms on 30 January.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

IO gives details on next Hitman game, actually sounds good

In an open letter to the community, IO Interactive have offered some details of the next game in the Hitman series – being developed for PC and “next-gen consoles”, which I’m guessing means “current-gen consoles”, since they’re out – and it actually sounds rather good.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Valve extends Dota 2’s Year of the Horse submission deadline

As previously mentioned, the next event for Dota 2 will be a spring event called “Year of the Horse”, based around the Chinese New Year.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Total War: Rome 2 Assembly Kit beta released – Get mod making

Total War: Rome 2 players interesting in mod making can now grab the Total War: Rome 2 Assembly Kit.

By Paul Younger | 16 Jan 2014 | 2

Stronghold Crusader 2 will be exclusive to Steam

In a blog post on the official website, Firefly Studios have announced that Stronghold Crusader 2 will run exclusively through Steam.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Steam Machine hardware performance ranked by Futuremark with charts

Steam Machines come in a variety of forms with different hardware and prices.

By Paul Younger | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Blackguards tutorial videos explain the rules of The Dark Eye

Blackguards, Daedalic’s forthcoming turn-based tactical RPG, employs the rules of The Dark Eye pen-and-paper RPG to make its digital cogs turn.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jan 2014 | 1

War Thunder ground forces beta expands with new tanks and map

Gaijin’s tasty War Thunder has just received another update and once again the focus is on the ground forces closed beta test as more tanks and a new map are added.

By Paul Younger | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Broken Age: Act One Review

There is one thing that Double Fine do better than pretty much anyone else in the games industry, and that’s write children and adolescents.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Tripwire’s David Hensley says Valve’s VR felt “like a holo deck”

The full presentation of Valve’s VR prototype (which Steamdb thinks could going by the name ‘Vortex‘) will take place later today at Steam Dev Days, but Tripwire’s David Hensley has already had a go with it and has tweeted a series of extremely positive impressions.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Valve ditches the Steam Controller touchscreen

As Valve continue to mess with the design of the Steam Controller they revealed at Steam Dev Days that the touchscreen has now been removed from the device.

By Paul Younger | 16 Jan 2014 | 1

Alienware Steam Machine releasing in September

When the Steam Machines were revealed at CES Alienware was keeping quite quiet about the specs and exactly when their machine will be released.

By Paul Younger | 16 Jan 2014 | 1

Two new in-house Paradox titles to be revealed on 23 January

Paradox will be hosting a press event later this month, during which at least two new titles will be revealed.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Jan 2014 | Comments Off