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Archive for January 2014


SOE’s Smedley hints at new game that would appeal to Star Wars Galaxies fans

During this evening’s AMA with SOE’s John Smedley he dropped a hint that he hoped would appeal to players of Star Wars Galaxies.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

SOE shutting down four MMOs starting 31 March

The life of an MMO is often and uncertain one, if it stops making money for the publishers it’s going to be closed.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Steam now allows you to cancel pre-orders. Too little too late?

Steam is notorious for giving you little control over purchases and refunds but it looks like they’ve taken a step in the right direction by giving users the ability to cancel pre-orders without any Valve intervention.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2014 | 4

Titanfall PC beta hinted at by EA’s Origin Store

Select Xbox users have been getting a look at Titanfall’s supposed “alpha” build (come on, they’re releasing in March, that’s no alpha,) but until now there hasn’t been much sign of PC people being offered a chance to play before release.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | 1

South Park: The Stick of Truth behind the scenes video sticks to the truth

As far as we know, South Park: The Stick of Truth will totally hit its March release date this time.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Rust’s Garry Newman says Valve VR makes the Rift “feel like a torture device”

During the Steam Dev days developers were ushered into a room to test out Valve’s prototype VR system and feedback that was coming from the event was very positive.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | 6

Dance Dance Revolution moonwalks into the classroom

Here’s your odd-but-amusing story of the day: Konami will be demonstrating Dance Dance Revolution Classroom Edition at Bett Show 2014, a convention taking place between 22 and 25 January that focuses on educational technology.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

A gathering of Thief screenshots steal in from the dark

With Thief’s release around one month away, Square Enix and co.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

The Forest screenshots show the wood from the trees

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a PC gamer in possession of a good fortune must be want of a first-person survival sandbox game.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Magicka: Wizard Wars to have a winner-stays-on Duel Mode

Hot news from the Paradox Interactive Convention, about one of the few Paradox games I’ll actually play!

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition pretty much sold out

Warning to anyone still wanting to pick up the Dark Souls 2 Collectors Edition: Namco Bandai have informed us that it’s pretty much out of stock, so if you still want to get a pre-order in, you’ll have to hunt around and have a lot of luck.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Capcom releases side-by-side screens of Resident Evil 4 HD

In part of their ongoing plot to make you buy the same game fifteen times, Capcom announced Super Resident Evil 4 HD Remix Ultra Turbo Plus – Ultimate Edition the other day.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2014 | 1

World of Tanks 8.11 brings a new mode and maps

Wargaming improves and adds to their tank title with every patch released and World of Tanks 8.11 is set to shake things up with a new mode.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Europa Universalis IV Conquest of Paradise DLC Review

It won’t come as a surprise to anybody who saw my picks of 2013 that I spend a fair amount of time messing about in Europa Universalis IV.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 reveal trailer shows first gameplay footage

Activision and Beenox have released a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the forthcoming wall-crawling action game.

By Tim McDonald | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Win a copy of The Banner Saga with IncGamers

We are giving away two highly sought after copies of The Banner Saga, the critically acclaimed epic Viking RPG strategy game for the PC and Mac.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | 38

Minecraft snapshot 14w04a brings new features

A new day brings the Minecraft snapshot 14w04a update which includes a few important things players should be aware of.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Win a World of Warplanes Supermarine Type 224 and 300 gold

Playing World of Warplanes? Need a little boost? We’ve teamed up with Wargaming to not only give you 300 gold but also a Supermarine Type 224 aircraft.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | 3

SEGA PC ports campaign launches a petition

If you remember yesterday’s story about the NeoGaf-created movement to encourage SEGA to release more PC ports, you’ll have a good idea what this is about.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

The Elder Scrolls Online’s voice cast detailed

HOLY SHIT GUYS
GUYS
THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE IS GOING TO HAVE VOICE ACTING AND THERE WILL BE SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE INVOLVED
HOLY SHIIIIIIT
Not content with hiring Patrick Stewart and Terence Stamp for Oblivion and then giving them about 10 lines each, Bethesda have found an address book full of the phone numbers of movie (and game voice-acting) legends, and have sent them all cheques and instructions to turn up at a recording studio for The Elder Scrolls Online.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Jan 2014 | 1

Dark Souls 2 site translation sheds grossly incandescent light on things

Namco Bandai added a whole load of new stuff to the Japanese language Dark Souls 2 site recently, but that’s not entirely useful for those of us not blessed with the skill to read Japanese.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2014 | 3

Shadow of Mordor video goes in-depth with the nemesis system

I’m going to do that horribly reductive thing games writers do when they have a news article to put together and summarise what I’ve just seen from Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor as follows: Assassin’s Creed in Middle Earth with Batman Arkham combat and a crazy-ambitious procedurally generated system of enemies.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Assassinate your enemies in Age of Wonders 3 with the new Rogue class

The Age of Wonders series has always had layers of depth to its tactics, both on the world map and in battle.

By David Reid | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Might & Magic X: Legacy Review

If you listened to the podcast then I apologise for going over old ground, but I want to tell you the story of my first experience with Might & Magic X: Legacy.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Jan 2014 | 1

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II gets a Chimera

NeocoreGames have been busy working on The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II and have revealed a trailer for the Chimera, a new pet for Van Helsing which is more obedient than Lady Katarina, yes that’s right, mans best friend, the Chimera.

By David Reid | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Call of Duty: Ghosts beams in an Extinction: Nightfall trailer

Now, I got a bit angry about the last Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Watch Daylight spook the Atlus QA testers

It’s a marketing technique as old as the hills. Film the reactions of your audience to a scary movie/game/thing and share it with the world.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Blizzard opens Blizzard Arcade site

Gamers are a creative bunch and StarCraft II players are no exception with all kinds of cool mods being released all the time.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

New DLC announced for Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV

As well as revealing two brand new, upcoming games, Paradox Development Studio has plans for a pair of DLCs for their rightfully popular Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV titles.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Paradox reveals Hearts of Iron IV and Runemaster

Paradox are currently holding their annual convention in sunny Miami, and while Tom swans around in the heat and we’re stuck here back at HQ, Paradox has announced two new titles.

By Paul Younger | 23 Jan 2014 | Comments Off