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EA dropped the Crysis bomb two months back at the Game Developer's Conference: a three-minute proof-of-concept trailer that allowed us to peer into the future of first-person shooters. We swallowed our gum hard and became cemented in place as we watched (...and watched) as the jungle was torn apart by automatic weapons fire. Tree limbs cracked off, explosions ripped across the landscape and mercenaries stomped through deformable foliage.
Emerging from the dense
Care for some diplomacy with your strategy sandwich, sir? Check out War Leaders: Clash of Nations, a historical strategy game where you'll assume the role of the diplomat and battlefield general. Like the immensely popular Total War series, War Leaders is split into two important parts: strategy and tactics. You'll have an opportunity to show your smarts in the intricate, turn-based management and diplomacy half of the game. Failing that, settle your differences and expand your empire by taking
The pre-nuclear, pre-terrorist age of warfare may not be as explosive and unpredictable as today's modern conflicts, but add in the rare and secret weapons of World War II, and we're interested. Give us full control of this experimental arsenal, and we're
Not only is WWE wrestler Shelton Benjamin the reigning intercontinental champion, he's also been the winner of the WWE Superstar Challenge - the knockout videogame tournament in which wrestlers go head-to-head in bouts of SmackDown! on PS2 - for four years in a row. After he once again trounced the competition in this year's contest, we caught up with Benjamin for the full SmackDown! lowdown...
You've won the WWE Superstar Challenge four years in a row now. Is there anyone even close to your
Thursday 6 April 2006
For all of the awe-inspiring majesty of the Total War games, they never had a giant who can store enemy soldiers in a cage on his belt as health-boosting snacks, and who, upon being killed, will crush any troops beneath him as he collapses. Historical accuracy has its place, but sometimes a fantasy setting is just more fun.
Mark of Chaos intends to deliver epic war, set in the dark, tremendously cool Warhammer fantasy world, and it intends to deliver it in spades. And as
Winback 2: Project Poseidon is straightforward third-person shooting action at its core: run and gun down corridors with a pistol, hug walls and peek out for quick shots with the shotgun, or duck behind desks and crates to toss a grenade.
Since you're a covert operative, you'll perform dramatic evasion acrobatics, and even bang out a few switch puzzles, all while rescuing hostages. In an interesting twist, you only get ammo from enemies if you shoot their gun arm. Bullets are in short supply,
What if the Cold War never ended? What if the US and the Soviet Union were still in an apocalyptic showdown? We'll get to explore that possibility in the upcoming real-time strategy game World in Conflict. This is a world where the Berlin Wall never fell and thousands of Russian troops are now invading America.
The emphasis is on unrestrained combat, with no "resource gathering" like in other RTS titles - developer Massive Entertainment says it wants to "focus on the one thing people love
For the million plus Warhammer fans worldwide, it's been an embarrassment of riches lately with so many Warhammer titles slashing their way to the PC. Add one more: Mythic Entertainment'sWarhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. While the Warhammer universe has its roots in tabletop strategy gaming, Reckoning is a massively multiplayer online game for anyone who ever wanted to join the fracas in person.
How you join it is up to you. Enter the fray as a common, beer-swilling dwarf and fight your way
It's a tale as old as time: three separate races arrive on a resource-rich planet of their collective dreams and are forced to blast away at each other until two of the races have been completely annihilated. Why these dudes can't share baffles us all, but it would make for an awfully boring shooter if they weren't warring, so we just have to accept the flimsy story and move on. WarPath adheres to this formula by providing players the option of fighting for the planet-eating Ohm, the homeless
WAR! What is it good for? Painted, leaden miniatures and hours of tabletop battles with your friends playing Warhammer, that's what. But we'll have even more reasons when Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, a new real-time strategy game for the PC, comes to life this fall. Our first look showed us a painstakingly faithful representation of Games Workshop's Warhammer universe.
What isn't Warhammer good for? Two things: tedious base-building and mind-numbing resource gathering. Mark of Chaos promises to