When a series has 10 or so games under its belt, and more on the way, one might imagine that there arent many seasoned gamers who havent given it a go at some point in their lives. Yet, as we prepared for the newest entry in the Armored Core series – Armored Core 4 - we stumbled upon just such a gamer lurking in our midst. A curious specimen, to be sure. After some briefly probing the veracity of his claims (which totally did not involve mocking him, questioning his gamerhood, or actually
Funcom have been doubly blessed while working on what were calling the 360s first, proper MMORPG. Firstly, Warner Bros announced a brand new movie based on Robert E Howards mighty Cimmerian meathead, which would take away the taste of Governor Schwarzeneggers 1982 B-Movie, and make Conan a far cooler character. But even better than that, Microsoft has given them the go-ahead to adapt their PC game for the truly mighty Xbox 360, taking away the taste of being a PC-only niche title… and
Last year a fellow with the Gamertag StripClubDJ became the first Xbox 360 owner to smash through the 100,000 Gamerpoint barrier. Quite an Achievement (excuse the pun). Instead of being shunned by the gaming community for being a daylight-dodging loser, hes been widely revered and showered with friend requests by fellow 360ites.
But if youre not one of the Gamerscore elites, logging in to Live to see your buddies clocking up tens of thousands of points while you languish in the late hundreds
We've been speaking to Funcom about its forthcoming PC and Xbox 360 MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborian adventures, and last week we brought you part one of the resulting interview. Today - guess what? - we're bringing you the second and concluding part of our chat with product manager Erling Ellingsen...
What occurs in the single-player section of the game, and when that's completed is it a traditional MMORPG that we move into?
Erling Ellingsen: The single-player feature has changed much since we
Blizzard's all-dominating World of Warcraft is set to face its most serious challenge yet in 2007, a number of new 'big name' MMORPGs preparing to enter the market before the year is out.
Product manger Erling Ellingsen reveals that on top of creating a compelling MMORPG experience Funcom is aiming to incorporate cross-platform adventuring into Age of Conan. So, while the PC version will release first this October, PC gamers and Xbox 360 gamers could eventually be able to buddy-up and compare
For a game that began life as a PlayStation 3 title, its surprising just how reliant Assassins Creed is on using the rumble to allow you to “feel” your way around the environment. So much so, in fact, that its impossible to see how the PS3 (or PC) versions could even fundamentally work. As you may know, Assassins Creeds gameplay is inspired by free-running movement; that is, being able to climb, leap, crawl and vault your way through the towns architecture as if it were one big
Its almost as if the Xbox 360 is showing off. Winking its little ring of light at you. Exploding some particle effect fireworks right in your face just because it can. Were talking about dynamic lighting and ambiance, and it would be nothing more than visual showboating if it werent for developers like Starbreeze, who see the huge possibilities in real-time changeable atmospheres and have utilized it in The Darkness, a title that would have been largely impossible on the previous generations
Zombies! Monsters! Horrible crawly things made of spine and fecal matter that burrow into your skin! That's what you think of when you think Alone In The Dark. Isn't it? Yep, us too. So with the fifth installment of the series entering the third and final year of production, we packed our bags, soiled our pants (just to get the inevitable over and done with), and hopped to Eden Games' offices in Lyon, France to get an exclusive update on this survival horror classic.
So, the first thing we
Yeah, we know: you dropped unholy coin on a new PS3, but you can only play so much Resistance before you start lusting over your buddy's 360 or Wii. Be patient, grasshopper - 2007 will make your purchase worthwile. Here's proof:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Kojima Productions - PS3 - ETA 2007
The latest chapter in the series is a dizzying mess of questions and expectations. The OctoCam camouflage suit - enabling players to blend in with the colour and texture of the background -
The future, as anyone with a brain will attest, will be a bombed-out wasteland in which never-ending wars are fought not only with conventional tanks and planes, but also with mechs. Apparently, victory can only be achieved by piloting titanic mechanized humanoids that can both walk and swordfight, despite the obvious lack of any tactical advantage those capabilities might provide when facing enemies armed with hell-hot lasers that could cut through a planet and radar-guided missiles stuffed