It's all-too-easy to feel jaded by the seemingly endless barrage of war games these days but, based on what we've seen of it so far, Call of Duty: Finest Hour could yet make us eager to storm back into virtual combat.We first saw the World War II console outing - a completely different game to the original PC Call of Duty, incidentally - at this year's E3, where its Stalingrad level impressed with its grimly authentic sense of battlefield panic.The latest tank-based demo that we've seen of the
Valve will release an updated version of next week via their online content provider Steam. Condition Zero 1.2 will feature two new player models, new maps and high-definition hostage models that come replete with new AI.The hostages will now show fear and try to escape if you appear to be neglecting their situation and will also give the player clues about what they know if you engage them in conversation. The two new player models are a Russian Spetsnaz counter-terrorist and militia
We'll be reporting on Eidos' new online racer Crash 'n' Burn when we get our hands on it shortly at E3. For now, content yourself with the game's debut trailer.Although the trailer is completely gameplay-less, it's a very cool FMV dip into racing mentalism, with two groups of cars - hundreds of vehicles strong - storming across the desert for an earth-shattering head-on collision. Cars flip and fly into the air, causing mayhem and multiple pile-ups, while angry hogs strain at breakneck speed
Further to the which revealed that Eidos were working on a game called Crash 'n' Burn, the company has today officially confirmed the first details of their new arcade racer.Due for release on PS2 and Xbox in the autumn, the game is currently being developed for Eidos by Climax's Brighton studio, which specialises in driving games and has previously coded the MotoGP and ATV Quad Power Racing series.According to Eidos, the game's focus is on "aggressive and dangerous driving" and will be
Hold on to your seatbelts: SCi is reviving the Carmageddon series, which has been lying dormant since the 2000 release of Carmageddon TDR. The news was revealed by the company's chief executive Jane Cavanagh as part of a trading report to the City."The last financial year has been our most successful to date," says Cavanagh. "Our strategy of investing in high quality licences and products, working with the best developers and partnering with strong distributors worldwide is proving successful.