• Halo 3 trailer documentary (WMV, 58.3MB)
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Bungie, the developer responsible for the almighty Halo series, has released a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the Halo 3 trailer, which was first shown at this year's E3.
The footage has Master Chief looking into a huge abyss where the city of New Mombasa used to be and raised more questions about the FPS sequel than it answered. But as various members of the Bungie development team reveal this was the
This brand new trailer for Half-Life 2: Episode Two hints at a tragic turn in the series' storyline - will Alyx shortly be pushing up daisies? A few seconds in and you'll see Half-Life 2's lovely leading lady in the arms of a Vortigant character who laments, "This is more than anyone can bear," before carefully laying down her motionless body. Is she dead? Is she unconscious? The creators have said that someone's gonna die before the three Half-Life 2 episodes conclude; could this be what they
Last month at E3, Halo developer Bungie dropped off a cargo container full of unanswered questions surrounding the franchise, but only gave us a styrofoam cup worth of explanations.
This week in their update, Bungie maintained that Master Chief's return to the PC will remain a Vista-only experience, but won't take advantage of the cross-platform matchmaking that Vista's Live Anywhere service could offer. Frank "Frankie" O'Connor of Bungie explained that "the gulf - more than two years -
Halo 3, the most anticipated game for Xbox 360, could have been shown in a playable, multiplayer form at last month's E3 games show, according to developer Bungie. The only glimpse of next-gen Halo available at the show was the first ever trailer, despite the game being solid enough for gamers to go
Wednesday 31 May 2006
The PC version of Halo 2 will not be playable on Microsoft's Live Anywhere, the new Xbox Live system which will allow gamers to compete against each other whether they're playing on Windows Vista or Xbox 360.
As the PC version of Halo 2 is only being released for Microsoft's new operating system Windows Vista, it was widely believed that this would mean it would make use of Live Anywhere, allowing PC gamers to take on Xbox opponents. But this is not the case.
• Half-Life 2: Episode One trailer two (WMV, 17.3MB)
Friday 26 May 2006
Valve, the creator of Half-Life, recently zipped us across the globe to its plush headquarters, where we were given an exclusive session with one of the most anticipated games of the year, Half-Life 2: Episode One. We'll have a review for you next Thursday when the game goes live on Steam. But, until then, we've got a wodge of Half-Life content for your eyes to look at.
Episode One is the first in a trilogy of new
A demo of the upcoming Hitman: Blood Money should hit the Xbox Live Marketplace later today, according to our favorite mole-blogger and director of Xbox Live programming Larry Hryb (better known as Major Nelson). The download is slated to be a whopping 783MB in size though, so you might want to go ahead and clean up your hard drive first... we suggest starting with all those *NSYNC albums (yes, the photos of Lance Bass too!).
• Half-Life 2: Episode One (MOV, 4.62MB)
Thursday 25 May 2006
Valve's first move into episodic gaming is on its way as Half-Life 2: Episode One is prepared for download from Steam for 1 June.
Half Life 2: Episode One takes up the action where Half-Life 2 left off with Gordon Freeman facing the music and the Combine on the streets of City 17. But he's not on his own as Alyx and her robot, Dog, will be around to help.
Episode One, is the first of three new episodes that Valve will be
The multiplayer modes of the forthcoming 360 shooter Halo 3 are currently playable and are undergoing daily playtests by developer Bungie.
In his weekly update, Bungie representative Frank O'Connor revealed, "Lars, one of the new[er] multiplayer designers, has a regular multiplayer test in session now, which happens every day and with surprisingly polished-looking graphics - although I'm told a lot of the textures and decorator objects are just placeholders at the moment. Could have fooled
Monday 22 May 2006
Bungie has released a screenshot of Halo 3, taken from the trailer that was unveiled at the recent E3 games show, showing Master Chief standing on a mountain and surveying the ruins of New Mombasa.
The Covenant now occupies Earth and, in this third game in the FPS saga, Master Chief returns to the planet to finish the fight. But while this is all the information that's been released about the plot, Halo developer Bungie has recently answered gamers' questions about the