You have to love it when the guy demoing his hot new real-time strategy game to you begins his pitch by listing off all the stuff that sucks about real-time strategy games. The battlefields are the same each time you play. Resource gathering and slowly learning new technology is boring. And most of your units, be they infantry or jet fighters, are flat-out stupid.
What's a gamer to do? Well, it looks like it might be a good idea to play Company of Heroes, a fast-paced, World War II-themed RTS
• E3 Company of Heroes (WMV, 16.3MB) - right-click to download
Thursday 11 May 2006
We've nabbed a huge slab of footage from those happy few - the heavily branded brothers from THQ's real-time strategy Company of Heroes.
Now you may moan and groan about fighting your way across Europe against the Axis powers all over again but once this epic clip hits the back of your retinas you'll be reaching for your Brylcreem and M1 faster that you can say "Achtung, achtung. Gott in himmel!"
Everywhere you turn at E3, you hear someone talking about just how amazing Crysis looks. But don't take their word for it - see it for yourself. This first person shooter, from the developers of Far Cry, features some of the most advanced technology and artistry in game visuals. You'll be cheating yourself if you don't check out this amazing gameplay video right now - just click on that "movies" tab up
We got a private sit-down with this cartoony crime buster and uncovered a gargantuan world where freedom and growth rule. In the free-form, do-whatever-you-want environment of Pacific City, you get to sweep the streets of thugs using any means you deem necessary.
Every crook you kill delivers a bit of skill points to boost your arsenal of abilities and make you a more effective super-cop. Taking that concept even further, every skill you use will help you develop keener strength in that
Wednesday 10 May 2006
The return of EA's classic strategy series, Command & Conquer, will be hitting PC next year in the form of Tiberium Wars, and we've got the first screenshots right here.
C&C 3 takes the RTS to the Tiberium conflict in 2047 as the self-replicating extra-terrestrial matter is slowly infecting the earth. The evil Brotherhood of NOD sees this as an opportunity to seize control of the planet, something which the GDI - a high-tech alliance of nations - wants to prevent.
Imagine for a moment that you're standing in a jungle clearing, the darkness around you lit only by the flaming hulks of what used to be an alien armada. You pause to catch your breath, and that's when you hear a crash so loud that the ground itself shakes. You look up, and out of the gloom stomps a mammoth, four-legged bio-mechanical creature that's staring right at you. It rears up, opens its gigantic mouth and lets out a shriek that shakes the ground and actually bends the pillars of smoke
Wednesday 10 May 2006
When Wii hits the shops at the end of the year, it'll play host to next-gen versions of both Tony Hawk's and Call of Duty, according to publisher Activision.
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam and Call of Duty 3 are set for release in autumn, and will feature in the launch line-up for Nintendo's newly rechristened console. However, despite hitting several current and next-gen systems, Call of Duty 3 won't be striking a beachhead on PC.
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Today, we got a much deeper look at the new Castlevania game than we'd ever gotten before. Though it was announced before the show, all we really knew was that it would feature two characters. We now know that these two can work together in various different ways, and that the game features a slight departure from the castle-based design of the last several titles.
The "tactical soul system" from Dawn of Sorrow (DS) and Aria of Sorrow (GBA) has been scrapped in favor of more traditional
One of the games Southpeak Interactive was showing behind closed doors on Tuesday was CellFactor: Combat Training, a PC first-person shooter that blew us away with its ridiculously cluttered environments and interactive debris. Originally developed as a tech demo to show off what the developer's software could do, CellFactor is being considered for market, possibly as a multiplayer-centric or budget title.
Graphically, CellFactor is beautiful, looking like the drab-but-detailed Pariah with a
Call of Duty 3 was officially confirmed this morning by Activision. The latest chapter in the World War II shooter series is currently in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. All versions are due to be released this fall.
Very little was announced beyond those core details. We do know that the game deals with the Liberation of Paris, which pegs the action in late 1944. That was the final stage of Operation Overlord, better known to many as the