Even though we're drowning in Guitar Hero sequels and Rock Band peripherals, gamers just can't get enough of the rapidly expanding music genre. Wii gamers, on the other hand, only recently got in on the act with Guitar Hero III. But without downloadable tracks and Rock Band still to come, what're faux rockers to do?
Not only do I have nothing but good things to say about The Behemoth’s games so far, I can as go as far to say that if you don’t like Alien Hominid or Castle Crashers, I probably wouldn’t like you. Gamers my age have always looked forward to the day when we’d be able to play living cartoons, but never in my wildest dreams did I think they’d be as charming, fun and adorably violent as those aforementioned titles.
Megapublisher Electronic Arts held its GDC 2009 event last week filled with plenty of Battlefield goodness. With two Battlefield titles coming up, not only were we given a first look at their new sequel Battlefield: Bad Company 2, we were also given a little hands-on demo of developer DICE’s upcoming title Battlefield 1943, a strictly multiplayer downloadable FPS based on World War II.
Arriving pretty much out of nowhere, the original Battlefield 1942 effectively established the multi-player war genre. While the single-player game was little more than a tutorial, the online mode saw dozens of gamers meeting up to shoot, bomb and stab each other. It's a measure of the game's lasting appeal that more than two years after its release, an average Sunday night finds more than 5000 players still going at it with a vengeance.The Vietnam-based follow-up proved less popular, but fans
Wednesday 10 May 2006
To twist a few tired metaphors, in Battlefield 2142 war is hell on Earth frozen over. The latest title in the squad-centric online shooter series, 2142 finds Earth caught in the floes of a new ice age, as the creeping freeze squeezes two coalitions - the European Union and the Pan Asian army - into a fight for the last remaining pockets of habitable land.
Battlefield 2142 might be futuristic, but it's not science fiction. There're no ray guns, lasers or teleporters in
Look sharp: a tasty platoon of brand new Battlefield 2142 screens has just dropped into view. The fanatically followed, team-based military shooter franchise is taking the fight into the next century, where an ice age throws the world into a massive conflict over the last habitable land in the banana belt.
Following the massive strategic upgrades that Battlefield 2's squad system introduced (where players benefited by sticking with their squad leader), BF2142 seems like a tactically-centric
The Battlefield development team does know how to shake things up. After an afternoon spent at an in-person skirmish with other press and some dedicated community members, we got some depth on what we can really expect to see in the battlefields of tomorrow. Before we got to see the good stuff, we got confirmation that yes: in-game ads will be there. Billboards hawking "appropriate" products (whatever that means) for the battlefields of 2142 will also be indestructible, so learn to love them.
The Northern Strike pack announced for BF 2142 breaks with tradition, genuinely adding something interesting to the game. Several things, in fact: two new vehicles, three new maps and ten new bits of unlockables. The PAC are given a super-speedy two-seater hover-jeep, with anti-infantry guns, a rapid-fire grenade-launcher, an anti-vehicle rocket-launcher and all the hyphens you can eat. The EU forces get an enormous six-gunned APC that serves as a mobile spawn-point, re-supply depot and
Let's not beat around the bush here: Battlefield 3 looks freaking amazing. At their GDC preview event, the folks at DICE showed off a PC version of the title and did their best to blow the collective minds of everyone present. We can't really say to what extent they succeeded, but we will say this: They certainly brought their A game...
First the good news... Woo hoo, the first trailer of DICE's brand new Battlefield title has finally emerged from cover confirming that one fo the best multiplayer experiences is indeed getting a full sequel in 2011. The bad news? There's barely anything else of interest in this sneak-peek trailer. Still interested? Then click the image above to see it now.