Dec 13, 2007
Fury developer Auran has closed its doors in the wake of yesterday's unveiling of a new free-download, free-play model for its PvP-focussed MMO.
"The Directors of Auran Developments, the company that employs all the Auran staff, have today called in a Voluntary Administrator [like Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US]. All the staff were dismissed today. Despite earlier reports, staff will be paid for all their work to date, their annual leave entitlements, redundancy payments and
Dec 12, 2007
Ubisoft has offloaded its weekly release schedule, revealing a handful of delays for its 2008 shooters Far Cry 2, Haze and Brothers in Arms.
As if we didn't know already, the French publisher has confirmed that Free Radical shooter Haze won't make it into the shops this year, and is now destined for release in "early 2008".
Meanwhile Far Cry 2 has seen a month delay, putting its release back to March - though from what little we've seen of it so far we'll be impressed if it even
Nov 29, 2007
Project Origin is the title, because Monolith no longer holds the rights to the F.E.A.R name, but for all intents and purposes, you're looking at the first screenshots of the sequel to the bullet-time horror FPS. Click on the Images tab for
29 Nov, 2007
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1. an amusement or pastime: children's games.
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1. A form of interactive electronic entertainment, more often than not steeped in all the misery and darkness of the deepest depths of Hell. No-one ever smiles and lots of things get
Nov 20, 2007
In March 1898, two maneless Tsavo man-eating lions preyed on workers during the construction of the Ugandan railway. The pair, part of a testosterone-charged sub-species of lion local to the area, killed an estimated 135 people - their efforts later immortalized in the Val Kilmer film The Ghost and the Darkness.
In late July of this year five men from Ubisoft Montreal were spending a night under canvas in the same area. “We couldnt see anything - we just heard an elephant
Nov 19, 2007
"There will be somewhere between 9 to 12 different endings to Fallout 3 based on what youve done in the game,” said Pete Hines, VP of Public Relations and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks, in a recent interview with CVG.
Unlike Bethesdas last huge RPG, Oblivion, your decisions in Fallout 3s post-apocalyptic wasteland will close off some options while opening others. “So its something that is inherently a diverging path. It may be some of the same things but doing them
Nov 12, 2007
Set in the African savannah, Far Cry 2 is full of interesting features - from the roaming wildlife to the astonishingly real spread of fire through the tinder-dry foliage. It's also, according to artistic director Alexandre Amancio, "filled with shit".
Ubisoft sent its artistic team to the actual, God's-own, real Africa so as to get a handle on how it felt to be in such an exotic locale, from the sounds and sights to, it seems, the smells.
"The first thing we noticed when we set
Nov 7, 2007
Fury has just injected some sex appeal into their PvP-oriented MMO with FHM's Girl Next Door model, Siobhan Parekh. As you can see below, this new character modeled after Miss Parekh specializes in kicking guys in the groin, which has us a bit confused about whether this shamelessly sexy promotion was meant to turn young men on or lead them to clamp their legs in a protective pose, or
Nov 5, 2007
A Bethesda employee currently designing levels for the developer's forthcoming RPG Fallout 3 has been playing around with Portal map creation.
Daryl Brigner has created a level for Valve's first-person puzzle-'em-up called Ren_Test2.
We've not zapped holes in the map ourselves as yet, but judging by comments that have been spouted it's a clever design but will test your Portal powers to the limit.
Ren_Test2 can be downloaded here.
Valve's Portal forms part of the developer's
Oct 11, 2007
A demo of Sierra's new F.E.A.R. expansion, F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, is out now for download.
Weighing in at 735MB, the demo features the level, Underground.
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate is an expansion pack for PC that drops you into the boots of a new special forces F.E.A.R. combatant in a storyline that runs parallel to that of the original game.
Download the demo from FileRadar right here.