If you never see the point of buying every yearly update of EA's sports titles, EA's about to give you one: from September 1 it will begin shutting down the online servers for most of its 2006-edition sports titles.
As of that date, the online gameplay options on games like FIFA World Cup 2006, NBA Live 06, Madden 06 and Tiger Woods 06 will be rendered useless on all formats including PC.
This means you'll have to purchase the newer editions of the games to continue the fight via the web, or
Below is the second and concluding half of our look at Far Cry 2. Click here if you missed the first part.
Far Cry wouldn't be Far Cry without a heavy dose of jungle. While you will be crawling on your belly through the forest, it's not all-consuming like before. The canopy opens up and there are large expanses of open ground where there's hardly a piece of bark in sight.
"It was an absolute requirement that Far Cry 2 maintain the exoticism [of the original game]," explains Pharand. "The
Jack Carver isn't here. The monstrous Trigens are gone and that tropical island from the original game is over a thousand miles away. Instead, we're on the sprawling plains of the African savannah, and our enemies are angry humans and hungry wildlife. Far Cry as you know it is dead: long live Far Cry 2.
If it's not white beaches or slathering mutants, what is it?
In short, everything. Far Cry 2 is hugely, impossibly ambitious. It's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. gone on safari; it's Boiling Point with a
Friday 27 July 2007
Don't fret, Football Manager fans - the new look isn't too different. As you can see from these new screens, it's a streamlined, easier-to-navigate remix of the format we know and love. In fact, if you've had the pleasure of testing the upcoming Football Manager Live, you'll recognise the changes instantly.
So you've seen the new skin, but what about the details? Well, without futher 'do, below you can find all the info on the new version, cribbed from Sports Interactive's
We've had a few Ford racing games over the past few years, but the series has now gone completely off the road. In a good way, that is. The tentatively-titled Ford Off Road will feature 24 tracks over three environments - forest, desert and mountain - and offer 12 different race modes. You'll be driving officially licensed Ford rally vehicles, SUVs and Land Rover off road vehicles. You know, the ones that work in mud.
Apparently, the game will finally let the vehicles collect dirt and grime -
The first hints of the setting - or settings - that Ubisoft is using as the backdrop for the action in FPS Far Cry 2 have arrived via concept art that's slipped out onto the internet.
And judging by what's on display, the follow-up is going to take us to numerous locations around the globe.
You'll also notice the concept art includes characters or "Buddies," which are surely people who join up and fight alongside you during the adventure, although we imagine they won't do so all at
Fury's a pure-PvP MMO blending a heavy combat focus with traditional massively multiplayer online RPG stuff, and its developer Auran has issued a worldwide invite to gamers to put it through its paces.
"Fury Worldwide Free Preview Event" kicks of in July 27 and runs through to July 29, with 200,000 places to be grabbed. Log-in accounts are being given out on a first come, first served basis so if you want to take part you'll need sign-up pronto to ensure you get
Ubisoft has officially confirmed that a sequel to Crytek's Far Cry is indeed on the way.
The French publishing giant launched a teaser site for the shooter sequel this afternoon, which reveals little other than a seemingly Africa-ish setting, rather than the tropical island local of the first game.
Going by the big PC Gamer logo plastered on the site we're assuming the sequel is headed to the PC, and Crytek has nothing to do with the project (it's off working on the gorgeous Crysis).
Fallout 3 - the post-apocalyptic RPG from Oblivion creator, Bethesda - has the soupiest, most splattery gore that we've seen since Gears of War. A well-placed bullet scatters dome debris like pebbledash, with eyeballs and bits of brain identifiable amongst the pile of post-headshot sticky bits. Have a look at the chunks flying in the image below to see what we mean.
But don't expect this atomic role-player to be anything like the heavy-booted Xbox 360 shooter - the similarities start and
Fallout 3 is aiming to bring us closer than ever to our characters, through an innovative attribute-selecting experience. Instead of navigating a series of menus and options, we'll be living out the crucial moments of our vault-dwelling avatar - literally his formative years.
During these experiences you'll interact with your ol' dad, played by Liam Neeson. And by undergoing your early years, the character you eventually end up with will feel far more familiar, and intrinsically yours, than