Blacklight: Retribution developer Zombie Studios and publisher Perfect World have been busy over the last month. Not only has Retribution gone into open beta, but the team's rolled a few of the game's stats-so-far into this "By the Numbers" trailer...
Blacklight: Retribution has officially launch on Steam, and Perfect World is announcing that they'll be including Portal-themed weapon tags as an incentive for new players...
Fans of last year's David Duchovny-voiced sci-fi shooter Area 51 will be pleased to know that a sequel, slyly titled Area 52, is under development for Xbox 360, PC and PS3. While no media is likely to be released for a good few months yet, it's not hard to guess at how next-gen power will be put towards intensifying the screams, bangs and flashing lights of the original setpiece-heavy experience.
News of Area 52's development slipped out in the job listings at developer Midway's Austin, Texas
Dec 3, 2007
BlackSite's creative director has departed Midway following his candid post-mortem of the FPS, in which he described the development process as "so f***ed up."
According to a report on ShackNews, Midway execs have described Smith's post-mortem as "his public resignation."
"With a year to go, the game was disastrously off rails," Smith explained of BlackSite. Amidst a number of criticisms leveled at the game's development process, he described the fact that the team was given only
Out of the blue, Midway has released a demo of its forthcoming first-person shooter Blacksite: Area 51 on Xbox Live. Major Nelson has offered some background in his blog: "Modern day fears come to life in a familiar, yet extraordinary setting: A small American town swarming with alien life. The government is desperate, struggling to contain secrets so terrible they can no longer be kept. Everything hinges on the actions of Aeran Pierce, a former Special Forces assassin thrown into one of the
BlackSite: Area 51 is a first-person shooter. It's out in September. Most people would say it's been sent to die against Bungie's mighty Halo three-quel, but according to lead campaign designer Ricardo Bare, Halo 3 will actually help sales of Midway's shooter.
"We've talked about this a lot and there's a couple of different schools of thought," he told us. "Whenever you go and see a really badass action movie like X-Men, it just makes you want to go and see Spider-Man 3, right? You usually
After a close encounter with the rather tasty looking PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 alien shooter, BlackSite, we managed to abduct the game's executive creative director, Harvey Smith, for an exclusive interview. Beam your eyes downwards for the full video experience, in which Smith gives us insider info on BlackSite, as well as talking about offending people, the wonders of the Unreal Engine and Halo 3. Oh, and the interview is also peppered with some brand new in-game footage that you'll definitely
Pass your eyes over these nine new screenshots from Midway's BlackSite, if they're not too much for you this early on a Monday morning. Look at that giant alien snake-y tentacle-y thing! Run for the hills!
Area 51's due on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and drops players into the combat boots of a military veteran charged by the government to lead a squadron of specialized soldiers against unidentified enemy races in the Rachel, Nevada area (you can breathe in now). Midway's previously said about the
Here's a pre-E3 treat: A brand new movie from one of the most exciting next-gen shooters, BlackSite: Area 51, plus a couple of fresh images. And within this teaser lies a hint that you won't just be shooting extraterrestrials...
In fact, it looks like your early experiences as special forces commando Aeran Pierce, will be set in that ever-so-modern hotspot of danger, Iraq. Pierce seems to have a background in battling aliens, and it would seem that his own first encounter comes during a Middle
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