Thursday 16 November 2006
These new images from Colin McRae: Dirt, Codemasters' reinvented, next-gen vehicle for the off-road racing maestro, show off the game's lush visuals thanks to a newly developed game engine called Neon.
Dirt is the first game to use the engine, which has been created by Codies' own computer bods. Hit the images tab above for more views.
Colin McRae: Dirt drops the series' tight focus on the World Rally Championship, instead taking in a wider array of off-road events,
Wednesday 1 November 2006
Coming at you with more spin than Monty Panesar's left-handed doosra, EA has released the first screens from its forthcoming PS2 and PC belter Cricket 07.
So with Freddie Flintoff on promotional duties and on the box, Cricket 07 will appear with all the timing of one of his hook shots on 24 November 2006. Which, if the sound of leather-on-shin pad has drowned out the thud of leather-on-willow in your ears, just happens to be the day after the Ashes begins. And, on
A Halloween treat for you here - and no tricks - it's a new teaser trailer and some grim screenage from upcoming spook-fest Clive Barker's Jericho.
Aiming to show F.E.A.R. how a supernatural squad-based shooter should really be done, you'll be signing up as part of a seven-man supernatural SWAT team investigating a terrible evil in the ancient walled city of Al-Khali.
But you're not the first on the scene, as other crack squads have been sent inside throughout history, all the way back to the
Thursday 26 October 2006
This amazing gameplay footage from PC super-shooter Crysis shouldn't show you anything new - unless you've been living in a box under the sea for the past two years - but it'll still blow your mind from here to next Tuesday with some truly gobsmacking jungle-based blasting and a teasing glimpse of the brittle ice-world at the centre of Crysis' pacific island locale. Hit the movies tab and enjoy.
With you fighting both a trigger-happy Korean army and a horde of
Tropical alien shooter Crysis was never one to shy away from showing off, and this set of screens comparing real-world reference material to its in-game renderings is nothing if not that - check the Images tab for more.
Of course, it helps that the screens are small enough to hide most of their computerized imperfections, but the natural lighting effects aren't to be sniffed at. And if we were forced to pick between a visually perfect jungle that just sat there looking pretty or one that could
We still have goose bumps from witnessing the triumphant return of the Command & Conquer franchise during its first unveiling at E3. It wasn't necessarily the gorgeous visuals, either - it was the little things; classic audio cues, instantly recognizable unit types and familiar faces. Sure, everything was drenched in the swirling cauldron of next-gen graphical goodness, but it was undeniably C&C.
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' Executive Producer Mike Verdu explains our deep pangs of
Thursday 5 October 2006
Championship Manager 2007, the newest instalment of the football management series, will feature an officially licensed in-game version of ProZone, the incredibly detailed match analysis software used by professional managers such as England coach Steve McClaren and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger.
We recently had a chance to go hands-on with the latest Champ Man - look out for our preview soon - and already the ProZone system has boggled our brains with tactical
Friday 29 September 2006
Remakes of Speedball 2 and The Chaos Engine, two legendary games from British super-developer The Bitmap Brothers, are planned for release on PC next year - although details are scarce on enhancements or changes that will be made to the classic old-school romps.
Speedball 2 was a top-down sports game, inspired by 1975 flick Rollerball, that emphasised violent tackles over sportsmanship and gave you a metal ball to hurl around the courts - or into other men's
Crossfire, a brand new action shooter for the Xbox 360 and a golden advertising opportunity for ATi-powered PCs, has been announced at X06, Microsoft's latest Xbox 360 event in Barcelona.
Pivotal Games, the creator of the Conflict squad shooter series, is developing Crossfire. Like EA's Army of Two, it casts you as a two-strong team of elite gun-toting warriors in an actioner that emphasizes co-op
A brand new weapon-pricing system for Counter-Strike: Source, the massively popular online teamplay shooter, will kick-start on October 11, and will work like a bullet-loaded stock exchange.
Each week, the most popular weapons will go up in price, while the killing tools that no one buys will drop in cost - making CS:S the most heavily-armed online stock exchange.
Publisher Valve will be gathering stats from every Counter-Strike game around the world to find out what we're buying while we