Tuesday 1 August 2006
We've got the latest shots of realtime strategy sequel Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, and they clearly illustrate the effect that the game's main resource, Tiberium, has on your planet - it turns it a bit greeny.
This latest instalment of the hugely successful RTS series is set in 2047, where the strange alien mineral is slowly consuming the planet, destroying the natural environment and leaving the affected areas barren and a lovely emerald colour.
The spread of
Do you fancy being as powerful as the most famous toga wearer of them all, Julius Caesar? The city building sim, Caesar IV, will give you the chance of rising to the rank of Emperor and rule as ruthlessly as the man the game is named after. All it takes is some political savvy and some astute town planning.
Gamers will start Caesar IV as governor of a small provincial Roman town whose job is to develop the local economy and trade networks by making the town a secure and safe place to live.
A "big announcement" is planned for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars this August, as the next-gen strategy sequel's multiplayer mode goes on show during the Leipzig games event. Producer Mike Verdu says the announcement will "mean a lot to Command & Conquer fans" - could this spell the return of series villain Kane?
Kane was the leader of the NOD faction throughout many of the C&C games, even though he was supposedly blasted to atoms at the end of the original Command & Conquer, also known
Codemasters' long running Colin McRae rally series will be making its next-gen debut as Colin McRae: Dirt, landing on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2007.
Dirt is the UK developer's most diverse McRae game yet with off-road racing, desert challenges, hill climbs and Rallycross events, while the vehicle line-up includes Dakar-style trucks, super-powered 4x4s and
Horror writer and Hellraiser director Clive Barker is returning to videogames to craft a next-gen shooter called Jericho. No wait, Clive Barker's Jericho.
Barker is working on the plot and concept art for the game, which is set in North Africa. Barker described the intriguing concept behind the game to The Hollywood Reporter:
"Somewhere in northern Africa, there is a walled city, which is not just a walled city but walls within walls within walls. It's like Russian dolls, spaces within each
Wednesday 19 July 2006
Horror writer and director of Hellraiser Clive Barker is returning to videogames to work with Codemasters on a new PC and next-gen shooter called Clive Barker's Jericho.
Barker is working on the plot and concept art for the game which is set in North Africa. Barker described the intriguing concept behind the game to The Hollywood Reporter:
"Somewhere in northern Africa there is a walled city which is not just a walled city but walls within walls within walls. It's like
The long-lost ruler of ancient civilization building sims - the Caesar series - is making preparations to reclaim its throne. After an absence of eight years, the fourth edition arrives in September with new gameplay and, as the screens below show, a whole new look.
Caesar IV gives strategy and history buffs the opportunity to rule a piece of the Roman Empire. By appeasing your citizens with roads, water and - of course - crazy blood-soaked coliseum-style entertainment, you will rise in rank
Call of Juarez, a first-person shooter set in the Old West, reloaded our screenshot cache today with five powerful new images. Juarez looks better than ever, possessing an authentic feel inside of a photo-realistic (but dusty) world. Impressive lighting, dramatic depth-of-field focus and authentic weapons highlight your trip back in time.
While the wooded and spacious outdoor environs look as detailed and hand-polished as you might find in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the western Juarez
We've harvested a bumper crop of new shots of the Civilization-inspired city builder, CivCity: Rome. Situated between the tumultuous time of Republic and Empire during Julius Caesar's reign, you'll serve as governor of a quickly growing Roman city.
Keep it all under control by offering your citizens scores of civic services, brutal arena entertainment and splendorous wonders. The nearly overwhelming amount of technology research you can choose from will make for a unique experience through
Thursday 29 June 2006
Here's some rootin' tootin' gameplay footage of Techland's wild west FPS, set for a PC release this September.
The game follows a story of betrayal and revenge which can be experienced from two separates sides: as young fugitive Billy or as the vigilante pursuing him, the evil Reverend Ray.
From the footage you can see how the western setting has been wonderfully recreated and also that this is a pretty violent game. Developer Techland hasn't shied away from recreating