Wise-cracking, muscle-bound FPS star Duke Nukem is being used to help diagnose depression.
New Scientist has reported that the US National Institute of Mental Health has developed a videogame featuring scenes from Duke Nukem to test spatial memory.
Apparently, spatial memory is affected by the brain's hippocampus, with a shrunken hippocampus linked to depression.
Test cases were required to make their way to a number of locations within the "game" in an allotted amount of time. Measured
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars has been toned down for the German audience, Electronic Arts revealed to us this morning.
To abide with the ultra-strict ratings laws, the Nod suicide bombers, erm, won't actually commit suicide. Instead the bomb-strapped Fanatic unit will apparently drop off his package and then scuttle off to safety, leaving the battlefield clear of limbs and nasty terrorist entrails. But that's
If you're a fan of splashing cars sideways through thick mud then you should be keeping an eye on this beast.
These five new screens (hit the Images tab above for the rest), which Sega stresses are in-game, demonstrate some impressive detail in both the cars and the surrounding vegetation, and a whole lot of mud
Fireglow's RPG-RTS hybrid Stranger is strutting its fantasy stuff in a new gameplay trailer.
Expected in May, the game throws players into a swords and sorcery world where you command numerous units and three main heroes and, well, beat the crap out of stuff. Fireglow's making a big deal about Stranger's crystal-dependent spell and item enchantment system that, so they say, affords magic a massive degree of flexibility and the title's level (as in "underground," "overground") design which lets
PC RTS series Codename Panzers is rolling back into action in Cold War, a brand new game set in the early 1950s and during the Cold War - no, really. First screenshots released provide a glimpse of the reworked Panzers graphics engine employed for this latest outing. Hit the Images tab above and see what you
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. developer GSC has spoken about the freeform foundation the game's been built on in an interview, part one of which has been published on the site today.
Oleg Yavorsksy, senior PR manager at GSC, has explained that the developer has created the game with "big freedom in mind," with a view to giving the player free rein in deciding precisely how they want to experience what's placed before them.
"Gameplay," said Yavorsksy, is "structured in accordance with the way the player
id Software's CEO Todd Hollenshead has revealed that videogame piracy "has pushed id as being multiplatform."
In a lecture on videogame piracy during last week's GDC, he explained that the Doom and Quake developer started to eye console platforms as a method to battle the financial loss piracy incurs.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars was given as an example of id's multiplatform direction. Originally in development for PC at the hands of Splash Damage and id Software, the multiplayer-focused
Tomb Raider: Anniversary is shaping up to be everything fans of the series could hope for - and we've been given exclusive access to it at Eidos' London offices. That means we've got a whole week of Tomb Raider goodies for you to drool over, including the first look at the newly redesigned Egypt level and exclusive screens and concept art, none of which you'll find first anywhere else.
And, to kick things off, we've got an exclusive interview with Jason Botta, game designer at Crystal Dynamics
Juárez Mayor Héctor Murguía has condemned Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 which is set in El Paso and Juárez, reports the El Paso Times.
Ubisoft's tactical shooter launched last Thursday for Xbox 360, which features fictional battles between the US Ghosts and Mexican rebels. Keyword there being "fictional." But the Mayor of Juárez (one of the locations featured in the game) isn't
The release of the first trailer from Shivering Isles has been accompanied by news that Bethesda's first true expansion pack for Oblivion will arrive on March 27. Refer your mouse to the Movies tab above to take a gander.
The Xbox 360 version, which will only be available via Xbox Live Marketplace, will cost 2400 Microsoft Points. On PC, it's being slapped with a $29.99 price tag.
Shivering Isles is expected to offer 30-plus hours of new adventuring as players enter the the realm of