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
This latest bundle of screenshots of the real-time strategy juggernaut Medieval II: Total War offers further proof, if it were ever needed, that this is a visually stunning game. In terms of the recreation of epic battles, developer Creative Assembly really is second to none.
The dynamic strategy game is set in the years between 1080 and 1503 - one of the most turbulent times in history in terms of conflict, just beyond the Dark Ages. This allows Medieval II to include battles from Europe, the
IO Interactive, the developer behind the Hitman series, will be working on a completely new game for its next project - an Xbox 360 and PC action game called Kane & Lynch: Dead Men.
The game will feature co-op, squad tactics and online options according to US magazine Game Informer. Kane and Lynch are a mercenary and a 'psycho' who come into a large amount of money - they could change their ways and live happily ever after, but that wouldn't make the greatest game.
With only these few details
Genre-blending war games don't get any more ambitious than the upcoming Pacific Storm. Combining real-time and turn-based strategy with first-person action, Pacific Storm rams more game elements into a single title than anything we've seen to date - but will it work?
The nearly endless unit details and logistic information in the planning mode should satisfy nearsighted statisticians and dedicated wargamers alike. But commanding our Pacific forces in real-time and taking to the skies as an ace
Half-Life 2: Episode Two will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 - along with the PC version - this winter, and will come bundled with all Half-Life 2 back content to let console gamers get up to speed.
Episode Two will be released for the next-gen consoles with the original Half-Life 2 game and Half-Life 2: Episode One. The PC version, meanwhile, will pack in two new introductions to the Half-Life world - Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Team Fortress 2 is the long-awaited team- and class-based
EA has announced that Project Gray Company, the mystery next-gen action-oriented RPG in development with its Redwood Shores studio, will be called The Lord of the Rings: The White Council. The game will take place in Tolkien's fantastical world, beginning an entire lifetime before the War of the Ring takes place. Aragorn is but 10 years old, and Bilbo has not yet found the One Ring.
The game is currently in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for a 2007 release, and is inspired by the recent
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
No other genre is making strides as quickly as is real-time strategy, and designer Chris Taylor's Supreme Commander is confidently at the head of the pack. Supreme Commander leads the way because it actually lives up to its name - you'll actually feel like a "supreme commander" due to the sheer magnitude of the game.
This past May at E3, Supreme Commander demonstrated that it had a framework which dwarfed every other RTS game in existence in terms of size and scale. The battlegrounds are
Friday 14 July 2006
Both Sony and Electronic Arts passed on the opportunity to turn Brit horror flick 28 Days Later into a game, according to the film's producer Andrew Macdonald.
Macdonald was speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton this week about the crossover between games and films when he revealed there was little interest in the 28 Days Later licence. Many independent developers were tempted by the idea but would need funding to produce it.
28 Days Later was directed by Danny
We remember slapping down at least a twenty for a module when we wanted a new adventure in our old-school Dungeons & Dragons tabletop days. So, it came as a pleasant surprise when we heard that the second content module for the massively multiplayer Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is going to be completely free for subscribers.
The Twilight Forge expansion not only offers up a new group adventure, but introduces a new player race to the mix - the Drow. The Drow are better known as the