Last week, in his signature ho-hum fashion, Gabe Newell (boss of renegade independent developer Valve) dropped the biggest bomb of publisher Electronic Arts' entire press event: the return of Team Fortress 2 for the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PS3. First announced over five years ago, TF2 has been missing-in-action ever since.
Newell shared a teaser trailer that marked the return of the seminal class-based team shooter. It showed that Valve has completely scrapped the gritty, realistic look of
Last week at EA's press event, Valve captain Gabe Newell announced an enigmatic, first-person physics puzzler called Portal. You are gifted with a handheld tool that combines Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun with the power to shoot "portals" in any surface. You'll be tasked with finding routes across seemingly impassable obstacles and obtaining unreachable items with this new toy.
Yesterday, a low-res version of the Portal training video/teaser we saw at the event was leaked via YouTube
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
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