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
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is not expected to be released until 2007, according to developer Splash Damage, which is keen to have more time to work on the eagerly anticipated, online team shooter.
Even though the game had yet to receive an official release date it was widely expected to be released at the end of 2006. This seems less likely after Splash Damage revealed in an online developer's diary that "to ensure the quality we want, we've decided to push the release out of 2006 to allow
Make the most of your vampirism by taking over the notorious Vile Lair, once home to Greywyn Blenwyth - the infamous vampire leader of the Crimson Scars. The doors to the Vile Lair will open Thursday, adding-on a new homestead to the role-playing marathon, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Your new refuge will be a multilevel underwater sanctuary, where you can satisfy your thirst for blood in its "cattle pen", or cure your dark gift at the Shrine of Sithis. Alchemists and assassins will delight at
Thursday 13 July 2006
Mark Rein, vice president of Unreal developer Epic Games, hit out at episodic gaming yesterday, claiming that it was "a broken business".
Episodic gaming is a new way of game distribution that allows publishers to release a game in chapters over a number of months. It's a process that is being used by Half-life developer Valve with its Half-Life 2 episodes and one that is attractive to many game publishers who feel they could use online services such as the Xbox Live
Thursday 13 July 2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion developer Bethesda is today releasing a new PC and Xbox 360 plug-in for its hugely successful RPG called The Vile Lair.
The new content is actually a "multi-level lair for murderous players to find refuge". In this underwater hideout players can hire minions, lay low for a bit or feed, if they happen to suffer from vampirism.
Other features include the Shrine of Sithis were players can get healed and an indoor garden of venomous plants
We got a hot new video of an auto duel between a Saleen and a Lamborghini in the upcoming Test Drive Unlimited. Pumping out a kickin' rock soundtrack, this short depicts some seriously high-gloss automobiles that have us wondering where these heavenly hotrods got their mirror-smooth paint jobs. We don't want to spoil the ending by telling you who becomes the ruler of the reckless racers, so just click the movies tab above and enjoy the show yourself. Test Drive Unlimited is slated for release