Everything old is new again. Today, Sony is dusting off the original adventure of massively multiplayer EverQuest and enabling its players to conquer all of the original content in rapid-fire succession starting with the earliest part of the game. Sony is introducing two brand-new "Progression servers" called The Combine and The Sleeper - special worlds that will let players unlock every expansion from 1999's Ruins of Kunark up through this year's Prophecy of
The Dungeon Masters behind the massively multiplayer role-playing adventure Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach have announced they are introducing a single-player mode to 20 of the dungeons surrounding Stormreach harbor.
While not something you'd want to do in a pen-and-paper session of D&D, solo quests inside a dank, dark crypt can be some of the most tension-filled - and rewarding - adventures of all.
Strategy space sim Sword of the Stars announced today that it would support multiplayer and piled on a heap of screens for good measure. Touted as a 4X space game, the "4X" part refers to the somewhat cheesy marketing line that claims to enable the player to 'eXplore,' 'eXpand,' 'eXploit' and 'eXterminate.' That notwithstanding, multiplayer will make a fine addition to this previously-thought-to-be-single-player battle of interstellar wits.
Featuring four playable races and a random technology
For millions of gamers, moviegoers and comic book fans, summertime symbolizes one thing - awesome trailers for movies we're not going to see for a year. As far as we're concerned, there's only one movie coming out in 2007, and it's Spider-Man 3, a film that's making the rounds ahead of Superman Returns right now. Or you can just view it here.
It's just a teaser, but there's plenty to soak up. You get to plainly see the living, tar-like black costume overtake Peter Parker as he sleeps, as well
•Barrow Hill trailer (MOV,19.3MB)
•Barrow Hill gameplay (WMV,16.2MB)
Wednesday 28 June 2006
Barrow Hill, a Cornwall-set spookfest, is resurrecting Myst's classic point 'n' click style gameplay with a horrifying twist. There's a terror lurking beneath the half-revealed remains of a Cornish tomb - the barrow of the title - and it's up to you to dig up clues and solve puzzles in an experience that developer Shadow Tor Studios describes as 'archaeology meets adventure'.
We've got a
Catching both role-playing and real-time strategists in its wide net at once, the genre-blending gem SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars announced an update today. The patch includes a new level editor that allows creative gamers to construct their own customized single-player and multiplayer battlegrounds.
You can also now record your multiplayer games and replay them with an in-game recorder. Getting hooked up with multiplayer sessions is now easier as well, thanks to a bigger internet game lobby and
We got in touch with Blizzard yesterday after we saw an internet article proclaiming the availability of Public Character Transfers in the immensely popular World of Warcraft massively multiplayer RPG. Players of WoW have been crying for a feature that would allow them to move their precious characters from realm to realm (server to server) since the game was released almost two years ago, but Blizzard has yet to offer that service.
There are many reasons why a player might want to move his or
Owners of team-play multiplayer game Day of Defeat: Source will be able to download a new update this Wednesday, 28 June, which offers a smattering of gameplay enhancements and adds a totally new match type, complete with two fresh levels designed for the new mission objectives. And we've got a video to give you a sneak preview.
The brace of new levels - Colmar, set on a stormy northern France battlefield; and Jagd, a tight, urban environment in Germany - pit Axis and Allies against each other
Tuesday 27 June 2006
Water, as we all know, is vital for many things such as survival and, of course, swimming. But now Codemasters is attempting to make it indispensable for real-time strategy games with the release of Maelstrom for PC on 30 September.
The action is set in a post-apocalyptic vision of Earth where three factions are struggling for power. Firstly there's the Ascension, a huge corporation that is intent on conquering Earth with its hugely advanced technology.
Tuesday 27 June 2006
A clued-up computing student has created a modification for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion that enables two-player jaunts into the gigantic world of Cyrodiil. Unbelievable? Just head over to the mod's official site and you can download a video showing it in action.
Right now, the mod is very basic. You and a friend can wander around together, with the other player represented by a non-player character (like the folk you see wandering around the cities). Eventually the