A new game in the much-loved SimCity PC series is to be revealed in the next official Games for Windows magazine.
Seeing as the mag's not on the shelves yet, we know pretty much nothing about the new SimCity. But according to a listing on Gamestop, the fifth installment is called SimCity Societies, which suggests a stronger focus on the people living inside your virtual metropolis.
As for what we'd like to see in SimCity 5, a shift in focus to more European cities would be nice, and if it
Another reason to attend Blizzard's Anaheim BlizzCon event on August 3 (other than the chance to dress up as a sexy orc) is the promise of a free beta key for "an upcoming Blizzard game," which will be handed to all attendees of the Blizzard nerd-fest.
Considering its recent unveil, our first reaction is to assume that StarCraft II is the "upcoming Blizzard game" in question, but the beta key could also be for next year's penciled World of Warcraft expansion, which is yet to be officially
Blizzard has updated its official StarCraft II website with an interview with Nick Carpenter, the developer's cinematic creative director, in which he discusses the cinematic teaser trailer that arrived with the announcement on the sequel last month along with general cinematics plans for the game.
Topics covered in the interview include the balance between in-game cut-scenes and pre-rendered cinematics in StarCraft II.
"StarCraft II," Carpenter explains, "will have cut-scenes just like the
StarCraft II will not be released this year, Blizzard has confirmed. The likely launch window for the sequel, recently revealed at an event in Korea, would seem to be late 2008, although even that tentative prediction is subject to Blizzard's traditional "It'll launch when it's ready" approach.
With just over six months remaining until the Christmas run-in, a 2007 launch seemed overly hopeful. But fanboys across the internet had prayed that, given the near finished state of the game in the
A movie adaptation of John Woo's Stranglehold is very likely in the cards, if comments from Woo's production partner Terrence Chang are anything to go by.
"We would definitely bring Stranglehold to the big screen," Chang told Reuters in a report focusing on John Woo's collaboration with Warren Spector on Ninja Gold, a videogame which is also being adapted for the silver screen.
Chang explained that John Woo and crew want to take a "very selective" approach when it comes to producing games,
PC Gamer's intrepid Senior Associate Editor, Dan Stapleton, headed to Korea to bring back news of the StarCraft II announcement. Fortunately, he was clever enough to record a video podcast while he was there - and we've got it.
Beginning with the presentation where the game was unveiled and the media briefing afterwards, the video takes in an EXCLUSIVE question and answer session with the game's Lead Producer Chris Sigaty. There's also footage of the massive StarCraft tournament at the Seoul
Anyone who happened to be living under a rock over the weekend will have missed Blizzard's big announcement - StarCraft II.
The developer unveiled the RTS sequel over in Seoul, South Korea, and you can read our report right here, and view the first wave of movies and screenshots.
But on to the reason we're here right at this moment - you can now clap eyes on a massive StarCraft II gameplay trailer via our video player below. And we mean massive, as it runs for over 20 minutes. Developer
There is no release date yet, but after a mere nine-year wait, publisher Blizzard has given the world its first glimpse at StarCraft II, the sequel to one of the most popular real-time strategy games of all time. Before a crowd of rabid Korean fans packed into an Olympic stadium, Blizzard showed first a short CG trailer. It begins with a Terran (i.e.: human) marine being encased in heavy battle armor, followed by a flashing series of images showing units from the bug- like Zerg and cybernetic
Christian Svensson, boss of planning and research for Capcom has said that support for Games For Windows has not been decided yet as the firm confirms a PC version of Puzzle
Fresh from Sony's American Gamers' Day come new Stranglehold screens, sadly showing a level that we've already seen but from different