Sept 19 2007
Power Struggle is the name of Crysis' ambitious multiplayer mode, mixing deathmatch action with tactical objective hunting and HQ assaults. Fortunately we have this new clip to explain how each epic match will unfold.
Little need for extra words here, other than to mention that we're promised more hands-on time with Crysis very soon, especially the multiplayer mode. When Crytek has authorised us to relay the sensitive gameplay secrets, we'll dish all for your attention. Until
September 19, 2007
With so many game adverts featuring pre-rendered footage accompanied by a 'representative of in-game graphics' disclaimer, it's good to see a game showing off using nothing but its super-slick self. The new Sega Rally trailer does just that. Although it does keep on about it...
The trailer shows the previously unseen Arctic track, which features very deep snow into which the cars' wheels dig deep troughs. There's also a glimpse of the third Tropical track, which features
Sept 18, 2007
A man in Southern China has died of exhaustion after a three-day online gaming binge, reports Beijing News.
The 30-year old man declared dead in cyber café in the city of Guangzhou on Saturday afternoon. Paramedics on the scene tried to revive the man but failed.
The report says a hundred other net users "left the cafe in fear" after witnessing the man's death. It wasn't noted which game the man was playing, but we're sure everyone has the usual suspects in mind.
Sept 17, 2007
During a recent interview with Dr. Greg Zeschuk, co-founder and president of the mighty BioWare, he let slip a few words on the possibility of a demo. When asked point blank if there'll be a demo, we were told, "We're still thinking of the exact form the demo could take."
We then pressed further saying, "So there was/is one then?" to which a distinctly nervous Zeschuk replied, "Probably... I'm being particularly noncommittal... Our goal would definitely be to have one depending
September 18, 2007
What do Bender from Futurama, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War and Wakka from Final Fantasy X all have in common? Amazingly, they're all voiced by the same guy - John DiMaggio. In fact, once you get looking around, it's amazing how many stars do games voiceovers for a bit of extra cash. Of course, in some circumstances, getting professional actors in is essential - just look at Heavenly Sword's excellent cutscenes for proof of that. We decided to find out who's done what - and
Sept 17, 2007
BioShock caught most everyone by surprise. Who would have guessed that a first person shooter could also work as a dark and psychologically complex morality play? Who knew a failed underwater utopia would end up everyone's favorite setting since Halo's ring? Who knew a game about gene splicing, homicidal diving suits and zombie children was destined for not only critical, but commercial success?
One man probably did. Ken Levine, Creative Director and President of 2K Boston, is
What can we learn about the future of gaming by looking at what's survived the past? We've picked out our seven favorite precursor games that sired some of today's most successful hits. Read on to find out what jump started GTA III, who the Big Daddy's father is, and how you just might be able to figure out Halo 3's ending before the game releases.
Marathon begat Halo
Dual-wielding pistols, integrated voice chat, King of the Hill, and a super soldier with way too many guns. No, we're not
Sept 17, 2007
Kwari means business with its brand-spanking-new batch of screenshots. This PC online first-person shooter brings real cash to the forefront of frag action; it's a game where players make money off each other in
Sept 17, 2007
Better late than never - Epic's Cliff Bleszinski has reviewed (kind of) the mighty BioShock on his blog, saying some very nice things about it. He even calls it his game of the year, but that's got nothing to do with the fact that it uses Epic's technology or because he's friends with some of the staffers, he points out.
Still there are some points he doesn't like, or can't get his head around. "I don't understand how this brainstorming session went down," he wrote. "Like, I get
Sept 17 2007
Two games are being developed to help train real-world professionals - and neither have guns in them! Unlike the so-called training sim Full Spectrum Warrior (commissioned by the US Military) both of these 'serious games' will train NHS staff, not soldiers.
A Manchester-based charity will use one game to train NHS doctors to treat victims of explosions, while the second game will help in the battle against hospital superbugs.
"It is not a game to be used in isolation but it does