The classic cyberpunk RPG series is reborn as a brutal first person shooter. If you're not familiar with the series, it takes the world of classic fantasy - elves, dwarves - and blends it with a hard-edged future of powerful computer networks. The result isn't quite like anything else, and we expect the game won't be either. Check out the movie and find out for yourself - just click on that "movies" tab
Sam Fisher has snapped necks and snuck to the top of the charts time and time again. But his newest mission is also his darkest and most mysterious. If you want to see the evolution of Splinter Cell, you've got to check out the latest trailer, fresh from the show floor. Click the "movies" tab above and get ready for a whole new experience of stealth
Today, LucasArts announced an expansion to the hit real-time strategy game Star Wars: Empire at War. Forces of Corruption takes place immediately following the Death Stars demise at the hands of the Rebel
Today at E3, we met Jeff Butler, president of Sigil Games, at his new publisher Sony Online Entertainment. Jeff also happens to be the executive producer of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, the highly anticipated, massively multiplayer online role playing game.
Weve seen Vanguard before, but the smug look on Jeffs face betrays a man who has made his dreams a reality. One look at the new version of the game tells us Sigil has made incredible strides in artistic appeal. The team has forged amazingly
One of the secrets to making a great game is to keep things simple. After all, the action RPG Diablo, which arguably grandfathered the whole modern action RPG genre, was almost comically uncomplicated. The player pointed their computer's mouse in the direction he or she wanted the in-game character to go, then clicked on any creepy-crawlies that popped up and collected whatever goodies splurted from their lacerated corpses when they died. It was easy to pick up and impossible to put
You have to love it when the guy demoing his hot new real-time strategy game to you begins his pitch by listing off all the stuff that sucks about real-time strategy games. The battlefields are the same each time you play. Resource gathering and slowly learning new technology is boring. And most of your units, be they infantry or jet fighters, are flat-out stupid.
What's a gamer to do? Well, it looks like it might be a good idea to play Company of Heroes, a fast-paced, World War II-themed RTS
• E3 Company of Heroes (WMV, 16.3MB) - right-click to download
Thursday 11 May 2006
We've nabbed a huge slab of footage from those happy few - the heavily branded brothers from THQ's real-time strategy Company of Heroes.
Now you may moan and groan about fighting your way across Europe against the Axis powers all over again but once this epic clip hits the back of your retinas you'll be reaching for your Brylcreem and M1 faster that you can say "Achtung, achtung. Gott in himmel!"
Few game demos are legitimately surprising. It's not meant to sound jaded or callous; it's just that GamesRadar sees a metric ton of games, and at the end of the day, most games are just like any other game except for that one thing. It's not surprising. However, Supreme Commander looks destined to make fools of us, because we spent most of the demo with our jaws on the floor.
It's not the look of the game. Not that it's ugly - it actually looks quite nice, if not mind-bending. It's just that
Everywhere you turn at E3, you hear someone talking about just how amazing Crysis looks. But don't take their word for it - see it for yourself. This first person shooter, from the developers of Far Cry, features some of the most advanced technology and artistry in game visuals. You'll be cheating yourself if you don't check out this amazing gameplay video right now - just click on that "movies" tab up
• Tabula Rasa (WMV, 11.3MB) - right-click to download
Thursday 11 May 2006
Despite sounding like something spicy fashioned from chickpeas and wholesome hummus, Tabula Rasa is in fact one of the brightest, noisiest and most impressive looking things in the Concourse Hall. Just right-click on the link above to download the movie and see for yourself - it's got more bangs than watching the whole of WWII on fast forward.
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