As many as 10 team members from the long, long-delayed Duke Nukem Forever have left developer 3D Realms over the past year, fuelling rumors that the game has finally been scrapped. But could it really mean that the game is actually nearing completion?
A development team disbanding over this period of time is a common enough occurrence in the games industry - but where this PC shooter's legendary delays are concerned, it's fuel to the fire that Duke Nukem Forever may never actually be
Thursday 31 August 2006
We've been impressed with what we've seen of buddy-movie-for-psychopaths Kane & Lynch: Dead Men but among our lingering questions was whether or not Sony's console will be in on the heist.
"The formats we've announced are PC and 360. It doesn't mean that we can't do any other platforms - but those are the ones we have as a simultaneous release right now," game director Jens Peter Kurup diplomatically explained.
"We're pretty proud of doing multiplatform stuff and we
Thursday 31 August 2006
PS3 title Assassin's Creed will "indeed see the light some day" on PC in the UK, it has today been confirmed.
We spoke to publisher and developer Ubisoft following a preview that appeared in the latest issue of PC Gamer magazine and it was confirmed that the medieval adventure game will definitely be making the transition from PS3 to PC, with Ubisoft promising further details soon.
When this would happen is unknown, however, or if this news also means that an Xbox 360
Taking a cue from the godzillions of fan films it's spawned, Blizzard released a video of the new flying mount the Netherdrake, set to debut in the upcoming expansion to the online megahit World of Warcraft. Utter machinima mayhem (machinima is a term for animation created from manipulated in-game footage), this movie is mostly silly jokes with a hint of gameplay thrown in to keep it relevant. Still, it depicts some crazy aerial acrobatics that make us that much more eager to get our hands on
Remakes you won't be playing
Gotta love blogs. Yes, they bring us cool news really damn fast. On the other hand, they're even less reliable than IGN. Today, Wii Fanboy posted a cropped scan of a Chinese magazine with Resident Evil for Wii on its on its cover - or so it claims. The artwork, however, is taken from the Resident Evil remake for the GameCube.
Let's stop and think about this for approximately 30 seconds. Let's begin with the source. Is Game Next - a Chinese mag we've never heard of
Red Steel stays offline
Word out of Nintendo of Europe's site - via an interview with Ubisoft's Stephanie Langlois, which you can't read, since you're not a European, have not purchased a European Nintendo game and thus have not obtained the code you need to do so - is that Red Steel won't have online play... at least, not at launch. Nintendo's online service Connect 24, which pushes new features to Wii games while you sleep (if it works, anyway) could change that... but who knows? Best to
Blood, fire, violence, crazy dames stabbin' people with hooks - that's what we wanna see in our games, so today's batch of Bioshock screenshots make us smile... even if we're kind of revolted at the same time. These screens of the first-person creepfest are specifically labeled as PC shots, but we saw the game running on Xbox 360 at E3, and we'd say they're a fair estimation of what you'll see on both systems. Just hit the Images tab above to see them all.
Bioshock's undersea world features a
Tuesday 29 August 2006
Nearly two years after its arrival on Xbox (and still not scheduled for release until 2007), screenshots have been released of Halo 2's PC version - set to only be playable on Microsoft's new version of the Windows operating system, Vista.
Unfortunately, any console-snubbing Halo fans who've waited this long may well be convinced to shell out for an Xbox or 360 by the images, which don't exactly compete with the likes of Crysis and other upcoming PC shooters.
Tuesday 29 August 2006
The main character in Half-Life 2: Episode Two's bundled puzzle game, Portal, may well earn a place in future Half-Life games.
Your character in the warp-jumping puzzle game for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 "will have a role in Half-Life games in the future," according to developer Valve, suggesting that Portal's exciting, physics-bending gameplay could soon be blowing a wormhole into Half-Life's adventures.
When asked if the Portal guy would appear in Episode Three,
If there was a way to deliver the latest trailer for next-gen and PC shooter Stranglehold to you by somersaulting over a table in slow motion through a flock of doves, we would, but thankfully you need only click the Movies tab above.
Showing off new areas - including a natural history museum (with scaleable dinosaur skeleton!), a Chinese food market stocked with fruit just waiting to erupt in gunfire and a rapidly disintegrating casino floor - it's not hard to see how this game carries John