Microsoft unveiled the minimum video specs for computers to run its new operating system Windows Vista, due out early next year. Vista will support a wide range of computers with varying levels of performance. Current XP setups will likely run it; but only the best equipment will be able to run Vista's fancy, translucent interface called Aero. We won't know until all the details are locked down.
However, we now know the video specifications required to run the full version of Vista. Incoming
Ritual Entertainment, developer of the PC first-person shooter SiN Episodes, is considering bringing the game to next-gen consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
SiN Episodes is an ambitious, episodic gaming project that will see the FPS released in nine different downloadable segments. It follows the exploits of the HardCorps commander John Blade, who first appeared in the original SiN that was released in 1998, and his attempt to bring down an evil
A new download was posted yesterday to expand the enormous world of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion even further. The Thieves Den adds the legendary Dunbarrow Cove and its contents to your ever-growing adventuring itinerary. It's available to Xbox 360 gamers over Xbox Live Marketplace for 150 Microsoft Points while PC gamers can get it from the Oblivion website for
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Tuesday 23 May 2006
We've managed to fish out a new trailer of THQ's Jaws Unleashed - due for release for PS2, Xbox and PC in July - the underwater action game where you take control of the killer shark.
The game's story mode is spread across 10 different environments and has Chief Brody's son Michael attempting to capture Jaws. On the other hand the killing machine under your control has to create havoc in the water by attacking swimmers and making use of
It's one of the most popular FPS series ever and it's been absent for a couple of years now, but Unreal Tournament in its 2007 incarnation is getting closer and closer.
To ease the waiting, we've managed to get ahold of some shots of the recent E3 demo - shown below and on the images tab above - revealing an arctic environment getting blasted
It's official: the unbridled success of prime-time TV show Lost is slated to spread to consoles, handhelds, and Windows in 2007. No longer will we only be able to interact with the bizarre tribulations of our favorite mysterious island-dwellers (sorry, Survivor) by muddling about the Lost websites. Attempting to capture the multifaceted, character-driven plot of the television show, developer Ubisoft Montreal is looking forward to the challenging task of adapting it to the video game
GamesRadar's more studious, business-focused sibling Next Generation (www.next-gen.biz) has been kind enough to remind us what games we're all slavering to dash into stores and pick up this week. We recommend checking out the NextGen shopping list by clicking here (it'll open in a new window).
However, we'd also suggest you should wait until later this week, when you've read GamesRadar's full-sized reviews of each game before slapping down your hard-earned mad money on any particular title.
Developer 3D Realms will be releasing a demo of its new first-person shooter Prey, which will be available for PC download from the 3D Realms website and 360 download on Xbox Live Marketplace on June 22.
The demo will be comprised of five levels that will enable gamers to sample both the single and multiplayer modes of this dimensionally disjointed game.
Prey is a remarkable looking shooter that has a young Native American mechanic called Tommy attempting to thwart an alien invasion with a
E3. It's the biggest, loudest, most surprising video gaming convention of the entire year, a cacophony of madness that overloads at least three of your senses - sometimes four, unfortunately.
It's naturally packed with more games than any one gamer could ever hope to possess and play, but that's where we come in. We've spent hours first playing each and every one we could and then arguing to the brink of violence about which was best. Then, we made lists for
Monday 22 May 2006
Microsoft has revealed what specifications PC's will need to run its new operating system Windows Vista, without which PC gamers won't be able to play the next generation of Microsoft published games, including Halo 2, or use the new Live Anywhere online service.
While many PC's currently running on Microsoft's Windows XP will have the power to run a limited version of Vista, to get the full system - complete with Windows Aero, the flashy glass-like interface - a top-end