Wednesday 23 August 2006
Massively multiplayer PC RPG workhorse Ultima Online (currently in its ninth year, so possibly older than the newest generation of gamers) is to be given a sweeping overhaul next year in the Kingdom Reborn expansion. Most obvious is a graphical upgrade: while UO won't be moving out of its old school, isometric 3D look, soft lighting and smoothed visuals will make it less eye-searingly retro.
Developer EA also promises "many, many more suprises in store" for players,
Wednesday 2 August 2006
Unreal Tournament 2007, the fantastic-looking first-person shooter from Epic Games, has been delayed and now won't be released until 2007.
While a specific release date was never confirmed by publisher Midway, it was widely expected to be released at the end of 2006 but it is now scheduled for release in the first half of 2007. A similar delay occurred for the release of Unreal Tournament 2004, which slipped from its original 2003 date and was eventually released in
If you were trapped at a deserted island LAN party and could only bring one game, what would it be? Well, after this fall, we'd have to say the Unreal Anthology, announced today from Midway. Paving the way for the over-the-top gib-fest Unreal Tournament 2007, Midway plans to share UT 's shooter heritage and history by reissuing the complete backlog of Unreal titles for under 30 bucks.
Unreal Anthology will include the original Unreal and its expansion pack, Return to Na Pali, in addition to
Friday 16 June 2006
Midway has announced the release of Unreal Anthology, a four-strong collection of Unreal titles that have appeared on PC over the years, due for a US release this autumn
Consisting of the original Unreal (plus Return to Na Pali expansion), Unreal II, Unreal Tournament (Game of the Year Edition) and Unreal Tournament 2004 (Editors Choice Edition), it will be priced $30 (£16). That'll probably translate to £30 when it arrives in the UK.
Of those games, Unreal
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
• Unreal Tournament 2007 (WMV, 9.82MB) - right-click to download
Friday 12 May 2006
Epic Games has shown off a little more of Unreal Tournament 2007 and we were there with our camera to nab footage of the PC and PS3-bound FPS.
And what a hearty chunk of pixels it is too for amid all the killing you can see all manner of new vehicles including Axon's Leviathan, a four-turreted tank, and
Nemesis, which just happens to be the Necris' death-dealing machine. So go on, right-click on the link
Two of Unreal Tournament 2007's bigwigs took the stage at Midway's media event in late February to give the press a small but potent peek at the upcoming PS3 and PC shooter. Throughout the presentation, Mark Rein, vice president of developer Epic Games, stressed that they were showing “a lot of unfinished stuff, a lot of unpolished stuff." Honestly, you'd never know it.
While Rein did announce that the demo was running on a quad SLI rig (that's four blazing-fast NVidia GeForce 7800 GTX
Take a look at these fantastic screens for Unreal Tournament 2007, due to smash home on PC later this year - and sure to grace next-gen consoles sometime in the future, too.
Apart from the stupendous amount of detail, the most exciting feature of the latest Unreal Tourney has to be the chonking great vehicles you can now roar around the levels in, promoting the sort of gunner and driver teamplay that makes Battlefield 2 so much fun.
The brilliant looking characters ought to be fully
Activision has signed the rights to produce Spider-Man games until the End of the World. Or, more specifically, 2017.
"This agreement allows Activision to continue bringing its own magic and vision to this unique, evergreen property," said CEO Mike Griffith, "and to build on the success that the company has already achieved with the Spider-Man movies."
Griffith's statement seems to hint at there being games beyond movie-specific releases planned, so fans may not have to wait for another
The latest selection of images released by Activision for their upcoming comic adaptation, Ultimate Spider-Man, has got us tingling with anticipation - the game looks absolutely gorgeous.
The shots show off the fantastic cel-shaded style - a look that is a drastic departure from previous Spider-Man games and one that suits the Marvel comics arachnid do-gooder perfectly.
For a better look at Ultimate Spider-Man's glorious, comic influenced aesthetic, check out this and start climbing the