The Ember Isle is big. Very big. How big? Well, if you take Rift's current largest zone, the Shimmersand, and double it in size, you get something that's about as large as the island that is set to debut in the MMO's 1.6 patch, From the Embers. It's also actually full of stuff - unlike Shimmersand, which is mostly empty desert. And the stuff it's full of... oh, the stuff it's full of...
Rift's updates just keep on coming, with the next one bringing a new 20-man instance next month. We had a chance to check it out at GDC, getting a sneak peek at some of the new bosses and mechanics...
Trion has already thrown an expansion's worth of content into Rift since launch, so we were interested in seeing exactly how much it would pack into an actual expansion. At E3 we had a chance to see it in action, and though the developer is being tight-lipped about much of the content, we saw enough to get excited...
Russian publisher 1C recently announced plans to launch an attack on the West with a massive collection of new titles. Partnering with Atari, 1C hopes to serve the West's insatiable appetite for games with a wide selection of titles ranging from fresh first-person shooters to big rig truck simulators and medieval warfare titles. Read on for our impressions on their nine new titles and follow the links for new screens and trailers.
Cryostasis: This first-person shooter places you aboard an
Ever wanted to construct your own goblin warship, piece by piece, before sending into a head-on battle for freedom? Rigonauts let you do just that – check out this cutesy physics puzzler coming to Steam and mobile devices this month…
We're playing Rise & Fall's multiplayer, against one of the programming team. One of the producers is acting as our tactical advisor, explaining the intricacies of this historically inspired real-time strategy game. Rise & Fall 's trick is to let you directly control a "hero" unit, as if it's an action game.
You can first order your foot troops and cannon fodder into battle, then press "Q", and zoom down to ground level. Now you can personally run around the skirmish lines with a great big
Rise and Fall: Civilizations at War is a "historical" strategy game that takes more creative license with history than the time you brought your parent's car home with an empty tank and a sticky back seat. But like historical movies, breathing new life into legendary icons is where the fun is, and liberties can be taken.
Thanks in part to the Total War series, the cinematic scope of epic battles in strategy games has grown bigger than ever. Rise and Fall looks like it will set that bar even
By using traditional RTS mechanics and spicing them up with third-person action, Stainless Steel Studios' Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War was definitely one strategy game that stood out from the crowd at the 2005 E3 games show in LA.
Our first look at the game piqued our interest and left us eager to explore the hands-on aspect of battle in greater detail, so when the developer dropped by to give us a demonstration we were quick to grab the mouse and get stuck in.
While the RTS gameplay is
We're playing Rise & Fall's multiplayer, against one of the programming team. Aidan - a producer at publisher Midway - is acting as our tactical advisor, explaining the intricacies of this historically inspired strategy game. Rise & Fall's trick is to let you directly control a 'hero' unit, as if it's an action game.
You can first order your foot troops and cannon fodder into battle, then press 'Q', and zoom down to ground level. Now you can personally run around the skirmish lines with a
Okay, commander - put down the rifle and get out of the troop transport. Instead, grab your magic wand, or perhaps a steam-powered helicopter. You need a real-time strategy game that doesn't trot out the same old conventional weaponry, and weve got one. The hit real-time strategy series Rise of Nations is going steampunk, mixing wizadry and technology to wage war in an intriguing sequel, Rise of Legends.
Nations, legends ... this stuff sounds like it takes a lot of time, but it doesn't have