Nov 1, 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is one of the best looking PS3 game we've seen to date. And with news that a demo of Naughty Dog's fabulous creation is on its way to the PlayStation Store soon, we just had to take adventurer Nathan Drake for another trip around the tropical jungle.
This piece of the action features Drake traversing his way over a beautiful, if rather dangerous, waterfall, and is one of the many standout moments youll encounter in the relatively early stages of the
Oct 31, 2007
Sure, Unreal Tournament III looks incredible, but will the PS3 version live up to the high-detail, high frame rate standards of the PC game? Yes, says Epic's Mark Rein.
"I was playing the PS3 build for a few hours tonight and it is really, really fantastic," said Rein on the official Gears of War Forums. "[It's] amazingly smooth and solid. I think you PS3 users are in for a huge treat with UT3."
You might be thinking to yourself "he would say that," but from what we've seen of
Oct 31, 2007
Considering the subtitle, it's a bit of a no-brainer that Naughty Dog plans to make more vine-swinging adventure games after Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Just in case you didn't think so, Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra has gone and put it in words...
"Crash was a franchise, Jak & Daxter was a franchise and yes of course Uncharted will be a franchise," he told Opposable Thumbs. "It takes a lot of effort to create a universe like Uncharted and there is so much more we
Oct 26, 2007
Inside an office in sunny Raleigh, North Carolina, Epic vice president Mark Rein settles back into a comfy seat. "It all started way back in the stone age," he begins. "You know, Tim Sweeney started the company in his parents' basement in Maryland." Today Epic is out of the basement and has the two monster-sized games Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War (PC) in development.
Outside of Mark's office, staff members play on the Epic basketball court, others help themselves to a
Oct 18, 2007
Indiana Jones and Lara croft are names you associate with great adventures and come 7 December, when Uncharted: Drakes Fortune finds its way to PS3, Nathan Drake will be clambering up vines and leaping over ravines and joining that prestigious list.
Drake, as all intrepid explorers are, is on the hunt for a lost treasure buried deep in the heart of an uncharted Pacific Island. Joining him on this adventure is his sidekick-come-reporter, Elena Fisher, who is filming the expedition
Oct 15, 2007
And your visual shot in the arm for this evening comes courtesy of... Unreal Tournament 3 and its really rather lovely Japanese-style arena shown below, and in a handful of other images in our updated gallery.
However... Whisper it, but these new shots aren't looking that sharp. Epic has clearly repurposed the the Gears of War-esque future-grime vision perfectly. But, without getting too speccy and dull, we're sure there's not much antialiasing going on around here. Which has to
Sept 26, 2007
Epic has finally decided not to support cross-platform online play between PC and PS3 on launch - although it may appear as a future addition.
Mark Rein has explained that the biggest challenge in doing cross-platform play is synchronizing the builds such that the build on the PC is 100-percent compatible with the build on the PS3.
"Unfortunately (or fortunately) when you [develop] games on console you have a lengthy certification process to go through each time you release
Sept 19, 2007
BioShock, Mass Effect, Stranglehold... it seems everyone is using Epic's developer-adored Unreal Engine 3 - but how long before the Gears of War engine starts to look a bit dated?
Not any time soon, according to Gears overlord Cliff Bleszinski: "A lot of that comes down to the art department and what their style is, right?" The finely-groomed designer said.
"There's plenty of other ways that people can make an Unreal Engine 3 game look unique and cool. They're only limited by
Sept 11, 2007
Unreal Tournament 3 was given a November 2007 release on PC and PS3 at this year's E3 but now Epic says that's not guaranteed.
Essentially, the developer won't ship the game until it's happy with it.
"We do not know exactly when the game will be completed. All we've said is that we're hoping for a November release but as you know we value getting it right over getting it right now so there's no guarantee of that," is the bombshell dropped by Epic's Mark Rein on the developer's
Sept 10, 2007
When all games look at least this good we'll just have to scrap the "graphics" score in reviews, because Uncharted looks incredible. We just got a fresh batch of those incredible looking screens, and you can see them here.
We feel sorry for the poor blokes who had to draw those stupidly detailed textures on those crumbled, worn-down buildings. Naughty Dog must have had them locked in a cellar since the eighteenth century.
And look at those explosions, too. They're amazing. We