Sony's annual E3 press conference opened with what could have been the biggest reveal of the entire show if it hadn't been leaked last week: the new $499 price of the PS3, as well as the introduction of a new $599 model that comes with an 80GB hard drive and a copy of online-enabled dirt racer Motorstorm. This left biggy-wig Jack Tretton (who began the event speaking through his character in the PS3 virtual world Home) to launch right into the publisher's game-centric, four-part
Here's some extremely promising new footage of Unreal Tournament 3, Epic Studios' deathmatch-focused shooter for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. And it's looking like a game that's capable of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the best of the UT series.
It stars gutsy explosions, crinkly lasers, flashy colors and, crucially, a phenomenal sense of speed with the smoothness to please those twitchy, headshot-hunting triggerfingers. Massive environments, dirty with detail, and lots of chunky vehicles
A playable demo of the upcoming jungle adventure Uncharted: Drake's Fortune was one of the centerpieces of Sony's press-only Gamer's Day in San Diego this week, so of course we were eager to give it a full hands-on preview. Today, however, Sony gifted us with a video that shows almost the entire demo being played from start to finish. Some of the less-interesting bits have been cut, but all you're really missing is footage of Drake kicking down rusted gates, jumping off ledges and staring at
Our team has already reported (fairly positively) on hands-on play with Naughty Dog's Uncharted: Drake's Fortune off the back of a press-only Gamer's Day earlier this week. Meanwhile, we've been busy grilling the game's director Amy Hennig for new information about the promising jungle shooter. In the exclusive interview she reveals - among other new game details - who the mysterious female character is, how the game will use the Sixaxis and where Uncharted fits in with Sony's Home online
We really mean it, too - this new trailer for the jungle-crawling, fist-fighting action-tastic Uncharted: Drake's Fortune actually had us oohing and aahhing over its lush visuals and smooth acrobatics.
Plus, we've finally got the official word on plot, with the lead fellow and his camera-obsessed lady friend hunting a mound of treasure once owned by the Spanish Conquistadors. Probably Hernan Cortes - he found all the best sparkly stuff.
Anyways, on with the show. It's got combat, gun-shootery
Epic Games' Tim Sweeney has revealed the studio is skeptical about Microsoft's Games for Windows Live due to the restrictions it places on developers - and PC gamers.
Speaking in a 1UP.com podcast, Sweeney opined that the key problem with Games for Windows Live currently "is that any feature that Microsoft implements and charges for, the developer can't implement themselves."
"As a PC developer, we're used to having complete freedom and defining our feature set - what we can give gamers and
Cliff "Gears of War" Bleszinski has been blasted into the videogame stardom spotlight after the huge success of his flagship 360 shooter and now has his sights set on the future (surely working on Gears 2).
We recently managed to snatch a few moments with gaming's best-groomed designer at the Game Developers Conference, where he nabbed three awards including best game for Gears and took to the podium to tell a gushing audience just how he thought up the UE3 chainsaw madness.
In our chat Mr. B
Is the PC taking another bullet to the chest as a feature that was unique to the platform is now spreading to console?
Epic Games vice president Mark Rein dropped an interesting little bombshell the other day concerning Unreal Tournament 3 and modifications, game reworks - and often labors of love - developed by third-parties and bedroom coders that have kept PC titles alive for years after
Epic Games has announced that it will use Streamline Studios' 3D content service solutions for its upcoming sequel Unreal Tournament 3.
As it did with Gears of War, Streamline will provide game-ready digital content for the shooter, which is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.
"Streamline Studios is one of our key external providers of digital content for Epic. We're pleased with the great content they've provided for games such as Gears of War and the Unreal Tournament
Ultra-realistic tactical shooters may have taken center-stage in recent years, but Unreal Tournament 3 proves there's still demand for brutal, flag snatching deathmatch amongst PC gamers, and with Epic Games' strengthened investment in console versions - no doubt fuelled by a certain 360 shooter that recently found success - rocket-flinging frag fests may become king of the couch again as well.
Last week we sat down with UT3 producer and all-round good guy Jeff Morris to chat-up the