Hoping to get to the bottom of the 'secret' image that briefly emerged from the recently, we embarked on some intensive sleuthing and have been informed by reliable insiders that the picture is, as was widely suspected, a hi-res render from Project Gotham Racing 3.
The image, which you can find on the right, was briefly made available when players that successfully solved the latest ourcolony.net challenge were given a URL leading them to the close-up bumper shot.
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After it was that EA is working on a new game in the Need for Speed series entitled Most Wanted, the gaming giant has today confirmed the first details of the latest in its hugely successful street-racing series.
Most Wanted is currently being developed by EA Canada and, we're told, combines "the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customisation with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rival any Hollywood-style chase scene".
Due for release in November, the game will be
Speaking at a launch event for the Xbox version of Doom 3, id Software's CEO Todd Hollenshead confirmed Quake IV will be playable at QuakeCon X - which takes place in Texas on 11-14 August - before going on to speak about the development of id games on next-generation platforms.
Prompted by a question from the crowd, Hollenshead spoke frankly about the development of future id games - including Quake IV - on next-gen consoles, pointing out that it's in the company's financial interest to do
You know, we know and they know that we know and you know, but no one will say. What are we talking about? Why obviously it's the appearance of the next-generation of consoles at E3 and in the .
But despite all the , hardly anyone will actually say anything about when we'll see these futuristic machines and their games.
However, while all the other developers are dithering, shilly-shallying and keeping their cards as far from the table as possible, Tecmo have stepped forward, boldly put their
The release of Kameo: Elements of Power - Rare's epic Xbox adventure, which was originally due out in the spring - has been delayed yet again. And this time it's been postponed indefinitely. While the last official release window was January 2005, Rare have just revealed that the game will be spending yet more time in development hell. A statement from the Brit developers reads, "After a lot of thought and discussion, Rare and Microsoft Game Studios have decided to push back the launch of
On: Xbox - OUT: January 2005
Few doubt Rare's ability to produce a decent game. Getting the game on the shelves would appear to be a different matter for the UK coders, though. We've been waiting for Kameo and the fact that it missed its spring 2004 release date comes as no surprise, unfortunately. The game is an epic adventure of exploration and fighting, dressed up in big and bold graphics typical of Rare. Kameo's ability to morph into creatures in her bid to fight the evil