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Last week Capcom revealed one of its strongest lineups in ages during the Captivate 08 event (we briefly talked about it on TalkRadar). The embargos have lifted and now we're able to say what we saw, what we played and what totally stole the show (it surprised the hell out of us, that's for sure). We'll be adding links throughout the day, so read on!
A demon hunter by trade, NeverDead's Bryce has plenty of deadly tricks up his sleeve – when he's not dual wielding guns, he's swinging around a massive sword, or even using his own body parts as grenades. We sat down today to slay our way through hordes of hellspawn in the beginning area of the game, and met our match during an intense boss battle against the aptly named Swordpig...
Unless you’re a fan of free-to-play PC arena shooters, chances are you’ve never have heard of Nexuiz (pronounced "Nexiwiz" or "Nexus," depending on who you ask). And in that case, you’re probably unaware that the game – an open-source, multiplayer FPS created using the original Quake engine and available here – is currently in the process of being completely overhauled for a summer release on XBLA and PSN.
A relatively uncomplicated arena shooter, Nexuiz takes competitive FPS-ing back to its roots: running around in tight spaces, trying to blow up anything that moves and isn't on your team.
Regenerating health? Cover? Iron sights? If you're looking for any of these "modern" additions to first-person shooters, you might want to skip right over Nexuiz. If you're interesting in rocket jumping and arena combat, though, you've found your next obsession...
Over-the-top football hasn’t had a proper home since 2002’s NFL Blitz 20-03. That’s all about to change in the new year when EA Sports’ NFL Blitz takes to the gridiron in January of 2012. This fumble-happy, interception-laden comeback brings the arcade franchise back to its roots with no rules, no penalties and lightning-fast gameplay. It’s a bit of a silver-lining to Midway’s bankruptcy and subsequent fire sale of properties; without it, Blitz would’ve never landed at EA, the sole NFL video game license holder. At EA Sports, we talked to NFL Blitz project lead Dave Ross and designer Yuri Bialoskursky for more details on the adrenaline-filled football experience that awaits...
Our quarterback hikes the ball and drops back, but before he has a chance to think he sees a handful of linemen, all lit ablaze, running towards him flailing their arms. He sprints to the left and jumps, throwing the football at the apex of his ascent (which is several feet higher than humans usually jump). It's on target, but the defender is too quick – he tackles the player well before the ball touches the tips of his fingers. In Madden, this would be pass interference. In Blitz, it's third down and 24.
That's what Blitz was, and that's what Blitz still is in EA's reboot of the franchise. But some things have changed for the better since we last put down the controller in an NFL Blitz game, and some things have changed for the worse...
NFL Head Coach worked last year, so EA has decided to do it again. What the game boils down to is a job simulator for a job that just about any sports fan would love to have, coaching a football team. This year's game is trying to take out some of the work that goes with the job (it's a job after all) and leave in the fun and glory. You'll be able to start at any point in the season or preseason, and you now have a tool called the Coach's
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