Coin-op maestros Taito have revealed that they are porting Half-Life 2 to their new Type X arcade hardware, with a coin-op version of the Valve first-person shooter due to be released worldwide next summer (insert Half-Life 2 release date joke here).The Type X board is based on the architecture of an ATX IBM-compatible PC and makes use of the Windows XP embedded operating system. What that basically means is that PC games can be ported to the platform easily, which could pave the way for more
It isn't for the cold, hard cash, the groupies or the beanbag chairs that developers do it. The only motivation these pallid, penniless creatures need is to, once a year, eat their own weight in prawn vol-au-vents and shake hands with Jonathan Ross.
Which must mean that the fellows from Valve ascended to geek-heaven last night, as they got to greet the host of It's Only TV But I Like It, not once but six times.
For at the BAFTA Games Awards in London's glamorous Cafe Royal, Half-Life 2
With the Xbox version of Half-Life 2 now expected to reach the UK in September, we've just uncovered the first ever screens of the game in action - albeit in the form of photos taken of a TV running the game.
The shots are currently being hosted over at jeux-france.com and you can view them by . We'd recommend you get over there sharpish as we'd imagine that the combined might of Vivendi and Valve will ensure that the screens will be removed before the day's out.
The game itself is said
27 Nov, 2007
For a time of peace on earth, theres going to be a lot of stress and killing around this Christmas. Just think about this winters biggest games. Whether its COD4s visceral gunfire tearing apart wall and limb alike, the bloody back-stabbing business of the always-hounded Altair, or Kane and Lynch just being plain old sociopathic, the jovial festival of light and wonder really is looking like a quite brutal one this year.
We need a way to combat this, and preferably one which
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Judging by your submissions, most of you share our current obsession with Halo suicides. There's just something about Master Chief's expressionless ragdolling that turns us into giggling school girls. We can't explain why, but our therapists assure us that reveling in the grisly demise of the iconic uber-patriot "doesn't make you a bad person." Good to know, given the "epic lulz" all your videos generated around our office.
And we want
July 7th, or 7/7, is Bungie Day - hey, that's today! Not sure what a "Bungie Day" even is? Remember the Seventh Column? It wasn't exactly in the gameplay, but you might remember the symbol from Halo 2's character creation menus. Along with Bungie's fascination with the number 7, it also happens to be the name of their official fan club.
In honor of today, Bungie teamed up with Rooster Teeth - famous for the Halo-based machinima series Red vs. Blue - and posted this video called "Deja View"...
One of E3’s less surprising, but certainly interesting announcements was that Halo: Combat Evolved, the game that made Xbox a household name, was getting a full-on remake for 360. This rerelease is the first real test for Halo’s current flagship developer (343 Industries), as the team is taking over for franchise’s creator Bungie. Perhaps remaking what many see as the best game of all time isn’t most helpful way to examine 343’s abilities at designing new Halo content, but it certainly shows the devs devotion to the Halo franchise. That love is in full force during this lengthy trailer for the classic campaign level The Silent Cartographer...
Halo isn't perfect.
Oh, there's no denying the series' greatness. Its brilliance, even. Halo and Halo 2 have done more to revolutionize and shape the way we play console shooters than any other game. Where do you think Gears of War learned the strategic economy of the two gun inventory? Where did GRAW and Call of Duty discover the simplicity of regenerating health? Above all, where did the entire genre realize the importance of online multiplayer? The answer is always... Halo.
As the years
Oct 30, 2007
Game experience may change during online play. This innocuous disclaimer accompanies every game with Xbox Live connectivity, but what it actually means is that you're about to be subjected to a barrage of bigotry so profoundly offensive that it will shake your faith in humanity to the very core. During some recent Halo sessions, we encountered loads of vile, bilious ranting that seemed to know no restraint. Rather than using the mute button, we hit record and captured these
Aug 22, 2007
Were in for one of the hottest winters on record, and not just because of global warming. The sheer quantity and quality of games coming out before January completely boggles the mind.
Nothing, however, is as huge or important as the release of Halo 3 this September. The trilogy capper to one of the most successful videogaming franchises of all time is almost guaranteed commercial success. Okay, okay, it is guaranteed. But just because Halo 3 will be the biggest seller doesn't