A world in Crysis?
has an exclusive preview
of the upcoming PC game. Which does look very slick but unfortunately requires a DirectX 10 card and Windows Vista to get the most out of it!!
Despite the advances, though, Crysis isn't without its clichés. Characters include a shouting Afro American chief and a British thug type who responds to orders with, "Bollocks". The first mission sees you rescuing a woman wearing a vest smaller than something Lara wears when she wants to look slutty. And everyone says things like, "The whole mountain is encased in some kind of energy sphere" with noteworthy regularity.
The review may find Crysis failing to push boundaries too hard when it comes to plot, characterisation or basic gameplay mechanics, but that there are truthfully innovative features, namely the nano suit and the Power Struggle mode. Whatever the final verdict, there's no denying that Crysis's biggest differentiating element is the fact that it looks brilliant - even, as we found out in Frankfurt, if you don't have the very latest technology to play it on.
Cervat Yerli agrees. "I would even say some DX10 games out there won't look as good as ours running DirectX 9. Or as a competitor friend said, "Crysis will be the zenith of graphics for probably the next two or three years."
New 2142 wallpapers!
To go with the new launch of the site, ROB is working on some new BF2142 wallpapers for us this is the first of a few I gather!
You can find many, many more on our new and improved wallpaper page
Halo 3 - 99.9% done, New screenshots too!
A new Bungie Weekly Update
reveals that Halo 3 is nearly complete, not too surprising considering its September 25 release date. The last bit of testing is being done through the Halo 3 Epsilon program, which includes single and multiplayer content along with the Forge multiplayer map customizer.
Another good looking game coming to the X360, well as long as it doesn't suck like Halo 2!
New Site v6.0 (Beta 1)
Almost time to go live! over the last few days I have added all our old league and ladder pages and given them a big overhaul from new graphics to some easy access links at the bottom of each page. Also added all our old Quake 2 and Quake 3 demos!
Others things which have been added over the past few weeks are the interviews, guides and event pages etc, which can all be commentated on as well as rated.
The links page has a new look as well with sites which we like.
Some of these are available to guest, but for most of them you will need an account!
BioShock comes to Steam
Well Steam is looking better and better first id signs up and now one of THE most anticipated games for the PC & X360 hits it!
I for one will be getting the X360 version, can't wait!! Never heard of the game? (you been under a rock!) visit here
NEW YORK, NY, August 16, 2007 - Valve today announced that BioShock, the highly-anticipated and award-winning first-person shooter by 2K Games is available for pre-purchase now via Steam?. Starting today, gamers can pre-order BioShock on Steam for $49.95, and begin playing the moment the game is made available.
One of the most anticipated games of 2007, BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre - turn everything into a weapon, biologically modify your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques.
Gamers enter the game as a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.
"Over the next six months, gamers will be hit with a barrage of highly-anticipated titles," said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. "The lion's share of these great new releases will be PC games. And with the gameplay and graphic innovations featured in BioShock, it promises to be one of the most important games released in 2007."
BioShock is currently scheduled to be available via Steam and at retail on August 21 in the U.S. and August 24 in Europe. For more information or to pre-purchase BioShock, please visit www.steamgames.com
QuakeCon 2007 Tidbits!
Some of the better stuff to come out of the recent event:
The PC version of Splash Damage's long-awaited Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
will arrive in stores October 2, id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead announced during this evening's QuakeCon event. But Europe is getting it a few days prior to that. (but reports of the second beta have been disappointing to say the least!)
Plans to form a second development team whose first project will be an slightly updated version of Quake 3. Titled Quake Zero, the game will be available for free supported by advertising and launches from a web browser on both PC and Mac.
There are others things like rumourers of a Nintendo DS game "Quake Arena" and John Carmack hopes for something on the Wii as well as their new game which seems to be a driving/FPS game called "RAGE". A version of Quake 3 to appear on XBLA soon, to a proposed film based on the Castle Wolfenstein franchise.
Full info @ www.quakecon.org