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Picking up a controller to play a third-person shooter for the first time, you tend to know what you're getting into more often than not. There's probably going to be a cover system, and there's probably going to be a sprint button that lowers the camera view awkwardly close to your character's butt. We live in the post-Gears of War era, after all, and most third-person shooters these days reside somewhere in that mold.Continue Reading »
At first glance, Hybrid...
We're close now to the release of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals, and to keep the excitement up, developer Zipper Interactive has finally revealed its final multiplayer mode: Bomb Squad. At this year's Game Developers Conference here in San Francisco, we got the chance to go hands-on for a few rounds of this explosive new mode.Continue Reading »
In Bomb Squad there are two teams: those who have the bombs and those who want to diffuse them. If you're the team...
Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios were on hand at this year's GDC showing off an updated version of Mortal Kombat in a hotel suite just a stone's throw from the convention center floor. The work-in-progress versions of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games offered a broader sampling of content than what we saw earlier in the week and included additional playable characters and a taste of the new Challenge Tower mode. We're happy to report that the game is shaping up to be a fun,...Continue Reading »
Who was there: Peter Molyneux, who created Populous from his Guildford, UK, office and released it in 1989 on the PC. Since then, Populous has been ported to consoles and handhelds, including the Nintendo DS, while Molyneux himself has gone on to form development studio Lionhead and is now creative director of Microsoft Game Studios, Europe.Continue Reading »
What he talked about: "The memory of those days are slightly hazy," Molyneux apologised, blaming substance abuse as he introduced his Populous postmortem. "I had a...
A lot of people are looking forward to Guild Wars 2 and with good reason. While developer Arena Net admits the original game wasn't a massively multiplayer game, it was still a very popular online role-playing game with plenty of intriguing meta-game strategy. Guild Wars 2, on the other hand, will be a full-blown massively multiplayer game with giant, open worlds that act as shared spaces for however many players end up playing. And quite a few of them will want to try...Continue Reading »