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FPS Rantings

Archive for January 2007

January 29th, 2007

Blacksite - Area 51

In light of a slow news day Firingsquad has a quick writeup on a newly unveiled game. Blacksite - Area 51. Blacksites for those of you who don’t know are government facilities whose real purpose has been classified or something along those lines.
Read the wikipedia link.
What this means for us is a shooter based [...]

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January 25th, 2007

Modding Quake Wars

So you’re a modder and you know the guys at Splash Damage are gonna be releasing modding tools and kits and what not. Awesome right? Couldn’t get any better? Well..just maybe.
They’ve opened up a forum to allow you to post your ideas and suggestions for things that would make modding easier for the community.
we [...]

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January 25th, 2007

Ritual to do Casual games

In a “what the hell?” kind of moment GameDaily is reporting and has confirmed that Ritual Entertainment, the guys who made the game SiN, along with the recent Episode One release have joined forces with MumboJumbo to focus on..casual games. What does this mean?
The idea of acquiring Ritual was to have them strengthen our development [...]

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January 22nd, 2007

The Crossing

Who said innovation was dead? This game looks to break down a barrier or two and bring about something new as a result. 1up has a rather long interview with the guys developing the game. And while it’s not entirely clear all the way through the general idea I get is that they’re combining single [...]

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January 22nd, 2007

Bioshock no multiplayer

Title says it all. Kthx bye.
What? No? Alright. Community site “The Cult of Rapture” recently put up a quick Q&A that answers some general questions that have been floating about. Like whether or not they’ll use Steam to distribute the game. Stuff like that. But most importantly is the no multiplayer announcement.
Having a multiplayer component [...]

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January 18th, 2007

Hellgate London continues

So after the initial fury and hate about the subscription fee. The guys on the Hellgate team sorta kinda not really retracted the statement. Mainly they got some PR control and managed to still stay they were charging for online play but they said it in a way that seemed to calm everyone.
…we can tell [...]

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January 18th, 2007

Half Life 2 Orange and Black

Racial.
Basically there’s gonna be two versions of the game. One that’s PC only and another that is console friendly with a few extras.
Black (cause that’s what the good guys wear) is the PC only version and it’s gonna have HL2: Episode 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2. All the essentials a growing FPS’er needs. Price [...]

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January 18th, 2007

Call of Duty 3 Maps

In an ever increasing effort to microtransaction us to death 5 new maps for Call of Duty 3 are being released on Xbox Live Marketplace today. The price is 800 points($10!!). Which is a fairly large chunk and undoubtedly people will pay it. IGN has the dilly on the new maps. They have a brief [...]

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January 16th, 2007

Quake Wars Interview

Computer Games Online has a very nice interview with the boys working on Quake Wars. It’s a two parter. With two pages each. They hit some greats points and it’s a really informative talk. For those of you following the game this is a great read as it goes over the storyline and the weapons [...]

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January 12th, 2007

3 is higher than 2 so it must be better

So I’m sittin there dilligently working away to finish something up and The Boss comes up to my desk and plops this big giant box down on it. It’s this big black and silvery box. Across the front it says “Playstation 3″. He’s got this big goofy grin on his face and a Best Buy [...]

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January 10th, 2007

Hellgate: London Subscription MMO?

Those bastards. According to Shacknews there was an announcement stating that the multiplayer portion of Hellgate London is going to run like a subscription based MMO.
In addition to yesterday’s announcement that Hellgate: London will be shipping in Summer 2007, developer Flagship Studios revealed this week that the game’s multiplayer component is a subscription-based online [...]

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January 10th, 2007

Halo 2 on Vista

Ohhh yeah. I remember this. Halo 2 was going to finally come out for the PC, but it was gonna be Vista only. Morons. Firingsquad got a quick look at the multiplayer portion at CES, which is going on as we speak and they posted their thoughts on it. Basically? Same as the Xbox version. [...]

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