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FPS Rantings

Archive for May 2007

May 31st, 2007

New screenshots for Riddick remake

If you’ve played The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, there’s a very good chance you loved it. The game was set before the events of Vin Diesel flicks Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. The Riddick game is one of those rare movie-to-game adaptations that bring tears to our eyes. In a [...]

By Mike -- 1 comment

May 29th, 2007

New Unreal Tournament controls are so slick

At least, that’s what Official Xbox Magazine said in a new, six-page article. If you pick up the July issue, you’ll also get new details on the game, and it’s a doozy. Team Xbox also said that Unreal Tournament 3 is looking better that Gears of War.
Is such a claim possible? You and I know [...]

By Mike -- 0 comments

May 29th, 2007

Bare ass causes Halo 2 delay

Halo 2 is finally coming out in North America this week. This after a delay caused by nudity, of all things. In May alone, the belated PC sequel was pushed back thrice, but the latest reason takes the cake.
Early news was quite scant on details regarding the nudity, but we’ve later learned that a map [...]

By Mike -- 1 comment

May 29th, 2007

Crysis shows us DirectX 10 is prettier

More hype coming your way. This time, EA decided to show us the differences between DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 in Crysis, which needs no introduction as the biggest hog this side of PC shooters.
Have a look:

Oh, there’s more.

If you’re clueless until now what this means, then let me spell it out for you—DirectX 10 [...]

By Mike -- 3 comments

May 28th, 2007

Irrational hypes Bioshock some more

The Cult of Rapture, Bioshock’s community site, posted a podcast with Ken Levine, lead designer at Irrational Games. The topic was about Bioshock’s Little Sisters, and the supposed difficulty that players will face in dealing with them.
You see, these Little Sisters aren’t really kids. They just look like girls, and they extract “Adam” from dead [...]

By Mike -- 5 comments

May 25th, 2007

FPS Rantings respawns

Alright, enough with the shooter metaphors. FPS Rantings is back. If it’s the first time you’ve visited this blog, you should know that we’re all about first-person shooters. Yes, those “murder simulators” that our detractors are so fond of calling. Philistines.
You want news on FPS games, you read it here. Reviews? Check. Previews? it depends [...]

By Mike -- 4 comments