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FPS Rantings

Archive for July 2007

July 30th, 2007

New Resident Evil 5 screenies shed some light

Capcom has again reinvented survival horror. Forget about Resident Evil 4—they’re coming up with something even bigger and scarier. The adult diapers industry must love them for it.

It’s Resident Evil 5 folks, and the new screenshots alone is enough to make you see the entire genre differently. Consider the old survival-horror conventions that we’re [...]

By Mike -- 8 comments

July 27th, 2007

You can play Bioshock in Singapore, but you still can’t chew gum

Patrick, the Ironic Gamer, posted news that Bioshock, the spiritual successor to System Shock 2, is not banned in Singapore. This news comes as a relief to all the gamers in Sunny Island because as you may have heard previously, The Darkness was banned in the city-state.

Must be all that tentacle action.

Take note: [...]

By Mike -- 0 comments

July 26th, 2007

MGS4 is an FPS

Hideo Kojima, the legendary designer of the Metal Gear games, once joked at the inaugural trailer of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots that the highly-anticipated stealth game is an FPS. Finally, a Policy Shift? Kojima’s 2005 Tokyo Game Show trailer stated “Not FPS, MGS!”
Little did we know.
At the game’s 20th anniversary celebration, [...]

By Mike -- 4 comments

July 26th, 2007

Clive Barker’s new shooter is teh r0xx0r

Welcome back, Clive! We know you’re still hurting when The Undying didn’t do very well in sales, but that’s okay. What matters is that your game rocked, and we, the few with really good tastes, are aching for another Barker classic.
When Jericho was announced, we were ecstatic. When a new gameplay trailer was released, we [...]

By Mike -- 10 comments

July 26th, 2007

America’s Army to be deployed in arcades

Chalk one up for the U.S. Army as they get a new recruiting tool. Global VR, a manufacturer of arcade machines, announced that it will launch a coin-operated America’s Army.

According to Global VR, the game’s marksmanship exercises are entirely target shooting challenges. Since the Army and Global VR won’t be able to control who [...]

By Mike -- 1 comment

July 26th, 2007

Top Ten signs you’re a Halo fanboy

The name of your imaginary girlfriend is Cortana.
You make sweeping statements like “Halo has sold more copies than any other game AND blockbuster film.”
You bought an Xbox 360 for Halo 3, a game that’s not out yet.
You make excuses (i.e. “corridors are similar because the ring world is forerunner”) for poor level design.
You prefer using [...]

By Mike -- 1 comment

July 24th, 2007

Study says in-game ads are effective

Ever wondered if in-game ads are viable? There’s a new study that shows us that it is. Double Fusion, an in-game ad company, boasts proof of the efficacy of video game advertising.

The research tested and determined the most significant factors which influence how gamers notice ads in games, including the type and depth of [...]

By Mike -- 0 comments

July 24th, 2007

Epic: UT3 won’t use Games For Windows Live

Mark Rein, vice president at Epic Games, announced at the developer’s forums that Unreal Tournament 3 doesn’t use Games For Windows Live.

“We have not decided about cross platform play between PC and PS3. We’re not 100% sure that users want that feature but if we get time we’ll play around with it and see [...]

By Mike -- 1 comment

July 19th, 2007

Top Ten reasons why I hate Halo

Halo: Combat Evolved is a resource hog for the PC, even if it was released two years after the Xbox original.
Spartans look ridiculous when climbing ladders in multiplayer.
The corridors look nauseatingly similar.
Halo 3’s visuals don’t give justice to the Xbox 360’s power.
Foul-mouthed 12-year-olds with microphones in XBL.
The original Halo was hot [...]

By Mike -- 5 comments

July 19th, 2007

Far Cry returns for a sequel

If you think the Far Cry “franchise” hasn’t been milked enough, guess again. GameSpot revealed that UbiSoft is set to come out with a sequel to the popular 2004 shooter. Since Crytek, the game’s original developer, has sold UbiSoft the rights to Far Cry, you can be sure that the Germany-based developer won’t be coming [...]

By Mike -- 1 comment

July 19th, 2007

More Resident Evil 5 details revealed in Famitsu

As you may have heard, Resident Evil 5 is coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The details about the survival horror game’s next chapter of were a bit sparse, at least until Famitsu gave us some more lip-smacking details.

But wait, let’s not get too eager, folks. According to Jun Takeuchi, the game’s [...]

By Mike -- 2 comments

July 19th, 2007

UT3 and Gears of War to attack the Mac

Great news to all you Mac twitch gamers! Two marquee shooters are being developed for your platform of choice. First is Unreal Tournament 3, which as you know is coming out for the PC this coming November. According to Macworld, this news shouldn’t surprise Mac fans because it has been mentioned in Epic Games’ forums, [...]

By Mike -- 0 comments