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Archive for October 2007

October 31st, 2007

Crap-Detector: Crysis is prettier in DirectX 10

Remember that bit about Crysis needing DirectX 10 (and Windows Vista) so that you can view all the eye candy in their gorgeous glory? Well, forget I ever mentioned it.

Some geniuses at the Crysis-Online forums have just discovered that by simply copying and pasting a line in Crysis’ configuration file, you can now enable […]

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October 30th, 2007

My first foray into the PS3 and its shooters

Having other gamer friends has its perks. For one, they have no social lives (like moi), so they’re always at home playing. Second, they own ALL game consoles known to man (unlike moi). It just so happened that a friend of mine fits both descriptions.

Yes, he does own an Xbox 360 too, but it’s […]

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October 30th, 2007

New GeForce card can make new shooters look really sweet

Nvidia’s GeForce 8800 GT video card is hitting store shelves today. If you’re desperate to run Crysis, all you have to do is shell out from $199 to $249. With all the upcoming games for the PC (i.e. Hellgate: London and Gears of War), you’ll likely need the upgrade.

What’s under the proverbial hood, you […]

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October 26th, 2007

Turok gives you the power of choice

We’ve heard this before. Ion Storm said you can finish Invisible War without firing a single shot. Does Turok really give you the choice between going guns-a-blazing or stealth gameplay? The video you’re about to watch says Turok does.

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October 26th, 2007

Hellgate: London hands-on demo preview

Pedigree means a lot, even if a developer is rolling out its first game. This is why expectations are high for Hellgate: London. Its creator is Flagship Studios, whose core is composed of ex-Blizzard employees who were responsible for the development of Diablo, Diablo 2, Warcraft, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft.

The game is heralded […]

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October 25th, 2007

New Bionic Commando gunplay doesn’t look too good

I love the original Bionic Commando. I finished the English and Japanese versions of the game and no matter how many times I play it, all that swinging and shooting never get old. As you may have noticed recently, there is a remake in the works. What’s a drooling fan to do?
Soak in the hype, […]

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October 24th, 2007

You don’t know Jericho: Here’s the cap’n

Clive Barker’s Jericho is getting awfully close to hitting store shelves. Want to know who’s leading the special ops team? Why it’s the Captain of course. His name is Devin Ross, and he’s got pretty useful paranormal powers. Enjoy the clip.

Something tells me this possession is Clive Barker’s way of justifying your ability […]

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October 24th, 2007

Church of England forgives Sony

Do you still remember the spat between the Church of England and Sony? Let me re-jog your memory: The church alleged that Sony didn’t seek permission for using the Manchester Cathedral as a level in Resistance: Fall of Man, the first good FPS in the PS3.

Well, BBC said the church leaders at Manchester Cathedral […]

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October 23rd, 2007

Korn writes an exclusive track for Haze

I thought my indifference for Haze would never get any worse. CVG recently revealed that Korn, that nu-metal band, has written an exclusive track for the seemingly-generic shooter.

The song will debut over the radio and in videos next month.

Funny how these two ended up having some sort of connection. Here’s how they’re wired […]

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October 23rd, 2007

Gaming vest provides force feedback

I’m sure all of you miss your DualShock. Sure, the pads may be coming next year, but that PS3 controller feels a little odd without the shakes. An email I received the other day made me think there might be more to force feedback than DualShock.

Meet surgeon Mark Ombrellaro, the designer of a tele-health […]

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October 18th, 2007

Master Chief sucks at Halo 3

It looks like Master Chief is finally pwning others in his own game. Then again, maybe it was a lucky shot. Not only was the Chief acting like a total arse in Halo 3—his spelling could use some work too.
Warning: the video is NSFW.

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October 17th, 2007

The Halo effect makes Rare think a Perfect Dark sequel would sell well

GameGuru recently shared a new rumor brewing around Microsoft. Since Halo 3 is already out, the question that people ask is “what’s next?” Apparently, Rare intends to “take the reins from the Chief” through a new FPS that it’s currently working on. And what shooter is that?

A sequel to Perfect Dark, that’s what.

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