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Archive for December 2007

December 28th, 2007

Sony files trademark for “Resistance 2”

Sony filed a new trademark, and it’s not for “PlayStation 4.” Instead, the trademark is for “Resistance 2,” which is expected to be the sequel to the PlayStation 3’s best-selling title so far. Bet you weren’t surprised.
We saw this coming light years away. Aside from the recent buzz, cash cows franchises aren’t new to the [...]

By Mike -- 4 comments

December 28th, 2007

Top 10 worst shooters of 2007

If there’s a Top 10 for best shooters, then naturally we have a Top 10 for 2007’s worst shooters. Similar to the previous Top 10, the games are also arranged, this time in order of crappiness. Are you ready for this?

Hour of Victory
You Are Empty
Soldier of Fortune: Payback
BlackSite: Area 51
Medal of Honor: Vanguard
Alpha Prime
War Rock
Halo [...]

By Mike -- 5 comments

December 28th, 2007

New Halo 3 video = no life

Evlmidget25 has a lot of time in his/her hands. So much time that this Halo 3 owner spent quite a while putting together a strange level in Forge designed blow his/her MJOLNIR ass up.

The video isn’t inherently funny. What’s funny is that someone had so much spare time to put this all together. It sure [...]

By Mike -- 1 comment

December 28th, 2007

Top 10 shooters of 2007

Every site has its share of year-end awards, so here’s FPS Rantings’ take on the best shooters this year. Yes, they’re placed in order of awesomeness.

The Orange Box
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (Xbox 360 version)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Bioshock
Halo 3
Crysis
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
Warhawk
Unreal Tournament 3

What are your Top [...]

By Mike -- 10 comments

December 28th, 2007

What’s your preferred console for shooters?

It’s been over a year now since “next gen” has become current gen. While the Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 have been ranked in terms of sales, the debate on which is “best” continues to rage among its…enthusiasts. I’m not going to fall into that trap and set you up for a word war. [...]

By Mike -- 6 comments

December 28th, 2007

What is your most-coveted FPS?

What a week. It’s been a mad rush as reunions, parties, and even more reunions pile up our schedule. Who said the holidays are the best time for games anyway? Not for this blogger, at least.
As the year comes to a close, once can’t help but reflect on the astounding shooters we went through the [...]

By Mike -- 7 comments

December 21st, 2007

Motherboard allows 3-way SLI, but affording three video cards is another matter

I consider myself decently educated in the ways of the PC, but what I learned today told me that my current knowledge is nothing compared to what’s out there. I’ve just read that you can now do three-way SLIs if you have the cash to burn.
SLI is an acronym for Scalable Link Interface, a technology [...]

By Mike -- 0 comments

December 20th, 2007

New Duke Nukem teaser is out, but no word on the game

The guys at 3D Realms insist on calling this latest Duke Nukem Forever trailer as a “teaser.” That means everything you’ll see in the clip would likely not represent the vaporware’s game’s actual graphics and/or gameplay.

Is it me, or does this teaser remind me of Doom 3?
Tags: 3d_realms, duke_nukem, duke_nukem_forever, duke_nukem_forever_trailer, vaporware

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December 20th, 2007

Huxley video shows how gameplay works

Aside from a few screenshots I’ve seen here and there, I have never really seen Huxley in action. When a video was released recently, I just had to share it with you folks. You’ll understand why after watching.

Tags: Huxley, meh, unreal_tournament, video

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By Mike -- 8 comments

December 20th, 2007

More eye candy making its way to Unreal Engine 3

The Unreal Engine 3’s eye candy is about to get even prettier. How? By incorporating a global illumination system, that’s how. Epic Games and rendering technology developer Illuminate Labs have entered a deal, making global illumination a part of Unreal Engine 3.
Beast, Illuminate’s global illumination system, will allow the Epic engine to have more realistic [...]

By Mike -- 0 comments

December 19th, 2007

Killzone 2 to arrive in second half of 2008?

Three Speech is a semi-official means of communication for the PlayStation. That means a lot of what the blog has to say is marketing fluff, but if you look more closely, there could be some interesting news every so often.
So when the blog off-handedly mentions the launch date of Killzone 2 in a lengthy post, [...]

By Mike -- 2 comments

December 19th, 2007

Crysis is languishing in sales

There was a time when Crytek took pride in making Crysis very punishing on your average systems. The company’s senior game designer even boasted that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 don’t have “sufficient power” to run Crysis.
Fast forward to present day.
The NPD Group recently revealed that Crysis sold just 86,633 units last November, following [...]

By Mike -- 18 comments