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FPS Rantings

Archive for January 2008

January 31st, 2008

Yahtzee doesn’t like Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles very much

Yes, the British-born Australian may not like a lot of games very much, but there seems to be a lot of hate for Umbrella Chronicles, the latest Resident Evil game from Capcom. Can’t say I blame him, since what is there to rail shooters, other than “pointing to something you want dead, and keep pressing […]

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January 31st, 2008

GRAW 2 has new DLC, but it’s only for the Xbox 360

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 has new downloadable content, and it’s called the Co-op Collection. If you own an Xbox 360, then you’re in luck because the package seems to be available for that console only. The DLC comes with a new co-op campaign and nine maps, seven of which are from previous Ghost Recon […]

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January 29th, 2008

Far Cry 2’s latest trailer isn’t impressive

You may be waiting forever for another look at Far Cry 2. The things we’ve seen so far are concept art and spectacular gameplay footage. Ubisoft has just released a new trailer showing off the sequel’s Dunia engine, but it doesn’t do the game justice.

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January 29th, 2008

Putting “closure” and Max Payne 2 in a sentence feels strange

I have found closure.
I had mixed feelings when I first finished Max Payne 2. Disappointed with the turnout of events, I was also pleased because the ending was nothing short of brilliance.
However, I never really felt that the series was finished. Aside from being mentioned in the end credits of part two, news of a […]

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January 27th, 2008

Tiberium video talks about tactics

EA promised to deliver Tiberium’s gameplay video last January 25th. I’m not sure if it was shown on the exact same date, but here is what they’ve shown us:

The very idea of controlling other units is intriguing. Sure, you may get to do this with those Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon shooters, but it’s nothing […]

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January 27th, 2008

Late discovery: An alternate ending for Max Payne 2

I’m a sucker for Max Payne.
I still remember the great lengths I went through just to get my retail copies in time (i.e. not a couple of months late). The best part? The games are indeed worth all the trouble.
Despite the rather disappointing length, I still revisit Remedy’s Noir York every couple of years to […]

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January 23rd, 2008

Halo 3 is ousted as Xbox Live’s most played 360 game

It’s finally happened. Halo 3 has been ousted as the most played 360 game in Xbox Live. Well, it’s gotta happen sometime, we’ve figured, but I never expected this to happen barely four months after Halo 3’s release.
Interestingly, Halo 2 for the original Xbox is still the most played game in Xbox Live after almost […]

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January 23rd, 2008

At long last, Metroid Prime 3 is coming to Japan

Metroid Prime 3, one of the most awesome shooters of 2007, is finally hitting Japan on March 6th. According to Kotaku, Metroid would be worth ¥6,800, which is roughly $64. That’s a big leap from the $49.99 price tag we’re used to.
Metroid’s journey to Japan has been a long one. It first came out in […]

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January 22nd, 2008

First Tiberium video is out

Advances in technology have given us videos that get better with each game that comes out. The next game that shows off its new video to whet our collective appetites is Tiberium, a tactical FPS coming out sometime this year.

Sadly, there are no gameplay footages shown. However, if you watch until the end, […]

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January 22nd, 2008

Gears of War action figures coming out in late spring

Ahh, action figures. Geek or not, you’ve just gotta love them. When I was a kid, these toys were mainly from movies and TV shows. Today, even video games get the miniature treatment. According to the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, action figures for Gears of War are due in stores in late spring of 2008.
The […]

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January 18th, 2008

Play Crysis in the PS3 even if it’s not yet ported

So there are rumors of Crysis coming to the current-gen consoles. So what? You don’t have to wait for that to happen because at this point, you can already run Crysis in your PS3. You just need Ubuntu 7.04 in a disk, a Windows XP/Vista PC, a PS3, and an average IQ.
Don’t believe me? You […]

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January 18th, 2008

More fuel to fan the Bioshock-for-the-PS3 flame?

Looks like Crytek isn’t the only major developer looking for PS3 programmers. 2K Boston (they’ll always be Irrational Games to me), the brains behind Bioshock, is looking for a tools programmer with “PS3 and production experience using Python or Ruby,” and a senior console programmer.
Interestingly, the comments at PS3 Fanboy lean towards a new IP. […]

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