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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

September 19th, 2008

Uwe Boll has a new video game and he’s “happy” with it

If it weren’t for various online sources, one wouldn’t know that the video above has anything to do with journalist-pummeling director Uwe Boll. Apparently, Boll is directing an upcoming war film titled 1968 Tunnel Rats, and the clip you’re watching is the FPS based on the movie.

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September 10th, 2008

Left 4 Dead demo is coming to Xbox 360, PC

Gabe Newell, Valve Software’s big cheese, told VideoGamer that Left 4 Dead will have a demo for the Xbox 360 and PC. According to Newell, the demo would “probably” include the Hospital level and would include online cooperative play, in addition to the single player component.
Left 4 Dead is an upcoming multiplayer FPS-cum-survival horror game […]

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September 9th, 2008

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky gets delayed again in North America

They’ve done it again. Deep Silver announced that due to “a manufacturing problem,” S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky will hit retail stores in North America on September 15, 2008. Unfortunately, the digital download release date has not yet been determined.
There were no other details mentioned in Deep Silver’s press release (like you know, what this “manufacturing problem” […]

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September 5th, 2008

Release date for Far Cry 2 revealed, causes purchasing headaches

This year’s holiday season is beginning to look like last year’s, especially for the FPS genre. Last year, there was an influx of marquee shooters such as The Orange Box (which contained several high-quality games), Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Bioshock, Crysis, and Unreal Tournament 3.
Far Cry 2 will be […]

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September 5th, 2008

Call of Duty: World at War gets dated, Michael Phelps will finally get his copy

Remember the advanced copy of Call of Duty: World at War that über Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps received during his interview with the CBS Early Show? It looks like Phelps finally got a date as to when he’ll receive a working copy of the FPS. According to GameSpot, World at War is arriving on November […]

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September 4th, 2008

Fourzerotwo: Call of Duty 4 is getting double XP weekend, I think

Getting impatient in leveling up your online persona at Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare? Then maybe this news would interest you: there’s going to be a double XP weekend this coming September 13th to 14th. For the uninitiated, this means you get double the number of experience for your solider, making leveling up quicker […]

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September 4th, 2008

Jace Hall gives scoop on Aliens, Doom IV

From Crackle: Jace Hall, Ep 13: SEASON FINALE!

FPS news abounds at Jace Hall’s show. You’ve got some teasers for Aliens: Colonial Marines (i.e. that Aliens shooter by Gearbox Software), the Borderlands FPS/RPG hybrid, id Software, and Doom IV, among other things.

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September 2nd, 2008

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky recalled in North America

If you’re paying attention to details like release dates, then it’s likely that you’ve been expecting European-developed S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky to hit store shelves any day now. After all, publisher Deep Silver promised that despite the initial delay, the FPS/RPG is expected to arrive on September 5, 2008.
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September 2nd, 2008

System requirements for Mirror’s Edge released

The minimum system requirements for Mirror’s Edge, a first-person “action adventure” game, was released by EA during NVISION 08. Interestingly, the requirements are quite low for a new game that’s targeted to ship during Q4 2008 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
The specs you need to run Mirror’s Edge are the following:

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August 28th, 2008

Call of Duty 4 online muliplayer is 10 million strong

According to Infinity Ward director of communications Robert Bowling (aka Fourzerotwo), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s online multiplayer community is 10 million strong. This figure corresponds to the sum of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players. Unfortunately, Bowling made no mention of CoD4’s PC community and its contribution to the overall total.

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August 21st, 2008

Bioshock gets a release date for the PS3

After what seemed like an eternity, Bioshock finally has a release date for the PlayStation 3. Mark your calendars, PS3 owners, because the critically-acclaimed FPS/horror game is coming in North America on October 21 and internationally on October 24.
Interestingly, Bioshock’s PS3 version comes with new content. This includes the Survivor difficulty mode, and Trophy support, […]

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August 20th, 2008

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky goes gold, gets delayed

We have good news and bad news. First, the good: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky has finally gone gold. As for the bad—the PC exclusive is going to be released a week later than the originally announced date. From August 29, the Shadow of Chernobyl prequel is coming on September 5 instead.
Does a week’s delay really matter […]

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