Last week's update got lost in the demo release excitement so after a hiatus Human Head Studios' Chris Rhinehart is back with the weekly Prey update. Since the Prey went gold not much happened so Chris gives us a little background information on why they decided to make the demo rather big in content, but most important bit of information is the fact that there are plans for additional content, and maps in the works.
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An update on the official Ultima Online website reveals that with the acquisition of Mythic, the UO team will be teaming up with the creative folks behind Dark Age of Camelot and who are currently working on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Both development teams will work together to forge Britannia’s future and once the plans are finalized, announcements will be made, but in the meantime the in-game fiction cycle is put on hold.
TrackMania United is the complete TrackMania game, regrouping all the TrackMania games released until now and all their add-ons. The Stadium environment from TrackMania Nations, will benefit from a new version with twice more blocks, while integrating a whole new set of functionalities both for online and solo play.
The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes.
Strategic market research firm DFC Intelligence has released a new report talking a look at next gen consoles, in particular the impact of the PS3 on Sony's dominant position. With a price range at least $200 dollars higher than its competitors, DFC concludes that Sony may very well fall from first to last position if things do not go their way, also stating it has not seen anything to justify the price difference.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.
Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:
- Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm - Trailer #5
- Field Ops - Trailer
- Heroes of Annihilated Empires - Dev Diary #1
- XIII Century: Death or Glory - Trailer #3
- Rainbow Six Vegas [ALL] - MoCap Dev Diary
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
DropTeam is a truly Sci-Fi multiplayer tactical simulation of mechanized ground combat using a new groundbreaking and powerful 3D engine. DropTeam is all about fun, fast and furious tactical action – but not at the expense of realistic physics and a credible combat experience. This mp demo allows you to try out 1 scenarios, Ice Field.
Ahead of what we said earlier today, Xbox Live Marketplace is now featuring a playable demo of Take 2's FPS PREY, literally turns the FPS genre upside-down by introducing innovative gameplay elements such as wall-walking, gravity flipping, and portals that allow enemies to appear out of thin air.
The game gives you the opportunity to play through the events of the film - leading up to and following the break down of the heist - from the perspective of each character. You get to experience those parts of the movie that were only suggested, delve further into the world of Reservoir Dogs and find out what happened at the diamond store.
Codemasters today released the first major content expansion for its sci-fi and fantasy MMORPG RF Online. The new Giga 4.1 update is now available, free of charge, across all servers and adds a new multi-zone battle dungeon, new skills, ammo, chat system, upgraded crafting system and plenty more ...
Sony Computer Entertainment revealed today it had been ordered to pay an additional 27.9 billion yen ($243 million) in taxes related to transactions between its game unit and a U.S. subsidiary, and overseas transactions in its CD and DVD-making operations. SCEI said it would fight the order, but that either way it would not have a large impact on its group earnings.
Alten8 announced that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Oniric Games for its 3rd person shooter Project Xenoclone.
EA announced today that NASCAR 07 will feature NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Elliott Sadler on the cover. The longtime gamer has been heavily involved in all aspects of EA's NASCAR franchise since he joined the Cup ranks in 1999, including taking home the championship trophy from last years' EA SPORTS Drivers Gaming Competition in Bristol, TN, making him the perfect driver to showcase on the cover.
DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis! This demo allows you to check out an extensive tutorial as well as approximately 2 hours of gameplay with a large variety of worlds, equipment upgrades, and alien races.
Paradox Interactive announced that it will publish an addon to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. In Silent Heroes, previously known as Saboteurs, you take control of a special operations force during World War II.
Funcom announces that Age of Conan is entering the first phase of beta testing. The first stage of Beta will include people from Funcom’s QA Department and selected, experienced Beta testers under NDA. During the fall signs-up will be announced broadly, applications will be processed, and more external testers will be included in the Beta.
Blade Dancer is situated on a mysterious island, and has you play as Shane. While details are still slim, the game will have a crafting system where you can combine items to create your own unique objects, as well as a 4 player LAN and online multiplayer.
Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.5 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth (thanks Werner).
Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games. Two weeks later than initially planned it seems the Xbox 360 demo for Prey will finally be available on Xbox Live Marketplace this Sunday, 2nd July.
Graphically Ridge Racers 2 does not look much different than the original, but the sequel will feature a total of 42 circuits, 62 cars, and 3 new game modes Arcade, Duel and Survival. No mention of a possible online multiplayer mode, but people who pre-order will receive a Megamix music cd with all the favorite tunes from the series.
Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. This 3rd and last bonus pack includes more 3DSMAX source files for the buildings.
Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:
Developed by former Street Fighter II producer Noritaka Funamizu’s new studio, Crafts & Meister, Super DBZ promises fans and gamers incredible on-screen damage and an abundance of intense combos.
In order to keep the members of the Brazilian National Football Team entertained between matches, Atari and the Kempinski Hotel Falkenstein have provided a games lounge for the players where they can road-test a pre-release version of Test Drive Unlimited.
Boasting a new and innovative console-specific control scheme that allows novice players to enjoy the game’s signature strategy gameplay while giving expert strategy players the flexibility needed to engage in deeply complex battles. The Battle for Middle-earth II for the X360 will hit store shelves July 7.
by Andrew Hayward on June 30, 2006 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
With stages from all three classic arcade games in the series being included in the new portable collection, fans of the popular shooting series will have their hand-eye coordination tested, by using the DS stylus as their weapon of choice to shoot down everything from clay pigeons to aliens in the fun mini games of Point Blank DS.
Iron Lore revealed that it is already working on the first patch for its just released RTS game Titan Quest. While there is no pinned down release date yet, so far the developers have addressed several issues: character corruption on saved games caused by crashes, smarter (improved) inventory placement when you pick up Items, dialog windows closing when bumping NPCs, and improved multiplayer performance on 5 & 6 player games. They are also looking into various crash bugs and working their way through the collected data.
by Thomas Leaf on June 30, 2006 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War thrusts players back in time, 15 years before the events of Ace Combat 5, and reveals the events that led up to the last chapter of the franchise. Players will take on the role of a mercenary hired to fly for Ustio, a small country bordering Belka, and face off against rival pilots throughout the game.
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World picks up right where Dungeon Siege II left off with an all-new campaign mode, a new playable race, more items to discover and a brand new multi-class character development system. Dungeon Siege II: Broken World will require the full version of DS II.