Valve's Gabe Newell not only shocked the press at the EA press event earlier today with the TF2 announcement, but also the fact that Half-Life 2 was coming to the X360 and PS3. Expected to be released at the same time as Half-Life 2 Ep2 on PC, the console version will include the original game, as well as the two first episodes, but not Portal or TF2. No footage or further details were given, but Gabe promised there will be more info in the months to come.
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Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.
Xbox Live Marketplace is now featuring a playable demo of EA's real-time strategy, The Battle for Middle-earth II. The demo features an introductory level; the first mission from the single-player evil campaign, which allows you to play as a Goblin or Elf; and a multiplayer map. Simply sign in to Xbox LIVE from the Xbox Dashboard to download the free demo.
Fight an all-out war for survival in the year 2142. EA and Digital Illusions are developing the next installment in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 2142, scheduled to ship worldwide this winter for the PC.
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:
- Mass Effect [X360] - E3 2006 Trailer
- Dark Messiah of Might & Magic - Singleplayer Trailer
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusader - Necron Wraiths Trailer
- Evidence: The Last Ritual - Trailer #2
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
EA has released mod tools for The Battle for Middle-Earth 2 allowing the community to create and mod their own content. This package includes 3DS Max 7 Autodesk plugin, a W3D Viewer, an Asset Cache Builder, as well as documentation and tutorials to get you started.
Earlier today EA held its Studio Showcase 06 where it presented its lineup for the rest of the year and beyond. Valve's Gabe Newell blew our socks off with the announcement that TF2 will be included as multiplayer portion with Episode 2, and even a full singleplayer game called Portal.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six makes its next-generation hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights.
Namco Bandai announced today that Tekken: Dark Resurrection for the PSP system has gone gold and will appear on store shelves nationwide on Tuesday, July 25, 2006.
Perimeter: Emperor's Testament, expansion pack to last year’s award-winning RTS, will feature all new & updated graphics, tons of new units and structures, a new soundtrack, and a total of 25 new missions.
Today Ubisoft reached an agreement with Atari and Reflections Interactive to acquire the intellectual property and rights to the Driver franchise, as well as most of the assets and all of the personnel of Reflections Interactive. The acquisition will be completed for a cash price of €19M ($24M US) and is subject to customary closing conditions.
Left Behind Games has added senior producer Kevin Hoekman to lead its product development teams. Hoekman has previously worked for Encore and Crave Entertainment on titles such as Freedom Force, Spellforce and Silent Storm.
In Company of Heroes gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic, and completely destructible, battlefield ever seen in a game.
TotalGaming.net and Nival Interactive announced a deal today to bring Nival’s acclaimed titles Etherlords, Etherlords II and Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul to Stardock Entertainment’s digital-distribution service.
Join Monkey D. Luffy in the chaotic battles we have come to expect from the Strawhat crew, but this time with even more adventures featuring an additional game-play mode and mini-game filled quests. Create ruthless pirate gangs by teaming up with the likes of Chaser and Buggy the Clown, and search for treasure in over 20 ocean maps.
EA today revealed six new games that are in development for the Nintendo Wii. EA's dedicated Wii development team is crafting six custom-designed titles including new releases from the Madden NFL, Need for Speed, Harry Potter, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, SSX and The Godfather franchises.
Ubisoft has released a v1.01 patch for the downloadable version, not the CD/DVD version, of Might & Magic V adding some new features, fixing bugs and crashes, as well as tweaking the game.
Eureka Seven Vol 1: The New Wave is a combat adventure featuring nimble, adaptable mecha called LFOs (Light Finding Operation). “Lifting” is all the rage with the youth generation. It is the ultimate sport enjoyed by those brave enough to ride the waves of Trapar particles in the sky.
Already revealed months ago, EA officially announced the development of its all-new RPG The Lord of the Rings: The White Council. The game, previously know as Project Gray Company, will feature an original storyline derived from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novels.
Sonic Rivals is a head-to-head competition between Sonic and his top rivals. Rip through tracks in some high-spirited single player and wireless multiplayer action against friends as Sonic returns in a whole new racing-platformer with classic 2D gameplay in true 3D environments for gamers on the go.
Rebellion, known for Sniper Elite and Rogue Trooper, has received the Most Improved Studio of 2006 award issued by the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an international event which recognises the achievements of the UK and European studios.
THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.
The next patch for World of Warcraft will include some significant new feature updates to player-vs.-player (PvP) gameplay – namely, objective-based world PvP and cross-realm battlegrounds. Read more for details on both new features ...
Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.
Bigfoot Networks today introduced the Killer Network Interface Card, offering gamers better ping times and experience more Frames Per Second (FPS) while they play games online - even on high-end gaming PCs with top-of-line graphics cards and other peripherals.
The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator.
Sony plans to make new 1GB and 2GB Memory Stick Duo Entertainment Packs available that will be bundled with an installer DVD, allowing you to install it on a PC, use an unlock code and transfer one of four Sony movies optimized for PSP playback from the DVD to the Memory Stick media.
Thrillville queue-jumps previous theme-park games with its access-all-areas pass to adventure and enjoyment, placing a fully interactive and customisable amusement park at your fingertips, allowing you to experience the joys of creating and playing within their very own theme park.
by Mark Crump on July 13, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology.
X-Men: The Official Game ties in with the upcoming movie X-Men: The Last Stand and provides the backstory. The new X-Men game, written by screenwriter Zak Penn and comic book writer Chris Claremont, lets you play as either Wolverine, Nightcrawler, or Iceman.