Archive for August, 2008

30
Aug
08

Unreal Engine 4 Slated for 2012

Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, revealed Unreal Engine 4 will coincide with the next generation of consoles expected sometime between 2012 and 2018. The next iteration of the Unreal Engine is decidedly console focused. Continue reading ‘Unreal Engine 4 Slated for 2012’

28
Aug
08

The Godfather II ‘Debut’ Teaser Trailer

Electronic Art’s upcoming third-person action sequel The Godfather II, goes beyond the film’s story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960’s Florida, Cuba and New York.

According to the game’s storyline:

“After being promoted by Michael Corleone to Don of New York, players expand to new cities, as they build up their families through extorting businesses, monopolizing illegal crime rings and defeating new families in an effort to become the most powerful mob family in America.

To help players manage their empire, The Godfather II introduces “The Don’s View” which is a strategy meta-game that allows players to oversee the entire world as they grow the family business. Using the Don’s View, players will be able to build, defend and expand their crime rings, while keeping an eye on the movements and plans of the rival families. Players will also learn to master the business of organized crime by building a family of “Made Men”, hiring crew, handing out orders, and promoting their best men up the ranks.”

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26
Aug
08

Spore Has Gone Gold

It really is about damn time. After numerous delays and too many impressive showings to keep track of, EA and Maxis have finally announced that Spore is completely finished. The game will be hitting Europe on September 5 before heading to Asia and North America on September 7.

“We are so excited to finally get Spore into the hands of fans and players,” said Lucy Bradshaw, executive producer of Spore at Maxis. “The Maxis studio has had an absolute blast creating Spore, but the fun is just beginning. The most engaging stories are truly the ones people create themselves, and we can’t wait to see how players not only craft and explore the Spore universe, but hear what stories they have to tell as a result.”

As someone who has lost far too many hours just to the simple act of making new species in the Creature Creator, I can’t wait to actually be able to play this game. Finally, my fluffy, winged, cactus-like creation will be able to find a home amongst his own kind.

21
Aug
08

GTA IV Coming to the PC in November

Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto IV will be arriving on the PC on November 18 and November 21 in North America and Europe, respectively.

“We are very excited to be releasing the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “The whole team is dedicated to bringing an amazing gaming experience to the PC. The game looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can’t wait for people to play it.”

Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, the latest installment in the enormously successful Grand Theft Auto series features a painstakingly detailed and life-like city for players to explore; a rich, immersive narrative experience; an original soundtrack highlighting the cultural eclecticism of Liberty City; and newly expanded multiplayer just for the PC.

20
Aug
08

PC Specs for Far Cry 2

Ubisoft has released the actual PC specs for Far Cry 2 and while gamers were crying foul over how over the top the “leaked” specs were – the official ones are not that different in some respects. You will still have to have a decent system to run the game, but not a “super duper” gaming system like what was previously suggested.

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ or better

RAM: 1 GB

Video card: NVidia 6800 or ATI X1650 or better; Shader Model 3 required; 256 Mb of graphic memory

Media reader: DVD-ROM

Hard drive space: ~12 Gig of HD space. (TBD)

RECOMMENDED:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better

RAM: 2 GB

Video card: NVidia 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better; 512 Mb of graphic memory

Sound: 5.1 sound card recommended

SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS: NVidia 6800, NVidia 7000 series, 8000 series, 9000 series, 200 series. 8800M and 8700M supported for laptops.
ATI X1650 – 1950 series, HD2000 series, HD3000 series, HD4000 series.

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14
Aug
08

Gemma Atkinson For Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3

according to a recent press release, British soap opera star Gemma Atkinson will be lending her voice to the highly anticipated third installment in the Command and Conquer RTS franchise, Red Alert 3.

If you follow the soap opera scene overseas, you may recall that Gemma played the character Lisa Hunter on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and two spin-off series Holyoaks: Let it Loose, and Hollyoaks: In the City. If she still does not ring a bell to you, you may have seen her on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! or have perhaps seen her spreads in different media as a fashion and lingerie model. Continue reading ‘Gemma Atkinson For Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3’

12
Aug
08

Sierra’s Last Game is The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Would you like to hear a sad tale? It begins almost 30 years ago when a small video game developer named “Sierra Entertainment” was founded by a husband and wife team working out of their own home. A decade later, the company had been picked up by investors and created the groundbreaking King’s Quest, Space Quest, and Police Quest series, cementing them as leaders in the adventure game genre. By the end of the 90’s the company had grown into a full-fledged publisher of instant classics like Homeworld and Half-Life and its expansions.

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