A teaser trailer for the newly announced title, Prey 2, has been released this past week. The trailer features an everyday airplane scene that goes horribly, horribly wrong. Prey 2 is being developed by Humanhead Studios, and published by Bethesda. Click the "see more" button to view the trailer. (more...)
Take a moment and ask yourself how much money you've really spent on PC gaming peripherals. Sans a high quality keyboard and mouse you probably didn't come up with a substantial amount, and for good reason. Gaming gadgets are a mixed bag. For every one product that delivers anything worthwhile there is a counter collective of misguided ideas and plastic doo-hickeys that fail to bring anything to the table. As a result 'innovative' gaming gadgets tend to go unnoticed, which in turn robs the noteworthy peripherals of their time in the limelight. Case in point, the Novint Falcon, a hap-tics based 3D touch game controller from Novint Technologies. There is one goal behind the Falcon. Allow players to interact with the virtual world in a way they have never before. Does the Falcon succeed or is this another gadget out of touch with its ambitions?
With the release of Fallout: New Vegas knocking on the doorstep of gamers everywhere with its Tuesday release date, I would like to give you a preview of what is to come in the newest installment of this epic series.
Futuremark Games Studio has released the Firepower weapons pack for Shattered Horizon on Steam. Firepower, which is free for all players, adds eight new weapons and three new grenades. To celebrate the release, Futuremark is offering Shattered Horizon for just $14.99 until Wednesday May 12.
"We believe players should be rewarded for supporting a game and that’s why we have released all our DLC packs for free," said Jaakko Haapasalo, Head of Futuremark Games Studio. "In fact for $14.99, the same price as 'that other map pack' released this week, PC gamers can now get the complete Shattered Horizon game, including both the Moonrise map pack and the brand new Firepower weapons pack, from a developer that puts players first." (more...)
StarCraft fans, rejoice! Blizzard announced yesterday that the hugely anticipated sequel, Wings of Liberty, will be available at retailers starting July 27 and directly from Blizzard itself shortly thereafter. The game has been in beta since February with a rather hefty update releasing just a few weeks ago, which included the custom map editor, achievements, and a number of other Battle.net additions.
"Thanks to our beta testers, we're making great progress on the final stages of development, and we'll be ready to welcome players all over the world to StarCraft II and the new Battle.net in just a few months," said Mike Morhaime, Blizzard CEO and co-founder.
Wings of Liberty will continue the StarCraft story arc, following Terran rebel leader Jim Raynor. The game will allow players to pick and choose the missions they run, creating a very customizable single-player experience.
A name and release date we already knew for Treyarch's next iteration to the Call of Duty series, but what we didn't know (for sure at least) was the when and where the game will take place. Gametrailers TV had their big reveal Friday night with the debut trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops, and while there were many hints indicating a Vietnam era war game, there were also some more modern elements thrown in than we expected. Take a look for yourself below.
For Gametrailer's breakdown of the trailer, hit the jump
That huge project InstantAction has been working on since the arrival of their new CEO Louis Castle back in July of last year has finally surfaced. Right now, within your browser, you can play The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.
Croteam's HD-ifying of the second game in the Serious Sam series is complete and ready for purchase for all you steam users out there. The game features better visuals, new additions to the original campaign as well as a co-op play feature and additions to the game's 16-player multiplayer. All this is available for a meager $19.99.
Hit the jump for a complete list of additions and features in this re-release.
Sorry to break it you, but Lorne Lanning, the creator of the Oddworld series, broke word to G4TV that the latest Oddworld game titled "Oddworld Stranger's Wrath" has been put, as he so elegantly said it, "on the shelf." This comes after the next game was originally announced by Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun oh so long ago.
Lanning's explanation for the hold was given as follows: "There's a lot of shakeup going on [in the gaming industry], and in that turmoil, we didn't really want to put the Oddworld brand out there in the middle of it."
So far the series has enjoyed three installments across multiple platforms with the latest being one of the premiere launch titles for the original Xbox. If you're a veteran of the series, this news may come hard to you. If you're a new prospect then there will be a chance to play the game via Steam when the titles make their way to the platform as the Oddbox collection later this year. Then you can also be sad to hear this news. If you want to play some Oddworld right now Steam currently has a two game package available that contains Oddworld: Abe's Exodus and Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee for a cool Benjamin.
Steam has another awesome sale on another great game. For a limited time you can get your hands on Ion Storm's innovative master piece Deus Ex (in addition to its less stellar sequel Invisible War) for the pittance of $5.
Featuring innovative gameplay and a deep, rich narrative Deus Ex is a masterpiece right up there with the likes of Half-Life. There are numerous ways you can play the game and so many distinct paths you can follow to make each playthrough unique and memorable. You'll have to deal with the game's somewhat fussy and antiquated Unreal engine but the experience is well worth the trouble so check it out.