Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter has gone half off on steam dropping the already budget minded price for the bullet filled shooter to the lowly price of $7.49. If pure FPS action is your craze then this is your chance to get one of the finest.
THQ and NVIDIA today announced that Metro 2033, the upcoming first person shooter from 4A Games, will support a number of advanced DX11 features with the latest generation of DX11 graphics cards, as well as NVIDIA 3D Vision support. Metro 2033 will also feature advanced, hardware accelerated physical effects using NVIDIA PhysX.
Gamers with DX11 cards will experience advanced Depth of Field effects as well as Full Tessellation on character models. You can see the results on the official Metro 2033 Flickr Collection at http://www.flickr.com/photos/metro2033.
"Our engineers have been working closely with 4A Games to ensure that Metro 2033 takes full advantage of some of the spectacular effects made possible with the next generation of DX11 hardware," said Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President of Content and Technology at NVIDIA. "The 4A Engine is one of the most advanced game engines we’ve ever worked with, and with DX11 enabled, Metro 2033 is undoubtedly one of the best looking PC games of 2010. Combine this with NVIDIA 3D Vision and PhysX and you will experience mind-blowing visuals." (more...)
It was originally announced that Alan Wake would be coming to both PC and Xbox 360. It doesn't look like that's happening, as it was announced the PC version is getting canned. The reason, according to the publisher, was because Alan Wake is intended to be played on a couch in front of a TV for atmospheric purposes.
"Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen," Microsoft said. "We ultimately realized that the most compelling way to experience Alan Wake was on the Xbox 360 platform, so we focused on making it an Xbox 360 exclusive. Both Microsoft and Remedy have long histories in PC game development. This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform."
This is the second PC game to get dropped this week, the other being Dead Space 2. Not good at all.
[via Strategy Informer]
Square Enix has announced that Supreme Commander 2, created by Gas Powered Games, will be available on the PC March 5th, 2010 and the Xbox 360 March 19th.
"The partnership with Square Enix has been a highlight of my career," said Chris Taylor, Founder and Creative Director of Gas Powered Games. "I couldn’t be more proud of what the team has accomplished, as the game has continually exceeded all of my expectations throughout its development."
Larry Sparks, Vice President Brands PAL Region of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “Supreme Commander 2 has already achieved fantastic recognition across media and the RTS community winning E3 Best Strategy Game 2009 from IGN, 1UP and GameSpot. We’re thrilled to be working with Gas Powered Games to release a game that really pushes the genre’s gameplay and storyline expectations to a new level.”
Square Enix has also released new screens of the game. (more...)
Mark another game down for a March release. The PC version of Assassin's Creed II is landing March 16 in the US, Ubisoft confirmed earlier today. It will be the "director's cut" of the game, meaning it's getting bundled with the two DLC episodes for $59.99. Ubisoft also announced a "Black Edition," which will retail for $64.99 and includes some unspecified content.
Along with the SKU's, Ubi revealed the PC specs for the game, which are listed after the break.
At CES, we had the chance to get our hands on Razer/Sixense's new motion controller for PC, which to this point does not have an official name. These controllers are pretty sweet peripherals. Using magnetic technology, they have significantly more accurate accelerometers than Nintendo's Wii remote, meaning they don't require all the recalibrations the Wii often does.
We were able to play Left 4 Dead 2 using one of the Nunchuk-shaped devices, and it worked surprisingly well. The demo showed off a number of different ways in which the controller could be used -- as a standard mouse with motion functions (swinging it for melee attacks, etc.) to more motion-centric designs.
Koch Media today announced their partnership with bitComposer Games to distribute the forthcoming title S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat in the UK, Nordic and Italian markets, while also confirming that the game will be available to buy in those territories on February 5th 2010.
“After the distribution success we saw with S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky we are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our involvement with the franchise through bitComposer and Call of Pripyat” states Craig McNicol, Managing Director, Koch Media UK.
“We look forward to working with Koch Media and anticipate a very successful release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat”, says Wolfgang Duhr, Director of bitComposer Games.