Gaming News October 2006

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Eidos Celebrates with Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Eidos :: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Eidos Interactive Ltd., one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, today confirms that the next Tomb Raider game will be entitled Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary and is set for release on PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PC in 2007.

The Anatomy of an Action Horror Game
Futurelooks :: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve concocted our thoughts on what makes up the backbone of most Action Horror Games. This general guide steps through the key components of todays Zombie or Grotesquely deformed being infested Games and what makes them a scream.

pymReview, Company of Heroes
Bjorn 3d :: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
In July, I made a top 10 list of upcoming games, predicting this game will bring wonderfull news to RTS gamers and set a new threshold for this genre. Well, looks like I was right!

Next Gen Gaming- Why the Stats Don’t Matter
XYZ Computing :: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
With the next console war about to take place there is rampant chatter about their every aspect, from design to price to performance. One of the most interesting areas of discussion has had to do with the technologies inside each of the systems. This is the case because of the large disparities in technology between the Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii. While the gear inside a console certainly has an impact on the playing experience, many writers are putting entirely too much emphasis on these specifications. If other head-to-head system competitions, like the PSP versus the Gameboy DS, have taught us anything, it is that technology is not always a determining factor to gamers.

Game Components Then and Now – Part 2
Driver Heaven :: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Welcome back! Last time we took a closer look at how stories and storytelling evolved through the years. This time we’ll take a look at something more interesting – the graphics. This subject can be both insanely interesting and dauntingly boring depending on the way we look at it. For this article we’ll try to avoid the boring technical terms and look at the changes from a more relaxed perspective, so expect lots of pictures and possibly even more observations.

Top Ten Tips to Surviving an Action Horror Game
Futurelooks :: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Zombies to the left. Zombies to the right. Boss directly ahead. Sounds like you’re screwed. How the heck did you screw up? Well, if you used our top ten tips, you’d be in a much better situation. Check them out and apply them to all your Horror / Action adventures!

2K Sports Announces Larger-Than-Life Baseball Action With ‘The BIGS’
2K Sports :: Tuesday, October 31, 2006
2K Sports Throws Big-Time Heat With New Extreme Addition To Major League Baseball Lineup

New Crysis Video!!
Hard OCP :: Sunday, October 29, 2006
This new video showcases many new Crysis gameplay features and gives a very detailed look at the environments and outlines the story line as well. I think many companies are counting on Crysis as being “the” title to truly kick off DX10 and Windows Vista while being an exciting motivation for more enthusiasts to upgrade their hardware. To put it in technical terms, it looks like the upcoming Crysis is going to kick some serious ass.

Gothic 3 (PC) review 
Driver Heaven :: Sunday, October 29, 2006
“Older RPG players will remember that about 10 years ago buying a cRPG meant getting a box filled with goodies. Besides getting the game and a 10lb manual (not exaggerating by much here as some manuals had over 300 pages) the buyer often received items like cloth maps and figurines. With the years and the switch to DVD box sizes such extras became sparse and today getting anything more than a 10 page manual is rare. For people who liked all those maps and lore books that were also a common extra item this would be a sad time if it weren’t for collector’s editions (CE) of games. These editions usually deliver similar items as the games of the past. When opening a CE box there is an added thrill of laying eyes on cool collectables that users who purchase the regular version don’t get.”

Shadowrun: Breaking Down the Wall 
Bytesector :: Sunday, October 29, 2006
“In early 2007, Shadowrun will be available and Xbox 360 gamers will be joined for the first time ever by PC users in the online Xbox Live environment. According to John Howard, a member of the FASA Interactive team at X’06, there are a lot of seemingly insurmountable obstacles that have prevented an interaction between PCs and consoles. Before FASA Interactive’s Shadowrun, no company had even made a solid attempt – which makes this first-person multiplayer shooter a real trailblazer. ”

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Screenshots
Tech FEAR :: Sunday, October 29, 2006
Blizzard recently moved the release date of the World of Warcraft expansion to January 2007 to give testers more time to find problems. techFEAR is a participant in the closed beta and offers a few screen captures to help tide players over until the expansion hits the market.”

2K TO DISTRIBUTE FOUR PC TITLES VIA STEAM
Valve Software :: Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Premier 2K Strategy Games Available This Week on Leading Online Distribution Platform


Gears of War Gallery
Think Gaming :: Monday, October 23, 2006
With all of the excitement for Gears of War we have put up a gallery of screenshots! Check them out to see what the gameplay is like and what you should expect from the game. Stay tuned for more additions to the gallery in the last weeks before the game is released!”

Pirates of the Atlantic PC Game Review
DragonSteel Mods :: Monday, October 23, 2006
” Avast ye matey, Thar be Pirates off the port bow! Today for review I have a very cool little game from our friends at VGSmart and Kristanix, it is called Pirates of the Atlantic. This game is really fun to play and can be quite an addictive way to pass the time. The basic premise is to shoot the pirates that are attacking your fortress. By destroying the pirates you can earn gold to buy upgrades like more life, more balls, more damage, and ball speed. ”

A First Look at Call of Duty 3
Bytesector :: Monday, October 23, 2006
“Once a year, Microsoft holds a gaming event so big that only the best of the best are invited. On Wednesday, October 18, 2006, X’06 took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and all I can say is WOW! One of the games being showcased by Activision is the long awaited Call of Duty 3, the sequel to Call of Duty 2. Naturally, being an Xbox 360 event, I got to play Call of Duty 3 on an Xbox 360. No holds barred, this game blew me away. ”

Gothic3 Game Review
Technic 3d :: Monday, October 23, 2006
“Gothic3 from Jowood/Deepsilver comes into the Editorship from Technic3D. Ready for the third battle? See you in the following Review.”

Coffee Tycoon Review 
DragonSteel Mods :: Monday, October 23, 2006
” You like coffee? You like sim games? Ever dream of owning your own Starbucks? Well here is your chance, sort of… With Coffee Tycoon from Trisynergy you can create, own and run your very own coffee store and never have to worry about sleep again! Really though, Coffee Tycoon is a sim type game where you get the chance to run your very own coffee shop, and build it into an empire of coffee shops all over the place, sounds familiar huh?! Well read on to check this game out… ”

A First Look at Gears of War
Bytesector :: Monday, October 23, 2006
“You might need to bring a towel to wipe off the blood and gore splattered around in Gears of War, but that won’t bother you for long. At X’06 Canada this year, Bytesector had the privilege of getting a sneak peek of Epic Games’ new masterpiece. It was messy, but not in a “my kitchen needs cleaning” sort of way–more like a wild work of art with grit, blood and dirt as the medium. It looks as though Gears of War is going to live up to the massive amount of hype and momentum it has already given way to, and Epic’s Art Director, Jerry O’Flaherty agrees.”

Just Cause and ParaWorld Demos Now Available 
Game Pyre :: Monday, October 23, 2006
Hello everybody we now have the Just Cause And ParaWorld Demos Available for your downloading and gaming pleasure!!!!

Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins (PSP) review 
Driver Heaven :: Monday, October 23, 2006
“It’s been over twenty years since the original Ghosts ‘N Goblins first made an appearance in the arcade scene, and after all this time Capcom decided that they would bring back this medieval side scroller with the release of Ultimate Ghosts ‘N Goblins on the Sony PSP. When the Princess Prin Prin was captured, it’s up to the legendary knight Arthur to overcome a whole slew of inventive monsters on his heroic quest. Featuring a revamped item system, tons of new battle weapons, and three difficulty levels to choose from, Ultimate GNG on the PSP is a satisfactory remake of a classic game.”

Midway announces new Mortal Kombat website for the release of Armageddon.
Sony :: Monday, October 23, 2006
Now you can Find Your Fatality, send a Death Diss, check out exclusive assets and more at www.kreativekilling.com

A First Look at Call of Duty 3
Bytesector :: Monday, October 23, 2006
“Once a year, Microsoft holds a gaming event so big that only the best of the best are invited. On Wednesday, October 18, 2006, X’06 took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and all I can say is WOW! One of the games being showcased by Activision is the long awaited Call of Duty 3, the sequel to Call of Duty 2. Naturally, being an Xbox 360 event, I got to play Call of Duty 3 on an Xbox 360. No holds barred, this game blew me away. ”

CAESAR IV Demo And New Patches
Game Pyre :: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Hello everybody we now have the Caesar IV Demo And New Patches as well as many other game patches for todays latest games.