This press release
announces that GRID is now available in the US, offering the latest
installment in the Race Driver series for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3
Start your engines! Codemasters today announced that GRID has
shipped to US retail stores. GRID is now available for the Xbox 360 video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer
entertainment system and Games For Windows. GRID is an all-new race experience,
taking players on a world tour of intricately designed racetracks and courses
through Europe, the US and Japan. In addition to the exciting, ready-to-race
gameplay that gamers have come to expect from Codemasters' racing titles, GRID
incorporates only the most powerful racecars ever created - new and classic,
circuit and drift. GRID features the most detailed and destructible range of
courses ever included in a Codemasters title, challenging gamers with a wide
variety of racing styles - from official circuit challenges and drifting events
to road races and urban street competitions around the globe.
"Codemasters has a rich history of producing AAA racing games," said Dave
Miller, Vice President of Marketing. "GRID is turning out to be one of the
highest-scoring racing games the industry has seen in years (Source:
putting the 'racing' back into the racing genre, we've reignited what makes
people love these games."
Gamers can test drive the game by playing the GRID demo available from Xbox LIVE
Marketplace, PLAYSTATION Network and at
http://www.grid-game.com for the Games For Windows demo.
GRID is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB. For the latest on the game, including
the latest videos, go to
http://www.grid-game.com and sign up for driver briefings.
reports that Kwari is in receivership, as this "cash for kills"
first-person shooter has run out of cash, and has been killed. The game sported
an unusual free-to-play business model where player purchased ammunition, and
featured cash prizes for competitors.
The StreamMyGame Website
is live, offering technology to allow users to play games on remote Windows or
Linux PCs streamed from their home PCs.
Develop reports on a demonstration given by Intel of this during the keynote
at Computex, which can be viewed via
Word is this even supports demanding applications like Crysis and World of
Streaming software by StreamMyGame that enables the latest
games and software applications to be used remotely, was publicly demonstrated
for the first time today during the opening keynote address by an Intel
Corporation executive at one of the world's largest technology trade shows.
Online streaming of video and audio has radically changed the broadcast and
mobile industries re-inventing the way consumers purchase and watch media.
StreamMyGame takes this evolution one step further.
http://www.streammygame.com/ is a
community website that incorporates new streaming software that enables members
to play games and use applications when they are away from their PC. The PC
game's video and audio is captured in real-time and sent over the Internet to a
remote device. The keyboard input at the remote device is sent back to the PC
and used to control the game.
"We are entering a new mobile age where everything from video, audio, software
applications and games can be accessed and played on the move" said Richard
Faria, StreamMyGame's CEO. "Our members can play games installed on their home
PCs whenever and wherever they choose," he said.
During the speech given by Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney, Intel
demonstrated how a powerful Intel processor-based desktop PC hosting an intense
3-D game could be streamed and played remotely on a mobile device connected to
the Internet wirelessly without compromising the game-play experience. The
demonstration was made possible by the combination of powerful microprocessors
and a fast WiMAX wireless broadband network.
"The computer industry is going through a historic transition to mobile
computing," said Tim Sweeney, director, mobile WiMAX applications lab, Intel.
"WiMAX wireless networks will help people get connected and offer remote access
to their home applications and games, further improving their mobile
StreamMyGame is compatible with all Windows games from WoW to Crysis and members
can stream to both Windows and Linux including Ubuntu, Fedora and Xandros making
it the ideal complement for Intel powered MIDs, UMPCs, Atoms, EeePC and
Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare Website now offers a new patch to
update the wargame expansion to version 1.04, as well as a new demo for the
expansion, likewise updated to version 1.04. Word is: "This Strategic Command 2
Weapons and Warfare Expansion v1.04 Patch brings the normal load of
enhancements, bug fixes and editor updates to the table along with a new "Video
Acceleration" setting which should address the issue some people have had with
in-game scroll and unit selection speeds being extremely slow."
New patches are now available for Iron Man, updating either the North
American and European editions of the superhero movie tie-in to version 1.1.
There's a change log on the
America Forums and the patches can be downloaded from
Gamer's Hell and
The Patches Scrolls.
Carmack frees Quake on GamesRadar is a Q&A with the id Software Technical
Director about Quake Live, id's upcoming free shooter (thanks
Voodoo Extreme). Along the way he offers thoughts on Crysis, expressing an
interesting perspective from someone who has spent so much time exploring the
cutting edge of game engine technology:
Obviously, we have examples like
World of Warcraft that show how the PC can be viable and vibrant in its own way.
But in terms of first-person shooters, if you look at something like Crysis and
say that’s the height of what the PC market can manage, I don’t think that’s
necessarily that exciting of a direction for the PC to be going in the future.
With Quake Live, we hope that there’s an opportunity for people who’ve never
played shooters to give this a try, and with that, the potential of actually
growing the PC gaming market. I still have a lot of a faith in simple gameplay
formulas - it might not be the game that everyone plays for three hours a day to
be the best at, but it’s something that offices, dorms, and schools across
America can have fun with.
Turbine announces the launch of a new content update for Dungeons & Dragons
Online: Stormreach, adding a new class and other new content to the D&D
MMORPG. The update is titled "The Way of the Monk," in honor of the new Monk
class it introduces, and other new goodies include new landscapes and three new
adventures, new raids, and additional solo adventures. The update also adds a
memorial for Gary Gygax, the D&D co-creator who recently passed away: "Set in a
wooded alcove near Delera’s Tomb, the adventure series Gary Gygax narrated, a
symbolic memorial site has been erected for visitors to pay homage to Dungeon
Master Gary Gygax."
Totem Games announces
Ironclads: American Civil War, a historical naval combat wargame (thanks
Gamer's Hell) described as "coming soon." The update includes a number of screenshots as
well as a description of the project, though that is a bit confused as it seems
roughly translated from the developer's native Russian. Here's a bit:
our studio works above creation of game for personal computers in English. Game
includes elements of various genres, as historical wargame, a naval simulator
and turned based tactics.
Current of time inside of game is broken into rounds. Within the limits of each
round in consecutive sequence the player and the computer opponent can realize
all actions possible within five minutes of real time for each of the ships.
During the moment of actions of the chosen active ship all other game units are
motionless. Time for decision-making is not limited.
Game locations of real scales are not divided into cells or hexagons. The
trajectory of movement of the active ship is determined by laws of physics
proceeding from speed, the sizes and the form.
follow-up on indications that the upcoming debut of the "Jace Hall Show" will
include "an exclusive trailer to the long-anticipated Duke Nukem Forever
game" (story). 3D Realms themselves fueled the fire of
posting in their forums, "This show may have landed the greatest scoop of all time in
the history of gaming… We shall see!" Subsequently George Broussard offered a
response to Shacknews wondering what all the fuss is about:
I have no
knowledge of any new trailer. I'd tell you if I did.
This is something we did for Jason months ago and it's not quite going to be
what you expect. We didn't want him unveiling the game at that point so the
piece was done as a favor for Jason, who we've known for 15 years.
I just don't want people getting too excited over this. The teaser trailer in
Dec was about all the teasing we'd planned on. We weren't sure when, or if, this
show would ever appear. I look forward to seeing what Jason did with the show. I
can promise you that the next time you see the game it'll be in substantial
Planet Unreal offers the patch
notes for the upcoming version 1.3 patch for Unreal Tournament 3, Epic's
shooter sequel (thanks Gamer's Hell). The list is quite extensive, and word is the patch
is currently undergoing testing, but no release date is projected.
Activision announces the Kung Fu Panda
Video Game has shipped for various platforms as a tie-in with the new movie
from DreamWorks Animation. A playable demo for the youth-oriented game is
available for those looking for a sample (story). There are full
details on the release in
this press release.
Mass Effect Matt
Atwood Q&A on Play.TM talks with the BioWare PR representative about the
PC edition of Mass Effect. Topics include changes from the console
edition, translating controls, expansion plans, the viability of the PC
format, and more.
A new version 1.4.07 Zu Online is now
available, updating IGG's MMOG. Hide the kids, they also announce an event is
underway they lovingly call "Playing Games to Get Bone," saying "players are
able to obtain lots of Bone and share in the happiness together."
I see a new trend in my junk mail folder: insulting spam. I see subject lines
like: "You look really stupid [username]" and "What a stupid face you have
[username]." Could that possibly work? I guess it doesn't really make sense to
try and get too far into the thinking of the spammers, but I this is a
particularly odd approach.