The Freedom: Soldiers of
Liberty Preview on PC.IGN.Com
offers impressions of IO Interactive's
upcoming game formerly known as Freedom: The Battle for Liberty Island. Here's
snapshot of the game's feel: "It's a simple game. Rainbow Six, this is not.
Soldiers of Liberty is about action and on your feet, seat-of-your-pants
strategy. It's third-person, and while players will command Joe Schmo the
plumbing military leader and order about a dozen comrades to their deaths, it's
always played from the back of the hero (no character jumping here).
Surprisingly, the console versions all play out very intuitively and benefit
most from the extra strategy and squad-based elements built into the game.
Essentially, three buttons command all orders to all men."
picked up some reports from some fan sites that some info has appeared in the
June issue of GMR Magazine where Jeff Green of Computer Gaming World reveals
what seem like pretty firm plans for a new MMO Ultima game. Here's a bit:
"For over a year now, Origin has been quietly woodshedding Ultima-X its new
MMORPG. And it’s going to surprise you. I can't say anything just yet except
maybe three quick words: Unreal Warfare engine."
Bonus Animals on PC.IGN.Com
offers downloads of a tool that will unlock 10
bonus animals in Impossible Creatures, making further critter combos in the
game, well, possible. The download is 1.5 MB, and they have posted images and
descriptions of the additional creatures, which include dolphins, horses,
kangaroos, and more.
- BF1942 Secret Weapons
Weapons Q&A on Computer and Video Games chats with Digital Illusions'
Armando Marini about the upcoming BF1942 expansion, learning more about how
little combat in this game will resemble that in the actual war.
Chaser Weekend Part 1 features a Q&A with Marian Suran lead
programmer on Chaser, Cauldron's upcoming first-person shooter who answers a
few questions about what to expect from the game in the first in a
three-part series. Included are three new screenshots.
- Majesty Legends
Legends Q&A on GameSpot speaks with Cyberlore's Jay Adan "to
get the first details on the sequel to Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom
- Etherlords II
II Q&A on RPG Vault is part one of their conversation with Oleg
Belaychook discussing Nival Interactive's upcoming Etherlords sequel,
describing how they hope to expand upon the strengths of the original game
in the follow-up.
- Syberia II
There's a Benoît
Sokal Q&A on Adventure Gamers talking about the upcoming Syberia
sequel, offering the answers to a bunch of questions, as well as some new
screenshots. They have posted an additional new
screenshot gallery here.
Enter the Matrix Preview
is based on playing with the PS2 version of the
imminent Matrix game that will also be released for the PC. They offer updated
impressions of the gameplay on tap, and background on how this game fits in with
the rest of the Matrix franchise: "The two main characters starring in Enter
are Ghost and Niobe. Ghost is the hardcore martial artist, and
Niobe is the sexy gun-slinging, car-driving badass. Both characters are kind of
secondary in Matrix Reloaded
, but they're the stars of the video game."
A. Sergoyan's mods page
downloads of Sword of the Perithia a total conversion modification for Morrowind
that apparently offers somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-80 hours of gameplay.
HomeLan Fed's Empires Mod
catches up with Justin Krenz to discuss progress on Empires
the upcoming Battlefield 1942 modification. Also, Beyond Unreal a pair of
conversations with Unreal Tournament 2003 modification teams, having posted a
Q&A on Red Orchestra
and another on Marble
- ABIT NF7 2.0 Mainboard and AMD Athlon XP Barton CPU on X-bit
- Eksitdata 3.5" Drivebay Rheobus on PCArena.net.
- Leadtek WinFast A300 Ultra MyVIVO Video Card on Digit-Life.
- Leadtek GeForce FX 5200 A340 TDH Video Card on Penstar.Sys.
- OCZ Gladiator 2 HSF on OcPrices.
- The cover of Computer Games Magazine
shows off Thief III, which is to be revealed further at this year's E3.
I'm off to attend a baseball game this afternoon, the first time in years. I'm
actually a life-long Mets fan, but I'm off to the house that Ruth built to see
the Yankees with a couple of buddies who have less heartbreaking taste in ball
teams than I do. Used to be you would avoid wearing a Mets cap to Yankee Stadium
to avoid being beaten up, but these days you do it to avoid those pitying