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Saturday, Aug 23, 2008

Gold - Crysis Warhead

The Crysis Warhead Website announces that Crysis Warhead is gold, and Crytek's first-person shooter follow-up is expected in stores on its planned release dates (story) of September 16 in North America and September 12 in Europe. Crysis Warhead includes a new single-player Crysis campaign as well as Crysis Wars, an enhanced version of Crysis multiplayer play.

BF2142 & Facebook = BFF

Battlefield Website has word that a Battlefield 2142 Stats Facebook application is now live, so you can add your personal stats from the futuristic multiplayer shooter directly to your profile.

On Rage Multithreading

Carmack on multi-threading in id Tech 5 on has some quotes from the Rage presentation by id Software's John Carmack at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) where he discussed multi-core and multithreading support in the upcoming vehicular action game. How the game will offload rendering onto one core and game logic to another is described, as well as descriptions of a number of different threads the game will run, allowing some functions like AI to operate asynchronously from tick-based game state processes.

Steam Sales

Steam is offering another weekend sale. Through August 25 Beyond Good and Evil and AudioSurf are available for $4.99 each.

Project Origin Trailers

Two new GC 2008 Project Origin trailers show off more of Monolith's upcoming creepy F.E.A.R. sequel. The GC trailer #1 is posted on ActionTrip, AtomicGamer, and FileFront. The second clip is available on AtomicGamer and FileFront.

Saints Row 2 Movie

A new Saints Row 2 movie introduces another of the gangs in the upcoming open world action sequel. Today we meet The Ronin, arguably an ironic name for a gang. The NSFW clip is posted on ActionTrip, AtomicGamer, and FileFront.

Safety Dance

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

Out of the Blue

I held off today's post from last night to try to avoid burying last nights news too quickly, and I'm still trying to figure out how the late night updates work with the weekend. I was going to ask for opinions about that today, but already received a couple of unsolicited comments that suggest the wee hours update was missed, so I guess I don't need to ask (I'm not sure why I would imagine anyone favoring delaying an update). I think what I need to do is make sure evening updates don't go up so late that the morning updates don't follow immediately after.

Unburied Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Jane's Hotel.
Links: The 6 Most Depressing Happy Endings in Movie History.
Stories: French Police Shocked to Pull Over Blind Journalist Driving Drunk. Hooah! Thanks brother19.
Religious Man Eaten After Trying to Receive Blessing From Crocodile. Thanks brother19.
The Curious World of the Last Stop. I grew up near one that isn't listed (Flatbush Avenue).
Science: Fat into muscle - how to turn a beer gut into a six-pack. Thanks Neatorama.
Killer Carbs: Scientist Finds Key To Overeating As We Age. Thanks Boing Boing.
Fish Tale Has DNA Hook - Students Find Bad Labels.
Images: Lightning at sunset. Thanks nin.
Media: Limbo of The Lost - The Sing A Long Awful Ending.
Indiana Jones: Hero, or Killer? NSFW.
Californians Gather To Celebrate Annual Wildfire Tradition.
Follow-ups: Quantum Release Date Quagmire. Thanks nin.
Taito Considering Legal Action Against 9/11 Invader Artist.
Artist Pulls Controversial 9/11 Game Exhibit.
Teh Funnies: xkcd.
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