Matrix Games and Koios Works announced this morning that are currently developing a new title in the Panzer Command series of 3D tactical wargames. In Panzer Command: Kharkov, players step back to the early days of May, 1942 as both the German and Soviet armies prepare major offensives focused on the same place – Kharkov. Panzer Command: Kharkov is scheduled for release during March, 2008.
EA released the 1.3 patch for Medal of Honor: Airborne. The patch is huge at 1.073 GB's and, oddly enough, is an incremental patch. So you must have the large 1.2 patch
installed as well.
Download the Medal of Honor: Airborne 1.3 patch.
GamersGate announced this morning that Frontlines: Fuel of War has been launched and is now available for direct digital download on GamersGate. The launch is part of the extensive PC digital distribution partnership GamersGate has signed with THQ.
Mike Bowden interviewed Derek Littlewood of Free Radical Design
about their upcoming title Haze, due to be released in May exclusively for the PS3. Free Radical is known for its TimeSplitters series, first-person shooters with a cartoonish style and relaxed tone.
Read the interview.
COR Entertainment has released version 7.0 of their free online first-person shooter Alien Arena 2008. This game is powered by the CRX Engine, used by Quake II, and is described as being very similar to Unreal Tournament and Quake III in gameplay. It features six game modes: Capture the Flag, Deathball, Team Core Assault, Team Deathmatch, All Out Assault, and Cattle Prod. Alien Arena is designed as a multiplayer game - but does include a single player mode - and is available for Windows and Linux. Give Alien Arena a try, it won't lighten your pockets any.
Download Alien Arena 2008 v7.0.
Having dive-bombed off the radar for quite some time and have rumoured to be unleashed in the summer of '06 - Huxley is back in town. For the unaware it’s a massively multiplayer shooter set in a mutant infested post apocalypse.
It will see daylight in Webzen's native South Korea first, and then undergo a 6 month localization to get it ready for North America.
GamersGate announced today that Galactic Command Echo Squad SE – Episode 1 is the latest title to hit its direct download service.
Galactic Command – Echo Squad SE features exciting and deeply engaging gameplay which takes space combat fans old and young back to the early days of the genre. As the wing leader of an elite squad of combat pilots, the player takes part in an engaging storyline in mankind's battle for survival and supremacy.
We're not sure about this one, it's just a rumor for now. But we do know that Capcom said their big shooter was set for a release this year. It's still early in the year, so they could push it back...but not according to EGM and PSU magazines.
October sounds nice, but why not step it up to August, or maybe June. You know, just so we can get Gametrailer's top anticipated game of the year earlier and enjoy it like we did Resident Evil 4.
and EA have released the 1.2 patch for Crysis. This cumulative patch contains a range of optimizations, fixes, tweaks and new features. It doesn't seem that this great game will be running out of gas anytime soon.
Download the Crysis 1.2 patch.
SouthPeak Games has announced that Fuzzyeyes Studios’ “Edge of Twilight” will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in 2009. The game is currently under development at Fuzzyeyes Studio, using the Unreal 3 Engine under license to Southpeak.
Codemasters today announced that it's developing Damnation, a new shooter/action game that is coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in late 2008.
Crytek's "Crysis Weekly Update #6" detailed that their latest patch (v1.2) is in fact ready for distribution but just needs to jump the last hurdle before going live.
Apparently these patches from the developer will not only include bugfixes and balancing but will also encompass new features for the game taken from communities' "most wanted list of improvements." Cheat protection is also a high priority they say.
The PC version of The Orange Box was announced to be getting the splits by Valve and would reach stores by March, that's changed to April now and there's still no word on the pricing.
The Orange Box includes Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2. Great news for those gamers wary of digital distribution and still prefer a good disc in the hand.
Game retailers have recently been increasing the pre-order wars by offering incentives like free Microsoft points or exclusive content in-game. Now HMV declare that pre-ordering Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 with them will net customers two exclusive weapons to be used in-game.
Will gamers have to worry not just about platform but also retail exclusives now?
At the Morgan Stanley conference in California Bobby Kotick was discussing a number of things but one item in particular has caught the ears of the rumour-mill. Could Activision which soon merges with Blizzard be working away to bring the Call of Duty shooter to a massively multiplayer audience?
This teasing morsel was outed when talking about the success of Guitar Heroes and the Blizzard-backed expansions planned for the game.
Director Uwe Boll has attacked Steven Spielberg calling the legendary director 'sloppy', Boll goes on to polish his brass pair by prophesising the latest Indiana Jones film will turn fans off so much they'd go see his creation instead.
Even the acclaimed Schindler's List and Sir Ben Kingsley don't escape the man’s tirade as he feels his act as a Nazi in the upcoming 'Postal' movie beats Sir Ben's performance with ease.
Ubisoft have unveiled four new ways to investigate about your targets marked for death in the PC version of Assassin's Creed. While the next-gen version had eavesdropping, pick-pocketing, interrogation, assassination and flag collection they've decided to increase the variety.
Now they'll be rooftop races, escorting creed members, the destruction of merchant stands and archery assassinations to aid Altair with information about his primary targets.
EA has not confirmed any such release of Crysis on the next-gen consoles but has stated that the CryENGINE 2 is running on the Xbox360 and PS3.
PSW claim that the port to the PS3 won't be an identical clone of the PC version and will include content from the upcoming sequel, new environments, weapons and enemies.
Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, has revealed that Guns of the Patriots has had content cut and a lot compressed to fit the enormous game onto the Blu-Ray disc. So serious is this space issue that the Japanese voiceovers will not be available to European or North American versions and vice-versa.
In defence of the Blu-Ray discs, they will have to hold both MGS4 and Metal Gear Online which will see its beta launch in late April.
The latest client files for the free first-person shooter Warsow has been released. This game uses the QFusion engine, which itself is based on the Quake 2 engine, and features single and multiplayer modes. It has a very clean cel-shaded, cartoon graphical style. This version cleans up some bugs and adds some new features, such as the ability for WarsowTV to play back demo's.
Download Warsow 0.42.