Gabe Newel, co-founder of Valve Software thinks gamers are smart people. In fact, he credits gamers as knowing more about making good games than the people who work for the game publishers. Newel is quoted in the latest Game Informer as saying, "It seems by and large that gamers are incredibly smart; the average gamer seems to know more about what makes a good game than the average person at a publisher."
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe sent Strategy Informer 17 new screenshots for Motorstorm 2: Pacific Rift, which releases exclusively for the PlayStation 3 on 28th October.
You can see all our screenshots here
Developed by Black Rock Studio, Disney Interactive Studios' award-winning development studio in Brighton, England, Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe.
Featuring never-before-seen, vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps in real-world quad locations, Pure delivers heart-pounding off-road racing unique to the genre.
Download the Pure demo
We've prepared another competition for Strategy Informer members! Codemasters
were kind enough to provide some cool prizes to pack it with. The prizes that we have are: Xbox 360 Faceplate, Statue, Keychain and a T-Shirt. They're all themed with the upcoming multi-platform RPG game, Rise of the Argonauts
The PlayStation Network was updated yesterday with WipEout HD, although many gamers are claiming that they are experiencing crashes and game freezing while playing the futuristic racing game online.
Members from the official European PlayStation forums
have done a bit of detective work, and discovered that the crashes are only happening to those people that have a large list of friends on the network, a number over 50 it seems.
The Motorstorm 2: Pacific Rift image gallery has been updated with 9 new screenshots here
You can also check out a new trailer which shows gameplay footage here
Strategy Informer has a Call of Duty 4 game server running with Before the Dawn mod installed on it. Those of you that have played this mod will know what it is about, and for those of you that haven't, well lucky you, you will get to experience it for the first time.
Codemasters today announced the forthcoming release of the first downloadable content pack for Race Driver: GRID
with the reveal of the '8 Ball' pack coming this autumn for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The premium 8 Ball pack is set to feature eight thrilling new cars to race and two new online events to compete in. Each vehicle is beautifully realised and was carefully selected as a thoroughbred racing car with a unique personality to deliver a stunning race experience.
SCEE has announced that WipEout HD will be released on September 25th for £11.99 in the UK.
about the North American release date earlier today, although at that time nothing had been confirmed about a European date. That was until now.
Look out for a review on Strategy Informer soon.
A price point for Wipeout HD was revealed
at the end of last week, and today Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced the official release date for the exclusive PlayStation Network title. It will be released on September 25th
Atari has announced that RACE Pro, the realistic racing simulation game that is exclusive to the Xbox 360, is to be released in January 2009. The months leading up to release will be used to ensure that SimBin is able to create a game of the highest possible standard.
There will also be a playable demo released on the Xbox Live Martketplace before Christmas, featuring online multiplayer and single player racing.
is announcing that the upcoming PlayStation 3 game Wipeout HD will be priced in the UK at £11.99, bargain. Release information for other markets including the United States has not yet been announced, although it is expected soon. The game is currently expected to release late September 2008 and will be available via the PlayStation Network.
Ok it's time for a new competition! We've managed to get approval for 5 free games from GamersGate for this competition. Hence, the winner of this competition will get to pick any game from GamersGate of his/her choice. They got a lot of great up to date games over there so be sure to check them out.
505 Games have released another demo
for Death Track to give players a taste of this extreme racer. The demo includes two cities – Bangkok and Paris – and three unique upgradeable cars to choose from.
We aren't sure what difference this demo has to the first demo
that was released for Death Track, although we did contact 505 Games to find out but they were not sure either.
This new one is 100mb bigger, so it probably has extended content.
The Midnight Club: Los Angeles image gallery has been updated with 21 new screenshots.
To celebrate the launch of the game on PC DVD-ROM our friends at SEGA have given us 5 e-GeForce 9600 GT 512MB graphics cards to give away. These high-spec graphics cards from EVGA feature NVIDIA® SLI™ technology, next-generation superscalar GPU architecture and full Microsoft® DirectX® 10 shader model 4.0 support.
For those of you that haven't picked up a copy of Burnout Paradise for the PlayStation 3, Criterion Games are expecting to launch the game via the PlayStation Network for $29.99, and will contain all the free contain that has been released since the launch of the game.
Psyonic Studios today announced that Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, an arena-based online vehicle sports game for the PlayStation Network that brings anitmated vehicles in sport-like gameplay.
The game features vehicles with incredible physics-based maneuverability, including boosters for launching high into the air or accelerating at break-neck speed on the ground. In the air, cars can roll, flip, jump, dodge or spin. In this team-based soccer-inspired game, the vehicles maneuver to perform breathtaking saves, awe-inspiring shots on goal, and gruesome demolishes of opponent cars. These abilities, combined with the players' own creativity, create a unique and thrilling experience every time.
Criterion has pushed back the up-coming Burnout: Paradise patch from August till September.
This new patch is set to introduce Motorbikes for the first time ever in a Burnout game.
The Midnight Club: Los Angeles image gallery has been updated with 10 new screenshots.