Thursday, July 20, 2006

Company Of Heroes

New WW2 Real Time Strategy made my Relic and THQ, the team behind Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. Company of Heroes puts right into the action of WW2 as you gain resources for holding strategic points which allows you to call in new troops and upgrade existing ones.
The main attraction of the RTS are the FPS-style graphics which change the way you look at an RTS. CoH includes destructible everything, so you can blow your path to victory! The unit AI is supposed to be smart and there is special roles for each player in team multiplayer.
CoH looks like an exciting upcoming PC game but there hasn't been much info released about the single player. We will keep you posted!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Ever heard of Test Drive Unlimited? Or the Test Drive series from the 80s? No? Well lots of exotic metal and hundreds and hundreds of miles of open road are the key selling points. I'm sold already. (at least until a demo is available!)

What sort of exotic metal exactly
? So far, they've announced the Saleen S7, a handful of Lotuses (Lotii?), some Lamborghinis, a few Aston Martins, some Spykers, a couple of AC Cobras, a pair of Koenigseggs (they're from Sweden, y'know), the Fords I mentioned earlier, and of course the Dodge Viper will all be driving at unsafe speeds around Hawaii, with other makes and models being announced episodically in the leadup to the September XBox 360 release (PC, PS2 and PSP versions following). The hottest, totally immersive car racing simulator, both online and off, where you set your own day, time, place and even the race rules, Test Drive Unlimited will revolutionise the racing genre. Both car and bike enthusiasts will enjoy the experience, visiting the most sophisticated dealers to take new vehicles out for a spin - whether to buy them after or not is your choice. All the options are real-world manufacturer specs, so you can build your dream-mobile for a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
The Challenge:
Choose from an astounding 360 multiplayer and solo challenges, including and online and offline total of 125 race challenges, 44 time challenges and 51 speed challenges, 40 club challenges and many more. If that’s not enough to satisfy you, design your own! Challenge gamers around the world to take you on in 8 player races or meet with 1000s of other petrol heads in the 24/7 online community to chat, trade and race.

The Vehicles:
Offering an unprecedented choice of the world’s most luxurious cars and bikes, Test Drive Unlimited features 90 of the most desirable vehicles on the planet, including Lamborghini, Ducati, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Shelby, Mercedes, Pagani, Koenigsegg, Saleen and Jaguar – each officially licensed. Additional vehicles will be made available via Xbox Live® Marketplace after launch.

The Location:
Explore over 1000 miles of Hawaii’s Oahu island paradise, where every metre of road, building and landmark is mapped out using authentic GPS data. From the volcano rises to the sun-drenched streets you’ll experience one of the most diverse and challenging terrains on the planet.

The Individuality:
Customise your avatar with an extensive choice of popular branded clothes and create your own unique look with a vast choice of hair styles, colourings and the ability to fine tune all the facial features. Personalise your car or bike with options from the actual manufacturer’s catalogue then boost each vehicle’s power with performance upgrades.

The Lifestyle:
Stack up the cash by winning races and completing challenges and go beyond racing by bagging yourself a fine crib in the hills and filling your garage with sleek, sexy models of automotive art. As you cruise around the island, admiring the landscape and seeking out new challenges, watch out for convoy missions to take on, hitch hikers looking for a free ride, and even girls to pick up.

The Showrooms:
Cruise into the classiest car and bike dealerships completely furnished to precisely replicate the manufacturers’ real-life showrooms, from the walls, to the carpet, to the floor plan. Purchase new rides, or take them for a free test drive. Every vehicle is rendered with incredible fidelity and boasts unrivalled interior details including full car functions such as radio, electric windows, horn and more.


A next-generation project by CryTek, makers of the dazzling FPS Far Cry. This game is running on the new CryENGINE 2 technology. The game is one of the the first announced to run on the advanced DirectX 10 architecture.
Some features include gorgeous and immersive graphics, amazing engine, stunning environment, weapon customisation, ability boosts (which will add some rpg elements) and facing off against giant alien robots.
Check out the screen shots aswell.

World In Conflict

This game is an RTS made by Massive. Some of its features include being that the multiplayer action flows more like a first person shooter, the graphics detail is amazing and it includes a full Single-player campaign along with the team based multiplayer.
It is a military based RTS set in present day Earth where the Soviet Union Still exists. When you play the game you get a specialty class like Infantry or Air which encourages team work. As the games continue you get a small amount of reinforcement points to buy new units. There is also many special abilities which can be unlocked or upgraded to.
E3 2006 PC Games
Here is a list of some cool games at E3 for the Pc.
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - MMO
Battlefield 2142 - FPS
Bioshock - FPS/RPG
Age of Empires 3: War Chiefs - RTS
Company of Heroes - RTS
Crysis - FPS
C&C3 - Tiberium Wars - RTS
Brothers in Arms: Highway to Hell - FPS
Civ IV: Warlords - Turn Based Strat
CivCity: Rome - Sim
Frontlines: Fuel of War - FPS
Haze - FPS
Huxley - FPS
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - FPS
Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - MMO
Medival 2: Total War - Strat
Rainbow Six: Las Vegas - FPS
Spore - Sim
Stalker - FPS
Prey- FPS
Splinter Cell: Double Agent - Stealth
Supreme Commander - RTS
World in Conflict - RTS
WoW: Burning Crusade - MMO
UT2007 - FPS
Warhammer online: Age of Reckoning - MMO
Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 - Sim