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If you’ve ever wondered why hollywood carries on creating massacres of your favourite video games, this chart explains it in pretty easy to understand bar charts. Bare bones is they may be bad, they may be critically panned, but the important thing is, they make money. Uwe Boll is the odd one out but you can find out more on why he continues to makes films here. Original @ Flickr
Minecraft is a curious PC game developed by the lone developer ‘Notch’. At it’s core it’s a game of building, mining and crafting. It escapes definition for any particular genre other than ‘open world’ and is very much a game of what you make of it, literally. And as I recently took the plunge in buying myself into the current alpha I thought I’d take the plunge with a little write up on it.
Before Dragon Age: Origins there was Dragon Age: Journeys. A highly polished 2D flash game from a new addition to the EA family; EA2D. Made as both an introduction to the Dragon Age lore and as a marketing tool Dragon Age: Journeys is a flash game well worth giving a shot. It has a lovely bonus in giving you items for use in Dragon Ag: Origins too.
Crytek designer Pascal Eggert talks to ‘The Firearm Blog’ about gun design within games. It discusses the compromises involved in creating something that is fun to play with and visually exciting, but also somewhat grounded in reality to help create immersion in game.
It’s Friday, so that can mean only one thing: Another free game for your playing pleasure! This week, we’ll be casting a look at Valve’s recently released shooter, Alien Swarm.
Overclocked PC Gaming Podcast has an interview up with indie developer Lukewarm Media about their upcoming class-based humans versus dinosaurs shooter Primal Carnage.
The Doctor Who Adventure Games are now available for purchase in the US on Direct2Drive. $4.95 for a bundle of both games, currently on sale for $3.70. Which is a steal. You can read our review of Blood of The Cybermen here DWAG @ Direct2Drive
First of all welcome to what I hope will become a regular feature here at Press X or Die. This weeks free game is the R* classic and the launch of one of the most successful video game franchises, the original and iconic Grand Theft Auto.
This week’s Famitsu magazine in Japan unveiled a flurry of new info regarding Capcom’s upcoming Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, the next iteration of their successful PSP franchise. We’ve got the info, as well as a link to the said scans, after the jump.
Have you ever wanted to make a game? But your lack of 3D modelling skills and knowledge of C ruined these plans. Well don’t fear, as long as you can write in prose you too can become a game designer. Inform 7 is a program for creating Interactive Fiction, like the old classics of Zork, H2G2, and other Infocom titles. (I’ll be honest, I don’t know of many, before my time mostly)
While I’d like to think that this is a serious error on their website, and that these folks can’t be serious, online retailer CoolShop.co.uk has listed this pre-order for upcoming Xbox 360 and Windows game Fable III for an astonishing £925. That’s a lot of moolah for a single game. I had to make sure that this couldn’t be a mistake.
Upcoming Square-Enix MMO Final Fantasy XIV has been dated for release on PC for September 22. Which strikes me as quite soon, and very bad timing for my university education. The PS3 version will not be released until March next year. I guess it’s easier to release to PC, fix all the bugs that will no doubt be around for the first few months of the game, then work that all into the PS3 release along with any optimizations.
Digital Distribution platform Steam is once again looking out for it’s customers. This time warning of the perils of sharks and summer sun, and helping you out by introducing great summer sales to give you incentive to stay inside.
Bing, the popular search engine rival to Google has been adding an increasing amount of features recently in their attempt to one-up the the search engine giant. Well with these content aware features comes a range of nice handy features for gamers.
Popular PS2 emulator PCSX2 has had a major update to version 0.9.7 at the end of last month (yeah I’ve known about this a week or so). PCSX2 allows you to play your PS2 games on your PC, and if your PC is up to the task it’ll let you run them in HD with added touches like anti-aliasing, save states etc.