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Crysis & Crysis 2 to be affected by GameSpy shutdown

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Crysis & Crysis 2 to be affected by GameSpy shutdown

GameSpy's online services will be shut down on May 31. Some publishers are actively finding a way to make their multiplayer games work. For example, older Battlefield games will continue operating, as will Arma. Developers like Capcom and Epic Games are planning workarounds. But, one franchise's legacy games will close its online doors come May 31: Crysis.

Read more: What other publishers are ready? »

"It actually has a lot of great elements, but the basic combat in Crysis 1-3 is a miss for me in ..."
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Warface launches on Xbox 360 on April 22

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Warface launches on Xbox 360 on April 22

Crytek's free-to-play shooter Warface will officially launch on Xbox 360 on April 22.

The PC version has already amassed a significant community, with 25 million users registered. The Xbox 360 version will be free, but will require a Live Gold account to play.

Read more: Daily co-op campaign missions »

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Warface reaches 25 million registered faces

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Warface reaches 25 million registered faces

Free-to-play shooter Warface has hit 25 million registered users, Crytek has announced. The impressive number comes mostly from the worldwide figures for the PC version, which began rolling out in 2012. The Xbox 360 version just recently launched its beta.

Read more: "We'd like to thank Warface players everywhere for their support" »

"it's a very generic PvP/Coop ..."thing", classes have restricted weaponry and are about as ..."
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Warface Xbox 360 open beta now underway

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Warface Xbox 360 open beta now underway

Warface is enterting open beta on Xbox 360 today! Wait... this story sounds familiar. Yes, Crytek had previously announced that Warface was launching its open beta, but it turns out that it was actually a limited beta. Today, Warface officially goes into open beta without any further delays or caveats.

Read more: The open beta's features »

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CryEngine to offer subscription for $9.99/month

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CryEngine to offer subscription for $9.99/month

Unreal Engine isn't the only tool offering indie devs cheap monthly access. Following this morning's announcement, Crytek has also revealed that it will be offering a monthly subscription option for their CryEngine.

Beginning in May, indie developers will be able to access the full version of CryEngine for a monthly subscription fee of $9.90 per user. According to Crytek, it will be "royalty free," making it significantly cheaper than Epic's offering.

Read more: CryEngine's free SDK still available »

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CryEngine to fully support Linux

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CryEngine to fully support Linux

Crytek has confirmed that CryEngine now has "full native Linux support." A demo of the engine running on the open source OS will be presented at Game Developers Conference next week.

Read more: What Linux support means »

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Warface gets two new game modes on PC

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Warface gets two new game modes on PC

With a title like Warface, you'd expect Crytek's multiplayer FPS to be all about obliterating your enemies and obliterating them in the face. But a new PC update shows that this game is about more than just killing other players in the face. There are, in fact, other objectives.

Watch: Tower Raid mode in action »

"Tried playing this for an hour once, it was really really REALLY bad."
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Ryse: Son of Rome challenge editor plans scuttled

Ryse: Son of Rome challenge editor plans scuttled

Ryse: Son of Rome was slated to receive a challenge editor for its co-op mode, but those plans have apparently been scuttled. Microsoft says it has instead decided to focus its efforts on updates and add-ons, rather than providing an avenue for user-generated content.

Read more: "We have decided to cease development on Ryse: Son of Rome's challenge editor" »

"Exactly. It's the same thing they did for Forza - put out a game with a third of the content of ..."
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Ryse on sale at $40 as new multiplayer DLC nears

Ryse on sale at $40 as new multiplayer DLC nears

Ryse: Son of Rome may have been one of the big shiny exclusives at the heart of the Xbox One launch lineup but, well, it wasn't all that great. To stir up a little interest as it continues its DLC plans, Microsoft is running a week-long download sale bringing Ryse down to $39.99. It's also unveiled the second DLC pack, Mars' Chosen, which adds a new co-op Survival Mode.

Read more: Three maps to fight against waves of barbarians »

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Warface Xbox 360 open beta launches today

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Warface Xbox 360 open beta launches today

You there! Are you sitting there, passively, reading this story with your Newsface? Stop it. Crytek has announced a public beta for Warface today, allowing you drop your boring old face and adopt a much more exciting and altogether more belligerent face.

Read more: Full version to launch this spring »

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The Collectables is Crytek's shooty first F2P mobile game

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The Collectables is Crytek's shooty first F2P mobile game

Crysis creator Crytek has dabbled in mobile development before with last year's Fibble - Flick 'n' Roll, and now it's having a stab at free-to-play games. The developer today announced The Collectables, which, unlike that little puzzler, is firmly within Crytek's comfort zone of murdering soldiers using big guns.

Watch: The announcement trailer »

"Looks like a very neat game that will probably be a nightmare to play on a touchscreen device. ..."
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Ryse: Son of Rome review: one long fall

Ryse: Son of Rome review: one long fall

Crytek sure knows how to make pretty games. Ryse: Son of Rome is a feast for the eyes, with brilliant environments and detailed character models. But watching the game and playing it are two different things. Ultimately, its dull gameplay cannot come close to matching its awe-inspiring visuals.

Ryse follows the story of loyal Roman foot soldier Marius Titus, who works his way up the ranks of the fourteenth legion to become a high-ranking centurion. Along the way, he witnesses his family's murder and uncovers the conspiracy behind it, as he plows his way through armies of Britons. The rise of Marius is one of Ryse's few high points, as his character evolution is genuinely intriguing to follow, even if the plot takes a turn towards the silly at the end.

Read more: Repetitive combat, repetitive experience »

"oh my godddd it has one of my worst pet peeves -BREATHING INTO THE MICROPHONE. that shit is ..."
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Ryse: Son of Rome launch trailer takes one last stab at it

Ryse: Son of Rome launch trailer takes one last stab at it

There's really no way to sugarcoat this: Ryse: Son of Rome has not been getting particularly great buzz. But it is awfully pretty, at least, and the newly-released launch trailer shows off the visuals. If nothing else, it will be a showpiece for your shiny new Xbox One, right?

Watch: Brutal (pretty) death »

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Ryse: Son of Rome trailers show off environments

Ryse: Son of Rome trailers show off environments

The gameplay of Ryse may not have impressed, but boy is it pretty. Crytek's new action game shows off how wonderous CryEngine games will look on next-gen. Three new videos from Microsoft show off the various environments you'll hack, slash, and QTE your way through.

Obviously, being the Son of Rome, you'll see your hometown. However, the game will also take you through the ruins of York and the "haunted swamps," home of the Minotaur King.

Watch: Three places, three videos »

"What if I don't want to spend time with friends and family? What if I want to work more? What ..."
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Ryse: Son of Rome preview: pretty, boring

Ryse: Son of Rome preview: pretty, boring

Every minute of Ryse: Son of Rome features gratuitous, over-the-top violence. Marcus moves from shoving his sword into a soldier's throat, to cutting off the limbs of another hapless victim. It's so overwhelming, it's difficult not to get numbed to the gore on display.

Perhaps that's why--in spite of the gorgeous visuals and bombastic setpieces--the game ends up feeling boring over an extended amount of play. The combat system appears novel at first, but quickly becomes repetitive. Nearly every encounter goes as such: parry, strike, strike, execute. And every enemy slain demands elaborate execution animations, making their novelty die down rather quickly.

Read more: At least it's pretty »

"i knew the game didn't pay off after i watched it in E3!good gameplay but too much history for ..."
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