E3 2008 News


Crysis Warhead: Deja Vu All Over Again

By Nick Breckon, Jul 17, 2008 1:40am PDT

If you want to play more Crysis levels without having to deal with all the cost of fresh-feeling content, you're in luck. Where to start? After thirty minutes of playing Crysis Warhead, I saw a couple new guns, some new particle effects, and a


"I'm all for more Crysis. I really did enjoy it for the most parts. The point is, they dropped ..."

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Empire: Total War is a Strategy Fan's Wet Dream

By Steve Gibson, Jul 17, 2008 1:25am PDT

Let me give you an idea of how absurdly detailed Empire: Total War is: the game accurately models buoyancy. Every musket ball is accurately modeled using the game's physics engine. The land battle maps are generated from NASA satellite imagery.


"definately way at the top of my wanted list, right next to Fallout 3. But overall, this will ..."

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Duke Nukem Trilogy Preview: Duke Heads to WW2, Apogee Talks Possible PC Release & DS Censorship

By Chris Faylor, Jul 16, 2008 11:28pm PDT

The conclusion of Apogee's recently-announced Duke Nukem Trilogy for Nintendo DS and PSP will see the beloved game icon thrust into World War...


"At first I thought this was a fucking horrible idea, but now I think about it, Duke Prequels ..."

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Guitar Hero World Tour to be Fully Compatible with Rock Band's Xbox 360 Instruments

By Nick Breckon, Jul 16, 2008 8:56pm PDT

Developer Neversoft has confirmed that Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero World Tour will be fully compatible with Rock Band's Xbox 360 guitars, drums...


"Apple supports their products just fine. On the other hand, how does the entertainment software ..."

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New Pikmin Game Confirmed

By Chris Faylor, Jul 16, 2008 8:09pm PDT

Nintendo is currently at work on a new entry in its gardening-inspired real-time strategy franchise Pikmin. "We're making Pikmin," acclaimed...


"I loved the limited amount of days, it made you really try to squeeze as much out of each day as ..."

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Resident Evil 5 Preview: Rock That Chainsaw

By Aaron Linde, Jul 16, 2008 6:55pm PDT

It's been a good few years for sequels—less of the radical changes and outlandish departures, and a more pronounced focus on making improvements where necessary while preserving what already functioned well. Resident Evil 5 is definitely among those


"Meh, i suppose for those gaming PC owners who don't have an Xbox360 or PS3 will be missing out ..."

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Dawn of War 2 Preview: A Radical Shift

By Nick Breckon, Jul 16, 2008 5:06pm PDT

Imagine a game that takes Dawn of War, mixes it with Company of Heroes, removes base building altogether and adds RPG elements. If you can paint that puzzling picture in your mind, you'll have Dawn of War 2. And this is no exaggeration.


"I think they're trying to capture some of what makes the tabletop game great and give fans of it ..."

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Chrono Trigger DS Hands-on: Blast from the Past

By Aaron Linde, Jul 16, 2008 3:19pm PDT

With such an extensive roster of remakes and revisions of classic titles both released and in development, it seemed inevitable that Square Enix...


"Yep, me too. The interface sounds much better than the SNES one too, can't wait."

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Borderlands Preview: Diablo with Guns, Looking Fun

By Nick Breckon, Jul 16, 2008 3:06pm PDT

"Oh, he's still sizzling," said a Gearbox representative. "Did he drop anything good?" Imagine Diablo in first person, with guns rather than...


"Pfft. Boarderlands? Sounds more like World of Hellgate Craft or Hellboarder Land Gate Craft. ..."

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New Xbox 360 Dashboard Screenshots Show Themes

By Aaron Linde, Jul 16, 2008 3:01pm PDT

Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb released new screenshots of the revised Xbox 360 dashboard, showing off various...


"I think I've seen Samsung ads ("game related" somehow - just don't remember which game they ..."

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E3 LucasArts Screenshots

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 16, 2008 2:24pm PDT

LucasArts doesn't have a very big lineup, but here are screenshots from Fracture, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Lightsaber Duels & Jedi Alliance.


"The Dark Forces / Jedi Knight series IMO went downwards since they switched to the quake engine ..."

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BioShock PS3 Exclusive DLC Detailed (Updated)

By Nick Breckon, Jul 16, 2008 2:11pm PDT

2K Games revealed new details on the exclusive DLC for the PlayStation 3 version of BioShock. The company has created "challenge rooms" that...


"I must have missed that, are they charging extra for the "bonus"?"

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Champions Online First Impressions

By Aaron Linde, Jul 16, 2008 1:16pm PDT

Well, shucks. I'm not much for MMOs—my last oft-played MMO experience was years ago with CCP's Eve Online (PC)—but Cryptic Studios' Champions Online (PC, 360) might change all that.


"Needs knockback and more immediate reactions, stat. Things (and people) should be flying all ..."

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Tom Clancy's EndWar Walkthrough

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 16, 2008 12:22pm PDT

Here's another video from Tom Clancy's EndWar (PS3, X360), Ubisoft's upcoming sci-fi strategy game. The video offers a walkthrough presentation of the game with developer commentary.


"I'm annoyed they showed off all these features but didn't explain how or why things were doing ..."

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Borderlands Detailed Live from the Take-Two Presser

By Nick Breckon, Jul 16, 2008 11:29am PDT

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford revealed more details on his company's upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter Borderlands today at the Take-Two press...


"Especially if the game offers huge, expansive exploration with vehicles like this game does."

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