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I’ve been keeping my eye on Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. It’s not on my purchase list right now, but it’s definitely on my rent-it-and-see list. The video below mentions that the game is about how well you work together with your teammates, and that this is more critical than individual ability. As well, it mentions objectives that, once gained, cannot be taken back by the enemy. That must be very satisfying if you obtain the objective, but very very frustrating if you’re denied it.
Anyway, here’s the video. Click the link below to see the HD version.
I’m still of two minds about Everyday Shooter, a PSN title coming to the PLAYSTATION 3 this fall. Some of the video looks cool, while other parts just look too trippy for me. I hope there’s a demo…
Gamespot has some videos of the 360 version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. This game is coming out for the PLAYSTATION 3 as well, so I thought some of you might be interested in this. It’s just crazy how many first-person shooters are comming out soon for the PS3.
Next up, IGN has a pretty good interview with the Harmonix folks about Rock Band. Of note, it looks like you’ll be able to sing with a headset as well as with the available microphone. So if you really wanted to, you could both sing and play guitar (or drums) at the same time, like Geddy Lee! As well, if you just care about drums, you can play through the game just on the drums. Or any other instrument of interest, for that matter.
Yet another WWII shooter, Medal of Honor: Airborne, is coming to the PS3 in November. Games Radar has an interesting interview with EA about the game. The whole idea of dropping out of the sky and choosing where to enter battle is interesting to me. Especially because it means that the single player campaign won’t feel so much like you’re on rails.
While on the subject of shooters, please note that while keyboard and mouse support has been confirmed for UT3 on the PLAYSTATION 3, no support has yet been voiced for PC – PS3 play. Check out this interesting interview with Mark Rein about UT3. Can’t wait for those mods!
And last up, N’Gai Croal doesn’t think that the PS3 is the reason for the delay of GTA IV. To sum up: Microsoft could have pushed Rockstar to release GTA IV without PS3.
Here’s a cool little video of The Eye of Judgement.
Everyone is comparing it to the holographic chess board where R2D2 and Chewbacca battle it out in Star Wars: A New Hope. But I don’t know. Without Han Solo there to make snide comments about Wookiees and limbs being torn assunder, it’s just not the same thing…
I am currently re-reading The Magic of Recluse for what must be the fifth time. I am blessed (or cursed, as the case may be) with a really bad memory. So when I read a book I’ve already read, it is still quite an enjoyable experience for me. I sometimes remember some of the main plot points, but often I just forget almost everything and reading an old book is like reading a new one. Anyway, this book is a fantasy book set in a well-thought-out fantasy realm. And the book, incidentally, is where I got the name “Blackstaffer” from.
So anyway. All this to say that I’m interested in fantasy related things.
I saw this preview of the Oblivion Shivering Isles expansion, and I got to thinking. Now that I don’t update HDBlog.net anymore, I’ve got more time on my hands. Why don’t I give this whole single-player RPG thing a try. Ages ago I tried Ultimate III (or was it Ultimate IV) on my Atari 800XL, and frankly I thought it was quite boring. But I’m a big fan of fantasy books, so maybe I’ll like a fantasy RPG.
From the preview below, and other things I’ve read and seen, Oblivion is supposed to be a pretty good game. Is there anybody reading this that played Oblivion as their first RPG, and enjoyed it?