Posts Tagged ‘futuremark’

But: Unstoppable Gorg Must Be Stopped

By Jim Rossignol on December 9th, 2011.


The chaps over at PCG spotted that there’s now a game-footage trailer out for Futuremark’s forthcoming tower-defence game, Unstoppable Gorg. The orbital pathing makes for an interesting uh spin (sorry) on the usual tower defence doings, but it’s nevertheless a bit of a shame that Futuremark’s next game wasn’t quite as ambitious as the ludicrous astronaut-shooter, Shattered Horizon. Unstoppable Gorg is due to land next year.
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Show Off: 3DMark 11

By Alec Meer on May 24th, 2010.

Coraltastic

I don’t have a DirectX 11 graphics card yet, and haven’t hitherto been moved to desire one. This trailer for the latest iteration of venerable (and oft-controversial*) PC benchmarking app 3DMark rather makes me want one, however.

Of course, the visual splendour to be found in an application dedicated to pushing high-end PCs to the absolute limit has about as much in common with the graphical capabilities of contemporary videogames as do olympic athletes, lumberjacks or men who can successful change a tyre to me. So it’s utterly futile to dream of playing in worlds that look quite as lovely as this. We’re a long way off PCs being able to generate scenes of this quality at 60 or even 30 frames per second. What 3DMark11 will be good for, upon its release in the third quarter of this year (why can’t people just use months?), is to wave your big digital willy around and see if anyone’s impressed. For the rest of us, admiring the oceanic footage below may well be enough.

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Z-Access: Shattered Horizon Footage

By Jim Rossignol on October 19th, 2009.


Astronaut deathmatch game Shattered Horizon, which I conveniently previewed for Eurogamer just here, has released a bit of footage. To keep those of you who can’t be bothered clicking the link in the loop: it’s a surprisingly good zero-g combat game between the survivors of the moon exploding, and I had a blast floating about on the beta. I wonder whether it lacks the complexity and wide appeal for genuinely longevity, but it’s definitely a fun game idea, neatly executed. Anyway, go check out Futuremark’s stylish game trailer below.
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Shattered Horizon On The, Er, Horizon

By Jim Rossignol on September 1st, 2009.


Shattered Horizon is a rather clever physics shooter from Futuremark – you know, those chaps who make benchmarking apps to gauge how buff your PC is. Their game, as it happens, is also about the high end PC, being tuned for Vista/Windows 7, and requiring DirectX 10 as a minimum. It’s a “multiplayer first-person shooter with unique freedom of movement and realistic zero gravity combat.” And that means fancy-shootin’ in the surrounds of orbital space debris: jet-pack spacemen with guns fighting inside the wreckage of the moon and various space stations, which is a premise I can dig. Zero-g combat could be ludicrously silly, or just rubbish, it’s hard to tell. Either way, the batch of new screenshots posted on the main site look fairly promising, while the teaser tailer (posted below) is frankly a bit dodgy. Apparently there’s a “technical beta” taking place right now, which suggests that, even though there’s no release date confirmed, the game can’t be too far off. We’ll bring you some more details when we see them spinning through the cold vacuum of the internet.
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