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Features, Opinions & Interviews
Interview: Splash Damage – What went right and what went wrong with Quake Wars, and what’s next for the plucky Brit studio (“plucky” and “Brit” must always be said together. It’s the law.)
On PC piracy – Stardock’s thoughts, Kieron’s analysis
Retrospectivish: Aliens Vs Predator 2
Carmack and 3D graphics. Cleverthinks megatalk.
Jim plays Starcraft 2. Looks smug.
Epic and the PC. Unreal engine for console.
The Polish journalist asks difficult questions. Soulstorm dev squirms. Comments thread interesting.
Project Origin. The sequel to F.E.A.R.
Hulk comes to PC! STRONG!
Braid Video Preview. Rewind!
Lego Indiana Jones
Starcraft 2: The Zerg, zerging
Death To Spies
Salvation – Nothing to do with…
Blackstar – Space MMOage, in-ship and on-foot
Postal: The Movie – 9/11 gags ahoy from Uwe Boll
Alpha Protocol – Obsidian’s super-spy RPG
Aliens: Colonial Marines – Uh-oh: quick-time events.
Mirror’s Edge – new screens. Including – eek! – a girl.
Phoenix Wright – DS adventure series comes to PC. John is happy. The rest of us don’t care.
Starcraft 2: Art direction video this time.
Edna & Harvey video.
LOTRO Mines Of Moria. Speak friend and enter. Man, I am a geek.
Deadliest Catch video. Eugh.
Alone In The Dark. Stuff catches fire.
Clear Sky in DX10. Pretty, despite the shakycam.
Free games and gaming frippery
Kriegspiel – Chess-like Napoleonic strategy with an incredible art style.
Goo! – balls of slime are this year’s… uh… what was last year’s thing again?
Lost Empire – found demo.
Harvest: Massive Encounter – Demo for Swedish Tower Assault game.
World In Conflict free multiplayer. Two weeks of free play.
News and curios
John wrote an Age Of Conan preview. And this is the link.
US Politician Shags Hookers. Looks silly.
WIN! Crysis stuff. Game and soundtrack.
The Dobbs Challenge. Money for code clevers.
Eno & Wright on generative systems.
3D gaming in Microsoft Excel.
Microsoft vainly attempts to claim Games For Windows Live is any good whatsoever.
Adventure game designer, heal thyself – Schafer, Gilbert, Wolpaw et al tackle a fiendish point’n’click puzzle.
TF 2 Medic Unlock scrapped – no more overheal?
Gore Verbinski on “anti-narrative” in games – Those in glass houses…
PC Gamer vs Greg Costikyan – the review/criticism argument reawakened. In comments: shouting.
The Warren Spector interviews – back online, now in tasty torrent flavour.
Interplay are back – but no-one knows what for.
Bioshock 2 made all official-like – but is Ken on-board?
Star Trek Online online again.
Some videogames are not released on time scandal.
Dawn of War 2 coming? All signs point to yes.
Yahtzee on net fame.