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Crysis 2

1 year ago

Feature: Jungle 2 jungle

Have You Played… Crysis 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Everything that Crysis 1 did right, Crysis 2 threw away. Combat scenarios set in open areas you could approach your own way? Gone. Destructible buildings and AI smart enough to navigate it? Gone. Unique, jungle setting? Gone. The resulting game is poorer in every conceivable way.

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5 years ago

A Crying Shame: Crysis, Crysis 2 Multi Shutting Down

GameSpy giveth, and - years later - it shutteth down due to the cruleth realities of modern busineth practices and, in doing so, taketh away. The list of games affected by said untimely (but also kinda timely) demise is long and prone to billowing ominously in the wind, and we still don't know what exactly will happen to a number of those trapped in its…

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6 years ago

Crysis 3: Six Minutes More Man-Arrowing Footage

Crysis 3 has taken on a strange, amorphous shape in my head. I've not really been following it closely enough to really say all that much about it, and having gone back to look at all the previous materials to post this video - including Nathan's interview with Mr Crytek, in which he talks about a lot of things which are not Crysis 3 at…

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System Requirements Posts Are Easy Posts: Crysis 3

We don't usually do system requirements posts, but when it comes to Crytek they do have a history of basically telling us all that our PCs are rubbish and outdated. Granted, while once it was the high watermark of e-willy waving, the Crysis series hasn't of late been the technical Goliath/Mephistopheles it once was. Does that change with the upcoming Crysis 3? You know how…

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Game On: Aliens Vs Marine Is AVP In CryEngine 3

Colonial Marines isn't due until February and that's a long wait for the next attempt to capture the horror of man versus the ultimate murderer. The best parts of Rebellion's first (and the best) AvP game are the marine levels, at least in single player. Horror games often take away weapons or severely limit ammunition in order to increase tension, but even if you're armed…

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7 years ago

Crysis 2 Is Back On Steam, But EA’s Not – For Now

Remember when Valve and EA didn't see eye-to-eye last year over certain portions of Steam's terms of service? First Crysis 2 managed to flub its camo and make a very loud exist from the download empire's hallowed halls, and then Dragon Age 2 was like "Haha, guys, wasn't that wild? Well, at least you still have me. Wait, never mind. Bye forever." Speculation pinned the…

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Crytek On Fusing Crysis 1, Crysis 2, And District 9

Many people set their furrowed brows to maximum anger (known in some places as a warface) and rallied against Crysis 2. I wasn't one of them. It was, in many ways, a far more directed experience than Crysis 1, but it was still far from being Modern Warfare in a snazzy pair of robo-pants. That said, when word got out that Crysis 3 was aiming…

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The Newest Shiny-Shines Of CryENGINE 3

Yesterday brought official word that a profitable videogame would see a follow-up. Surprise! But while we got to ogle a few Crysis 3 screenshots, we didn't get to see it in motion. We still don't, because life is harsh and cruel and that's a lesson that we all need to learn at some point. Now go to bed without having any dinner. Once you wake…

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Crysis 3 Confirmed, Is Crystal Maze-y

Here is a poorly-kept secret: I'm not a very tall man. Here is another one: Crysis 3 is happening. Even before evidence turned up last week, a fourth nanosuited adventure seemed something of a given, but it's taken the EA-Crytek announcengine this long to formally confirm the next game. I've just played Press Release Bingo and I've got a "stunning", a "state of the art",…

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The Midlife Of Crysis – Crytek’s Third En Route?

While struggling to think up a headline pun to accompany the unsurprising news that there's almost certainly going to be a third (well, fourth technically speaking) Crysis game, the 'crap rhymes' part of my imagination dredged up No Way Sis, who were at one time deemed the UK's premier Oasis tribute act and enjoyed far too much success of their own. Even a hit single.…

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Crysis 2, Witcher 2, FIFA 12 In Yer Browser

This is probably old news to you, but it's new news to me and my ancient Egyptian ancestors told me during my hypnotherapy that the entire universe is just a figment of my imagination, therefore I can post it if I please and if you moan it's only because I'm imagining someone moaning. Cloud gaming tech Gaikai has been offering streaming demos of various games…

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Crytek Boss Hits Back At Crytek Boos

Rumours emerged this weekend that all isn't happy-times at Crytek. The Crysis developer has been accused of mistreating staff, and sacking employees unlawfully, the accusations appearing on a Tumblr blog. But these are accusations Crytek's co-founder Avni Yerli has rushed to deny, speaking to Develop. Amid suggestions that six-month crunch periods leave employees not knowing if they will still have a job, Yerli insists that…

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Content Wars: Origin/Steam Scuffle Unfolds

We never got a proper answer about what dark force it was which led to a few EA games - most noisily Crysis 2 - suddenly vanishing from Steam last month. Valve have kept entirely mum about their side of the story, but EA claim it was Valve who wielded the axe, due to a mystery transgression of Steam's terms and conditions. Of course, all…

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Maximum Mod: Crysis 2 Editor Released

Attention modders! Hot on the heels of the recent DX11 patch, the Crysis 2 Editor is now available (with a bunch of other tools) to download at crymod.com and mycrysis.com, which was named after a fairly strong-handed self-help book expounding advanced military weaponry over sit-ins with your therapist. The Crysis mod scene came up with some properly fantastic stuff, and armed with all the tech…

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Crysis 2’s Fancy Graphics Patch Released

Woo, fancy! It's here. When using the new “Ultra” spec, DX9 platforms will benefit from real-time local reflections and contact shadows. The owners of DX11 platforms, in addition, will be able to enjoy hardware tessellation (requires the installation of the “DX11 Ultra Upgrade”), parallax occlusion mapping and several improvements for shadows, water, particles, depth of field and motion blur. Phwoar, eh readers? (You probably want…

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Crytek: Crysis 2’s Direction “Backfired”

Speaking with Gamasutra, Crytek bossman Cervat Yerli had this to say about the Crysis games: "Crysis 1's intention was, if I were to play it three years later, it looks great. And it does, actually, it fulfilled that. But it made it difficult for entry-level players. So with Crysis 2, we took a different direction, and it backfired a little bit." Yerli explained that the…

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8 years ago

Crying Out Loud: Another Crysis Map Pack

Did you buy the Crysis 2 'Retaliation' map pack last month? Then you'll probably be pleased to know that a second one, the 'Decimation' pack, has just gone on sale. Once again it'll cost you $10, though this time you're getting five new maps (instead of four) and two new weapons- the FY71 assault rifle and smoke grenades. Tell you what, no video game smoke…

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It’s War: EA’s “Own Platform Exclusives”

While the waters around Crysis 2's sudden disappearance from Steam last night remain somewhat muddy, EA Games prez Frank Gibeau has spilled a few heavily suggestive beans about the big brass balls the publisher has about its proprietary download service, Origin, and how it intends to keep any other download service's grubby mitts off a few of its choicest games.

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Crysis 2 Pulled From Steam?

"Where were you when the war began, Daddy?" "Well, little Ignatius H. Meer III, I was at my PC, staring vacantly at Twitter. Probably eating some crisps as I did. I'll never forget that dark, terrible day. The day that EA decided they could fight Steam." "Daddy? Why are you crying, Daddy?" Crysis 2 has disappeared from Steam, and is now described as being "Origin…

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