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Crysis

2 weeks ago

Crysis Remastered is coming July 23rd, leaks say

Update: Wildly, Crytek have delayed the formal announcement, while acknowledging that everyone has seen the leak anyway.Today is the day for Crytek for formally reveal Crysis Remastered, though the release date and trailer have apparently already leaked anyway. The prettied-up re-release of the supersuit shooter is coming on July 23rd, according to a Microsoft Store page that went live early before being pulled down. Here,…

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3 months ago

Crytek are booting up something Crysis related

After a long sleep, Crysis appears to be waking up. Crytek have been busy in the meantime with the likes of Hunt: Showdown while Crysis took something of a cold-storage nap. The  super serious super soldier FPS series added Crysis 3 to the stables back in 2013. Seven years later, the official Crysis Twitter account is broadcasting signs of life.

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8 months ago

Feature: The worthiest reticules of all time

The best FPS games on PC

The best shooters endure. While other genres warp beyond recognition, there is something solid about the first-person shooter that makes it as dependable as a nice big AK-47. Maybe it’s the gung-ho simplicity - look down a barrel and pull the trigger. It's as fun to fire a double-barrelled shotgun from an early 90s FPS as the slick shotties of today. For that reason, this…

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2 years ago

Maximum Sadness: Crysis multiplayer is facing the axe

"Will it run Crysis?" was an oft-expressed anxiety of mid-noughties PC gaming, but here in the chaotic end-times of 2018 we're faced with a new one: "Crysis can't run Crysis."Come October, there'll be no more multiplayer nanosuit shenanigans: Crytek are shutting the online component of Crysis down, apparently because the playerbase is just too dang small to make life support worthwhile. Singleplayer isn't going anywhere,…

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The 50 best FPS on PC

The best shooters endure. While the state of the art moves on in other genres and leaves old designs in the dust, it's as fun to fire a well-made shotgun from an early 90s FPS as from one released today. For that reason, this list runs the gamut from genre classics to those released in the last year. There's bound to be something for you…

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4 years ago

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Crytek’s VR Game The Climb review

Three fallacies I'm occasionally guilty of believing: 1) The Oculus Rift does not involve any of the physicality of the HTC Vive 2) VR gaming is riding a cart to minigame hell 3) There's a ceiling on how good VR games can lookCrytek's beautiful and involving Oculus Rift game The Climb [official site] is a pretty good riposte to all of the above.

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5 years ago

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Photorealism Is Crucial To Games

Global illumination. Volumetric clouds. Sub-surface scattering.These are words that make me hot. But I know this feeling is forbidden. I should care about games, not the empty pursuit of photorealism. But oh my, it’s so exciting, and not empty. In fact, I think that right now photorealism is becoming crucial to games, and that we should celebrate it.

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Have You Played… Crysis

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.When later entries in a series go wrong, the disappointment tends not to blight the original people liked so much. Unfortunately Crysis [official site] couldn't maintain the things people liked about it for even its own running time. Yeah, the aliens were a bit…

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Cardboard Children – Boardgame News

Hello youse!We're off the back of a string of five reviews, so it's time for a NEWS UPDATE. Let's call this the NEWS UPDATE OF MAY, or the MAY NEWS UPDATE. Of board games, obviously. And you might be thinking - “Well, Rab, you just did a news update last month, called the April News Update or something. Is there even more news about daft…

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6 years ago

Feature: Maximum Nostalgia

Campaign For A Better Memory Of Crysis 1

There's an open stretch of grass between me and the thin exterior wall of a small island village. The place is crawling with enemy troops, who move along the dirt roads and populate the ramshackle buildings in groups of two or three. Defensive turrets would already be firing at me if I my nanosuit wasn't keeping me invisible, the energy bar barely moving for as…

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Crytek On Unpaid Staff: “Some people were very impatient”

In June this year, rumours began to circulate that developer and publisher Crytek were in trouble. Anonymous sources told Kotaku and GameStar [article behind paywall] stories of wages being late, staff going two months without pay, and a lack of communication from the company's management. Crytek initially denied everything. Then last week Crytek made staff redundant at their Austin office, and sold their UK office…

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First Look: Homefront – The Revolution

I'm not sure how a Homefront sequel that I didn't really care about became a Crysis game that I really want to play, but that's what I saw the other day. Homefront: The Revolution is Crysis. Hilariously Crysis. So very very Crysis. And yet it's a Crysis game that Crytek haven't even managed to make, despite having all the component parts. Now they are, and…

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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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Yikes: GameSpy Shutdown Will Affect A Lot Of Games

GameSpy, a relic from times long before the modern Internet - or indeed, games and spies - existed is closing down. This on its own is not surprising as the multiplayer service is, by modern standards, buggy and kind of a joke, but it leaves a startling number of games with their e-wings clipped and their online-heaving hams strung in its wake. How many, you…

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7 years ago

Feature: The Art Of Fancy Screenshots

New Adventures In Hi-Fi: Some Screenshots

This is the latest in the series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills.Games move pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss them. The pretties this week come courtesy not of a particular game, nor indeed me, but of the Dead End Thrills Flickr group, a…

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Maximum Reality: Crysis On The Oculus Rift

OK, OK, I admit, I want an Oculus Rift and I will do unspeakable things to any human being of your choice in order to get one. (Er, better not hold me to that.) Stereoscopic 3D in games has left me either unmoved or with a headache to date, but these VR goggles are so much more than that. They mean videogames BEAMED DIRECTLY INTO…

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Crysis 3 review

Crysis 3: a first-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic, alien-invaded New York, in which you wear a Nanosuit which enables you to temporarily become invisible, damage-resistant or able to leap moderately-sized walls in a single bound. It has a lot of graphics. It's out now in the US, and tomorrow in the UK. Here is an opinion.

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8 years ago

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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Cry-Fi: StarCry Takes Crysis To Spaaace

Do you think Crysis needs more lightsabers? I think Crysis needs more lightsabers. Evidently, the folks behind the original Crysis' four-years-in-the-making StarCry mod agreed, so they chucked 'em in - hopefully skewering an Ewok or 12 in the process - for good measure. Wait, good measure? Why would I ever say such a thing when lightsabers - much like love - are all you need?…

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