GameSpy has a round up of all the E3 goodness. In the first article, they list their top 10 picks for PC Games. I must say, 2006 may be a better year than I expected.
10. Medieval 2: Total War
9. Battlefield 2142 (Should we continue to support EAs BF Franchise?)
8. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Get out your tunicate)
7. Company of Heroes (This is an awesome looking WWII RTS)
6. Hellgate: London (From the makers of Diablo, comes a First Person RPG)
5. Crysis (From the makers of FarCry. Supports Ageias PhysX Processor)
4. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (OH YEA!)
3. Supreme Commander (From Chris “Total Annihilation” Taylor)
2. Spore (Probably one of the most unique things EA has done in a long time. Then again, its actually from the Mind of Will “Sim City” Wright.
1. BioShock (This looks like an incredible original story driven game.)
After reading the article, I can tell you there should be some great games coming out this year. Personally, I am interested in the following:
Company of Heroes
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
If I was still play WOW, I would definately be interested in The Burning Crusades.
How about you? Read the article and give us your thoughts on the upcoming releases. Do any of them sound interesting? What would you like to demo?
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White Wolf Publishing Inc., a company responsible for some of the most popular role-playing game brands, has shut down operations after international hackers exploited a software flaw and stole user data that included user names, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords.
Following the breach, the company, based in Stone Mountain, Ga., said the hackers attempted to extort money by threatening to post the potentially sensitive user data on the Internet.
Read the full story at EWeek.
Ive posted about Beatallica before, but I never had a chance to check out their songs. If you are a fan of Metallica and enjoy the Beatles, you really should check them out. It is very entertaining….
Gaming will never be the same with AGEIAs hardware-accelerated physics technologies. Bridging the gap between beautiful static worlds and responsive physical reality, AGEIA physics technologies enable unlimited creative possibilities for game developers. The result will re-ignite the enthusiasm of gamer and game creators alike, and propel the game industry into unexplored new markets.
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AGEIA Sets Pricing on PhysX Add-In Cards. Physics Processing Unit to Cost Below $300
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In more news unrelated to gaming or music, I just got word that NASA is considering sending a shuttle mission to service the aging Hubble telescope. I hope this happens. The Hubble is one of the greatest Astronomy tools we have and it would be a shame for it to crash to earth years before a replacement is scheduled to launch.
Get the full scope at http://www.space.com/news/050429_hubble_griffin.html
Not that this is new information or anything (posted March 1st, 2005), but I stumbled upon an article today at engadget.com that shows you how to turn your 1 GB of G-Mail storage into an online file storage space. How cool is that! There are some limitations in file size to what you can load, but otherwise this seems like something pretty useful.
AP reports: The Arkansas Legislature has approved a $5,000 expenditure to build a monument honoring bluesman B.B. King in the tiny Delta town of Twist. [see full story for more]
Blabbermouth reports: Over the last few years there have been two artists that have claimed to have created the famous heavy metal “devils horns” hand signal: Ronnie James Dio (BLACK SABBATH) and Gene Simmons (KISS).
We have discovered irrefutable photographic evidence that is was none other than Beatle John Lennon that created the famous sign in 1967. Furthermore, it was even used in animation for the BEATLES “Yellow Submarine” (just check the original vinyl album cover). These are two photographic images that can be tied down to specific years PRIOR to the 70s. [see full story for more and photos]
This MOBO is for those of you that will make the slower transition from AGP and DDR to PCI X16 and DDR2. This is something that is right up my alley. Hopefully we get more manufacturers to follow up with some thing similar supporting AMD and a better AGP slot.
Heres a great review provided by www.cluboc.net
And Gigabyte MB
We have compiled a list of information concerning the tragic murder of Dimeball Darrell. This is a very complete list of facts, along with links to news stories that go into more detail.
Find out more about the victims, the gunman, the officer who took out the gunman along with Tributes from Vinnie Paul, Ozzy and Lars Ulrich. Continue reading Much, Much More Info On the Dimebag Darrell Murder
This article is written by the anonymous wife of an EA employee. If youre interested in working for a video gaming company, or any salaried computing position where deadlines may be involved, you should give this a read.
Here is an update to this story. Another EA journal comes to light, but this time, the writer doesnt hide the fact of who he is.
MTV reports: Henry Rollins and Joe Jackson made surprise appearances during William Shatners performance Friday in Los Angeles. Shatner took the stage after Ben Folds 90-minute set and read spoken word over music provided by Folds, who produced the actors new album.
Full Story – http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1493002/20041025/sum_41.jhtml?headlines=true
With everything calming down from the trip to QuakeCon this year, we have started to upload all of the pictures taken. So far I have uploaded 273 pictures with more being added by Goose and Atomm. Go check it out and come back again in the next few days for more updates to it!
QuakeCon 2004 Gallery