All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Crytek’

Alienware, Crytek Team Up on Lighting Software

By and large PC gamers simply want the best hardware they can afford to play the best-looking and best-performing games on any platform. Like with any hobby, though, there are those who take things further and need the aesthetics of their rig to reflect its internal power. For those people there is Alienware, the company that built its name on …

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Ryse: Son Of Rome Gets Its First Batch Of DLC

It was revealed last month that Ryse: Son of Rome would continue the proud tradition of games selling DLC season passes before it even comes out. We’re not even a month out from the Xbox One’s launch and we’re now starting to see just what that season pass entails. Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Ryse: Son of Rome will be …

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Can SmartGlass Make Xbox One Games Better?

In 2012, Microsoft introduced SmartGlass for Xbox 360 to the world. It was Microsoft’s foray into the second screen gaming experience that Nintendo kicked off with the Wii U a year prior. Unlike Nintendo’s console, however, Microsoft would let you use any tablet or phone to get additional information about a game or movie. With the launch of the Xbox …

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Ryse: Son Of Rome Gets Three New Gameplay Trailers

If you’re getting an Xbox One on November 22, chances are you’re also picking up Ryse: Son of Rome. The Crytek developed game has been incessantly pushed by Microsoft ever since it was revealed to be a launch title at E3 2013. You may be getting cold feet now though, and would like it if Microsoft would provide you with …

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Ryse: Son Of Rome To Get Season Pass

The online pass is all but dead. Long live the season pass. That seems to be the rallying cry of the games industry these days as more and more publishers abandon the much maligned online pass in favor of something that, at least on the surface, looks to be consumer friendly – the season pass. After all, you’re basically pre-ordering …

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Crytek Unveils New Cryengine At Gamescom

Cryengine has powered some of the most visually arresting games of the last generation with the Crysis series. Outside of Crytek’s own games, however, there haven’t been many games built on its middleware. That may all change with the latest CryEngine. Crytek announced during Gamescom that its latest iteration of Cryengine – simbly dubbed CRYENGINE – is now available for …

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Ryse: Son Of Rome Gets A 7-Minute Gameplay Demo

Ryse: Son of Rome was one of the more surprising games to be shown at E3. Most of us thought the title, which was originally intended for the Xbox 360 and Kinect, was canceled after hearing nothing about for two years. The title was revealed to be an Xbox One launch title at E3, however, and it even ditched the …

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CryEngine 3 Displays Its Next-Gen Muscle In New Tech Demo

Epic Games made one heck of a splash with Unreal Engine 4. The next-generation engine has already proven its worth with two amazing tech demos that make the wait for the next-generation that much harder to bear. Of course, it’s easy to forget that the next generation is already here with CryEngine 3. Crysis 3, at least on the PC, …

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Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Starts Today

As promised last week, EA and Crytek today released the multiplayer beta for Crysis 3. The beta is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The beta includes two different team-based multiplayer modes – Hunter and Crash-Site. Hunter mode sees two players don a nanosuit and team up to hunt down the other players using stealth tactics. Players …

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THQ Sold: Studios, Games Go to Sega, Ubisoft, and Others

The feeding frenzy over THQ took place yesterday, but no news of the event had leaked out until now. Kotaku has published an internal THQ memo from THQ CEO Brian Farrell and President Jason Rubin that details the sale of the company and most of its assets. The letter is fairly sad, and the latter half is highly personal and …

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Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Starts January 29

EA and Crytek today announced that a multiplayer beta for the upcoming Crysis 3 will start on January 29 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The test will include two team-based modes (Hunter mode and Crash-Site mode) and two different maps. The beta will last for two weeks, leading right up to the week before the launch of Crysis …

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New Crysis 3 Trailer Asks If You’re The Hunter Or The Hunted

As part of the marketing campaign leading up to the launch of Crysis 3, Crytek is releasing seven short trailers called the “The Seven Wonders of Crysis 3.” The first episode detailed combat against human opponents, but episode two features a far more dangerous enemy. In the latest trailer, players get a taste of the alien enemies that they will …

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Web Series Shows Off New Crysis 3 Gameplay

Fans of ridiculously pretty games have one game in particular to look forward to early next year with Crysis 3. Starting up the hype early, EA and Crytek are producing a new Web series that introduces the story and gameplay from the anticipated shooter. The Web series is called “The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3” and will presumably have seven …

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Crysis 3 Web Video Series Begins December 12th

Electronic Arts (EA) and Crytek today announced a new online video series that will “set the stage” for the upcoming Crysis 3. Titled The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3, the series is a collaborative effort with Albert Hughes, one half of the Hughes Brothers director team famous for movies such as Dead Presidents, From Hell, and The Book of Eli. …

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New Crysis 3 Single Player Walkthrough Reveals Minor Spoilers

Crysis 3 is, as so many big-name titles are, currently scheduled for a February 2013 launch. That’s less than three months away, and Crytek is finally providing a longer look at what will set the game apart from other shooters, such as Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It’s a given from the series’ history that Crysis …

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Crysis 3 “Hunter Edition” Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

Last month, Crytek released a look at how the multiplayer aspect of Crysis 3 is shaping up. The game currently supports up to 12 simultaneous players on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and up to 16 on the PC. Game modes include Crash-Site and Hunter Mode, which pits two hunters against a larger group of troopers, who also become …

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Crysis 3 Multiplayer Detailed in New Trailer

There’s no doubt that Crysis 3 will look very pretty. CryEngine 3.4.0 was announced in April, with expanded DirectX 11 features, meaning the game’s developers will have had almost a year to perfect its graphical look by the time it is released in February 2013. Once gamers get over the visuals, though, they are going to actually want to play …

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Crysis 3 Debut Gameplay Trailer Released

EA announced the third game in the Crysis franchise last week. The news was met with the usual mix of excitement and skepticism as to whether or not Crytek could match the quality of the original Crysis. We’ve had a week to sit on screenshots, but a trailer is much more indicative of the quality. Crytek released a new trailer …

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Crysis 3 Coming 2013, Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

There was a leak last week that pointed to Crysis 3 coming out next year. That’s now made official with EA and Crytek announcing the sequel this morning for a 2013 launch. For those familiar with the story in the Crysis franchise thus far, Crysis 3 should come as no surprise. Players will once again take on the role of …

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CryEngine 3.4.0 Now Available, DX11 Features Expanded

Regardless of what you think of CryTek’s games, you have to admit that their engine, CryEngine 3, makes games look really pretty. While Epic just recently updated their Unreal Engine 3, CryTek has seen fit to fire back with the release of version 3.4.0. While the release of a new version of an SDK might not be big news to …

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GDC 2012: CryTek Showing Off CryENGINE 3, Other Services

CryTek, developers of Crysis and Far Cry, may be one of the most ambitious independent developers in the world. The developer’s line up at GDC only serves to further prove that point. CryTek will be at GDC this week showcasing all of its new technologies with the most important being CryENGINE 3 that takes advantage of the improvements to graphics …

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Xbox 720 to be Revealed at E3 2012?

At the recently completed E3 gaming conference, it was Nintendo that focused on new hardware. They announced their Wii U next-gen console that will boast full HD capabilities, a super fast processor and a touch-screen controller. Microsoft’s keynote at the event focused on the Kinect and on upcoming game titles, with no mention of any successor to the their top-selling …

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