321w ago - He was speaking exclusively to Eurogamer about his new project The Outsider, which he still believes will be one of the first proper examples of fifth generation gaming on the market.
"I loved the 1930s-1950s atmosphere of BioShock: the lovely Art Deco visuals and the audio that worked especially well," Braben told us. "Overall the whole game was beautifully executed, but the gameplay itself was not 'next-gen'."
"I found Halo 3 great fun, too, but also a little disappointing - as although there were a few nice touches and improved graphical fidelity, it hadn't really moved on much from Halo 2 in terms of the gameplay.
"So to answer your question, if anything I am reassured; I think Outsider more than stands up to them, and I still think Outsider will be one of the first 'next-gen' games," he added.
The Outsider was announced back in 2005 as a game that would bring around the same sort of freedom as Braben's other famous creation, Elite. For him, a next-gen game means giving you the tools to change the outcome of a story much more dynamically than by choosing good or evil paths - something only the new consoles have the grunt to deliver.
The Outsider is a high-tech thriller that pops you in the shoes of an Elite CIA agent made public enemy number one at the outset of...
322w ago - As a member of a secondary F.E.A.R. team, you are brought in to discover more information regarding the secret project at the Armacham facilities. Expect the intensity of battle to continue in the second expansion pack to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, F.E.A.R. Releasing November 6, 2007, for the PC, ?F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate? is a stand-alone expansion pack allowing all gamers to join the carnage and destruction in the F.E.A.R. universe.
• Windows(R) XP, x64 or 2000 with latest service pack installed or Windows Vista(TM)
• DirectX(R) 9.0c (December 2006 Edition - included) or higher
• Pentium(R) 4, 1.7 GHz or equivalent processor (2.2 GHz for Windows Vista(TM))
• 512 MB of RAM or more (1 GB for Windows Vista(TM))
• 64 MB GeForce(R) 4 Ti or Radeon(R) 9000 video card (GeForce(R) 6600 or Radeon(R) 9800 video card or equivalent for Windows Vista(TM))
• 1.5 GB free Hard Drive Space for installation
• Additional hard drive space needed for a swap file and saved game files
• 16-bit DirectX(R) 9.0-compliant sound card with support for EAX(TM) 2.0
322w ago - GamesIndustry.biz has learned that Sony Computer Entertainment America is developing at least seven new PlayStation Portable games for download via the PlayStation Store.
The service - currently only available to PlayStation 3 users - is due to launch for the PSP and PC next year and will offer users an alternative portfolio of titles to those currently available on UMD game discs.
Sony will offer multiple content to PSP users via the PlayStation Store, including original games, classic PSone titles, demos for UMD-based and downloadable games, additional content for released games and TV content such as trailers, behind-the-scenes clips and interviews.
A source close to SCEA has revealed that three action games, two music-based games, one racing title and a shooting game are being developed internally.
Downloadable games for the handheld will be between one half and one third of the size of the average UMD title, offering between two and ten hours of gameplay.
Sony is currently courting third-party PSP publishers for the PlayStation Store, which offers a better return on investment for the publisher and format holder as it completely cuts out retail partners.
As well as the new PSP titles in development, SCEA will also be offering 13 classic PSone...
322w ago - All things being well in the world of the interweb, PC gamers will be able to download a demo of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare this Thursday. It should be available around 5pm our time.
It's unknown whether the PC demo will be joined by demos of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the first-person shooter. We've contacted Activision to get an answer to that question and are waiting to hear back.
Last Friday details were released on limited edition versions of CoD 4 that are available for PC and Xbox 360