286w ago - StreamMyGame makes it possible to play the best and most graphically demanding PC games on ultra portable notebooks.
StreamMyGame has announced support for the new range of ultra portable notebooks, including the Asus Eee PC and Ebox and over 100 other UMPCs. The new StreamMyGame software runs at full screen resolution on both Windows and Linux versions of the Eee PC.
"The Linux player has been requested by our Eee PC members and has been optimised to run on both the original and new ranges of the Eee PC. The Window's player has also been optimised." said Richard Faria, StreamMyGame's CEO. Video of Crysis running on the Eee PC below:
"You can have your games installed on your home PC and play them on your Netbook around the home and remotely, providing a portable gaming experience on screens that have resolutions of 1024x600," said Faria.
"There are over 100 Netbooks and UMPCs that are now compatible with our technology and we will guarantee similar compatibility with the MID market."
StreamMyGame says titles including Crysis, Call of Duty 4, BioShock and Half-Life 2 can now be played "smoothly and without lag on the Eee PC and other UMPCs providing a responsive gaming experience".
287w ago - Back in June 2006 American gaming magazine Game Informer's Loose Talk column mentioned System Shock 3 was in development at Electronic Arts, who in January 2006 had renewed the System Shock series trademarks. The creators of the original two games at Irrational Games, who now worked for Take Two after a takeover, weren't developing it but instead the team who made The Godfather game.
In August 2006 the PC Gamer UK magazine also revealed the project has been assigned to EA Redwood Shores (The Godfather), since the series creators were working on a spiritual successor of their own called BioShock. This reveal was made all the more controversial when as part of the magazine's interview Irrational Games' Ken Levine (designer of the original games) said:
"One of the reasons I wasn't interested [in System Shock 3] is EA just didn't give a darn about that game... I think if EA were to do it, it would've been just a regular first-person shooter with a boss monster at the end. They [EA] didn't see it as big brand and I didn't want that uphill battle."
The Official Xbox Magazine later in 2006 remarked that the original lead designer, Doug Church, of the series is part of the development team for System Shock 3. – In July 2007, the month before BioShock's release, creator...
288w ago - Atari, soon to officially merge with French-based publishing house Infogrames, announced today that industry vet and former Capcom sales exec Tim Flynn has joined the company as senior VP of sales, effective immediately.
Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of sales and retail experience in the video game and technology industries with companies including Capcom, Hip Interactive, Sega and Psygnosis. He brings to Atari, Inc. a proven sales and management record having successfully led the re-building and growth of numerous sales organizations.
Flynn previously held the same role of sales VP over at Hip Interactive. Prior to that he spent four years at SEGA's North American offices, assuming the responsibility of sales director.
To quote: US, June 9, 2008 - Atari, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, announced today the appointment of Tim Flynn as its Senior Vice President of Sales, effective immediately, reporting to CEO and President, Jim Wilson.
Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of sales and retail experience in the video game and technology industries with companies including Capcom, Hip Interactive, Sega and Psygnosis. He brings to Atari, Inc. a proven sales and management record having successfully led the re-building and growth of numerous...
288w ago - Seemingly forever ago, Vivendi and developer Starbreeze announced The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, a next-gen remake of their cult hit Xbox game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. But after that announcement, the game seemingly dropped off of the radar.
The general consensus among gamers was that it had been quietly cancelled. I can tell you today, happily, that it is still coming along and seems to be closer to release than you'd think.
I contacted Starbreeze CEO Johan Kristiansson through e-mail, and he informed me that:
"We are certianly working on it, and we are almost done actually and the game looks great. We are just waiting for the marketing campaign to get started now."
He didn't give me a time frame for release, but it seems like it will hopefully be out sooner rather than later.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena includes the full single-player campaign from Escape from Butcher Bay along with a brand new single-player campaign as well as brand new multiplayer modes. It is coming out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 sometime this year.
288w ago - Couple of days old, but I didn't see it posted... the Call of Duty 4 Map Pack was recently released. Patch 1.6 gives PC gamers 4 maps for free.
To quote: Infinity Ward has released patch 1.6 for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This update includes 4 new maps: Broadcast, Chinatown, Killhouse and Creek. The map pack is also free unlike its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts, which cost roughly $10. Also included in the patch are:
- Hardcore and old school server browser filters.
- Fix for a Denial of Service attack.
- Includes all the changes up to patch 1.5.