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Hi-Rez Studios Announces New Game

Posted by Altered Confusion on May 2, 2011

The Atlanta studio, Hi-Rez, has just announced a new game for the free-to-play online arena. The game is SMITE, and you’ll be playing in a God vs. God DOTA type environment.

Want more of the story, then head over to the Main Site.

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Cryptic Studios releases Star Trek Online Screenshots

Posted by Altered Confusion on February 3, 2009

Cryptic Studios, the driving force behind Star Trek Online, has just released a handful of screen shots for the public’s viewing pleasure. There still isn’t a release date for the game, but at least these pictures will hopefully give us a glimpse into what is to come.

To be completely honest this game is going to either going to excel in a world where only a few MMOs, pay to play MMOs, truly thrive, or its going to tank and we’re looking at the next Tabula Rasa.

I think because of the universe and lore that has been created over so many TV shows, there is definitely going to be a following. I wonder if the characters that we grew up with will be the ones handing out the quests as you traverse the galaxy. Which brings me to this question, Star Trek was all about exploring the unknown, so how much of the unknown will people get to search. Is this going to be an EVE Online clone? Will players be able to control ships, land on planets, move around the entire interior of the ship?

If the answer is that you’re going to be able to assemble your own crew, build a ship, be able to move all around the ship, explore the far reaches of the universe, explore planets with true depth, and basically do anything else that they could do on the shows, I think that this game is a gold mine. If this game lacks the robustness that it needs to be a true Star Trek game, there may be riots from those who find skimping on one part or another a sacrilege to Star Trek. Only time will tell, and hopefully this game will have a happy ending.



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A Sad Day for Ensemble Studios, Halo Wars goes GOLD

Posted by Altered Confusion on January 23, 2009


It would appear that Ensemble Studios’ departing game has now gone Gold. Halo Wars, the RTS XBOX360 Halo 3 themed game, is finally complete. What this means for the Studio is the final steps in closing the studio’s doors forever. Remember a while back that everyone, but those working on this project were let go, and now its their turn.

If you want to see a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the game all you have to do is download it off of XBOX Live today.

If you are waiting for a demo of the game, sadly you’re going to have to wait just a bit, Febuary 5th (5 AM EST). The demo is said to include a beginner tutorial, and an advance tutorial. It also includes 2 campaign missions, as well as one of the multiplayer maps. You will be able to play as either the UNSC or the Convenant, and as of now there has not been a whisper of if there will be online play available in the demo.


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