News: First look: War Rock

South Korean-developed online PC FPS promises intense tactical warfare.
Later this week we’ll be taking a very close look at War Rock, but prior to that we’re posting screenshots and a gameplay trailer from the front lines.

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Originally published on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 10:25:00 GMT

The making of… Dropzone

Inspired by a classic, one’s man’s coding experiments mutated into a superlative 8bit shooter…

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It started with being blown away. The swarms of enemies, the exhilarating freedom of flight, the screen-filling explosions, the aural assault, the daunting array of controls… Defender left most who first encountered it aghast. Archer Maclean shared the same feelings of awe as his fellow arcade-goers, except he wasn’t content with just playing. He wanted to make his own.

Source: The making of… Dropzone
Originally published on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 11:07:08 GMT

Build A Better Maid On Your Japanese Keitai

Starring Iroha the Maid from Samurai Spirits, this self-titled SNK cellphone lets players turn Iroha into the greatest maid in the world. How you may ask? By setting schedules and tests for her. Not only that, but also increase her five stats: love, intellect, physical strength, manner and figure. Yes, Japanese maids need not only to be smart and have big jubblies, but strong as an ox! Iroha is SNK’s poster child of late: There is also a DS scheduling “game” called Techou Maid Techo that features Iroha and a hundred different outfits. Talk about being a clothes horse! Brian Ashcraft

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Source: Build A Better Maid On Your Japanese Keitai
Originally published on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:22:18 GMT

S.T.A.L.K.E.R finally gets a date. Of sorts.

When a needlessly cryptic countdown appears on a website built to promote a specific title, we naturally assume that it’s counting down to a release date. But without an official confirmation, we’re a bit hesitant to call the clock currently running on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl website a release countdown. We’ve been scorned before, baby. We know your dirty little tricks.

Originally announced in 2001, GSC Game World’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R has been the recipient of many a vaporware award throughout its illustrious career of back burning. Having consulted the Joystiq abacus, we have determined that the countdown ends on March 22nd, 2007. What will happen exactly is up in the air. It could be a release date, or possibly even a demo of the game. It could even be an announcement of an announcement! S.T.A.L.K.E.R to be retooled into a Daikatana expansion pack confirmed!

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Source: S.T.A.L.K.E.R finally gets a date. Of sorts.
Originally published on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:15:00 GMT

Previews: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

First hands-on with the long awaited return of Nod Vs. GDI.
Gaming’s greatest bald villain is back: “I want you to have the honour of starting the third tiberium war… the war to end all wars,” he says to camera, in one of the most high-production FMV cut-scenes (or is that FMV cut-scenes full-stop?) we’ve seen in years.
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Source: Previews: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Originally published on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:58:00 GMT