FPS innovator believes “nowadays the interesting things for FPS tend to be for PC”

Martin Hollis directed the team that gave us two of the most influential shooters of all time, GoldenEye and Perfect Dark, directing and producing both games.

GoldenEye 007 way back in 1997  received overwhelmingly positive reviews and sold over eight million copies as it helped forge the FPS genre into console gaming.  It was especially praised for the quality of its multiplayer deathmatch mode, its incorporation of stealth elements and varied objectives into its single player missions. It’s widely considered to be one of the best shooting games of all time.

Can Medal of Honor withstand the Call of Duty phenomena?

I am one of those [possibly few] people that actually enjoys Medal of Honor’s multiplayer mode. I have long been a fan of DICE and the general mechanics or feel of the gun controls win me over every time. So despite it not fairing to well with some reviews, I was always going to get Medal of Honor.

Fortunately I was hooked on the multiplayer mode from the get go, but now with Black Ops’ release around the corner, I am a little concerned that the Medal of Honor online activity will just fizzles away. With every Call of Duty release the franchise builds on its loyal following and goes from strength to strength.

MSN UK launch new games channel for ‘core’ and ‘casual’ gamers

MSN today launches a new MSN Games channel providing a wide a range of gaming content, encompassing lifestyle and family titles, as well as releases for the more hardcore gamers. 

Gaming editorial on MSN is currently supported by the Tech & Gadgets channel but as part of the refresh, all existing content will be taken out of MSN Tech & Gadgets and merged into the new channel.

Microsoft launching ‘Games on Demand’ PC Game Store

Microsoft today announced the Games for Windows Marketplace, a new online PC games store that combines the convenience of the Web with the power of Games on Demand online distribution. Launching Nov. 15, the Games for Windows Marketplace will offer PC gamers a robust line-up of games they love, easier navigation and purchase, and recurring specials such as Deal of the Week.

nail’d fact sheet

This here fact sheet about the upcoming Arcade Racer, nail’d, from Deep Silver (Publisher) and Techland (Developer) has just been released.  Expect the game to arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on the 30th of November 2010.

nail’d is all about eschewing boring realism for over the top arcade fun. It’s a racer that challenges everything from player reflexes to the rules of physics. Riding on ATVs and motocross bikes with powerful boost controls, players will race down near-vertical courses of incredible jumps, stunts and obstacles. The brutal challenge of the Yosemite National Park is but one of the many places they’ll learn the meaning of verticality.

Breach…is alive and kicking

Breach is a game that I have been waiting a while for – and thought may never really see the light of day – and the good news is that if you have been too, and you are in London (at the London Games Festival) on the 27th and 28th of this very month, you will be able to experience it a lot earlier than the January 2011 release date.

Innovative first-person action game Breach has been top of gamers’ wish-lists for quite some time – but players in London don’t have to wait until early 2011 to get their hands on it, as HMV Gamerbase at the Trocadero, Piccadilly, welcomes developer Atomic Games to a two-day showcase on October 27th and 28th.

For two days, anyone visiting HMV’s flagship gaming centre will be able to get some hands-on time with the latest build of the game – and see for themselves why this multiplayer action title is so eagerly awaited. The game will be running on of Gamerbase’s seven high-spec PCs between 10:00am and 6:00pm – with players able to jump into the action for free.