Hold on to your hats because this video is absolutely incredible. Realm Pictures, a UK-based film studio with a flair for narrative storytelling, created a live action zombie-based first person shooter and then invited unsuspecting Chatroulette, Omegle and Skype users to control the action from afar. All the while, a team of actors working alongside a team of tech producers pulled off what can only be described as video magic that has to be seen to be believed.
On Monday, gaming site Major Nelson wrote that Activision has revealed it will launch the next expansion pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops for Xbox 360 on May 3rd. Dubbed “Escalation,” the new downloadable content — for Xbox LIVE subscribers — will sport five new maps, including four that can be played in multiplayer mode. New maps include “Hotel,” where you’ll battle on the roof of a Cuban hotel and casino, a Russian “Zoo,” a WMD “Stockpile”, and “Convoy.” And what’s an update without some more zombies? Escalation will reportedly offer a new “Zombie experience,” with new playable characters. It’s unclear how much Escalation will cost, but we’ve already begun raiding our couch cushions for spare change. More →
We used to love the Tom Clancy PC titles growing up. Sitting at our computer, bag of Doritos, fingers moving effortlessly across the WSAD keys, eyeing the screen, and tapping our mouse to fire off perfectly executed head shots. Now, that’s possible on your iPhone. Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Shadow Vanguard from Gameloft is now available in the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Like the classic Rainbow Six games, your job is to lead a Rainbow Unit through 11 different missions as you work to rid the world of terrorists. You’ll start the game with Operation: Steel Wind where your goal is to take out a terrorist organization called “Free Europe” which has taken over the Belgian Embassy in London. Like other Rainbow Six titles, you’ll have access to a tactical map, but you can’t plan a route ahead of time. We usually prefer solo first person shooters, but we have to admit we had fun managing our team and telling them to take cover, fire on enemies, or lob grenades. Controls were easy and the graphics looked pretty stellar. We haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but there’s also multiplayer support where you can frag with up to ten other players, or go through the campaign with a friend in co-op mode. Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard is available now in the iTunes App Store for $6.99. More →
After less than a day of availability, id Software’s RAGE HD shot to the number 1 spot on Apple’s top-grossing App Store chart. The highly-anticipated first-person shooter costs just $1.99 for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad or current-generation iPod touch. RAGE HD is widely heralded, and is said to take iOS gaming to the next level. While mobile games will likely never quite catch up to console games in many respects, id’s first-person shooter is a stunning display of the underutilized gaming capabilities found within iOS devices. As fun as flinging birds at pigs can be, gamers are speaking loud and clear. More importantly for developers, they’re speaking with their wallets. RAGE HD replaced Rovio Mobile’s Angry Birds as the App Store’s top-grossing app in less than a day, and it is already number 2 on the top paid app charts. The instant success of the game will undoubtedly push developers to release a more advanced breed of games, which is good news for gamers and for the iOS platform. RAGE HD is available immediately in Apple’s App Store for $1.99. A standard definition version simply called RAGE is available for just $0.99. More →