As we edge closer to E3 2008, another publisher announces their official lineup. Midway’s lineup isn’t very shocking. See for yourself. We know Gears of War 2 will be there, but since it’s published by Microsoft Games Studio, it’s out of Midway’s line-up.
Update: Expect the game to release on July 7th, 2008
Better late than never, I guess. That goes to both myself and UT3 itself. These screens were released yesterday. Take a gander if you’re interested. It looks very UT3-ish.
Epic Games decided to join the increasingly popular Stream distribution system with the announcement of this “Unreal” deal:
- Unreal Gold
- Unreal 2: The Awakening
- Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition
- Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor’s Choice Edition
- Unreal Tournament 3
All for $59.95. If you buy before the 24th of March, you get an additional 10% off. Pretty sweet if you’re a big Unreal fan who needs to buy any of these games. I would purchase it myself if I an 8800 GT and didn’t buy the PS3 version.
Now that we have id, Valve and Epic Games on Steam, who else do we need? Blizzard, of course. After that, I see no reason to visit brick and mortar stores for essential PC games.
Epic Games’ Unreal Tournament III for the PLAYSTATION 3 is a game of many firsts including:
- First game Epic Games developed for the PLAYSTATION 3
- First true demonstration of the Unreal Engine 3.0 on the PLAYSTATION 3
- First next-gen console first person shooter to feature mouse and keyboard support.
- First game to feature user created modifications on a console.
- First Unreal Tournament game to remain relatively intact from PC to consoles
- And more…
As you can see, Unreal Tournament III (formerly known as Unreal Tournament 2007) is quite the “revolutionary” game for the console world, but aside from all these bells, whistles and technical flare, how does the game itself stack up? Do the visuals (as Epic claimed) exceed those of Epic’s Gears of War for the XBOX 360? Is the single player a real single player? Is mod support working? I spent time and sought the answers to these questions and here are my findings.