Excerpt: id Software brought first person shooters into the gaming mainstream with the 1993 release of their legendary game DOOM , and after seventeen years of both official and unofficial ports of the game from the biggest to the smallest machines, it's now available on the iPhone. id technical director John Carmack is still at his same position in the company as he was back then, so it seems almost poetic that John tasked himself with bringing the DOOM engine to Apple's...
Excerpt: Multiplatform (tested PC version and Xbox360 Version) The Hot Call Of Duty Franchise hits boots on the ground running head long into a more modern era with spectacular results. Players follow their actual into more action than you can shake a gaggle of grunts at. The jump by Infinity Ward to Modern Warfare is very welcome and superbly done. Though sorrowfully short, the game keeps up the pace with some of the coolest visuals and action any gamer can want.
Excerpt: Here we are. 2006. We've seen the arrival of HD gaming with massive special effects and disgustingly high polygon counts. We're spending $400 on game consoles that have wireless capabilities and hundreds of times the processing power of computers from just ten years ago. And what are we doing on these things? Playing DOOM .
Excerpt: In the spectrum of computer games, I have come to relate the genres to alcohol. A fine high-strategy game in my mind is a full-bodied wine. To be enjoyed and savoured to the fullest at all of it’s levels.
Excerpt: With the recent onslaught of CoD titles out lately, it’s easy to get confused between The Big Red One, CoD 2, and CoD2 on XBox 360 for our US friends. Call of Duty 2 is for the PC and by gosh it’s a worthy successor to the original.
Excerpt: What looks like Medal of Honor: Allied Assault plays like Medal of Honor: Allied Assault but in fact isn't Medal of Honor: Allied Assault? :) Well, I will tell you. It's Call of Duty! Call of Duty is a World War II based first person shooter developed by Infinity Ward, a newly formed studio including 22 of the individuals, and all of the production leads, who worked on the original Medal of Honour: Allied Assault.
Excerpt: World War II is certainly a popular setting for first-person shooters. If you’re not shooting at terrorists on your PC these days, odds are you’re shooting at Nazis. I’ve played just about all of these WWII shooters, and they’ve run the gamut from abysmal to some of my favorite games. After playing Call of Duty, I have to say that it is one of the best of them all and a leading candidate for game of the year honors.
Excerpt: World War II has always been one of my favorite genres when it comes to games. My father is a veteran of World War II and I always enjoyed listening to his stories about both the good times and the bad that he experienced during that war. I read a lot about the war in books and magazines as well. Recently World War II has become the setting for a lot of movies and mini-series like Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers.
Excerpt: These days, World War II action titles boil down to two separate camps: those where the characters are scripted to think intelligently and those where they’re scripted to look intelligent. Call of Duty falls clearly in the latter camp. The most curious thing about Call of Duty is the fact that no part of the entire corpus is actually revolutionary, save for a few special effects. You are on board vehicles in some sequences (Operation Flashpoint).