Wednesday, 29 June 2011 22:20

Tribes Acended

fptribesacendWant a bit more than the parkour in Brink? Take sliding to the extreme in the newest addition to the ever popular PC series Tribes, with Hi-Rez Studios new title Tribes:Ascended.  The Tribes series has always been a straight up shooter concentrating on multiplayer only, with the series gimmik being each player is equipped with a jetpack which they can hurtle themself across the map with, and gaining enough speed allows players to "slide" across the landscape at incredible speeds making for a pretty unique playstyle in every match.

Big change for Tribes:Ascended is....this one won't cost you a penny to play! Yes after the flop Global Agenda was (Hi-Rez's Studios last game which is free to play on Steam), it is good to see the developers still see the great potential behind making a game free to play - and as a gamer on a budget, free is always a eye opening word I'm sure you will all agree. Tribes is also another eye opener, so to see the two together really gets me excited about the game...and did I mention its currently PC only? *shock*

Friday, 24 June 2011 21:54

Brink DLC Agents of Change Screenshots

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Some intresting Brink news today

The games first DLC, Agents of Change, will be FREE for two weeks on Xbox LIVE, PSN, and Steam! The content is currently in submission at Microsoft and Sony, and we expect it to release in early July. the DLC features two all-new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits, and two new weapon attachments. Check out the screenshots dont it just look lovley

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Heroes of Stalingrad – Competitive Support
Teamspeak Conference with Tripwire Interactive
Brought to you by www.rush-zone.com 

Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad is the next release (due in Q3/4 2011) from indie heroes Tripwire Interactive, the same team that brought you Killing Floor and Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45.

Rush Zone is proud to present a discussion on competitive functionality for the upcoming gaming, requested by the developers themselves.

If you wish to contribute to the development of competitive functionality for this new game, then we invite you to come and take part!


- SATURDAY 18TH JUNE @ 8pm GMT
- Teamspeak Conference - 213.202.104.40:9988 (no password)
- Broadcast and IRC - http://www.rush-zone.com/rushtv-live.html

Wednesday, 08 June 2011 07:53

Battlefield 3 multiplayer footage from E3

E32011BF3With BF3 hitting this years E3 we got a first look into some actual multiplayer footage, as well as some information on the some of the features included in the game. Overall the game has been reported to be very smooth for something that is pre-alpha. And the people who tested it never noticed any framerate loss while playing. The game however, has a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 feel, but as many has already mentioned it is a lot more than that. If you try to jump over something you don't just simply jump, you see an animation of your solider leaping over, something that has become quite popular lately in games like Brink and Crysis 2, maybe we will see an interesting movement system in BF3 – nothing has been confirmed yet though. Many described it as Bad Company 2 on crack with a BF2 feel to it, with mind-blowing graphics, more intense gameplay, amazing weapon customization, superb animations, but most important of all people have found it really good so far.

Thursday, 02 June 2011 15:02

SC2: Heart of the Swarm

fpstarcraftheartswarmDays of rumours, leaked releases, and the usual mix of lies and missinformation - Blizzard has finally came out and made a full on preview page regarding Starcraft 2's second campaign in the planned trillogy - Heart of the Swam. Big news is - Kerrigan is clearly back, something certainly happend when that Xel'Naga artifact went off at the end of the first campaign - Wings of Liberty - as the Queen of Blades is no more and the Kerrigan you see in the reveal is what we now have. What exactly went on, we may never know, at least not until Heart of the Swarm is released.

In the preview missions which can be found over at Blizzard's official HotS page. Kerrigan can be seen actively trying to regain control of the Zerg Broods, which have scattered into isolation after the demise of the Queen of Blades. Along with gathering the Broods together, there is glimpses of further genetic mutations for Zerg units than what we have ever seen before...while she may no longer be know as the Queen of Blades...has Kerrigan turned into something more dangerous than anyone ever expected? We'll have to wait and see when Heart of the Swarm is release on....well released on typical Blizzard "when its ready" time line - some things never change...

fpbattlefield3-bannerMartin ‘nKM’ Bowman comes out from his study hole to examine Battlefield 3 and what DICE needs to get right to bring him back from Real Life to competitive gaming.

It’s been a while since I played a competitive game of anything lately – like many others of my age my online persona has succumbed to the realities of real life; getting my academic house in order, getting my bills paid and spending my rare moments of quality time with the missus. Other than trolling Call of Duty 4 public servers and bantering with the pub heroes out of sheer boredom, I really haven’t considered gaming at all.

Some could say I gave up after the efforts of putting Bad Company 2 in the spotlight and achieving nothing of significance for my peers in the Battlefield community. Everyone who watched my forays into gaming journalism knows how disappointed I was to see my beloved FPS series crash and burn under the weight of broken promises and lack of competitive functionality; I watched the once burgeoning competitive BF scene shrink over time to a shrivelled, nonsensical and ultimately disappointing shadow of its former self. Retreating to the relatively stable routine of studying endless Cisco modules and IT systems at University actually came as some sort of a relief to me.

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