Valve, known for the Half-Life series, Left 4 Dead series and Counter-Strike, just to name a few, have put up a teaser link, which will reveal not one, but three new things, supposedly coming out sometime in 2014.
The site at the time of writing this, currently shows a large TV, a SNES-like controller coming from it and the following text:
“Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads. This year we’ve been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room. Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.”
Currently, there is a timer on the site, set to go off on the 23rd of September at 10AM Pacific Time. With all the subtle hints dropped by Valve on the site, one would speculate that the highly anticipated ‘Steambox‘ could see the light of day, with a more than likely release in 2014.
But the question remains, what are the three announcements Valve has planned? Do they relate to the ‘Steambox’ or is it something else? Is it possible that Gabe Newell has overcome his fear of the number three? Half-Life 3 Confirmed?
We will get the first piece of the puzzle on the 23rd.
Zombies are one of gaming’s favourite enemies. More often than not, they just shuffle around, waiting for us players to kindly blow them away. Zombies are a safe choice of enemy when developing a game, as most people won’t think twice about mowing down a walking corpse.
It’s never an easy task for a different developer to bring out a sequel to a game that received high praise when it was originally released.
Especially when the wait has been so long.
The Darkness was released way back in 2007, yet somehow Digital Extreme have managed to craft The Darkness II into something not quite the same, but still uniquely from its world.
2K Australia invited OXCGN down to the Flinders on Flinder St., just off Sydney’s infamous Oxford Street, where they had set up 4 consoles for everyone to test out the newly unveiled Vendetta Campaign Mode.
There I was- in the middle of the desert in the presumed blistering heat with my rifle, waiting nervously for any sign of an enemy when, suddenly, one jumps out of the sand dune and shoots me in the head.
I was playing Far Cry 2 online with a group of people I didn’t know, and despite having just been taken out, was having fun.
But it just wasn’t the same as when I played local split-screen multiplayer with my friends and family at home- especially with extra game AI-controlled bots.
I remember the time when we first got our Xbox 360 and played Perfect Dark Zero. Most of the people who played video games in my extended family (which is very big if you read my earlier Wii article) would come over and take turns playing the game as a co-operative team versus the bots. It was a fun day that had many laughs and was enjoyed by everyone.