Richard Garriott, award-winning game designer and creator of the hugely successful Ultima series of games, is returning to the origins of game design that helped make him a pioneer and legend in fantasy role playing games. Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues from Portalarium, Garriott’s Austin-based game studio, was announced via simultaneous live stream on Rooster Teeth and the Shroud of the Avatar website. The announcement also falls on the opening day of SXSW Gaming taking place at Austin’s Palmer Auditorium.
Emblematic character of the video games universe, Duke Nukem still exists as proven by the developers at 3d Realms, which offer the first video of Duke Nukem Forever in ages, announced for the first time more than 10 years ago, in January 1997.
The development of this first person shooter took joke dimensions in the industry. Several players are pessimist in relation with it, believing quite simply that it will never be completed. A spark of hope was born following the creation of Prey, a similar FPS from a design standpoint also developed by 3d Realms and launched in 2006. The video (teaser), true surprise of Christmas that no one had envisaged, shows hero in his usual form without revealing actual gameplay sequences. It has a little more than one minute in length and shows Duke and some of its enemies of which the traditional pig-police force. It is known that Duke Nukem Forever is based on the graphic engine called Unreal Engine 2 modified heavily. It looks very close to Doom III now. After all these years, one expected better, but let’s wait to see the gameplay before judging. Here it video.
After the polar white, onyx (black), coral pink, crimson (red & black) and metallic rose colors, Nintendo plans to offer another dressing for its DS which will be closer to gadgets, being metallic silver. Starting September 7th, Nintendo will please its fans with a new color for its triumphant portable console, the Nintendo DS. Undoubtedly, many players among the millions who adopted this machine will want to add the metallic silver color to their collection.