Craig Morrison is the executive producer on Age of Conan at Funcom. He was at the GDC to talk about the new expansion of the game, Rise of the Godslayer. The focus of Rise of the Godslayer is combat, choice and concequence, which is most evident in the new faction system of the game. Players can choose to side with ten different factions, each offering unique rewards. The new mounts, tiger and wolf, are only available from two factions and others will offer unique weapons and armor. When choosing to side with a faction, players will be shunned by the opposing factions. The focus on consequences also means players will lose rewards if they decide to leave a faction.
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.
Sony Canada unveiled its new touch-enabled, multi-media machine- the VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV. With the VAIO L Series’ multi-touch screen, easy access to your PC, HDTV, and DVR- your entire entertainment hub- is readily at your fingertips. Equipped with a 24-inch (diagonal) WUXGA (1920x1080) widescreen panel, the unit displays high-definition content in Full HD resolution. The VPC-L114 model features a Blu-ray Disc optical drive so you can enjoy high-definition movies. A rewritable BD drive for recording, storing and playing back personal content on high-capacity BD media is also available.