Items tagged with FPS

I have a confession to make: I enjoy the Call of Duty series. Some may scoff and hit me with a splash of Haterade, but the fact of the matter is, there's something that remains consistent with each new game in the series: I have fun. Fun is the operative word here, because while the series, like many others, has its obvious faults, what I care about most is whether or not I'm enjoying the game, and am intrigued enough to carry on. So far, no Call of Duty has let me down. One of the obvious faults is that the series, by some respects, has begun to grow a bit stale. Well - depending on... Read more...
Normally we don't cover games that are still in alpha. While beta coverage is typically a good example of how final gameplay is shaping up, alpha is a time when major design elements are still in flux. We're making an exception for Crysis 3's recent multiplayer test, however, to highlight just how gorgeous the game already is... Crysis 3 Multiplayer Preview Shines, Even In Alpha... Read more...
Normally we don't cover games that are still in alpha. While beta coverage is typically a good example of how final gameplay is shaping up, alpha is a time when major design elements are still in flux. We're making an exception for Crysis 3's recent multiplayer test, however, to highlight just how gorgeous the game already is. Hi there! Last week, Crytek held a closed alpha test for Crysis 3. Players were limited to DX11 video cards and just one map, Crash Site, though 16-player support was implemented. Crytek sternly advised everyone that all of the maps and scenery were placeholders and not indicative... Read more...
Valve has continued to unveil features and screen captures from the upcoming Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in its bid to drum up excitement around what promises to be a massive update and extension to one of the most popular FPS titles of all time. The game is intended to update and extend Counter-Strike's classic formula, with new versions of classic maps and a 'Casual' mode in which weapons are all free and anyone can watch the actions of another player. The idea behind Casual mode is to give brand-new players a way to jump into the game, learn the ropes, and have fun. At the same time, ranked... Read more...
In a recent interview, Kinect creator Kudo Tsunoda shared his thoughts on Microsoft's new gaming platform and the future of gaming in general. when asked how Kinect would be integrated into future titles he described the rise of FPS shooters for consoles, then drops this bombshell. "Halo did an awesome job of building a first-person shooter exclusively for the console, and now hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC anymore. It’s all about the console." This is precisely the sort of statement that normally causes PC gamers to rally round the flagpole, declare their undying devotion... Read more...
If ol' Saint Nick didn't bring you enough goodies and gadgets this year and you'[ve got a hankerin' for treating yourself to a little post Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa present, you might want to consider something that will take advantage of that new GeForce GTX 280 or Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card or perhaps that snappy new Core i7 processor.  How about a little Fallout 3, Call of Duty World at War, Left For Dead or Far Cry 2 action at dramatically discounted prices?  Valve Corp's Steam game download and management service is having a store-wide sale with discounts on... Read more...
Some folks step into the ring ready for battle with a round-house kick and a 1-2 jab-cross.  Still others would rather enter the arena with a plasma cannon, link gun or sniper rifle.  It all depends on whether your prefer the real or virtual octagon.  Then again the octagon could be more of a circle of death too.  How uplifting.  Perhaps in the latter case you might bring something with you cut from a similar geometrical sphere of influence.  Enter the FPS "Circle of Death" keyboard...   FPS Circle of Death "A circle of all the important FPS keys surrounds your... Read more...
This announcement has the makings of a future scandal written all over it.  First it was BALCO.  Then Marion Jones had to give up her gold medals for doping.  And now Barry Bonds is under federal indictment for allegedy using HGH.  Next up, Johnaton "Fatal1ty" Wendel is locked up for cheating for using FpsBrain... The First Neural Accelerator for Computer Gamers FpsBrain supports the mental performance of players No matter if you talk about track and field, cycling or swimming - if there is money involved in athletics, performance improvement is an important matter. Electronic... Read more...
A recent addition to the HotHardware forums, CRYSJON, posted a link to an awesome trailer for id's just announced first person shooter / driving game hybrid "Rage" that you all just have to see.  The game takes place in a post apocalyptic Earth decimated by a comet's impact.  But Rage will not be the typical indoor id shooter.  Rage is a new franchise for id and is a major departure from Quake or Doom...             During closed-door briefings at QuakeCon this past weekend, id revealed that the game is in simultaneous... Read more...
Let's face it: The HotHardware we crave, we craved first to play Doom. John Carmack, the programming genius that got all those sprites and textures to appear like magic on my pokey 386, is the old man of the industry now. Wired asks him what he's up to, and what he thinks of computer gaming in general. For the time being, Carmack spends two-thirds of his time at id working on a secret new game. Although it will be a 3-D action title, it won't take place entirely in the first person, and won't revolve entirely around shooting. Other than... Read more...
One for the weekend?  Sure, why not...    MonsterGecko - an over-grown lizard or manufacturer of innovative Gaming Controllers?  If you hazard a guess at the latter you'd be on the mark. Which by the way is exactly what their new PistolMouse is aimed to provide you, precision fragging with a classic "gat" kind of feel.   Stealth checks out MonsterGecko's PistolMouse FPS today.  It's like an offer you can't refuse...  ... Read more...
In all of our experience with personal computers, we've never quite came across a device like the one which is the focus of today's review, the PistolMouse FPS by MonsterGecko.  Suited primarily for first person shooters, the PistolMouse is an 800dpi optical mouse masquerading as a Glock pistol.  When we first laid eyes upon its flashy red and black box, visions of laying waste to opponents in on-line matches flashed in our minds.  Soon after, we put in a call to MonsterGecko to see if the PistolMouse was truly up to the task.        CLICK ANY IMAGE... Read more...
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