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by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 19 Jun 2008 22:38
Tags: ds fps qos screens wii

Quantum of Solace Screen

Get a first look at the new Bond game, Quantum of Solace at Games Radar.
Via Joystiq | Games Radar | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 19 Jun 2008 21:42
Tags: conduit fps screens

The Conduit gets a Manual


4colorrebellion got a very nice package in his email. Images of The Conduit's manual. Goody! What secrets do they hold? Not much we don't already know. We get to see the Razor cannon (enemy weapon), we find out the Assault Rifle is the SCAR (we'd seen both the rifle and the name before, but we didn't know they were the same thing). We get a closer look at the All Seeing Eye. There are artist's renderings of several locations. And we see new alien artificats; we already knew about the portals the Conduit fan site interview, but now we see a Regenerator Unit and a Pulse Box. What do they do? My guess is one regenerates and the other pulses, but I won't say which one does which.

There are 2 factions: The Trust (which you are working for, but is also partly an enemy it seems), and the Drudge (alien). On page 9, there's a redacted portion that might refer to another party, though not another faction. The Trust have guard units in the game. The Aliens have puppet humans whom they have taken control of. There are also larval drudge known as Therm-mites and Med-mites, some of which fly, and some of which can explode in proximity to a target. The Drudge also have adult units: Drones are regular soldiers and Skimmers are flying units. And finally Scarabs are the most powerful Drudge unit (excluding bosses, no doubt). They are heavily armored and armed, and are described as tank-like.

In addition to the two characters we already know, you (Mr. Ford, Gerald Ford one assumes) and Mr. John Adams (the man behind the Trust Curtain), there is also a captured alien character, known as Alien Captive 5. He's your source of information, an he communicates telepathically. Mr Adams apparently sees an upside to the whole end of the world scenario.

My impression of The Conduit improves with each new piece of information. What do you think? Got hit up 4colorrebellion and thank him for the info.

Hit the break for all the images, conveniently broken up, and the trailer in case your one of the 6 Wii owners that haven't seen it (repeatedly) already.

Via Gamefaqs user KingGamerIII | Source | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 19 Jun 2008 20:13
Tags: cod5 fps news video

How Many Fake COD5 trailers are out there?

A lot. That's how many. And they are generating hundreds of thousands of views too, as we anticipate the real trailer going up on Live! soon. So WiiHD is going to give them a few more views. The moral of this story? Get free traffic by making an ad and label it CoD5.

Hit the break for a gallery of the best and worst fake CoD5 trailers.
Via youtube | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 16 Jun 2008 20:12
Tags: conduit fps interview scifi wii

Nintendo Wii Fanboy Interview with Conduit Dev High Voltage


Nintendo Wii Fanboy has a rock solid exclusive interview with members of High Voltage software. It's high quality and interesting, so I won't excerpt, just go read the whole thing. And then digg it for the sake of the game.

Source | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 16 Jun 2008 19:58
Tags: conduit contest fps news

The Conduit Gets a Website (and a T-shirt)


Surely not. CVG, a decent news site, has reported portions of an interview were found on The Conduit's "official website". Trouble is 1) their quote happens to match one posted on a free user fansite, claimed by said fansite to be an email interview, and 2) The Conduit doesn't have a functional official website yet and the publisher's site has no such interview anywhere I could find. Destructoid picked up the story as well, without checking facts or providing a meaningful source link to the interview cited. This is why we link to our sources. Bad CVG.

Even more troubling is neither Destructoid nor CVG seems to have any recollection of the unconventional Wii headset IGN has apparently seen. It has been described as having features that would give parents some control over who their kids talk to, but IGN theorizes that 3rd parties will release conventional headsets shortly after the official one releases and the Wii is outfitted with the appropriate firmware.

But the real point is that while googling for this supposed official Conduit website I turned up a nice "under construction" placeholder site. I gather it's legit because the domain was created in January 08, but the world didn't know about the Conduit until High Voltage went public with it on April 17th. The site also uses the same email address as the publisher, and features the same contest: that is, a contest for "alien resistant cotton armor", or a Conduit T-shirt. No word on what the shirt looks like.

Via Google | the-conduit.com | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 16 Jun 2008 00:18
Tags: cod5 fps news screens

COD5 Screens

When it rains it pours. Gamefaqs user deathdude8804 found what appears to be some CoD WaW art scanned from an Italian game magazine. Catch all 13 after the break.
Source | Via gamefaqs | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 15 Jun 2008 23:26
Tags: boxart cod5 fps news

COD5 Gets Boxart Hopefuls

Enterprising Neogafers have uncovered what appears to be early contenders for boxart for the 360 version of COD5. We're not thrilled with most of them, but the graveyard one doesn't look too bad. Hit the break for all the contenders.

In other weekend COD5 news, Destructoid has quotes (via CVG) about Treyarch wanting to "redefine" the WWII shooter genre. I'm not holding my breath, but the genre could use some redefinition.
Via NeoGaf | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 13 Jun 2008 23:22
Tags: conduit fps news screens


4 New Conduit Screens from Wii Fanboy

Grab 4 Brand New Exclusive screenshots for The Conduit from Nintendo Wii Fanboy. They are the first 4 in that gallery.

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 13 Jun 2008 23:09
Tags: conduit exclusive fps news wii

Preliminary Conduit Gun List from Trailer

Update: My visual guide has been updated. At first I thought I had two different angles on the shotgun, and labeled them accordingly, but upon further inspecting, one gun has the letters "AK6" on the side, where the shotgun does not, and several other details make it clear it isn't the same gun. The labeling has been changed.

JTRamboman, good friend of WiiHD and highly respected member of Wii Troopers, has spent away some his valuable youth gleaning important details on The Conduit's weapons cache, presumably from IGN's Hi-Def trailer and some screens. He's got names, he's got capacities, and he's got descriptions. He even gleaned some gameplay details. In other words, he's got ALL our numbers.

While we were all drooling over the pretty colors and fast pace and taking embarrassing amounts of great pleasure in the explosions and blood, JTR was being an enormous geek and actually writing stuff down looking for the devil in the details. Hit the break to see them and the trailer, then head over to gamefaqs to thank him for being a geek.
Via Gamefaqs | Permalink

by David MarseillesDavid Marseilles
on 12 Jun 2008 17:40
Tags: conduit fps screens shooter

The Conduit Unloads Visual Goodies

And it still looks good. WiiHD has a lot of hope for the Conduit, the Conduit's Quantum 3 Engine, and High Voltage Software in general. These screens do nothing but bolster that hope.

Hit the break for a few of them, and then head over to Nintendo Wii Fanboy for the rest.
Via Wii Fanboy | Permalink

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