It is incredible to think how far first-person shooter gaming has evolved over the years. It all started with Battlezone in 1980, but the big game changer was Doom released in 1993. To play it now you would question the dodgy controls and questionable graphics but back then it really put FPS on the map.
We’ve gone a long way since then with Duke Nukem, Half-Life, Quake, Halo and Call of Duty bringing use into the 21st century with amazing weaponry. But, with the number out there at the minute, how can the genre evolve positively? The key is creativity. Maybe you prefer strategy pc games where outcomes change and it isn’t a generic storyline that you can predict.
Cult gaming classic title Metro 2033 will be available to purchase on the Xbox Live Arcade from the 16th of October, at a reduced price. Metro 2033 will actually be half price to buy until the 22nd of October.
“About Metro 2033:
Based on the novel of the same name by acclaimed Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky and set in the shattered subway of a post-apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intense underground survival in which the fate of mankind rests in the player’s hands.”
THQ are offering Metro 2033 for £5.49 for a limited time, in anticipation of the release of their upcoming first person shooter Metro: Last Light.
Highly anticipated ‘post-apocalyptic’ FPS game RAGE has recieved it’s official release date from the games developer – iD – at Quakecon 2010 in Dallas, Texas.
“We’re going to have the biggest, coolest, most badass launch possible,” Tim Willits – Rage Designer
In the US RAGE will be released on September 13th with release in Europe dated two days later on the 15th of September.
The game was demoed on stage at Quakecon by members of the RAGE team who showed off the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game which has been built using the new Tech 5 engine by iD.