Crysis Doesn't Just Run On Consoles, It Soars

The original 2007 Crysis has a benchmark-y quality to it. It is no longer the Best-Looking PC Game In The World, but it retains some of that "must-have" mystique nonetheless. Perhaps it's because it's one of only a few hardcore first-person shooters that has never been ported to consoles. But every time one of my… » 9/23/11 12:00pm 9/23/11 12:00pm

Didn't Feel the Earthquake? Here Are 5.9 Games That Let You Recreate It

Earthquakes are great and terrible forces, destroying homes, claiming lives, and reminding humanity as a whole that this planet we crawl across isn't as solid as it seems. The east coast of the U.S. found that out today. For the rest of us, there are video games. » 8/23/11 5:00pm 8/23/11 5:00pm

Stealth Gameplay Isn't Enough: Give Me the Thrill of the Hunt

I finally finished Crytek's Crysis 2 last week and surprised myself by immediately firing up a new game and starting it over from the beginning. Sure, Crysis 2 is a slick, well-made first-person shooter, but it's fairly unremarkable on the surface. So why, when I had so many other games I could (or should) be playing,… » 8/15/11 8:00pm 8/15/11 8:00pm

EA Blames Post-Release Policies for Crysis 2's Disappearance from Steam

Electronic Arts has followed its claim that Steam "expelled" the EA-published Crysis 2 with an explanation that some EA games will not be available over Steam, the leading PC download service, because of a dispute over how they are patched and updated. This comes, of course, a month after EA opened Origin, its own… » 7/06/11 8:30pm 7/06/11 8:30pm

Crysis 2's Ultra Upgrade Explained In Pretty Images and Even Prettier…

Don't know your parallax occlusion mapping from your custom shape based bokeh depth of field effects? Don't worry about it! Crytek, maker of Crysis 2, illustrates what new tessellation and displacement mapping technology, part of the game's new "Ultra Upgrade" pack, means for you, PC gamer. » 6/27/11 5:40pm 6/27/11 5:40pm