In the late 90s, video games sat on the precipice of a 3D graphics revolution. Everything was about to change, and it was gonna change fast.
Track: BaDeDum (High Orchestra) | Artist: Guy Whitmore | Album: No One Lives Forever Original Soundtrack
On November 9, 2000, the saga of superspy Cate Archer kicked off with the release of The Operative: No One Lives Forever. What followed was a thrilling spy adventure spanning two awesome stealth first-person-shooters (and one straight-up shooter, with a different protagonist, that nobody really talks about).
The latest attempt to re-release the beloved PC series No One Lives Forever is dead in the water. The saddest part? It could have been rescued, if not for the apathy of big corporations.
And lo, the clouds parted, and the sun shone down, and a game studio known for re-releasing classic PC games filed for a trademark on one of the great lost video game series of our age.
Superman, Batman, Aquaman, and a very large shark from Injustice: Gods Among Us lead off this week's selection of a dozen gaming wallpapers.
It would be a real shame to forget about Cate Archer.
You won’t quite be able to figure out what’s going on in this trailer for new horror/FPS Betrayer. But it’ll still make you feel queasy.
Ah, the early 2000s. It was a time of great upheaval and revolution, particularly for PC graphics.
We've already established that the 2000 spy game No One Lives Forever starred gaming's great unsung heroine. But as I finished it last weekend, I was struck anew by the excellent bad-guy fakeouts and surprise reveals at the end.
If you want to look at how much things have changed over the last decade and a half of gaming, look no further than the tutorial level.
The first years of the new millennium brought us the seventh generation of video game consoles, and with that came a whole new family of attractive men and women. With new evolutions, this decade introduced the start of increasingly realistic-looking characters.
There were a lot of things to love about the No One Lives Forever games. The groovy music, the fresh-feeling 60's spy motif (Austin Powers be damned!), the fearless, funny heroine Cate Archer. But even when compared to those things, the game's writing stands apart.