Wednesday, August 1, 2007

E3 Shows Multi-Platform Innovation

posted by Free Press Houston @ 7:27 PM

By Tyler Barber



The setting and the games at this year's E3 where refreshing. One thing I came away glad to see was how several developers are innovating in genres that are in danger of becoming depleted of all creativity.

The Call of Duty brand, for example, is one that is known for its excellence in the WWII shooter genre, (sans Call of Duty 3) but when WWII shooters are coming out faster than boy-band has-beens, someone's gotta take a walk on the wild side. Enter Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, where developer Infinity Ward takes a welcome turn into the modern age of combat, and presents it in a package that is delicious as it is a kick in the nuts.

Read on to find out how Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Rock Band, Skate and Burnout: Paradise lead the pack in re-imagining our favorite genres.

2 Comments:

At August 1, 2007 at 7:52 PM , Anonymous donnie said...

a little burned out on shooters but maybe this is good???

 
At August 1, 2007 at 11:24 PM , Anonymous Tyler said...

@donnie,
I hear ya, that's how I felt too, and as a matter of fact, that's how the general feeling at E3 was too. We were all burnt-out on shooters, but after seeing the demo at Microsoft's Press Conference, the theatrical-trailer, to the Sony Arcade demo, Call of Duty 4 became what everyone was talking about.

And with good reason. The amount of detail in the graphics all render quickly, and without lag. This game is running at a cool 60 frames-per-second.

Seeing this game in person is arresting.

 

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