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According to an anonymous source, the new virtual world game on the block, Blue Mars, might be entering into open beta on September 2nd. What does this mean for you? Well, it means that another CryEngine 2 MMO might be making an appearance soon to do battle with Planet Calypso.Currently we are unab...

August 28th 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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CryEngine 2 is pretty. Really pretty. So pretty, in fact, that we added a rainbow to the above picture, just to amplify the already intense pretty with more pretty. Ronnie James Dio would be proud of us today.But, if you haven't guessed, Planet Calypso is back online and is proudly sporting their n...

August 27th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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When it comes to virtual worlds, Massively's main focus to date has clearly been on Second Life, but we're also interested in some of the other choices that are becoming available to residents in virtual spaces. Blue Mars from Avatar Reality is one that's caught our eye -- it's a sci-fi themed virtu...

November 17th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The MMO genre is more than World of Warcraft, Age of Conan, and Warhammer Online. Here's what's going on in the rest of the world.Nanoverse Online lets you experience life an a micro scaleDuplex Systems has announced its second MMO, Nanoverse Online, which takes place in a world "unique physics". W...

September 9th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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For today's One Shots, we're bringing you a treat. This is a screenshot from a virtual universe we don't see very often at all, but is absolutely gorgeous. What title is this, you might ask? It's Entropia Universe, developed and published by MindArk. While the graphics are somewhat stylized, nobody...

August 20th 2008 at 2:05pm 0 Comments

We are all interested in the future. Indeed, as the great Criswell so astutely observed, "We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives." And it wouldn't be much of a life if it wasn't spent playing the latest video games, no doubt powered...

August 19th 2008 at 6:25pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret that CryTek is bringing over its revolutionary CryENGINE over to PS3. In fact, they showed off some behind-the-scenes demos to developers at GDC. While CryTek doesn't confirm the long-rumored PS3 version of Crysis in their interview with IGN, they do make a few notes about the proces...

April 8th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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If you were to look back five years ago at the year 2003, the feature lists on the MMOs of that year look quite a bit different from the games of this year. Everything from graphical advancements to new in-game concepts like Warhammer Online's Tome of Knowledge. A lot of new features have cropped up...

March 22nd 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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A glib response from a Crytek representative may have revealed that Crysis is coming to the Xbox 360. The rep reportedly told Primotech that the Xbox 360 version was being shown behind close doors to "prospective publishers" at last month's Game Developers Conference.This is far from a confirmation...

March 4th 2008 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

Crytek recently whipped up a tech demonstration for their haughty, hardware punishing software, CryENGINE2, to show off at GDC. Mimicking an unforgettable ad for the Sony Bravia, the demo turned quite a few heads -- but how did the visuals of the ball-droppin' doppelganger compare to the orig...

February 23rd 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Whenever we see Blue Mars in the news, our computers usually start making this very worrying metal-on-metal grinding noise. Maybe it's because our computers have seen too many cheesy horror movies set on Mars, or maybe it's because Blue Mars is going to be using the CryEngine2 for its graphics rend...

February 23rd 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments