Reminder: Madden 08 tomorrow, launch parties tonight

Yup, today’s the day: August…13. You know, the day before Madden 08 comes out. If you want to preorder, today’s your last day to do it- and preorders are selling like hotcakes for the 08 installment. If you already have it preordered, your store probably has a launch party, so I suggest calling them.

I don’t know what else I can say. Uh, buy Madden?

Unreal Tournament 3 (PS3) adds keyboard and mouse support

Apparently Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3 is adding support for both the keyboard and mouse as a control scheme in the game. The console itself already supports it, but UT3 will actually allow you to use it in-game as opposed to the SixAxis. Epic’s VP Mark Rein had previously stated that he didn’t want it to be unbalanced (having one control scheme be superior than the other), but something must’ve happened to get him to change his mind.

id Software announces Rage

The makers of Doom and Quake announced their newest game, Rage yesterday. Rage is set in the time where Players fight against a corrupt and oppressive government in the aftermath of an apocalyptic world. The game will be built with new graphic technology not seen yet in video games. The new technology was made by the co-founder of id Software, John Carmack who showed it off to people at the QuakeCon event yesterday.

The technology behind Rage, named “Tech5”, will allow developers to make games that have better graphics, more realistic extremely easy. Plus it features technology that allows a PC game to be easily changed and ported for the Mac, Xbox 360 and the PS3. CEO Todd Hollenshead stated that “You can have massive outdoor environments and make them look glorious down to pixel level without any performance issues.”

Rage has not been dated for release and the publisher is currently unknown, however it’s most likely going to be Activision as they have been the publisher for id Software for quite awhile.

According to id Software, the game will not be just a regular Doom or Quake, the levels are outdoor and more open, allowing the player to roam in very large areas. However, it will still have bad guys and awesome guns and things that you can shoot at but the Quake developers wanted to provide more of a “surprise”.

We will be watching this Rage project as it continues.

Quake Wars and Heavenly Sword dated

Today at QuakeCon 2007, it was announced by id Software that Enemy Territory: Quake Wars will release on October 2 on the PC, PS3, X360, and the Mac OS X platform.
Also dated today, the upcoming PS3 game Heavenly Sword will release on September 12 of this year in North America, with Europe soon to follow on the 14th of September.

Eleven new Guitar Hero 3 tracks announced

Via ARSTechnica, Activision has announced eleven new songs to the list of confirmed songs for Guitar Hero 3. Those looking to shred out on their PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Wiis can do so on October 29 of this year.

  • Miss Murder (by AFI)
  • Number of the Beast (by Iron Maiden)
  • Through Fire and Flames (by Dragonforce)
  • 3’s and 7’s (by Queens of the Stone Age)
  • Suck My Kiss (by Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Raining Blood (by Slayer)
  • Reptillia (by The Strokes)
  • Paranoid (as made famous by Black Sabbath)
  • Cities on Flame (as made famous by Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Mississippi Queen (as made famous by Mountain)
  • La Grange (as made famous by ZZ Top)