Tag Archives: quantum of solace
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 09:20 GMT
Thu, Nov 20, 2008 | 15:41 GMT
Play.com’s doing its best to keep PS3′s price down, despite Sony’s refusal to offer an official cut, launching two new Christmas bundles for the machine today.
The first pack comes with an 80Gb machine, Quantum Of Solace, Batman Begins Blu-ray, the Blu-ray remote and LittleBigPlanet for £300.
The second swaps out Quantum of Solace for GTA IV, and Batman Begins for 300, for the same price.
Maybe now’s the time? Thanks, PS3F.
Wed, Nov 05, 2008 | 11:53 GMT
Whoops. IGN’s hammered the Wii version of Quantum of Solace, saying it has “one of the lousiest framerates” seen in a Wii gameand that, “It’s clear from the moment you start playing that the Wii version of Quantum of Solace was never — not even for a second — a priority.”
What a disappointment. While Quantum of Solace houses some fun concepts, including a competent cover system, the entire experience is marred by a medley of technical failures — not shortcomings, but total missteps. The game chugs along with one of the lousiest framerates I have ever witnessed — I’m not exaggerating when I write that at certain points the fluidity halts to an unplayable slideshow. There’s graphical glitches — pop-up, geometry drops, and more at every turn. And Treyarch chose to ignore the control innovations made in games like Medal of Honor Heroes 2, Metroid Prime 3 and most recently The Conduit for a sluggish crosshair that seems inspired by the configuration in Red Steel. I just don’t get it. It’s clear from the moment you start playing that the Wii version of Quantum of Solace was never — not even for a second — a priority. Absolutely do not support software of this low quality.
It’s 4.5/10, apparently. There’s a video full of choppy framerate sections after the break.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 | 19:31 GMT
There’s the first ten minutes of the Wii version of Quantum of Solace after the break, and it really doesn’t look half bad. It’s off-screen, but perfectly watchable.
Game’s out this week. See for yourself.
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 19:55 BST
Quantum of Solace design boss Adam Gascoine is hyped. The game isn’t out of the door and he’s already thinking sequel. So’s the rest of the team, apparently.
“I do know that our team wants to work on the next Bond,” he told Videogamer. “Because we feel we have a lot more to say.
“The first game in a franchise is never the greatest game ever made. We’ve got a really good game and we’re really proud of it but we want to build. We want to go like Call of Duty 1 to Call of Duty 2, Halo 1 to Halo 2. We want to make sure that gamers can play this and say all right this is the start of a dynasty. This is going to get better and better and better.
Gascoine added: “There’s stuff we really want to improve on. We also want to get driving in the game. We had it in the game for like a year, but we took it out because we didn’t want to do a license game where it’s just got everything and is an average level all the way through.
“So we took all of those resources and put them into combat. But if we do the game again, another version, we want to put some of that stuff back in.”
Game’s out on all formats on October 31. More through the link.
Mon, Oct 06, 2008 | 22:23 BST
Get it now from Fileshack. It’s 689.18, developed on the CoD4 engine and looks actually good. And it’s free. So get it.
Sun, Oct 05, 2008 | 19:35 BST
UK punters can get hold of the PC Quantum of Solace demo by buying a bottle of Coke Zero, as you can see here.
You may as well, innit. More through the link. The game’s out on DS, PC, PS2, PS3, Wii and 360 on October 31.
Tue, Sep 30, 2008 | 06:46 BST
More excellent footage from the upcoming Quantum of Solace adaptation, this time showing off the game’s environments. After the break.
We’re getting a look at this tomorrow, apparently, so we’ll have some more stuff for you later this week.
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 | 09:42 BST
Acti-Bliz put a date on Quantum of Solace tonight, meaning you can now set your spy calendars to November 4 if you live in the US. There doesn’t appear to have been any timing announced for Europe, but it’s unlikely to vary too much.
There’s a new movie after the break, released in celebration. It’s about level design. You cannot possibly resist.
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 | 10:54 BST
According to this GI story, Cowen and Company’s Doug Cruetz has claimed that Activision is to go annual with Bond games.
“James Bond will become an annual franchise, which we had not necessarily expected given the lack of an accompanying movie next year,” said the analyst.
Not quite sure where he’s got that from, but there we are. More through the link.
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 | 22:41 BST
video after the break on the tech aspects of Quantum of Solace, detailing use of the CoD4 engine and some light snippets on AI. The game looks great, frankly, and there’s a brief look at the “bollock-mashing” scene from Casino Royale.
It’s out on October 31 on all major platforms. Take a look.
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 | 10:33 BST
After the break. These are the videos shown in the Activision Blizzard press conference at Games Convention this week, detailing how Treyarch worked with Pinewood with actors like
Daniel Craig and Judy Dench on November Bond shooter Quantum of Solace.
Game looked great when we saw it. Take a look.
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 09:08 BST
Speaking at Games Convention, Adam Gascoigne, co-design director of Quantum of Solace, said that actors Daniel Craig, Dame Judy Dench and many other members of the cast from Casino Royale will “feature extensively” in Quantum of Solace.
We saw how their faces were all scanned to give as life-like a representation as possible.
Quantum of Solace will be released in November.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 09:09 BST
Speaking at Games Convention, Adam Gascoigne, co-design director of Quantum of Solace, revealed that the game will be available in November.
We saw Bond running through a sewer, shooting. We saw loads of shooting, in fact. A ‘Gears of War’- style, duck’n'cover system will be used throughout the game.
The environment plays a large role too. There was a huge waterfall at the end of the sewer that was actually making the screen shake. We saw a pillar through a wall confirming destructible environments.
The graphics were amazing. We even thought it was CGI to begin with. Definitely one to look out for.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 | 12:57 BST
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 | 14:54 BST
After the break. The video shows a switchable first- and third-person camera, impressively destructable environments and a lot of shooting. We like. Fingers crossed nothing goes wrong with this, but from the look of it it’s Bond crossed with the CoD4 engine made by non-idiots. That should probably equal a win. Take a look.
Thu, Jul 03, 2008 | 10:19 BST
Looks as though Joystiq’s the first site to get a proper look at upcoming Bond game Quantum of Solace, the Treyarch-developed, Activision-published affair due later this year.
Sounds as though it was impressive, what with contextual music and shooting and shit. Have a read.
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 20:08 BST
Activision’s just put out the first official screens of upcoming Bond game, Quantum of Solace. After the break.
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 09:34 BST
IGN has a first look at Quantum of Solace, the next, upcoming James Bond game.
It’s being developed by Treyarch, and, according to the article, will be utilizing the Call of Duty 4 engine.
The Bond franchise has struggled ever since GoldenEye, but with the introduction of a proven game engine it sounds as though this one could be promising.
Take a look.
By Jerry Burns
Thu, Jun 19, 2008 | 12:46 BST
GamesRadar’s scooped the first proper screen of upcoming Activision Bond game, Quantum of Solace. See it through the link.
The image is from the official Xbox and PlayStation mags, subs issues of which should be hitting now. More details on the other side.