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Wolfenstein: The New Order screenshots show Blazkowicz at war

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In a world where Nazis and robots have teamed up to shoot things, one man is shooting them back... Is how the Wolfenstein: The New Order trailer might begin. At which point, collected filmgoers would roll their eyes in dismissal. That's the problems with films, see. You just can't convey the ridiculous enjoyment of being chased down by a massive robot, who is also a Nazi for some reason.

Unlike these screenshots. Which attempt just that.

Wolfenstein: New Order screenshots show Nazis, robots and Nazi robots

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Our quantum spectrathingy is going wild! What could it be? Ah, a chilling vision of an alternate reality world in which the Nazis: a) won World War 2, b) were obsessed with robots, c) had the technology to act on that obsession, and d) did so.

No, wait, my mistake. I'm being told that these pictures came not through a pan-dimensional viewing field, but rather a regular-dimensional "email". And they're not of an alternate world, but of the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Wolfenstein: The New Order won't contain multiplayer

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We know very little about MachineGames' upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order. What we could glean from the announcement promised the return of B.J. Blazkowicz, fighting through an alternate universe where the Nazis won the war and Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower hadn't been cheapened by its bizarre inclusion in Battlestar Galactica.

We now know one extra tidbit: that video's Nazi Robots will remain strictly robotic, because the game will be entirely singleplayer.

Face Off: Is Crysis 3 the best-looking game ever?

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In this week's debate, Evan argues that Crysis 3 is the best-looking game in gaming, while Tyler isn't wooed by its tessellated vegetation and volumetric fog shadows. It's undeniably impressive tech, but does Crytek still wear the graphics crown?

Rage trailer takes on the Gearheads

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It looks as though every underground lair in Rage will be its own hyper-detailed underworld, rife with hissing pipes and droves of post-apocalyptic detritus. The baddies within will differ, though. The latest trailer shows the Gearheads, a tougher sort than the mutants we've seen so much of, with better technology, armour, and their own spiderbots. The player in this clip has the perfect solution: more spiderbots! We're itching to play Rage, but it's not out until October 4 in North America, and October 7 in Europe. We'll have to settle for the dozen or so new Rage trailers we'll probably see before then.

New Rage trailer shows ruined wastelands, mutants and explosive RC cars

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The new Rage trailer shows off the huge environments the id Tech 5 engine is capable of, as well as some of the mutant creatures that populate the ruined wasteland. There's some exciting blasting too, with automated turrets, armed RC cars and spidery assault robots on show.

John Carmack discusses next gen game engines

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Co-founder of id Software and programming megabrain John Carmack is already working on researching the next generation of game engines. He's been pondering what the next generation might look like, and concludes that, graphically, modern technology is almost there, saying that there are "few things that we can’t do a pretty good job of rendering with the available techniques."

John Carmack says boxed games will disappear in future

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John Carmack, co founder of id Software and the developer behind Doom and Quake has spoken out, declaring that boxed copies of games will vanish sooner or later, predicting that the future lies in digital distribution.

New Bethesda game to use id Tech 5

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Bethesda's owners, Zenimax, have announced their purchase of European studio MachineGames. The Swedish studio are now working on a new title for Bethesda, using id Tech 5.