Crysis 2

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2: AMD Virgo vs. Intel HD4000 Performance Video

Crytek's system-challenging title gets compared on AMD's new Fusion APU and the established integrated Intel HD4000 graphics core.

Digital FoundryCrysis 2: AMD Virgo vs. AMD Trinity Performance Video

The AMD Fusion core get its sternest workout yet on Crytek's ambitious shooter running at the lowest settings at 720p.

Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p ultra: GTX 660 vs. GTX 660 Ti Video

With a substantial gulf in price between them, we compare Crysis 2 running on the GTX 660 and its Ti sibling.

Key events

24th March 2011

Face-Off: Crysis 2

24th March 2011

Crysis 2 PS3/360 Face-Off

22nd March 2011

Crysis 2

24th February 2011

Explosive new Crysis 2 trailer

16th February 2011

Crysis 2 PC demo release date

28th January 2011

PC Crysis 2 demo announced

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The Star Citizen makers are being sued by Crytek

But dismiss it as "meritless" and will defend "vigorously".

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Crytek breaks silence, closes multiple studios

"Undergoing such transitions is far from easy…"

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Crytek once again in crisis

Staff suffer delayed wages, future of company in doubt.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2: AMD Virgo vs. Intel HD4000 Performance Video

Crytek's system-challenging title gets compared on AMD's new Fusion APU and the established integrated Intel HD4000 graphics core.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2: AMD Virgo vs. AMD Trinity Performance Video

The AMD Fusion core get its sternest workout yet on Crytek's ambitious shooter running at the lowest settings at 720p.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p ultra: GTX 660 vs. GTX 660 Ti Video

With a substantial gulf in price between them, we compare Crysis 2 running on the GTX 660 and its Ti sibling.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p ultra: GTX 660 vs. Radeon HD 7850 Video

The GTX 660 takes on AMD's aggressively priced HD 7850 with some intriguing results.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p ultra: GTX 660 vs. Radeon HD 7870 Video

The two enthusiast-friendly GPUs do battle on Crytek's phenomenal PC shooter.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 Extreme 1080p: Radeon HD 7970M vs. GTX 680M Video

2012's notebook GPU heavyweights face-off on a fully maxed out Crysis 2.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX11 1080p Radeon HD 7870 vs. GeForce GTX 660 Ti Video

Decent performance from the 7870 on a maxed out Crysis, but the 660 Ti maintains higher frame-rates in more intensive gameplay.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX11 1080p Radeon HD 7870 vs. 6870 Video

The overclocked 7870 takes on its last-gen predecessor with Crytek's epic ramped up to ultra settings with the high-res texture pack installed.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX11 1080p Radeon HD 7870 vs. 7850 Video

Our overclocked 7870 takes on its less powerful stablemate with all settings at ultra and high-res textures engaged.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p Max Settings, GTX 660 Ti vs. Radeon 6870 Video

The difference between 100 and 250 worth of GPU power, with Crysis 2 Ultra as the test bed.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p Max Settings, GTX 660 Ti vs. Radeon 7850 Video

"Maximum Game" at maximum settings using GPUs at two very different price tiers.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2: DFPC Radeon 6770 vs. 6870, Very High Settings, 768p

At 1366x768, only the most intense effects work fazes the Radeon HD 6870, giving us a nigh-on 60Hz experience.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2: DFPC Radeon 6770 vs. 6870, Very High Settings, 1080p Video

Two GPUs face-off as we put the DFPC through its first hardware upgrade.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX9: AMD Trinity vs. PS3 Video

The PC game is locked at 720p on high settings, with v-sync enabled and compared to console.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX9: AMD Trinity vs. Xbox 360 Video

Integrated GPU vs console with Crysis 2 running at 720p on high settings.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX9: AMD Trinity vs. Intel HD4000 Video

The AMD Trinity integrated GPU takes on Intel HD4000 in the form of an Alienware M14x: 720p res, high settings.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX9: DFPC vs. Xbox 360, 768p Very High Settings Video

Seven-year-old console hardware vs. the 300 Digital Foundry gaming PC on Crytek's demanding shooter.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX9: DFPC vs. Alienware M14x, 768p Very High Settings Video

Alienware's mid-range gaming laptop faces off against the 300 Digital Foundry gaming PC.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 DX9: DFPC vs. PS3, 768p Very High Settings Video

Digital Foundry's 300 gaming PC takes on the PS3 in this technologically groundbreaking shooter.

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Digital FoundryAcer Ultra M3 vs Alienware M14x: Crysis 2

The two laptops compared at very high settings, 1366x768 resolution, with DX11 engaged and high-detail textures on.

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Digital FoundryAlienware M14x Crysis 2 Very High Settings: 768p vs. 900p Video

Crytek's DX11 mode and high-res textures engaged on this performance comparison of Crysis 2 with the GT 650M GPU.

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Why Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2 were pulled from Steam - report

And why Crysis 2: Maximum Edition is now allowed.

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Digital FoundryRadeon HD 7970M: Crysis 2 1080p: Very High vs. Extreme Video

Crysis 2 compared with different quality levels on a Radeon HD 7970M-powered Alienware laptop.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p, DX11 Max Settings: GTX 670 vs. GTX 680 Video

Crytek's epic at max settings on two of the most powerful GPUs in the world.

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Government snubs Crysis 2 at German Computergames Awards

"So called killer games must not be honoured."

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 1080p, DX11 Max Settings: GTX 580 vs. GTX 680 Video

Digital Foundry performance analysis of one of the most demanding games running on top-end NVIDIA hardware.

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The most pirated PC, Wii, 360 games of 2011

Can you guess what it is yet?

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Stream games with Gaikai on Eurogamer.net right now

Play FIFA 12, Crysis 2, The Witcher 2 and Magicka in your web browser.

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Origin wants "fair and open marketplace"

Third parties can sell DLC how they like.

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Crytek refutes hire/fire blog allegations

"It was written to purposefully harm us."

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Crytek working on new FPS IP  report

Plus, abandoned Redemption shooter outed.

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Crysis 2 racks up three million sales

Dead Space 2, Dragon Age II pass 2m.

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FeatureNew Xbox & PlayStation 4: What to Expect

Crytek UK, Epic and more on what the next generation holds.

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Crysis 2: how Crytek UK beat the hackers

Developer vows not to repeat mistakes.

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Why you can't buy Crysis 2 from Steam

Nothing to do with Origin, EA claims.

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Crytek discussed going MS first-party

Has "fallen in love" with Kinect.

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First Crysis coming to consoles  report

Korean Ratings Board lists impending port.

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EU PlayStation Store update 29th June

Fear 3 online modes now available to all.

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VideoCrysis 2 footage with DX11 update

Crytek shows off new Ultra Upgrade.

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2.32GB Crysis 2 DX11 patch out now

Massive PC update detailed in full.

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Crytek: Crysis 2 "backfired a bit"

Studio boss laments PC gamer backlash.

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Crysis 2 DX 11 patch release date

Full title update out next week.

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Crysis 2 DirectX 11 features revealed

Ultra Upgrade shown, then pulled.

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Crytek denies knowledge of new Xbox

Plus, DX11 Crysis 2 patch due "shortly".

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FeatureOrigin of War

EA rattles its sabers at Steam - but Origin's strategy is a throwback to the bad old days.

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VideoCrysis 2 trailer details Decimation DLC

Second map pack adds five new areas.

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EA: Valve took Crysis 2 off Steam, not us

"This was not an EA decision."

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EA's Origin reclaims Crysis 2 from Steam

My shop's better than your shop.

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EU PlayStation Store update 6th June

Honest Hearts, Crysis 2 Retaliation pack

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Full stereoscopic 3D hitting Xbox 360

"It's more capable than the PlayStation 3."

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VideoCrysis 2 gets Retaliation DLC trailer

Map pack brings four new levels.

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Crysis 2 Retaliation DLC date, details

Map Pack packs four new for you.

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Crysis 2 modding tools due "early Summer"

Free CryENGINE SDK follows in August.

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Digital FoundryThe Making of Crysis 2

Digital Foundry talks with Crytek on Crysis 2, CryEngine 3 and beyond.

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Crysis 2 DX11 fix in 2-3 months - report

No DirectX 10 support in the future?

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Crysis 2's DirectX 11 patch in doubt

UPDATE: EA issues statement.

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Crysis 2 EA's biggest UK launch of 2011

Bigger than Dragon Age II, Bulletstorm.

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UK top 40: Crysis 2 leads 3DS pack

3DS launch titles fare well.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 PC - Quality Level Comparison

High, very high and extreme settings compared.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 PC/360/PS3 Face-Off Comparison

All three versions of Crysis 2, head-to-head.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 PS3/360 Engine Performance

Like-for-like scenes compared on both consoles.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 PS3/360 Face-Off

Comparison video of the first console CryEngine game.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 PS3/360 Gameplay Performance

Welcome to a world of inordinately variable frame-rates.

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Crysis 2 gets day one PC patch

Plus, no DirectX 11 support yet.

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VideoCrysis 2 - first 15 minutes

First person suitor.

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Crysis 2

Suited and booted.

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VideoRed hot Crysis 2 launch trailer fires in

Eurogamer's review live at 4pm.

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VideoCrysis 2 disco Easter egg discovered

Crytek sequel knows how to party.

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Crysis 2: Crytek defends DRM

"What are we supposed to do?"

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VideoLatest Crysis 2 campaign footage

Snazzy suit and weapons, check.

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EA pulls PlayStation 3 Crysis 2 demo

Wants final product to be "flawless".

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Crytek: Crysis 2 the same on PS3, 360

No "meaningful difference".

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Hans Zimmer composes Crysis 2 score

Hollywood veteran helps out Crytek team.

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EU PlayStation Store update 16th March

Move special offers, demos.

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VideoCrysis 2 video details multiplayer

Perks! Skill assessments! Dogtags!

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Why Crysis 2 has no Move support

Also, PlayStation 3 demo dated.

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No EA Online Pass for Crysis 2

Developer Crytek didn't want it.

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Crysis 2 360 demo downloaded 1.7m times

New PC, Xbox 360 demo out today.

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New Crysis 2 demo announced for 360

Still no PS3 date though.

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VideoUncut Crysis 2 single-player gameplay

Raw footage from the PS3 version.

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Multiplayer Crysis 2 PS3 demo confirmed

First gameplay footage of PS3 version outed.

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PCGA: PC game piracy is declining

"There are stats that corroborate that."

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Crytek teases Crysis 2 PS3 demo

PS3 gamers "can probably hope for one."

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Crysis 2 to unravel Crysis mysteries

Explains events, provides more information.

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FeatureCrysis 2

Suited and booted.

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Crysis 2 PC demo release date

Two maps and two modes.

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Digital FoundryAnalysis: Crysis 2 demo's 3D mode

3D support in demo code based on flat 2D layers.

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Digital Foundry3D in Crysis 2 demo not actually 3D

Crytek says full game does it properly.

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Leaks could force console-only Crysis 3

Industry hits out at Crysis 2, Killzone 3 piracy.

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VideoCrysis 2 trailer is full of road rage

Crytek files this traffic retort.

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Crysis 2 leak: Crytek still loves the PC

Boss moves to reassure PC gaming fans.

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Meet BioWare, Crytek, Slightly Mad

Play Dragon Age 2, Crysis 2, Shift 2.

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Crytek, EA slam PC Crysis 2 leak

"Piracy continues to damage PC dev community."

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Digital FoundrySecret level in Crysis 2 demo

Crytek sneaks out new map to select few.

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Digital FoundrySecret Level in Crysis 2 Demo

Pier 17 also contained in 1.8GB download.

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VideoNew Crysis 2 trailer sneaks in

See the Nanosuit in action.

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Crysis 2 system requirements released

Does it top notoriously greedy original?

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 Demo 3D Performance Analysis

CryEngine 3's 3D mode put through its paces.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 Demo Performance Analysis

Frame rate tests on a montage of clips.

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PC Crysis 2 demo announced

EA spreads the love.

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Fix incoming for buggy Crysis 2 demo

Users report freezing, server drop-outs.

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VideoExclusive Crysis 2 demo gameplay

We play team deathmatch in Skyline arena.

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Xbox 360 gets exclusive Crysis 2 demo

Plus, pre-order swag detailed.

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VideoBe the weapon in Crysis 2 trailer

New York gets destroyed, again.

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Crysis 2 novel in the works

Read all about it.

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"PC easily a generation ahead" - Crytek

But consoles are handicapping it.

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How Crytek's making a 90 rated game

Crysis 2 dev under no pressure from EA.

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Crytek: Crysis can be as big as COD

"There's no reason it can't be."

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First Crysis 2 beta only on Xbox 360

No word on PC and PS3 testing.

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Crysis 2 will be more fun in 3D

Crytek: 3D entertainment is inevitable."

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EA big hitters at Eurogamer Expo

MOH! FIFA 11! Crysis 2! NFS! Dead Space 2!

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FeatureEA Partners' David DeMartini

On Respawn, Insomniac, Suda51 and more.

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Digital FoundryCryEngine 3 Anti-Aliasing Tech Demo

Visual refinements, Crytek-style.

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EA: Crysis 2 will be a 90-rated game

"Wasn't going to be ready" for Christmas.

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What Crysis 2 should look like

Target graphics from gamescom.

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VideoCrysis 2 multiplayer action

Demonstrated live on stage.

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EA dates Crysis 2

Another one for March 2011.

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VideoCrysis 2 - Central Station commentary

Alien action, now arriving on platform one.

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EA admits COD and Halo will rule 2010

But has FPS crown in its sights.

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Crysis 2 delayed

Don't panic.

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3D will affect game performance

Graphics or fps sacrificed - R.U.S.E. dev.

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Crysis 2 special edition to cost 130?

Comes with a nano-suit backpack.

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VideoEight minutes of Crysis 2 details

Including metal feet and washing-up.

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VideoBrand new footage from Crysis 2

Crytek's cross-platform shooter sequel in motion.

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FeatureCrysis 2

Alien in New York.

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VideoCrysis 2's E3 trailer explained

Ladies' favourite Cervat Yerli tells all.

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Crysis 2

New shots from E3.

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Crysis 2 playable entirely in 3D

Including multiplayer.

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Crysis 2 in autumn, MP beta planned

Multiformat shooter sets its sights.

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VideoCrysis 2's E3 Teaser

The pinger attacks? Doesn't sound too sinister.

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VideoCrysis 2 detailed at London showcase

A whole new meaning for "bearing arms".

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New action Need for Speed at E3

EA Natal/Move line-up reveal, too.

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Digital FoundryCrysis 2 tech demo analysed

The challenge of "nothing under 30FPS".

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Crysis 2 writer slams Modern Warfare 2

IW "way too impressed with themselves".

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VideoCrysis 2 - Cinematic

Crytek's multiplatform sequel.

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Crysis 2

Nanosuits you, sir.

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Leaked GAME schedule hints at big dates

COD7, Bond Racing, MGS Rising, Fallout...

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MOH in Q3, Crysis 2 and NFS in Q4

APB also down for Q3 in 2010 dates.

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Crysis 2 set in New York City

Bust urban fools with Nanosuit 2.0.

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Dead Space 2 and Crysis 2 by March 2011

Plus an innovative Madden.

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Digital FoundryCan Consoles Run Crysis?

Digital Foundry lays out the ultimate test for CryEngine 3.

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Crytek protests against new German law

Studio may be forced to move elsewhere.

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Console Crysis 2 a "breakthrough"

"Has to be the best game that can exist."

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E3: Crysis 2 pushes PS3 to "limits"

Crytek: "Not much more you can do."

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E3: EA announces Crysis 2

Crytek's first console title.