Tuesday, September 17, 2002
One step closer to future sports?
Penny Arcade on the new Bombing Run mode in the Unreal Tournament 2003 demo. Unlike the multitude of capture-the-hill, king-of-the-flag network game modes already out there, Bombing Run has a single ball-like object - the bomb - and two team goals, into which you can hurl the bomb for a certain amount of points, or run it for more. BR also offers automatic lock-on to your teammates for passing. Sound familiar? While other gameplay modes offer a barrage of simultaneous action-hero stories, Bombing Run's single point of focus and similarity to a certain popular American pastime may help make online gaming the spectator sport it is in places like Korea. ::
posted by Mike Sugarbaker, 5:33 PM