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Fracture details explode forth from the ground

LucasArts is making a game called Fracture. We've covered it once or twice before. We're really excited about it. Taking that into consideration, when we read a new preview of the title, our excitement grew even more because the terrain deformation mechanic is starting to make more sense to us. We'll explain how it works without going into all the back story -- read that if you want. What we will tell you is the visuals look sharper and resolutions higher than 720p are being considered.

You can carry two weapons at a time, along with four types of grenades. Each weapon has a primary (shooting) feature and a secondary. The secondary features primarily (get it?) deal with terrain deformation -- the machine gun will chip away at the ground, making a staircase on a steep cliff. The shotgun bullets bounce off walls and the rocket launcher creates a subterranean torpedo. Another weapon serves as a type of vacuum, sucking up dirt and debris into a gigantic ball, then rolling it into enemies for an eventual explosion. The grenades serve different purposes as well, mostly for terrain deformation. They're really cool sounding, but that's for you to read up on. Look for the game in early 2008 as well as more coverage over E3!

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1. MAN do I hope that they actually go to 1080i so I'm not stuck playing the game in standard definition. I don't even care if it's crappy upscaling like in R6: Vegas - it's still better than 480p.

Posted at 4:19PM on Jul 4th 2007 by Stef Geiger

2. This game looks not too bad, will get overlooked in the midst of some other games. MGS4 and FF13 come to mind.

Posted at 5:39PM on Jul 4th 2007 by Andy

3. Moar 1080I le55 480P imo.

Posted at 6:29PM on Jul 4th 2007 by Overgauss

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