So you've stomped through every world in New Super Mario Bros. - big deal. Do you have three stars next to your save game, proving you've literally completed everything the game has to offer? If not, chances are you're still looking for star coins, and we've got a helpful video to reveal five of the most deceiving ones in the game. If you need step-by-step instructions, read on.
World 2-5 - Third Coin
This early on in the game, you may not be thinking outside the perimeters of the level yet.
According to publisher Rockstar, the Grand Theft Auto series has sold 44 million games on PlayStation 2 worldwide. According to Sony, there are more than 37.8 million PlayStation 2s in North America as of May 15, 2006, and roughly 4.7 million PSPs. Put these facts together and it's clear that there could be as many as 33 million PS2 owners in North America who want to play Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, but haven't because it was a PSP exclusive. No more.
Not only is Rockstar's latest
Friday 2 June 2006
Rockstar doesn't tend to follow trends. After the success of Grand Theft Auto, everyone expected the company to continually mine the lucrative seam of 'crime' games. Instead, it made a cowboy game. Then, when every publisher decided to make their first 360 game a shooter set in the near future, Rockstar goes and makes a table tennis game.
And now, just when everyone is converting their PS2 games into PSP games (Tomb Raider, Tekken, Pro Evolution Soccer et al) Rockstar
Friday 2 June 2006
When Half-Life 2 was first released, many people saw the game's Steam registration process - which barred gamers with no internet access from being able to play it - as developer Valve's greatest mistake.
Nearly two years on, however, and Steam is instead beginning to look like the harbinger of a wave of innovative, exciting and brilliant games. New and interesting titles, not just modifications of Half-Life 2, are being added to the online service on an impressively
With the GameCube's Naruto: Clash of Ninja, anime fanatics could choose their favorite ninja kids and pound each other into the next decade. That's very much the case with the PS2-exclusive Ultimate Ninja, but our extended hands-on time with the title helped distance it from its Nintendo-bound cousin.
While Clash of Ninja was anything but tame, the constant wall-running, teleporting and counterattacking of Ultimate Ninja makes even the most peaceful match hard to follow if you're not keeping a
For some reason, EA's NCAA Football series has always lagged behind Madden NFL in terms of graphics, but often ups the ante with new gameplay tweaks. It's been a proving ground for new football features, like precision passing. The next installment, NCAA Football 07, looks to finally catch up to EA's premier football title with new visual polish, and adds just as many unique gameplay
Battlestations: Midway has been around for quite a while, starting life as a game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles. But now it's hitting the big time on the PC.
Before you roll your eyes at the thought of another WWII game (the most played-out game setting on Earth, next to the mean gangsta-ridden streets of Big City, USA), know that Battlestations is a bit different. Rather than a simple first-person shooter or squad-based first-person shooter, Battlestations is a strategy/action
You may not know Al Lowe's name, but longtime PC gamers will definitely know his work. His true claim to fame is the creation of the Leisure Suit Larry series, old-fashioned adventure games that starred a hapless but lovable lounge lizard usually concerned with little more than finding a slot B for his tab A.
Now, Lowe has come out of retirement to give action gaming a hot-beef injection of suggestive humor. Billed as an "action comedy," Sam Suede casts a regular guy in the role of an ersatz
Thursday June 1 2006
Did anyone ever actually sit back during a game of Super Monkey Ball and wonder what those entombed monkeys did in their spare time? Didn't think so. Looks like we're gonna find out anyway, as Adventure breaks them free from their floating puzzle trays and sets them loose in a full 3D quest to save monkey kind.
Main monkey AiAi is still trapped inside the same globular prison as always, but instead of directing him to a well-defined goal, you'll lead him through vast,
Half-Life boss Gabe Newell has revealed that "primary characters" will die over the trilogy of new Half-Life 2 episodes. "People need to feel that characters are genuinely at risk," he says. "Otherwise they lose investment and the significance of their actions is diminished."
Half-Life 2: Episode One, released this Thursday on Valve's Steam service, will kick off this exciting story arc. In the run-up to the release, we visited Valve's Seattle HQ for an exclusive interview.
"With the trilogy,