The word "visceral" describes things that impact the soft internals of a body (particularly those of the stomach or ‘abdomen' to get all sciencey on you) and there's a good reason why it frequently describes boxing. Graphics or physics alone won't get the job done; a good boxing game has to make you feel like you're about to get slugged. EA has a reputation for delivering the experience of professional sports in a way that goes beyond the rules of the game, and Fight Night Round 3 hungers
Judging by the latest build, it would seem that the face of war is a huge, beaming grin, with a tiny wry smirk at one end that grows each time you take advantage of this RTS's array of realistic details.
Example: a firefight dominates a town square. Taking control of an anti-tank trooper, you sneak behind the enemy and send a rocket pounding into the back of their tank. The force of the explosion rolls it forward (smirk), crushing a few of its foot soldier allies (smirk).
Without the tank,
The word "visceral" describes things that impact the soft internals of a body (particularly those of the stomach or ‘abdomen to get all sciencey on you) and there's a good reason why it frequently describes boxing. Graphics or physics alone won't get the job done; a good boxing game has to make you feel like you're about to get
If movies and games have taught us nothing else in the last decade, we know one thing for sure: zombies are awesome. Capcom delivers the zombies like no other, so it comes as no surprise that one of Capcom's first titles out of the gate for the 360 is (gasp!) a survival horror zombie game. And why not? After the success of the Resident Evil, we're just begging for
With Xbox 360 out (if you can find one) and PlayStation 3 just around the corner, you might think the only place left for your old PS2 is in a box in the attic. But hold that thought, and cast your eye over our deluxe selection of upcoming titles: this generation isn't shuffling off quietly.
Valkryie Profile: Silmeria
The original Valkryie Profile, for PSone, slipped under the radar of all but a few dedicated RPG fans. Shame, because it was one of the most exciting games to hit the genre, with
Like the hatch in Lost or the appeal of Ashlee Simpson, Ninety-Nine Nights shrouds itself in impenetrable mystery. Nobody knows much about this Xbox 360 exclusive except that it's slated for an April 20th release in Japan, but weve uncovered a few delicious tidbits of info, including some interesting
The next-gen war has definitely started with Xbox 360's UK launch last December but, with next-gen machines from both Sony and Nintendo due this year, which new console should you buy? We make a case for 360, PlayStation 3 or Revolution...
Xbox 360 is the first console to take advantage of the new high definition standard. All games made for the console run in this new widescreen format which, if you have the correct screen, is the biggest leap forward for games graphics since the
For a TV to be considered HD Ready, it has to support the resolutions 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i, in addition to supporting a picture ratio of 16:9 - that of a conventional widescreen set.
To add further complication, the first two of those resolutions aren't actually considered HDTV, but are rather EDTV (Enhanced Definition Television).
An unwritten part of the HD standard further suggests HDMI support to be an essential feature of a compliant set, because without it you'll be lost upon
Besides offering a first peep at a new-look, old-timer Snake in the middle of a war zone taking cover from patrolling soldiers and mech vehicles, this Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots trailer also provides another tantalising demonstration of the potential power of Sony's next-gen machine.
The game's creator, Hideo Kojima, put in an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show to personally show off the trailer and to confirm that it was indeed running in real-time on PS3 development tools by
You know how some games have that one pivotal thing? Shooting through walls with the Rail Gun in Red Faction, dealing tough love to Headcrabs wielding Half-Life's crowbar, the sheer vastness of the armies you command in the Total War games ... they're all cool elements with real sucker punch potential. Now, imagine four or five of these "one things" crammed into a single game. That's Prey.
Both the shooter genre and the concept of "alien" have been re-imagined. You are Tommy, an embittered