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
This one's got a lot to live up to. Twilight Princess has to answer to jabbering nutcases who moaned about Link looking like a Disney cartoon; prove that The Wind Waker's drawn-out Triforce-hunting tedium wasn't the first sign that Nintendo is shedding its coat of magical brilliance; and, of course, make Zelda fans very, very happy.
And it's one of the first games to let us feel why Revolution is the future. As we revealed back in December, stick Twilight Princess into Ninty's next console and
After months of speculation, Nintendo finally revealed their top secret Revolution controller at the Tokyo Game Show today. With its TV remote design and motion-sensing functionality, Nintendo looks set to continue apace on its crusade for making gaming accessible to, well, absolutely anyone and everyone.
We managed to speak to Nintendo's Jim Merrick - the man responsible for the company's European marketing - to find out more about the controller, how it will work and where it fits into
Reggie Fils-Aime, sales and marketing boss at Nintendo, has claimed that Revolution will be well supported by non-Nintendo next-gen software, despite the machine's unique controller and often-rumoured lower than PS3 and Xbox 360 specs.
In a presentation to the thrillingly titled UBS Global Media Conference, Nintendo's outsized spokesman revealed that the majority of third-party developers have already reported that they expect to find it "easy to port" their games to Nintendo's new
One of the creative forces behind the brilliant WarioWare series for GBA, DS and Gamecube is currently working on a game for the Nintendo Revolution.
Hirofumi Matsuoka, the director of the oddball minigame series, has stated that he is developing for the new console, but has not yet confirmed what the project is, according to online reports.
It certainly isn't hard to imagine a Revolution WarioWare as it would be the perfect game to show off the potential of the new controller through it's
Nintendo's Revolution controller was the talk of the Tokyo Game Show and now you can watch the promotional trailer that shows off the ingenious device.
Although the advert doesn't show any Revolution games, it does provide us with a good idea of what Nintendo has in store for the controller - with the TV remote-style peripheral being used in a variety of ways, including as a virtual baseball bat, fly swat, fishing rod, sword and even a dentist's drill.
Has Nintendo completely lost the plot or
Tomb Raider was once famous for more than just Lara Croft. The original was a masterwork, packed with an epic atmosphere of adventure. A decade later, Tomb Raider: Legend is looking to recapture that quality. But, post Angel of Darkness, can Lara rekindle our interest?
Legend is a different kind of Tomb Raider. Lara moves freely over the terrain, released from the grid-based levels that restricted her movement in previous games. Now, you can ease gently on the left stick and Lara creeps
2004's DRIV3R is one of the most critically reviled games of all time, but that hasn't stopped developer Reflections from making another sequel. It has, however, stopped them from making another horrible sequel, as Driver: Parallel Lines looks less like a lame knockoff and more like a serious contender for Grand Theft Auto's lunch.
The first Driver to not star an undercover cop, Parallel Lines is the story of The Kid, a gifted getaway driver working his way through New York's underworld in