It probably won't do for graffiti what the Tony Hawk games did for skateboarding, but Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has gotten a pretty bad rap lately. A game about a graffiti artist living in a police state where tagging is a capital crime, it's been called everything from a celebration of vandalism to a gang-recruitment tool. But regardless of what its critics say, Getting Up takes an interesting spin on the urban-crime genre and, if done right, could be a lot of
Metroid Prime Hunters is broken up into a series of specific missions, which you receive from the Galactic Federation before each level.
The game's story basically revolves around an artefact hunt - technology of vast power that's scattered around the galaxy. Using her ship, Samus will need to travel around the system to search for them.
However, these artefacts are not only sought after by Samus, but also by a number of other bounty hunters.
Each bounty hunter is nastier than the last,
Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks takes Midway's gory gut-spilling capers in a new direction, moving its fatality-laced fighting away from arenas and into the roaming realm of the adventure game.After some kung fu flexing of our fingers for an early hands-on report with Shaolin Monks - which - we caught up with the game's producer, Shaun Himmerick.Involved with the Mortal Kombat games since Deadly Alliance, Himmerick discussed the change in direction for the series, bringing MK II back to life and
To find out more about this game why not visit the official Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks website .Since making its arcade debut 13 years ago, the Mortal Kombat series has bloodied a multitude of platforms with an absolute gutful of titles. Along the way a veritable soap opera has developed around the Shaolin Tournament combatants and the latest addition to the MK clan offers the opportunity to discover more about two of Earthrealm's finest fighters.Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks takes a flying
Although clearly not the best of titles thanks to being rushed out to coincide with Reloaded, we felt Shiny's previous Matrix offering, Enter the Matrix, was a decent and entertaining effort that got an unfair pasting in certain circles. With more time to work on this title because there's no movie release to tie in with, Shiny is hoping Path of Neo will be a more polished affair, "The Matrix game that fans always wanted" is how Atari's PR chap is putting it.As the title suggests, Path of Neo
Another chance to sample the pleasures of Mario Kart DS, away from the clamour of E3's showfloor, ought to have presented an opportunity for a more reflective, studied examination of the game's handling nuances and track design. It did, but in practice it was much more important that there was no one else waiting to jostle you off the demo pod, giving you the freedom to have another race... and another. And another. And then a few more.Double Dash may have been the first instalment in the
The Movies: homage to Hollywood, or a parody in the form of a management sim? The flimsy sets held together with gaffer-tape we can accept. The queue of desperate hopefuls pleading for a moment of fame outside our agent's office raises a smirk. Even funnier: our blockbuster production haemorrhaging resources because the lead actor is a drunk. But enforcing the application of The Hero's Journey to churn out user-created epics... that's more than parody. It's cynicism. The Hero's Journey is an
No doubt you're already in the midst of the arcade-racing/modding experience that is Midnight Club 3, which debuted in this week's charts at number two. And no doubt you've been nodding your head along to the fine selection of choons that is included in the game.
But how did Rockstar go about choosing the music for its latest car-'em-up - and what difference can a soundtrack make to the whole gaming experience? We caught up with none other than Rockstar CEO Terry Donovan to talk music,
While the world marvels at the tightly-honed realism of the latest Gran Turismo instalment, Rockstar is about to hit back with another one of those fast and crazy arcade racers that throw away the restrictions of real life physical laws and just concentrate on fun. Eye-bleeding, face-lifting fun.Featuring 65 licensed cars, 10 different motorcycles spanning standard bikes and choppers, and officially licensed parts and car designs, Midnight Club 3 is a game of two halves.On one hand you have
If this web page was a suitcase we'd have to sit on it just to get the lid down. If this corner of the web was Mr Creosote, he'd be turning down the mints and beckoning for a bucket right now. In fact, this page is more 'full of it' than a gang of hoodie-clad kids hanging around a town centre monument. The 'it' in question, is Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition. And, if you haven't guessed by now, this page is stuffed full to the exhausts of it. Just take a look over to your right and you will see a