Given the continued success of both the DS and the Naruto anime juggernaut, it's a no-brainer that the orange-clad ninja would make a new handheld appearance. Due later this spring, Ninja Council 3 will offer more run-and-jumpy action for fans of the series while tossing in a new mission-based level system that loosely follows the plot of the cartoon.
Instead of beating one level after another, you're given the option of clearing individual missions within a given world. Each mini area has a
Though you might have heard about it on the news - video game-hating lawyer Jack Thompson briefly cast his disturbed glare over it - there's very little chance you actually played underground hit Killer 7. Its murder-obsessed cults and split personalities make it one of the weirdest games on the PS2, and that's saying a lot. Forget about that, though: the game's creator, Goichi Suda - aka SUDA 51 - is back with something that looks, well, totally kick-ass. And this time it should be playable,
Thursday 7 December 2006
Nintendo's Wii is due to hit the UK on Friday so we've put together a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about this momentous launch and revolutionary console.
First things first: the price. The basic console package will cost you £179 but getting hold of one for this Friday will prove very difficult. All major retailers have reported that their stock has been taken up by consumers who have pre-ordered. This may not be the case at some smaller
Every year is a good year for the PC. Computer gamers needn't worry about console launches, system shortages or a dearth of quality titles. They customize their own systems, they upgrade whenever they want or need to, and they get to play practically every game in some form. Usually with the best possible graphics. Last-gen, current-gen, next-gen... the PC is always in the cutting-edge generation.
Although this technological freedom translates into a variety and depth of games limited only by
Where did this come from? Sony's been very vocal about sticking PS3 launch titles like sci-fi FPS Resistance: Fall of Man and the slash-tastic Asian adventure Genji: Days of the Blade in our hands. We've even been kept slavering with glimpses of dragon blaster Lair, actioner Heavenly Sword, and the mud-and-sand racer MotorStorm. But we haven't seen NBA 07 since E3. It's as if it's been tucked away in the workout facility all this time, running laps and pumping iron.
NBA 07 looks like a gamer,
Editor's Note: Okay, you got us. This hands-on was originally written and posted on our 360 channel. However, after spending a good hour or so with the PS3 NFS, we can safely say that the only noticable difference, for better or worse, is that the PS3 version enables you to tilt the controller for a little extra steering on tight turns. Everything else is identical, unless you're a programmer who wants to read about pixel shaders versus vertex shaders... which we're guessing you're not. Now,
When we popped Need For Speed: Carbon into our Xbox 360, we were looking forward to some white knuckle excitement in the underworld of illegal street racing. Sadly, we found a somewhat stripped down version of the previous Need For Speed: Most Wanted with a couple of gimmicky additions slapped
The Naruto TV series descended onto the gaming masses as a flashy and frantic tweaked-up fighting romp. It was solid drive-by fun, yet it lacked the deep meat that keeps hardcore gamers chewing.
Maybe that's why the next in the Naruto lineage, Uzumaki Chronicles, is a thicker beast, still centered on frenzied brawls, but with a few slabs of role-playing steak stapled to the sides. We've just played through the game's early stages, and we're not yet sure if this is real beef, or just another
NFL Street is football for adrenaline junkies - all the thrills, none of the complicated strategy. With the third installment in the franchise, EA's hoping a few changes and additions will it be enough to give Street some of the hard-core fan support that EA's Madden franchise enjoys.
Tuesday 19 September 2006
Nintendo's European Wii event at the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands last Friday revealed most of the remaining secrets surrounding the new console. We now know the launch date and price, what functions will be packed inside the miniature machine and many of the games that we'll be able to play before Christmas.
As well as clearing up many of the launch day loose ends, a generous crop of playable titles meant that we could cosy up with the beautiful little box for