Friday 17 November 2006
In case you missed the memo, Gears of War is friggin' fantastic. It's big, brutish and bloody. It's a no nonsense shooter and it's out in shops today.
In celebration of 'Emergence Day' we've crawled from our holes to bring you a list of the essential stuff that you absolutely have to check out on your first Gears of War session.
So, grab your COG togs and get stuck into the action...
So, you've got this gun called the Lancer, right, and it's a good gun - it
Friday 17 November 2006
MotorStorm is probably one of the best games that Sony's PlayStation 3 has to offer - it's fast, gorgeous to look at and it gets ever more thrilling every time we see it. Which is amazing, given our first hands-on left more than a little to be desired. So, for a glimpse inside the brains behind the game, we caught up with lead designer Nigel Kershaw and designer Jed Ashforth and bombarded them with questions.
We've heard MotorStorm is only going to be released in
Feel that? It's the heat of launch day, a sizzling glow that inches closer each day. If the pre-order mayhem of the last two weeks is any indication, launch day for the Sony PS3 (11/17) and Nintendo Wii (11/19) - you know, when we can get our mitts on the actual systems and not just read about them - will be even more chaotic. Here are some tips to make sure you get
Ah, bosses! How we love their layered life bars, cheap super-attacks and exposed weak points. It's the rules that games have to have them, so in this roll-call we look at seven titans that really threw their weight around.
These are some of the biggest of the big, deserving of their boss status by barely fitting on the screen, let alone playing unfair.
7. The Hydra, God of War, (PS2, 2005)
In a game that does everything big, you expect some mighty bosses, but what you don't expect is one
We wanted to show off the exquisite multiplayer in WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2007, so we dragged our intern Shane out of his cage full of soiled diapers and hay to go a couple of rounds with us. To our surprise, Shane turned out to be able to hold his own in the digital ring... sadly, however, he still succumbed to the all-too real cattle prods when it came time to return him to the intern
As if you aren't already spending gobs of time filling out your license boards in Final Fantasy XII, now we've got two more Final Fantasy games coming in the span of a week. These revamped re-releases, Final Fantasy V Advance and Final Fantasy III, will soon be appearing on store shelves, both in handy-dandy portable format for you to get your RPG on anywhere you please.
Neither game is very well-known among western audiences. Final Fantasy V has been neglected since its 1992 release in Japan,
Welcome to the fourth installment of GamesRadar's weekly feature, PokemonRadar. Every week we'll take a detailed look at a handful of the new Diamond and Pearl Pokemon, highlighting them with screens and movies. Every week we'll pick a "star" Pokemon of the week to highlight, too!
This week we're looking at four Pokemon with three evolutionary phases. You'll have to wait a bit to see their evolved forms, though, as next week well be looking at some of the unique Pokemon that have only a single
So, you've been given the job of making the latest and greatest theme-park game. The objective: create an authentic theme-park experience in a box. Where do you start?
Jonny Watts, Senior Producer at Frontier Developments
Well, a good place might be to go to a few real theme parks and see how "the competition" does it! We've made quite a few games set in theme parks over the last few years now and although it really helps that we're nuts about roller coasters and theme parks in general,
Gears of War got us thinking: Massive explosions. Guts strewn everywhere. People running in terror. Few things ignite the minds of gamers like a good alien invasion. It may be bizarre or terrifying (and in the case of Gears of War, it may come from underground instead of outer space) but in video games, aliens always bring massive destruction in their wake. This week, we take a look back at the seven games with the most memorable, exciting or disturbing alien invasions... ever.
7. Halo 2
Ready for another batch of Pokemon? This week we've got five, and a brand new movie (click the Movies tab above to catch a glimpse.)
On the general Pokemon news front, thanks to this week's release of Pokemon Ranger on the Nintendo DS, we've learned the proper US name of the Shinou Region is actually the "Sinnoh Region." We'll keep you abreast of any more new information about the US versions of Diamond and Pearl as it's made available.
Let's get to it! This week, we're picking up where we