If you like your science fiction kitschy, you've come to the wrong place. And if you like your alien invasions to involve tin-plated saucers, ray guns and adorable egg-headed extraterrestrials, BlackSite: Area 51 is not the game for you.
The aliens here are big, mean and freaky. Seriously, disturbingly freaky. Even after getting hands-on time with the upcoming first person shooter, we're nowhere close to figuring them out. We encountered the first tearing off a car's door, reaching inside with
Monday 22 January 2007
Developer Criterion is slaving away on Burnout 5 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 right now, but if you're one of the millions of speed freaks still rocking the PS2 or PSP, some last-gen love is on the way in the form of Burnout Dominator. Due out in March, Dominator promises a "pure racing experience" that'll take the crash-happy series back to its high-speed
That was an adventure. While we won't go so far as to assign a score just yet - hey, it's the Japanese version, and we're still waiting for an official US announcement - we've played through the entirety of Blue Dragon and have come out impressed by what Microsoft has brought to the table.
Blending the hyper-traditional gameplay of the early 1990s Final Fantasy installments with the slick, detailed graphics the 360 can produce, it's a compelling blend of old and new. That's a neat trick, given
Did you behave well enough last year for Santa to bring you some new games for Christmas? Stuck on them already? Well, don't worry, we've put together a little something for you to unwrap now - that's right, the best cheats, hints and easter eggs for the top-selling Christmas games. Just hit the tabs on the left for the games you want to know about.
Many of these cheats were sent in by our readers through CheatPlanet.com (thank you kindly) - so why not share your own best cheats and tricks
The Silent Hill series
It's a safe bet that we all play games the same way: lights on, volume at a reasonable level, perhaps other stuff going on in the background as well. For most games, that's totally cool. But there are some that you have not even begun to experience. Yes, some games demand that you completely alter your surroundings and let the mood seep through your skull, soaking every cell in your body with excessive atmosphere.
So, we mined our collective memories and came up with
You turn every knob, pull every switch, press the A button, the B button, the “just get me past this effing level” button, but nothing works. After exhausting what seems to be every possible solution with no success, your burning frustration finally sears a hole through your thick ego. You have no choice, its time to put down the controller and find help.
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Battlestations: Midway is a boot camp in extreme multi-tasking - as our earlier hands-on time with the game proved. The WWII simulator doesn't just offer epic helpings of both action and strategy, it expects you to master and execute the two styles of gameplay simultaneously. Apparently, those incapable of walking and chewing gum at the same time should not be put in command of history-altering global warfare.
This holds true for multiplayer as well, which we quickly discovered when publisher
Forgot the 1996 USDA study that found nearly 80 percent of America's ground beef contained cow-manure bacteria. Because cheeseburgers... mmmm, so luscious. We stomp Texas-Double-Whoppers into the face orifices of any nearby children. And after feedy-time, we keep the young'uns completely immobile with Burger King video
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
Sony's been making a big deal about its wireless, motion-sensitive Sixaxis controller for a while now, but none of the games we've seen in the PS3's launch lineup seem to take full advantage of its cool capabilities. That'll change in a few short weeks, though, when Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII comes screaming onto the PS3 as the first game to enable you to fly just by tilting the controller.
We recently got a crack at an unfinished version of the game, and we came away impressed. If you