We know the temptation all too well. Youre trotting through a Call of Duty 4 multiplayer map, you see a bit of cover, and think, “I bet I could get behind that and punk the next fool who runs through here.” But before you commit to that hidey-hole, think twice - you can likely be flanked, grenaded, or otherwise humiliated in what should have been your moment of glory. To avoid this fate, check out our whimsical video on Call of Duty 4s best and worst camping spots.
The Wii is the “kid friendly” console, right? We thought so too, until we mashed up some video clips to create Boogie NiGHTS. What emerged was a darkly disturbing series of scenes that are how we imagine a game by notorious film director Victor Salva might turn out. The whole experience left us wondering how many repressed memories might be lurking beneath all our NiGHTS nostalgia. What started as a loopy parody has become a staid cautionary tale: games rated E for Mild Fantasy
Going from dark horse to multi-million seller, Guild Wars has been the Cinderella story of the MMO world, battling against the heavyweights of WoW and EverQuest II for supremacy - and holding its own. Art director Daniel Dociu certainly has got a lot to do with this success. Weve cornered him to find out more about how the look and styles of Guild Wars, and the new expansion pack Eye of the North, came about. All the while wondering where weve seen that face
The most exciting thing about Borderlands is that its very similar to the ‘80s space western cartoon BraveStarr. In fact, apart from the notable absence of Confederate little people in smocks and sentient, anthropomorphic robot horses, Borderlands is just like it - but with more extreme violence. The second most exciting thing about it is that its a little bit like the ill-fated Firefly TV series as well. With that in mind, let us
Based on our latest look at Age of Conan, we can safely say its looking pretty damn great. The combat system has been changed in a number of very definite, deliberate ways, and it improves the feel of the game immensely.
The number of directions in which you can attack has been reduced, combos must now be activated instead of memorised and hopelessly recited, and enemies now display shield icons on either their front, left or right sides - a seemingly trivial inclusion but one that gives
Alan Wake is the man who would be (Stephen) King: a horror writer living out nightmares in a sleepy white-picket-fence town. After the disappearance of his fiancé, Alan retires to Bright Falls hoping to get over his writers block. No such luck: his nightmares follow him there. So far, so Silent
When everyone heard that The Collective was knee deep in dev time on Konamis fifth frightener in the classic creeping mist series, Silent Hill, a few eyebrows were raised.
Taking a few elements from the slightly duff Christophe Gans film, including liquefying walls and floors, Silent Hill V stars lone hero Alex; a 22-year-old scared combat veteran recovering from a war wound in a military hospital. One spooky visit from a warped vision of his infant brother and Alex is on his way to his
With Mario Kart Wii, in a lot of ways well be going back to basics. No more double-dashing, or having other characters riding shotgun. One vehicle, one rider and - hopefully - one hell of a time to be had.
That said, Nintendo seems to have gone a little wild with the karts. Each character has a range of unique vehicles. Mario has a kart, at least, so the title isnt a lie. Wario has hot rod muscle cars (of course), while Baby Mario poodles about in a turbo-charged pram. Most surprisingly,
Like the original Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles on GameCube, Ring of Fates is a dungeon-crawling adventure that plays a little bit like a faster-paced Phantasy Star Online. You control one plucky young warrior, accompanied ideally by three like-minded friends with whom youll combine magic attacks and take specialised roles in the relentless combat that forms the bulk of the game.
The D-pad makes your bloke scamper around, and every other button is used for picking things up, attacking with
So, is it possible you havent heard of LittleBigPlanet? Unlikely, especially if you own a PS3, considering its one of the most anticipated PS3-exclusive titles on the way. In short, its a series of funky-coloured, physics-rich platforming stages where youll need to manipulate the game world in order to get to the end.
Platforming? Physics-driven? Yeah, we know, those two things are rarely a formula for gaming joy. But, LBP is different. Very different. The screens and movies should ram that