So you've pounded the ground, tried out all the vehicles, crashed dozens of aircraft (likely brimming full of teammates) - but generally taken an eye for an eye on the frozen tundras of Battlefield 2142.
Now you are ready to contribute to your body count - the easy way - by sneaking behind your foes and stabbing them in the back.
You're the stealthy type - preferring shadowy corners and blind angles in which to ambush your prey. You realize that this is war - and any so-called fair fight is
If you've spent some time behind the wheel (or under the heel) of Battlefield 2142's giant, terrifying fleet of vehicles, you may already realize that the pilots of these powerful behemoths can tip the balance of the battle single-handedly. Conversely, stopping an ace jockey in his tracks prematurely will most assuredly swing the tide of battle in your team's favor.
If you agree that taking part in these kind of heroics sounds excellent (and who wouldn't?), then perfecting your role as an
The future of war in Battlefield 2142 is a damn inhospitable place. Besides a new ice age and a world war, you've got a lot to do and a great deal of choices to make. From the second your boots hit the ground, you need to start contributing - or you're just adding to the body count of the other team.
Worst of all - there is no basic training in 2142, and the learning curve is steep for fresh recruits. Even for salty online veterans, over 40 unlockable items and weapons mean that there are more
It's old news that, in the year leading up to its release, self-appointed culture critics around the globe desperately railed against Bully for its supposed violence. But even since its release - and the revelation that the game is fairly harmless - some people still refuse to let the controversy die, insisting publisher Rockstar isn't showing just how violent the game really
Among the games on display during Sony's PS3 preview event in San Francisco was Blast Factor, one of the first titles to be available exclusively through the PS3's online service. Pitting the player against malignant microbes at the cellular level, the game plays exactly how it looks: like a cell-themed version of Geometry Wars or Mutant Storm. As a little robot-looking thing, you'll bounce around in a two-dimensional, six-sided Petri dish, blasting in any direction you point the Sixaxis pad's
First, let's clear something up: Bully both is and isn't Grand Theft Auto in a school. It uses the GTA game engine, so anyone familiar with those games should have an easy time navigating Bullworth Academy and the surrounding town. But while it's a mission-based, free-roaming adventure, you can't jack cars in Bully. You can't mug people, and you can't use deadly weapons or kill anyone. No hookers, sex or blood, either.
So, is Bully the dangerous game everyone says it is? Only if you think Bart
Tuesday 3 October 2006
"The goal of BioShock is to redefine what players expect from a first-person shooter." While we would normally treat such a bold statement with a level of cautionary scepticism, another dip into developer Irrational Games' underwater adventure gives us every reason to believe that the game's creative director, Ken Levine, isn't just blowing fanciful bubbles.
So, how exactly will BioShock make waves in the expansive ocean of shooters? "By giving the player a huge amount
Friday 29 September 2006
Canis Canem Edit - the schoolyard adventure game formerly known as Bully - is only four weeks away now, but you could be forgiven for being a little clueless about how the game will work. We've been hands-on with Canis once before but to give you more of an idea of what Bullworth Academy has in store, we've picked the three best missions from Chapter One.
This is your School
Your first task is scoping out the school. Gary, an ADD-suffering megalomaniac who befriends
There's a lot of discussion about sucking in Japanese 360 gamers by putting RPGs on the system. But why should we care? Oh, right - they'll come out here, too, and when a lot of money is spent making high-quality games, we win (even if Microsoft loses). Case in point: Blue Dragon. It's a quality game, and though it's far from any sort of revolution in role playing, it's a cute game with a lot of personality and it's going to keep you busy for a good long while. What's there to complain
Unless your parents homeschooled you, you already know the drill. Take a bunch of kids and throw 'em into a school. What happens? They break into cliques. The different social groups each have their rock-solid membership... and their own bizarre