EA has had its hands slapped over a recent Burnout Dominator (PS2, PSP) ad that appeared on the London Underground thanks to the creative slogan "Inner peace through outer violence." That and an image of a crumpled car.
The BBC reports that the Advertising Standards Authority ordered the London Tube poster not to be used after receiving 37 complaints.
EA is reported to have said that the poster was obviously for a videogame and that the ad would not be seen to support actual violence.
Just-announced Blast Works for the Wii will let you create your very own side-scrolling shoot-'em-up thanks to what the game's publisher Majesco describes as "easy-to-use, multiple in-game editors."
Players are able to build their own levels, ships and enemies, and adding further spice to the variety, you can "absorb" pieces and weapons of destroyed enemy ships to boost your own defenses during battle.
"This exceptional customization combined with the unique "stickiness" of enemy debris and
Gamers logging on to PlayStation network will find that they are offered a chance to download and replay several classic PSone games. Of the games currently available to download and play on PSPs, WipEout, Jumping Flash and Crash Bandicoot are the three that we took a look at recently.
More good news is that the games are playable on PS3 too, so you can enjoy them on your normal TV, with all the buttons the games used to have, before you copy them to your memory stick and take them out with
Lair has to be seen in motion to be believed. Finally, after months of disappointing screenshots, Sony has finally released some footage that does the PS3 stunner justice.
A gargantuan ten videos in all have been unleashed, some more amazing than others, on Sony's official site. You should watch them all, unless you're running on an archaic 56k connection. In which case you definitely need new internets.
Check out our recent preview right here.
Clive Barker's involvement with the videogame world will extend far beyond Codemasters' Jericho, it's emerged.
Next Gen reports that, during this week's Hollywood and Games Summit, the horror author revealed that he has entered into three further game deals.
Barker, described as a visual artist along with being an author, said "...when I look at the images [in games] and their clarity, their precision, I think any artist would be a fool not to want to be involved with that."
Rumor is circulating that Activision's ultra-violent Soldier of Fortune FPS series is set to make a comeback on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
According to Worthplaying, Soldier of Fortune: Pay Back is currently penciled in for a November release.
E3 is being eyed for an official announcement on the sequel.
Activision was unavailable for comment on the rumor at the time of writing, so we'll just have to wait and see.
It's been a good few years since the last Soldier of Fortune game, Double Helix.
As Nintendo announced earlier, WiiWare is a game-creation service that lets developers both large and small make downloadable games for the Wii Shop Channel for Wii Points, like the Virtual Console.
With any new announcement comes the usual list of questions and curiosities, so we got in touch with Nintendo for the answers.
How will the games be stored? Is that hard drive coming? How does it compare to Xbox Live Arcade? Nintendo fields our questions below.
There are concerns regarding Wii's
Nintendo has announced what it calls a game-creation service that will let developers (large and small) create new downloadable games that will be sold via the Wii Shop Channel.
Nintendo says WiiWare, oddly renamed "Wii Software" for Europe, "paves the way for smaller, more creative games to make their way to the public at lower prices, without any inventory risk to developers." The first WiiWare content will launch in early 2008. You'd think they'd have one or two games ready
Rockstar has released snaps of the recently announced Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition packs due for both Xbox 360 and PS3. The Special Edition bundles will both be available alongside the game's launch this October.
As you can see from the shots, it's already looking like the perfect Christmas present for the few of you that won't pick it up the second it comes out. Check out the safety deposit box the goodies come in!
The fancy tin will also feature a keyring (for the keys to your stash
Vivendi has announced that the first offering to take advantage of its deal to create games based on author Robert Ludlum's books will be The Bourne Conspiracy, which - as the name suggests - is based in the espionage-focused world that movie-goers saw in The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. But while the game will feature "seminal moments" from the Identity movie, it doesn't look like Matt Damon will play a starring role as protagonist Jason Bourne.
As you can see from the image