Last month at E3, Halo developer Bungie dropped off a cargo container full of unanswered questions surrounding the franchise, but only gave us a styrofoam cup worth of explanations.
This week in their update, Bungie maintained that Master Chief's return to the PC will remain a Vista-only experience, but won't take advantage of the cross-platform matchmaking that Vista's Live Anywhere service could offer. Frank "Frankie" O'Connor of Bungie explained that "the gulf - more than two years -
Monday 5 June 2006
We've got the latest shots of FlatOut 2 - the game for those who like to drive without due care and attention. The sequel manages to combine over-the-top action with incredible physics, the resulting experience being a brutish hard-hitting racer that's more sophisticated than you'd think.
They'll be 40 tracks to batter around, each one made up a destructible environment that allows you to cut corners wherever you see fit. Each of the 16 cars is fully destructible but,
Microsoft is attempting to reassure gamers that it does indeed care about backwards compatibility after its vice president of gaming Peter Moore declared last week that "nobody is concerned anymore" about it.
A post on the blog of a member of Microsoft's marketing team has reaffirmed the company's commitment to allowing Xbox 360 owners to play their old Xbox games on the new console.
Written by team member John Porcaro, the post reads: "Rest assured, we're not done yet. We know for a fact
Monday 5 June 2006
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, the sequel to developer Pandemic's GTA-in-a-warzone actioner Mercenaries, will skyburst a ton of exciting new features into the series, including cooperative multiplayer, massive environments and - at last! - the ability to swim and steal boats.
As we revealed early last month, Mercenaries 2 will take place in Venezuela, where a tyrant overlord has been getting his hands dirty with the local oil supply, triggering an international invasion by
Monday 5 June 2006
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has declared that, with Wii, the company is "not working on a next-generation console", but Sony and Microsoft are with PS3 and Xbox 360. Iwata explained that the phrase next-generation "implies that the console is an extension of previous instalments", while Wii is a completely new machine.
Iwata, talking to the Japanese news service Tec On!, revealed that Nintendo took the decision to create a completely new way of gaming as it was the only
We got a delightful dozen new screens of the upcoming GTA-gone-native Just Cause, and while the developers may resent the comparison a little, we assure you we mean it as a compliment. Featured in this batch of shots are just a handful of the 180 vehicles available for use on the island of San Esperito, as well as a couple of Rico's crazier weapons. If you need more information on Just Cause, be sure to check out our pre-E3 coverage
Chromehounds simply will not stop assaulting us with new glimpses of what is rapidly becoming the most anticipated game of July. This batch of content focuses predominantly on the frigid wastes of the Morskoj region of Neroimus (the fictional European setting of the game), featuring a bit of rocket-launching, explosive-shell-lobbing
The only thing better than tearing ass around a racetrack is doing it with murderous intent. That's why we like these nasty new screens from FlatOut 2 - they put the car in carnage. While the game will certainly get a lot of attention for its sadistic minigames, there's still a track-based demolition racer in there, too, and these new screens show more of that core gameplay. Vivendi plans to release FlatOut 2 in July, so we expect more grisly glimpses between now and then.
The Xenosaga series has brought us hours of spectacle and adventure. Now, it draws to a close. The final installment, Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra, promises to be the most dramatic yet - if this new trailer is anything to judge by.
Whether you want to know about the battle between sexy battle android KOS-MOS and her new, deadlier rival T-elos, or MOMO and Jr.'s latest escapades, this trailer will leave you with more questions than answers. But it's still well worth watching.
In an interview with Japanese news outlet Nikkei BP, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata pulled yet another proverbial rabbit out of his increasingly tricky Wii hat, revealing that an Internet-connected Wii will be able to download game demos for your DS passively overnight. Iwata said:
"Let's say your Wii is connected to the Internet in a mode that allows activation on a 24-hour basis. This would allow Nintendo to send monthly promotional demos for the DS, during the night, to the Wii consoles in each