Monday 15 May 2006
One of the most remarkable sights at last week's E3 wasn't a next-gen game or even a scantily dressed booth babe, it was the sight of two of the world's greatest minds in entertainment waving around a couple of remotes in front of a screen as Shigeru Miyamoto and Steven Spielberg played a game of tennis in Wii Sports.
Spielberg, who is a long time fan of videogaming, was one of the 60,000 attendees at E3 2006 and had the powers of Wii demonstrated to him by the creator of
Sony Online Entertainment has released a massive load of new screens of Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, its new online RPG, which will be released for PC this winter.
Set in a fantastical vision of ancient Rome, Gods & Heroes charges gamers with the defense of the Empire, which is constantly under threat from neighboring civilizations and mythical creatures such as Gorgons and
In the first part of our Burning Crusade blow-out, we covered the history of the Draenei... in this installment, we tackle the world beyond the Dark Portal known as Outland.
Crossing through the Dark Portal, which you can already see in the Blasted Lands zone, you're instantly greeted by the sight of shattered desolation. Similar to the orange-hued, sandy wastes of the Blasted Lands, the area just beyond the Dark Portal serves as your introduction to Outland, an entirely new world linked to
It might be a year away from the shelves but just one look at Indiana Jones on the LucasArts stand and you can feel the expectation building. And despite running on development kits in demo form only, the game already looks like it might live up to almost any amount of hype.
Boasting what the team are calling Euphoria technology, the game uses the power of the next-gen consoles to do more than simply whiz tons of impressive graphics around the screen; it creates a world and fills it with
Anyone who's played a traditional Pokemon RPG in the past - and literally millions of gamers have, so we're guessing that's a reasonable point of reference - knows how annoying it is to fail in an attempt to capture a pokemon. You beat the critter down to near-unconsciousness and toss your little pokeball out there in total confidence - only to have the damn thing wiggle once, wiggle twice, and then, POOF! The ball evaporates and the pokemon is still sitting there, nearly dead, but not about to
We've just emerged, blinking into the light, from a special showing of The Darkness, the comic-book inspired shooter with a seriously evil bent. Our demo began with hitman Jackie Estacado - the hero - lugging a corpse-filled body bag into the trunk of a van, and it only got better.
To cut a paranormal story short, on the night Jackie turned 21 he was possessed by an ancient demonic force called The Darkness, giving him some impressive powers. Shooting out the lights in a deserted restaurant
Sega Rally's arcade dirt-racing action has always been one of Sega's strongest franchises, and now it's heading to the land of next-gen technology. We caught up with Sega at E3 last week for a backstage showcase of PS3 monster Sega Rally Revo's incredible track-deforming features.
There's no next-gen horsepower spared here. We saw how the tires on your car are modeled right down to the grooves in the rubber, which, depending on the type of tire you're using, will cut into the track in a
Namco has announced that its Xbox 360 game Frame City Killer will not be released and development on the title has been stopped.
Frame City Killer was to be an action game featuring non-linear gameplay and was in development for Xbox 360 using Unreal Engine 3. It involved a hit man exploring a futuristic Asian city on the trail of a mysterious
Brothers in Arms developer Gearbox Studios is currently working on a gaming version of Heat, the 1995 heist film that starred Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer. Heat is a tense crime thriller directed by Miami Vice director Michael Mann and starring Robert De Niro as the leader of a gang of bank robbers, with Al Pacino as the detective intent on bringing them to justice. The game is currently under consideration for next generation consoles.
Media company Titan Productions has secured
Monday 15 May 2006
Sony has yet to decide whether it will bring the 20GB PS3 to UK or other European countries when it launches the PS2 successor on 17 November.
In response to claims by high street retailer gamestation that only the more expensive 60GB version would be available, Sony issued this statement to GamesRadar:
"Following our announcements at E3, all sales teams are currently liaising with retailers/buyers to discuss projections and consumer demands for both the 20GB/60GB