Nintendo seems to be getting very forgetful in its old age. For after neglecting to mention to anyone about the existence of its classic version of the Wii controller, this shooter-shaped prototype turned up on the Big N's stand unannounced, unheralded and un-promoted too.
Locked in a case and seemingly fashioned from both the Wii-mote and the nunchaku controller, the device appears to have already been dubbed The Zapper after the old NES lightgun. And while we weren't able to get our hands on
We got a chance to strap ourselves into these massive machines for a little 5-against-5 mech-blasting action, and discovered a new world of adrenaline-fueled delight. After just a few minutes of this communication-heavy team combat, we were hooked. Chromehounds broadsided us with its attention to every
It seems to be a rite of passage that every cartoon-y, platform-y game character must eventually star in a kart racing game. This summer, one of the earliest arcade stars - Pac-Man, one of few modern game characters who can remember when Mario was a rookie - gets his turn behind the wheel.
He's not alone - there are at least 15 characters in all, including the fire-breathing dragon Fygar from Namco's arcade classic Dig-Dug and a certain roll-headed prince from a more modern hit, Katamari
Nintendo has confirmed that little Chibi Robo will be spreading happiness on DS when the mini metallic maid appears in Chibi Robo: Park Patrol.
After restoring happiness to the Sanderson household and saving the world in his very first appearance, the plucky cleaner has decided to take on the great outdoors. For the three-centimeter-tall cylinder of joy has discovered that little monsters are damaging the swings at the playground, and so the pure-hearted 'bot has set about purging the area of
Capcom has treated us to a new crowd of Dead Rising shots, the zombie smacking, photo snapping action game which will be out for 360 in December.
The new shots show Frank West dispatching zombies, but also making use of the various resources that can be found in the shopping mall he's trapped in. He can be seen taking refreshment (drinking from the bottle!) in the supermarket and trying on different clothes available from numerous
After leaving PS2, Gizmondo and Xbox versions in its wake, BattleStations: Midway has again surfaced as an Xbox 360- and PC-only mixture of strategy and shooting.
After finding the safe harbor of Eidos from the scuttled SCi, BattleStations: Midway has returned to allow you to fight the epic aerial and naval World War II battles from the opening of the war in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor, through the Philippines and into the campaign's turning point at the island of
Friday 12 May 2006
When we gripped the PS3 pad to play MotorStorm it was - we realise now - with impossibly high expectations. Last year at Sony's E3 press conference we saw a game that seemed to promise intense, high velocity and high danger off-road racing, but the demo we played mere minutes ago was a tame, unexciting circuit racer. It's like Burnout never happened.
While a variety of motors were certainly present, there was absolutely no sign of anything quite as dramatic or exciting as a
After Monday's news that an expansion pack for Vivendi's supernatural shooter FEAR is in the works, we've managed to nab a handful of the first screenshots of Extraction Point, which will be released for PC this autumn.
Extraction Point picks up the action where the original game left off with the First Encounter Assault Recon team returning to battle against an invasion of demons in a devastated
Haven't heard of Eragon yet? Don't worry. If some in-the-know teen hasn't recited the entire book - which supplanted Harry Potter's latest atop the bestseller list - to you by this summer, the commercials for the movie will surely clue you in. Or, you can just lock yourself in a closet and miss out on a swashbuckling fantasy adventure about a teenage boy (named Eragon) who fights a corrupt king with the aid of a strong sword and a pet dragon - it's your call, really.
At its heart, Eragon the
Friday 12 May 2006
While the prospect of getting hands-on with any new Pro Evolution Soccer is always exciting, getting to play PES on a format as unique as Nintendo's DS is doubly so. The big question is: what has series creator Seabass done with the stylus and the touch-screen? Well, the big answer is: not much really...
The match action is displayed on the top screen which leaves the bottom screen open for tactical changes. We thought this would be used for changing formations on the fly,