Nintendo's not wasting any time with its plan to captivate the casual gamer. After captivating them with daily brain training and virtual puppies, the company's now putting out its own version of the popular web game Zuma - but for us DS owners, we'll know it as Magnetica by June.
Blue and red marbles roll through a winding, twisting track, dead-set on a course that leads them into a bottomless hole. Your task is to launch like-colored marbles at the procession - match three of any given color
After gushing over Microsoft's demo of Gears of War yesterday - it's one of the most exciting shooters we've seen for ages - today we finally came to grips with the game by bashing out some multiplayer action. Shepherded into a special room by Microsoft, away from the mad bustle of the E3 shop floor, we were set up in a 4-vs-4 deathmatch. And we kicked ass.
Developer Epic calls Gears of War a "stop and pop" game, because of the huge emphasis on taking cover from a constant stream of attacks.
Don't ask us why, but music games seem to have more personality, on the whole, than just about any others. Without a big bulky guy with a gun or a group of perky teens out to save the world to rely on, things seem to get weird - fast. Whether or not the songs are original or top hits, if there's a story you're guaranteed to be swimming in bizarre characters, styling art and that rarest of things in games: an actual sense of humor. Elite Beat Agents follows this path beautifully.
NFL Football is a game where linebackers routinely mow down scrawny-but-nimble defense backs. In previous outings, Madden NFL has focused almost too much on the passing game and quarterback mobility. That's all changing with Madden 2007 for Xbox 360. Electronics Arts will finally add some bone-crunching realism. By pressing B on the controller at the start of a play, you can control any linebacker for a few seconds to create running lanes. Or, you can switch to a wide-out receiver and set up
As a member of a privately held, incorporated military force, it's up to you to take the toughest jobs and blast your way through them. Our private viewing of Army of Two brought us into the bipolar world of tactics times two.
Based strictly on a premise where two warriors are better than one, Army of Two is all about teamwork. You and a friend (or EA's "partner artificial intelligence" that can sub-in for a pal) rapid-fire your way through contemporary settings in hotspots that conventional,
• The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (WMV, 4.78MB) - right-click to download
Friday 12 May 2006
Nintendo has released a video and screenshots of Link's debut on DS in The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
The game is set months after the events of GameCube's WindWaker when Link and Tetra have set sail to explore new lands. Unfortunately when searching an abandoned ship, the two explorers are separated, with Link being washed up on the shore of a mysterious island. From here he must
Activision's World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions picks up where last year's game left off - namely, at the poker table. This year, the gambling sim features a story mode, where you become the card-playing protege of bearded card shark Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, slowly building up your reputation and winning record to the point where you get invited to the exclusive, titular tournament.
You'll find yourself among some famous company, including professional players like
Friday 12 May 2006
With a brand new George Lucas approved story, some seriously next-gen technology and Indy looking cool as ice, Indiana Jones 2007 (a working title) ought to bring any right-minded individual out in joyful jitters. We ducked backstage into LucasArts' demo area and got a first look at the game in full swing.
We saw two levels - one showing off Indy's hand-to-hand skills and another on board a tram hurtling down the hills of San Francisco, circa 1939. The game features a system
For those who love racing of the two-wheeled variety, MotoGP has long been the benchmark for motorcycle racing videogames. Climax's Xbox series has always looked fabulous and played even better. And now its making the leap to the Xbox 360.
Before you get too excited, though, it should be pointed out that this is basically a gussied-up port of the Xbox's MotoGP 3, complete with a handful of new features and tracks. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but fans should know what they're
• Rainbow Six Vegas E3 2006 trailer (WMV, 2.66MB) - right-click to download
Friday 12 May 2006
Ubisoft has lavished us with a load of new screens and a trailer of its next-gen squad based shooter Rainbow Six Vegas, which will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year. You can see the - rather brief - movie by clicking the above link.
Rainbow Six Vegas is a stunning looking game that introduces a new bunch of covert-op heroes fighting for the security of the free world among