Wii has barely been fully unveiled and we've already got a brand new Mario game to salivate over. Super Mario Galaxy uses both the pointer and the nunchaku attachment to create a mixture of classic, 3D platforming and brand-new ways to interact with Mario's colorful, outer-space world.
Running, jumping and butt-stomping all handle just like 2002's Super Mario Sunshine - that is to say, the analog control stick and normal buttons are used. The pointer, however, lets you directly affect items
You have to love it when the guy demoing his hot new real-time strategy game to you begins his pitch by listing off all the stuff that sucks about real-time strategy games. The battlefields are the same each time you play. Resource gathering and slowly learning new technology is boring. And most of your units, be they infantry or jet fighters, are flat-out stupid.
What's a gamer to do? Well, it looks like it might be a good idea to play Company of Heroes, a fast-paced, World War II-themed RTS
• E3 Company of Heroes (WMV, 16.3MB) - right-click to download
Thursday 11 May 2006
We've nabbed a huge slab of footage from those happy few - the heavily branded brothers from THQ's real-time strategy Company of Heroes.
Now you may moan and groan about fighting your way across Europe against the Axis powers all over again but once this epic clip hits the back of your retinas you'll be reaching for your Brylcreem and M1 faster that you can say "Achtung, achtung. Gott in himmel!"
Few game demos are legitimately surprising. It's not meant to sound jaded or callous; it's just that GamesRadar sees a metric ton of games, and at the end of the day, most games are just like any other game except for that one thing. It's not surprising. However, Supreme Commander looks destined to make fools of us, because we spent most of the demo with our jaws on the floor.
It's not the look of the game. Not that it's ugly - it actually looks quite nice, if not mind-bending. It's just that
Everywhere you turn at E3, you hear someone talking about just how amazing Crysis looks. But don't take their word for it - see it for yourself. This first person shooter, from the developers of Far Cry, features some of the most advanced technology and artistry in game visuals. You'll be cheating yourself if you don't check out this amazing gameplay video right now - just click on that "movies" tab up
For comic-book fans, the name "Superman" means many things: selflessness, hope, indomitable strength. For gamers, though, it simply means "run." As in, "run away from the video-game store until the menace passes safely into bargain bins."
So as you can imagine, Superman Returns has a tough row to hoe. Not only does it carry the stigma of being a movie-licensed game, but it also bears the name of a hero who hasn't produced a decent game since 1988's Superman arcade game. Even so, what we've
Like it or loathe it, Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 is headed to Xbox 360, and Tecmo's unabashedly sexy trailer hints at several of the new mini-games that take the series beyond just its beach volleyball origins.
New elements include a water slide game, a tug of war on floating pool platforms and the back-to-back Hip Wrestling game, where your only goal is to grind your opponent off balance and send them off the platform with a splash. Volleyball, hopping and casino games will return as well, since
The next big game from Rare will be a brand-new franchise called Viva Pinata. An original idea by game developer Rare, the game will debut this holiday, just a few months after the tie-in CGI animated cartoon debuts on American television. The game is not based directly on the show, but instead takes place in the same world of Viva Pinata Island.
In Viva Pinata, pinatas are living creatures. You tend a garden to attract them - if your dirt looks particularly inviting, worms will make your
Thursday 11 May 2006
Konami will be bringing comic-book hero Hellboy to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSP next year and has released the first few shots of the brand new game.
Created by comic writer Mike Mignola and developed by Krome Studios, Hellboy is a demon summoned from hell by the Nazi's but then captured by the US military and raised by their Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence.
Since then he has become the world's greatest paranormal investigator, protecting mankind from the
• Tabula Rasa (WMV, 11.3MB) - right-click to download
Thursday 11 May 2006
Despite sounding like something spicy fashioned from chickpeas and wholesome hummus, Tabula Rasa is in fact one of the brightest, noisiest and most impressive looking things in the Concourse Hall. Just right-click on the link above to download the movie and see for yourself - it's got more bangs than watching the whole of WWII on fast forward.
Created by Richard Garriott and the chaps behind groundbreaking Ultima,