OK, so nobody's head flew clean off with the sheer excitement when GT4 head honcho Kazunori Yamauchi revealed the new Photo Mode last week but, hey, it's GT4!
The first shot of this bizarrely self-indulgent mode in action at least shows us pretty much exactly how it'll work. A map allows you to position the car and camera to your no-doubt exacting compositional requirements, while controls for focus, aperture etc are reflected in the real-time preview.
Once you're happy with the shot,
In among the seemingly endless slew of sequels at this year's E3, one of the more discreet highlights of the show was first-person shooter FEAR, which is currently being developed by Monolith Productions - the people behind Aliens vs Predator 2, No One Lives Forever and Tron 2.0. FEAR (First Encounter Assault and Recon, in case you were wondering) is based around an "unidentified paramilitary force infiltrating a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound" in order to fend off some mysterious
Here is the latest batch of Need for Speed Underground 2 screens and their focus is on night driving and customising your car. We now know that the game's free-roaming city is divided into five distinct neighbourhoods connected by drivable freeways. These districts offer a variety of driving conditions from serpentine suburban hills to downtown grids, in addition to the general varying nature of the game's roads, weather and hazards.As you'll note from the shots, customisation of your vehicle
Sony's Ami Blaire, speaking recently about The Getaway: Black Monday, said: "Team Soho has reached new heights in The Getaway with its unique cinematic narrative and realistic portrayal of London. Building on the success of the critically acclaimed original, The Getaway: Black Monday gives players the ambience and realism of film."So perhaps it comes as little surprise then to learn than the movie-inspired Getaway is in fact lined up to inspire a movie of its own, with Sony Pictures having
After Grand Theft Auto publishers Rockstar recently helped fund soccer hooligan Brit flick The Football Factory, it finally looks as if the movie rights to GTA have been picked up.According to movie gossip site Ain't It Cool News, producer Michael DeLuca (who has worked on Blade, Rush Hour 2, Austin Powers 2 and Boogie Nights, among others) has acquired the rights to produce a film based on the massive-selling crime-'em-up series.DeLuca is apparently known for going out of his way to support
Official ELSPA Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 15 May1 (2) (PS2, Xbox, PC)2 (NE) (Gamecube)3 (1) (PS2, Xbox, PC)4 (NE) (Xbox)5 (3) (PC)6 (4) (PS2, Xbox)7 (5) (PS2)8 (6) (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)9 (NE) (PS2, Xbox)10 (8) (PC)11 (NE) (PS2, Xbox, GBA)12 (11) (PS2, Xbox, PC)13 (14) (PS2, PC)14 (7) (Xbox, PC)15 (RE) (PS2, PC)16 (10) (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA)17 (16)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)18 (13)
(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, PSone, GBA)19 (18) (PC)20 (12) (Xbox, PC, GBA)
ON: Coin-op, PS2 - OUT: 2004 (coin-op), 2005 (consoles)
The mighty Tekken series continues as number 5 comes to fruition, albeit after the demise of head honcho Heihacki. It has been confirmed as a coin-op for 2004 and it will hit consoles in 2005. Consoles? We'd be surprised if Tekken broke its PS2 exclusivity but the trailer specifically states consoles in 2005, so maybe it'll make it to Xbox. Just maybe. New characters are on board and Namco have even - gasp, shock, horror -
Devil May Cry 3 is an origins prequel to the original game. The graphical upgrade is to be expected but Capcom have also introduced some major new elements and tweaks to the series.In brief, the story plays out the path that led Dante to being character that you know and love. Sibling rivalry is the main thrust of the tale as we immediately find out that Dante has a twin brother, Virgil. Like Dante, Virgil has demonic-transforming tendencies and the game kicks off with a confrontation between
We have the first movie of Mario Kart DS and it shows the kartsters whizzing around a ported version of Yoshi's Circuit from Gamecube's Mario Kart: Double Dash!!The quality and speed of the game is bang on and everything you would have hoped for. However, the touch-screen isn't used to any great effect. You get a very predictable map and position roster. While this does clear up the playing screen by reducing necessary game furniture, we can't help but be disappointed that it doesn't enhance
ON: PS2, Xbox, Gamecube - OUT: Early 2005
First-person shooting excellence is what we now expect after the brilliant TimeSplitters 2 and we're confident that Future Perfect will provide just that. In your race against time to trace the origin of the TimeSplitters before everything goes the way of the pear, you'll travel between the years 1914 and 2041. A very neat feature is that you'll team up in the various time zones with past and future versions of yourself. How cool is that?