Tuesday 4 April 2006
Ensemble Studios, the developer behind the hugely popular real-time strategy series Age of Empires, has revealed a few details regarding two of its current projects: an RTS aimed squarely at console gamers, and a move into new territory with a massively multiplayer online game.
The developer has been working on a console-based RTS for some time and has apparently spent a whole year just constructing a control system that works well with console game pads.
Tuesday 4 April 2006
Slip on the leather gloves, dust off the fibre wire and prepare for some high definition blood spilling because publisher Eidos has announced that Agent 47's latest lesson in cold, calculated killing - Hitman: Blood Money - will be released on Xbox 360 this spring.
Agent 47's soiree on Microsoft's next-gen beauty should certainly mean that the super sharp-shooting Hitman action will look even sweeter in super sharp HD-o-vision. The game's executive producer, Neil Donnell
Hey, motorcycle fans! The fourth installment in Namco's MotoGP series is finally heading to your PS2, and we've got the screens to prove it. Pitched as a realistic motorcycle-racing sim, MotoGP4 will feature a bunch of real-world riders (including the late Daijiro Kato), bikes and courses, and will even cater to gearheads by letting them tinker with their rides between races.
Sometimes it's beautiful, and sometimes it's ugly. Either way, Okami is unlike any game you've ever seen. Casting players as a Japanese sun-goddess-turned-wolf, its gameplay involves a mix of platform-hopping, traditional adventure-game quests and using a "celestial brush" to paint objects into the game world.
It's hard to comprehend until you've gotten a good look at it, so click on the images tab above and feast your eyes on our new shots of the game. Showing friends, enemies and a lot of
Carefully waiting out the April fool's avalanche of fake game news, we were hit with a doozy of an announcement today: a video reminder of the existence of Huxley. It's a massively multiplayer, online, first-person shooter set in a universe named for Aldous Huxley's fictional literary masterpiece Brave New World. However, this homage to our favorite book from 10th grade English stops well short of mimicking anything imagined in the novel.
Not much is known yet about life in the steampunk'd,
We come bearing gifts from the rather popular make-believe land of Azeroth: five delicious new shots from The Burning Crusade, the first expansion pack for the ridiculously successful, massively multiplayer role player World of Warcraft.
The pictorial treats give us a peek at the newly introduced, blood-elf race, as well as some of the new locations from the pointy-eared folks' realm, namely the Cliffs of Nagrand and the Terokkar forest.
There's still no confirmation on when The Burning
If you've frequented a bowling alley, movie theater or Wal-Mart vestibule in the past few years, you've no doubt seen the carnival-shooter Point Blank. The gun game - as in, you actually hold a plastic gun and shoot things - throws all kinds of state fair minigames your way, like blasting ducks or acing chickens in a set time limit. Now it's coming to the Nintendo
Monday 3 April 2006
We come bearing gifts from the rather popular make-believe land of Azeroth: five delicious new shots from The Burning Crusade, the first expansion pack for the mentally successful MMORPG World of Warcraft.
The pictorial treats give us a peek at the newly introduced blood elf race, as well as some of the new locations from the pointy-eared folks' realm, namely the Cliffs of Nagrand and the Terokkar forest.
There's still no confirmation on when The Burning Crusade will be
Friday 31 March 2006
Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, has released Dwice, a new puzzle game for PC. It involves clearing blocks as they slowly sink from the top of the screen to the bottom.
BUT WAIT! It's not as cheekily derivative as it first appears. Dwice is Tetris with a twist, and the sniffles. With the game's world hit by a sudden ice age, it's your job to protect the inhabitants by smashing up the avalanches of ice that are descending on them.
The solid block of ice that scrolls
Okay, okay... the news on Lego Star Wars II is supposed to be all about how LucasArts is adding over 50 new characters to the already expansive 50 playable Lego Star War-riors from the first game. The press release issued today shouts about how the resulting library of more than 100 characters gets even more massive thanks to their character customization system. It continues at length to describe the individual abilities available through each character like Boba Fett's thermal detonators,