Gears of War is the game that many feel will become the must have for the 360 but, with the US release still months away, we'll have to make do with drooling in anticipation over another batch of screenshots of Epic's squad-based sci-fi shoot-'em-up.
While the game's premise of a group of marines blasting horrific monsters isn't new, its execution is. There's huge emphasis on teamwork in Gears of War, with every level designed with cooperative play in mind, either with fellow gamers or the
A recent recruitment advertisement suggests that Will Wright's evolution simulator Spore is currently in development for PSP and DS.
According to the ad, Electronic Arts is looking for programmers with over five years' handheld experience to "be responsible for designing, creating and maintaining game systems and content for Spore handheld
EA has released a payload of new shots of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for 360.
Developer DICE is attempting to make the 360 version a much more hardcore experience than the previous console versions by toughening up enemy AI in single-player. The game also has a harsher edge thanks that will require a lot more HotSwapping (teleporting between active soldiers) than previous current gen versions.
The 360 version will support 24 players on Xbox Live and will include the four extra maps that
Two of Unreal Tournament 2007's bigwigs took the stage at Midway's media event in late February to give the press a small but potent peek at the upcoming PS3 and PC shooter. Throughout the presentation, Mark Rein, vice president of developer Epic Games, stressed that they were showing “a lot of unfinished stuff, a lot of unpolished stuff." Honestly, you'd never know it.
While Rein did announce that the demo was running on a quad SLI rig (that's four blazing-fast NVidia GeForce 7800 GTX
Microsoft is making a move into the world of handhelds with Origami Project, a portable, paperback-sized PC making an appearance in an online video and an obscure website this week.
But don't expect Origami to challenge PSP or DS. The video shows one user in the middle of a frantic bout of Halo, but a source close to Microsoft has stated that this is the first in a series of touch-screen PDA style devices - it's not a portable Xbox.
From the video, Origami looks quite powerful, even if it is
Aging electro-rock group Depeche Mode has recorded a Simlish version of its upcoming single Suffer Well to be featured in the new Sims 2 expansion pack Open for Business, which is out today.
With lines such as "From the blackest room, I was torn, He called my name, a love was born," Suffer Well is an obvious choice to be part of the soundtrack to a game that allows Sims to open up shoe shops.
Simlish is of course the made up language used by the Sims to communicate with each other. While it
Last summer's street racer hit Juiced could well be gearing up for a spin on next-gen consoles.
The news that Juiced publisher THQ has bought Juice Games, the UK developer behind the car-modder, is revealed in today's issue of trade mag MCV and is a sure indication that we can expect more Juiced in the future.
Originally released for PC, PS2 and Xbox, Juiced cashed in on the popularity of Need for Speed with its own take on street racing, and ultimately enjoyed considerable success itself,
Old games never die; they just wind up being repackaged as direct downloadables. Midway recently confirmed that five more games from its stable of arcade oldies will appear on Xbox Live Arcade this year. The second wave of games joins Joust, Robotron: 2084, Gauntlet and Smash TV, all of which are currently available on the service.
Defender - The first side-scrolling game ever, Defender still makes grown men weep with its complicated five-buttons-and-a-joystick control scheme. More than 25
If you think you've got more flik-flaks than Ronaldinho, or can out-spin Zidane, Electronic Arts wants to see you in action. Head over to www.fifastreet2.com and hit Show Your Skillz and you could find yourself starring in a future FIFA Street game.
There's already a bundle of uploaded clips, and some of them are so tricksy they made our eye-spheres spin in their sockets. Get practising, chuck your video on the site and get in the
We've been hit by a salvo of eye-burstingly good images from Stranglehold, Midway's John Woo-inspired bullet festival for PS3, PC and Xbox 360.
The game stars a digital version of Hong Kong cinema hero Chow Yun-Fat, and features the sort of high-action gun battles that he's famous for - complete with twin pistols, restaurant shootouts and dodging acrobatics.
As a bonus, we've also got some footage of the game in full flow - just click the movie tab on the right to treat your eyes to the