It's finally happening: Silent Hill, Konami's cinematic psychological horror series, is being made into a movie. Only time will tell if the big-screen adaptation, penned by Roger Avary (Glitterati, True Romance) and directed by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Crying Freeman ), will be a crass tie-in or the first smart video game movie, but in the meantime its teaser trailer hits most of the right notes while showing us almost nothing of the movie itself.
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Electronic Arts has announced Open for Business, a brand new expansion pack for The Sims 2, and we've got the first shots.
This latest add-on to the life sim, allows you to develop your own Sim business from the ground up. You'll be able to choose what sort of business it will be, then decide on the layout of the business, hire and fire the right staff, and experiment with different sales techniques to keep the money flowing in.
Key to running a successful business is of course being able to
EA has released the first stock of shots from its latest Sims 2 expansion pack, Open for Business.
This latest bundle of virtual lifestyles and paraphernalia for its super popular life simulator series will give players the chance to create and run their own businesses, offering an abundance of retail opportunities.
Shopkeepers can fill their shelves with a diverse selection of goods, including clothes, toys, flowers, food and - that perennial high street essential - robots.Entrepreneurial
The first expansion pack for excellent tactical shooter SWAT 4 has been announced by the game's publisher Vivendi.
Titled The Stetchkov Syndicate, the expansion pack puts the SWAT team up against an east European crime family responsible for a rather unsavoury upsurge in gun and drug felonies.
The Stetchkov Syndicate expansion pack includes seven new single and multiplayer levels, cooperative skirmishes comprising up to two teams of five players, a new multiplayer Smash & Grab mode, new
Sega has released a batch of new images from its upcoming 3D hyper-platformer, Shadow the Hedgehog.
Besides showing Shadow throwing down more bad-ass hedgehog poses, complete with RPG and rapid-fire weapon accessories, Team Sonic's spiky-fisted echidna Knuckles can also be seen getting in on the action.
For more info on Sega's shady gunrunner - including a couple of movies - check out the links at the bottom of this very page.Shadow the Hedgehog will be released for PS2, Xbox and Gamecube
Developer Strangelite Studios has provided us with an infestation of fresh images from its upcoming FPS Starship Troopers, giving us a glimpse of two previously unseen levels.
The first five shots reveal Bug Hives, which we anticipate will be a skin-crawling excursion into an Arachnid colony, while the remaining images show Plasma - the name of which suggests that huge and deadly plasma bugs could be skulking around the area.
You can check out the shots on the right and if you want to find
These brand new screens reveal Blaze the cat's role in the 2D - and sometimes 3D - DS game for the first time.
Sharing the limelight with the blue 'hog, comes this purple feline who is also able to swing, slide and race through DS's two-screened world.
And just like the spiked speed-freak, Blaze cleverly flits between the top and bottoms screens, maximising the playing area as you race down a slope, or leap upwards on a spring.Sonic Rush will be released for Nintendo DS in the
2K Games has released some new screenshots for its upcoming shooting title, Serious Sam II.
The original Serious Sam, while not providing much of a cerebrum workout, was crucially loads of fun thanks to the quick and simple action that gave you an almost never-ending stream of enemies to blast away, while running around like a mad loon.
This frantic pace will continue this time around too, with developer Croteam promising to cram even more enemies on screen at one time.
Following the that we posted at the end of April, publisher 2K Games has just released further images of the long-awaited mentalist shooting sequel.
Serious Sam II continues the storyline of Serious Sam Second Encounter but, let's face it, the significance of the narrative is negligible when you've got 45 new enemy types to dispatch via the medium of relentless first-person arcade shootery.
The game's seven environments house over 40 levels, across which you'll also be able to make use
The improbably-named SLAI (that's Steel Lancer Arena International, in case you were wondering) is the latest robot-fighter from Konami, and you can see the first ever shots of the game on the right.
It's the first PS2 game to feature online mech combat, with online arenas allowing up to six players to enter, with four players battling head-to-head at one time. As each player is defeated, other players can immediately jump into the game to replace them.
There's also a single-player Story