Last night publisher NIS America revealed their fall lineup, and for the first time in memory there was a lack of PlayStation support. Instead the company, known for its charming RPGs and affection for hand-drawn anime art over 3D cutscenes, revealed a major push into the Nintendo DS market. Makes sense, seeing as neither PS3 nor PSP have the same kind of pull as DS at this point. So, what do level-grinding RPG fanatics have to look forward
Aug 16 2007
On-demand gaming platform A World Of My Own - a hi-tech meeting of streaming games service and Second Life social territory - is operating a free beta test. Bag yourself one of the remaining 10,000 places and you'll get the chance to trial AWOMO's action, and play more than 70 free games.
We're not talking browser boredom busters, either. Big publishers like Sega, 2K and Vivendi have signed up their support for AWOMO, bringing games like City of Heroes, Company of Heroes, F.E.A.R.
Oct 10, 2007
'Second Life meets Steam' is what we called A World Of My Own back when it was announced, which sounded an enticing prospect whichever way you cut it. Now, we're going one step better, and teaming up with AWOMO to give you a chance to win a lifetime's subscription to the games-on demand download service.
This social world, complete with designated areas for game downloads and so on, is currently in the beta stage. You can get involved with this for free, thanks to a deal between
20 Dec, 2007
If you want to ensure that you're going to have a fulfilling 2008, make sure you get involved as a beta tester for one of the most thrilling prospects in gaming right now - AWOMO. A virtual island where players will be able to stream triple-A titles at super fast speeds, while also enjoying all the benefits of a buzzing social hub, AWOMO is going to be the place to be for gamers. Don't miss the boat - sign up by completing this form and be the first in line for 2008.
A company called Game Domain International has unveiled an exciting project for PC, combining a social, interactive environment like Second Life with the games-on-demand appeal of Valve's Steam game download software.
A World Of My Own (or, charmingly, AWOMO) will also bear similarities with PlayStation 3's Home. It's a 3D world for gamers, the developer GDI claim, where "launching a game is as simple as walking into a room in one of the many themed buildings in the environment". And, in order
It's unlikely that Professor Layton or Dr Kawashima would ever get in an actual proper fight that involved slapping and spitting. Neither of them seem like men of violence. However, they are involved in a fight more important and meaningful than any trading of fists and heavy blows in a dark alley - they are engaged in the fight to win a priceless Golden Joystick award.
Being the ardent Ace Combat fans that we are, we've covered the living daylights out of this 360-exclusive, and did it months ago. Didn't catch our massive Week of War? Now's the time to get totally caught up with interviews, retrospectives, the first hands-on and plenty of eye-popping screens. But wait - there's even more today.
Our latest hands-on revealed very little in the way of new info or features that we haven't already discussed, but it did run much, much smoother than before. In
It's almost been two weeks since we broke the news that longtime Sony-exclusive Ace Combat had bailed and taken refuge on Xbox 360. We also promised you a ton of new coverage, and said coverage begins now. We've got a weeklong look at Fires of Liberation, the eleventh overall game in the series, which lands exclusively on 360 this fall. If you've never had the pleasure of taking a $30 million joyride, this is the best possible place to start working towards that lofty dream. Each day begins a
By the time you read this, Microsoft's big pre-E3 media spiel will be over. One of the highlights of said speech, we're told, will be a huge chunk of in-game action from Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. Assuming you weren't there (considering the state of this year's E3, you weren't), there's no way to glimpse the smoke-choked footage save for some blogger's grainy shaky-cam. Or, you could watch it here first, a good 12 hours before anyone else has it.
We've also got a grip of new images for
If screenshots were bombs, this would be World War III - a huge mass of screens from Ace Combat 6 on Xbox 360 have been dropped on us, so we're passing them onto you.
Chances are you've already settled into the cockpit and taken the game for a test flight thanks to a demo that's available on Xbox Live.
If not, it's a graphically impressive flight combat sim, featuring numerous aircraft and six conflicts to tie up your trigger finger.
Developer Namco Bandai has also taken it upon itself to