Konami has released the first shots from its debut Wii game - Elebits - and you can see the premiere pictorial treats by clicking the images tab at the top of this very page.
Set in a world where the sole source of power comes from the electrified Elebits, players are tasked with rounding up the cute, but highly-charged, little tinkers - a troublesome task given their reluctance to be captured and their enthusiasm for making
EverQuest II fans know that Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling proudly counts himself among their ranks - his love for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game seemingly knows no bounds. Schilling will take the ultimate leap as a fan and actually enter the game as an villainous character in June. His appearance in the game is part of a charity event to raise money for ALS, the degenerative nerve affliction commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's
A new download was posted yesterday to expand the enormous world of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion even further. The Thieves Den adds the legendary Dunbarrow Cove and its contents to your ever-growing adventuring itinerary. It's available to Xbox 360 gamers over Xbox Live Marketplace for 150 Microsoft Points while PC gamers can get it from the Oblivion website for
Wednesday 17 May 2006
So, that was E3 2006. The most manic week of the gaming calendar has hurtled by once again in a tornado of news and a frenzy of game playing. Now, as relative calm returns and the chaos slowly seeps away, we look back on the big games, the big announcements, the highlights and the disappointments.
Much of the week's hottest news happened before the doors had opened on E3, with Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all making some big announcements at their pre-show
Broadly, there are two kinds of RPGs out there - the ones like Oblivion that offer the player a wealth of freedom, and the Final Fantasy school that concentrate on tight storytelling and addictive battling. Enchanted Arms, coming from Japan, definitely aims toward Final Fantasy's style. The game stars university student Atsuma - whose glossy hair and vacant smirk mark him as true hero material. Actually, it's the fact that he has the power to control golems - mystical entities designed to fight
Mere hours ago we were thrown headfirst into a 24 man round of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars... and we're still reeling from the experience. Our initial fear that Quake Wars would feel sparse and under populated, especially next to the insaneness of 64-player Battlefield 2, have been utterly blown
Haven't heard of Eragon yet? Don't worry. If some in-the-know teen hasn't recited the entire book - which supplanted Harry Potter's latest atop the bestseller list - to you by this summer, the commercials for the movie will surely clue you in. Or, you can just lock yourself in a closet and miss out on a swashbuckling fantasy adventure about a teenage boy (named Eragon) who fights a corrupt king with the aid of a strong sword and a pet dragon - it's your call, really.
At its heart, Eragon the
Don't ask us why, but music games seem to have more personality, on the whole, than just about any others. Without a big bulky guy with a gun or a group of perky teens out to save the world to rely on, things seem to get weird - fast. Whether or not the songs are original or top hits, if there's a story you're guaranteed to be swimming in bizarre characters, styling art and that rarest of things in games: an actual sense of humor. Elite Beat Agents follows this path beautifully.
Friday 12 May 2006
Mere hours ago we were thrown headfirst into a 24 man round of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars... and we're still reeling from the experience. Our initial fear that Quake Wars would feel sparse and under populated, especially next to the insaneness of 64 player Battlefield 2, have been utterly blown away.
Quake Wars gripped us by the throat with its tightly focused and superbly fast-paced action, which meant we were never far from slugging a bullet into an enemy's head. The
If there's one type of gaming that truly benefits from Wii's sensory-overload controller, it's the racing genre. Instead of holding the wand like a pointer, you use both hands to position it horizontally - like a steering wheel. Everyone, in theory, knows how to drive using a wheel. This makes Excite Truck all the easier to play, and its accessibility is only enhanced by its amazing simplicity.
For E3, Nintendo had two levels to try out, one tropical and another an arid desert. Regardless of