Activision and developer Splash Damage have released more information on the upcoming FPS Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, including backstory for the two warring sides and details of the character's classes.
Quake Wars is an online strategic shooter that pits the forces of Earth's Global Defence Force (GDF) against the invading Strogg forces. This is no ordinary team deathmatch, though, as the key to success means establishing bases, taking out defensive structures and using numerous futuristic
Thursday 27 April 2006
It's been confirmed that Konami's first game for Nintendo's Revolution console will be called Elebits and the project is headed by Shingo Mukaitouge, best known for his work on DrumMania.
Elebits gets its name from the stars of the game - small, cute Pikmin-ish creatures who, when not looking endearing, are the source of power for the magical world they inhabit. In fact the 'Ele' part of the name is a reference to 'electricity', while 'bit' is there just to emphasise
Puzzle-game fans should prepare to make some tough decisions this fall. Buena Vista Games today announced an agreement with Q Entertainment - makers of Lumines and Meteos - to bring no fewer than four new games to the US and Europe. Set to rock the PSP, PlayStation 2 and DS are Lumines II, Lumines Plus, Every Extend Extra and Meteos: Disney Edition.
Given that rhythmic block-dropper Lumines (reviewed here) is still one of the PSP's best-selling titles, it's no shocker that Lumines II topped
Wednesday 26 April 2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion could be on its way to PlayStation 3 and PSP in November, according to murmurings that started on an internet forum.
While forums aren't usually the most reliable of sources the one in question, Gaming Age, has long been known as a place where developers and industry insiders have been able to discuss and swap ideas.
The poster who started the speculation revealed that they had managed to get hold of a release schedule from Elder Scrolls
More chunks of the Oblivion world are being made available for download through Xbox Marketplace for 150 Microsoft Points and directly from the Oblivion site for $1.89. This latest addition encompasses a tower in the Jeral Mountains called Frostcrag Spire that, once downloaded, can be used as a home-base for wandering adventurers. Geared towards the more magically minded Obliviots, the Wizard's Tower can be upgraded to house an Enchanting and Spellmaking station and a laboratory that buffs
If stories of one boy, an empire in trouble and a rather fortunate dragon egg are your cup of tea, you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that publisher Vivendi will be bringing the game version of forthcoming fantasy movie Eragon to multiple consoles later this year.
The game will be appearing on Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PSP, GBA, DS and PC in various guises - with no sign of a GameCube version, though - and will be given its first showing at E3 next month.
On consoles and PC, developer Stormfront
A new Earthworm Jim title is in the pipeline for next-gen consoles, according to an anonymous source close to the game's development.
What makes this more exciting than the standard whispered announcement, though, is that it's going to be created by the team behind the original game. This includesShiny Entertainment founder Dave Perry, Planet Moon Studios co-founder Nick Bruty, long-serving tunesmith Tommy Tallarico and more.
For those of you too young to drink, Earthworm Jim debuted on
The Orrery, the latest chunk of downloadable content for the excellent Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, is now available for Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Marketplace and for PC at Bethesda's Oblivion site. Costing 150 Microsoft points (about $2.00), it's a download that's around 9MB in size and offers a new quest centered on rebuilding a mysterious, conked-out backroom within the Arcane University.
We're a little torn about The Orrery - the new quest it offers is too brief and somewhat dim,
The masters of Doom are crashing their indoor demon-fight straight through the front window and spilling it onto the streets. Helicopters, 4X4s and amphibious vehicles promise to bring Doom-flavored multiplayer action to the outdoor battlefield.
This vision of the bleak future is being released to us a few images at a time, and today we've got four highly compelling new screens from the fight for Earth's survival against the baddies of Quake II and Quake 4 - the Strogg. Highlighting the
Wednesday 5 March 2006
Bethesda, creator of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, has launched a special download site for PC owners of the massively single-player RPG to purchase extras for the game. Along with the horse armour add-on that appeared yesterday, two new quests will soon be available, all priced at $1.99 (about £1.14) - please note that this is the final, confirmed PC price, rather than the $1.50 we reported yesterday.
Fortunately, the upcoming downloads look a little more