Well that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after being spotted on an ESRB website listing, Electronic Arts has officially announced the return of Wing Commander on Xbox Live Arcade.
Excitingly, our suspicions of online dogfighting have also been confirmed: Wing Commander Arena will support a massive 16-players online, in what EA is calling the largest "melee experience to date on Xbox LIVE Arcade."
As you can probably imagine, Arena has players teaming up to attack each other in
An updated ratings page on the ESRB website has revealed a number of new Xbox Live Arcade games - including Wing Commander Arena, the latest in the legendary franchise being developed by EA. We're looking forward to 16-player dogfights.
EA was unavailable for comment when contacted earlier, but as usual we'll sit by the line and let you know if we get any confirmation back.
Also listed on the site are two new titles from Vivendi; Carcassonne and Switchball, both rated
Friday 16 February 2007
Mythic Creative's creative director Paul Barnett believes we should just say 'no' to game guides and walkthroughs, stressing that gamers are failing to truly appreciate the wonder of each videogame journey by focusing merely on beating their latest purchase.
"A game guide is actually there to corrupt your enjoyment of the game," Barnett explains in this month's issue of PC Gamer magazine. "It tells you the most efficient, straightforward and dull way to increase your
World of Warcraft has gathered eight million subscribers. Think of that number. Merely classifying eight million people as “subscribers” doesnt seem to do them justice: 8,000,000 isnt just a fanbase; its a nation.
An open-border policy has seen the MMORPGs population swell in the two years its been online, placing it snugly in between Burundi (pop: 8,090,068) and Azerbaijan (pop: 7,961,619) in the world population charts. Its now the 94th most populated place in the world, and the
WipEout will make its debut on PS3 complete with full SixAxis controls and "maybe" online multiplayer and a stream of downloadable content, according to Clemens Wangerin, development director for Sony's Liverpool-based development studio, where the next-gen WipEout will be created.
A PS3 version is a certainty, and though Wangerin was unwilling to discuss any gameplay details during a recent interview with industry magazine Develop (available for free online), he did speak out on the
Microsoft's press spiel says that its new Windows Vista operating system -which launched today - offers "amazing experiences for all gamers, from the most casual players to hard-core enthusiasts." But then it would say that, wouldn't it.
For a more impartial view on the new OS, we asked four experts what they think about Vista and what its introduction really means for gamers. We'll be posting the first part of our own in-depth look at Vista later today but, until then, digest these wise words
Point your eyes now at this first ever trailer for Midway's The Wheelman, a Driver-meets-Stuntman looking actioner starring Vin Diesel, who also takes the leading role in the film of the same name later this year. Hit the Movies tab above and launch the video player for the footage.
There's precious little detail around on actual gameplay but we do know The Wheelman is entirely set in sunny Barcelona, and that there'll be on-foot missions running alongside the in-vehicle hijinks - which
Nintendo's Virtual Console releases have been so damn good as of late, it's almost enough to make us forget he haven't got an actual Mario game yet. Well, not really. Where art thou O' Overall-clad one? Here's what's in store this week:
Mario Kart 64 (1,000 Wii points)
Headlining today's offerings is arguably the best in Nintendo's racing series. Plus, the asking price is less than all those other krappy-kart knock-offs currently available on other systems. It's been too long since we've
Out now in Japan, this plane-based remote-waver aims to fill the void until Nintendo finally releases a proper Pilotwings (soon, fingers crossed). Its not just about aerobatics and formation flying - among other things youve got to bomb rocky outcrops, ferret out cows and attack battleships. It looks basic, but it controls wonderfully.
Napster creator and World of Warcraft fan Shawn Fanning is launching an MMO version of MySpace, called Rupture, with WoW as the test ground.
It springs from his obsession with the game, and his frustration at being unable to communicate or organise effectively. Shawns system will tap into the game, grab your characters stats, and create a personalised webspace. Itll evolve with your characters, and if you join a guild, itll provide a meeting space