Air Combat (PlayStation - 1995)
You are the team leader of an elite corps of mercenaries - fighter pilots hired to strike where NATO air forces have failed.
It's the summer of 1995. The whole world is eyeballing Sony's PlayStation, a machine that's supposed to somehow topple videogame giants Sega and Nintendo. While Sega digs its own grave with a rocket-powered backhoe, Nintendo sticks to its guns in all the wrong ways, leaving Sony with a free, open road to success. Part of that initial
The latest media blast from forthcoming PC RTS Ancient Wars: Sparta finds the game's Persian faction peering out from beneath the rug. Ahem.
Blessed with gifted ship builders (they are the only faction able to construct a ship right at the shore, without the need of a dock or a harbour, apparently), the Persians also get cool battle elephants, massive ballistas for defense and employ battering rams to knock down walls and stuff.
But the crowning Persian glory are the Immortals, warriors hard
Being the insatiable Ace Combat fans that we are, Namco saw fit to invite us out to its Japanese headquarters to talk with the newest Ace team. Well, they're not quite new, as many of the members have been involved with series for some time. We spoke with producer Hiroyuki Ichiyanagi, director Natsuki Isaki and sound director Nakanishi Tetsukazu, three men well versed in all things Ace Combat.
Read on for our exclusive interview. You can also click here to watch it in video format.
Good news for those of you anticipating the launch of Funcom's MMORPG Age of Conan on PC - beta sign-ups kick off today!
There's no confirmed date for the start of the beta yet, but with the developer saying it'll give us the opportunity to play the game months before release, it can't be too far off. On PC, Age of Conan is due to release on October 30. An Xbox 360 version is also in development.
Go to beta.ageofconan.com to sign up. As per usual with these things, submitting an application
It's clear, after viewing the latest trailer from Funcom's Age of Conan, that the developer is pulling out all the stops to create one of the most visually impressive environments ever seen in the massively multiplayer online RPG genre. Just take a look at the movie, titled Eiglophian Mountains. Very nice, no?
Of course, you'll need a super-spec PC to get the game running at this level of visual niceness, but hey we can still look on and go 'OOOooh.'
Three new screenshots from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed reveal a dive maneuver executed by lead character Altair. Look, look at him fly.
In fact, view the shots quickly in sequence and its like your own little Assassin's Creed flip book, Altair leaping from a rooftop and twisting in mid-air to land safely on a handily positioned hay cart. Phew.
Ubisoft's assassin-'em-up wowed audiences at Microsoft's X06 event last year, an acrobatic, wall-scaling and rooftop-leaping star boasting superb
The latest screenshots from forthcoming PC MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures released give an idea of the diverse environments developer Funcom has created for its
Yesterday the series of tubes that is the internets was abuzz with news that Ace Combat 6 would be appearing on 360. Today we can confirm that news, and the US release is currently slated for some time this fall (we'll bet it's the holiday, what do you think?). More important than that old news, however, are the first screens of the game in action, available up there on the Images tab.
You've probably read a bit on various websites about Ace's "Dynamic Operation System" and the confirmed Xbox
Screaming through the night sky in a state-of-the-art jet fighter is a thrill that has so far eluded the Xbox 360. But aspirant pilots will soon get their chance, as leaked images of Ace Combat 6: Kaiho e no Senbi have appeared, and it's coming exclusively to the 360. Funny thing, these internet scans - we were about to announce the game on Thursday. Well, don't worry. We're going to have exclusive screens and a weeklong look at the entire Ace Combat series, including part six, in the coming
Can't help but feel an overwhelming, manly urge to look at pictures of armor-clad, skirt-wearing men running around thrusting spears through each other? We just received ten new screens of Ancient Wars: Sparta, and it looks like the game will be featuring plenty of just that.
To be fair, there will be three sets of warriors to choose from: the Romans, Egyptians and Persians. Including three factions will mean a large selection of things to thrust through each other - not just spears.