Macs do it, PCs do it, even women in adverts for feminine hygiene products do it. We're talking about multi-tasking and now we want you to try it too. And the reason we want you to perform such brain-splitting activity revolves around Monolith's first-person shooter FEAR. Just a few days ago we told you about the game's new multiplayer options and weapons, while today we have yet more cracking screens to go with those facts. That is why we need you to focus your think-sponge on two things at
Monolith have a tradition of doing things differently. First they gave us the chance to scamper across ceilings as an otherworldly assassin in Aliens vs Predator 2, then to camp it up in No One Lives Forever before resurrecting the legendary light cycle races in Tron 2.0. But, despite making these three inventive and original first-person shooters, it is FEAR that looks like being their most intriguing game yet.It stars a genetically-enhanced and all-round butch bunch of soldiers, known as
Boxing is more than just the noble art of punching someone repeatedly in the face until they fall over. There's also biting, brain damage and selling branded electric grills to gutbuckets worldwide. But from Frank Bruno's Boxing onwards, no game ever managed to really make us feel like we were be part of that brutal world.That is until the original Fight Night came along. Sure, it looked good, but what made it great was the Total Punch Control. Which instead of being the usual load of raging
After NFL Street and NBA Street, it was only a matter of time before FIFA Street came along. (What next: SSX Street? Medal Of Honor Street?) But if you've got a good idea then why not run with it? (And boot it between the posts before wheeling away with your shirt over your head.)So to follow the announcement last month of the latest in a very long line of FIFAs, EA have decided to release four highly polished shots of the game from a unnamed console version. At the moment, the gameplay details
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 23 October1 (2) FIFA 2005 (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)2 (1) Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (PS2)3 (3) Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)4 (8) Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2, Xbox, PC)5 (6) The Sims 2 (PC)6 (5) Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2, Xbox)7 (NE) LMA Manager 2005 (PS2, Xbox, PC)8 (12) Shark Tale (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)9 (7) Pokemon Fire Red (GBA)10 (10) Pokemon Leaf Green (GBA)11 (11) The
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 9 October1 (NE) FIFA 2005 (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)2 (NE) Fable (Xbox)3 (5) Pokemon Fire Red (GBA)4 (2) The Sims 2 (PC)5 (4) Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2, Xbox)6 (6) Rome: Total War (PC)7 (NE) Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)8 (1) Star Wars: Battlefront (PS2, Xbox, PC)9 (7) Pokemon Leaf Green (GBA)10 (9) Def Jam Fight for NY (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)11 (11) The Simpsons: Hit and Run (PS2,
EA have announced the first details of FIFA Street, a new football title that takes the beautiful game to the streets. The game is based around an urban arcade-styled kick-around where a good right peg and on-the-ball flair will earn you and your team kudos as well as victory.Venues from around the world (Brazilian beach footie, anyone?) will feature four-on-four matches as well as one-on-one encounters - where besting your immediate opponent requires skill, technique and specific moves.
Scholes, Mutu, Keane, Raul and many more are eerily recognisable in these latest shots of FIFA 2005. As ever, the advance towards photorealism throws up mixed results. While the face scans are perfect, there's no doubt that the lack of emotion on show gives the players an eery, dead-eyed thousand yard stare and, is it just us, or are the heads too big? Brrrrr...
Anyway, FIFA 2005 continues EA's slow but steady progress, augmenting its unrivalled roster of more than 350 official licenses with
Based on the excellent film Fight Club, Vivendi's beat-'em-up of the same name is being developed for PS2 and Xbox and first impressions are very promising. Unashamedly brutal and gritty, it features that one element most beat-'em-ups spurn - body damage that affects subsequent gameplay. Ooooh, we like.The game not only uses the film settings and action (naturally, seeing as it involves fisticuffs) but also follows the story. The element that has us excited is the aforementioned damage aspect.
In among the seemingly endless slew of sequels at this year's E3, one of the more discreet highlights of the show was first-person shooter FEAR, which is currently being developed by Monolith Productions - the people behind Aliens vs Predator 2, No One Lives Forever and Tron 2.0. FEAR (First Encounter Assault and Recon, in case you were wondering) is based around an "unidentified paramilitary force infiltrating a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound" in order to fend off some mysterious