NFL Football is a game where linebackers routinely mow down scrawny-but-nimble defense backs. In previous outings, Madden NFL has focused almost too much on the passing game and quarterback mobility. That's all changing with Madden 2007 for Xbox 360. Electronics Arts will finally add some bone-crunching realism. By pressing B on the controller at the start of a play, you can control any linebacker for a few seconds to create running lanes. Or, you can switch to a wide-out receiver and set up
As a member of a privately held, incorporated military force, it's up to you to take the toughest jobs and blast your way through them. Our private viewing of Army of Two brought us into the bipolar world of tactics times two.
Based strictly on a premise where two warriors are better than one, Army of Two is all about teamwork. You and a friend (or EA's "partner artificial intelligence" that can sub-in for a pal) rapid-fire your way through contemporary settings in hotspots that conventional,
• The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (WMV, 4.78MB) - right-click to download
Friday 12 May 2006
Nintendo has released a video and screenshots of Link's debut on DS in The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
The game is set months after the events of GameCube's WindWaker when Link and Tetra have set sail to explore new lands. Unfortunately when searching an abandoned ship, the two explorers are separated, with Link being washed up on the shore of a mysterious island. From here he must
Activision's World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions picks up where last year's game left off - namely, at the poker table. This year, the gambling sim features a story mode, where you become the card-playing protege of bearded card shark Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, slowly building up your reputation and winning record to the point where you get invited to the exclusive, titular tournament.
You'll find yourself among some famous company, including professional players like
Friday 12 May 2006
With a brand new George Lucas approved story, some seriously next-gen technology and Indy looking cool as ice, Indiana Jones 2007 (a working title) ought to bring any right-minded individual out in joyful jitters. We ducked backstage into LucasArts' demo area and got a first look at the game in full swing.
We saw two levels - one showing off Indy's hand-to-hand skills and another on board a tram hurtling down the hills of San Francisco, circa 1939. The game features a system
For those who love racing of the two-wheeled variety, MotoGP has long been the benchmark for motorcycle racing videogames. Climax's Xbox series has always looked fabulous and played even better. And now its making the leap to the Xbox 360.
Before you get too excited, though, it should be pointed out that this is basically a gussied-up port of the Xbox's MotoGP 3, complete with a handful of new features and tracks. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but fans should know what they're
• Rainbow Six Vegas E3 2006 trailer (WMV, 2.66MB) - right-click to download
Friday 12 May 2006
Ubisoft has lavished us with a load of new screens and a trailer of its next-gen squad based shooter Rainbow Six Vegas, which will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year. You can see the - rather brief - movie by clicking the above link.
Rainbow Six Vegas is a stunning looking game that introduces a new bunch of covert-op heroes fighting for the security of the free world among
Adding new races is a great way to breathe new life into a strategy game, so that's exactly what Relic is doing for its second expansion pack to the original RTS, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (the first expansion pack was Winter Assault). Due out later this year, Dark Crusade introduces the protective Tau and the destructive Necrons, bringing the total number of playable races to seven. Diametrically opposed, the two new races promise to change the way Dawn of War veterans think about
Hide the cattle and cover your behind - the aliens are back. Apparently, his boss Pox has been shot down and captured by the Russians, so now the Furon warrior Cryptosporidium 137 has to conquer the Earth all over again - but this time, amid the free-love movement of the 1960s.
The biggest and best news about this spoofy, darkly comic actioner is that it has adopted a more free-form, open-world approach. The first game was actually very linear, and required you to solve each mission a certain
By now, most of us have tried our hands, er, heads, at the daily puzzles of Brain Age. Its simple logic riddles tickled your mind, always offering feedback and letting you know how good or bad you've been performing over the weeks. Here comes the second round of gray gaming, but Big Brain Academy is leaning more towards younger minds. Instead of reading aloud or counting syllables, you'll be matching shapes and directing a hungry dog to his bone.
All of Big Brain 's activities take place in