You wouldn't know it by looking at all the buddy-buddy sports games that are on the GameCube, but once upon a time, Mario and Donkey Kong were big-time enemies. In the case of Mario vs Donkey Kong: March of the Minis, you're controlling a horde of tiny, mechanical Mario clones as they try to escape the puzzling, 2D prison Donkey Kong has slapped them into.
Well, you dont actually control the Marios themselves. They're kinda roaming freely around the levels, awaiting your instructions. You tap
Given the PS3's reported capability for rendering huge, seamless environments and throwing hundreds of objects onscreen at once, you'd think it would be the perfect system for free-roaming, Grand Theft Auto-style games. Developer Incognito agrees, and today they definitively revealed that Warhawk won't just be the futuristic flight simulator we've been seeing for months. The meat of the game will still be in flying a hoverjet, dogfighting up to 500 enemies at once and blowing up huge capital
The existence of Star Fox DS was revealed at Nintendo's E3 press conference yesterday and our tractor beam has successfully pulled in the first shots and details about the game.
Still a working title and pencilled in for release on August 28 in the US, Star Fox DS promises to introduce a new element of strategy to the space shooter by giving players a commander's view of the 3D-rendered missions, as Fox McCloud and friends battle to protect the Lylat system.
The touch screen will be used to
You've probably heard people use the term "platformer" to describe games that involve running, jumping and item-grabbing. The first Super Mario Bros. defined that genre, and after an extended absence, the plumber brothers are out to save Princess Peach once again. After some hands-on time with the, um, literally titled New Super Mario Bros., we're ready to believe those two haven't missed a beat.
It's the sense of exploration that makes these Mario games so damn fun. Even though you're
Rockstar has announced that GTA IV will be released for PS3 in Europe on October 19, 2007 - the same day as the Xbox 360 version.
The news comes shortly after Microsoft announced at its pre-E3 press conference earlier yesterday that the "fourth installment in the insanely lucrative series would be appearing on its next-gen machine."
With no word at the time of the Microsoft bombshell of a PS3 version, the Sony faithful feared that GTA may have moved exclusively into Gates' hood, so its
In the fifth game in this strategic first-person shooter, the old commander of Team Rainbow (our man Ding) has received a promotion, leaving you to lead the squad as Logan Keller. We got an early peek at this neon-laced cousin to Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, and, believe us, it wasn't enough.
Taking many of its cues from GRAW, Rainbow Six Vegas is not limited to the first-person view any longer. Now when Logan takes cover, the view will shift to an over-the-shoulder perspective to enable
Nintendo has announced WarioWare: Smooth Moves, another in the amazing minigame series, this time for Wii.
Smooth Moves will have over 200 completely new and completely nuts minigames which all make use of the Wii remote. Players will have to move the remote in unique ways to complete the bite-sized challenges and progress through the game.
The new movements will include spinning, scribbling, slicing, flailing and - from the looks of the Nintendo pre-E3 press conference footage - using the
This fall, early adopters of PS3 will be able to get involved with Tony Hawk's Project 8, the first next-gen outing for the skateboarding series. To be released for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PSP, Project 8 concerns Tony's quest to find the eight best amateur skaters in the world - and you've got to prove that you're one of them. Click away at the image tab above to see a batch of in-action screens.
While the gameplay might be old, with a streaming, free-roaming world like Tony Hawk's
As Nintendo's stand was still being built around us, with cranes and fork lift trucks all about, we were ushered into a back walled room secured with an anticipation raising jumbo-jet style locking mechanism for one of the world's first goes on Wii.
First things first: the controller. Smaller and shorter than it looked in the original announcement videos, we were warned that it was still a prototype design and that several games at E3 would use it connected to the Wii with a wire that wouldn't
• Haze E3 trailer (WMV, 9.66MB) - right-click to download
Wednesday 10 May 2006
Free Radical, the creator of Time Splitters, has come clean and admitted that its new FPS will be called Haze. And as well as confirming the story that we uncovered earlier this week, it has also produced the very first screens and footage - right out of thin air.
Set 25 years into a future that has seen governments contract out their wars to private armies, you play Jake Carpenter, a green grunt who recently