Shadow of the Colossus has won several heavyweight plaudits at the Game Developers Conference Awards. Taking place on 22 March, the GDC awards are an opportunity to give recognition to games based on their quality rather than their popularity.
Colossus scooped four awards (Best Game, Character Design, Audio Design and Best Visual Arts). God of War, despite being nominated in six different categories, never got a look in. Kratos was unavailable for comment, mostly because we were a bit scared
Bungie's next game is almost certain to be revealed in 2006, according to Microsoft's Peter Moore. As is typical of both a tight-lipped Microsoft and the secretive Bungie, there's not even confirmation of whether or not it'll be Halo 3.
"We haven't made any announcements regarding the Halo franchise," Moore said in an online interview. "So Bungie is busy, they're an industrious bunch, and I think certainly this year, 2006, we might give you a peek at what Bungie is working on."
Sony has used the Games Developers Conference, currently taking place in California, to confirm that a sequel to its critically acclaimed, multi award-winning, all-round ass-kicker God of War is currently in the making, and will be back with a vengeance for more glorious blood spilling on PS2 in early 2007.
God of War II will continue the story from the first game, picking up the tale after Kratos - the mortal turned deity - took his place amongst the gods on Mount Olympus. Still a troubled
Konami has revealed that Winning Eleven 10, the next instalment in its obsessively adored football franchise - which is better known to UK gamers as Pro Evolution Soccer - will be released in Asia on 27 April, well ahead of this summer's World Cup in Germany.
What changes series producer Shingo Takatsuka has implemented since the previous version is unclear, although it's suspected that there will be new modes of play and an option to enable an automated tactics system that will simplify the
Ratchet & Clank will be returning for an outing on PS3, Sony revealed at the Game Developers Conference in California. In among the fistful of first-party software demos (including WarHawk and MotorStorm) at GDC, the president of Insomniac Games, Ted Price, presented teaser footage of the next-gen Ratchet & Clank.
Little was shown outside of some impressive environmental detail, but the prospect of a new R&C is enough to keep us warm and soft on the inside. The Ratchet games have been one of
For many older gamers, it was the ultimate football game and now Sensible Soccer is making a comeback for PS2, Xbox and PC.
Set for release early next year to coincide with its 15th anniversary, Sensible Soccer will feature the same lightening-quick action and signature physics-defying banana shots, as well as a brand new look. From the shots provided you'll see that the players, while retaining massive heads, are now cel-shaded.
Original SS creator Jon Hare has been brought on to the
Sony Computer Entertainment president Phil Harrison took the stage on Wednesday to talk PS3 and PSP with a huge, unruly crowd. His presentation, part of the Game Developers Conference in California, raised almost as many questions about the next-gen console as it answered. Two things are clear, though: Sony is laser-focused on online functionality, and PS3 is an impressive chunk of hardware.
The thrust of Harrison's speech centred on Sony's 'Beyond the Box' strategy, which outlines its plans
On 16 March Final Fantasy XII was released for PS2 in Japan and, within just four days, managed to sell a walloping 1.76 million copies. It's a figure that puts the long-awaited RPG outrageously far ahead of Animal Crossing DS, the next bestselling game, with 71,000 copies.
Should we be at all surprised, given that Japanese gamers seem to exist on a diet that's so rich in vitamins R, P and G? Final Fantasy X recently topped a poll run by Japanese magazine Famitsu, asking its readers to vote
3D Realms CEO Scott Miller has revealed details regarding two of the developer's biggest upcoming titles: Prey and Duke Nukem Forever. Well, we say 'upcoming', but still no one knows when the latter is coming out.
So, just what has happened to Duke Nukem Forever? "No-one wants to spend so long on making a game, and we've definitely screwed up along the way," Miller told FiringSquad.com. "But in the end, it'll work out fine as long as we produce a hit. If we manage that, few will care that it
Activision has rushed over a batch of brand new images for Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, with Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker making a welcome appearance.
Lego Star Wars II will up the action from the original game by adding more characters, vehicles, abilities and giving you loads of new Force powers to play with - Vader's got his choke, as you can see if you click the image tab above, and the Emperor will shoot Force lightning from his fingertips.