Nintendo's Revolution will definitely be online-ized, but how involved will superstar game designer Shigeru Miyamoto be in the games that take advantage of it?
"I am a game designer myself and what I want to do is make a variety of new games," Miyamoto told The Guardian. "If we have an online title I will have to spend all my time looking after one game.
"There are a lot of hurdles to be crossed to run an online game but we have fixed some of these, such as ease of connection and security.
Over the next 12 months Xbox Live users will be able to download music videos and enter competitions to battle against singers and bands, thanks to an agreement between Epic Records and Microsoft.
Each month Microsoft will announce an Artist of the Month, with the artist's music videos and interviews available for free download. The Game with Fame sessions offer Xbox Live gamers the chance to play against the star to win consoles and CDs.
The year of free content kicks off with - drum roll,
Players of The Saga of Ryzom will soon be able to create their own adventures, environments and scenarios with Ryzom Ring, the upcoming expansion for the massively multiplayer game, due for release this summer - and we've got exclusive screens of the game in action.
Kitted out with a set of simple but effective design tools, Ryzom Ring is the first MMORPG to enable players to take creative control. "Ryzom's future is from now on in the hands of players", says executive producer, Daniel Miller.
As men around the globe begin counting down the days until the referee's first sweet peep of the whistle kicks off the start of the FIFA World Cup in Germany, EA, in time-honoured tradition, readies itself for the run out of its official game of the greatest sporting event known to man with this sweet selection of screens.
Due for release in April (the FIFA World Cup begins 9 June), 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany will undoubtedly be another exercise in how to successfully exploit an official
Sometimes you just don't need or want a riveting storyline or cutting edge, senses-shattering graphics. You want mindless destruction. How about Total Destruction, then? Weve got another reel of Midway's monsters trashing various cityscapes around the globe. Move your mouse over the "Movies" tab up there and take a
Controlling all of human existence? Yeah, we've done that. But this summer, 2K Games will publish CivCity: Rome, an intriguing sounding spin-off from Sid Meier's popular Civilization series of games. This time, you'll focus on just one city, but what a city it will be.
When you're building something as important as Rome, you have to start somewhere; it will apparently be as a small city. Grow it with schools, theaters, forts and that legendary venue for "sporting combat," the Circus Maximus.
We know the software shelves are crowded with simulation games about enormous steam locomotives, but there's one more coming out this summer that may be of particular interest: Sid Meier's Railroads.
Strategy maven Meier helped give birth to the entire business-sim genre with Railroad Tycoon back in 1990. Now, with a slight name change, the series is back under the control of its original engineer. "Were thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this game back home," said Meier in a press
We know what Sid Meier's Civilization IV needs: more violence! That's what we're expecting from the recently announced Warlords expansion pack.
The game's name comes from the new warlord unit, which brings a bit more aggression to the development of human existence. Warlords also promises six new scenarios, as well as new civilizations, wonders, units and other goodies. But really, we just want to march in and take control of all the cool things that everybody else on the planet owns.
Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes, the Don has been shot and you're the only one who can keep him alive.
One of the things the team behind The Godfather likes to brag about is how cleverly their game's plot syncs up with that of Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 gangster epic. And after playing through the game, we're inclined to agree with them.
To give Godfather fans an example of how the game ties in with the film's storyline, we've put together this little video from the PS2 version. Clocking
EA has released a trailer and fresh details about its Superman Returns game, which will accompany the summer release of the Warner Bros. film.
The trailer has Superman battling the evil Metallo in the streets of Metropolis, which will comprise 80 virtual squares miles of bustling fictional city, including over 1,000 buildings. The Man of Steel will be able to explore all of this freely as he protects the city's people from natural and not-so-natural disasters. If it looks a little too gorgeous