20th Dec, 2007
Gaming is an up and down experience. Some years cram top quality titles into our every orifice until were bursting with videogame joy and have excess polygons dripping messily out of our ears, while some other years… Well, some other years are 1983.
In 2007 though, weve had a very good year indeed. A scarily good year in fact. One which has provided us so much brilliance on every format that its a genuine worry that the laws of karmic balance will soon bring us a plague
Sept 28, 2007
Beowulf: The Film will be out in November, and will be sharing a publicity budget with a Game of the same name. The film is produced by Robert Zemeckis (this isnt the last Zemeckis reference in this weeks Trailer Trash - youve been warned), and features an all star cast including Angelina Jolie, John Malkovitch, Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover, and others. This trailer for the game, however, stars a sword falling into a puddle over and over while some repetitive-looking
Game soundtracks should not be underestimated. Not only do they make games more pleasurable for the ears, but a quality musical score can elevate the entire game experience to something extra special with goosebumps. The following 10 games are all nominated in the Soundtrack of the Year category for this year's Golden Joystick Awards. Only one of them can win.
The Golden Joystick's Action Game of the Year category might make your head explode.
Sometimes, international perception of Australia has us so backwards that we’re thought to ride kangaroos down the street and consider that hat with the corks as the height of fashion. But according to figures detailing Australian and New Zealand game sales for the first half of 2012, the notion of the contrary antipode might be more fact than fiction.
has announced sale prices on nine titles across PlayStation Network
and Xbox Live, offering cheap retro reissues of some solid classics
and newer titles alike. PSN fans get their discounts immediately,
whereas XBLA subscribers have to wait a week. Knowing what happens
when XBLA players get impatient (namecalling, griefing, possibly the
Apocalypse), 2K's stepped in with some bargain content available
Wednesday 29 March 2006
Sony has announced B-Boy, a dance-off game centred on stylish skills, for release on PSP and PS2 in September.
Billed as a fighting game as much as a rhythm-action game, players are given access to over 800 motion-captured moves in order to 'toprock' and 'freeze' their way to the top of the freestyle pile, from lowly street battles through to the world championships. Makes a difference from 'shooting' and 'driving' our way to the top, at least.
When you first saw the now-famous video of a baby monkey riding backwards on a pig, doubtless a lot of things went through your head: perplexed delight, envy, the desire to own your very own baby monkey riding on a pig. While this option is available to almost none of us, Kihon Games' debut title, Baby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig), offers the opportunity to control the pint-sized twosome over a series of adventures that surely were cut from the initial video only for reasons of brevity…
This is indeed heavy. Just as we were beginning to worry that Telltale’s pre-Xmas release date for Back to the Future might slip until after the holidays, old Chris Cringle, or more likely Emmet Brown, delivers some seasonal cheer. Yup, the first of the episodic BTTF chapters will launch on PC and Mac next week…
It's been 20 years since Christopher Lloyd has touched a flux capacitor, but that hasn't discouraged developer Telltale Games from hiring the original Doc Brown to voice his digital counterpart in its upcoming Back to the Future adventure games...