Soon, a similar scene will be played out in Wii-enabled parties across the length and breadth of the land. That familiar "your turn!" chime rings out from a remote somewhere near the punch bowl, and out oozes Cuthbert Pythagoras-on-the-Horse (the real name of your local sap may vary). You might remember this odious little swot as the guy who ruined your Christmas party's Wii Sports tournament. This he did by eschewing all that jumping and
There comes a time in everyone's life where you're so damn bored or burned out that you actually flop onto the couch and watch an entire TV show about bugs, spiders and the various other creatures that inhabit your yard. At some point, they invariably have to defend their turf from an invading 70-eyed predator, and that's kinda what Worms: Open Warfare is all about. Except both factions are armed with the latest short and long range weapons the world has to
If the impending sunny weather and free-time of another pitiless summer is getting you down, you'll be happy to know that there'll still be a way to fight it out on the go. THQ's second foray into invertebrate battle is hitting a portable system near you in the form of Worms: Open Warfare 2. And it's very much the same classic game that has made the act of engaging in strategic warfare cuddly and addictive for well over a decade.
For those who haven't been drafted onto the squirmy battle field
Wrecked: Revenge Revisited is the follow up to sleeper hit Mashed: Drive to Survive, another top-down, arcade styled racing game that won over fans with its frantic, fun gameplay. On the surface, Wrecked may not have the immediate appeal of a Burnout or Need for Speed game, but after sitting down for a few rounds of multiplayer, it’s clear why the original had so many fans.
All right, this might sound like an obvious idea, but WSC Real 08 is taking a first-person approach to snooker. As appealing as that sounds, it doesn’t mean taking the safety off a semi-automatic when a mobile goes off. No, you’ll be directly behind the cue when you take shots and you’ll be able to wander around the table to size up your next shot and take in your surroundings.
“It's about goddamn time,” we thought while demoing WWE '12. Why are we so relieved? For starters, the biggest change to the WWE franchise – besides dropping the SmackDown vs Raw nonsense – is the new engine, a change fans have been craving, nay demanding for years. Fresh from THQ's ginormous booth at E3, we sampled a bit of the new changes that fans can expect this fall...
For years THQ has been the unquestioned King of the Ring when it comes to wrestling games. On top of recent casual successes like WWE All-Stars, the SmackDown series that began on the PSOne had remained the top wrestling franchise, and that was true for last year's SmackDown vs Raw 2011. Yet now the publisher is ditching the dynasty and starting over with the simplified title WWE '12. Is this really a brand new day for the hardcore franchise, or is this just a new paint job on last year’s model?
WWE SmackDown vs Raw is no more, and in its place is the new and easy to remember title WWE '12. After years of dominating the world of wrestling games, THQ is out to make a fresh start, though the publisher and the Yuke's development team aren't forgetting what made SmackDown so huge. Not too long ago we saw the gameplay tweaks and creation suite updates, and now we've seen the single player offerings. Fan favorite modes Road to WrestleMania and WWE Universe are back, but just how much have they changed for this new era?
WWE 13 celebrates the stars of the late 1990s, so at SummerSlam this weekend, publisher THQ had a panel to talk about the Attitude Era with some of the people that lived it. See icons like Steve Austin, Jim Ross, and Mike Tyson along with current superstars CM Punk, Sheamus, AJ and more in our video of the event...
We got our first chance to play the newest WWE game, but can heavy doses of revolution and attitude make for a great sequel?