Most of the E3 2011 news regarding Ghost Recon Online surrounded the newly announced version for the Wii U, which was demonstrated at a Nintendo event and tucked into a corner of the publisher's booth. But while that version is still a way off, the PC release is already playable and pretty close to its initial closed beta release – plus, it's a free-to-play title, which means you won't have to drop a dime to get the core experience, though you can invest a little coin to enhance your player and possibilities.
Oh, the strikes going against Ghost Rider. It's a game based on a movie based on a comic that stars an obscure, demonic hero. The movie's being released in the February dumping grounds, stars an aging Nicholas Cage as a rebellious acrobat biker (what casting!) and will have to find a way to make Cage's face melting into a fiery skull a serious, dramatic affair. How in all the hells of creation could this game stand a chance? By copying one of the most vicious action games of our time, God of
When there's terrorists in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbus…uh, Squad. Part of the UN's Global Humanitarian-Operation and Special Tactics Squad, they're the stars of Sega's 2004 arcade successor to Virtua Cop, now heading Wii-wards. Directing your aim with the remote pointer, as in Wii Play (albeit with more terrorists and less crappy fishing), the game plays like a padded-out Virtua Cop.
The usual disarming shots, headshots and precision shooting multipliers make an
We could tell you about Capcom’s dazzling new possess-’em-up, or we could leave it to people who are a bit more in the know. Say, writer/director (and Phoenix Wright creator) Shu Takumi and producer Hironobu Takeshita? Go on then, we’ll let them do the talking
At first glance, you might not guess that Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was created by the same mastermind behind the Ace Attorney series. Not only is the art style totally different, but the gameplay bears absolutely no resemblance to the text-heavy static screens of his courtroom saga. Ghost Trick's more animated take on the adventure genre definitely feels more active, and while the controls are still very basic, timing and reflexes are often key to solving Ghost Trick's environmental puzzles. Shu Takumi's hand can be seen in the details though – Ghost Trick looks to have the same strong personalities and warm humor that hooked us on Phoenix Wright's story...
For children of the '80s, there are many pop culture touchtones - just watch VH1 on any given Sunday and you will see dozens of examples. One of the biggest was Ghostbusters, and after two decades since Ghostbusters II and the series' descent into nostalgic obscurity, it's making a return in a big way to consoles and PC. That is a damn sight better than Extreme Ghostbusters...
Granted, thanks to the wonders of the internet and
As I stepped out of the Ecto-1 and stood on the steps of the New York Public Library alongside Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis (Bill Murray isn’t along for this particular call) listening to the team chatter, Ghostbusters’ Associate Producer Ryan French explained that my experimental proton pack was fully loaded for the purposes of this demo.
When Atari's Ghostbusters games ship next year, it'll have been a mere 25 years since Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson first donned their proton packs for the big screen and "Who you gonna call?" was a national catch phrase. In that time there have been a number of videogames that attempted to bring the loveable foursome home, but none have really captured the core spirit of the films. Until now.
Dec 12, 2007
There's nothing quite like a comeback story to capture the imagination. In 1989, the Ghostbusters were down and out, broke and about as popular as a council health inspector about to rupture a spirit containment system.
Forced to suffer the ignominy of making guest appearances at the parties of ungrateful snot-nosed brats in exchange for a few bucks, the boys in boiler suits were about as low as they could get without actually being scalded by the Earth's
With ex-Sony man Phil Harrison on board and fingers in practically every gaming pie (thanks to distribution deals with publishers the world over), and a brand that everyone recognises, Atari has the foundations in place to become great once again. But, most shockingly, it's actually got some great games to back it up. Here are five games Atari were showing off that we reckon you're going to want to play.