As a concept, Quake Live is fairly simple to describe: Quake III Arena, for free, in a web browser. As a phenomenon, it goes much deeper. Quake Live is a step into new, experimental territory.
Now who wouldn't want to turn everything in the room into plush? We go hands-on with the most recent demo for Quantum Conundrum, a charming puzzle-platformer from the co-creator of Portal...
We last saw him in Casino Royale staring down the barrel of a gun at terrorist kingpin Mr White, shortly after shooting him in the leg - and the next film's going to kick off with Bond interrogating the murdering scumbag at MI6. The game, meanwhile, straddles both films - the developers have been to the sets of both, taking hundreds of reference photos since early in Casino's production - although because of security restrictions around Solace, most of the levels we've seen are from Casino Royale.
Not one to develop exclusively for PS3 or work in the third-person shooter genre, Japanese developer Tecmo has simultaneously broken two of its traditions with Quantum Theory. Let’s get the obvious out of the way, this looks like an art nouveau version of Xbox 360’s cover-fire based Gears Of War. Not a bad thing. PS3 could do with a hulking, no-brainer blast.
Gears of War has a lot to answer for. We haven’t even seen the game on PS3, nor are we likely to, but its influence is keenly felt in many games. Whether it’s Resident Evil 5’s alternate control set being tweaked to handle more like it or a blind-fire mechanic stealthily creeping into Killzone 2, Epic’s game has had many admirers try to replicate some of its traits.
Quantum Theory (still can't figure out why it's called that) is a little like Gears of War, Gears of War, Gears of War, and maybe a little RE 5, Clive Barker's Jericho, and Gears of War. You're a ripped-as-shit manly-man man, and you and your sexy side-kick have to stop something that's probably really bad from happening...
Not since Missile Command had you pointing rockets and Frogger gave you command of your own traffic-dodging amphibian has a game title been so damned literal. Namco Bandais QuickSpot has you doing just that; quickly spotting exactly which thing aint like the other. As two similar pictures appear on both screens, your job is finding whats different. The game turns you and your stylus into arbiters of normalcy, using the mighty circle as your only weapon against the tyranny of the