Monday 22 January 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 12 am Eastern Standard Time: The world stalls for a moment, then gives a little shudder as the lucky few run through the sickly-green, glistening portal, leaving behind the masses who could only stare enviously after them, then quickly mouse over the clock on the mini-map, to see how many more hours it would be before they could purchase their copy of The Burning Crusade.
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the first expansion to the phenom of
Believe it or not, it’s been four years since World of Warcraft opened its awaiting arms to would-be adventurers, and nearly two years since its first expansion, The Burning Crusade. Regardless of this slightly languid release schedule, WOW continues to be wildly popular, and thus Blizzard are willing to swing the punch of an expansion at the most competitive time in gaming.
Dec 18, 2007
Shrouded in a veil of smoke and darkness, a man stands before a legion of chanting acolytes; a low murmur moves through the throng like a ripple across a pond and the mists part, a figure emerges, and out steps the Master of The Obvious with a declaration so plain and clear to everyone on Earth that it never needed stating in the first place: YOU CANT BLUFF A COMPUTER.
Videogame poker against computer opposition is, by default, immediately pointless. No matter how smart the CPUs
Its all about celebrities. Poker on TV gives you Sir Clive Sinclair sitting looking concerned in a hat. But World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions has the ultimate celebrity:
Thursday 11 January 2007
We can all agree that you didn't splash out big on launch day for the most important next generation games console and a fat HDTV to play snooker games on. It may feature the shiniest balls you've ever seen, perfect physics and more realistic baize than you could have previously imagined (or indeed, as Steve Davis himself said to us when we met him this month: "It's very good, you know, the tables really look like the real thing.") but it's never going to be a system
Tuesday 27 June 2006
Owning a copy of Winning Eleven is a bit like the secret handshake in the Masons. If you chat to someone about footie games, the chances are that you've both played Pro Evo - but the bigger man - the one who proves he's hardcore and 'in the know' - is the one that owns the 'modified' PS2 hardware to play Japanese games and uses it to play the latest Winning Eleven months before the next PES arrives.
This is the next PES... now! But, although there are bags of new features
Once we found out this game was coming to us from the peeps at AGEOD, we knew it was going to be hardcore all the way. World War One is almost sadistically detailed, with over 50 pages of overview stats available when you start any scenario or Grand Campaign.
Stop! Before all you goblin-fanciers blankly flick past this review in search of mystical worlds, take a minute to gaze in wonder at the screenshots. For years you have dismissed Football Manager as a glorified spreadsheet. Even the introduction of an overhead 2D match engine couldn’t sway you from pixie boots and leprechauns.
If you aren’t sick of the classic Worms concept then there’s a great deal of fun to be had with this snack-sized downloadable title. With smaller maps, and fewer weapons and modes than the 1995 original, this is Worms distilled to its purest essence – but the simple joy of lobbing grenades at cartoon annelids is almost worth the asking price.
Saying Worms is a turn-based strategy game isnt doing it justice. That description just sounds so complicated and stuffy. Its accurate; but Worms is so much more than that. This brilliant 2D wargame of invertebrate annihilation is the perfect multiplayer title for fans of almost any genre.
Learning to play Worms is as simple as choosing a weapon and a target and pressing the fire button - but there's a lot of variety in that process. Your team of four annelid soldiers faces off against up to