The Sony press conference got things underway at gamescom in Germany earlier today. Rumours of a PS3 price drop and an all-new skinny version of the console had been building momentum in the build up to this week's event. So did the PlayStation people deliver? Find out below with our bullet-point rundown of all the Sony conference highlights.
Gamescom is unquestionably more low profile than E3’s explosive LA shindig. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of reasons to get pumped up for the upcoming event in Cologne. Hell, we can think of, oh, at least 23 examples why you should give a damn about the ‘European E3.’ And they all take the form of potentially amazing games. Below you’ll find a line-up of some of the most exciting titles due to
From its inception, the idea behind Week of Geek has been “as niche as possible.” To some, an article about videogame music is obscure enough, but as an ardent fan of all things VGM, I wanted to truly geek out and talk about game music that references other game music.
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- The rugged beauty of Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood- George's politically incorrect beat 'em-up game idea- Is the increased RRP for Modern Warfare 2 a rip-off. Answer: Yes. Sort of- Find out which console and game the gang would save from a burning building- Confession time turns into a group therapy session about pee-ing while drunk
Post date: Wednesday 29th July
Ever wondered what it would be like to have video game characters in your Pokemon party? Why choose boring old Bulbasaur when you can choose a beautiful Kasumi? Or a level 50 Sackboy?
We've given 21 game characters the Pokemon treatment, with four moves to choose from and some evolutionary states too.
Who would you choose?
This week's topics:
Top 7… E3 announcements you missed – the stories and games that slipped right past us.
Nintendo’s E3 press conference – was a lot like last year’s, and we’ve got the audio evidence.
Prototype Super Review – Mikel finally admits he accepts bribes from Microsoft. And Activision. Oh and Sony. Probably Nintendo too.
Last week we weren’t entirely sure what games to expect from the big three console pushers. Oh, we knew a couple of certainties, but overall the slate was wide open, ready to be filled in during their respective press conferences. Today, post-E3, we know exactly what’s in store and what their battle plans are.
E3 2009 was a monster. A huge, massive, face-eating beerdemon that erased the agonizing memory of 2008’s meager, emaciated E3 from our minds with a flood of great-looking games, earth-shattering announcements, and a few quizzical oddities we never want to speak of again. After this, we mean, because some things are so good, bad, or just bewildering that you just have to tell people about them.
Top 7… Game religions – We discuss at great, great length incidental back stories we barely remember
Soundtracks you didn’t know were stolen – Outright stealing shit is the sincerest form of flattery
PSP owners still waiting out the portable's game drought may want to take a peek at Vogster's promising side-scrolling brawler Unbound Saga. The arcadey beat-'em up not only gives gamers a good reason to blow that thick layer of dust off their PSP's pretty screen, but it also recalls the quarter-munching appeal of Double Dragon. Switching on the fly between two ass-whuppin' protagonists, players are treated to a richly realized 3D comic book-inspired world