The Hope Street Police Station is already swarming with masked thugs and practically engulfed in flames by the time the cavalry arrives. Our armored police wagon smashes through the gate and into the snowy precinct courtyard, and as a lifeless punk slides off our hood, our sergeant kicks open the doors and we spill out onto the pavement. We're not five seconds out of the van when the pyromaniacs who call themselves the Burners crash a garbage truck through the outer wall, blowing up a police
Friday 2 June 2006
We've seen the future. And it works. Ever wanted to watch Belgian TV on your PSP? Or perhaps peruse a French DVD player from a hotel suite in London? That's the future that Sony was selling at the UK launch of LocationFree TV this week - a box that can broadcast the hardware in your living room around the world to your laptop or PSP.
Here's how it works. You buy a LocationFree TV base station (for £349) and, in your living room, plug it in. You connect up the AV outs
Thursday June 1 2006
Did anyone ever actually sit back during a game of Super Monkey Ball and wonder what those entombed monkeys did in their spare time? Didn't think so. Looks like we're gonna find out anyway, as Adventure breaks them free from their floating puzzle trays and sets them loose in a full 3D quest to save monkey kind.
Main monkey AiAi is still trapped inside the same globular prison as always, but instead of directing him to a well-defined goal, you'll lead him through vast,
Who doesn't love graphics and gameplay that hearken back to the Super Nintendo days? Lots of people, probably. But there's a healthy audience out there for RPGs done in that classic style, and UbiSoft is angling for their dollars with a North American release of the Korean PSP title Astonishia
Friday 19 May 2006
With the long running WWE SmackDown! series about to make the transition to next-gen - SmackDown! vs Raw 2007 will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year, alongside PS2 and PSP versions - we were recently given a rare opportunity to quiz the masterminds behind the game, the Yokohama-based development team Yuke's.
In part one of our exclusive interview, we quiz them on next-gen difficulties, how they sidestep not being able to motion-capture top WWE stars, and what
Spoilers suck. Not because they give away the endings of popular games, but because they don't do anything else. That's why we're adding a little something special to our Tomb Raider: Legend spoiler video that we know you're going to want to see. Because even if you've finished Lara's latest adventure, you haven't seen it end like this.
Over the course of the game, you'll be able to unlock several costumes for Lara, depending on what objects you collect and how quickly you complete the game.
Ever since the series hit the big time in 1998, we've gotten used to multi-year waits between Metal Gear games. But thanks to the PSP, the series is blowing up. Between the two strategic Metal Gear Acid games, and the upcoming Snake Eater sequel Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, there's already plenty to choose from.
But you don't want to forget about Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel. It tells the story of the original Metal Gear Solid through stunning, traditional artwork. Perhaps even
Wherever the future of gaming takes us, we know there will be wrestling there. WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 proves it, riding the next-gen wave with fully interactive wrestling arenas, brawling in the stands, more realistic grappling and some of the slickest-looking wrestlers you've ever seen. (For the full scoop, check out our hands-on preview.)
During E3, we sat down to pick the brains of two of the game's developers - Hiromi Furuta, senior vice president of Yuke's, and Taku Chihaya, senior
In part one of our interview with two of the developers of WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007, we learned about wrestler rosters, new opportunities for dirty tricks and their sources of inspiration. In part two, Yuke's Senior Vice President Hiromi Furuta and Senior Director Taku Chihaya (along with translator and project manager Colin Mack) talk about making the leap to next-gen consoles, their thoughts on the Wii and why the PS2 version won't suck despite its current-gen tarnish.
When you first
Another racing game on the PSP is hardly newsworthy these days, seeing as a huge chunk of the handheld's library is already dedicated to going from point A to point B as fast as possible. Even so, Juiced: Eliminator actually brings enough new things to the table to make us sit up and take notice.
While it shares its name with Juiced - the OK-ish console racer - Juiced: Eliminator actually bucks the PSP-port trend by offering up a new game instead of a watered-down translation. There's a lot