If it seemed like not
much an official fanfare was being made of the triumphant return of Sonic CD in
the form of an XBLA port, perhaps that’s only because the game’s new audience is much
wider than that. Sega has announced that the game will be making it to pretty
much every platform you give a damn about by the end of the year, unless you
give a damn about something that’s not XBLA, PSN, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android or
Windows Phone. Notable by its exception is the platform plenty of people still
technically give a damn about, the Wii. Is the Sega/Nintendo enmity making a
late comeback? (No)…
Sega's Sonic CD never received the audience it deserved: a technologically
supercharged (by 1993 standards) upgrade of the classic 2D Sonic formula, the
game was intended as proof of the awesome power of the Sega CD add-on but ended
up sitting unplayed in closets, sandwiched between unworthy cellmates such as
Night Trap and Sewer Shark. Now, Microsoft's Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) has
confirmed that one of the least rereleased Sonic title will get a new start on
Xbox Live Arcade – and will be on show at PAX Prime this weekend...
has released this short clip of Star Fox 64 3D to remind you that the game's
not all talking animals exchanging action-movie pleasantries in spaceships. Oh
no, there's also talking animals trading warm-hearted banter in tanks, and
talking animals in submarines feebly making excuses for the dire
underperformance of said submarines (on the plus side, keep shooting, because
you've got lots of torpedoes). But hey, don't those landmaster levels look
better than ever? Not a huge orange beach-ball explosion in sight...
Faced with the dilemma of having turned literally every story ever told by humans into at least three movies (all of them excellent, obviously, and most of them starring Sam Worthington), Hollywood executives have turned to the obvious next source of inspiration: things that aren't stories. In addition to the upcoming Battleship and Monopoly movies, Lorenzo di Bonaventura – producer of all three Transformers movies, as well as Doom and Constantine – has just acquired the rights to Space Invaders, with a view to making it into a blockbuster...
You may remember that we ran a series of videos over E3 where the GamesRadar UK team sat around a table and discussed the biggest news events of the previous day. The format was simple - five topics, with one minute each to discuss them. It had a bell and everything. Well, by popular demand, these videos (and the bell) are returning every Monday to get you up to speed for the week! So, to kick us off, today's topics are: Cliffy B says everyone will buy a Wii U, Sega to release limited edition £154.99 Metal Sonic statues in UK, Sony has a surprise coming this Friday, Marvel vs Capcom 3 has a potential announcement at ComicCon and Iwata wants more adult-oriented Wii U games.
Look, stop bitching about how there's no flying cars and you still have to eat your meals on a plate instead of in pill form. Want proof that we're living in the future? How about a portable Super Nintendo? As shown at E3, Hyperkin's Supaboy allows history's scientifically-certified Greatest Games Machine (search your feelings, you know it to be true) to be lugged about in your pocket, provided you like your pants baggy. Welcome to the 21st Century!
With millions of fans worldwide, art is a billion-dollar industry. Mentions in magazines, films and TV series clearly indicate that art is gaining increasing mainstream acceptance. But the question remains: can art aspire to the level of games? One website asks that question, inserting characters from the beloved milieu of games into several popular works of art. The results aren't just thought-provoking: some are works of beauty almost worthy of games themselves...
Wolfenstein 3D may have re-invigorated an unknown 8-bit franchise and introduced the world to the concept of "a shooting game, in the first person;" but while paving the road for Doom, Halo and Modern Warfare is well and good, the title was, until recently, lacking in the one area universally recognized as the sign of having Made It in the world of entertainment. We're speaking, of course, of having an officially-sanctioned Simpsons parody drawn of you; but thanks to newly-released...
Sony has just issued the latest details about what's in store for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and among the discounts and specials, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will be available as a free download. Regular PS3 users will have to wait longer for their chance to get it, and, of course, won't get it for free.
It's part of Sega's continuing Genesis Collection rollout on the PS3, bringing classic first-party titles from the publisher's...
Ever wonder how the Shenmue series was going to end? Well, wonder no more. Speaking to Mega64, game director and producer Yu Suzuki explains the planned conclusion for the amazing series’ in great detail.
Only, there’s something suspicious about Suzuki's confessed plans for the series finale…