More of the same
PlayStation worldwide studios captain Phil Harrison told British newspaper The Guardian that he would be "amazed if the PlayStation 4 has a physical disc drive." Seems odd talk from a man still struggling to convince the world it needs the PlayStation 3 - and its Blu-ray drive.
According to Harrison, there are "right now more than 100 Blu-ray movies available today, in the US." Problem is, Phil, even when we give you credit for instant classics like Ultraviolet and Basic
Tuesday 8 August 2006
Nintendo's DS Browser, which will allow you to surf the web on the handheld, will be released in the UK on 6 October and will cost £30.
The browser comes in the guise of a DS cartridge and will be bundled with a memory expansion pack, which will help the DS cope with multimedia-heavy sites. Separate versions of the cartridge will be released for the original DS and the new DS Lite (so make sure you buy the right one). Once this is in place, users will be able to
Tuesday 8 August 2006
Square Enix, the developer behind Final Fantasy and a host of other successful RPGs, has decided to start work on its own games machine.
It seems Square has been liaising with Japanese coin-op giant Taito to produce some sort of games related hardware. If that sounds vague, that's because Squre Enix president Yoichi Wada doesn't seem too clear on what the product will be either. "In our talks with Taito [which was acquired by Square Enix in September], ideas for an actual
Tuesday 8 August 2006
Whispers are being heard through the internet grapevine that Nintendo is planning to release a motion sensing add-on for its super successful DS handheld.
The rumours suggest that the device will debut alongside the down-sized version of Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam - the extreme sports racer that is also scheduled to appear on Nintendo's Wii.
There is no official word from Nintendo or the game's publisher, Activision, although if such a peripheral was in the planning it
Six years in development don't end here...
Microsoft has revealed plans to pump up Kameo: Elements of Power for the 360 with brand new modes and difficulty levels. This leaves us wondering if, nine months on, anyone is so unfortunate as to still be trying to squeeze fun from that particular rock. If you've got nothing better to do, or are still desperately attempting to justify the $60 it originally cost, head over to the game's official site to find out the details on this Resusci Annie
Monday 7 August 2006
If you've been wondering how you're going to control an Arwing with the stylus in the upcoming DS title, Star Fox Command, this Japanese TV advert - which you can see by clicking the movies tab above - should clear a few things up for you.
Fox McCloud's debut on the Nintendo handheld is a flight-based combat game set in free-flying 3D arenas. It uses the DS touch screen to partly control the ships of McCloud and his interstellar band of mammal chums as they battle invaders
Master Chief brings a wicked Ryu
Obviously, we're kidding - he probably couldn't work the joystick through that armor. However, we can point you toward the next best thing. Our man inside tells us that a huge chunk of the Halo 3 dev team just registered to participate in the world finals of the EVO2006 gaming tournament, taking place in Las Vegas this August 18-20. We're guessing they're most interested in Dead or Alive 4 than Street Fighter, but there are six different ass-kicking simulators
Getting any news on the DS remake of Final Fantasy III used to be on the same level of impossible-ness as trashing the Ruby and Emerald weapons in FFVII. Now, not so much, as we've got 16 new screens to share. Nothing too fancy here, but there are more battle scenes pictured and we also get a look at some different character classes in action.
When you're done here, check the Images tab up above for even more shots, including an assortment of exclusive ones. Don't forget about the Movies tab
So this puts us up to about 50 or 60 thousand videos pertaining to Ubisoft's upcoming Rayman Raving Rabbids game, but we still get a little chuckle every time the annoying little critters wail with their blood-red eyes. Our two new videos provide evidence that these albino monstrosities can neither milk cows nor close doors behind them - we're not clear on what these limitations have to do with, oh, the game, but they're fun enough distractions.
Hit the movies tab up above, and then perhaps
Wanna be a Hobbit?
Remember Lord of the Rings Online? Given that there are now more MMOs than there are Korean citizens, we'd forgive you for forgetting, but never fear - it's still on the way. Developer Turbine (Dungeons & Dragons Online) has 125,000 willing Middle-earth addicts lined up already to be beta testers, but they say there's room for more still. If you want to apply, head to the official website and let them know. Be warned of two things: You're going to need a beefy PC to run the