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
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 go
Thursday 3 August 2006
The panel for the 2006 Golden Joystick Awards has announced the shortlists for the 16 prize categories that gamers will be able to vote for in the months leading up to the November awards show.
The 2006 Golden Joystick Awards are for games released between 1 August 2005 and the 31 July 2006, a period which saw some amazing handheld games released, which is reflected in the shortlists with games such as Mario Kart DS and GTA Liberty City Stories featuring heavily.
Yesterday, our sister site Next Generation broke an exclusive news story that the Entertainment Software Association was effectively canceling the mega-format of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3.
The cancellation was due to a number of major publishers pulling out of the deafening annual Los Angeles spectacle. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment America and Electronic Arts all called it quits after the May 2006 event. The simultaneous mass exodus of the
Is it wrong for a gaming icon to play with himself? Well, that's exactly what's going on in these inexplicably interesting Pac-Man World Rally screens that showcase the classic, retro maze from the first game. As you race through the level, you'll catch glimpses of Pac and Mrs. Pac enjoying a table version of the original Pac-Man, complete with roaming ghosts, dots and an endless series of 90 degree turns.
The game's due on August 22, but the prospect of zipping through this maze, ghosts and
If the ultra-vague shipping dates are to be believed, we'll be knee-deep in monkey madness early next week thanks to Super Monkey Ball Adventure. This marks the first time the simian superstars have broken free from their prison balls and actually tried to accomplish something - saving all of the monkeyverse. If it plays half as stupid as it sounds, then we may have something here.
Either way, we've got new screens of minigame goodness to soak up and all you have to do is hit the Images tab
How does Darth Vader reveal that he's Luke Skywalker's father when he can't talk? That was the question posed by publisher LucasArts when they sent over new screens of Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. Will the mute, plastic Dark Lord of the Sith use charts? Puppets? Obscene pantomime? They wouldn't tell us the answer, but they promise it'll be
When Splinter Cell Double Agent arrives on the PS2, Xbox and GameCube this fall, it'll be a completely different game than the vaunted Xbox 360/PC edition. But that doesn't mean that current-gen console owners are necessarily getting an inferior version; if you've got your doubts, maybe our exclusive gameplay footage will set your mind at ease.
Taken in the early Iceland level, the video shows off lots of cool dynamic lighting on the Xbox version, as well as plenty of sneaking, hacking,
Friday 14 July 2006
Both Sony and Electronic Arts passed on the opportunity to turn Brit horror flick 28 Days Later into a game, according to the film's producer Andrew Macdonald.
Macdonald was speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton this week about the crossover between games and films when he revealed there was little interest in the 28 Days Later licence. Many independent developers were tempted by the idea but would need funding to produce it.
28 Days Later was directed by Danny
Just to keep you up with everything Zelda, we've got our hands on a collection of concept artwork from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess to share with you.
The art includes sketches of new creatures and locations from the new game, which is due for release this year on GameCube and Wii.
The star of the game is, of course, Link, who must explore the vast land of Hyrule in order to uncover the mystery of the Twilight Realm, which has plunged the world into darkness. This time Link can turn