Wednesday 26 April 2006
Microsoft and EA are allowing gamers to play 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany on Xbox Live for free for a short time in May.
To build footie fever among gamers before the FIFA World Cup starts, 360 owners with the free Live Silver membership will be upgraded to subscription-only Gold membership for one week from 8-15 May, allowing them to play just the EA football game. This upgrade will happen automatically once users go online.
EA is calling this event its Free-for-All
• X-Men - Iceman movie (WMV, 8.00MB) - right-click to download
• X-Men - Silver Samurai movie (WMV, 5.78MB) - right-click to download
Tuesday 25 April 2006
Activision has confirmed that all the major X-Men characters in upcoming X-Men: The Official Game will be voiced by the stars of the movie, and has released new game trailers showing Iceman and baddie the Silver Samurai in action.
Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Alan Cumming and Shawn Ashmore will provide the voices for
Activision has snapped up the rights to publish games based on the upcoming DreamWorks film Over the Hedge, a computer animated feature from the makers of Shrek and Madagascar.
Despite releasing several screenshots, there's very little information available about the game, not even which format it will appear on. But as the Madagascar game appeared on every handheld and console, we can most likely expect a similar multiformat release.
As for the film, it has Bruce Willis providing the voice
With its US release just a week away, 2006 FIFA World Cup seems to have a lot to make up for. Soccer fans were less than pleased with last year's FIFA 06, and EA's really trying to convince us that this title is more related to the better-received 2002 World
Before the hype machine for September's CG flick Open Season can even begin, Ubisoft is already letting people know about their video game adaptation. In the grand tradition of Ice Age, Madagascar and Over the Hedge, you control grotesquely disproportioned animals as they engage in wacky hijinks. This time, you're wild forest animals looking to give inept hunters a hard time. This from Ubisoft Montreal - yes, the same Ubisoft Montreal that creates the consistently fantastic Splinter Cell
Wednesday 12 April 2006
With Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy warping towards an autumn release, we don't need any excuse to provide you with some great new screenshots of the fantastically plastic cast - just click on the image tab above to see the toy stars up
Critically beloved but still not the most popular kid in class, the funky-haired, no-limbed Rayman is still chugging along. Today, we learned he's getting a fourth game, which publisher Ubisoft announced will hit stores in time for the
Over the Hedge trailer (WMV, 8.11MB) - right click to download
Thursday 6 April 2006
Pavement golf, fairway destruction derbys and remote control street races are all in the offing for players of Over the Hedge, Activision's fast approaching cartoon adventure based on the latest film from DreamWorks - and we've got a video showing these multiplayer minigames in action.
Over the Hedge enables players to take control of the urban-dwelling animal stars - RJ the raccoon, Verne the turtle, Hammy
Thursday 6 April 2006
Publisher Ubisoft has announced that it will release Rayman 4 this Christmas for next-gen and current-gen machines. Michel Ancel, superstar creator of platforming hero Rayman and the excellent Beyond Good & Evil, will spearhead the development of the latest game in the cartoon action series.
Ubisoft expects the new Rayman "to sweep players off their feet," an ambitious leap for the decade-spanning Rayman series. But with Ancel at the creative wheel, we're hoping Rayman
Eidos has revealed that Lara Croft will be strutting her sassy style of adventuring on Nintendo machines later this year. That's right - Tomb Raider: Legend will be released for GameCube, DS and GBA.
The news, which was excavated from a riveting financial report, will be particularly welcomed by GameCube owners who - faced with a meager offering of games between now and the release of Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - will be glad of any new titles to keep them