Video game fans unfortunate enough to have seen the terrible '90s Street Fighter movie, get ready for more pain. Next Generation reports that a new film based on the popular fighting game series is underway, with a story focused on popular Chinese fighter Chun-Li. We went to IMDB to check out this "Justin Marks" character and it turns out he's written the script for a Voltron film that's due out in 2008. Do you ever feel like our species is doomed - and deserves it?
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Want to play Guitar Hero II cord-free? Now you've got a killer option. Today, Red Octane, maker of the game, has announced a wireless Guitar Hero guitar. It will be available next month, same as the game, and will set you back $60 (the regular, corded guitar goes for $40.) There are some other wireless (and wired) guitars coming out, and we're totally planning to shred the crap out of them with a full-on review feature... just you wait. For now, just hit Game|Life for a pic
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Sony has announced what games will be available on the PS3's PlayStation Store on the system's November 11 Japan launch, and it's a little better than we expected... and a little worse. What do we mean? Well, the good stuff is downloadable, original games, including Blast Factor (pictured above), flOw and Lemmings, which we expect in the US. There are also two puzzle games: Kazuo (which looks like Sudoku to our untrained eye) and the imaginatively titled Puzzle, which
We don't usually report on this kind of thing - it's boring - but today Microsoft has announced that Gears of War has gone gold. Finished. Done development. Ready to go. And in celebration of its completion, Next Generation has put up an interview with the game's Lead Designer Cliff Bleszinski. His good word? "I dont know if its ever possible to be fully satisfied but my gut tells me, 'yes'. I sit down and I play the game and I have a blast with it, whether it be single player, versus
Six games for the price of... say... one and three-quarters
Time to clear out the warehouse? Must be. Capcom has today announced two big packs of digital entertainment - for cheap prices. Interested in Devil May Cry? You can pick up the whole PS2-bound series (that's three games) in a 5th Anniversary Pack for $29.99. Don't have a PS2 (by the way - who are you?) The Resident Evil 10th Anniversary Pack contains - for a mere $39.99 - Resident Evil, Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil 4 in one
Are you a small child or a furry? Perhaps you merely have a whimsical sense of humor. Or you might simply desperately want free crap. Whatever - you might be interested in a contest Nintendo is currently running with the help of smugmug, a poorly-named site we'd describe as a flickr ripoff, except that it has lots of quotes on its front page talking about how awesome it is.
Anyway... the contest centers around the plot of the not-so-spectacular Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, in which the
Good news / bad news
Our moles burrowed deep inside the twisted infrastructure of Splinter Cell: Double Agent publisher Ubisoft have discovered that the PC version is a virtually identical copy of the game on Xbox 360. This is great news for lovers of tense, neck-snapping action, since we're hopelessly addicted to Sam Fisher's next-gen turn on Microsoft's white monolith. The bad news: the PC version is delayed until October 31. Trick or treat, Sam?
Movie blog Cinematical has put
Ready to conquer
Wow, you'd think that Command & Conquer was a big deal or something. In addition to the laser-tastic screenshots that landed today, we just got word they pulled out the stops when hiring the talent for the in-game movies C&C is famous for. In addition to giving the nod to Joe Kucan, who returns as Kane, fans can look forward to Battlestar Galactica hotties Tricia Helfer and Grace Park lending their charms to C&C3. Bespin resident #1 Billy Dee Williams and Michael "Sam Fisher"
Wait 'til Emergence Day
Rumors have been circulating about a Gears of War demo on Xbox Live Marketplace for awhile now - especially since Microsoft UK put up an image that seemed to confirm it. Developer Epic Games Vice President, Mark Rein, has charged onto the official Gears of War forum to dispel the rumors - it isn't true. Instead, Game|Life reports EB and GameStop stores will be hosting "Gears of War preview parties" on October 21, with limited space available. Don't you love it when
Elite Beat Agents is the best little DS game you don't know much about - a rhythm game from the creators of Gitaroo Man Lives! on the PSP, as well as cult import phenomenon Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (a game Elite Beat Agents resembles a great deal, though it's definitely not the same game) The game looks, in our opinion, quite boss.
The biggest EBA fan in the world, though, is this dude called Chris Kohler. Good thing he runs a blog - because Nintendo has given him the track listing