Thursday 18 May 2006
LucasArts has released a ton of new screenshots for Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, which will be released for PS2, Xbox, GameCube and PC on 1 July.
This time around it's the turn of the original trilogy to get the built-by-block treatment and, while the action is basically the same as the previous Lego Star Wars game, we expect it to be a huge hit simply because it's fun watching Lego figures recreating the classic scenes.
This latest screenshot selection
Saturday 13 May 2006
While the sound of E3 might still be ringing in our ears, the show is over, the stands have been dismantled and the cleaners are performing the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess left by thousands of men (and a few women).
With bleary eyes and saturated synapses, we've compiled a list of our top 20 E3 2006 stories. Not only do we urge you to peruse the fine collection of our most significant show moments listed below, we should also remind you that you can sift
It seems to be a rite of passage that every cartoon-y, platform-y game character must eventually star in a kart racing game. This summer, one of the earliest arcade stars - Pac-Man, one of few modern game characters who can remember when Mario was a rookie - gets his turn behind the wheel.
He's not alone - there are at least 15 characters in all, including the fire-breathing dragon Fygar from Namco's arcade classic Dig-Dug and a certain roll-headed prince from a more modern hit, Katamari
Sam Fisher has snapped necks and snuck to the top of the charts time and time again. But his newest mission is also his darkest and most mysterious. If you want to see the evolution of Splinter Cell, you've got to check out the latest trailer, fresh from the show floor. Click the "movies" tab above and get ready for a whole new experience of stealth
Did anyone ever actually sit back during a game of Super Monkey Ball and wonder what those entombed monkeys did in their spare time? Didn't think so. Looks like we're gonna find out anyway, as Adventure breaks them free from their floating puzzle trays and sets them loose in a full 3D quest to save monkey kind. Right.
Main monkey AiAi is still trapped inside the same globular prison as always, but instead of directing him to a well-defined goal, you'll lead him through vast, open-ended worlds
Wednesday 10 May 2006
After all the talk, after all the pre-show conferences, after all the trailers and all the hype, E3 is finally open. And we're here!
Yes, the vast LA Conference Centre has finally opened its doors and we are on the floor of the show itself, ready to bring you all of the breaking news, ready with informative and informed hands-on reports and ready with plenty of footage, right from the heart of
Wednesday 10 May 2006
While Wii and DS might have dominated the Nintendo conference, the good old GameCube hasn't been forgotten, not when the very first news and screens for the previously unseen Super Paper Mario have unfolded in our hands.
Already described by our very own, highly excitable Matt Cundy as "even more papery than ever before," Nintendo is promising that the game will once again dance between the dimensions, feature eight separate worlds and allow you to take control of both
Wednesday 10 May 2006
With just hours to go until this year's E3 games show officially opens for business in Los Angeles, GamesRadar has managed to obtain an exclusive sneak preview of the show floor. As you can see from these photos, many of the stands are still under construction - including those for PlayStation 3 and Wii, both of which will be playable on the show floor.
The Sony and Nintendo areas sit side-by-side in the LA Convention Centre's massive West Hall and are the focal points of
At the Nintendo press conference, Nintendo showcased a huge number of new Wii games. We've broken them out and given short descriptions so you'll be as up to speed as anyone who actually got the chance to go.
Super Mario Galaxy
A new Wii adventure for the legendary plumber (below). The gameplay showed Mario flying through space and performing all new attacks, and even walking upside down on the underside of the level. He also hit a boss' bullets back at him - and the clear idea was that you do
In this morning's press conference, Nintendo announced there will be two versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess shipping. One will be for the GameCube, the other a specifically-tuned game designed to make use of Wii's newfangled remote control. The current-gen, GameCube version will be the same game, but without the new controller