The camera pans over a large room dominated by wooden machinery, powered by a gigantic waterfall. Accompanied by ethereal music, it's hard not to stare. Graphically, this is amazing - but it's also incredibly nostalgic. This is Peru from Lara Croft's first, infamous adventure, recreated for a new generation of gamers. Welcome to Tomb Raider: Anniversary.
We're impressed. Running on PS2, but with all the polish of Legend, is the original (and best) Tomb Raider game. Tomb Raider 1, the pride of
Today, were going to show you all the kick-ass hardware you should get to create a game-conquering PC. Happy shopping!
Recommended – The size of installs these days (Vista alone is 20Gb) means youll want at least a 300Gb drive, with the SATA-II (aka SATA-300) interface.
Elite – Spend a bit more on a drive with a 16Mb rather than 8Mb cache – this will speed up load times. Even more gets you a super-fast drive that spins at 10,000 rather than
Videogame makers have been ripping off John Woo for years. A longtime master of Hong Kong action films, the accomplished director's distinct style has been imitated in dozens of games. And Midway is helping Woo "take it back" with Stranglehold. The spiritual successor to the 1992 film Hard Boiled (directed by Woo and starring Chow Yun-Fat), Stranglehold is an attempt to faithfully recreate Woo's style in an interactive medium. The brief portions of the game we were able to play left us
Tuesday 30 January 2007
To celebrate the launch of Windows Vista - the latest and greatest PC operating system from Microsoft - we've got five copies of Windows Vista Ultimate Edition to give away. Yup - you read that right.
The Ultimate Edition is the most complete version of the new OS, featuring comprehensive gaming, business and home features. Oh, and it would cost you around £370 to buy in the shops. Sooner or later, we'll all be using Vista... so why not have a go at blagging it
How many different villains have tried to take us down over the course of video game history? A million? It's probably far more, actually. Every one of which was ready to blast holes through our chests, pummel us 'til we drooled, or maybe just gnaw our torsos off. Bastards.
But how many have there been whom we could literally stomach? Far fewer. Sure, Pac-Man can choke down almost anything after eating one of his big, flashing drug cakes, but those ghosts don't have any protein at all. Let's
The PC is about to undergo a radical change for the better. Every few years, our beloved platform casually becomes next generation, and it's about to happen again.
As PC gamers, it's great watching the console boys try to show off. High-definition? Big deal. We were playing Quake III at 1280x1024 resolution almost a decade ago. Online gaming? Were so net-savvy we dont even know what real people look like any more. Movie downloads? Youre preaching to the Bitorrenting
The most exciting flight simulation currently in production? Youre looking at it. Storm of War: Battle of Britain is what developer 1C:Maddox is living, breathing and dreaming at present. Its completely new, its packed with genre firsts, and, most importantly, it stars the most beautiful weapon of war humanity has ever created.
Yes, were talking about the Fiat BR.20 bomber. Storm of War: Battle of Britain will feature at least 11 flyables (possibly as many as 30) and a couple of these, in
If you like your science fiction kitschy, you've come to the wrong place. And if you like your alien invasions to involve tin-plated saucers, ray guns and adorable egg-headed extraterrestrials, BlackSite: Area 51 is not the game for you.
The aliens here are big, mean and freaky. Seriously, disturbingly freaky. Even after getting hands-on time with the upcoming first person shooter, we're nowhere close to figuring them out. We encountered the first tearing off a car's door, reaching inside with
Coming off of the massive success of Gears of War, Unreal Tournament 3 - the latest game from Gears developer Epic Games - seems even more exciting. The series has always been one of the most entertaining online first person shooter series, and it's built for competition, as the name suggests. Finally, the leading consoles will be getting the exact same game PC gamers are - it's coming to the PS3 and 360 this time around. All in all, it's a great time for the series.
At the Midway Gamers' Day
Swirling together a post-apocalyptic worldwide conflict between the surviving "haves" and "have-nots" of Earth with some cranky alien squatters makes for a confusing mix of combatants. As every Real-time Strategy fan worth his weight in dirt-farming knows, the key to victory is a keen knowledge of his units and their abilities. Fortunately we're here to help by bringing you the skinny on the three warring factions of Maelstrom, the forthcoming terrain-altering RTS from KDV Games and