The very first teaser trailer for the forthcoming Hitman movie has sneaked onto the internet - having watched it, we don't reckon Timothy Olyphant is very convincing as Agent 47, but we suppose it is only a teaser...
Anyway, you can watch the trailer, which runs just under two minutes, for yourself here. The film is due out this
Ubisoft has pulled the release dates issued earlier this week for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Haze, stating that the game is only confirmed for PS3.
"Haze is only confirmed for the PS3. Neither PC or Xbox 360 are confirmed platform releases," the company said.
"Officially Haze is a PS3 lead development, PC and 360 versions are not confirmed at this time. There was an error in a release schedule which went out, which is causing a lot of confusion right now."
The Free Radical-developed
Half-Life 2: Episode 2 will release on October 9th on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, Valve has reportedly confirmed.
According to Shacknews, the developer's multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2 and puzzle game Portal will launch alongside the second episode.
PC gamers will be able to download the games via Steam of course, while Half-Life 2: The Orange Box will be made available at retail for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 thanks to EA. Orange Box contains the original Half-Life 2 and Episode One in addition
EA has launched a fancy new website for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The website should be enough to please any Potter fanatic as it's littered with screenshots (some of which you can see right here), trailers and other things for you muggles to do while you wait for the final book. The videogame is being brought to console, handheld and PC and relives the fifth-installment of the book.
Check out the official website here and look out for the review soon. We've got high hopes
We've already raved about how good Free Radical Design's PS3 and Xbox 360 FPS Haze is looking after witnessing a gameplay demo a few weeks back. Now the studio that was responsible for TimeSplitters and Second Sight has sent us an in-house produced developer diary video that actually shows us some of the good stuff - ie. plenty of in-game footage and some pearls of wisdom from FPS demi-god David Doak (he worked on GoldenEye dontcha know). In particular we get to see some of the four-player
BlackSite: Area 51 is a first-person shooter. It's out in September. Most people would say it's been sent to die against Bungie's mighty Halo three-quel, but according to lead campaign designer Ricardo Bare, Halo 3 will actually help sales of Midway's shooter.
"We've talked about this a lot and there's a couple of different schools of thought," he told us. "Whenever you go and see a really badass action movie like X-Men, it just makes you want to go and see Spider-Man 3, right? You usually
Halo 3 touches down September 26, GTA IV takes over town on October 19 and now it's been confirmed by Ubisoft that the swelteringly anticipated Assassin's Creed will be pushing its way through the crowds for a worldwide release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in November. That's three massive games in three consecutive months.
And while Ubisoft's stealthy killer will certainly have its work cut out following in the trail of Halo and GTA, the game's publisher/developer is confident that Assassin's
Remember TimeSplitters 2? Remember the monkeys? Derek Littlewood sure does - he's creative director on Free Radical Design's intriguing shooter, Haze. And he's so sick of people asking him "but where are the monkeys?" that he's felt moved to speak out and set the record straight.
"There will be no damn monkeys in HAZE," Littlewood roars in an amusing column he's written for our friends at UK Xbox World 360 magazine. He goes on: "Not one. Not even a cute little zombified one. Or a robot one. Or
Is Haze a PlayStation 3 exclusive, or not? That's the question that has puzzled the internet over the last week, with confusion obviously over whether Free Radical's challenging blastathon will make it to Xbox 360 or PC. For the definitive answer, GamesRadar tracked down publisher Ubisoft for an official response. Here's what it told us:
"[Haze on] PS3 is confirmed for release this year. 360 and PC versions are not confirmed for release this year."
We've also spoken to dev legend David Doak,
Valve Software is giving away free games to owners of ATI Radeon graphics cards.
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch are being offered through Steam, which will confirm the presence of ATI Radeon hardware in your PC "and then enable immediate access to full versions of the games free of charge," the developer has said.
The official Steam website states that the free game offer is only open for a limited period of time, so get in