Friday 4 August 2006
This latest Rainbow Six Vegas trailer has developer Ubisoft Montreal clearly outlining what it is attempting to do with the next-gen special-ops action game.
Ubisoft Montreal was responsible for Rainbow Six 3, so knows all about the standards it has to match and hopefully beat in terms of realism and action. So the team is intending to use the power of 360 and PS3 to have slicker spec op animations and flashier particle effects to give the gamer the feeling that they're
So this puts us up to about 50 or 60 thousand videos pertaining to Ubisoft's upcoming Rayman Raving Rabbids game, but we still get a little chuckle every time the annoying little critters wail with their blood-red eyes. Our two new videos provide evidence that these albino monstrosities can neither milk cows nor close doors behind them - we're not clear on what these limitations have to do with, oh, the game, but they're fun enough distractions.
Hit the movies tab up above, and then perhaps go
Wanna be a Hobbit?
Remember Lord of the Rings Online? Given that there are now more MMOs than there are Korean citizens, we'd forgive you for forgetting, but never fear - it's still on the way. Developer Turbine (Dungeons & Dragons Online) has 125,000 willing Middle-earth addicts lined up already to be beta testers, but they say there's room for more still. If you want to apply, head to the official website and let them know. Be warned of two things: You're going to need a beefy PC to run the
Ever since our tantalizing encounter with Stranglehold at E3, we've been hounding publisher Midway for more details on John Woo's shooter. Midway finally responded with three new screens that you can view by clicking that Images tab above. The best estimate for when we can expect this game to hit stores is still Spring 2007, so it'll be awhile before we actually get to touch it,
The first-person RPG Dark Messiah of Might and Magic will have you scrapping across beaches, through underground caverns and trading blows on high battlements in its exciting online matches - and you can give yourself a taste of the conflict with these new screens showing off some great new levels for multiplayer mash-ups. Just hit the image tab to see them all.
To find out more about Dark Messiah's multiplayer, read our hands-on preview straight from the frontlines. Ubisoft will unleash the
Thursday 3 August 2006
World of Warcraft developers Blizzard could well be returning to their real-time-strategy roots for its next project as the team is currently looking for level designers with experience in RTS development.
The job posting appeared on the Blizzard website which stated the company is looking for someone with 'experience building levels using any popular 3D Real-Time Strategy game toolset'.
If the team is thinking about developing an RTS, it shouldn't come as too much of a
Thursday 3 August 2006
The panel for the 2006 Golden Joystick Awards has announced the shortlists for the 16 prize categories that gamers will be able to vote for in the months leading up to the November awards show.
The 2006 Golden Joystick Awards are for games released between 1 August 2005 and the 31 July 2006, a period which saw some amazing handheld games released, which is reflected in the shortlists with games such as Mario Kart DS and GTA Liberty City Stories featuring heavily.
Thursday 3 August 2006
The latest shots of Sega's visually stunning RTS Medieval 2: Total War give us a glimpse at the campaign maps in the game, which are just as important to the game's mechanics as the epic battle scenes.
It's on these screens that you can develop your civilisation to make it stronger, creating a firmer base from which to launch offensives. For instance it's here that you're given the option to turn a fortresses into cities. This completely changes how that settlement works
We can afford Wii games
Nintendo has told GamesIndustry.biz that game pricing will be "broadly in line" with the current generation. While ignoring that lines are sharp - and not broad - this basically implies that Wii games will be $50, just like GameCube games, while leaving Nintendo room to charge you $60 for the next Zelda if it wants
Wednesday 2 August 2006
Unreal Tournament 2007, the fantastic-looking first-person shooter from Epic Games, has been delayed and now won't be released until 2007.
While a specific release date was never confirmed by publisher Midway, it was widely expected to be released at the end of 2006 but it is now scheduled for release in the first half of 2007. A similar delay occurred for the release of Unreal Tournament 2004, which slipped from its original 2003 date and was eventually released in