Thursday 9 November 2006
World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade will be released in both Europe and the US on 16 January 2007, developer Blizzard has confirmed today.
The Burning Crusade adds two totally new races to WoW's burgeoning online universe - the Blood Elves and the Draenei - and enables players to advance to level 70, with new mounts like the Cocatrice and new talents and abilities for all character classes also featuring in the enhancements.
Finally, the expansion gives
Tournament of masters
In the US, Virtua Fighter is just starting to take off. Why not read our latest Virtua Fighter 5 preview to find out what the big deal is? The game's already out in Japanese arcades, so last weekend Sega held the Otenami Haiken 5 tournament, which attracted the best players in Japan. If you want to see why we go crazy over this game, you need to look no further over this YouTube video. The action starts at 3:26 (go ahead and fast-forward) and when it does, this
We got down on our knees last night and our prayers for more information on EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer's new Belief System have been answered.
As you adventure through Faydwer youll encounter various NPC priests prophesizing the return of the old Gods of Norrath. After swearing allegiance to one of eight deities vying for control over Norrath's populace, you'll receive a small starter altar for your home and open a new line of deity quests. In addition to granting the usual experience and
A new portal has opened up into Hellgate: London and we've bravely peeked over the edge to discover these new details and screens from this all-action PC role-playing game/first-person shooter.
And a quick look at the screens hiding behind the images tab above reveals the existence of a brand new faction, ready to join the Cabalist and Templar factions. Known as the Hunters, they are a group of mean hombres, formed from a combination of ex-military forces and government agencies - a bit like
Our almighty 101 greatest gaming moments list powers on at full speed again today as we charge our way from 70 down to 51.
If you missed yesterday's list, then we suggest you check it out immediately to see our 101 to 71 moments.
Anyway, enough of the chit-chat, let's get on with the list...
Warning: There are spoilers within this
Wednesday 8 November 2006
Explosions that rumble like the bowels of the devil himself, blasts that catapult Nazi rag dolls in Fosbury Flops, tracer, searchlights, burning Dakotas and screaming Yanks. If you're looking for fiddly, pedantic foot soldiering in your trailers, go somewhere else. This is Medal of Honor: Airborne, and it's big, dumb and very, very noisy.
But this footage shows more than just the carnage, chaos and cinematics of the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC WWII shooter. As part of this
Once known as Interview with a Made Man, this wayward crime shooter is at last on track for an early '07 release courtesy of Aspyr Media. Originally an Acclaim game, Made Man was lost during the company's bankruptcy and then picked up for UK distribution. Now, GTA fans that can't get enough of licensed soundtracks and '80s-style clothing can tear through three decades of crimey goodness.
Made Man will do more than ape GTA, though - destructible surroundings let you trash anything that crosses
They call it "sekuhara"
It's all over the web: here, check Game|Life. Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki - the man responsible for the bathing beauty above - has been busted for sexual harassment. A female coworker has, apparently, sued Tecmo because the company refused to do anything about it, reports Japanese news site Zakzak. There's not much to say, really. Who would have ever thought that the man most guilty of objectifying women in gaming might do it in real life? Hey - maybe he was
Games are stuffed with moments of all different shapes and sizes: heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, spine-tingling, belly-laughing, head-scratching and even tear-jerking occasions that make us rejoice our game playing habits - and they have all rocked our world.
In celebration of this, we have taken on the monumental task of compiling our 101 greatest gaming moments (allowing only one moment per game) of the last 10 years and, after weeks of intensive squabbling, we've settled on the final
After yesterday's Iron Man announcement, Marvel Comics fans might begin to question reality when yet another major franchise has been revealed for practically every platform under the sun. Take-Two Interactive announced today that Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer will herald the return of Marvel's First Family in a third-person action game. With only this bit of info to go on, we're already hoping against hope that it's better than the last movie