It's the end of another great year for gamers. Two new systems launched. Two handhelds waged bloody battle. And next gen gaming got a big kick in the pants - thanks to a year of lonely rule by the Xbox 360. PC gaming fought fire with nukes, waging its battle against the console-based onslaught. In short, it ruled.
How do we handle this? We're handing out our gleaming Platinum Chalice to those games and systems which gave us the business. No boring list of 37 different strategy games, divided
What's hotter than watching a cute princess kiss a fat, middle-aged plumber? Well, anything really, but given the headline above, the answer should be obvious: watching a cute princess kiss another cute princess. It's sexy, it's vaguely taboo and it's pleasantly devoid of bristling mustaches and lingering sewage odors.
It's much more common to see girl-on-girl kisses in other media, but it happens in games more often than you'd think. To prove it to you, we've collected the very best ones and
We nabbed eight new screens of the upcoming summer release Overlord that show off the good perks that come with being bad. While it's not essential to play Overlord as an evil despot, it certainly sounds like the most fun way to conquer all those that stand in your path. Still, Director of Triumph Studios Lennart Sas puts a bit of a damper on our evil-doings: "Our goal is not to shock with realistic blood and gore, but to create an entertaining world where people can explore what it's like to
Admit it... you play video games because you have some control issues. Why else would you regularly pick up a controller and manipulate little people on your television? Well, gamers' secret desires are being heartily acknowledged with the upcoming release of Overlord, a game in which you command an army of minions to accomplish your every
Activision has snapped up the rights to publish games based on the upcoming DreamWorks film Over the Hedge, a computer animated feature from the makers of Shrek and Madagascar.
Despite releasing several screenshots, there's very little information available about the game, not even which format it will appear on. But as the Madagascar game appeared on every handheld and console, we can most likely expect a similar multiformat release.
As for the film, it has Bruce Willis providing the voice
Before the hype machine for September's CG flick Open Season can even begin, Ubisoft is already letting people know about their video game adaptation. In the grand tradition of Ice Age, Madagascar and Over the Hedge, you control grotesquely disproportioned animals as they engage in wacky hijinks. This time, you're wild forest animals looking to give inept hunters a hard time. This from Ubisoft Montreal - yes, the same Ubisoft Montreal that creates the consistently fantastic Splinter Cell
Over the Hedge trailer (WMV, 8.11MB) - right click to download
Thursday 6 April 2006
Pavement golf, fairway destruction derbys and remote control street races are all in the offing for players of Over the Hedge, Activision's fast approaching cartoon adventure based on the latest film from DreamWorks - and we've got a video showing these multiplayer minigames in action.
Over the Hedge enables players to take control of the urban-dwelling animal stars - RJ the raccoon, Verne the turtle, Hammy
Microsoft has unveiled a new breed of mobile computer with its Ultra Mobile PC touch screen mini-tablet, the official name for the handheld gadget previously - and mysteriously - known as the Origami Project.
As we reported recently, the Origami Project won't be an Xbox-related challenger to PSP, despite rumblings to that effect across the internet. Instead, the Ultra Mobile PCs will be competition for mini laptops.
The paperback-sized gizmos will use Intel processors, feature 30-60GB hard
Outrun 2006 is hurtling its way to consoles this March and, to prove it's still the ultimate arcade racer, Sega has sent us the latest screens of Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast 's "beautiful journey".
Outrun 2006 will test your power-sliding prowess over 15 branching stages as you travel through picturesque US countryside.
Then there's the option to play online to find out who's the quickest and most stylish driver, and Sega has recently announced that it is working with DemonWare to ensure that
We have, at long last, uncovered screenshots of Operation Flashpoint 2 - the sequel to 2001's fantastic free-roaming shooter - which is as eagerly awaited as it is delayed.
The game - currently in development at Prague's Bohemia Interactive Studio - was originally due to be released at the end of last year, but is now scheduled to hit shelves in 2006.
Its mission-based campaigns take gamers through fictional conflicts based upon authentic events during the years around 1970 and it will,