The fine folks over at Upper Deck Entertainment (you know, the baseball card people) stopped by the other day to finally lay claim to that last little bit of life we had left outside of World of Warcraft. See, what they've done is created a standalone version of WoW in the form of a collectible card game... great, at this point it seems clear to us that Blizzard's ultimate MMO-daddy is bent on owning us completely, whether we're glued to our computers or
With Medieval II: Total War marching ever closer to its November 24 release date, we've got another contingent of screens for your historical battle-viewing pleasure.
Every Total War game manages to look more gobsmackingly impressive than the last, and Medieval II is no exception - its battles in the mud of Europe or the dust of the Holy Land are up there with the franchise's very best.
Covering a period that includes the Crusades and the discovery of the Americas, history will be providing
PS3 on fire
An analyst (don't you love those guys, sitting around and having opinions for money? Wait, that's what we do... for less money) has released a report that PS3s were overheating and crashing at the Tokyo Game Show. You wouldn't think it was big news - but it's caused Sony's stock to dip, and Sony's PR team to fire off an angry retort to Next Generation.
Now the question remains... does this even matter? Was it due to badly-ventilated kiosks and overcrowding? Probably. We saw the
What does EverQuest creator Brad McQuaid do for an encore? Build the world of his dreams, that's what. Among the scores of up-and-coming massively multiplayer online games coming out this next year, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes stands head-and-shoulders above the rest in terms of our expectations.
Even the group of otherwise mundane environment shots that were released today smack us upside the head with their enormity. McQuaid clearly doesn't want anything bumping his noggin in Vanguard - nearly
Tuesday 3 October 2006
Following yesterday's screenshots from the Kingdom Under Fire series' jump to Xbox 360 and switch to dungeon-crawling action, the first trailer has arrived - rapidly strike the movies tab above to see it.
Although it's not quite as stirring as we were expecting - spending a little too long lingering on the scenery rather than the (great-looking) combat - it's a promising start, and hints at how hectic the action will get with a full four players furiously windmilling
MS BK WTF
Here's a question. Who has the more terrifying fixed plastic grin: Burger King or Brooke Burke?
You won't have to wonder for long, because for a mere $3.99 you can suffer through games starring both of them. Starting November 19, Burger King will be offering up a slate of games - playable on any Xbox or Xbox 360 - alongside the purchase of any value meal.
The best possible idea - Burger King vs King of All Cosmos - is, sadly, not happening. No, we're getting Pocketbike Racer
This new footage of Alan Wake, the supernatural spookfest from Max Payne developer Remedy, gives you an idea of the vast and detailed world that you'll be exploring as the frustrated writer.
And these brand new screens - including the first in-game images - suggest an Alone in the Dark-esque trouble-by-torchlight flavor to the adventuring. Hit the Movies tab for the footage and then the Images tab for more shots.
We've yet to see any images of Alan's mysterious enemies - supernatural beings
Now that we're out of the summer doldrums, game releases are picking up speed with each passing day. This week alone there are 20 or so new titles on the shelf, compared to, oh, five or so during June and July. Next Gen, our companion site-at-arms, has sifted through the upcoming tidal wave of releases and settled on 45 upper-deck games you have to play. That should give you an idea of how many games there'll be total, if 45 is the "must-have" list.
Head here for the complete list, hitting all
Xbox 360 and PC owners who've been itching to beat up a lot of monsters for thrills and riches need look no further than Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom when it's released early next year, and the screens below are sure to feed your appetite.
The previous KUF titles on Xbox - Crusaders and Heroes - were memorably chunky, strategic army-slaughtering titles, which made developer Phantagram's flawed Xbox 360 effort, Ninety-Nine Nights, even more
Originally posted on September 29, 2006
The editors we sent to this year's Tokyo Game Show might have been fresh off a plane and still reeking of jetlag when they came back to the office, but that didn't stop us from dragging them into a bright room and fixing our cameras on them. Why? To collect their raw thoughts on what they'd just spent the last week seeing, of