Sony - bad at hardware. Official.
Don't take it from us - according to one of Sony's top executives, it is. Our brothers at Next Generation report that Ken Kutaragi, the man known as the "father of the PlayStation," has admitted that the component shortages - which have slashed the number of PS3s available at launch to next-to-nothing - prove that "Sony's strength in hardware is in decline." First, he told you you'd need an extra job to buy a PS3. Then, he compared it to a fine dinner in a
Clearly, popping City 17 in the face has its drawbacks. We figured that the Combine would be out for revenge in Half-Life 2: Episode Two, but this video blows our expectations out of the water with a bazooka. Our hero, Gordon Freeman, will face multiple walkers, airships, and his newest enemy - the Hunter - all at once.
Prepare for the onslaught with the fifth in the series of videos that reveal Gordon's struggle in the great outdoors. Haven't seen one through four? Hit the Movie tab up there
By now, anyone who's been to YouTube (i.e. everyone) has discovered Japan's flamboyant homosexual comic Hard Gay. Well, the trend doesn't stop there. Remember Tingle's Rose-Colored Rupee Land, or whatever it's called? That Japan-only DS game starring the creepy fairy-wannabe from Zelda? Well... we already knew it was more than a bit peculiar. But Nintendo-loving blogger Chris Kohler has located an interesting new character... and posted a movie. Turns out tingle isn't alone: Capcom's
A trio of new images from the action-RPG Hellgate: London has been released, showing off the Templar character class in close-quarters combat. Check the Images tab above to see them freeing London from demonic invasion with a stiff upper lip and some mighty big swords.
Hellgate is primarily played from first-person, but using melee weapons draws the camera out to third-person giving you a better view of your character's scrapping. It's possible to wield two swords at once (or a sword and a
Playing through LEGO Star Wars II inspired us to take on the foolhardy task of recreating the entire original trilogy out of the game's many cutscenes. Just to make it more interesting, we gave ourselves a time limit of two minutes. So here you have it: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, in LEGO form, delivered in less than 120 seconds. Click the Movies tab and enjoy!
Friday 8 September 2006
Football Manager 2007 will offer budding tacticians a true test of their management skills with a challenge mode that places the player at the helm of a randomly selected club team. The game will also add over 100 other new features to the series, including a customisable 'snapshot' page, enhanced functions for multi-processor packing PCs and an improved user interface.
This info comes courtesy of Sports Interactive's boss man, Miles Jacobson, via the developer's
Friday 8 September 2006
Hot on the heels of our last three Half-Life 2: Episode Two gameplay movies arrives another high-action dose of footage featuring a bomb-packed showdown with a Combine attack helicopter. Hit the movies tab above to see the video, and then catch up on the earlier trio of clips if you missed them before. Look out next week for the fifth and final in-game glimpse of Episode
Half-Life 2: Episode Two's PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 release may have been shoved to 2007, but we've got a brace of top quality gameplay videos for you to help pass the time.
Get the full Episode Two experience by hitting that movies tab above to see a Vortigant chokeslam an Antlion, Gordon pursued by a Myrmidont in his buggy and lots more alien madness. Go!
Too much Devil May Cry
The web is magical. No one source seems to have the whole story, but if you browse around enough, you can pull it all together. Fortunately, we take away the work... and just leave you with the tender fruit.
First up for PS3 hit-to-be Devil May Cry 4: a new hero. According to Kotaku (via a shoddy translation of top Japanese mag Famitsu) the latest adventure in the series will not star white-haired hemi-demon Dante, but instead a new lead character called Nero Angelo.
We still wince with pain when we think back on seeing an early version of the spectacular action role-player, Jade Empire, in 2004. Watching our avatar punch a guy in the stomach and explode was book-ended by the news that the game would only be available on the Xbox, with no plans for a PC version. Taken together, these two things represented the extremes of our emotional spectrums.
Today, publisher 2K Games has picked up the ball where Microsoft dropped it, and are going ahead with the PC