Friday 25 August 2006
God games used to impress by letting you zoom out to a whole planet, but Sims creator Will Wright's super-game just keeps on drifting outwards into space, providing endless new worlds as if you're dipping into a gigantic bag of marbles.
These new images from the Leipzig Game Convention give an idea of the diversity you can expect to find when the PC game's released next year - every world, every creature, every settlement is unique, whether they're invented by the game or
Friday 25 August 2006
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men has finally been revealed in fully-playable form at today's Leipzig Game Convention and before we bring you a double-mission hands-on we've got a gang of screens to introduce to you. Just hit the images tab for more from this impressive, action-focused squad shooter from the maker of Hitman and the underrated Freedom Fighters.
The missions we've seen take place in a heaving nightclub and a half-constructed skyscraper. The nightclub gig has you (as
As easily one of the most impressive games at this year's E3, we've been waiting patiently for more from Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway so that we have an excuse to bang on about how engrossing, atmospheric and totally out of its class the game is. Now, with this brand new guided trailer, you can treat your eyes to gameplay from this exciting PS3 and PC title. Just hit the Movies tab and enjoy.
It'll be crucial to see just how much freedom the game allows you to roam around but, if the
The aim is still the same - steal/blow up your opponent's important thing before they do the same to you - but Unreal Tournament 2007's scale just keeps getting bigger. Hit the Movies tab now to watch the latest trailer for the team-play blast fest, and gawp at the sheer number of excitingly explosive vehicles you can strap yourself into. Our favorite has to be the War of the Worlds-esque creepy tripods.
One interesting note: Unreal Tournament 2007 still hasn't been confirmed for Xbox 360. Is
And you thought Resident Evil 4 was a series reinvention - next year's Alone in the Dark game, Near Death Investigation, is set in a massive recreation of Central Park, allows you to drive vehicles, has an innovative analog-stick control system for using items and some of its biggest shocks are from fiery infernos.
We have five more cryptic shots of the PC, PS3 and 360 game showing off some of its varied elements. Head on up to the images tab above if you dare (we'll warn you, there's a
Thursday 24 August 2006
As we predicted, with admittedly little room for uncertainty, PC strategy Command & Conquer 3's scheduled August fan-service announcement was indeed the comeback of goateed supervillain Kane. Check the movies tab above for his triumphant reappearance - which, though brief, features possibly the hammiest display of pressing a button in recorded history.
Bull in sheep's clothing
Rockstar's upcoming "thug in a snooty school" simulation Bully has found itself the latest target of self-righteous parents' groups and opportunistic politicians determined to blame videogames for all the world's evils. Apparently, pretend swirlies and dodgeball are now as bad for our youth as virtual murder and muggings.
So imagine the mess we're going to have to clean up when the game's oppressors' heads explode after seeing our new screens and the latest trailer -
Crysis, the none-more-gorgeous PC sci-fi shooter from Far Cry creator Crytek, will be throwing you into epic multiplayer battles in its Power Struggle match - a Battlefield-threatening, 32-player mash-up that could span 10 hours of blasting action as you duke it out on foot, in tanks and across the skies.
After Far Cry's disappointingly buggy multiplayer mess, Crysis is aiming to offer a far more engaging online option. Casual killers can opt for the game's Tactical Deathmatch, Tactical Team
Wednesday 23 August 2006
Massively multiplayer PC RPG workhorse Ultima Online (currently in its ninth year, so possibly older than the newest generation of gamers) is to be given a sweeping overhaul next year in the Kingdom Reborn expansion. Most obvious is a graphical upgrade: while UO won't be moving out of its old school, isometric 3D look, soft lighting and smoothed visuals will make it less eye-searingly retro.
Developer EA also promises "many, many more suprises in store" for players,
Wii news, big and small: our British sister site has three interesting reports up. The first concerns 128 Marios, a game Nintendo mentioned (and even showed a demo of) that was originally in the works for the GameCube. Yeah, we weren't exactly expecting it to come out, at this point. But it turns out that 128 Marios, did, in fact, provide the underpinnings for Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii. You can check the UK story to find out more, but be careful - it says that Galaxy is