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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
We know corporate-level trash talking has to be done - Microsoft faces big-time competition - but just saying something doesn't make it true. Blu-ray will help the PS3 have better games; it's a fact. By the same token, though Phil Spencer of Microsoft Game Studios might pretend that the Nintendo Wii won't offer new types of gaming, he isn't kidding anyone.
Asinine quote of the day: "I don't think the promise of a new input device means a new kind of game." Right, Phil...
The first teaser trailer for sociopath-and-psychopath actioner Kane & Lynch has been released, layering on even more grit and grimness with an angsty narration by Kane's daughter.
Still, she's got better reason to be hateful than most lip-pierced, hoodie-wearing teens, as along with the rest of Kane's family she's being held hostage until he and psycho sidekick Lynch have performed a series of hits for his old crime
Our latest trailer spot for Stranglehold focuses on shooting up the environments as much as the baddies, with all the game's levels waiting to explode in a shower of sparks and plaster dust when riddled with bullets.
As we'd expected from the developer of the physics-crazy Psi-Ops, it's not all for effect. Instead of applying force to objects with telekinetic power, Inspector Tequila (Chow Yun-Fat) can do it the old-fashioned way with both barrels of a shotgun, toppling scenery on to
Friday 29 September 2006
It's not often promo footage has us squirming in our seat (and still wanting to play the game afterwards) but this BioShock teaser from Microsoft's X06 conference reel is just that kind of footage. Check the movies tab to watch it for yourself, but be aware it's very much intended for a mature audience.
Though it's not a gameplay sequence, it's representative of the uncomfortable situation you're forced into in BioShock - whether you can bring yourself to hunt Little
Friday 29 September 2006
To celebrate the release of LMA Manager 2007, we've teamed up with Codemasters to offer one lucky winner an Xbox 360 Core Pack and a copy of LMA Manger 2007 to play on it. Four lucky runners-up will net themselves a copy of the game on the format of their choice (Xbox 360, PS2 or PC).
The game features a detailed 3D match engine and a comprehensive array of management options, along with free stats updates via an internet connection. Check out the official website and