Let the haters and the old ladies complain about how those newfangled video computer games teach us to be killers; we've always taken the view that violent games are a pressure valve for blowing off steam in a harmless way. Don't believe it? Play something fierce and bloody the next time you're in a really bad mood, and then try telling us you didn't feel better afterward.
But why stop there? If games can keep you from climbing a clock tower and expressing your inner pain in the form of
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is shaping up to be the definitive Dragon Ball game, thanks in part to the fact that it enables players to re-enact no fewer than 24 different storylines from the show's lengthy, screaming, spiky-haired run. As a cool extra for fans, that number includes a few "what if" scenarios that explore what it would have been like if some of those stories had gone differently. The game doesn't hit stores until next month (Nov. 7 for PS2, Nov. 21 for Wii), but if you
Friday 29 September 2006
Delta Force Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre, a sequel to last year's Black Hawk Down military shooter, has been announced for a PS2 release this November.
With the original game letting you play through the infamous US Army incident in Somalia in 1993 - when rebels shot down a Black Hawk helicopter and trapped a large group of US troops - this sequel is actually more like an expansion.
In fact Team Sabre was an expansion on PC. But it does come with 24 new maps for the
About a month ago, we created our own movie showcasing Disgaea 2's elaborate, addictive battle system. Not to be outdone, publisher NIS has unleashed the first of many movies outlining various aspects of the gameplay - in this case, it's a closer look at the way your troops can throw down.
Hit the Movies tab up above for a look, and then head here for our hands-on preview of this never-ending tactical
Thursday 10 August 2006
Atari's Driv3r was "a half-baked product that was pushed out the door for revenue reasons," according to the publisher's sales and marketing vice president, Nique Fajors.
Fajors was making a frank assessment of the company's past performance when he made the remarks about the driving action game at Atari's annual press event, currently running in Los Angeles. He also stated that Atari will be putting a stronger emphasis on quality control and so will be hiring teams who
Thursday 3 August 2006
THQ has released a new trailer of Destroy All Humans! 2 that shows how one little extraterrestrial can turn the Summer of Love on its head.
Set during the '60s, the sequel to 2004's darkly comic action game sees bad-tempered alien, Crypto 137, sent to earth to infiltrate, probe and generally cause a bit of a ruckus down on Earth.
The '60s were a time of peace marches, mind expanding drugs and free love, so many of Crypto's targets are sandal-wearing tree huggers.
Not to be confused with the latest Colin McRae game, DIRT - Origin of the Species is a third-person actioner that places you in the murky world of top-secret military installations, government cover-ups and mutants - and we've got the latest trailer, which you can see by hitting the Movies tab above.
Developed by Deep Silver (the team behind the decent RTS Rush for Berlin), the PS2 and PC game gets its curious title from its heroine, Dirt, a victim of military experimentation that has left her
Friday 14 July 2006
Ubisoft has paid £13 million to Atari to secure the intellectual property and technology for Driver, the action driving game series that has sold 14 million games worldwide.
Driver is developed by UK studio Reflections and the majority of its assets will go to Ubisoft as part of the deal. However, Atari will hold on to the latest in the series, Driver: Parallel Lines, until the end of 2006.
The original Driver on PSone was a groundbreaking driving game offering
Today, Ubisoft has announced that the company has acquired both the Driver series and its developer, Reflections, from Atari.
For 19 million euros (the equivalent of US $24 million) the company has locked up the Driver series. The developers at Reflections now work for Ubisoft. While nothing is known about what the team might be working on, we have to speculate that they're gearing up for a next-gen outing of the popular series... hopefully, one that can make up for the twin disappointments of
Monday 10 July 2006
Koei has announced that Disgaea 2, the follow up to the highly rated RPG Disgaea: The Hour of Darkness, will be released for PS2 this autumn, and we've got a fresh batch of screens to ready you for its return.
The original game was a complex and intriguing RPG that used an isometric viewpoint similar to that used in Final Fantasy Tactics. It followed the story of Prince Laharl trying to secure his ascension to the throne after the death of his father.
Developer Nippon Ichi