Thursday 12 October 2006
New details on the multiplayer modes in Tony Hawk's Project 8 have emerged - and for series fans, they're pretty much what you'd expect, with one exception.
The two-player only Horse is back, along with eight-player games of Trick Attack, Combo Mambo, Score Challenge and Combo Challenge - asking you to be first to hit either a predetermined score or just rack up the biggest score during a timed session. Graffiti also makes a reappearance, in which trick areas are
Virtually ready to play
Eurogamer has a nice little update on the state of Wii's Virtual Console. It seems that Nintendo Japan has confirmed that 30 games from NES, SNES and N64 will hit the system by the end of the year over there, and 30 more will be pulled from the Sega Genesis and TurboGrafx 16 libraries as well... amounting to a total of 60 classics before January 1, 2007. Better yet, Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that "Compact Software," or original, downloadable Wii
Last Friday, we brought you the first 31 songs from Guitar Hero II's career mode, and now we can finally update you with the full list of 40 finger-burners set to electrify your ears when the digital-riff sequel launches on PS2 on November 7, and on Xbox 360 - with the fret-tastic X-Plorer peripheral - next spring.
We'll cut right to the musical chase and give you the list in full below, some of which have been switched around to different difficulty levels than previously reported (titles
Say goodbye to this page in, like, two days
Some dude has done something very, very cool - put a playable NES emulator and plenty of games online. vNES, the Virtual Nintendo Entertainment System (with 395 games, the site proclaims) requires only a web browser, keyboard, and Java (the site will clue you in if you don't know what the deal is) and you're off, playing anything from ultra-classic Super Mario Bros. to biblical atrocity Sunday Funday.
Problem: Nintendo is going to smack this one
Tuesday 10 October 2006
Call of Duty 3 features a stronger multiplayer section than the previous games in the series did, not least because of the introduction of vehicles - tanks, jeeps and motorbikes all feature in 360's Xbox Live 24-player matches.
While multiplayer scraps will never match the intensity of the single-player game's scripted blitzkrieg, it could still be a lot of fun - even if we're not exactly short of online games to play where we shoot lots of soldiers.
PS3 reserves = tomorrow
Sleuths over at NeoGAF have sussed out that GameStop/EB Games is opening preorders for the PlayStation 3 tomorrow, when stores open. Want a system? Better hustle over to your local shop before it opens tomorrow. Word on the street is that each store will get eight... but will allow employees to buy two of them. So six it is. Better go to bed early tonight.
Get a 360 for cheap! Or don't! Or do!
Well, if you don't want a PS3...
The Consumerist posted a spiffy deal,
It's hard to imagine a world where seven poorly animated, grisly voiced combatants could stir a nation into a videogame violence feeding frenzy. Since that original Mortal Kombat, we've ripped out hearts, beaten people to death with their own legs and uppercutted punk asses into whirling, toothy blades of steel - and not one game has ever been pulled from the shelves like congress was threatening 13 years ago.
To celebrate this victory in the face of such powerful ignorance, we've compiled
Every Friday, Next Generation prints up This Week in Japan, in which intrepid Tokyo explorer Tim Rogers flips through an issue of popular gaming mag Famitsu and otherwise burbles about the fortunes of the Xbox 360 in Japan and other things. Today's post is particularly nice, though, because it has a picture of the incredibly sweet Blue Dragon faceplate Microsoft is packing in with the limited edition of the game in Japan this December.
We got a new video in
"Monkey Wrench" by Foo Fighters and "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine are two brand new songs revealed in this latest Guitar Hero II track list, which also shows you how all 31 confirmed songs line up in their categories for the game's career mode.
Readers with a good memory will notice that some songs previously confirmed (like the excellently titled "Psychobilly Freakout" by The Reverend Horton Heat) don't feature on the latest list - probably because they're hidden away as
Friday 6 October 2006
Last night's ceremony for the Videogame BAFTA awards saw multiple winners in the absence of a GTA title to scoff the lot - with double wins for PS2 giant-killer Shadow of the Colossus, handheld joyfest LocoRoco on PSP and multiplatform Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter.
Colossus scooped the Artistic Achievement and Best Action and Adventure Game awards, while LocoRoco won Best Children's Game (we're already writing a strongly worded letter of complaint) and Best Game