We got a new video for Family Guy that features some oddly marionette-ish characters delivering similarly wooden jokes. Okay, maybe we're being a little hard on the video, and we'll admit that we're sore because we still haven't seen any actual gameplay from this title - lotsa screens, a video but no
Fans of Sega's classic Afterburner - or Tom Cruise's classic Top Gun, for that matter - will want to make their way to the flight deck with the announcement of Heatseeker for PS2, PSP and Wii next spring.
Though you'll be behind the throttle of a variety of modern and classic military jets, realism isn't high on Heatseeker's mission list - it's all about corkscrewing your way out of missile locks while blowing everything else out of the sky (or off the
Pokemon the conqueror
Next Generation reports that in just four days, the latest Pokemon game - Pokemon Diamond and Pearl - has sold 1.58 million copies in Japan, instantly becoming the fastest-selling DS game ever. Is anyone surprised? Nope. Nintendo sure isn't, or it wouldn't have printed over and a million and a half copies for the first shipment. The scary thing about the DS has always been how popular it was before Pokemon came out. Now that it's out... the DS is a terror that stalks in
The SOCOM series continues to soldier on, with the fourth PS2 game, SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Combined Assault, slated to hit stores November 7. We've got fresh details on what to expect from its multiplayer action, as publisher SCEA has unveiled 10 new 32-player stages exclusive to the new game.
While each of the stages are limited to certain game types and times of day, they all sound impressively huge. Especially the Echelon stage, which lets players tackle Suppression, Demolition, Extraction,
PS3 on fire
An analyst (don't you love those guys, sitting around and having opinions for money? Wait, that's what we do... for less money) has released a report that PS3s were overheating and crashing at the Tokyo Game Show. You wouldn't think it was big news - but it's caused Sony's stock to dip, and Sony's PR team to fire off an angry retort to Next Generation.
Now the question remains... does this even matter? Was it due to badly-ventilated kiosks and overcrowding? Probably. We saw the
With animation playing a bigger role in Tony Hawk's Project 8 than any previous title, developer Neversoft has been motion-capturing different stances from its featured skaters - as you can see in this session with Paul 'P-Rod' Rodriguez by grinding up to the Movies tab.
Obviously starry-eyed and bushy-haired at the chance to be in a Tony Hawk title, Rodriguez notes that the actual trick motions in previous skating titles were a little lacking. With Project 8 enabling you to take control of
MS BK WTF
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
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
We're about two weeks away from trouncing the DC universe as Superman, Batman and the rest of the runners-up - time for some new screens then, eh? The two-player, overhead fist-fest will throw the biggest and brightest DC stars at a roster of still-growing villains, all with RPG-style attribute upgrades. Just think X-Men Legends without so many damn muties running around.
Hit the Images tab for more Justice League Heroes
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