Some truly ropey footage of Atari's Alone in the Dark 5 has stepped out of the shadows, offering a glimpse of what's in store for this grim, action-slanted survival horror. Did we say ropey? We meant it - the clip sees lead character Edward Carnby scrambling his way up the side of a crumbling skyscraper, clinging onto a length of rope that's serving as a lifeline.
Flaming masonry plummets past him as he ascends, and exploding cars from the street below soar up and nip at his heels. Even the
“All the next-gen features are in the PS2 version," promises Lionel Fumery, lead designer for the PlayStation 2 edition of Alone in the Dark: Near Death Investigation. That's the full title of the upcoming game previously known only as Alone in the Dark. But given how staggeringly next-gen-ified this survival-horr... sorry, survival-action sequel is, how in the fiery hell will it work on a seven-year-old machine?
Pretty well, actually. The PS2 version will take the exact same structure
Sega has unveiled a whole bunch of release dates for its upcoming line-up, including Sonic Unleashed, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Space Siege.
The, dare we say, promising-looking Sonic Unleashed has been given a strong November date, while Aliens FPS Colonial Marines has unfortunately slipped into 2009. Golden Axe: Beast Rider, if anyone cares, hits shelves in September.
Chris Taylor's Space Siege has also been branded with a
Beenox is pitting the friendly
neighborhood webcrawler against some not-so-friendly villains in The
Amazing Spider-Man when it swoops in this June, and today it revealed the studio's new look for
Rhino, one of the not-so-friendliest foes of them all...
In the old days, US Army recruitment meant a patriotic poster of a top-hatted man with an accusingly pointing finger.
Now, in the digital age, something a little more subtle is required. Something is needed to teach the young of the US why mottled brown with splashes of red really is this season's new look.
Unlike , which was designed to train already signed-up soldiers, America's Army was aimed at enticing the amateur into trying their hand at a little realtime fighting.
Released first as
It's no secret that the US Army uses videogames as part of its training process. And why wouldn't they? Games are becoming more realistic and, in terms of practicality, offer a more time-efficient way of teaching tactical thought and rudimentary practice than the traditional process of getting booted up for walks in the woods.
Along with THQ's Full Spectrum Warrior, America's Army Rise of a Soldier has a more complex and less mainstream counterpart lurking within the realms of the US Army's
Above: Seven of these people like videogames
It’s been a long road, but at last there is closure in the so-called “violent videogames” case that has been raging for years. In November of last year the EMA (a group representing gaming politically) took the State of California all the way to the Supreme Court for a 2005 law that made it illegal to sell certain games deemed too violent to children. After arguments months ago, the highest court in the USA gave its ruling of 7-2 in favor of the EMA, finding the law unconstitutional...
The latest sales figures for Japanese hardware paint a stark picture. And we thought the 10-1 sales story was bad a few weeks ago...
An overwhelming majority of gamers are male, so it makes perfect sense for every marketing team in the world to target their software at young guys. And what do all men ages 18 to one zillion love? Girls, gore and big loud machines. If they could make a game about a firefighting bikini squad that hunts down zombies in a decked-out sex/fire truck, world peace would be declared. But until that day, we have to settle with regular old T & A.
Developers are well aware of this, so occasionally
Atlus’ Arcana Heart is best known for being one of the only 2D fighters that isn’t a total sausage fest. You won’t find any professional wrestlers with over-sized pectorals trying to bear hug you or scrappy karate champs hurling fireballs. Instead, Arcana Heart kicks all the boys out and features an all-girl cast of brawlers. New screenshots from the upcoming PS2 version suggest that no stereotypical anime fetish has been