Guillermo Del Toro, director of such popular and conspicuously arty movies as Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, has weighed in on the debate that will never, ever be settled to everyone's satisfaction, proclaiming that of freaking course games are art and anybody who thinks otherwise is a freaking moron. More or less...
Praise sweet zombie Jebus. We don't have to run any more 'ICO/Colossus rumoured for PS3 HD bundle' stories ever again. Huzzah! The rumours of the HD remakes of the PS2 classics have been floating around the land of the interwebs for months now and in this month's issue of Famitsu, the mag confirms they're happening. Interestingly, though, it's listed both games separately, which means you might yet be able to buy one or the other if you just want to murder massive monsters rather than drag a princess around by the hand like a small child throwing a strop. Head inside for the European box art...
Please be true. Please be true. Please be true. If mega supermarket Wal-Mart's website is to be believed, we'll all be cuddling up to some HD ICO/Colossus goodness on our PS3s from April 1st 2011. The site, which is already taking pre-orders for the pack has stuck on the tentative release date on the game's page. Read below for some further insight into why we think the anticipated bundle will be announced at this week's Tokyo Game Show.
Here's a brief glance at a wish list we've cooked up in the last 15 minutes. 1) We really hope jet pack research is well under way, because we're sick to the back teeth of walking to work. 2) We want our own personal army of albino gorillas... possibly sporting jet packs. 3) We want The Last Guardian to make some sort of appearance at this month's Tokyo Game Show like you wouldn't believe. Sadly, it looks like we're shit out of luck on the gorilla front, so it's a good thing TLG head honcho Fumito Ueda has hinted his game may be at the show in some form.
During a presentation at CEDEC (a Japanese developer conference), Fumito Ueda was showing off The Last Guardian on a big screen and discussing animation in games. Exciting enough in itself, but before he got onto that, he gave a little recap. And the footage of Ico that he demonstrated was definitely not the PS2 version.
Some people say you can have too much of a good thing, but we say they can bugger right off. A cake is good, right? But are two cakes bad? No, theyre just more cake, and we like cake so well take all we can get. Om nom nom.
In gaming terms, the only thing better than a great videogame is a great videogame that acts as the start of a great franchise. Final Fantasy, Burnout, Super Mario Bros… We love them not only because theyre great but also because of what they later gave us. The only
Sony's annual E3 press conference opened with what could have been the biggest reveal of the entire show if it hadn't been leaked last week: the new $499 price of the PS3, as well as the introduction of a new $599 model that comes with an 80GB hard drive and a copy of online-enabled dirt racer Motorstorm. This left biggy-wig Jack Tretton (who began the event speaking through his character in the PS3 virtual world Home) to launch right into the publisher's game-centric, four-part
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
The Cartoon Network anime series IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix is coming to PS2s this September, and we've got footage of the mecha-racing game in action.
It's not exactly surprising to see publisher Namco Bandai working on an anime adaptation, but IGPX is unusual in that it features team racing with ultra-high-speed giant robots. Promising "over 60 miles of ever-changing track," the game will follow Team Satomi as they pit their sword-swinging, fist-fighting robots against rival teams on courses
Vivendi have announced the first details of a new Hulk game for PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. Called simply The Incredible Hulk, the title is currently being developed by Radical Games - also the people behind last year's The Hulk. The action-adventure will offer fully destructible environments while the Hulk will have the ability to (wait for it) "weaponise any object". The free-roaming landscapes allow players to jump anywhere, climb anything and smash everything - even entire buildings. We're also