“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
Freedom of speech? Bah! Who wants that? Games are clearly rotting humanity’s collective eternal soul and must be banned accordingly. The following collection of violent, titillating titles have offended censors all over the world. Some have been beaten to death by the banning bat for their gory deaths, others for displaying acts of girl-on-girl action, while one was even banned for having a two-headed cow. Really, just what is this
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
RPG fans knew it was coming, but today we can officially announce Gust's next adventure, Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm is headed for PS2 this May. This is great news for steady PS2 players, as Ar Tonelico just hit shelves mere weeks ago. Old-school gamers definitely have their time spoken for, thanks to Gust and publisher NIS.
Iris 3 plays a bit different from the previous two - instead of running through a traditional series of plot points, you're taking on jobs from a bulletin board as an
Based on an upcoming film from famous French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional ), this third-person action adventure tells the story of a boy who discovers the world is filled with Minimoys - which, we quickly learn, are tiny people who have hair like troll dolls and wear clothes that seem to be made of bug parts.
In fact, everything in the Minimoys' universe seems to be bug parts, if not entire bugs. As the for-some-reason shrunken Arthur and his two Minimoy friends,
After stumbling around for awhile trying to find its unique identity, the ATV Offroad Fury series is looking to try something truly unique in this fourth iteration. Along with ATVs, players will now have access to dirt bikes, dune buggies and trophy trucks (okay, maybe they cribbed that from THQ's MX vs ATV series. The point is, it's a cool addition). More importantly, the tracks themselves have been designed around the different handling aspects of each vehicle style.
During an event, youll
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
Majesco Games has announced it is to publish the videogame version of Aeon Flux, the sci-fi film starring Oscar starlet and all-round beauty Charlize Theron that is itself based on the quirky Liquid Television cartoon of the same name.
While the original cartoon (that aired on the Liquid Television MTV line-up alongside Beavis & Butthead) featured a busty, scantily clad, scarily gun-happy monster of a woman, the film - and as such the game - will feature a much subtler character, better
Featuring the vocal talents of David "Mulder" Duchovny and Marilyn "what a strange looking woman" Manson, and boasting the monster-creating talents of Stan Winston Studios, the time and budget is really starting to pay off for Area 51, which is shaping up to be one of the best shooting games this year.
Which is why we're bringing you a further six actual in-game shots (not the HUD-free, 'posed' images normally sent out), showing just how well this game is coming along.
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.
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