Kazunori Yamauchi, boss of Gran Turismo 4 developers Polyphony Digital, has revealed more details about the game's newly-announced Photo mode. Designed to enhance the non-driving segments of the game, the function - which Yamauchi says offers "a new way for players to enjoy Gran Turismo from a different angle, with infinite possibilities" - basically allows you to save and print images from the game.The inspiration for the slightly odd-sounding feature is that it combines Yamauchi's twin
ON: PS2 - OUT: Winter 2004
"Team Soho has reached new heights in The Getaway: Black Monday with its unique cinematic narrative and realistic portrayal of London," claims Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Building on the success of the critically acclaimed original, The Getaway: Black Monday gives players the ambiance and realism of film combined with the excitement of action and driving gameplay that plunges deeper into the seedy back
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North Korea is the acceptable face that most developers appear to be using now as home to world-threatening bad guys and Ghost Recon 2 falls in line with that philosophy. It's a squad-based military shooter and Ubi Soft are using the buzzword 'immersion' as the hook to their latest in the Ghost Recon franchise. 'Being there' is the in-place to be and we're promised the chaos of war in the intense battle sequences.
It's a direct reflection of GTA's massive impact that the release of three screenshots can shoot it straight to the top of the E3 agenda, despite the fact that it's not actually due to be on the show floor. The shots confirm a Latino slant, and suggest at least two new gameplay wrinkles - drive-by shootings (perhaps in an on-line gang co-op? We can dream), and stupid little bicycles.More reaction and analysis as it
Electronic Arts have released the first screenshots of GoldenEye: Rogue Agent and you'll notice they centre around Fort Knox - Oddjob being the obvious clue here.EA's latest Bond first-person shooter takes the novel twist of casting the player as a rogue agent, rather than Mr Shaken-not-Stirred himself. That simple change in context should allow for much more foul play on the part of the player. Will we get the chance to kill Bond? Okay, that isn't going to happen but we envisage a game where
Konami have surprised exactly no-one with the announcement of Winning Eleven 8, the latest in their critically and popularly acclaimed footy series. Details are scarce at the moment, but we can tell you that Master League mode will feature 130+ playable teams (up from 64) and a new "growth and decline" system that seems to be some sort of constantly updated handicapping system. A footy catch-up mode, in effect. Mmmn.World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 will debut on PS2 in Japan on 5 August. We'll
EA have today announced details of the third game in ace first-person shooter series TimeSplitters.TimeSplitters Future Perfect will, funnily enough, again be based around time travel and, along with an "improved" story mode, will feature a cooperative mode and online play. Currently in development by Free Radical for PS2, Xbox and Gamecube, the title is scheduled for an early 2005 release.
This time round Cortez - the hero from previous instalments - finds himself in a desperate race to trace
In a market dominated by franchises and sequels, the slow-building commercial success of Prince of Persia (2.4 million copies and counting) was a heartening testimony to its - get this - quality gameplay.While far from perfect - we can pick holes in the camera, lack of bosses and somewhat patchy pacing for starters - Prince of Persia is still one of the very best console games you could pick, and easily the best adventure platformer of the last year. So imagine what a new combat system could
Acclaim have revealed more details of the car modification system in their street life-style racer Juiced. They tell us there are approximately 7.2 trillion styling combinations. That's one hell of an approximation and we're not counting, but we'll take their word that there's a huge range of bits to fiddle about with.A whole range of performance classes are provided by the 47 cars included in Juiced. Thing is, everything costs money and you'll be fairly short of the green stuff when you kick
Electronic Arts have released a slew of new details of their new James Bond game - in which you don't actually play as 007 himself. First-person shooter GoldenEye: Rogue Agent instead sees you play as - yes - a rogue agent, dismissed from MI6 for being a rather brutal chap. Not one to miss an opportunity, Auric Goldfinger (the guy from the film) hires you as his enforcer. As such, you become involved in Goldfinger's spat with Dr No and subsequently lose an eye to the good doctor.Now here's the,