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
Sept 28, 2007
Beowulf: The Film will be out in November, and will be sharing a publicity budget with a Game of the same name. The film is produced by Robert Zemeckis (this isnt the last Zemeckis reference in this weeks Trailer Trash - youve been warned), and features an all star cast including Angelina Jolie, John Malkovitch, Anthony Hopkins, Crispin Glover, and others. This trailer for the game, however, stars a sword falling into a puddle over and over while some repetitive-looking
Wednesday 29 March 2006
Sony has announced B-Boy, a dance-off game centred on stylish skills, for release on PSP and PS2 in September.
Billed as a fighting game as much as a rhythm-action game, players are given access to over 800 motion-captured moves in order to 'toprock' and 'freeze' their way to the top of the freestyle pile, from lowly street battles through to the world championships. Makes a difference from 'shooting' and 'driving' our way to the top, at least.
If your preferred brand of gaming hero is prone to throwing themselves through burning tables or dunking people's heads in deep fat fryers, then you'll be pleased to learn that Eidos have just released a slew of new screenshots of trailer park trash-pleasing fist-fest Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighbourhood.Indeed, you really wouldn't want any of this lot moving in next to you, with their proclivity for chainsaw-fuelled ultra-violence and all. Still, there is a method to the madness
Did you know they were making a movie about Batman's origins, revealing the reason he likes to dress up in rubber and beat people up at midnight? Surely Tim Burton's first effort covered all that in as much detail as an audience will ever need, but such trifling matters have never concerned Hollywood.And it doesn't seem to concern Electronic Arts that Batman has the unenviable record of being the worst videogame character of the last seven years, or at least starring in the most consistently
Millionaire, industrialist, crime fighter and philanthropist: yes, Bruce Wayne has it all, except for his marbles. While being full of brain-wrong doesn't seem to have hurt the dollar-rich but screw-deficient freak, how he ended up in this state does make for an interesting tale - and that's exactly where the Batman Begins.Named after the forthcoming film (which is due for release in June), this stealthy adventure is one of those games that the world has heard much about but seen very little
Tying in with the June release of the film, Batman Begins dips a clawed toe into the Dark Knight's even murkier past. Focusing on the brutal butchery of Bruce Wayne's parents, the plot of the movie and the game hinges on the dramatic moment that turned the little chap from millionaire brat into millionaire bat. As you can see from these new screens, the game also follows the film series in its ever-gloomier downward spiral, starring American Psycho's Christian Bale alongside those paragons of
New developments abound in the Call of Duty legal battle, as EA and Activision play nice while former Infinity Ward bosses accuse Activision of some less than honorable practices...
Have you ever been sat in front of Modern Warfare or Battlefield thinking: “Gee, I wish I could shoot these make believe terrorists with a shitty looking plastic rifle.” Then rejoice, friend. Because today is a fortuitous 24 hours for that little peripheral whore in you.
5 Nov, 2007
Ask any seasoned stick-twiddler to name a genuinely original game from the last five years and chances are that the first name that pops into their head is Namco's brilliant Katamari Damacy. Based on the fairly out-there premise of rebuilding the cosmos by rolling around a magical sticky ball, Katamari wooed gamers not just for its innovative core gameplay mechanic, but also its irresistible characters and bonkers style. We fell in love the moment we first saw the intro, which, if