For years now, the "dancing" genre has been dominated by Dance Dance Revolution and its many knockoffs, all of which require players to hop around, rhythmically stomping along to music while a dull cascade of arrows floats by. But it wasn't always that way, and B-Boy - a breakdance sim released nearly two years ago in Europe and only now headed for a US release - is a throwback to a time when dance games were more about rhythm than legwork. It aims to do for breakdancing what Tony Hawk's Pro Skater did for skateboarding: make it accessible to people with zero fitness or leg coordination.
Purged by flames, the world’s remaining population is mutated by distorted fantasies, created to help stomach the inhospitable remains. Heartless meshes of flab, cogs and metalwork - enough to give even Silent Hill’s freaks the willies - these ‘meta-beings’ crawl the world, devouring humanity’s leftovers. Distorted fantasy being the very definition of ‘baroque’ itself. Animal Crossing it ain’t. It
Games based on Batman, one of the most famous comic book caped crusaders, have a reputation for being stinkier than a pile of freshly laid bat mess, which is absolutely criminal considering the wealth of creative potential that's loaded into the source material.Hoping to buck this depressing trend is Derby-based developer Eurocom and publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts, who have been charged with the task of producing the eponymous game of the upcoming Batman Begins movie.Focusing intensely
We'd teleport all of you to Tokyo to enjoy this year's TGS with us, but since we can't, experience the shows most game-filled booth in this new video straight from Japan...
Wednesday 7 June 2006
If ever there was a game that The Simpsons' Ned Flanders would buy for his children, it's this. No need for an 'Imagination Christmas' this year, eh? Diddly.
The Bible Game is actually surprisingly charming and inoffensive. As the name suggests, this is a game which tests your knowledge of the holy text. It doesn't stuff God down your throat (fortunately) and as it deals only with the Old Testament, targets the broadest audience possible. It's well-natured and quite
For all its rich history and action-packed stories, Native American legend is one of the few branches of folklore that video games have left largely unexplored. The problem might be that it's a little too rich, if Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer is anything to go by. A messy hodgepodge of tribal mythology and symbols from all over the US, Brave has about as much in common with pre-Columbian America as The Lord of the Rings does with medieval Europe - which, for anyone who demands realistic
The Utah Beach Museum at Sainte-Marie-du-Mont is the answer. It's the answer to all those questions fired at developers about the morality of making wargames. The questions may be expressed in different ways but they always amount to the same thing: How do you feel about turning a painful, traumatic conflict into entertainment?Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software, uses the Spielberg defence: "We're fulfilling a fantasy, but also retelling a story as authentically as possible. I think
First, let's clear something up: Bully both is and isn't Grand Theft Auto in a school. It uses the GTA game engine, so anyone familiar with those games should have an easy time navigating Bullworth Academy and the surrounding town. But while it's a mission-based, free-roaming adventure, you can't jack cars in Bully. You can't mug people, and you can't use deadly weapons or kill anyone. No hookers, sex or blood, either.
So, is Bully the dangerous game everyone says it is? Only if you think Bart
The cheeky bastards at Rockstar have built an empire on letting gamers do things they'd probably never do in real life: stealing cars, running with gangs and stabbing skinheads in the face, for example. Now, despite frantic protest from watchdog groups, they're just months away from offering up a chance to slip on the shoes of everyone's childhood nemesis.
In Bully, you'll play as Jimmy Hopkins, a burly little miscreant with a permanent sneer and a mastodon-sized chip on his shoulder. After
Friday 29 September 2006
Canis Canem Edit - the schoolyard adventure game formerly known as Bully - is only four weeks away now, but you could be forgiven for being a little clueless about how the game will work. We've been hands-on with Canis once before but to give you more of an idea of what Bullworth Academy has in store, we've picked the three best missions from Chapter One.
This is your School
Your first task is scoping out the school. Gary, an ADD-suffering megalomaniac who befriends