Friday 31 March 2006
What better place to show off the all-new version of Scarface than the Los Monteros Hotel in sunny Marbella? Well, Miami, the setting of the ultra-violent Brian De Palma film would have been more appropriate but Vivendi's 5-star hospitality recently provided a suitable backdrop to a game that - like its hero Tony Montana - has dragged itself out of the ghetto and truly made good.
It's all about balls in this GTA style driver/shooter and, as Tony says, "he doesn't break
Thursday 5 October 2006
Tony Montana's meteoric rise from down-and-out Cuban refugee to the lord of Miami's criminal underworld is the stuff of movie legend. Scarface has become synonymous with sleazy '80s pop culture and there are more games, films and songs inspired by it than there are stars in the sky. Kind of.
But how do you make a game based on a downbeat crime drama appeal to the drooling masses without turning it into a gaudy shoot-'em-up with car modding and tit shots?
At the tail end of 80s, the Sega corporation introduced us to the 16-bit machine-god Genesis. Although this ancient deity decayed into obscurity long ago, Sega Genesis Collection seeks to reconvert the American herd with a compilation of 28 games released between 1989 and
Question: What’s better than Virtua Tennis 3? Answer: Virtua Tennis 4. What else is better than Virtua Tennis 3? Sega Superstars Tennis - which replaces Tim Henman’s potato-faced grin with Ulala licking her lips at you before hitting the ball in a five-shaped star (Space Channel 5, get it?) while glittery pink stars explode and aliens dance everywhere. This is tennis gone mad.The concept is Sega-like in its simplicity. Take a
With its speedy action and cartoon visuals, Sensible Soccer - Sensi to friends - is the anti-Pro Evo, and the nemesis of realism. It's not about simulating weight-perfect Premiership counter-attacking cross balls, it's about 35 yard goal-thwackers that bend like squashed bananas.
Fifteen years after the original, the veteran footie game is returning for PS2, Xbox and PC this June as an antidote to "dull, drab sims", according to the creator of the series. But Pro Evolution Soccer is no
It’s that time of year again. E3 is coming and the hype train is beginning to hiss. In preparation for this year’s maelstrom of new video game delights, which starts on June the 15th, we’re running a twice-weekly series of features highlighting the big hitters you’ll want to keep an eye on at the show.
Some you’ll know, some you won’t, but all will require your complete and undivided attention. So tune in to GamesRadar every Wednesday and Saturday, and have that attention primed and ready.
Today, we’re looking at Team Ico's upcoming etheral adventure, The Last Guardian, which is being released exclusively for the PS3.
Shadow of the Colossus in HD: What more do you need to know? The original games
were awesome and the next week’s PS3 collection makes them even better with
enhanced visuals and support for 3D TVs. But that’s not all! There’s a crapload
of behind-the-scenes wheelings and dealings you probably never knew about! Here’s a quick look
at candid interviews with creator Fumito Ueda, a 20 minute Team Ico roundtable discussion,
and most deliciously, a ton of previously unseen concept footage, plus a fresh
look at The Last Guardian!
If the Sonic games made hedgehogs, especially blue ones, even more endearing with their sprinting, spinning antics, Shadow the Hedgehog is about to demonstrate that they do have an evil side. In the latest Sonic game you don't play as Sonic at all - although if you play nicely and refrain from shooting the good guys, he will appear to fight alongside you. Instead, you play his more morally dubious alter-ego, Shadow, a hedgehog who's armed to the back teeth (if hedgehogs have teeth) with swords
Vic Mackey is a bad dude - the kind of TV cop who even makes guys like 24's Jack Bauer look kinda (dare we say) wimpy. To say he works on both side of the law is the understatement of the year; it's more like he abuses the hell out of his position to better his own life and (occasionally) society at large.
Why do you care, you ask? Because he's coming to your house. After a few starts and stops, Aspyr is ready to finally unleash Mackey and company in the form of The Shield onto your PS2 and PC
Meet Raidou Kuzunoha - hes an interesting guy. That's not his real name, by the way, but his title… and he's actually the 14th person in history to hold it. You see, Mr. Kuzunoha summons demons for a living. He is a controller of devils. And hes also the hero of the upcoming Devil Summoner, the latest game in the decades-spanning, widely acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei (Megaten) RPG