BlackSite took us somewhat by surprise at Midway's Las Vegas gamers day last week; its intuitive squad controls and truly squelching atmosphere give off a promising vibe we didn't expect, and it could turn out to be a very notable FPS release when it hits Xbox 360, PS3 and PC later this year.
At the same event we got a chance to sit down with the game's producer Zack Wood, who answered all of the burning questions we had after our short play-through. Here's what he had to say...
MotorStorm – Evolution Studios – PS3 – 03/06/2007
Of all the games at launch, this is without doubt the most enjoyable. As you bounce around the brilliantly designed tracks the chaotic action is infectious. Buggies bounce off trucks, motorbikes jump over SUVs – while the losers cartwheel into bottomless canyons in a jumble of car parts and regret. The arcade handling is perfectly balanced, whether youre tearing around in a buggy, a super-light bike or just ploughing
Virtua Fighter 5 – Sega-AM2 – PS3 – ETA 2007
The choice of the fighting connoisseur; this is no frenzied button hammering smash-em-up. Instead it requires patience and dedication to master an incredible range of moves, counters, blocks and grapples. But its worth it as this offers some of the best-looking fisticuffs weve ever seen. The background detail is incredible and the characters are similarly gleaming examples of next-gen loveliness, especially newcomers El Blaze, a
Sometimes games contain little quirks or loopholes that we gamers can exploit to our advantage. We're not talking about cheats - just sweet spots or ways of doing things the programmers didn't expect you to try - or at least doubted you'd ever find.
We've selected seven of our faves - read about them first and then see them in action by hitting the Movies tab above, launching the video player, and finding "Top 7 Gaming Sweet Spots - 02-01-07." Some are bizarre - others are just brilliant. And
Game sequels have it tougher than sports games and their annual updates. Every year a Madden will come out and well buy it so long as the rosters are correct. But a sequels gotta change with the times, or we cynical gamers will demand heads on pikes. The franchises listed here are in great need of some major tweaks or in some cases, an overhaul of the game design. Its tough love and we do it ‘cause we
It's happened a million times. An awesome game is shown to the public, frothing at the mouth occurs, we talk about it for a few days and then… it's gone. Where the hell do these games go? There's no need to panic. Put down your Armageddon survival kits. We've got you covered. Check out this handy guide to some heavily anticipated games and exhale slowly.
Medal Of Honor: Airborne
Despite a few recent screenshots this open-ended, free-roaming take on the World War 2 shooter has yet to
Yeah, we know: you dropped unholy coin on a new PS3, but you can only play so much Resistance before you start lusting over your buddy's 360 or Wii. Be patient, grasshopper - 2007 will make your purchase worthwile. Here's proof:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Kojima Productions - PS3 - ETA 2007
The latest chapter in the series is a dizzying mess of questions and expectations. The OctoCam camouflage suit - enabling players to blend in with the colour and texture of the background -
Swap TVs or select the wrong video output and you can be left staring at a blank screen with no way of telling how to switch it back. Not a great situation to be
How many different villains have tried to take us down over the course of video game history? A million? It's probably far more, actually. Every one of which was ready to blast holes through our chests, pummel us 'til we drooled, or maybe just gnaw our torsos off. Bastards.
But how many have there been whom we could literally stomach? Far fewer. Sure, Pac-Man can choke down almost anything after eating one of his big, flashing drug cakes, but those ghosts don't have any protein at all. Let's
The main new draw for the PS3 online store is the inclusion of PSone games for PSP. Yes, you can now use your PS3 to (stick with us here) download PSone games to your PSP - or rather an early cluster of first-party Sony "classics," with plenty of other titles to follow. See the tracklist over there for current details. The good news is that the system works well, games cost $5.99 each (we're holding out hope for a £2.99 UK price) and downloading only takes about half an hour (for the