Were pretty excited about The Outsider - its one of the few games out there thats genuinely attempting to break new ground. Okay, the ingredients, although quite cool-sounding, dont really hint at revolution: youre a CIA agent, Jameson, based in Washington but through no fault of your own end up as public enemy number one in the eyes of the media and the public after the President gets popped. But from here you make your own path - do you wreak revenge on those who wronged you? Try and clear
Assassins Creed is borrowing heavily from the Princes moves, but it wont replace the full-blown next-gen platformer that the developers at Ubisoft are already crafting. After the time-traveling trilogy played out in Sands of Time, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, this new game wont pick up where the Prince left off, but will be the beginning of an all-new saga.
A Ubisoft leak gave us concept art of the new game and the only details we have on this 360 and PS3 debut so far. However, after
What was it like working with John Woo and Chow Yun-Fat?
Offerman: Chow Yun-Fat is doing the voiceover for his character (Detective Tequila) and hes mostly in Hong Kong, so we sent an audio guy out there to work with him. They had someone to help him with his pronunciation, a voice coach, because English is only his second language. We took scans of his face and body and, even though it wasnt contractually required, we asked him whether itd be OK to take shots of him with different facial
Sonys grand plans for a two-part GT HD, featuring downloadable, hi-def GT4 content on the one hand and an authentic GT5 taster on the other, has bitten the dust. What started as "Vision GT" - a quick ‘n dirty demo designed to show off the future - has, via GT HD, become GT HD Concept. Available only as a free 630Mb download from the PlayStation Store, its a small, but free, look at how GT looks in glorious high 1080p definition-o-vision. And its free. So you cant really complain. Or can
Were behind a pillar. Sorry - Hollywood action hero Chow Yun-Fat is behind a pillar, face grim, eyes narrowed and hands gripping dual Beretta pistols. As moonlight bathes the museum, gloomily illuminating the looming dinosaur skeleton above, we hear the muffle of incoming footsteps. Hopelessly outnumbered, desperately low on health, we swing into the open and - in a few violent stabs of PS3s Sixaxis pad - erupt into a spiraling slow-motion weave of bullets and trace-lines, spinning and firing
Well, this was an unexpected surprise. Sony generously decided to hand out a completely free, ten-car and one track teaser demo of Gran Turismo HD to any PS3 owners who wants it. Granted, this isn't GT 5 - it's just an enhanced version of GT 4 - but we'll take it.
Your prize for waiting for 650MB to download is a clearly beautiful race game that, and were not exaggerating, looks streets ahead of anything else available. The cars are fantastic models and they look incredibly sharp. There are no
Theres never a backlash when it comes to Gran Turismo - the public loves the series so much, it can get away with practically anything. Poor old Gran Turismo 4 was delayed a million times and wasnt quite as online as Sony said it would be, but still we adored it and bought it without any fuss. Gran Turismo 3 shouldve been a PS2 launch game, but arrived two years later, but we didnt care then either.
And it looks like well be waiting until 2008 for the PlayStation 3 version of Gran Turismo 5,
The fourth title in the series was a labor of love. Twenty programmers, 40 artists and another 20 or so pen-pushers all came together under the guidance of Mr. Yamauchi to create Gran Turismo 4. It was delayed to hell - but we didnt really care. It had its online options removed, but we didnt really care either.
The game mechanics were the same, and perhaps too similar to previous games. Common complaints like lack of car damage, no damn Ferraris, and the robotic enemy drivers werent
Every new platform needs an "It" game. Like the bleach-blond and bleach-toothed starlets who preen and pout and draw clouds of admirers like desert birds to a carcass, a triple-A powerhouse videogame will attract more fun-hungry gamers to a new console than any number of lectures on the hardware's tetrafloppys, quadumaflips or ultrabits. And even the ever-so-slightly techno-crazy Kaz Hirai can't argue with that.
We've finally cozied up to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on PS3, and, while it
They call it “putting the ‘Recon back in Ghost Recon,” but the host of stealth-friendly tactical enhancements GRAW2 adds to the tactical FPS could just as well constitute the “Ghost” part. And if theyre putting both back in, then that would rather imply the previous game was a bit blank.
Developer GRINs solution - and its hard not to imagine them beaming confidently as they went about it - will make the PC version crucially different from the Xbox. Youre still