20th Dec, 2007
Gaming is an up and down experience. Some years cram top quality titles into our every orifice until were bursting with videogame joy and have excess polygons dripping messily out of our ears, while some other years… Well, some other years are 1983.
In 2007 though, weve had a very good year indeed. A scarily good year in fact. One which has provided us so much brilliance on every format that its a genuine worry that the laws of karmic balance will soon bring us a plague
Dec 5, 2007
In their latest issue, GamesRadar Sister mag Xbox World had a few not-so-nice things to say about conspicuously release-date slipping filthy-mouthed co-op shooter Army of Two. From the article:
As anyone whos read the Bible (or as is more likely, seen Governor Arnolds End of Days) will tell you, the Devil comes in many forms. Sometimes hes a little boy named Damien, sometimes hes a girl whose head can turn a full 360 degrees, and sometimes hes under deep, deep cover as a
Dec 4, 2007
Are you kept up at night wondering whether Assassins Creed looks better on 360 or PS3? If so, youre about to get a good nights sleep. Weve captured footage from the early stages of the game, running in 720p on both consoles. While mild tearing is evident in both versions, the PS3 appears to have the edge with richer colors and deeper blacks. The 360 footage looks a bit washed out by comparison, though its nearly impossible to tell the difference without viewing the clips
Nov 26, 2007
Ubisoft is working to fix the glitch-ridden PS3 version of Assassin's Creed with a patch update to come soon.
A Ubisoft spokesperson said that the patch will remedy "freeze issues" which have plagued the game since its release.
"We can confirm that we are actively working on a game update. This update will help improve the stability of the game and will be released as soon as possible," the firm said.
Crashing during load screens is one of the main faults experienced by gamers,
16 Nov, 2007
The twist in Assassins Creed, released on Xbox 360 and PS3 today, has been a closely guarded secret. Even the developer, Ubisoft, has given little clues as to what it might be. And although we mentioned it briefly in our recent review, we thought it was about time to blow the whole thing wide open.
Warning: Spoilers ahead
You play as Desmond Miles who is plugged into a machine, called an Animus, that can render genetic memories in 3D. Using this machine Desmond can revisit
Nov 9, 2007
Weekly Xbox 360 sales jumped phenomenally in Japan during the week ended November 4 to outsell Sony's rival next-gen console.
The latest data from Media Create shows that weekly Xbox 360 sales rose from 3,718 to 17,673, while PS3 sales fell slightly to 17,434. The rise in 360 sales is most likely attributable to the successful release of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, which sold almost 80,000 copies in its first week on sale to enter the Japanese software chart at No2.
Nov 9, 2007
If the prospect of exploring some massive environments coupled with some extremely cool fighting moves, or indeed our glowing review, hasnt already convinced you that Assassins Creed is well worth your money then maybe the video below will.
This footage is taken from the Xbox 360 version and features Altair fighting swordsmen, clambering up tall towers and effortlessly gilding across rooftops. We also have a new trailer for your viewing pleasure that you can watch by clicking
Nov 8, 2007
Yves Guillemot, CEO of Paris, France-based Ubisoft, delivered a fascinating presentation during BMO Capital Markets' Annual Interactive Entertainment Conference in New York City on Tuesday.
Guillemot seemed particularly enthusiastic about Nintendo's success in both the handheld and home console markets.
"[Nintendo's mass market strategy] is very profitable for Nintendo, and very profitable for all third-party publishers," he said. "...Because [the strategy] is working, we create
Nov 01, 2007
We're pretty sure Jade Raymond got very bored of trotting out the same 'no comment' answer to the question that cropped up in pretty much every interview we attended with the Assassin's Creed producer. "Tell us about the twist," it would begin. "Is the game actually set in the future?"
It all stemmed from one of the game's earliest trailers (shown at X05) that hinted at a present day or even futuristic element to the plot, at odds with the Medieval setting. Raymond was always
Oct 31, 2007
Alone in the Dark, Ataris new addition to the fright-fest series, has been on our radar for what seems like forever. However, apart from the fact that its set in Central Park, we still know very little about the gameplay, monsters or anything else for that matter.
So it was with high hopes that we hastily clicked play on the latest trailer, which you can see below, and waited for some plot-revealing action. A minute later, the trailer's over and now we know...nothing new.