Believe it or not, the average person doesn't know a damn thing about video game music. Even to the typical gamer it's background filler that could just as easily be turned down or blocked out. But for a growing number of people, game music is a legitimately powerful genre that is often overlooked - and a brand new charity CD, GAME, plans to introduce this music to the masses while simultaneously donating 20% of the profits to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Pianist Michael Gluck is
Battlefield developer Digital Illusions is gearing up to unveil a brand new first-person shooter called Mirror's Edge, we can reveal
We're told the title will appear on consoles only, PS3 and Xbox 360 to be precise, and that the developer has big plans to shake up the genre with it.
The only image we've seen from the game shows a young Asian female dressed like some kind of futuristic punk. And she's crouching holding a pistol down between her legs.
Weird, circuit-board-looking tattoos run
Next month's E3 will be a proving ground for many new PS3 titles, but none more so that Killzone 2. And, if our interpretation of Sony's E3 teaser site is correct, developer Guerrilla Games is planning on making the hotly anticpated blastathon a moving target for critics like us.
Peek at the site and you'll see three marked areas for Sony shows. But there's also a couple snaking, glowing Tron-like things moving through the streets. Hit one of these with your mouse and, voila, it pops up a
So, we've watched it and we've dissected it, but do you want to know the best thing about the new GTA IV trailer? Nine words: Niko "I'm a bad ass Eastern European immigrant" Bellic.
In the rush to scrutinize the trailer's minutiae, Grand Theft Auto's newest main man has been criminally overlooked. This guy is going to be the embodiment of our felonious actions in the most anticipated game of the year - probably the decade - and we're all too busy checking out Liberty City's advertising
Friday 29 June 2007
Fallout 3 will offer first-person and an over-the-shoulder (think Resi 4) viewpoints, and will feature an innovative and probably fan-pleasing targeting mode that mixes real time action with stop-time decision making.
When faced with enemies, you'll be able to pause the action and take aim. Perhaps you'll blast the nearest guy's hand so he can't quickdraw his pistol, then cap another enemy in the bonce before sending a few shots at a distant target to force them behind
Thursday 28 June 2007
The new GTA IV trailer has arrived and it's an absolute corker. For the first time we get a look at some real action - guns, cars, police helicopters, explosions, kicking down doors... the sort of stuff that makes us mad for GTA. Plus, we're given another tantalising look at Liberty City, some of its citizens and main man Niko, who looks to be shaping up nicely as one seriously bad ass anti-hero.
So, recline, direct your eyes at the movie player below and drink up the
If you're much of a Grand Theft Auto fan, by now you've probably watched the second trailer - titled "Looking for That Special Someone" - at least a dozen times (and if not, now's a good time to start). Unlike the teaser-y first trailer, which revealed little other than the setting (Liberty City, more New York-ified than ever) and main character (Eastern European immigrant Niko Bellic), the second trailer actually gives us a decent look at the plot, characters and gameplay. But beyond the
Although Grand Theft Auto IV is less than four months from release as of this writing, the flow of information so far has been little more than a frustrating trickle. Will the action still be as crazy? Will accepting realism mean giving up crazy stunts? Is Niko Bellic really even the main character? Some of these questions are laid to rest, more or less, in the new trailer, which offers our first real look at the game in action. We're still not sure about a lot of the answers, but hey - we love
Developer Liquid Development is working away on Rise of the Argonauts, a new action-RPG set in the mythical era of Jason and the Argonauts, coming to Windows and "major console platforms" next year.
You take control of Jason as you explore and battle your way through the jungles, cities and forests of Aegean, ancient Greece. If you're deadly enough to witness the epicness, click the Movies tab above for a glimpse at the gore in motion. Or click the Images tab if you prefer still-life
Rumors circulating yesterday on the return of Activision's ultra-violent FPS series Soldier of Fortune are indeed true, according to follow-up reports.
Kenn Hoekstra, a former employee of Raven Software that developed the SOF games, has posted on Blue's News forums confirming the existence of Pay Back, at the same time informing that Raven is not actually developing the sequel and "it's Activision Value that's publishing it."
As to who is developing Pay Back, it's thought it could be