Wednesday 21 March 2007
As part of our PS3 launch week coverage extravaganza, we've joined forces with our allied friends at Ubisoft to give one very lucky GamesRadar reader the chance to win a PlayStation 3, plus a copy of the dog fighting aerial ace, Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII.
In addition to being a games playing powerhouse, Sony's shiny new console does movies (Blu-ray and DVD), music, photos, lets you browse the internet, socialise online... Basically, PlayStation 3 is a totally
Wednesday 21 March 2007
The days of PlayStation being a dedicated slave to games are over. Indeed, PlayStation 3 is a function juggling powerhouse that, in addition to its gaming credentials, can do movies, music, photos, internet browsing and social networking. Of course, with all these new tricks comes the necessity for an extensive menu interface - something that we've never seen on a PlayStation console.
So, take a look at the movie below and say 'hello' to PlayStation 3's Cross Media Bar
Wednesday 13 March 2007
In case you hadn't heard, Sixaxis is Sony's brand new joypad. There's no more DualShock (because it doesn't shake anymore), so out goes vibration and in comes tilt-sensing in six dimensions plus wireless Bluetooth connectivity. So how does PS3's new wavy about controller compare with our old rumbling PS2 pal?
Well, the two are amazingly similar. They are exactly the same size and shape. The only differences are a thicker centre section and trimmed away plastic around
Despite its detrimentally frustrating difficulty, the original Stuntman on PS2 had one huge positive going for it: a kick-ass concept. Relocating the racing genre to a blockbuster movie set is genius, as driving through explosions and rocketing off ramps is way more exciting than simply motoring towards the finish line.
The 360 / PS3 / PS2 sequel, Stuntman: Ignition, is hoping to do that concept the justice it deserves. As we reported in our recent hands-on impressions, the gameplay is much
The list of compatible PS2 and PSone games for PlayStation 3 has been published online by Sony today, providing a rundown of all games that are supported by the next-gen console, and how well they will be played.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Pro Evolution Soccer 6, Need For Speed Carbon and FIFA 07 are all included in the list, but are marked as suffering from "noticeable issues." Whatever that means isn't clear, but it can't be good news.
Meanwhile Final Fantasy XII has "minor issues,"
HEI$T is the title of a just-announced game for PC and consoles (Xbox 360 and PS3) that chucks players into the big bad shoes of criminals running amok in San Francisco in 1969.
Specifically, you'll be robbing banks, pulling jobs, getting caught up in high-speed car chases with cops and shoot-outs as you work toward your ultimate goal - breaking into the San Francisco Mint. Sounds a bit like Ocean's Eleven meets Bullitt.
HEI$T's publisher Codemasters fills us in on the plot: "It's 1969, the
In news that has sparked mini-riots and postings of "bail out!" animated gifs across the Internet, Capcom Co. Ltd. has confirmed that its gorgeous Devil May Cry sequel is leaving PS3 exclusivity behind for a multi-platform release on Xbox 360 and PC.
The fourth installment, in case you missed it, has the two main heroes Dante and Nero facing off in the city of Fortuna. Playing as Nero you can use your "Devil Bringer" ability to grapple and re-arrange enemies, and chain-up potentially endless
20 March 2007
As part of the Want Respect safe sex campaign, a new web-based flash game has been launched titled Johnny's (ouch) which stars you as a young R'n'B dude trying to run a successful night club single-handedly. Not only are you the DJ, the bar-man and the guest-greeter, you've also got responsibility to charm and chat-up the girls that visit your venue.
To celebrate the launch of the worthy game, we're giving away a PS3 and in order to stand a chance of it ending up in your hands,
Tuesday 20 March 2007
Codemasters has announced a bank-robbery focused action game called HEI$T, springing the first two shots into our palms as a taster. Set in 1969, the game's hold up hijinks will give you command of a gang of thugs aiming at pulling off one last big job - robbing the San Francisco Mint.
It's not just banks that'll be hit, though, as there's plenty of side jobs like raiding bars or restaurants, strip clubs or armoured cars in order to fatten your wedge. And with each job in
Monday 19 March 2007
Is it only two years since Sony revealed PlayStation 3 to a rabidly optimistic public? If, like us, you're wondering why it feels a whole lot longer than that, then the answer is simple: So very much has happened.
Unlike Microsoft, who achieved the impressive feat of quietly researching, manufacturing and then launching a mega-powerful console almost simultaneously around the world, Sony has ducked, weaved, disappointed and, eventually, amazed almost on a week-by-week