In a press release whose brevity made it hit all the harder, publisher 2K Sports today announced its re-entry into the football gaming world. The new game will be developed and published by the same crew who crafted the now-defunct ESPN NFL 2K franchise, which had actually started moving the ball against the monolithic Madden NFL series. At least, until Madden publisher Electronic Arts nabbed the exclusive NFL license in late 2004, forcing other football games into the minor
PlayStation-centric US magazine PSM has put PS3 and Xbox 360 through a series of rigorous tests in a "definitive head-to-head comparison," and has come out with what must be a surprising result for subscribers: the next-gen console war is a dead heat.
PSM offers a balanced case for pledging your allegiance to either platform, even roping in the editor-in-chief of the Official Xbox Magazine to defend Xbox 360. Although, with one section pointing out that "PS3 wins if... You're a loner who
When we interviewed them, Epic Games refused to commit to a 2007 launch date for the hotly anticipated UT3. They explained that by changing the game's name - which used to be Unreal Tournament 2007 - they would no longer be forced into releasing the new UT this year.
"We hope we're going to ship it at the end of this year," Epic producer Jeff Morris told us at Midway's recent Las Vegas-based event, "but if the game's not done, we're not going to ship it." Morris explained changing the name
Splinter Cell Double Agent will use PS3's tilt-sensitive controller features and will offer online multiplayer that matches Xbox Live quality, Ubisoft has confirmed.
It will also come with two new multiplayer maps, fresh co-op challenges and the svelte femme fatale spy character we discovered a few weeks ago. And these first PS3 shots show the female character in action.
In single-player, Double Agent brings SixAxis gesture technology to many of Sam's tasks - picking locks, hacking security
Coming in today is the first, in what is presumably a series, Developer Diary video for the eagerly anticipated Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAAAAAW!). The 6 minute feature entitled "Look and Feel" gives an in depth look into exactly what goes in to building the ambiance and physics surrounding the super-serious skirmishes taking place at the US/Mexican border.
Point your eyes now at this first ever trailer for Midway's The Wheelman, a Driver-meets-Stuntman looking actioner starring Vin Diesel, who also takes the leading role in the film of the same name later this year. Hit the Movies tab above and launch the video player for the footage.
There's precious little detail around on actual gameplay but we do know The Wheelman is entirely set in sunny Barcelona, and that there'll be on-foot missions running alongside the in-vehicle hijinks - which
Monday 29 January 2007
There's a bit of new and old Unreal Tournament flavour in these latest images from Epic's multiplayer-focused work in progress UT3, as we get a look at the squid-like Necris Fury fighters in action (below) and are reacquainted with the gloop-firing bio rifle (hit the images tab above).
UT3 boasts an already impressive array of weapons, vehicles and game modes and is by far the most ambitious Unreal Tournament to date, but with a release planned for the second half of
Saturday 27 January 2007
Cripes! Developer Midway has just released the first movie and images from upcoming extraterrestrial-blaster BlackSite: Area 51, revealing a crowd of fugly-looking alien invaders, all viciously eager to mince the human race into submission. Hit the images tab for more views, or slap your pointer on the movies tab to watch the stunning in-game action footage.
Looming in the background of the movie action is a giant, apocalyptic cloud - the result of the huge explosion
Saturday 27 January 2007
We've seen plenty of Inspector Tequila leaping about, both barrels blazing in Stranglehold's made-for-a-shootout Hong Kong restaurant and kitchen level, but now we've managed to prise some new shots from publisher Midway's grip that give us a glimpse of the John Woo directed game's museum location.
Move your mouse in dramatic slo-mo style to the images tab above (release some white doves while you're at it for the full effect) to see the entire priceless collection and
2006 saw the launch of a couple new platforms, the building success of others and the death - more or less - of at least a few more. We played games on no less than nine systems this year, and loved stuff labeled both current gen, next gen... maybe even past gen.
But, believe it or not, 2007 has even more potential. Hotly anticipated sequels. Franchises going in new directions. Favorite characters coming back for one more adventure. And, oh yeah, some new ideas and new concepts as well. Those