Thursday 31 August 2006
Sony's attempts to storm the high-definition disc market with its Blu-ray format have seemingly hit a snag: its manufacturers can't produce enough blue lasers to support both stand-alone Blu-ray players and PS3 for the Christmas season. In response, the company is putting all its technological eggs into the PlayStation basket - shifting priorities so that the majority of Blu-ray lasers are assigned to PS3s, not players.
It's not the first time Blu-ray has caused trouble
Remakes you won't be playing
Gotta love blogs. Yes, they bring us cool news really damn fast. On the other hand, they're even less reliable than IGN. Today, Wii Fanboy posted a cropped scan of a Chinese magazine with Resident Evil for Wii on its on its cover - or so it claims. The artwork, however, is taken from the Resident Evil remake for the GameCube.
Let's stop and think about this for approximately 30 seconds. Let's begin with the source. Is Game Next - a Chinese mag we've never heard of
Wednesday 30 August 2006
Catalogue superstore Freemans has begun listing PS3 bundles for the console's rapidly-nearing 17 November launch - clocking in at a heftier price than Sony UK's previous estimate of around £425.
Freemans' bundles start at £549 for a PS3 console and Sonic the Hedgehog, then jump up to £609 for a console with Sony-published title MotorStorm - a leap of £60 over Sonic. We contacted the store to ask after the first-party title clocking in at twice
Wednesday 30 August 2006
PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to snap up Pro Evolution Soccer 6 next spring, despite Microsoft's recent announcement that next-gen versions of the footballing series would be exclusive to Xbox 360 for 12 months.
Microsoft's announcement was "misleading," according to series producer Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka. "We never said exclusive for one year on next-gen platforms".
Instead, it appears that Xbox 360 will only have the remainder of 2006 to enjoy the exclusive.
Red Steel stays offline
Word out of Nintendo of Europe's site - via an interview with Ubisoft's Stephanie Langlois, which you can't read, since you're not a European, have not purchased a European Nintendo game and thus have not obtained the code you need to do so - is that Red Steel won't have online play... at least, not at launch. Nintendo's online service Connect 24, which pushes new features to Wii games while you sleep (if it works, anyway) could change that... but who knows? Best to
EA announced today that its enslaving Criterion Games for yet another iteration of the famed car-crushing racer Burnout. In this latest installment (currently called Burnout 5) menus are completely eschewed in favor of an open, seamless city where the only thing that will limit the carnage is your imagination and the structural integrity of your automobile.
Touting the virtues of the next-gen hardware, Criterion exclaims that Burnout 5 will offer the most brutal smashups in the series'
Tuesday 29 August 2006
A fighting series so deep it practically needs lifeguards on duty in the arcades, Virtua Fighter was guaranteed plenty of attention even before its next-gen version turned up with visuals made of magic and PS3 exclusivity. To make up for PS3's general non-showing at last week's Leipzig Game Convention, we've got new footage of the game's characters in action - hit the movies tab above to watch.
Showing off VF5's acrobatic new entrants El Blaze (along with old hand Wolf)
Tuesday 29 August 2006
After some frankly disappointing sequels, you could have been forgiven for giving up on Turok - but then suddenly it showed up at E3 ready to start over next year with an eyeball-grabbing new look and new storyline for Xbox 360 and PS3.
It's been all quiet in the jungle since, but the Leipzig Game Convention seems to have flushed out some new human-versus-dinosaur action in the shots below. With its sci-fi marines, squad warfare and vehicle-and-gunner sections it's all a
If there was a way to deliver the latest trailer for next-gen and PC shooter Stranglehold to you by somersaulting over a table in slow motion through a flock of doves, we would, but thankfully you need only click the Movies tab above.
Showing off new areas - including a natural history museum (with scaleable dinosaur skeleton!), a Chinese food market stocked with fruit just waiting to erupt in gunfire and a rapidly disintegrating casino floor - it's not hard to see how this game carries John
Awhile ago, completely talentless and inarticulate German filmmaker Uwe Boll - Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne, House of the Dead - let fly that he wants critics to put their fists where their mouths are. His genius idea? They'll box against him, on camera, for his latest film. As it's based on the free-for-all idiocy of the Postal games, perhaps the only game series slated for adaptation which is on par with Boll's filmmaking skills, we're expecting a real treat this time. A few