Wednesday 24 May 2006
High street games shops have been told by Sony that there will be no PS3 pre-owned sections in their stores as it will be illegal for customers to sell any next-gen PlayStation games that they've bought, retail sources have revealed to GamesRadar.
It seems that Sony is planning to adopt a licensing system that will mean gamers won't own the PS3 titles that they've paid money for. Instead, they will only be purchasing the licence to play the game and that the software
This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo held more than its share of surprises - however, there are few in this year's Game Critics Award nominee list, released today. We're not sure how Heavenly Sword ended up in the Fighting game category when God of War II is Action/Adventure (the GamesRadar US ballot had them both in A/A), but overall, this is an excellent list of this year's best of the best of the best - at least at this point in their development cycles.
The graphically astonishing
Not content to get all of the controversy regarding PlayStation 3 out in the open during E3 06 - see our story regarding the sky-high price; the motion-sensitive, non-rumbling controller; and the differences between the two PS3 models - Sony apparently saved some for later.
Our UK companion site recently posted an article outlining a claim that certain UK retailers have been informed that they will be unable to sell used PlayStation 3 games.
Sony does indeed have the patented ability to
We came away from E3 more impressed with John Woo Presents Stranglehold than we expected to be. This fresh trailer (just click the Movies tab above) should give you a pretty good indication as to why we were so giddy.
An interactive sequel to John Woo's classic action film Hard Boiled, Stranglehold picks up the story of Inspector Tequila; Chow-Yun Fat reprises his role as the twin-pistol firing, banister-running, chandelier-swinging cop declaring war on the criminal underworld. Woo's moves
Ritual Entertainment, developer of the PC first-person shooter SiN Episodes, is considering bringing the game to next-gen consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
SiN Episodes is an ambitious, episodic gaming project that will see the FPS released in nine different downloadable segments. It follows the exploits of the HardCorps commander John Blade, who first appeared in the original SiN that was released in 1998, and his attempt to bring down an evil
It's one of the most popular FPS series ever and it's been absent for a couple of years now, but Unreal Tournament in its 2007 incarnation is getting closer and closer.
To ease the waiting, we've managed to get ahold of some shots of the recent E3 demo - shown below and on the images tab above - revealing an arctic environment getting blasted
You've seen the screens - now check out the introductory trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega's next-gen retooling of the entire franchise. In this one movie, you'll see the redesigned (and notably slimmer) Dr. Eggman, once again chasing the Chaos Emeralds, but you'll also catch a glimpse of a cute little
It's official: the unbridled success of prime-time TV show Lost is slated to spread to consoles, handhelds, and Windows in 2007. No longer will we only be able to interact with the bizarre tribulations of our favorite mysterious island-dwellers (sorry, Survivor) by muddling about the Lost websites. Attempting to capture the multifaceted, character-driven plot of the television show, developer Ubisoft Montreal is looking forward to the challenging task of adapting it to the video game
E3. It's the biggest, loudest, most surprising video gaming convention of the entire year, a cacophony of madness that overloads at least three of your senses - sometimes four, unfortunately.
It's naturally packed with more games than any one gamer could ever hope to possess and play, but that's where we come in. We've spent hours first playing each and every one we could and then arguing to the brink of violence about which was best. Then, we made lists for
Konami is taking its first-person shooter into the next generation with Coded Arms Assault, in development for the PlayStation 3.
Just like the original PSP version, Assault takes place in cyberspace, where a lone hacker is attempting to stop an evil corporation from achieving its aim of world chaos. But rather than dealing with binary or guessing a few passwords, this hacker is armed with guns and can get his hands on some major virtual