Valve has released a trailer of Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the next installment of Gordon Freeman's battle against the Combine, which will be released for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 later this
The PlayStation 3 won't see a SmackDown! game for launch - or even this year - as series publisher THQ has announced that the PS3 version of WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2007 has been canceled. The series will eventually appear on Sony's next-gen console, the company said, but not until the end of 2007.
The latest installment in the hugely successful WWE series will be released for Xbox 360, PSP and PS2 this November but those lucky enough to get a PS3 at launch will have to wait a further 12 months
Friday 21 July 2006
UK gamers may have to pay as much as £150 just to pre-order a PlayStation 3 as Sony is planning a new allocation scheme for its 18 November console launch.
The controversial step is designed to make the PS3 launch allocation process fairer and to prevent people from buying more than one console, then reselling them for a profit. Sony is also thinking about introducing a policy that limits buyers to just one pre-order per household, according to games industry
As publisher EA has shaped its Tiger Woods-endorsed golf games to fit every games format known to man, it's no surprise that it's working on the latest iteration, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, for Sony's PlayStation 3. They've also been so kind as to provide us with new screens, which you can see by clicking the Images tab above.
The PS3 version is currently identical to the Xbox 360 version, but EA is contemplating using the tilt-sensing capability of the PS3 controller in the game (although it's
Codemasters' long running Colin McRae rally series will be making its next-gen debut as Colin McRae: Dirt, landing on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2007.
Dirt is the UK developer's most diverse McRae game yet with off-road racing, desert challenges, hill climbs and Rallycross events, while the vehicle line-up includes Dakar-style trucks, super-powered 4x4s and
Wednesday 19 July 2006
If you want to see just how powerful the next-gen consoles are then just check out the shine on the balls of World Snooker Championship 2007 which will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 (and PS2) this September - we've never seen snooker balls so smooth and round!
The 2007 edition of the Blade Interactive snooker sim will have 104 of the world's best snooker players all realistically recreated for you to play as and against. It will also have a comprehensive pool
Last week at EA's press event, Valve captain Gabe Newell announced an enigmatic, first-person physics puzzler called Portal. You are gifted with a handheld tool that combines Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun with the power to shoot "portals" in any surface. You'll be tasked with finding routes across seemingly impassable obstacles and obtaining unreachable items with this new toy.
Yesterday, a low-res version of the Portal training video/teaser we saw at the event was leaked via You Tube
Last week, in his signature ho-hum fashion, Gabe Newell (boss of renegade independent developer Valve) dropped the biggest bomb of publisher Electronic Arts' entire press event: the return of Team Fortress 2 for the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PS3. First announced over five years ago, TF2 has been missing-in-action ever since.
Newell shared a teaser trailer that marked the return of the seminal class-based team shooter. It showed that Valve has completely scrapped the gritty, realistic look of
Horror writer and Hellraiser director Clive Barker is returning to videogames to craft a next-gen shooter called Jericho. No wait, Clive Barker's Jericho.
Barker is working on the plot and concept art for the game, which is set in North Africa. Barker described the intriguing concept behind the game to The Hollywood Reporter:
"Somewhere in northern Africa, there is a walled city, which is not just a walled city but walls within walls within walls. It's like Russian dolls, spaces within each
Wednesday 19 July 2006
Sony's plans to create a next-gen EyeToy are obviously taking shape as the company has recently filed a patent for new motion capturing technology with the United State patent office.
The patent, number 2006-178948, is described on the US patent site as being a "prop input device and method for mapping an object from a two-dimensional camera image to a three-dimensional space for controlling action in a game program". This suggests that the new EyeToy will be able to