SmackDown! has gone next-gen - and we've already played it. GamesRadar has just been given early access to the Xbox 360 version of the game at E3 and, even a mere five months into development, it's already looking extremely polished.
The demo consists of a single one-on-one match, with the choice of characters from the previously-announced line-up of Triple H, Rey Mysterio, John Cena and Kurt Angle.
We chose to play as Mysterio while a THQ representive took control of Triple H. After the
We finally got a chance to play Insomniac's PS3 shooter Resistance: Fall of Man, and it's not as dramatic a departure from the cheery Ratchet & Clank series as it looks. Set in Britain in 1953 - in an alternate history where World War II never happened - it casts players as resistance fighters against aliens, called Chimera, who've wiped out much of humanity.
The game itself feels like a standard first-person shooter (although with a lot more rattling and destructible environments a la Black),
Busting skulls is fun enough, but when you're playing as an impossibly attractive warrior woman, equipped with a holy-but-cursed sword, it gets even better. We rushed our eager eyes straight to this medieval basher as soon as the E3 doors blew open.
The playable scene drops you into a gladiator-style arena. The mysterious, big boss man keeps sending waves of soldiers into the pit, each differently armored and ready to cut you down. But you've got a bevy of combos to bust out, all of which are
One of the biggest bombs Sony dropped at their press conference on Monday was Heavenly Sword. Introduced with little fanfare, their presentation showed a God of War-like game with a sexy, white-clad heroine mowing down a horde of generic-looking baddies with a series of completely unique moves involving a chain and some very big swords. It was fast, it was vicious and it was one of the best-looking games we've ever seen. It might not have been so impressive had it not all been actual gameplay.
Still images don't really do Warhawk justice. That's why you'll want to click the Movies tab above and check out the wide-open island that show-goers are flying over right now. Hidden tunnels, exploding buildings, barrel rolls and a whole lot of beautiful destruction are on display in this aerial shooter, so stop reading this and check it out.
Here's your chance to get an up-close look at what folks on the E3 show floor are playing right now. In our Resistance: Fall of Man video, you can see the open Manchester and tunnel-like Northern Command Center levels for yourself, as well as get a look at the variety of weapons you'll use and enemies you'll encounter when the game ships in November. Click on the Movies tab above and see it for
Given the PS3's reported capability for rendering huge, seamless environments and throwing hundreds of objects onscreen at once, you'd think it would be the perfect system for free-roaming, Grand Theft Auto-style games. Developer Incognito agrees, and today they definitively revealed that Warhawk won't just be the futuristic flight simulator we've been seeing for months. The meat of the game will still be in flying a hoverjet, dogfighting up to 500 enemies at once and blowing up huge capital
Rockstar has announced that GTA IV will be released for PS3 in Europe on October 19, 2007 - the same day as the Xbox 360 version.
The news comes shortly after Microsoft announced at its pre-E3 press conference earlier yesterday that the "fourth installment in the insanely lucrative series would be appearing on its next-gen machine."
With no word at the time of the Microsoft bombshell of a PS3 version, the Sony faithful feared that GTA may have moved exclusively into Gates' hood, so its
This fall, early adopters of PS3 will be able to get involved with Tony Hawk's Project 8, the first next-gen outing for the skateboarding series. To be released for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PSP, Project 8 concerns Tony's quest to find the eight best amateur skaters in the world - and you've got to prove that you're one of them. Click away at the image tab above to see a batch of in-action screens.
While the gameplay might be old, with a streaming, free-roaming world like Tony Hawk's
• Haze E3 trailer (WMV, 9.66MB) - right-click to download
Wednesday 10 May 2006
Free Radical, the creator of Time Splitters, has come clean and admitted that its new FPS will be called Haze. And as well as confirming the story that we uncovered earlier this week, it has also produced the very first screens and footage - right out of thin air.
Set 25 years into a future that has seen governments contract out their wars to private armies, you play Jake Carpenter, a green grunt who recently