A game is made, and it turns out to be good. The game comes out, becomes popular... and then becomes a series. Usually, we have nothing bad to say about that. Until, inevitably, things start to slide. The creator that made the game what it was bails. Or it fizzles in the transition from one console to another. Maybe the staff just forgot what made it great. Whatever the problem, we've selected seven of the biggest offenders, for your
Harmonix, the developer behind the plastic axe-wielding PlayStation wonder, Guitar Hero, has revealed that it's working on a brand new music project, with producer Daniel Sussman saying that it's a "bigger and more ambitious endeavor than we felt we could pursue within the bounds of the Guitar Hero
The 40-cigarettes-a-day voiceover man says about Stranglehold: "One hard boiled cop is caught between upholding the law and doing what's right..." and, as this spanking new trailer for the game shows, that means blasting seven bells of sweet and sour out of anything within a 30 foot radius of Inspector Tequila. Kung-fu slap the Movies tab, launch the video player and select the film enititled "Stranglehold - trailer 01-22-07" to revel in the ballet of
For all the age-old arguments about videogames doing more harm than good for kids, teenagers and hell, just about anyone who picks up a controller, it pleases us immensely to hear when games are helping children in need. Our good friends over at Next Generation are reporting that the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is sponsoring a fundraiser with the Starlight Starbright Childrens Foundation to build portable videogame centers for hospitals.
“We are overjoyed to support this
A new playable female spy will form part of the exclusive content for the PS3 version of Splinter Cell Double Agent. The sleek, streamlined character, complete with rubber fetish-style body suit was revealed in the February edition of GamesRadar's sister magazine, PSM.
"When we started working on the PS3-specific content, the spy-girl was on the top of the list," Stephane Baudet, Studio Director at UbiSoft Annecy told PSM. "We really liked the idea because it really embraces the fact that the
Working down the hall from the best Xbox magazine available - OXM - has many obvious advantages. For example, a library of all 360 games ever released can come in handy...
Still, we've never been as thankful for our location as we are today.
Behind the orange Movies tab above this article, you will find the first ever video footage of upcoming Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion expansion, Shivering Isles. Launch the video player and look for the one titled "OXM feature
A Jay And Silent Bob game? Thats the spectacular wish of Clerks II/Dogma creator Kevin Smith – though he wont be taking direct control. “Im not really good enough to pull it off,” he claims. “Games is one field in which I like to be entertained, rather than try to be entertaining.” Smith admits hed be happy to write the back story, but would leave the level design to the experts. “When it comes to levels and bosses and stuff like that, Im not so good.”
SCi (and Eidos) have acquired the rights to 11 Warner Brothers franchises, including Looney Tunes, Hanna Barbera and (prepare to be excited or horrified) the recently canceled Fox TV show The OC in a deal worth upwards of $80 million. Looney Tunes characters include Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Road Runner and Speedy Gonzales. The OC on the other hand features Mischa Barton and the other fit one. All games are scheduled for PSP. Hanna Barberas Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones and Yogi Bear are also
Remember when politicians were oblivious to the depths of gaming culture? Those days are long gone.
Last October, Congress began investigating virtual worlds to determine how the in-game earnings of those who play might be taxable. Although not always officially sanctioned by the developers, players have been converting in-game currencies and goods to real life wealth since the early days of Ultima Online, with Second Life real estate mogul Anshe Chung claiming last year to have earned more
New legislation has been proposed in Germany that would make it a crime to commit “cruel violence on humans or human-looking characters” in games.
The move comes in response to a school shooting in November: 18-year-old Sebastian Bosse wounded 37 people before taking his own life. The shooting has drawn comparisons to another in 2002 where a German student shot and killed 16 people. In both cases the perpetrator was a Counter-Strike