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
Wednesday 19 July 2006
Sega has revealed a trailer of its forthcoming next gen beat-'em-up Virtua Fighter 5, which will be released for PlayStation 3 next spring.
The trailer initially focuses on the new additions to the fighting roster - the monkey kung fu expert Eileen and the Rey Mysterio look-a-like El Blaze, but then shows glimpses of all the returning characters.
Of course you'd expect impressive visuals from a PS3 game but it really is worth seeing Virtua Fighter 5 in full flow and
Wednesday 19 July 2006
Microsoft has taken a pop at Sony's Blu-ray Discs, saying that the gaming giant's choice of media format for PlayStation 3 could be "unreliable".
Sony is having difficulties manufacturing Blu-ray Discs as the recording layer is very close to the surface of the disc and is only protected by a very thin coating, according to Microsoft tech bod Amir Majidimehr. This is compared to Microsoft's HD-DVD, which has two layers of protective plastic to make it far more robust and
If you were wondering just how developer Neversoft was able to make the animation in upcoming Tony Hawk game, Project 8, look so authentic, this new video should give you all the answers.
The footage sees pro-skater Steve Williams donning the ping pong-balled suit and shoes to be motion captured. The footage shows Williams performing a series of relatively simple tricks and then shows how they have been recreated in the
Five new videos of Virtua Fighter 5's arcade version hit today, and we've got 'em all for your viewing pleasure.
The new videos feature full, unedited matches between Kage the ninja, Aikido chick Aoi, drunken master Shun and Shaolin monk Lei-Fei - who, with the possible exception of Shun, aren't nearly as fun to watch as the new characters, Mexican wrestler El Blaze and monkey-style kung-fu artist
The new James Bond game will be developed by Spider-Man 2 developer, Treyarch, and will be the first Bond since Activision acquired the 007 license from Electronic Arts.
The news comes from a job listing on the Activision website which ran "Treyarch is looking for a gameplay designer for our upcoming Bond title". It was also mentioned that Treyarch is looking for people to work on next-gen titles, which suggests the new Bond game will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
This new Bond game
Half-Life 2: Episode Two will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 - along with the PC version - this winter, and will come bundled with all Half-Life 2 back content to let console gamers get up to speed.
Episode Two will be released for the next-gen consoles with the original Half-Life 2 game and Half-Life 2: Episode One. The PC version, meanwhile, will pack in two new introductions to the Half-Life world - Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Team Fortress 2 is the long-awaited team- and class-based
EA has announced that Project Gray Company, the mystery next-gen action-oriented RPG in development with its Redwood Shores studio, will be called The Lord of the Rings: The White Council. The game will take place in Tolkien's fantastical world, beginning an entire lifetime before the War of the Ring takes place. Aragorn is but 10 years old, and Bilbo has not yet found the One Ring.
The game is currently in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for a 2007 release, and is inspired by the recent
Sonic's next-gen outing is still several months away, but Sega's gotten into a good habit of pushing out new screens on a regular basis. The new title, simply called Sonic the Hedgehog, promises to return the speedy mascot to his former glory - forgive us if we remain skeptical (thanks a lot,