Been wondering how PS3's online service can hope to compete with Xbox Live? We sure have. Looks like the answer has arrived: Next Generation reports that Xfire, a popular PC online game browser and chat system, is prepping a PS3 version - one that will be compatible with the upcoming Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, according to leaked info. Sony: making a smart decision today. If you can't develop it yourself, just buy it. When asked for comment, Ken Kutaragi, President and CEO of Sony
Continuing a theme of PS3 screenshot showcases in the run-up to the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, here's the arena combat sequence from next year's slash 'em-up Heavenly Sword played out blow-by-blow in a flurry of screens.
Eagle-eyed followers of the game might note that it's suspiciously familiar to what we saw at this year's E3 - these are fresh shots, but from an old version, hopefully because Sony intends to show off new gameplay footage in two weeks' time. The final game is intended to mix
We've got new screens of the PS3's seemingly missing-in-action fantasy flier Lair. The game's swanky dragons were used as an early example of the machine's visual power, but little of it has been seen since. But now, when you hit the Images tab above, you can check out four new screens of Lair's ground and air
Tuesday 12 September 2006
These spectacular new images of dirt-racing PlayStation 3 game MotorStorm would appear to prove that the game has upped its excitement levels recently, and gives us the first glimpse of the game's off-road modified superbikes.
We've heard reliable whispers that the MotorStorm team has remarkably improved on the dull and blandly repetitive experience that we played at E3 earlier this year, and that the game is now a high-speed, dirt-spitting ride.
And as there're more
Tuesday 12 September 2006
The next generation of Star Wars games has been revealed by developer LucasArts in this incredible concept trailer and artwork.
The footage gives us a glimpse of the sort of Force-powered action planned for the new Star Wars title, which will be released exclusively for next-gen consoles. Tap the movies tab above to see the eye-opening footage, or take a peek at the early artwork in the images gallery.
Though this is pre-rendered footage rather than in-game action,
Want to see giant robots beating up squads of mujahedeen? Then check out our brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which showcases the insane skills of Solid Snake's most imposing enemies ever: the weirdly leggy robot assault drones.
We're still not sure if it's blood the drones leak, or just oil - or even which would be worse - but the sight of one of these monsters high-kicking a soldier dead is at once disturbing and thrilling (if not nearly as bizarre as seeing
Sony - bad at hardware. Official.
Don't take it from us - according to one of Sony's top executives, it is. Our brothers at Next Generation report that Ken Kutaragi, the man known as the "father of the PlayStation," has admitted that the component shortages - which have slashed the number of PS3s available at launch to next-to-nothing - prove that "Sony's strength in hardware is in decline." First, he told you you'd need an extra job to buy a PS3. Then, he compared it to a fine dinner in a
Clearly, popping City 17 in the face has its drawbacks. We figured that the Combine would be out for revenge in Half-Life 2: Episode Two, but this video blows our expectations out of the water with a bazooka. Our hero, Gordon Freeman, will face multiple walkers, airships, and his newest enemy - the Hunter - all at once.
Prepare for the onslaught with the fifth in the series of videos that reveal Gordon's struggle in the great outdoors. Haven't seen one through four? Hit the Movie tab up there
Monday 11 September 2006
Unknown Realms, a new action-RPG for PS3, has been revealed in the build-up to the machine's Tokyo Game Show appearance.
The game has been created by the developer of impossibly pretty PS2 slash-'em-up Genji (and its PS3 sequel), and that much is obvious in the colour-soaked screenshots below. Billed as a 'dark fantasy', the game follows the exploits of university student Ellen and journalist Keats through a series of dream-like realms - including a war-torn
By now, anyone who's been to YouTube (i.e. everyone) has discovered Japan's flamboyant homosexual comic Hard Gay. Well, the trend doesn't stop there. Remember Tingle's Rose-Colored Rupee Land, or whatever it's called? That Japan-only DS game starring the creepy fairy-wannabe from Zelda? Well... we already knew it was more than a bit peculiar. But Nintendo-loving blogger Chris Kohler has located an interesting new character... and posted a movie. Turns out tingle isn't alone: Capcom's