Here's two brand new Tony Hawk's Project 8 videos for you to gaze at in dumbfounded awe. You'll finally see the literally amazing visuals from this staggeringly next-gen version of the cosmic overlord of the board. Months ago, Activision dropped by to show us the early rough-cut of the game, and we raved then, but now you actually get a chance to see what that raving was based upon simply by clicking the Movies tab
Tuesday 5 September, 2006
Sony Europe's official PS3 page has just launched, currently with a minimum of content but promising more in the build-up to the console's launch in November.
Situated in a living room that, like PS3 itself, looks too expensive to risk leaving your value-depleting fingerprints on, the site is to feature 'The PS3 Stories', a series of short films vaguely related to PS3's capabilities.
Only two of these 'stories' are currently viewable but one contains an unexpected
Tuesday 5 September 2006
Those planning to buy a PS3 when Sony launches its new console in November will have to pay a little extra for the full hi-def experience, with the HDMI cable being supplied separately to the console package.
PS3's much-trumpeted HDMI output capability - High Definition Multimedia Interface, the current king of the high-definition displays - already comes at a higher price than the basic model console, but the official American PS3 site has recently revealed that
Tuesday 5 September 2006
The PS3 version of Fight Night Round 3 allows you to play bouts in first-person with its Get in the Ring mode, as we reported last week, and it seems the developer is really pushing for the most realistic experience PS3 can offer.
An interview with the game's producer has revealed that there's more to the new mode than a change of camera, with a variety of audio and visual injury effects portraying your fighter's response to being clobbered.
Effects include "Ear
Wii may Rez-urrect popular shooter
According to several internet sites who apparently get their mail sooner than we do, the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly has some great rumors about upcoming Wii games.
The first rumor is that a Wii-only follow-up to the cult-favorite PlayStation 2 shooter Rez may be in the works. Which would be phenomenal. There's no way the world-at-large - which bought over a million copies of Vivendi's awful 50-Cent game - has the class to make the sequel to a
Assassin's Creed will launch simultaneously on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year, despite common belief that the medieval murder game would be exclusive to PS3, at least for a short period of time. And, with the game being confirmed for PC yesterday it looks like the PS3-fanboy party over 'owning' Assassin's Creed is well and truly over.
Set - at least primarily - in Damascus and the Middle East in 1191 AD, Assassin's Creed tells a story of the first assassins, agents of death who
We can never have too much information where Half-Life 2 is concerned, so we're thrilled to deliver this new trailer for the forthcoming Episode Two. Hit the movies tab above to see the most teasing teaser yet.
It really has the lot: Alyx and the G-Man together at last, scenery-shredding demonstrations of the 'cinematic physics' effects being added to the engine, Strider-detonating sticky bombs, a Dog-vs-Strider face-off, Judith's apparent demise... and, yes,
Fight Night Round 3 has been announced for PS3, which has left us reeling like a mind-sick fighter on the end of a 30th round uppercut, as it's not even two years since the game was originally unveiled to tout PlayStation 3's next-generation visual clout. But, fortunately, there's also some new features added to the Sony-bound version, which at least makes publisher Electronic Arts' message newsworthy.
Most interesting is the "Get in the Ring" mode, which expands on 360's occasional bout of
Team Fortress 2 fans have been waiting forever for their team-based messiah to arrive - and by golly, we really do believe it will finally appear early next year. The latest evidence is a fresh video, which gives a fun showcase to six of the nine classes in TF2 and their unique skills. Hit the Movies tab above to check it out.
Team Fortress 2 will be bundled along with Half-Life 2: Episode Two and the first-person puzzler Portal when it launches early next year. Three games, one release, and
Friday 1 September 2006
The developer of cult hit Psychonauts has been busily working on another slice of weirdness for a while now, but it's recently been confirmed that FEAR publisher Vivendi has snapped up the currently secretive title.
We can also expect as-yet-unrevealed Vivendi games from the hack-and-slash RPG outfit behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath, and from Chronicles of Riddick creator Starbreeze - perhaps continuing Riddick's far more interesting run on