Friday 4 August 2006
Activision has confirmed some of its releases for next year and Call of Duty will return, as will Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero.
The US publisher had to make a statement to city money men regarding forthcoming releases and the line-up was comprised of a mix of established games and big licensed products.
World Series of Poker has also been confirmed and will be accompanied by such film spin-offs as Spider-Man 3, Transformers and Shrek 3. There will also be another Marvel
Wanna be a Hobbit?
Remember Lord of the Rings Online? Given that there are now more MMOs than there are Korean citizens, we'd forgive you for forgetting, but never fear - it's still on the way. Developer Turbine (Dungeons & Dragons Online) has 125,000 willing Middle-earth addicts lined up already to be beta testers, but they say there's room for more still. If you want to apply, head to the official website and let them know. Be warned of two things: You're going to need a beefy PC to run the
So this puts us up to about 50 or 60 thousand videos pertaining to Ubisoft's upcoming Rayman Raving Rabbids game, but we still get a little chuckle every time the annoying little critters wail with their blood-red eyes. Our two new videos provide evidence that these albino monstrosities can neither milk cows nor close doors behind them - we're not clear on what these limitations have to do with, oh, the game, but they're fun enough distractions.
Hit the movies tab up above, and then perhaps
Ever since our tantalizing encounter with Stranglehold at E3, we've been hounding publisher Midway for more details on John Woo's shooter. Midway finally responded with three new screens that you can view by clicking that Images tab above. The best estimate for when we can expect this game to hit stores is still Spring 2007, so it'll be awhile before we actually get to touch it,
Thursday 3 August 2006
Phil Harrison, Executive Vice President of SCEE, has been speaking about PS3 and how things have been progressing as we approach the November launch and he believes that "it's all going well".
Talking to the Guardian he stated that Sony is "in full swing, from a developer point of view, and over 10,000 development kits have been shipped. Developers now have final hardware in their hands, though there will be some upgrades to the operating system - there's nothing unusual
Thursday 3 August 2006
The panel for the 2006 Golden Joystick Awards has announced the shortlists for the 16 prize categories that gamers will be able to vote for in the months leading up to the November awards show.
The 2006 Golden Joystick Awards are for games released between 1 August 2005 and the 31 July 2006, a period which saw some amazing handheld games released, which is reflected in the shortlists with games such as Mario Kart DS and GTA Liberty City Stories featuring heavily.
Thursday 3 August 2006
EA has released some new shots of its tasty looking cooperative shooter, Army of Two, and has also provided some story info that gives some idea as to why, exactly, the game's destructive duo are an army of two.
Army of Two comprises of soldiers Tyson and Elliot - both ex army rangers that have since gone freelance and set up their own private military corporation. Their cosy little coalition is contracted by the US government to help it maintain its presence around the
We can afford Wii games
Nintendo has told GamesIndustry.biz that game pricing will be "broadly in line" with the current generation. While ignoring that lines are sharp - and not broad - this basically implies that Wii games will be $50, just like GameCube games, while leaving Nintendo room to charge you $60 for the next Zelda if it wants
Publisher Electronic Arts busted out with some new screens of their double-up shooter Army of Two, due out for both Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime during 2007. You may recall our fine coverage of this title during E3, where we got a sneak peak at this buddy-mercenary bullet
Tuesday 1 August 2006
The Electronic Entertainment Exposition is dead. As we reported yesterday, organiser the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has cancelled the E3 trade show as we know it, and today has made an official announcement on the fate of the world's biggest videogame exhibition, effectively downsizing the event into a low-key, more industry-focused meeting.
Here's what you need to know: "To better address the needs of today's videogame industry, the Electronic Entertainment