Originally posted on May 22, 2007
Months before the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sony Computer Entertainment of America flew a small army of journalists down to its headquarters in San Diego for its Gamer's Day, a pre-E3 sneak peek at games set to arrive on its PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP platforms. Featuring dozens of games from Sony and third-party publishers, several of which were unveiled and/or made playable for the first time, the event was a staggering look at a swarm
In general, we think you've got pretty good taste in games. You've made massive successes of stellar franchises like Ratchet & Clank, The Elder Scrolls and Katamari Damacy. You tend to like the things we like, and that's part of why we enjoy writing for you and telling you about all the cool games we think you'll get excited about playing.
Sometimes, though, you ignore our advice, which breaks our hearts a little. It's bad enough when you do it by passing up kickass experiences like Okami or
For all you gaming addicts looking for a fix, check out these treats:
Opoona - Wii
A very unusual little game for the Wii that combines community and relationship-building elements with a traditional RPG - a bit like, say, Animal Crossing but with a proper adventure to work through. Even better is the way it uses the Wiis Remote and Nunchuck, allowing you to move with the analog stick and battle by swinging the remote.
Crazi Taxi: Fare Wars - PSP
We reckon this is just about old enough now
Younger gamers may find it hard to believe, but there was a time when corporate giant Electronic Arts didn't focus mainly on sports games, yearly sequels and movie licenses. This company was actually founded with the goal of helping individual developers bring their unique vision to the market. It resulted in a lot of great, original games.
EA Replay brings those days to mind with a collection of 14 classic games that originally saw release on the SNES and Genesis consoles back in the
Back in April, we reported that Earthworm Jim, invertebrate hero of the 16-bit era, would soon crawl his way to next-gen consoles. Turns out we were half-right; Jim's coming back, but for now, he's only coming out of retirement on the PSP. And from what we've played of his new game - simply titled Earthworm Jim - Sony's handheld seems to suit him.
Unlike the series' disastrous attempt at 3D, Earthworm Jim doesn't mess too much with the formula, featuring oldfangled 2D gameplay combined with
Chaos, mayhem, uproar and riots. That's what GamesRadar seems to have triggered with last week's feature, "The Ten Greatest Years in Videogame History ". We might as well have burned down the internet, for all the email and forum flaming we inspired. Some folks praised us, some wanted us crucified, and one called us "wankers", ignoring that the feature only covered the US market.
Granted, we set ourselves up. We knew this feature was so vast, so subjective and so dependent upon reader
Billed as a "puzzle-shooter," Every Extend Extra takes the colorful, bass-driven puzzle genre to an explosive new level. The idea is simple: you have a little cursor shaped like a pulsing "x," and your objective is to kamikaze yourself into the bombs that float around the screen. Catch as many of the bombs in an area at once to ignite a chain reaction of detonations and increase your score. Basically, the goal is to create the largest string of explosions possible... oh, and grab the gems that
Two-dimensional gaming on handhelds might be on the decline, but you'd never know that from looking at Exit, an upcoming action-puzzler from Taito. With a unique, nonviolent concept and a striking resemblance to the original Prince of Persia games, Exit casts players as Mr. ESC, a fedora-wearing, coffee-fixated escape artist tasked with rescuing people from disaster-stricken areas.
Fighting against the clock, Mr. ESC runs, jumps and climbs his way through 2D disaster areas(rendered in sylized
Impressive as PSP has been so far, this is the year it really takes off. Some very big titles are coming, but not all of the most promising stuff is high-profile. At least, not yet. So take a look through this top 10 and make some notes. You really don't want to miss out.
Tomb Raider: Legend
By Eidos | Out May 9, 2006
Legend is gorgeous for a PS2 game, and almost as gorgeous running on the diminutive PSP (we're not guessing; we know). Better still, beneath the striking looks lies a Tomb