Spider-Man 3's got a lot to live up to. Even after the three years since Spider-Man 2 was released, it has yet to be bettered as the benchmark for how to make a superhero game. No one's offered the same sense of freedom. No one's managed to capture the essence of the hero they're trying to copy and, more importantly, no one has managed to make a game that's anywhere near as much fun as Spider-Man 2 was. This May, though, all that's about to change - as Treyarch, the guys who amazed us way back
We got a chance to chat with Greg John, the producer at Treyarch in charge of making sure Spider-Man 3 turns out to be a winner. Here's what he had to say...
Can you tell us a bit more about how the black suit works in the game? Can you choose to wear it whenever you like to give your abilities an extra boost? How will using Spider-Man's black suit differ from controlling Venom in Ultimate Spider-Man?
John: We started developing the black-suited Spider-Man by making a solid, fun base with the
Today we take a look at the different costumes Peter Parker masquerades in, as well as the foes hell be facing in Spider-Man 3. It seems as though “Black" is the new “Red,” cuz apparently that basic suit is old and busted. Say hello to the brand-new dark and mysterious Spidey; complete with extra angst. Hes gonna need all that anger when he faces his biggest adversaries yet; a rival photographer, his former best friend and the man that may have killed his uncle. Read on:
There's one reason why Spider-Man 2 is the greatest superhero game ever made - the swinging mechanics that enabled you to swoop through the city like a... well, like Spider-Man. Which we guess is the whole point. Few moments in gaming can match the exhilaration of freefalling towards the ground before letting off a web and arcing gracefully back into air. Few games have ever recreated so perfectly a super-hero's powers and made you feel as though they were yours to command.
The last outing for Marvel's fab four, published by Activision, not 2K Games, was a mediocre affair with predictable button-bashing action that barely tested your skills. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer benefits from PS3's bolder, crisper graphics, while the gameplay's been enhanced to test your wit as well as your rapid-finger
Welcome to Part 2 of our Tomb Raider Anniversary coverage. Crystal Dynamics game designer Jason Botta is ready to talk us through the changes the team has made to one of the original Tomb Raider's most memorable levels - the Lost Valley. Bring your dino-hunting hat...
How has the Lost Valley changed from the original game?
Actually in the original game it didn't really work - it was actually supposed to be a valley with the open sky above but, because of the limitations of the hardware, lots
Thanks to Game Developers Conference taking place in San Francisco last week, we were able to score a rare chance to sit down with Koji "IGA" Igarashi, the current producer of the Castlevania series. Though he was more than prepared to discuss the upcoming Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP, we managed to tease details on the future of the series, namely its next generation installment, out of him. Keep reading to find out the most comprehensive, up-to-date Castlevania
Okay, put the fanboy hat down for a second and let's be real: in your heart of hearts, you think Luke Skywalker is a whiny pansy with bad hair and Darth Vader is a towering bastion of too-cool badassitude. The good guys? Boring. They use their Jedi powers to do what, exactly? Dress in dingy bathrobes and maybe correct a bad X-wing parking job. They never even mind-control their way into a round of free drinks at the cantina or a hot night with a pair of Twi'lek babes now and then.
Grand Theft Auto. A game series synonymous with death, drugs, carjacking, prostitution, sleaze, ultraviolence, sex and controversy. The tabloids would have you believe that simply playing the game will turn you into some kind of sick, perverted monster... who can barely swim.
We say: look again. There are many reasons why GTA can not only be harmless (when played by responsible adults as the Mature rating implies, we will say that), but can even help you become a better person. Don't believe
Being a serious fan means one thing: Dressing like a fool and parading around in public. To make sure your fellow cosplayers are laughing with you and not at you, heed our advice with our do's and don'ts to dressing like a Star Wars character.
Try to find someone in the Star Wars universe that you actually look like. If you don't look like anyone, be Darth Vader and wear a helmet. Let this guy below with the specs and the goatee act as a warning. He thinks: I look like Anakin. We think: