Nov 7, 2007
Sony Computer Entertainment has finally (probably accidentally) confirmed a third God of War game for the PlayStation 3.
The news came in a statement to US site 1UP regarding the departure of God of War II director Cory Barlog, who has been confirmed as leaving the company.
A Sony spokesperson stated, "We can confirm that Cory Barlog, game director for God of War II, is leaving the SCEA [Santa Monica] Studio and we are grateful for his work and creative vision for the critically
Nov 6, 2007
Whether or not you Kratos fans know who God of War II's gifted Game Director Cory Barlog is, you should be happy to hear that Sony is pretty sure it can handle the God of War franchise without him. Which is good, because he's left the company.
Sony's official statement regarding the matter goes something like this:
"We can confirm that Cory Barlog, Game Director for God of War II, is leaving the SCEA Santa Monica Studio and we are grateful for his work and creative vision for the
Nov 6, 2007
The could-actually-be-decent film adaptation of Return to Castle Wolfenstein is on hold until the end of a writer's strike in Hollywood, says writer/director Roger Avary.
Speaking to SCI FI Wire, Avary, who also co-wrote Beowulf (the film where Angelina Jolie gets her CGI baps out), said that he "is almost done with the script and am proud of it, but everything as far as the production date and that kind of thing won't be decided on until after all this [is] over. And I fully
6 Nov 2007
Inspired by the latest comic offering from the always entertaining Penny Arcade folks (which imagines Assassin's Creed mangled with Animal Crossing to make Assassin's Crossing), we've concocted some of our own harebrained gaming hybrids.
Using two components - one part Nintendo game, one part A.N. Other - to make a single title that's never going to be made in a million years, here are half-a-dozen fantasy gaming cocktails for your mild amusement.
Note: Unfortunately we possess
Nov 6, 2007
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 3 November:
1 (1) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
2 (2) FIFA 08
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSP)
3 (NE) The Simpsons Game
(PS2, Xbox 360, Wii, DS)
4 (5) Ratatouille
(DS, Wii, PS2, PSP)
5 (8) Halo 3
6 (3) Football Manager 2008
7 (19) The Sims 2: Castaway
(PS2, DS, Wii, PSP)
8 (14) More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima
9 (12) Dr Kawashima's Brain
In an episode of Futurama, a nebulous version of the ever-popular God said, "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all." So our buddies over at Next Generation have taken time out of their busy day to show appreciation for all the little things that have aided gaming in kicking our collective dicks in the dirt throughout the years. How? By collecting the 50 Greatest Game Design Innovations of all time.
Can you imagine a future where some plucky developer hadn't
Nov 5, 2007
Good news tin fans - Capcom sends word that a three-disc Devil May Cry 4 Collector's Edition will be in the shops in time for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases.
This $79.99 (£38) edition comes complete with a documentary-packed bonus DVD and the first volume of the Devil May Cry animated series (four episodes, apparently) which we're concerned might suck, but who knows. The bonus DVD includes a making of feature, soundtrack extracts, a digital art book,
Nov 5, 2007
Eat your heart out, Spider-Man.
The Iron Man game was first unveiled at this year's E3, and we were far from impressed about what we were looking at during the live action demo. That early on, it looked like any other superhero game and we all know how badly they do.
But look at that 360 screen down below. Does that look so bad? Click on the Images tab if you need more
Nov 5, 2007
Our industry may thrive on franchises, but for every mega-popular sequel there's bound to be 10 utter failures. Most of these botched follow-ups flounder and die because they're poor games, but would you believe there are (gasp) totally decent sequels that came and went without so much as a pat on the back?
Countless sequels have been forgotten, but these are the games that, for one reason or the other, failed to stay in our hearts and minds. Some attained a small level of
5 Nov, 2007
Ask any seasoned stick-twiddler to name a genuinely original game from the last five years and chances are that the first name that pops into their head is Namco's brilliant Katamari Damacy. Based on the fairly out-there premise of rebuilding the cosmos by rolling around a magical sticky ball, Katamari wooed gamers not just for its innovative core gameplay mechanic, but also its irresistible characters and bonkers style. We fell in love the moment we first saw the intro, which, if