Activision's World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions picks up where last year's game left off - namely, at the poker table. This year, the gambling sim features a story mode, where you become the card-playing protege of bearded card shark Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, slowly building up your reputation and winning record to the point where you get invited to the exclusive, titular tournament.
You'll find yourself among some famous company, including professional players like
For Tony Hawk's Project 8, the latest game in the popular skateboarding franchise, the creators are starting over - almost everything about this skate action game is being created fresh to take advantage of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game is expected to ship this
Thursday 11 May 2006
Konami has announced that it is set to bring the dark and sinister world of Silent Hill to the shiny small-screened world of Sony's PSP.
Called Silent Hill: Origins, this wholly new episode of the scary series is set before the very first game and goes someway to explaining the story behind this foggy old bit of real estate. And despite being developed by Climax in both Britain and the US, the story and score are still being penned by the original team and series composer
The original Legend of Heroes game rolled back the clock about ten years. It showed us that - given a great-looking PSP facelift - classic-style role playing has a place in our pockets. Legend of Heroes II plays it so close to its six month-old sibling that it's tough to even tell them
Did anyone ever actually sit back during a game of Super Monkey Ball and wonder what those entombed monkeys did in their spare time? Didn't think so. Looks like we're gonna find out anyway, as Adventure breaks them free from their floating puzzle trays and sets them loose in a full 3D quest to save monkey kind. Right.
Main monkey AiAi is still trapped inside the same globular prison as always, but instead of directing him to a well-defined goal, you'll lead him through vast, open-ended worlds
You wouldn't know it from the title, but publisher Sony's upcoming drive-and-shoot crime actioner Gangs of London is actually descended from The Getaway, Sony's GTA-style action series for PS2. This time, however, the developers have done away with the pretense of playing as the good guys - instead of trying to clean up the streets, you're the ones doing the terrorizing.
Actually, yes - that does say "ones" - it's plural. You don't just play as a single character. In fact, at any given moment,
At last year's E3, the Killzone PS3 demo was making all the headlines. This year, with no sign of a next-gen version, we'll have to talk about Killzone: Liberation instead - which will be out for PSP this fall - and show you this lovely selection of screenshots.
Liberation takes the ideas first seen in the PS2 first-person shooter and uses them in a third-person action game for the handheld. Situated in the same war-torn setting as the original game, Liberation has you battling against the
This fall, early adopters of PS3 will be able to get involved with Tony Hawk's Project 8, the first next-gen outing for the skateboarding series. To be released for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PSP, Project 8 concerns Tony's quest to find the eight best amateur skaters in the world - and you've got to prove that you're one of them. Click away at the image tab above to see a batch of in-action screens.
While the gameplay might be old, with a streaming, free-roaming world like Tony Hawk's
The spiritual successor to X-Men Legends, Marvel Ultimate Alliance will be bolstering PS3 and Wii's launch day line-up this autumn, and we've had a chance to see what it's like on the go.
But despite being touted as a next-gen title, this action RPG looks like being little more than a prettied-up version of what X-Men Legends has already brought to current-gen systems.
Ultimate Alliance has the looks - we were able to see a PS3 version running, and it's as crisp as a dewy spring morning. But
Wednesday 10 May 2006
This autumn, early adopters of PS3 will be able to get involved with Tony Hawk's Project 8, the first next-gen outing for the skateboarding series. To be released for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PSP, Project 8 concerns Tony's quest to find the eight best amateur skaters in the world - and you've got to prove that you're one of them. Click away at the image tab above to see a batch of in-action screens.
While the gameplay might be old, with a streaming, free-roaming world