Tuesday 6 June 2006
Nintendo's Advance Wars has proved that there's a place for RTS handheld gaming. So much so that Sony is planning its own assault on the market on 21 July with Field Commander for PSP and we've got the latest shots.
Taking the role of field commander of the ATLAS forces, an allied army formed to defend the world, gamers must use their tactical skill to defeat the Shadow Nation, an evil terrorist organisation that's bent on global domination.
The single-player game consists
Tuesday 6 June 2006
Ever wanted to record something on TV and then watch it on your PSP? Tired of movie conversion software and USB leads? Well, this snazzy new gadget from Neuros could provide the answer.
The Neuros MPEG4 video recorder is a user-friendly piece of technological wizardry that allows you to record MPEG4-formatted movies straight from the TV on to your PSP memory stick (or compact flash memory card). Once you've done that, just put the stick back in your PSP and you're away.
Based on an upcoming film from famous French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), this third-person action adventure tells the story of a boy who discovers the world is filled with Minimoys - which, we quickly learn, are tiny people who have hair like troll dolls and wear clothes that seem to be made of bug parts.
In fact, everything in the Minimoys' universe seems to be bug parts, if not entire bugs. As the for-some-reason shrunken Arthur and his two Minimoy friends,
After unleashing the horrors of Pandora's Box and nearly getting grounded in Death, Jr., you'd think DJ and his stunted friends would have learned to leave ancient forces of evil the hell alone. You'd be wrong, though; in Death, Jr. 2: Root of Evil, they've apparently awakened a whole new menace. When the game hits this fall, they'll once again have to shoot, jump and slash their way through the freakish armies of the
The annual Game Critics Award winners have finally been released, much to the elation and delight of the winners and the certain soul-crushing dismay of those who didn't quite take home the trophy. We would mention how surprised we are that Excite Truck managed to pull in best racing game honors or that Wii Sports has trumped publisher Electronic Arts' sports dynasties Madden and NCAA Football, as well as the NBA 2K series from 2K Sports - but given that Wii managed to pull in best of show, it
Most people with PSPs have probably played Lumines by now. The addictive, music-reactive puzzler has become one of the series' most popular games, and also one of its best-regarded. This fall, Lumines II will hit - and that's not all. The same developer responsible for the most puzzling challenge on the PSP is also prepping Every Extend Extra, a bizarrely backwards shooting game in which you're required to blow yourself up.
Both games feature beautifully minimalist graphics, stylish electronic
• Tekken Dark Resurrection trailer (MOV, 22.1MB)
Wednesday 31 May 2006
Namco has released a new trailer of Tekken: Dark Resurrection, which sees PSP as the latest venue for the Iron Fist tournament.
Out this September, the handheld beat-'em-up will offer the same sophisticated scrapping as the console versions, but for one-on-one action the ad-hoc wireless connectivity will have to be used.
The new trailer features the two new fighters to the series, Lili and Dragunov. Which is all well
• Lumines trailer (MOV, 8.24MB)
Wednesday 31 May 2006
Buena Vista Games has released a trailer of Lumines II, the sequel to the popular PSP puzzle game which will be out this autumn.
The sequel will have the same block arranging format as the original as gamers control squares made of up four smaller coloured blocks. The aim of the game is to arrange these to form same-colour squares which will be wiped away by the timeline that sweeps across the screen. Simple.
The incentives to
We've said it before and we'll say it again - not every game starring rappers is a mistake. The evidence? The Def Jam series, which has provided stylish, two-fisted fighting action since it first hit the PS2. The Takeover - based on 2004's console-bound Fight For NY, but with upgrades - is set to hit PSPs in July.
The game is set to feature the faintly amusing mix of brutal fighting and fashion we've come to expect from the Def Jam games. And, of course, the luminaries of the hip-hop world
Tuesday 30 May 2006
Speculation is continuing that Eidos is working on a remake of the original Tomb Raider game to be released to coincide with the series' ten year anniversary.
We first reported that a 'special edition' Tomb Raider was part of Eidos' 2006 plans last year, when a new Tomb Raider game was mentioned as part of a financial report from the company.
Even though Eidos hasn't officially announced details of the game, speculation about it has returned as kotaku.com has received an