Tuesday 2 May 2006
Here's a bunch of new screens for Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover, EA's handheld sequel that'll let you start your own rap star-ruckus in Heathrow Terminal 1. Def Jam hits PSP on 21 July, complete with a line-up including Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Method Man and Snoop Dogg himself.
With wireless multiplayer and a handful of new moves to boost the appeal, PSP's Def Jam ought to be another successful outing for EA's satisfyingly brutal fighter. We'll be tracking down
Encapsulating all of the bluster and fanfare of the pigskin parade that is NCAA football, EA has released new screens of NCAA Football 07. This year's enhancements focus around the new momentum system, which challenges teams to maintain their pushes with big plays, defensive stops and special teams. Turning the tide of a game is what it's all about, and players must use every tactic in their arsenal to keep their winning inertia
Games starring rappers might seem like a bad idea to some, but the Def Jam games have proven the haters wrong twice now. And after establishing itself with two high-quality knucklefests starring a record label's worth of hip-hop artists, the franchise is headed for portability on your PSP.
Due out in June, Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takedown more or less adapts the last Def Jam console game, keeping its roster of rap stars-turned-brawlers while adding new characters and features. Its fighters
Does the phrase "United we stand, divided we fall" mean anything to you? It does if you're a fan of action RPGs or video games based on comic book characters. When individual heroes can't sustain their own titles, why not take the X-Men Legends idea and cram it full of every major character a license can buy?
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance promises to do just that. You'll be able to control more than 20 Marvel heroes in an overhead bash-em-up fashion. Just like the Legends games, each hero can be
Thursday 27 April 2006
Electronic Arts has extended its exclusive licensing deal with football's governing body, FIFA, up to the year 2014, which means we have at least another eight versions of its FIFA football sim to look forward to.
The licensing deal allows EA to include players' names and likenesses, official team logos and kits for all console, PC, mobile and web-based games.
This is a major success for EA, as its FIFA branded football sim series has been a huge seller ever since the
Decades ago, Atari was a bulwark of innovation in the video-game industry, churning out dozens of creative-but-simple games that hooked a generation of kids. With the announcement of HOT PXL, an oh-so-hip compilation of minigames in the vein of Nintendo's WarioWare games, the company could be going back to its
Puzzle-game fans should prepare to make some tough decisions this fall. Buena Vista Games today announced an agreement with Q Entertainment - makers of Lumines and Meteos - to bring no fewer than four new games to the US and Europe. Set to rock the PSP, PlayStation 2 and DS are Lumines II, Lumines Plus, Every Extend Extra and Meteos: Disney Edition.
Given that rhythmic block-dropper Lumines (reviewed here) is still one of the PSP's best-selling titles, it's no shocker that Lumines II topped
Wednesday 26 April 2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion could be on its way to PlayStation 3 and PSP in November, according to murmurings that started on an internet forum.
While forums aren't usually the most reliable of sources the one in question, Gaming Age, has long been known as a place where developers and industry insiders have been able to discuss and swap ideas.
The poster who started the speculation revealed that they had managed to get hold of a release schedule from Elder Scrolls
Wednesday 26 April 2006
Microsoft and EA are allowing gamers to play 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany on Xbox Live for free for a short time in May.
To build footie fever among gamers before the FIFA World Cup starts, 360 owners with the free Live Silver membership will be upgraded to subscription-only Gold membership for one week from 8-15 May, allowing them to play just the EA football game. This upgrade will happen automatically once users go online.
EA is calling this event its Free-for-All
Get ready to sit through that lengthy update process again. Sony's latest PSP firmware update - version 2.70 - is available beginning today, enhancing audio file storage on the handheld and allowing owners to view Macromedia Flash websites and Sony's LocationFree