Want to make a movie-based game that has a good chance at not sucking? Take a note from publisher Electronic Arts and developer Double Helix Games. Presented with the G.I. Joe license and a chance to make a game tying into the upcoming summer blockbuster movie, they could have attempted to make a brutal war epic, a dark third-person shooter, their version of Gears of War. Instead, they stuck to the spirit of the toys in creating The Rise of Cobra
At this point, we’re doubtful that developer 3D Realms will ever actually release the perpetually in-development Duke Nukem Forever. But that hasn’t stopped classic shareware developer Apogee Software (now separated from 3D Realms) from crafting a trilogy of new handheld Duke Nukem games for the DS and PSP. The first of these is Duke Nukem: Critical Mass.
Is your PSP feeling game-starved? No exclusives to tickle your fancy? Well, come now - that's not entirely true. But if you really want to sample games that have been developed specifically for PSP, you might have to take a risk on a game you'd otherwise pass up. Yes, like Mytran Wars. Don't worry, we haven't gone crazy – we agree it doesn't look very appealing on the outside. It's a turn-based strategy. It's got mechs in it. It's
Just when you thought side-scrollers were a thing of the past, Atlus brings it back with its ultra-addictive, action-packed upcoming PSP release, Hammerin’ Hero. You get to play as the young carpenter-protagonist, Genzo Tamura, who is on a mission to stop the Kuromoku-gumi from their evil carpentry practices. The game is full of various stages to complete, each with its own boss to defeat. And though the stages are pretty short, they are full of fun collectibles and enough incentive to keep the game going. We’ve played through a good chunk and we gotta tell ya – it’s been pretty hard to put down.
For all the fans of rolling ball puzzle and mythology games, we checked out the next PSP game, Fading Shadows. There are 50 levels you guide a small orb through with a beam of light. The goal is to take the ball from the dark underworld to a happy air world. You not only direct the light, but it can be focused to have a stronger pull on the orb or spread to avoid becoming too hot.
For years now, the "dancing" genre has been dominated by Dance Dance Revolution and its many knockoffs, all of which require players to hop around, rhythmically stomping along to music while a dull cascade of arrows floats by. But it wasn't always that way, and B-Boy - a breakdance sim released nearly two years ago in Europe and only now headed for a US release - is a throwback to a time when dance games were more about rhythm than legwork. It aims to do for breakdancing what Tony Hawk's Pro Skater did for skateboarding: make it accessible to people with zero fitness or leg coordination.
We've got the goods from Sony's big Pre-E3 press blow-out. Follow the links below for the latest info on all the new stuff in store.
We've played levels from all three movies featured in the game. But how does plastic Indy stand up against plastic Han Solo? Let our words and videos inform you.
All right, this might sound like an obvious idea, but WSC Real 08 is taking a first-person approach to snooker. As appealing as that sounds, it doesn’t mean taking the safety off a semi-automatic when a mobile goes off. No, you’ll be directly behind the cue when you take shots and you’ll be able to wander around the table to size up your next shot and take in your surroundings.
Only two days before the NFL Draft, we watched EA Sports producers take to the stage and demo a pre-alpha build of NCAA Football 09. The presentation began with a bullet-point list of goals for the team at EA Tiburon that included the requisite “college atmosphere” and “wide-open gameplay.” Then they gave college football fans everywhere – those with an Internet connection, anyway – what they’ve