2006 saw the launch of a couple new platforms, the building success of others and the death - more or less - of at least a few more. We played games on no less than nine systems this year, and loved stuff labeled both current gen, next gen... maybe even past gen.
But, believe it or not, 2007 has even more potential. Hotly anticipated sequels. Franchises going in new directions. Favorite characters coming back for one more adventure. And, oh yeah, some new ideas and new concepts as well. Those
Friday 26 January 2007
A brand new channel for Wii could be in the works, with an aim to bring original content to gamers in addition to the retro-focused thrills of the existing Virtual Console games channel, according to comments made by veteran developer Hudson Software.
John Lee, Hudson's director of marketing, was quizzed by US mag Game Informer on the possibility of the developer bringing original content to the Virtual Console. Lee answered "No". But he then went on to advise that "in
Barreling towards your Wii and DS this Spring, Line Rider is an internet flash game with 15 million constituents. It's a game where you draw a line, and your tiny guinea pig glides down that line until he meets his destruction.
Oh yes, heathens. Open the mouths located on your eyes and lick upon these Line Rider screenshots. Theyre of the PC version. Wait! You dont know how Mountain-Dewish this game is. Slowly now, move your corneas a little
We've already brought you an in-depth preview for Vanguard (on PS2 and Wii), but we're not stopping the blitzkrieg just yet. No, today we have an all-new trailer for the upcoming shooter that shows why you might care about a last-gen version of this well-oiled franchise. How does getting blasted out of a plane high above the European battlefield sound? Pretty cool, provided you have a parachute strapped to your back at all times (and as a paratrooper, you do).
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As gamers in this modern era of peripherals and motion-sensitive controls, we thoroughly enjoy playing games that simulate real-life endeavors. And while we realize that playing Guitar Hero won't make us guitarists, and playing Phoenix Wright won't make us lawyers, could playing Cooking Mama: Cook Off make us chefs? Mama hopes so, and our new trailer shows just how she plans to do it.
Cracking eggs, whisking batter, and kneading dough are some of the more quotidian tasks Mama will lay before
Since Star Fox Command was released on the DS last August (check out our review here), Star Fox fans have bee salivating for some Wii love. The game's producer, Takaya Imamura, has hinted that Wii might be the next destination for the popular series.
In an exclusive VIP interview with Nintendo of Europe (registration required to view), when asked if a Wii version of Star Fox was likely, Imamura replies: "I wonder how the adventure of Fox and friends is going to go next time?! I have come up
As Wii consoles continue to elude store shelves, developers continue to line up around the little white brick for group hugs. We got our hands on a list today that indicates a mass migration of software support that shows no signs of stopping during the first quarter of 2007.
From Disney to Ninja Turtles, third party support is present and accounted for. In the coming weeks we'll see stuff like SSX Blur and The Godfather: Blackhand Edition showing off the kind action that only the Wii remote
Ever since we first heard about the Wii and its ambitious motion-sensitive control scheme, our minds have been swirling with visions of all the awesome things we'd be able to act out in our living rooms. And since we live in a culture with violence-saturated mainstream media (totally not our fault), some of those visions were a bit, shall we say, dark. Yes, we want to shotgun someone or something by pointing at its face and pulling the trigger. Yes, we want to beat people (read: videogame
Wednesday 24 January 2007
It's been a back-slapping celebration of big numbers recently, with Microsoft boasting 3 million sales in 10 weeks for Gears of War and Blizzard Entertainment proudly crowning World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade as the fastest selling PC game ever, shifting 2.4 million copies in 24 hours.
It's all very impressive but, interestingly, neither Gears of War nor Burning Crusade qualifies as one of the top 10 fastest selling titles to fly off UK shelves during launch
5) Lara Croft - Tomb Raider Legend
Okay, so shes been around so long that Lara really ought to be thinking about settling down, buying a smaller house and getting a Golden Retriever, but the first lady of jumping and block-pushing isnt slowing