Sunday 24 September 2006
In case you didn't know, Tokyo Game Show happened over the weekend, although we think 'PlayStation 3 Show' would be a more appropriate name for this year's event - so dominated as it was by Sony's new console and people eager to see it in action.
Of course, GamesRadar was in the thick of it at the Makuhari Messe convention centre, playing the best games and beaming back the hottest new shots and movies direct from Japan. So, for the benefit of anyone who missed any of
This isn't something we usually do, but we're in Japan, God damn it. We're at the Tokyo Game Show - the all-singing, all-dancing mother lode of Japanese gaming. This thing might go the way of E3 next year, if the rumors pan out - gone forever, with the sound of a booth babe's skirt flapping sadly in the warm September breeze the only reminder that it was ever here.
So it's time to share what TGS is all about in 2006 with you, our readers, the people who obviously aren't in Japan right now -
Saturday 23 September 2006
Clap your eyes on the first ever shots of Far Cry Vengeance, the Wii-only episode in the murder-in-paradise action series, with an all new story and with Wii's motion-sensitive controllers used for driving, shooting, lobbing grenades and leaping through the tropical island environment.
Wii was never touted by Nintendo as being all-powerful in the graphics department, so it's no surprise that the first Far Cry Wii screens don't live up to, say, the visual levels set
In between all the Tokyo Game Show news, we've netted a new Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam video that helps explain the game's departure from the main series. As you know, it's all downhill racing and doesn't really focus much on any story elements or wide-open environments - instead, you're only concern is getting to the finish line by any means necessary.
Click the Movies tab for deets on honing your Wii-remote prowess. Then, why not read up on our own
Friday 22 September 2006
If you want to keep tabs on all the biggest news from Tokyo Game Show, which kicked off proper today, GamesRadar will be bringing you updates this weekend direct from Japan, so you don't have to miss out on a thing.
We've already delivered news from the Microsoft and Sony conferences, as well as spoiling you with an avalanche of PS3 sweetness, including a thrilling Metal Gear Solid movie, a delightful first look at Devil May Cry 4 and a selection of sassy Ridge Racer 7
Go, go, Tokyo
Tokyo Game Show is revving up, and GamesRadar is there, chomping on sushi, stomping on buildings, and trying to see what the original pink Power Ranger looks like behind the mask. We're also playing the crap out of everything we can, so check our TGS landing page for all the good stuff. We'll be updating over the weekend as well, so don't take a day off from checking just because the morning cartoons are better.
Insect army attacks Activision
These days, everybody sues
We all know Ubisoft is planning big things for Wii (what with a whole slew of games coming out), but today the company made good on its promise by revealing first-person shooter Far Cry
Actual info on this latest installment of the button-mashing Samurai Warriors series is still pretty scarce, but our crop of new images tells us just enough. Rather than running around ancient Japan in a third-person view, chopping away hordes of enemy soldiers for hours at a time, you'll be running around ancient Japan in a first-person view, chopping away hordes of enemy soldiers for hours at a
Thursday, 21 September 2006
As if Sega working with Nintendo wasn't enough of a culture-shock, recent news suggests we may be seeing Rockstar and Nintendo together at last, with the possibility of Wii GTA titles.
"We're reaching out to every publisher, frankly every day. I'll be spending some time later today with the folks over at Take Two who own Rockstar to see what type of support they can give our console," Nintendo of America's president, Reggie Fils-Aime, told MTV. "The fact is there
Nintendo throws parties for "normals"
In what has been elected today's strangest news story, we find ourselves directing you to some mom's blog. Apparently, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata is so convinced that selling the Wii is like selling cosmetics that he's adopting Avon's business model - Nintendo is now going door-to-door, showing its Wii to any non-gamer who will let it into their living room and invite the neighborhood.
So, yeah. Some suburban soccer-madre and her brood have logged more