Bet you never expected the worst affliction you'd pick up from slaughtering zombies is eyestrain. Most reviewers are in agreement with us - Dead Rising is a hell of a lot of fun. What isn't fun is trying to read the game's tiny text if you're playing the game without a crisp, clear and huge HDTV. If you're stuck in standard definition, the text in the game is so tiny that - even on a decent-sized TV - it's hard or impossible to read, rendering some of the game's content
Cheap HD? We'll see
According to statements made during the latest podcast from Microsoft's number one paid fanboy Major Nelson, the HD-DVD add-on for the Xbox 360 will be the cheapest HD-DVD player on the market when it comes out. Since you can pick one up for about 500 bucks these days, we're more than a little skeptical that this is true. We're guessing you don't figure in the price of the Xbox 360 hardware - Microsoft may well be pretending that isn't a factor. Unfortunately, they're not
More of the same
PlayStation worldwide studios captain Phil Harrison told British newspaper The Guardian that he would be "amazed if the PlayStation 4 has a physical disc drive." Seems odd talk from a man still struggling to convince the world it needs the PlayStation 3 - and its Blu-ray drive.
According to Harrison, there are "right now more than 100 Blu-ray movies available today, in the US." Problem is, Phil, even when we give you credit for instant classics like Ultraviolet and Basic
In today's newly released teaser trailer, Electronic Arts has announced a new installment of the NBA Street series - and that's about it. The video makes a point that everyday people need relatable heroes and that idolized hero should be a basketball superstar who also stays true to his roots. Street fans'll just be happy to see the urban/aggressive NBA counterpart return.
Right now, the game's being called, simply, NBA Street, which is sure to cause all kinds of fun Google and Ebay moments
You must click the Movies tab above. You must bear witness to the most amazing video for any Star Wars game ever (and, yes, that includes the Lego Star Wars videos that combine Yoda's head with Leia's golden bikini-clad torso). Keep in mind that this video (leaked a week ago on YouTube and now released officially by LucasArts as the mother of all teasers) is what gaming industry-heads call "target video" and so is not actually of any in-game footage or a tech-demo as previously reported, but
Tuesday 8 August 2006
A special collector's edition of the classic board game Monopoly has been created that stars the finest heroes and villains from various Nintendo games.
Mario, Luigi, Link and Kirby all appear on the board, with the two moustachioed brothers taking up the prized Park Lane and Mayfair squares. Even the pieces you guide around the board have been Nintendoed, with Mario's cap, Link's iron boots, Donkey Kong's barrel, a Hylian shield and a Koopa shell all having been
Tuesday 8 August 2006
Ubisoft has confirmed that Prince of Persia will be coming to Wii, further proving that the Splinter Cell and Rayman creator is firmly behind the Nintendo console.
We reported last week that Prince of Persia had mysteriously appeared on Ubisoft's French website, although it was hastily removed and the existence of the game remained in question - until now.
No additional information about the game has been released, although when it was accidentally revealed on Ubi's
Six years in development don't end here...
Microsoft has revealed plans to pump up Kameo: Elements of Power for the 360 with brand new modes and difficulty levels. This leaves us wondering if, nine months on, anyone is so unfortunate as to still be trying to squeeze fun from that particular rock. If you've got nothing better to do, or are still desperately attempting to justify the $60 it originally cost, head over to the game's official site to find out the details on this Resusci Annie
Monday 7 August 2006
We've managed to lay our hands on a demonstration of Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam that shows just how the Wii skater will handle with the machine's motion-sensing controller. You can see the remote-tilting action for yourself by clicking the movies tab above.
The game - which has more in common with SSX than previous Tony Hawk's outings - features a series of downhill races set in locations spread across the globe and control of the skater is achieved using Wii's wizzy wand
Monday 7 August 2006
Interweb speculation is mounting that Nintendo is planning to unveil several new Wii games at this month's Leipzig Games Convention, with a sequel to Mario Smash Football being mentioned as the most likely candidate for a debut Wii appearance.
After the success of the original Mario Smash Football, it would come as no great surprise that Nintendo would want to deliver a follow-up.
Other murmurings suggest that Nintendo's NES platformer, Kid Icarus, is also scheduled for a