Need for Speed Carbon, the latest in publisher EA's street-racing series, will not be playable online for Nintendo's new console, Wii.
NFS Carbon will support online play for the PS2, Xbox, PS3 and 360, but won't be available to Wii owners, according to Game Informer magazine.
It has also come to light that Carbon will not make use the motion sensing capabilities of either the Wii remote or the PS3 "tilt" controller. EA apparently has concerns over gamer fatigue, what with will all the
Publisher Activision is giving gamers and comic fans a chance to be part of its forthcoming superhero action-RPG Marvel: Ultimate Alliance as the voice of one of the in-game characters.
Previously Activision held online auditions for fans to become the voice of weedy Hulk alter-ego Bruce Banner. The response was so overwhelming that it's decided to extend the competition to allow fans to try out for the voice of the Sub-Mariner Namor. We reckon you should go for fishy and
For millions of gamers, moviegoers and comic book fans, summertime symbolizes one thing - awesome trailers for movies we're not going to see for a year. As far as we're concerned, there's only one movie coming out in 2007, and it's Spider-Man 3, a film that's making the rounds ahead of Superman Returns right now. Or you can just view it here.
It's just a teaser, but there's plenty to soak up. You get to plainly see the living, tar-like black costume overtake Peter Parker as he sleeps, as well
We've got the latest amusing video from the gang creating Rayman Raving Rabbids - just hit the Movies tab above to give it a view. In the second installment of what could be a neverending stream of clips showcasing what Rayman's enemies cannot do, we learn the murderous "rabbids" ain't so hot at housework. Click, smile and wait for the game's inevitable release near the holidays.
WiiConnect24, the online service for Nintendo's new console, could make use of micro-transactions for extra content in much the same way as Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Game Informer, "if you've gotten to a particular part in a game we could push content out to you so you get to battle a new boss. Maybe you get a new artifact; maybe you get a new weapon..."
Just how this new content would be "pushed" out to gamers is unclear but small
It doesn't really matter how long you've been gaming - you know who Sonic the Hedgehog is. Ever since his first appearance on the Sega Genesis in 1991, the hyperactive hedgehog has consistently been one of the most popular characters in video game history. To honor his longevity, SEGA's trumpeting its new, next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog game, due later this year, as well as an enhanced remake of the original Genesis game, only for Game Boy Advance. The new version will incorporate Sonic's spin
There's hardly a rim left to tweak in the Need for Speed universe, so perhaps that's why the series is once again wandering into the wilderness in search of new thrills. EA's newly announced Need for Speed Carbon slams you onto perilous canyon roads that twist and turn through dusty, gusty outdoor settings, but don't worry, you'll still be managing a pimped-out runnin'
The SmackDown! series has been comfortably snuggled up with Sony for years, but as we all now know, the top-tier WWE franchise has gone multiplatform. There are versions announced for a bevy of platforms, but no word on a Wii version... until now, at least.
In our interview with Bryan Williams, the series' associate creative manager, he ponders the possibilities of such a game. No official announcement just yet, but perhaps you'd like to read for yourself? It's all right here.
Friday 23 June 2006
Mercury Meltdown developer Ignition has strongly hinted that its liquid metal puzzler will indeed be making an appearance on Nintendo Wii.
Ignition studio manager Ed Bradley told us: "Many see Wii as a perfect vehicle for Mercury Meltdown, so expect some news soon!" Nudge, nudge. Say no more.
What appeared to be an Ignition release schedule recently showed up on gaming forums and, in addition to the already announced PSP outing, Mercury Meltdown was listed for release on
Thursday 22 June 2006
The only difference between The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on GameCube and Wii will be in the control scheme, contradicting various rumours that the version on Wii will boast enhanced visuals and special extra features.
This info comes from the August issue of Nintendo Power, and - if true - is a fairly mixed blessing. When we played Zelda on Wii at this year's E3, the control felt clumsy and laboured, getting in the way of the fantasy action instead of