We sat down for a chat with Justin Manning, Associate Producer for The Order of the Phoenix from EAs UK studio to find out all the latest gossip surrounding the darkest Harry Potter novel so
Playing Rockstars Bully made us realize how fun games set in school can be. And also made us wonder why EA has never made free-roaming, school-based Harry Potter games - obviously substituting the cricket bat weapons for magic wands and the bike-stealing with flying brooms. Surely nothing would be better than getting to explore the vast Hogwarts, go to Defense Against the Dark Arts lessons and unleash “Petrificus Totalus” on Professor Snape.
Well, youre about to find out, because
When we first learned how the Wii remote worked, our geeky minds immediately cooked up two wonderful, wish fulfilling uses for it. The first, of course, was a light saber. But while we're still waiting anxiously on that one, our second idea became a reality last night.
A magic wand. Yes, while Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is coming out this summer on almost every platform imaginable, only the Wii version gives you the opportunity to physically cast spells just like the characters
Harvest Moons tend to come in two distinct styles: toil-all-your-working-days, salty sweat flavor; and a milder get-to-know-your-neighbors with moderate farming variety - as seen in the narrative of GameCubes A Wonderful Life. The Wii-bound Harvest Moon falls into the second category, revealing a tale of natural woe that requires a mix of intensive agriculture and community action to
When it comes to heart-exploding jet action, Namco's Ace Combat series has had the genre cornered for years. But for some, even Ace leans too far to the flight-sim side of things, forcing you to bank, yaw and obey the restrictions of your plane. That's where Heatseeker comes in. Its no-nonsense approach to blasting jets out of the sky should have no trouble courting adrenaline-soaked gamers even if they've never piloted a virtual jet in their life.
Real-world sorties involve quick strikes
Monday 13 November 2006
Top Gun has a lot to answer for. Dodgy '80s haircuts. Unprecedented levels of homoeroticism thinly-veiled as masculine bravado. Tom Cruise's career. But consider its impact on gaming, too.
Gamers thrilled by the high altitude stunts of the movie demanded the experience for themselves. The result? 1987's Afterburner. With its moving cabinet and mock cockpit control stick, gamers were given a streamlined arcade taste of gunning down bogeys at four o'clock, though they
Dec 17, 2007
First up, we have Homie Rollerz for the DS. This might look like Mario Kart goes to the ghetto, but for fans of Dave Gonzaless original creations, this is an awesome opportunity to play as one of your all-time favorite Homies. Gonzales has even helped out with the development, providing authentic dialogue and an all-new Homie - Wizard - out to grant the wish of the low-rider racer brave enough to win The Wizard Circuit. Look for this colorful little game sometime in February
Ports. By the end of the year, you’ll be able to fill a warehouse with Wii titles transplanted from other platforms. But if there’s one kind of port you won’t hear us bitching about, it’s arcade light-gun shooters.
Developers Headstrong are anything if not enthusiastic about Overkill. Sitting down for a hands-on session with a brand new level – a mutant outbreak in a hospital that makes MRSA look like TLC – we spotted a curious pre-level title card: ‘Presented in Slater Vision’. Chatting later to studio head Bradley Crooks we’re told that Slater is Mark Slater, the lead artist on the game.
"So frightening, you’ll cry blood from your OWN EYES!” “They came for brains. You’ll give them... BULLETS!” No, friends, these aren’t the schlocky taglines from some long-forgotten B-movies, they’re quotes from the trailer for the latest and potentially greatest House of the Dead game - Overkill.