We just got our mits on the X06 Demo for the upcoming planet-hopping, RPG saga, Mass Effect. As Commandeer Shepard, you'll have to master the art of conversation, in addition to the art of war during your quest to prevent a race of evil machines from playing wicked with the galaxy. Similar to developer Bioware's previous games, Jade Empire and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, outcomes in Mass Effect hinge upon the haste and/or compassion you show in your words and
Good news. Somewhere out there, somebody finds you absolutely irresistible. They're obsessed with you and want to spend every possible moment with you. They want to be with you when you watch TV, when you go to the movies and when you drive to work. And when you're sitting on the couch in your underwear playing Halo at 3 AM... that's when they want you the most.
Bad news? We're speaking, of course, about advertisers. With your eyes glued to the screen and your purchasing power proven (you
Now is the perfect time to be playing Xbox 360. First to enter the next generation race last holiday season, Microsoft's console has had an entire year to work out the kinks... and it shows. The future of gaming is in community and the 360's online neighborhood is currently the gold standard - hopping on and finding others to engage in friendly cooperation or fierce competition is a breeze.
If you prefer playing with high tech gadgets, cool stuff like the Live Vision camera (put yourself in
There's only so much rusty machinery you can fit inside a hangar, as the saying goes (or maybe doesn't go. It's not actually our saying). But Armored Core 4 - actually the 13th or so entry in this long-running giant robot blowstuffupathon series manages to fit more than most. We took the PS3 version out of its hangar (although there's also an Xbox 360 model in the works) and onto some seriously bleak battlefields - then made them bleaker by exploding everything we could.
"If it's broke, you broke it, asshole!" barked Navy SEAL turned author Richard Marcinko at Rogue Warrior's recent unveiling in Las Vegas. He was alluding not to the game's producer, but to his own personal method for disciplining troops in combat. If its publisher's rhetoric is to be believed, Rogue Warrior (based on Marcinko's bestselling series of memoirs and novels) is an attempt to bring a new level of precision and authenticity to the tactical FPS.
Yet if the game is symbolic of anything,
Life as a technician aboard a Space Cannon satellite sounds more exciting than it really is. Our hero, Blitz, isn't much more than a glorified janitor, who happens to keeps the wheels greased on a massive, orbital gun platform. Of course, the job does have its perks - he gets to play around with some of the cool weapons and tools found within the
It may not be snowing yet where you live, but that doesn't mean you can't have a snowball fight. And if you prefer your whimsical winter wonderlands being pockmarked with blackened rocket blasts and colossal robot footprints, this is one fight you'll definitely want to join.
As we reported earlier, Capcom will give 360 gamers their first freezer burned taste of Lost Planet multiplayer action tomorrow, when they unleash a new playable demo over Xbox Live. If you have an account, the demo and
You'll never be in control of Alan Wake's beautiful, expansive world. You won't bestride its mountains with a rocket launcher, knowing you can blow away its bad guys. In fact, you won't be seeking confrontation at all because you're not even sure how your enemies can be killed...
Alan's a writer. His girlfriend disappeared, eerily reflecting the events of his bestseller. He develops insomnia. He goes to a private sleep clinic in remote Bright Falls, set in mountainous Washington State. Finding
The developers of Crackdown, a free-roaming, car-throwing, super-powered future-cop simulator in the vein of Grand Theft Auto, seem unusually keen on bucking videogame tradition in every way possible. Their character designs are no exception; rather that going with a typical good-looking hero, they've unveiled a diverse cast of eight beefy misfits from an unusual range of ethnic backgrounds.
Their designers have taken pains to give these superheroes as much weird, unconventional personality
The playable demo begins with an epic pre-rendered battle scene, and then cuts to Lost Odyssey's charismatic hero, Kaim, before seamlessly transitioning to the real-time graphics. We honestly didn't see much of a step down in quality in going from one to the other, and as the battle continues all around you, even as you enter your first fight, there's a great sense of continuity.
Speaking of continuity, the battles continue the traditional turn-based system which the Final Fantasy games -