The good folks from Atari came by to demo Bullet Witch, next February's apocalyptic - Goth tale. Long story short: the year is 2013 and much of the world's population has been decimated by disease, war, and every other cataclysmic event you could possibly think of. Enter Alicia, Bullet Witch's anti-heroic gothess, fully equipped with a "boom-rod," a customizable gun (all the rage now) and up to nine magic spells to aid in her quest against the undead.
The game's opening takes place in a
Gears of War got us thinking: Massive explosions. Guts strewn everywhere. People running in terror. Few things ignite the minds of gamers like a good alien invasion. It may be bizarre or terrifying (and in the case of Gears of War, it may come from underground instead of outer space) but in video games, aliens always bring massive destruction in their wake. This week, we take a look back at the seven games with the most memorable, exciting or disturbing alien invasions... ever.
7. Halo 2
We've been exposing ourselves to the elements for the past two weeks in an effort to bring you the most in-depth coverage of Lost Planet possible. After tearing through an uncountable number of Akrid (the insectoid monsters that plague our icy homeland) and gutting more than a few ice pirates, we're back to deliver our preliminary verdict on the extremely early version we played: Lost Planet is legitimate, concentrated awesome.
As you undoubtedly already know from our previous coverage, you
Graceful. It's the one word that appears time and again throughout our hastily scribbled notes about Elveon, and even when the words next to it say something about gouging out a dude's liver with the blunt end of a spear, it's still there. And it appears time and again because even a year away from completion, this combat-driven PC and Xbox 360 RPG stands out as something special; as something worth
Multiplayer. That is coding team FASA's eggs and that is their sole, lonely, solitary basket. Because this, their E3-announced shooter Shadowrun, will not have a Campaign, Story or even single player mode, unless you count a few 'bot battles and a tutorial. Which we
Multiplayer. That is coding team FASA's eggs and that is their sole, lonely, solitary basket. Because this, their E3-announced shooter Shadowrun, will not have a Campaign, Story or even single player mode, unless you count a few 'bot battles and a tutorial. Which we don't.
That being said, jettisoning a single-player game in favour of multiplayer only might not be the worst decision in the world when you consider the amount of balancing ahead of them: magic versus weaponry; Vista-powered PC
As any horror-movie director can tell you, keeping up a tense atmosphere for 90 minutes of screen time isn't easy. So imagine, then, what it must be like to try and keep up that same level of tension over 40-plus hours of a survival horror game. No matter how intense you make it, sooner or later, your carefully constructed atmosphere of terror and despair is going to fall flat.
This Halloween, we'll explore seven of the least scary moments from some of the best horror games ever. Be
The colorful, sickly sweet world of Viva Pinata may seem to be aimed squarely at the kiddies, but as we discovered in our hands-on time, you may not want to disregard this one. The concept is simple enough: you are charged with cultivating a small patch of land into a beautiful garden where little candy-filled critters can laze about in saccharine leisure. It sounds like a piece of cake (pun intended, and for that we apologize), but if you're not at the top of your game, your garden can quickly
We got the opportunity to journey down to Los Angeles to see how EA is shaping Medal of Honor: Airborne into a lethal killing machine, and we loved what we saw. After laboring on the title for over a year, developers at EA Los Angeles have completely re-envisioned the series for the next generation of gaming technology.
Of course, there is the near-obsessive level of authenticity - when you've got a company the size of EA, you can afford to "go big" on the details even if it means flying a
Everything's going according to plan. You and your elite team of Navy SEALs have infiltrated a nuclear-armed North Korea and are prepared to make your way back to safe ground. But before the team can cross over, an all-out war erupts between North and South Korea, stranding your unit behind enemy lines. With miles of unfriendly terrain between you and home, nothing but the absolute best troops can hope to survive.
Luckily, Rogue Warrior plants those crack troops squarely in your command. After