3rd Dec, 2007
The industry is still shaking from the earthquake announcement of Vivendi and Activision's merger today, but gamers themselves are going to have a lot of questions too. Both companies hold their fair share of much-loved franchises, several of which have extremely radid fanbases, so worry is going to be high as to what the deal is really going to mean.
It seems accepted human 'wisdom' that any change is a change for the worse, and in gaming any alteration in the corporate status
Nov 9, 2007
Males between the ages of 10 and 34 - put down that Victorias Secret catalogue and shut off Family Guy ‘cause we have a spanking-new SmackDown! vs Raw 2008 trailer for your adolescent-minded peepers. On display here is the entrance theme for the members of DX, Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
Watch as they strut to ringside amidst bizarre subliminal images of bar codes, exotic dancers and a police unit. Fun fact: DX or Degeneration-X is derived from the terms
Nov 6, 2007
Microsoft sends word that this week's Xbox Live Arcade releases will be Switchball and Word Puzzle, which should excite at least three people on Xbox Live.
Switchball is a pretty puzzler that has you controlling an ever-changing ball along a narrow winding maze suspended in midair.
30 single-player levels and co-op and multiplayer modes mean it could be worth a look in, but we'll have to get back to you on that one.
Word Puzzle does exactly what it says on the (virtual) box,
Oct. 19, 2007
Dubbed as a follow-up to the arcade shooters back in the '80s, the re-visualisation is being developed by Backbone Emeryville.
The crazy-hard arcade shooter is being revamped for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Expect a release this winter. But take a look at the first ten screens right
Oct 15, 2007
THQ sends word that a demo of its latest burly bruiser WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2008 is now up for download on Xbox Live.
The 360 preview lets you try out the new Superstar Fighting Styles and Struggle Submission System, which THQ says "significantly enhances" gameplay from the last installment. We'll let you be the judge of that. Head to the Forums to cast your vote.
An exhibition match using RAW, SmackDown and ECW arenas is available. Superstars Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley, the
Oct. 2, 2007
The PC version is already sitting on the shelf in your local Woolworths, but it looks like Xbox 360 owners are going to have wait a bit longer for stellar RTS World in Conflict.
Originally slated for console release at the end of the year, World in Conflict's publisher Sierra now says we're going to have to wait until "some time" next year for the Xbox 360 version - disappointing news for console fans gushing over the console
Oct 1, 2007
We know, we know - all this talk about the brand new Superstar Fighting System and ECW Extreme Rules match for this years inclusion into the WWE SmackDown! franchise has got your tights in a bunch because you havent yet sampled the fine musclehead beatdowns. Turn that frown upside down because starting today, October 1, you can obtain a demo of WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 at select retail chains by pre-ordering the game.
Its kind of a sparse demo with only three arenas, one-on-one
Sept 21, 2007
One constant complaint from fans of the long-running SmackDown! franchise has been that the wrestlers control the same for the most part. Oh sure, specific wrestlers have been tweaked annually to reflect their real-life counterpart and weight class, but now you can choose primary and secondary fighting styles, forever changing the way you play WWEs pinnacle sim.
We just got a hold of all primary and secondary from the WWE fanatics at THQ so you can start planning your future
Sept 13, 2007
If you've played a fair bit of the earlier WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW games, you'd know that nothing's more satisfying than clocking your opponent over the head with a chair, pounding his face in with a sledgehammer or chucking his lifeless ass through a table. Sure, you could fight a (*yawn*) fair fight, but using items from a hardware store to get the win appeals to your inner extremist.
Recognizing how awesome hardcore wrestling is, WWE SmackDown 08 features the brand-new ECW
Aug 24, 2007
Namco Bandai have announced that they will be bringing the Warhammer franchise - that's the old school, "I'm gonna get medieval on your ass" version folks - to Xbox 360 with Warhammer: Battle March. Though on PC a mere expansion for Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, the Xbox 360 version will feature both the original and expansion content of this action focused RTS.
Full details of the additional content has yet to be confirmed, though is likely to include four-player head-to-head or