Make the most of your vampirism by taking over the notorious Vile Lair, once home to Greywyn Blenwyth - the infamous vampire leader of the Crimson Scars. The doors to the Vile Lair will open Thursday, adding-on a new homestead to the role-playing marathon, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Your new refuge will be a multilevel underwater sanctuary, where you can satisfy your thirst for blood in its "cattle pen", or cure your dark gift at the Shrine of Sithis. Alchemists and assassins will delight at
GameCube classic Eternal Darkness almost certainly has a sequel on the way, according to Denis Dyack, director of developer Silicon Knights.
Dyack has revealed in his blog that the three-game approach the team took to the forthcoming Xbox 360 game Too Human was always a possibility for Eternal Darkness. Every time the team designs a game, he says, it is intended to tell a story within a larger universe and that other stories are still there to be told.
This means that Too Human's - and now
The fifth installment in pay-per-play expanded content for the already way-too-big Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion hits this week. The Mehrune's Razor plug-in boasts the biggest crypt you'll ever find in Cyrodill: the vast, once-lost Ayleid city or Varsa Baalim. This ruin is home to a fearsome Daedric artifact known as Mehrune's Razor - a dagger with the power to kill in a single
A new download was posted yesterday to expand the enormous world of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion even further. The Thieves Den adds the legendary Dunbarrow Cove and its contents to your ever-growing adventuring itinerary. It's available to Xbox 360 gamers over Xbox Live Marketplace for 150 Microsoft Points while PC gamers can get it from the Oblivion website for
Wednesday 17 May 2006
So, that was E3 2006. The most manic week of the gaming calendar has hurtled by once again in a tornado of news and a frenzy of game playing. Now, as relative calm returns and the chaos slowly seeps away, we look back on the big games, the big announcements, the highlights and the disappointments.
Much of the week's hottest news happened before the doors had opened on E3, with Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all making some big announcements at their pre-show
Broadly, there are two kinds of RPGs out there - the ones like Oblivion that offer the player a wealth of freedom, and the Final Fantasy school that concentrate on tight storytelling and addictive battling. Enchanted Arms, coming from Japan, definitely aims toward Final Fantasy's style. The game stars university student Atsuma - whose glossy hair and vacant smirk mark him as true hero material. Actually, it's the fact that he has the power to control golems - mystical entities designed to fight
Haven't heard of Eragon yet? Don't worry. If some in-the-know teen hasn't recited the entire book - which supplanted Harry Potter's latest atop the bestseller list - to you by this summer, the commercials for the movie will surely clue you in. Or, you can just lock yourself in a closet and miss out on a swashbuckling fantasy adventure about a teenage boy (named Eragon) who fights a corrupt king with the aid of a strong sword and a pet dragon - it's your call, really.
At its heart, Eragon the
Wednesday 10 May 2006
After all the talk, after all the pre-show conferences, after all the trailers and all the hype, E3 is finally open. And we're here!
Yes, the vast LA Conference Centre has finally opened its doors and we are on the floor of the show itself, ready to bring you all of the breaking news, ready with informative and informed hands-on reports and ready with plenty of footage, right from the heart of
Wednesday 10 May 2006
With just hours to go until this year's E3 games show officially opens for business in Los Angeles, GamesRadar has managed to obtain an exclusive sneak preview of the show floor. As you can see from these photos, many of the stands are still under construction - including those for PlayStation 3 and Wii, both of which will be playable on the show floor.
The Sony and Nintendo areas sit side-by-side in the LA Convention Centre's massive West Hall and are the focal points of
Wednesday 3 May 2006
Ubisoft has confirmed that it will be bringing [eM] -eNCHANT arM-, the oddly titled Japanese role-playing game for Xbox 360, to the UK. Rechristened Enchanted Arms, the game will touch down in a shop near you this summer.
Enchanted Arms is a turn-based RPG, but unlike similar games you'll be able to shift your characters around mid-battle in order to gain a tactical advantage. You're a student enchanter called Atsuma and you've managed to open a magical seal and release