Our early impression of Need for Speed: ProStreet is that its more of a simulator gunning for the Forzas and GTs out there, but that's not the case says producer, John Doyle.
"We're definitely not looking to make a simulation. I think 'simulation' is a bit of a dirty word," said Doyle, who made it clear ProStreet is not EA's answer to Forza at all.
"There's some baggage involved in [simulations] in that it's punishing or not fun." Doyle explains that it's not a simulation that EA is aiming
Tuesday 24 July 2007
Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony - Titans of the videogame industry and sworn enemies on the console battlefield. But which of gaming's Big Three is winning the war in 2007 so far? Well, using the monthly US hardware sales figures released by market researchers NPD Group, we've tallied up the past six months worth of numbers (Jan-June) to find out how consoles and handhelds have fared in the States during the first half of 2007. Here are the results:
Total US hardware sales
Thursday 12 July 2007
Just because it's E3, it doesn't mean you have to leave your sense of style at home. But many do. And over the next three days we'll be sneakily snapping, posting and ridiculing the worst stylistic offenders, mostly for our own amusement.
Walking round like an advertising billboard is not a good look. Wearing fifteen lanyards at once does not make you look important, it makes you look like a cock. Look at the company bosses. What are they wearing? A LocoRoco rucksack, a
Thursday 12 July 2007
Yep, there's games. And quite a few of them. But man cannot live by gaming alone and GamesRadar was hoping this year to grab a few eyefuls of the expected swim suited booth babes at this years show. But there aren't any.
This year, it's all about grey businessmen and sensible looking developer types in the obligatory uniform of chinos and cell phone holsters. Not to be deterred from the (franky pathetic) charge of a cheap thrill, GamesRadar is right now stalking the show,
Wednesday 11 July 2007
Electronic Arts has announced today details on two games being developed in collaboration with famed film director Steven Spielberg.
The first game, a Nintendo Wii exclusive, will involve manipulating blocks with the Wiimote to take part in over a hundred different activities; it will also allow the player to create their own structures and activities. The game will feature single-player, cooperative multiplayer, and competitive multiplayer modes.
The second game is
Need For Speed: ProStreet is a real leap for the long-running series. Not only does it take place on race tracks (not streets), in the harsh light of day (not of neon-riven night), but it's now aiming for realism too as this new video shows.
While the data taken by the team will no doubt be accurate, it's telling that Jacques Kerner, physics lead on the game, mentions the handling will be "forgiving." So while the cars will hint at realistic understeer or oversteer, you're unlikely to find
Friday 6 July 2007
Ever been ogling a hottie only to discover she or he isn't the 'she' or 'he' you first thought? It's OK, don't be embarrassed, you're not turning gay (or straight, depending) - some characters just aren't easily sexed. No, we don't mean the naughty business - we mean telling whether they're a boy or a girl.
We've compiled a list of the most unisex-looking characters around and pose the question: Can you tell if they've got an 'inny' or an 'outy'? Erm... so to
Wednesday 27 June 2007
Whether its new outfits in Laras wardrobe in Croft Manor, having your players ride ostriches on the pitch in PES6 or that funny-for-about-10-seconds big head mode that seems to crop up in every American sports game, cheats are an integral part of the gaming experience.
Unlockable extras, new characters or invincibility and hidden areas – little tricks that can give you the edge over your mates and hidden gems that bring a special kind of joy to every gamer when
Our first question is: Where're the streets? But, wait, this is about professional street racers - not your baseball cap-wearing boy racers spinning their poor Novas around a deserted supermarket car park. Need For Speed is now a serious racer. Who saw that one coming?
But it's a development we're sure to welcome. Not only does ProStreet look far better than any other NFS game, it's also promising handling and race gameplay, as it positions itself to take on the might of Gran Turismo. Just
Screenshots are static images used to show off a game in the best possible way. Or at least that's the general idea. Normally, promotional pics are veritable works of art, carefully composed to ensure that they catch the eye with a certain degree of impact. Sometimes, however, we receive shots so dull that the only thing they could possibly sell is ditchwater.
Here for your utter tedium, then, are 30 of the most boring screenshots that have ever been captured. Note that these are all official