The Collector's Edition of Capcom's chilly alien blast-fest, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, will give access to an exclusive multiplayer map that gamers who spring for the regular purchase won't be able to play until it's released as a free download next summer. Released alongside the standard game in January 2007, the special pack will also come bundled with a pretty book o' concept art, videos, music and a heap of digital
This first full length trailer for L.A. Noire, Rockstar's next-gen private-eye adventure, isn't about to satisfy our appetite for gameplay details, but you can already sense the game's atmospheric credentials.
From the trailer's street chase to the prickly jazz soundtrack to the "nothing to see here" cop attitude, L.A. Noire is looking suspiciously like L.A. Confidential. Hit the Movies tab now to see the
Friday 29 September 2006
After its showing at last weekend's Tokyo Game Show and this week's X06, we've got the opening trailer for Lost Odyssey for home viewing - hit the movies tab above to watch the surprisingly grim battlefront footage.
The playable portion of the game demo picks up mid-movie, after lead character Caim has made his enemy-scattering entrance - giving you the chance to cut a few down in turn-based combat before the movie starts up again for its apocalyptic ending.
Friday 29 September 2006
To celebrate the release of LMA Manager 2007, we've teamed up with Codemasters to offer one lucky winner an Xbox 360 Core Pack and a copy of LMA Manger 2007 to play on it. Four lucky runners-up will net themselves a copy of the game on the format of their choice (Xbox 360, PS2 or PC).
The game features a detailed 3D match engine and a comprehensive array of management options, along with free stats updates via an internet connection. Check out the official website and
Tuesday 26 September 2006
After its first public appearance at last weekend's Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft has released the first images of its 360 Final-Fantasy-to-be, Lost Odyssey - hit the images tab to check them out.
Taken from the demo build, they show lead character Caim looking dashing and facing off against an army of tall-helmeted stormtroopers on the battlefield. The TGS demo's most impressive visual trick was to quietly switch from CGI footage of a raging war into gameplay with Caim
Monday 25 September 2006
Rockstar Games has lifted the lid on its latest project, LA Noire - a next-gen crime thriller that the publisher is billing as 'an interactive detective story set in the classic noir period of the late 1940s'.
Developed by Australian-based studio, Team Bondi (which was founded by Brendan McNamara, director of Sony's cockney flavoured gangsta-'em-up, The Getaway), LA Noire promises a deadly cocktail of action and sleuthing as it invites the player into its open-ended
When bad boy publisher Rockstar announces anything, the gaming world tends to stop whatever it's doing and take notice. Whether it's a report on what they had for breakfast that morning or the revelation of an entirely new game, we want to know all about it.
So imagine our delight upon discovering that - this morning, anyway - it was the latter. The company has unveiled its plans to publish L.A. Noire, a 1940's Los Angeles-set crime thriller, for next generation platforms.
The press release's
Even if you've played through LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, chances are good that you've missed something. We're not talking minikits or unlockable rooms - we're more about the in-jokes, unexpected events and laugh-out-loud moments packed into the game. We've played through the whole game and found our favorite giggle points and surprises - hit that Movies tab above then sit back and smile. May the farce be with
Robots, bugs and guns - Capcom seems to have found the winning Xbox 360 combination with Lost Planet, as shown in these new screens and teaser trailer (hit the Movies tab above) from its Tokyo Game Show
We've done our best to try to convince you of the ultimate supremacy of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, but, as it turns out, the world either has no need of our advice or takes it very seriously. Selling 1.1 million copies (or "units" as industry pundits call them) in its very first week of being available to the masses, LEGO Star Wars II has cemented the value of family friendly titles in this blood-soaked, violence-mongering industry.
Of course, it helps that the game is