20 March 2007
As part of the Want Respect safe sex campaign, a new web-based flash game has been launched titled Johnny's (ouch) which stars you as a young R'n'B dude trying to run a successful night club single-handedly. Not only are you the DJ, the bar-man and the guest-greeter, you've also got responsibility to charm and chat-up the girls that visit your venue.
To celebrate the launch of the worthy game, we're giving away a PS3 and in order to stand a chance of it ending up in your hands,
EA has started releasing music from its past and present videogames to the iTunes Store.
Available for purchase via EA Trax, tracks from such titles as Def Jam Icon, SSX 3, Need for Speed Underground 2 and Burnout: Dominator have been unleashed - including a version of The Doors' "Riders on the Storm" that Snoop Dogg remixed exclusively for Need for Speed Underground 2. Get your gats
The Japanese powerhouse developer is famed worldwide for the Dead Or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series. But it looks like the studio could be branching out in a new direction completely.
In an exclusive interview with head honcho Tomonobu Itagaki, the Team Ninja boss revealed that the firm's new game will be like no type of game Itagaki has ever worked on
Wednesday 14 February 2007
A probably-not-entirely-scientific survey of 200 women has revealed that females that play games have more sex than those that don't.
According to the survey, which was carried out by UK online game rental company, Gametart, women that game have sex an average of 4.3 times a week, compared to a positively frigid 3.2 times a week for females not partial to a bit of virtual stimulation.
The survey also found that women who had only recently taken up gaming were having
14 February 2007
A UK school has banned its pupils from playing tag and kiss chase, after it claimed the influence of videogames was making the formerly innocent childhood activities 'too rough'.
"The children are watching television, they're watching films and they're playing computer games. Very often it's the violent element of that they are seeing and hearing. That's what they're going to come on to our playground to play," the headteacher at the school in Lincoln told the BBC.
Wednesday 24 January 2007
It's been a back-slapping celebration of big numbers recently, with Microsoft boasting 3 million sales in 10 weeks for Gears of War and Blizzard Entertainment proudly crowning World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade as the fastest selling PC game ever, shifting 2.4 million copies in 24 hours.
It's all very impressive but, interestingly, neither Gears of War nor Burning Crusade qualifies as one of the top 10 fastest selling titles to fly off UK shelves during launch
For a few scant weeks this Spring, you can stop shaking your head at the latest NBA embarrassments (were looking at you Carmelo Anthony) and get back to the basics. Cmon, the reason why you watch hoops is for the fundamentals, right? Arguably one of the coolest tournaments, the NCAA March Madness tournament, kicks off on March 11th with Selection Sunday, but you dont have to wait that long, seeing as EAs bringing us NCAA March Madness 07 on January 17th for the Xbox 360 and weve stolen new
It's the end of another great year for gamers. Two new systems launched. Two handhelds waged bloody battle. And next gen gaming got a big kick in the pants - thanks to a year of lonely rule by the Xbox 360. PC gaming fought fire with nukes, waging its battle against the console-based onslaught. In short, it ruled.
How do we handle this? We're handing out our gleaming Platinum Chalice to those games and systems which gave us the business. No boring list of 37 different strategy games, divided
Tuesday 19 December 2006
A US magazine is reported to have discovered that three new Katamari games are in development for Xbox Live Arcade, Wii and PS3, and that the trio of titles will be released next year.
Electronic Gaming Monthly, or EGM, has made the claim in its most recent issue and frankly we have no reason to doubt it, mainly because it fits exactly with something we reported over a month ago about the registration of three new names for Katamari projects.
So can we look forward to
Slick-footed balling, outrageous court contortions and a healthy dollop of street smart attitude has always been the irresistible trademark of EA's energetic NBA Street games and, judging by this movie from the upcoming Homecourt, fans won't be disappointed by the series' next-gen