Oct 29, 2007
Refusing to let the Bionic Commando hype train loose any momentum, Capcom has released another batch of screenshots and videos following the game's reveal earlier this month.
In case you missed it (or are under the age of 16), it's the sequel to the original side-scrolling platformer starring a mechanical-armed hero who could navigate around levels with his grappling hook abilities.
The West-meets-East follow-up is being handled by new outfit Grin, retaining all of the swinging
Oct 29, 2007
Microsoft sends word that a new batch of Blue Dragon download content has arrived on Xbox Live Marketplace, which should excite anyone still trawling through the Mistwalker RPG.
The very reasonably priced pack (200 MS points - £1.70 or $2.50) gives you a batch of new items including The Nothing Glasses, Spring Breeze Kerchief, Devee Phonograph, Whimsical Heart, Master Thief Manual, and Shuffle Helmet.
Each does something relatively exciting (in RPG terms) such as the
Oct 25, 2007
If you didn't get enough of Capcom's recently announced next-gen reimagining of classic game Bionic Commando, even after we'd spaffed the first shots and shared our initial impressions from an eyes-on viewing, then help is at hand - we've got a whole bundle of new images in our updated gallery.
There's little of the game revealed that we didn't already know, but the new images are still worth a look, since they give you a fuller idea of the world and enemies that you'll be facing
Oct 23, 2007
Microsoft sends word that continuing on from last week's brilliant releases (E4 and Speedball II) on Xbox Live Arcade, this week sees the excellent Exit and slightly less exciting Battlestar Galactica arrive on Xbox 360.
Taito's Exit was originally released on PSP with 220 levels of puzzle escaping fun. Now, it's looking even prettier on XBLA and is yours for 800 Microsoft points ($10/£6.80). This one's not to be missed.
Battlestar Galactica meanwhile has you leading a
Oct 19, 2007
Remember the NES Bionic Commando from the '80s? It doesn't matter, in all honesty. This next-gen update might retain the heritage (particularly the bionic arm with helpful wire attachment) and take place 10 years after the original 2D scroller, but it's a whole new game.
We were treated to an extended demo of Bionic Commando in action, during a recent Capcom event, and it's looking solid. What we were shown was basically a 'proof of concept', being little more than a small
Oct 17, 2007
BioShock could well be the recipient of download content that boosts the first-person shooter's replayability factor. Considering how complex the game's evolution was, there's no telling how expansive new content could be.
"I'm not a really big fan of expanding things just by linearly adding to the experience, adding a new campaign, as much as I am of enhancing the original experience and adding replayability to that experience," 2K Boston boss Ken Levine said.
Levine said that,
Aug 17, 2007
As we revealed last week, Brutal Legend, the next game to come out of Psychonauts creator, Tim Schafers, twisted brain box will be a cartoon style, demon slaying affair with a rock and roll edge.
Jack Black will be lending his vocal talents to voice the lead roll in what looks to be a cross between Mad Max and Death Race 2000, with a horde of creatures from the underworld thrown in for good measure.
We've still not received word on what platforms Brutal Legend will be appearing
Oct 17, 2007
One of Capcom's big announcements this week (expect another one today) is that Bionic Commando is getting a remake for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Fans of the original game will be delighted at the news, although the initial version is so old now, having been originally released in 1988, we wonder how many people actually remember it that well.
Still, the bionic arm that allows our hero Nathan Spencer to swing around the environments with ease does look super-cool. And while Spider-Man
Oct 16, 2007
Capcom is resurrecting classic Bionic Commando in a new game in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Check out the first screens here.
Bionic Commando first appeared in the late 1980s. The 2D, side-scrolling action-platformer starred a weapon-toting lead character who also happened to sport a bionic arm that acted like a grappling hook which allowed him to navigate around levels.
The new title, simply called Bionic Commando, retains the 'grappling hook' gameplay but beefs it
Oct. 15, 2007
A tool that addresses activation issues with the PC version of Bioshock can now be downloaded.
You may recall that when BioShock released, the game's SecuROM copy protection came under fire for, among other things, only allowing two simultaneous installs of the game on different PCs and problems the copy protection raised with reinstalling it.
"Also, we have in the works a revoke tool which you will be able to run on your machine if you want to free up that key and move it to