Wednesday may only be half a week away, but it feels like eons. You've stared at every screen, gone frame by frame through every video and studied every last weapon and vehicle blueprint until your head hurt. Still, you want more... you NEED more.
Relax. GamesRadar understands your pain and we've got you covered. While the rest of the world won't experience the Beta for several more days, we're getting a seven-hour sneak peek tonight.
And we're taking you with us. Throughout the evening,
Sega is to deliver a PC and Xbox Live Arcade game based on the Happy Tree Friends animated series this autumn.
The action-puzzle game, Happy Tree Friends False Alarm, is being developed by Stainless Games and will be released as a digital download for PC.
Happy Tree Friends False Alarm, explains Sega, features the furry woodland creatures in a host of dismembering and ill-fated calamities, and the company promises that it'll play unlike any other action title on the market thanks to its
The tension is palpable. The anticipation is unbearable. The expectations are stratospheric. Yes, we're off to play the Halo 3 beta in just a few hours and we're so excited we've very nearly got poo in our custom-made Combat Evolved underpants. But just when we thought we couldn't get any more hyped, developer Bungie drops this 'Betalicious' Halo 3 multiplayer movie on us. It's almost too much to take.
We could wax lyrical about Halo 3 for a few more paragraphs, but we've said plenty about it
On top of the many demos Sega delivered in its press day this morning (check the news sections for more), the company also announced three new titles that'll bolster its lineup over the next year. The first and most exciting of the three is Condemned 2: Bloodshot, a sequel to one of the 360's better launch games due early next year. Underneath the original's unsettling and depressing atmosphere was a truly enticing gameplay experience just waiting for you to explore - if you like crawling
We're moments away from hundreds of thousands of hungry Halo fans getting their hands on Bungie's new toy. The Halo 3 Beta will kick off on May 16 and we think it's safe to say that the world and his dog is looking forward to seeing how it plays, although we all secretly know that's is going to be basically the same as Halo 2 with new maps, features and a few surprises added to the formula.
It's a tricky business letting people hammer your unfinished game and we can already see the forums
Originally due to appear in the UK Official PlayStation magazine (on sale today) this Haze preview (right click and save here to download, 6.68Mb) showcases new images and details from Free Radical Design's next-gen debut - specifically a combat drug that produces some trippy psychedelic visual effects. There's new screens and everything.
Please note this preview will NOT feature in the magazine you can buy in the shops. So download it while you
EA's recreation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will boast a new gesture-based spellcasting system that lets you perform magic with motions on PS3 and Wii. While the 360 version will remain stuck with conventional analog sticks, the PS3 and Wii versions will be more interesting.
Executive producer, Harvey Elliott, explained to GameSpot: "Instead of pressing buttons to fire off specific spells, we use each console's unique controls.
"So if you want to use 'depulso' to push an
In another example of Microsoft's watertight security, a handful of poorly-snapped Halo 3 beta videos have emerged on the internet, revealing new equipment and previously unseen weapons.
The Chief's new gadget, adding to the X button-activated goodies such as the Bubble Shield, is a radar scrambler, demonstrated by the hilarious guy filming these videos (one-handed, by the looks of it) adding decoy dots on the radar to fool your opponents.
You can also see Halo 3's new pistol in action, which
Can't wait for the Halo 3 multiplayer beta launching May 16? Pretend you're playing now. Today we've added so many screens of the beta's three maps - Valhalla, Snowbound and Highground - that you can practically imagine yourself there just by looking at them all.
Check out the images, as well as some cool new concept art, in the grid below... or by clicking the corresponding tab above. Then head to the next page tab to view, and begin memorizing, Halo 3's revised control layout.
Tuesday 1 May 2007
Give yourself a visual aperitif ahead of this month's Halo 3 beta session (kicking off on 16 May) with these pretty massive - and massively pretty - shots from the three multiplayer maps.
There's a whole barrel of images, but developer Bungie has also provided some much-needed info updates, spearing a couple of net-led rumours in the