Sept 04 2007
We knew it was going to be expansive - but the Leipzig trailer of Spore really blows all bets out of the water.
The scale of change in how you manage your species through it's evolution from the primordial ooze to indisputable galactic dominance is staggering - but not nearly as exciting as the ability to control the evolution of your creation, not just manage it. Every evolutionary adjunct, every building, vehicle and plant is for you to
Sept 04, 2007
Games have to be made, of course. Theyre created from scratch, not born with their daddys nose, with developers piecing them together down to the genetic level. So, its no shock to see them changing and evolving as they head towards commercial release: HUD tweaks, visual improvements, character makeovers, gobs of spit ‘n polish and the like.
While all games go through a sequence of iterative facelifts, some go through a complete reinvention. Others get scrapped completely,
Sept 04 2007
A flurry of new Lost Odyssey screens have appeared amid the launch of the game's official site, and it is clear to see that Hironobu Sakaguchi is pulling no punches when it comes to taking on his former franchise.
LO's techonology-meets-magic universe has already drawn direct comparisons to FF VII - but the stunning detail and scale of the Unreal 3 Engine environments make it seem an environment you could actually get lost in. Final Fantasy has never managed
Sept 04 2007
The renewed seep of info surrounding Korean MMOFPS Huxley continues, with the latest screens showcasing the two factions gamers can run and gun with; the standard marine cut-out Sapiens and the technology reliant The
September 4, 2007
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 1 September:
1 (1) BioShock
(Xbox 360, PC)
2 (NE) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
(PS2, Xbox 360, PC, DS, Wii)
3 (3) Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
4 (2) Transformers: The Game
(PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, DS, PSP, PC, Wii)
5 (4) More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old is Your Brain?
6 (RE) Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree
7 (10) Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Sept 4, 2007
The first trailer for mysterious Sci-fi shooter They, was recently unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention, giving us our first glimpse of who “They” really are. And they definitely dont come in peace.
However as you can see, these aliens appear to be under the control of another more sinister power thats manipulating the creatures to do its dirty work.
No more info was offered other than the promise of “haunting single player and versatile multiplayer
September 3, 2007
Joe Booth, FIFA 08 (PS3, Xbox 360), Lead Producer
Today I have asked gameplay designer and software engineer, Gary Paterson, to speak in the diary. When hes not following Aberdeen, celebrating Scotlands World Cup Win (the homeless World Cup that is), finding the latest Leeds United negative story to rub in my face, or reliving every detail of Scotlands one win over England, Gary is busy tweaking the shooting and the details of our game engine. Seriously, Gary is going to give
Sept 03 2007
UK national newspaper The Guardian named Rockstar North in a feature highlighting the top 50 brightest design talents in Britain this weekend, honouring the GTA developer for being a pioneer in the open-ended sandbox style of play that is so common today. And while not exactly a thumbs-up from The Daily Mail, seeing the controversial game creator acknowledged in the mainstream media in a positive light certainly makes a refreshing change.
Also included on the list (which wasn't
Sept 3, 2007
Following on from our video walkthrough of The Simpsons game last week, we can now bring you the latest trailer featuring everyones favourite yellow family, entitled Medal of Homer.
This is just one of a number of game related levels to be included in whats shaping up to be the best Simpsons game ever. But lets be honest, the previous titles werent exactly triple A standard.
As the games script is being crafted by the shows writers, we know theres going to be hundreds of
Aug 31, 2007
Here it is - the first Mafia 2 trailer (see it below).
Like the original Mafia title, Mafia 2 immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940s-early 1950s scenario. We're told that we will become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city.
The sequel's in development for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.