Aug 30, 2007
Hardcore gamers, you're a dying breed. Casual games are blowing up, and it seems like everyone wants in on the action. It's easy to see why: from free-to-play web-based games like Bejeweled to the Wii minigame collections clogging retail shelves, the genre commands an audience more than 150 million strong, according to a report by the Casual Games Association. But the industry-wide push to turn grandmas into gamers has raised a worrisome question: as more and more companies shift
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Perhaps it was a technical malfunction, perhaps we got lazy, or perhaps we were forced to discontinue it after its content caused complaints. Whichever of those three equally plausible cases is the truth, it
Aug 30, 2007
It's been nearly four years coming, but the wait for the fifth episode of the gory Silent Hill series is almost up. First details are now starting to trickle out from the dark confines of... wait for it - the game's US developer, The Collective.
Akira Yamaoka, music composer on the project, has confirmed that the game will be set in the same universe as previous episodes of the series, but it will feature an entirely new cast of characters.
The starring figure, Alex Shepherd, a
Aug 30 2007
Ragdolls. Sometimes, it seems as if developers only ever meld physics engines with fully-poseable character models for the purposes of endlessly hilarious body popping. Witness Hitman's jittery corpses, or Fight Night Round 3's skittishly unconcious boxers.
Now even the inhabitants of Bioshock's Rapture are getting in on the act. The video below, posted overnight to much mirth and laughter, is a perfect illustration of the beauty of chance, technology and good ol' purile humour.
Aug 30 2007
The old Turok - that N64 classic - brought us ludicrously entertaining weaponry like the Cerebral Bore. The next-gen, redesigned vision of Turok's dino-slaughtering action is going back to basics, with this new gameplay trailer illustrating some knife-ilicious stealth killage.
We're guessing there's still some projectile surprises to be had in Turok's outing on 360 and PS3, due sometime next year, but this silent executions certainly promise to satisfy. And the series hasn't
30 Aug, 2007
Sega Rally's track deformation is superb. If ever a feature defined the advance of 'next-gen' graphics, it's this. But what does it mean for us gamers? Hours of fun slipping around in the mud, that's what. Forget the mud wrestling of Rumble Roses - this is sexier. And what's more, we've got a double-whammy of videos of it to show you.
The first shows a classic Castrol liveried Celica doing donuts and washing off in a pool of water. Check out the way the water fills the trenches
The seven pixelated ladies in our countdown were clearly designed to arouse and allure, to attain a pinnacle of hotness that would tempt any boy or man into forking over his hard-earned cash. But somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong. What should have been sirens, vixens, seducers and heartbreakers... ended up monsters.
Aug 29, 2007
Forget everything you might have seen in '80s movies and crappy cartoons - nobody, but nobody batters and chops his way through a gore-soaked adventure quite like Conan the Barbarian. Kratos and Nariko might have swords on chains, but Conan breaks men's backs with his bare hands. For fun. While simultaneously having drunken sex with three chicks in jeweled loincloths. That's just the kind of guy he is.
The hard-drinking, hard-loving murder machine returns to videogames this
Aug 19, 2007
The unnecessarily long-named Super Puzzle Fighter II HD Remix was already on the cards for XBLA this week, but Microsoft has surprised us with Streets of Rage 2, which is also available for download from this morning. Aren't we lucky, eh?
The Sega retro bruiser costs the usual 400 Microsoft points ($5 or £3.40, depending on where you live), which gets you the emulated Mega Drive (Genesis) game with online co-op and the usual achievement and Gamerscore mischief.
Aug 29, 2007
Three years in the making by the hands of Bungie Studios, Halo 3 is now finished and ready to begin its journey to the shops ready for launch on September 25 in the US and September 26 in the UK.
"This is a huge milestone for us and a big cause for celebration at Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios," said Harold Ryan, studio head at Bungie. "This is the game we've always wanted to make and certainly the best game our studio has developed. We can't wait for gamers to get their hands