UK studio Free Radical Design has confirmed to us that development of TimeSplitters 4 is well underway and anything is possible regarding the platforms it'll launch on.
"Yes, TimeSplitters 4 is happening. At the moment it's in the very early concept stages, and as yet it's unsigned to any publisher," Free Radical Design's screenwriter Rob Yescombe told us.
Regarding a platform it looks like there are no specific exclusive plans although that could change when the game's gets picked up by a
Finally you can experience for yourself the balls-out shooting action of Stranglehold in the Xbox 360 demo, which is now available via Xbox Live.
The monstrous 1.28GB demo lets you go berserk with Inspector Tequila (Chow Yun Fat) and his dual-wielded guns and blast your way through the massively destructible Hong Kong marketplace level, full of lovely physics-controlled objects that fly everywhere as you leap around like a madman.
Have no doubt; you're going to have a bloody good time with
In adding his two cents to the videogame-violence debate, scientist Christoph Klimmt once said that "not everyone who plays a 'killer' game would be able to stand the stress of a real murder." We'd take it one step further and say that violent games don't even prepare would-be murderers for the stress of a real gun. It's something we found out firsthand when we sent two of our editors - one of whom had never shot a real gun despite being American, and one whose dad kept a "shootin' car" in the
You wouldn't believe the smiles spreading around here when LucasArts announced plans for an Indiana Jones LEGO game. It's the one series of movies (after Star Wars) that we've been itching to see brought to the world of plastic bricks.
We know the game will cover all three existing Indiana Jones movies, but to date we've only been given a sneak glimpse of scenes from the films that will make the transition to the LEGO world.
So, putting on our dirty brown fedora and pretending we're hot shit
It's difficult to keep the fourth game in any series fresh - especially when it's a racer. But this is a fact that the lads at Bizarre Creations are well aware of...
Bikes and weather effects are the biggest touting points of PGR4 - but web and community lead Ben Ward assures us they're more than just for show. In fact, he reckons this'll be the best installment since PGR2. Here's hoping...
Including Metropolis Street Racer, this is your fifth racer. What else can you do in the genre?
This is hardcore. Or so everyone says. But what is "hardcore?" To us gamers, it means the kind of game that serious gamers devote their time to. You know, hundreds of hours of time. The kind of game that kept Granny away from gaming until Wii came along. It's about depth - of learning and understanding a game before truly mastering it. Hardcore games present the greatest (and often longest) challenges, yet also the biggest payoffs, assuming you understand how they work.
Microsoft has kicked into motion what it labels "the greatest holiday line-up in videogame history" (minus GTA IV, of course) by reducing the price of the Xbox 360 by $50.
Effective August 8, the long-anticipated price reduction will see the Premium model priced at $349.99, the Core unit at $279.99, and the recently launched Elite system at $449.99.
Mitch Koch, corporate VP of Microsoft's global retail sales and marketing group, gushed, "The fact that we have been able to keep our launch
Before the US Navy Seals, before the British SAS, there were ninja. The super sneaky tactics of these masters of espionage and stealth flew in the face of feudal Japan's philosophy on honorable warfare, leading to their conspicuous absence from much of the country's official historical records. Since then, the mystery surrounding these clandestine clans of nighttime warriors has given rise to an exaggerated image of the ninja's frightening supernatural talents - which we'd like to think was
Blizzard's BlizzCon is the place to be if you have any love for the publisher's popular franchises, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. As usual, Blizzard showered their most ardent fans with a flurry of announcements and activities for their amusement with word of a new World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, additional details on the much anticipated StarCraft II, and news about their upcoming film based on the World of Warcraft universe.
But besides that,
Microsoft has responded to an experts' evaluation of the Xbox 360's heat problems, in which a major design flaw is claimed.
The evaluation, carried out by Japanese news source Nikkei, had a thermo design expert analyze the 360's heat radiation system. The test found that a flaw in Xbox 360's design means that it could achieve temperatures of over 100 degrees in the summer (that's hot enough to make a cup of tea).
The expert pointed out that, "the heat sink on the graphics LSI is so small, I