It appears that you have helped perpetuate the Xbox Live Arcade epidemic - Microsoft reports 20 million game downloads from that bastion of old-school.
So this year, a plethora of warmongering game-makers are launching oodles of combat-crammed new releases to meet your destruction quotas. One prime example is Worms. This deathly serious war-strategy simulation lets you control armies of pink stretchy-blobby guys bent on annihilating each other. So cute theyll detonate your heart valves.
Coming in today is the first, in what is presumably a series, Developer Diary video for the eagerly anticipated Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAAAAAW!). The 6 minute feature entitled "Look and Feel" gives an in depth look into exactly what goes in to building the ambiance and physics surrounding the super-serious skirmishes taking place at the US/Mexican border.
Point your eyes now at this first ever trailer for Midway's The Wheelman, a Driver-meets-Stuntman looking actioner starring Vin Diesel, who also takes the leading role in the film of the same name later this year. Hit the Movies tab above and launch the video player for the footage.
There's precious little detail around on actual gameplay but we do know The Wheelman is entirely set in sunny Barcelona, and that there'll be on-foot missions running alongside the in-vehicle hijinks - which
Monday 29 January 2007
There's a bit of new and old Unreal Tournament flavour in these latest images from Epic's multiplayer-focused work in progress UT3, as we get a look at the squid-like Necris Fury fighters in action (below) and are reacquainted with the gloop-firing bio rifle (hit the images tab above).
UT3 boasts an already impressive array of weapons, vehicles and game modes and is by far the most ambitious Unreal Tournament to date, but with a release planned for the second half of
People calling you unrepeatable names and showing you their wangs on Xbox Live - that's all part of the fun, isn't it? Not really - the February 2007 issue of Official Xbox Magazine (the one with Oblivion on the cover) includes a nice big article on exactly how Microsoft deals with the griefers, spoilers, joykillers, and amateur pornographers who like to show you their junk in Uno. Better still, as part of the article, one of the editors deliberately tried to get kicked off Xbox Live by being
Saturday 27 January 2007
Cripes! Developer Midway has just released the first movie and images from upcoming extraterrestrial-blaster BlackSite: Area 51, revealing a crowd of fugly-looking alien invaders, all viciously eager to mince the human race into submission. Hit the images tab for more views, or slap your pointer on the movies tab to watch the stunning in-game action footage.
Looming in the background of the movie action is a giant, apocalyptic cloud - the result of the huge explosion
Saturday 27 January 2007
We fought them on the beaches and have emerged victorious, brandishing the spoils of war for the good of our allies. Or, in other words, Midway has sent us the first shots of its brand new WWII Xbox 360 shooter, Hour of Victory, and you can check them out now by clicking the images tab above.
It does look remarkably similar to Call of Duty but, as we revealed earlier in the week, Hour of Victory will make its assault on 360 with one unique hook that should help set it
Saturday 27 January 2007
We've seen plenty of Inspector Tequila leaping about, both barrels blazing in Stranglehold's made-for-a-shootout Hong Kong restaurant and kitchen level, but now we've managed to prise some new shots from publisher Midway's grip that give us a glimpse of the John Woo directed game's museum location.
Move your mouse in dramatic slo-mo style to the images tab above (release some white doves while you're at it for the full effect) to see the entire priceless collection and
Locust splatter-fest Gears of War has muscled its way into the latest Japanese game chart, resting its undoubtedly icky-sticky boots at number seven which, given the slow sales of Xbox 360 in the Nintendo and Sony dominated country, must be worth at least 30 Achievement points.
Making it even more worthy of a generous round of applause is the fact that it's a Western developed game, which traditionally muster very little interest in Japan. In fact, the only titles developed West side that have
The recently revealed Ghostbusters game, unveiled by developer ZootFly in the form of several YouTube clips, has been shot down by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which owns the rights to the ghoul-hunting films. But you can help bring the game back from the dead, by signing up to an online petition campaigning for Sony to allow the game to go ahead.
At the request of Sony Pictures, ZootFly has removed all mention of Ghostbusters from its official website and taken down each of the videos that