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
2006 saw the launch of a couple new platforms, the building success of others and the death - more or less - of at least a few more. We played games on no less than nine systems this year, and loved stuff labeled both current gen, next gen... maybe even past gen.
But, believe it or not, 2007 has even more potential. Hotly anticipated sequels. Franchises going in new directions. Favorite characters coming back for one more adventure. And, oh yeah, some new ideas and new concepts as well. Those
Friday 26 January 2007
Epic Games, the developer behind the bloody brilliant Gears of War, has announced that Unreal Tournament 2007 will be settling in for some searing shooter action on Xbox 360 in addition to the previously announced battlegrounds of PS3 and PC.
The game has also undergone a name change, now bearing the altogether more compact moniker UT3, and is expected to hit its chosen trio of platforms sometime in the second half of 2007.
However, Epic Games producer Jeff Morris told
Air guitar is dead. Thats the claim being made by Red Octane, who say their game Guitar Hero 2, has killed it. To mourn its passing, they held a mock cremation in East London, with gothic pallbearers and "tributes" from Slash from Guns ‘n Roses (second right), Buddy Holly (third right) and Ace Frehley from Kiss (far right) - or rather, some enthusiastic lookalikes. “The game was released with the tagline ‘Kiss your air guitar goodbye,” explains Red Octanes Dave Noble.
If you haven't picked up an Xbox 360 because of its glaringly obvious lack of stealth assassination games, your reason is no longer valid. Tenchu Z is under development by FromSoftware exclusively for the 360.
Tenchu Z will continue the mythology of the Tenchu universe over at least 50 levels of misdirection and evasion. Getting through them will require mastery of a wide array of ninja weaponry from grappling hooks to explosives. In short, you'll need to hone your finely tuned senses as you
OK, so this is getting to be a bit of an obsession now. After mangling metal in MotorStorm and flipping the light fantastic in Formula One: Championship Edition, we've inevitably turned our gotta-wreck-'em-all attention to Burnout for this week's movie crashtravaganza.
This insanely fast racer is the hottest venue for awesome car destruction and nowhere does it look better and more ridiculously devastating than in Burnout Revenge on Xbox 360, so it's no surprise that the gloriously sexy
Last Friday we put up a preview of Blue Dragon - make sure you check it out if you missed it. It's the hottest RPG for the 360 so far this year, a tale of adventure that blends the classic styling of pre-Final Fantasy VII role playing greats, with top-notch animation and art direction. We dig