Blacksite: Area 51 is the confirmed codename for developer Midway's second extraterrestrial actioner, due to crash-land on PS3 and Xbox 360 in the summer, complete with blinding visuals, superb squad controls and super-smart AI.
Taking its name from a covert military term, this fresh foray into the successful Area 51 universe is aiming for a political-flavoured twist to its alien-based plotline. A "blacksite" is somewhere the military operates while denying the place actually exists, and also
Here are the first screens of the sinister Tiberium-hungry alien invaders from Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, the third faction in the upcoming sequel, and one that uses markedly different tactics to the existing GDI and Brotherhood of Nod armies. Click your way to the images by using the tab above.
As you can see from these alien-action shots, there's an insectoid flavor to the newcomers, ranging from foot soldier-level beetle things to the three-tentacled tripod in the top right corner
It has been a particularly brutal and cold blooded week on the verbal battlefield between the warring Microsoft and Sony corporate armies. Both have been busy "giving it all that," back and forth, non-stop, on and on. And while the word guns may have fallen silent for now, our ears are still ringing from the undignified jibes and digs that were fired about.
In case you missed any of the mouthing off - and we know you love it when top brass bitch like a bunch of playground, er, bitches - here's
Friday 12 January 2007
EA's Champions League spin-off, out in time for the culmination of the real-life tournament on 23 March, will feature a curious new card system, to compliment regular online match play.
Only available in the Xbox 360 version, Ultimate Team mode will enable players to create a team by picking virtual cards that represent players, team staff and gameplay tactics. Also available are Staff Training, Morale, Fitness and Healing cards that are used to boost your team's prowess
Two brand new multiplayer maps for Gears of War are sitting on Xbox Live right now for you to download, totally free of charge. However, in case you've yet to grab your share of the new content, we've got a short intro video from lead designer Cliffy B, some in-action images and a hands-on report to give you an exciting taste of the fresh carnage on offer.
A big dollop of thankful respect has to go to Epic, for serving up a fresh batch of Gears content without the all-too-familiar Xbox Live
Just when you might have started to maybe think about anticipating a game release other than theirs, Bungie lets loose with a virtual air horn to the face to snap your attention back to Halo 3. Look lively, marine, 'cause today you're being pumped full of all sorts of Mongoose knowledge, including detailed specs, strategy points, and impressions from soldiers in the
World War II may have ended some 62 years ago, but it seems like us game players have been reliving that dark age for quite some time. Activision seems intent on prolonging the thrills of Nazi-bashing by releasing a free bonus multiplayer map for the realistic-yet linear, Call of Duty 3. Starting today, January 11th, Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the map from Xbox Live Marketplace, while Silver members have to wait until January 18th.
The new map, titled “Champs,”
Here's a confirmed sighting of The Outsider, the mysterious Xbox 360 and PS3 action game from gaming legend David Braben, the creative mega-brain behind sci-fi classic Elite. And, although it's only a snatched glimpse of movie action, we reckon it gives away a few fact-morsels about The Outsider's unexplained gameplay. Hit the Movies tab above, launch the Video Player and select "The Outsider - trailer 01-11-07" to see the footage.
In light of this fresh footage evidence, we're willing to
These brand new screens for gore-fest shooter The Darkness reveal the game's mentalist Otherworld realm - an alternate universe where history has been bent all out of shape by the titular wicked force.
So, as if the game wasn't supernatural enough - hit man Jackie Estacado becomes possessed by an evil, shadow-hungry force embodied by giant toothy tentacles and nasty goblin murderers - the images below show that you won't simply be butchering New York mobsters. Entering The Otherworld brings
Xbox 360 owners rejoice, your patience for Guitar Hero action will be justly rewarded. Activision just announced that the Xbox 360 version will not only include the original 64 heavy hitting tracks that are found on the PS2 version of Guitar Hero II, but also include 10 additional songs not found on any other console. These tracks include:
“Billion Dollar Babies” (as made famous by Alice Cooper)
“Hush “(as made famous by Deep Purple)
“Dead!” (by My