Forza Motorsport 2, Microsoft's realism-heavy racing game sequel for Xbox 360, will not be released this holiday as planned.
The launch date has now been pushed back into 2007 and Forza 2 is "far from finished," according to a forum post by Che Chou, community manager for the game. "A new date will be given at X06," he adds in another post, referring to Microsoft's annual showcase happening at the end of this month. "Gotta do what you gotta do to get things right, y'know?"
Referring to some
We've got new footage from Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2, the suntanned sequel to Xbox's 'vacation simulator." Check the movies tab above to watch the two main events - volleyball and jet-skiing - as well as looks at four of the button-mashing minigames.
The volleyball could be mistaken as being taken from the first game - right down to having the same speech and animation (although the motion of hair and the DOA girls' more prominent assets have seen some attention) - but this is the first time the
Thursday 7 September 2006
This month, Xbox 360 gamers with broadband connections will be upgraded to Xbox Live Gold for absolutely nothing, giving everyone the chance to experience Live's superb setup without spending a penny.
On 20 September Microsoft will 'flick the switch', triggering 10 whole days of costless online gaming, before shutting it all down on 29 September. The big tease.
Brilliant news, unless you've already got a Gold account of course. But with such a huge range of
Baseball and MMOs had better watch out. Online RPG-obsessed Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling - click here to see the embarrassing details - has teamed up with post-relevant comic artist Todd McFarlane and R.A. Salvatore, about whom we don't have anything much negative to say since he actually writes pretty decent fantasy novels about angsty elves. The plan? According to Gamasutra, the triumvirate has founded Green Monster Games in a bid to create "industry-changing games." Like EverQuest
Wednesday 6 September 2006
In the wake of the news that Sony won't be launching PS3 in Europe until March 2007, we were keen to find out what Microsoft's official response - not just the obvious unofficial whooping, cheering and high-fiving - to the bombshell would be. And this is what Neil Thompson, Microsoft's UK director of Home and Entertainment Division, told us:
"We know how challenging it is to pull off a global launch, so it's not surprising that Sony has backed away from its
It just might solve PSP and PS3's software problems
GamesIndustry.biz reports that Sony is almost ready to roll with its PlayStation download service. According to GI - via an interview with Japanese business website NikkeiBP - the service will begin to offer downloadable PSone games this November, which just so happens to be about the same time the PS3 launches. You'll be able to stick 'em on your PS3, PC or PSP, if all goes well. Unfortunately, the company is keeping tight wraps on any
Here's two brand new Tony Hawk's Project 8 videos for you to gaze at in dumbfounded awe. You'll finally see the literally amazing visuals from this staggeringly next-gen version of the cosmic overlord of the board. Months ago, Activision dropped by to show us the early rough-cut of the game, and we raved then, but now you actually get a chance to see what that raving was based upon simply by clicking the Movies tab
This brand new screen from the Xbox 360 version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 shows where we'll be spending most of our time when it's released - on the golf sim's driving range minigame.
With bullseye targets, distance markers and numerous obstacles, this minigame is just perfect for reminding us how bad we've gotten at golf, as well as offering the best place for some much-needed practice. Tappity-tap the Images tab for more shots of Tiger swinging his
We've got a fresh (if anything in this bombed-out, grit-and-blood-smeared world could really be called 'fresh') batch of shots from Gears of War, Xbox 360's most brutal shooter - featuring some new environments and, of course, gory alien death.
Gears of War developer Epic has been deservedly proud of the gun-mounted-chainsaw chopping spree that left our pride, never mind our on-screen characters, scarred at E3 - but these new images show off new death-dealing implements. Both the faithful
Tuesday 5 September 2006
This brand new shot from Crackdown illustrates how the game's sci-fi setting pumps up the strong arm of the law, enabling you to heave cars into the air at will. Tap the images tab for a handful of fresh images showing Crackdown's explosive action.
The GTA-style crime-fighting adventure casts you as a one man army taking on Pacific City's criminal underground. Crackdown's big boast, though, is that its gang-riddled world is the first fully 3D environment, letting you