After this morning's announcement of a Halo 3 demo, a Halo 3 mini-movie and new Halo 2 multiplayer maps, you thought we were done. You figured there couldn't possibly be anything more to say, and that you'd have to hunker down until next year for something new.
Clearly, you underestimated Microsoft's desire to steal PS3 and Wii's launch thunder. And, obviously, you forgot about Halo Wars. We just received a fresh piece of concept art for the 360 real-time strategy war game and couldn't resist
Point your eyes down the page at one of the first images from SKATE, EA's Tony Hawk-rivalling skateboard title, which is set to hit PS3 and Xbox 360 next year. Hit the Images tab above to check out ten new screens.
The shots give you an idea of the bright, colorful look SKATE is aiming for, as well as the real-world inspired locations that'll be busy with real-world dangers, like roaring packs of traffic to skitch
When it comes to Halo 3, we don't want to tease you. Bungie and Microsoft do enough of that on their own and, rest assured, it hurts us as much as it hurts you. So, before we keep you lingering any longer, here's what we know.
You will be playing the next Halo on Xbox 360 this spring - as in, quite possibly only a few months from right this damn second. Know what else? All your friends can join you, as the first playable experience of Halo 3 will be a multiplayer beta open to the public over
Dancing with Link
Do you ever read press releases? We read them every day. They range from bland to moronic to hilarious nonsense - and here's a prime example of that last one. "Call your friends, cancel your plans and set your cell phone on vibrate. The first TV commercial for Nintendo's amazing new Wii video game system is set to air Tuesday night."
Are they serious?
At any rate, yes - the commercial will be on tonight. During Dancing with the Stars. The good news? It'll also be on YouTube
This fresh footage from Army of Two, EA's teamwork shooter that straps you into the reinforced boots of a Middle East operating mercenary duo, shows us exactly what Marvin Gaye was probably thinking when he penned "It takes two, baby".
Hit the Movies tab above to watch the educational footage, illustrating the co-op gameplay at the heart of the next-gen
PlayStation 3: it's there
So the PS3 went on sale in Japan this past Saturday. Next Generation reports that 88,400 units were sold over the weekend, a bit more than the 80,000 that Sony promised (well, after cutting the launch down from 100,000, that is.) By now you've maybe read about the dark side of the PS3 launch: fat cat businessmen forcing immigrants into line to buy units to auction off, at least as far as Kotaku reports. We don't doubt that it's (basically) true. It was a matter of
Halo 3 developer Bungie has hinted that some "BIG surprises" about Master Chief's third outing will be coming our way in the next few days, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the launch of Halo: Combat Evolved - first released this week back in 2002.
The teasing hint appears in Bungie's latest weekly update during which the super-dev also promises to take a "lingering look at the series to date" for Halo's birthday
Sure, you could spend this Thanksgiving eating turkey, watching sports or - if you're really desperate - spending time with family. But now you've got a much better option. Capcom announced today that it will release a new playable demo for Lost Planet over Xbox Live on November 23.
While the single-player looks very promising, it's Lost Planet's multiplayer that has us willing to brave the cold. So you'll be happy to hear that it's the multiplayer that you'll be digging into after digging
Monday 13 November 2006
The utterly unmissable Xbox 360 shoot-'em-up Gears of War gets its UK release this Friday. And to celebrate we've teamed up with Microsoft and Epic Games to offer five lucky winners a copy of the special edition version of the game and a limited edition Gears of War faceplate for your 360. Can't say fairer than that.
The game scored 10/10 in our review and we can honestly say it's brain-meltingly, face-chainsawingly good. But this special edition makes a brilliant game
Our eyes are bloodshot and are trigger finger is cramped, but weve managed to extract more information from those casino- and capitalism-hating terrorists in Rainbow Six Vegas. This time, it comes in the form of new screens and a developer video guiding you through all six modes of tactical multiplayer action.
For an in-depth look at two of those modes - Attack & Defend and Team Survival - read our multiplayer hands-on. In addition to regular Survival mode, which is basically a