Friday 18 August 2006
With the release of high-flying action game Just Cause due next month we thought we'd share some more footage of Just Cause and it's charismatic lead character Rico Rodriguez - just click the movies tab above.
Rodriguez is an undercover CIA operative who specialises in regime change and so has been sent to the South American state of San Esperito to spread revolutionary mayhem. This is achieved with all-out action rather than subtle political motivation and will see
Today, two totally different bits of news about horror-FPS F.E.A.R. hit our inbox. It's not too hard to decide which is more interesting: it depends entirely on which platform you game on. For PC gamers, the multiplayer F.E.A.R. Combat pack adds - free of charge - scads of new content to the game: 10 modes, 22 maps, 12 weapons... it's pretty nuts. But if you're gunning for a PlayStation 3, it turns out the game will release on (or near) the system's launch date of November 17. So
Suffering from Nightcrawler withdrawals after his non-appearance in X-Men: The Last Stand? Of course you are. His dramatic, acrobatic debut in 2003's X2 was one of the coolest damn movie moments of the year, and we're happy to say this little Marvel: Ultimate Alliance video is right up there on the "whoa" meter.
Hit the Movies tab to check it out. So far, the various trailers for brawlin' RPG Alliance look amazing - we hope the game is just as fun to play as these are to watch. Hell, they're
Next-gen shooter Army of Two's innovative gameplay demands you work in tandem with a fellow mercenary during your bullet-torn adventures, and we've uncovered a dossier of shots that shed light on how this buddy operation will
Wednesday 16 August 2006
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved developer Bizarre Creations has released a statement on its forum imploring would-be developers to stop copying its game.
The company claims that the "proliferation" of Geometry Wars clones "potentially takes sales away from our product and weakens our brand".
The only clone mentioned is Grid Wars, a similar arcade shooter that's free to download from the net. Bizarre Creations states that "putting (for example) a screenshot of Grid Wars
2011: A Place Odyssey
Why, oh why aren't we industry analysts instead of underpaid website editors? According to our companion site NextGen, the brilliant minds over at Boston's gifted think tank Yankee Group have predicted that the PlayStation 3 will hoist the victory flag in this generation's console war, edging the Xbox 360 and soundly trouncing third-place Wii - by 2011.
Granted, the prediction itself isn't even a little brilliant - it reads suspiciously like exactly what happened this
Good news for anyone who likes online poker: the long-awaited Texas Hold 'em on Xbox Live Arcade is coming out this weekend... and Microsoft has found a clever way to keep its promise that the game would be free, even after suggesting that it might wind up charging for it after all.
That clever way is the phrase "for a limited time." Anybody can download Texas Hold 'em from the time it releases on Wednesday, August 23 through the following 48 hours, and it's theirs to keep. After that, the
Wednesday 16 August 2006
Gamers will be getting a free game called TotemBall when they purchase Xbox Live Vision, the Xbox 360 camera that is expected to be released this autumn.
TotemBall is a motion controlled game that has you trying to guide a wheeled totem pole around a series of obstacles in order to collect items and reach the end of level goal.
It's being developed by UK developers Strange Flavour and Freeverse, the latter having experience in making Eye-Toy-style games, including
MotoGP skids into PSP, crashes
In a move that should shock only the slowest-witted, Namco Bandai has announced yet another long-running PS2 series for the PSP. Following in the footsteps of Ridge Racer, Ace Combat and Tekken, MotoGP will show up this fall with all of its far-too-difficult and faintly dull motorcycle racing action no doubt intact. Eight player wireless races are in offing, but no clear determination has been offered by Namco Bandai on whether the game will be local or online -
Tuesday 15 August 2006
Microsoft has hinted that it might release a new Xbox 360 pad which would be more suitable for playing first-person shooters.
The tech giant believes that its pads don't offer the same level of performance for FPSs as PC users get with a mouse and keyboard, Microsoft's product unit manager for hardware, Robert Walker, told attendees of the Gamefest conference in Seattle.
While ruling out the possibility of an Xbox 360 mouse and keyboard, Walker said that Microsoft is