A Halloween treat for you here - and no tricks - it's a new teaser trailer and some grim screenage from upcoming spook-fest Clive Barker's Jericho.
Aiming to show F.E.A.R. how a supernatural squad-based shooter should really be done, you'll be signing up as part of a seven-man supernatural SWAT team investigating a terrible evil in the ancient walled city of Al-Khali.
But you're not the first on the scene, as other crack squads have been sent inside throughout history, all the way back to the
Kicking off Microsoft's line of lower-priced, uglier-cased Platinum Hits Editions, Xbox 360 shooter Perfect Dark Zero will get a pack-in of six extra multiplayer maps - including remakes of classic deathmatch grounds Ruin and Facility.
The other four maps were released earlier in the year as an Xbox Live download but Rare shooter fans should welcome the two classic Perfect Dark maps - especially Facility, which hearkens back to GoldenEye and has provided many hundreds of hours of toilet
Tuesday 31 October 2006
While most of the hype around Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War has focused on humanity's battle to drive the evil Locust hordes back into the darkness, and grinding their scaly face under your boot, we've managed to capture some amazing multiplayer footage from the other side, to see how life and death feels as a space invader.
Played out in the spacious but shadowy Fuel Depot level, one of the 10 multiplayer maps to be included in the completed game, this sizeable clip
Apart from staggering under the hefty title of the "game that is going to save 360 in Japan," Blue Dragon is also a rather stunning-looking RPG, as this clip of the combat system in action demonstrates.
Created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the mind behind the first editions of the Final Fantasy series, the game harnesses the same traditional elements of orthodox turn-based encounters, random battle and wailing guitar solos, while also adding next-gen graphics and spectacular effects. Sounds good,
Following rumors that a Halo 3 demo would be announced in November, publisher Microsoft has indeed chosen the PS3 and Wii launch month to launch a Halo 3 blitz, with cover stories in Electronic Gaming Monthly and Swedish magazine Level.
If there's no sign of the demo, the magazines show that the Xbox 360 game itself is very much playable in multiplayer and features a new control scheme - the left and right bumpers are used to individually reload your dual-wielded weapons, while the X button
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Want to play Guitar Hero II cord-free? Now you've got a killer option. Today, Red Octane, maker of the game, has announced a wireless Guitar Hero guitar. It will be available next month, same as the game, and will set you back $60 (the regular, corded guitar goes for $40.) There are some other wireless (and wired) guitars coming out, and we're totally planning to shred the crap out of them with a full-on review feature... just you wait. For now, just hit Game|Life for a pic
For the first time Xbox 360 owners who log into Xbox Live Marketplace for free will face delays on when they can get their hands on the latest downloads.
The news comes from Microsoft's own Major Nelson as he announced that the latest Gears of War trailer will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for paid-up Gold members first, whereas anyone using the free Silver option will have to wait "about a
Using only a tractor beam and an outlandish Scottish accent, we've managed to capture a wave of screenshots from Star Trek Legacy, the PC and Xbox 360 space-strategy game due this December, Cap'n.
The game will drop you into the tight fitting velour uniform of a Star Fleet Admiral charged with clearing the 3D battlefields of Klingon, Romulan and Borg
Friday 27 October 2006
After yesterday's announcement of Rogue Warrior on 360, publisher Bethesda has confirmed that its covert-ops shooter is also scheduled to appear on both PS3 and PC next autumn.
Based on the book Rogue Warrior by the modest ex-SEAL Richard Marcinko, you play a super soldier SEAL - who also happens to be named Richard Marcinko - who is sent on a covert mission inside the not-at-all-made-up rogue state of North Korea. And when the cold war between the two Koreas goes hot,
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Sony has announced what games will be available on the PS3's PlayStation Store on the system's November 11 Japan launch, and it's a little better than we expected... and a little worse. What do we mean? Well, the good stuff is downloadable, original games, including Blast Factor (pictured above), flOw and Lemmings, which we expect in the US. There are also two puzzle games: Kazuo (which looks like Sudoku to our untrained eye) and the imaginatively titled Puzzle, which