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
We don't usually report on this kind of thing - it's boring - but today Microsoft has announced that Gears of War has gone gold. Finished. Done development. Ready to go. And in celebration of its completion, Next Generation has put up an interview with the game's Lead Designer Cliff Bleszinski. His good word? "I dont know if its ever possible to be fully satisfied but my gut tells me, 'yes'. I sit down and I play the game and I have a blast with it, whether it be single player, versus
This new batch of shots from DEF JAM: ICON, the PS3 episode in the hip-hop flavored brawler series, shows off a brand new location for the beat-driven fight scenes: a floodlit rooftop complete with swooping helicopter and illuminated city skyline.
There're also more images from the garage level we've already seen, with raging flames and sliced cars to entice your
Thursday 26 October 2006
This amazing gameplay footage from PC super-shooter Crysis shouldn't show you anything new - unless you've been living in a box under the sea for the past two years - but it'll still blow your mind from here to next Tuesday with some truly gobsmacking jungle-based blasting and a teasing glimpse of the brittle ice-world at the centre of Crysis' pacific island locale. Hit the movies tab and enjoy.
With you fighting both a trigger-happy Korean army and a horde of
Thursday 26 October 2006
Further filling out Xbox 360's ranks of terrorist-clobbering military shooters, the creator of Oblivion will be bringing gun-fest Rogue Warrior to the console next year, reports Official Xbox 360 Magazine.
Hold those 'Counter-Strike meets Oblivion' thoughts, though, because the grunt-work on the game is being done by developer Zombie, not the RPG bods at Bethesda that we know and love. However, there's still a touch of that one-million-hours-of-play spirit in Rogue