When a new EA Sports title launches, it's usually one of the biggest games to hit that month, if not the entire year. So it's a little strange to us that all there is to show of NHL 07 are three screens and a brief trailer showcasing Moscow-born Alexander Ovechkin murderatin' fools on the ice. Regardless, we've got them ready for your prying eyes. Hit up the images tab for screens and then skate over to the movies icon for all the Ovechkin you can take.
Xbox Live Arcade games will be released in a series of collections for retail using the title Xbox Live Unplugged, it seems.
After Xbox chief Peter Moore's announcement last week, box art for the first volume has appeared on a US distributor's website and shows that the title will include a version of Geometry Wars and a one month's subscription to Xbox Live Gold. Also featured on the cover are images from Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, Wik: Fable of Souls, Hardwood Backgammon and Outpost Kaloki
A new "title update" has been released for the WWII-based shooter/strategy hybrid The Outfit designed to fix a few problems with online play. The list of "improvements" reads more like patch notes, as the bulk of them center on repairing malfunctioning multiplayer bits and retuning "Destruction on Demand" items and their cost. A number of improvements cover matchmaking and a few indicators of players' connection speeds have been implemented to keep unwanted latency (game chugginess) from
Tuesday 27 June 2006
Epic fantasy action game Ninety-Nine Nights - due over here in September - will need the 360 hard drive to run the game, according Microsoft's own game information.
The forthcoming hack 'n' slash combat game requires the hard drive, presumably to cope with masses of on-screen activity and the frantic battlefield action that is featured.
This comes as something of a surprise as Microsoft was adamant that gamers buying the HD-less Core Pack for £209 wouldn't miss out
Tuesday 27 June 2006
Microsoft has confirmed that it has no plans to drop the price of Xbox 360 this autumn, despite the imminent arrival of Sony's PlayStation 3.
John Porcaro, group manager of PR and communication for US Microsoft posted the following on his blog: "As you're all aware, there have been rumours of a price drop for Xbox 360 coming along later this year. The official word from folks in the know is that there are currently no plans for a price drop this fall."
Microsoft has released a special annotated version of the E3 trailer of intensely deep racing simulator Forza Motorsport 2. You can watch the original version here, free of the talking developer heads, but the new version points out lots of little bits you may have missed the first time around. Art Director John Wendl and Game Director Dan Greenwalt lead a guided tour through the trailer as they pick it apart, pointing out how the trailer illustrates the features of Forza 2 itself.
We've got the latest amusing video from the gang creating Rayman Raving Rabbids - just hit the Movies tab above to give it a view. In the second installment of what could be a neverending stream of clips showcasing what Rayman's enemies cannot do, we learn the murderous "rabbids" ain't so hot at housework. Click, smile and wait for the game's inevitable release near the holidays.
There wasn't anything particularly wrong with Tony Hawk's American Wasteland last year, other than it didn't feel like an Xbox 360 game. This year, we'll get the first game in the Hawk franchise designed specifically for the new hardware, Tony Hawk's Project 8 - and if you tap the Images tab above, you can check them out for yourself.
Both PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers will get Neversoft's eighth effort, and as this nice chunk of new screens illustrates, it's looking pretty sweet so far. We're eager
It doesn't really matter how long you've been gaming - you know who Sonic the Hedgehog is. Ever since his first appearance on the Sega Genesis in 1991, the hyperactive hedgehog has consistently been one of the most popular characters in video game history. To honor his longevity, SEGA's trumpeting its new, next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog game, due later this year, as well as an enhanced remake of the original Genesis game, only for Game Boy Advance. The new version will incorporate Sonic's spin
There's hardly a rim left to tweak in the Need for Speed universe, so perhaps that's why the series is once again wandering into the wilderness in search of new thrills. EA's newly announced Need for Speed Carbon slams you onto perilous canyon roads that twist and turn through dusty, gusty outdoor settings, but don't worry, you'll still be managing a pimped-out runnin'