"Psychonauts running on Xbox 360 would be just about the coolest thing in the world, wouldn't it?" So says Tim Schafer, and he's a little biased: he made the game. "You know, I have an Xbox 360 and I love it. I wish I could spend every living moment of my life playing it," said Schafer in a news post on his studio's home page, doublefine.com. "My wife and I have discussed it, and we've agreed to name our first child 'Geometry Wars. The only thing that could make my Xbox 360 any better is if it
The fifth installment in pay-per-play expanded content for the already way-too-big Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion hits this week. The Mehrune's Razor plug-in boasts the biggest crypt you'll ever find in Cyrodill: the vast, once-lost Ayleid city or Varsa Baalim. This ruin is home to a fearsome Daedric artifact known as Mehrune's Razor - a dagger with the power to kill in a single
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Wednesday 14 June 2006
Be sure to take the time to watch this new footage of Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Vegas. It's a complete walkthrough of the stage that was used to wow the crowds at this year's E3, and it's dazzling stuff.
The movie opens with the game's anti-terrorist squad sweeping through the sky above Las Vegas in a chopper - a viewpoint nicked straight from Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, but much, much prettier - before following the four-man team
Wednesday 14 June 2006
Microsoft has added 21 Xbox titles to its range of backwards compatible software for Xbox 360.
You'll find the list below and, as per usual, the emulator required for each can be downloaded through Xbox Live or Xbox.com. It's a pretty beefy selection, especially with the addition of Doom 3, Star Wars Battlefront and the very recent Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.
We're not too excited about some of the titles on the list, but it's good to see Microsoft working through
Ubisoft has released a drool-worthy walkthrough of a level from Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas, the first military shooter in the series specifically created for the latest wave of consoles. The video takes your team from the top of the Stratosphere Tower to the casino floor, trading gunfire with terrorists. It's so cool, it's worth putting up with the super-serious narrator as he walks you through the mission step by step, telling you what you should be doing at each stage of the conflict.
We got our hands on a video of Rayman Raving Rabbids that proves, beyond the shadow of doubt, that rabbits are ill-equipped to play soccer. Why Ubisoft thought we needed a video to make that point, we're not sure (bunnies are typically smaller than a soccer ball, after all), but it's fun nonetheless. Click here to peep the
What's the difference between "nobody is concerned" and "nobody cares"? Lots, said Peter Moore in an appearance on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's podcast this week.
"'Nobody is concerned about backwards compat' was misinterpreted as 'Nobody cares about backwards compat.' That's not the case at all," said Moore. "Of course we care. We're going to continue to get as close as we can to our stated target of every Xbox game being back-compat to the Xbox 360, and I'm hopeful we get there."
Sega has served up a new video for Virtua Tennis 3, the next generation in the best tennis series around, and it looks brilliant. It's not so much the super-sharp visuals that impress the most, but the new, liquid-smooth animation that the next-gen power of PS3 and Xbox 360 can throw around. Hit the movies tab above to see for yourself.
All the regular Virtua Tennis features make an appearance - career mode, technique-enhancing minigames and a superbly intuitive control system. And Virtua
One of the more interesting games we got to try out at E3 was Monster Madness, a cartoony, four-player overhead horror shooter in the vein of musty classics like Smash TV and Zombies Ate My Neighbors. Refreshingly simple but incredibly slick-looking, it lets players team up or fight each other as a squad of misfit suburban teenagers who appear to be the only survivors when their neighborhood is overrun by monsters.
Our trailer shows generous chunks of the game in action, including footage from
Xbox Live Arcade content due throughout summer has been dated and priced, thanks to a leaked magazine article apparently from the UK version of Official Xbox Magazine.
On top of the recently released content for Perfect Dark Zero and Project Gotham Racing 3, there are new bits on the way in the form of a bundle of 'Large' deathmatch maps for PDZ and 'Package B' (Cat and Mouse and Proximity Based Racing modes, plus five new cars) for