The first day of Microsoft's annual gaming showcase dubbed X06 began today with tons of gaming news delivered within the first few minutes. We could blather on all day about the implications of these announcements, but we'll save that for after we've blown your mind with Microsoft's upcoming plans. Without further ado, let's get to the goods:
A "new" Xbox Live Arcade title was announced: ancient PC-favorite Doom is set to appear on Xbox's online service... tonight! This evening, you'll be able
Today's press conference from Microsoft's X06 show in Barcelona, Spain was full of amazing surprises. Not the least of which was the confirmation that the new HD DVD drive for the 360 will hit retail shelves in November of this year at a price tag of merely
Amidst the avalanche of news from Microsoft's mega event X06, corporate kingpin Peter Moore snuck in a teaser at the last second of Microsoft's opening press conference. Just a few seconds of video announced that Ensemble Studios (infamous for the Age of Empires series of real-time strategy games) has commenced work on Halo Wars, an RTS cut from Halo
Remember that messy lawsuit between Marvel Comics and Cryptic Studios? The former accused the latter of copyright infringement because the massively multiplayer online game City of Heroes featured parts like claws and spandex. Creative (but not too creative) players promptly made clever variations like "Spydorr-Mann" and "Wulvereen," which prompted Marvel to bring down Thor's hammer.
Well, they made nice, and now we see they're making even more: Microsoft announced Marvel Universe Online, an
Wednesday 27 September 2006
Sensible World of Soccer - the classic chunky-pixeled incarnation of the beautiful game - will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade in 2007, Microsoft has announced at its X06 event.
Remade from the 1994 Amiga game, as opposed to the not-nearly-as-brilliant recent remakes, the Live Arcade version will offer friendlies, tournaments, matches and custom leagues online. Coupled with Sensi's near-perfect control and no-messing-about gameplay, it sounds pretty much like
Wednesday 27 September 2006
We've scraped a few more Need for Speed Carbon screens as the game boosts towards its November release - check the images tab above for the new shots, and, if you missed them, last week's round of speed camera outtakes.
It's been a fast turnaround for Carbon, with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions set to be the highlights of its all-formats auto show - and with only a month to go, expect a hands-on appraisal
Square Enix 3 Sony... but not too much
Exactly like a loverboy with one main lady and a couple of bits on the side, Final Fantasy creators Square Enix has pledged big support to the PS3 while giving Microsoft and Nintendo some lovin' as well. According to one of its senior executives, the company doesn't want to see Sony as the "overwhelming winner" this generation so the company doesn't plan to "support them too much." A funny quote, and kind of arrogant - but judging from the FFXIII hype we
It's been five years since the launch of the original Xbox, and OXM has been on top of Microsoft every step of the way. In their 63rd issue, OXM commemorates the launch of the mean green machine and all the space in between, then up through the now. Covering the biggest and best moments in Microsoft's console-gaming history, OXM's latest feature is an excellent almanac for all of us
Next Generation ran a feature today on their favorite games from last week's Tokyo Game Show. It outlines pretty much everything you need to know about the titles announced there. From Trusty Bell (in the US it'll be called Eternal Sonata) to Blue Dragon, they've got insights aplenty on the most pivotal titles that will hopefully make the trip to our
Free-roaming violenceathon Crackdown - in which you play as a good guy working to save the city, not that you'd guess from any of the screenshots - was exploding all over this weekend's Tokyo Game Show, and if you check the Images tab you'll see we have the shots to prove