Assassin's Creed will launch simultaneously on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year, despite common belief that the medieval murder game would be exclusive to PS3, at least for a short period of time. And, with the game being confirmed for PC yesterday it looks like the PS3-fanboy party over 'owning' Assassin's Creed is well and truly over.
Set - at least primarily - in Damascus and the Middle East in 1191 AD, Assassin's Creed tells a story of the first assassins, agents of death who
We can never have too much information where Half-Life 2 is concerned, so we're thrilled to deliver this new trailer for the forthcoming Episode Two. Hit the movies tab above to see the most teasing teaser yet.
It really has the lot: Alyx and the G-Man together at last, scenery-shredding demonstrations of the 'cinematic physics' effects being added to the engine, Strider-detonating sticky bombs, a Dog-vs-Strider face-off, Judith's apparent demise... and, yes,
Team Fortress 2 fans have been waiting forever for their team-based messiah to arrive - and by golly, we really do believe it will finally appear early next year. The latest evidence is a fresh video, which gives a fun showcase to six of the nine classes in TF2 and their unique skills. Hit the Movies tab above to check it out.
Team Fortress 2 will be bundled along with Half-Life 2: Episode Two and the first-person puzzler Portal when it launches early next year. Three games, one release, and
Friday 1 September 2006
Microsoft is so confident of Xbox 360's success in the face of the launch of PlayStation 3 this November that it's expecting to hit "a million 360 sales well ahead of Christmas".
The tech giant has "built up a good head of steam, so it certainly won't be nip and tuck," says Chris Lewis, VP for home entertainment, without actually telling us anything.
Lewis also confirms that Microsoft's confidence means there'll be no cutting the price tag on 360. During an interview
Friday 1 September 2006
Few World War II games manage to recreate such a potent feeling of tension and trepidation as Brothers in Arms. Now you can sniff the atmosphere of the third game in the series - the upcoming Hell's Highway - by clicking the movies tab above and joining Gearbox Software president, Randy Pitchford, and chief of staff, John Antal, as they talk their way through a 13 minute demo.
Shown at E3 and the recent Leipzig Game Convention (you can also download it from Xbox Live),
Friday 1 September 2006
The developer of cult hit Psychonauts has been busily working on another slice of weirdness for a while now, but it's recently been confirmed that FEAR publisher Vivendi has snapped up the currently secretive title.
We can also expect as-yet-unrevealed Vivendi games from the hack-and-slash RPG outfit behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath, and from Chronicles of Riddick creator Starbreeze - perhaps continuing Riddick's far more interesting run on
Nintendo wins at Japan
We all know the DS is kicking ass. It has excellent games that unite everyone from oldsters to little kids, and the DS Lite is the sexiest portable system around (sorry, PSP. Maybe the new PSP - see below - will reclaim the crown.) But this past week, in Japan, Nintendo has hit another milestone: every single one of the top 10 selling games across all platforms is for the Nintendo DS. From Final Fantasy III on down, including a Brain Age sequel, Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and
We snapped nine new shots of Eidos's upcoming free-roaming action game Just Cause. More than just GTA with grappling hooks (although, wouldn't that be enough to make this game worth watching?), Just Cause plunks you down on the island paradise of San Esperito and tasks you with developing a genuine guerrilla revolution by pitting the island's corrupt government against its local drug czars.
These new screens show off the gorgeous vistas you can enjoy if you hijack one of the game's aerial
When World War II titles play it straight, the US gets a grueling but triumphant ride - but when developers try a little alternate history, things get pretty bleak for the nation. Previously, Freedom Fighters saw America invaded by the Soviet Union, and now upcoming PC and next-gen console shooter Fall of Liberty sees New York falling to the Nazi war machine.
Prompted by a little history-tinkering - what if the taxi accident that hobbled Winston Churchill was fatal instead, and without him
If you were to make a list of the most desirable, most influential, most... fetishized automobiles in American history, the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 and the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray would rank way up there. Surprise - they're both available in Test Drive Unlimited, and we're proud to show you the first in-game screenshots. Of course, you'll have to buy them in the game, but since you're never going to be able to own them in real life anyway, who's complaining?
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