Eidos has had a tough time getting its WWII shooter/strategy game Battlestations: Midway to see the light of day. After years in development, Battlestations: Midway has been pushed back yet again... all the way to 2007. While originally scheduled to release on PC, Xbox and PS2, the 2007 release will see some upgrades as it debuts on PC and Xbox 360 instead.
We know how this must break your poor, little gaming-hearts, so we begged Eidos for something we could give you as a sign of good faith.
We got a new video (click the Movies tab above) of some of the beefed up high-speed chases in the 360 version of EA's 1940s themed mob-sim The Godfather. We also acquired a few new screens to round out the package, so while the video is buffering, why not check 'em out by hitting the Images tab
Remakes you won't be playing
Gotta love blogs. Yes, they bring us cool news really damn fast. On the other hand, they're even less reliable than IGN. Today, Wii Fanboy posted a cropped scan of a Chinese magazine with Resident Evil for Wii on its on its cover - or so it claims. The artwork, however, is taken from the Resident Evil remake for the GameCube.
Let's stop and think about this for approximately 30 seconds. Let's begin with the source. Is Game Next - a Chinese mag we've never heard of
Wednesday 30 August 2006
Xbox 360 gamers will be able to download Star Wars prequel characters from Xbox Live Marketplace to feature in their Lego Star Wars II game when it is released in September.
As if you needed more reasons to fall in love with Lego Star Wars II, the ability to import characters from Episodes I to III with a save from the original game was the transparent red bit to crown the plastic cake. It did, however, leave a question over how Xbox 360 owners - who didn't get Lego
Wednesday 30 August 2006
Xbox 360's backwards compatibility list has been updated, revealing many more Xbox games that can now be played on Microsoft's next-gen machine. This is despite Xbox head Peter Moore's comments earlier in the year that Xbox 360 backward compatibility was unimportant.
The list includes heavy hitters Burnout 3: Takedown and Sid Meier's Pirates!, as well as an update for Half-Life 2 compatibility, rounding out a somewhat lower-key line-up elsewhere (including some unloved
Red Steel stays offline
Word out of Nintendo of Europe's site - via an interview with Ubisoft's Stephanie Langlois, which you can't read, since you're not a European, have not purchased a European Nintendo game and thus have not obtained the code you need to do so - is that Red Steel won't have online play... at least, not at launch. Nintendo's online service Connect 24, which pushes new features to Wii games while you sleep (if it works, anyway) could change that... but who knows? Best to
Our favorite Microsoft man-on-the-inside, Major Nelson, released a list of all new, old, Xbox games that the 360 can now play following a small download from Xbox Live. While we at GamesRadar are all about celebrating the gems on the list like Counter Strike, Freaky Flyers, Rogue Trooper and Burnout 3: Takedown, we also can't help but point out the awful titles that appear on the list. Let's face it, if you play Catwoman, Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis, or Over the Hedge on your 360 you should
EA announced today that its enslaving Criterion Games for yet another iteration of the famed car-crushing racer Burnout. In this latest installment (currently called Burnout 5) menus are completely eschewed in favor of an open, seamless city where the only thing that will limit the carnage is your imagination and the structural integrity of your automobile.
Touting the virtues of the next-gen hardware, Criterion exclaims that Burnout 5 will offer the most brutal smashups in the series'
Blood, fire, violence, crazy dames stabbin' people with hooks - that's what we wanna see in our games, so today's batch of Bioshock screenshots make us smile... even if we're kind of revolted at the same time. These screens of the first-person creepfest are specifically labeled as PC shots, but we saw the game running on Xbox 360 at E3, and we'd say they're a fair estimation of what you'll see on both systems. Just hit the Images tab above to see them all.
Bioshock's undersea world features a
Skate fans, take note: The October 2006 issue of Official Xbox Magazine hits newsstands today, complete with a detailed, six-page hands-on report on the Birdman's latest offering, Tony Hawk's Project 8. Built from the ground up for the Xbox 360 and next-gen hardware, one of THP8's biggest innovations is a new mode called Nail the Trick. Bust an ollie and, while airborne, the controller's analog sticks become your skater's feet. Flick them to perform real-time kickflips and spins, then line