The creator of Grand Theft Auto has announced a brand new game for Xbox 360 - Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis, due for release on 26 May, priced at £30.
Developed by Rockstar's San Diego team - who created free-roaming racer Midnight Club and wild west shooter Red Dead Revolver - table tennis might be a gigantic leap from the crime-antics of GTA, but it's still getting the full, quality-obsessed Rockstar treatment.
We had a chat with Sam Houser, executive producer at Rockstar
The land of gaudy costumes and debauchery, Las Vegas has welcomed any number of sleazy activities into the cold glow of its neon bosom. Home to the rowdy crowd that always delivers the best Cops episodes, it's hard to imagine a crisis crazy enough to warrant the attention of the US Military. But, when not even CSI: Las Vegas can handle the heat, you need to call in the surgically stealthy elites known as Team Rainbow for some squad-based, tactical counter-terrorism gunplay.
Las Vegas, held
International killer of mystery, Agent 47, has recently been set up with a revamped website to showcase his latest assassin antics in his upcoming game, Hitman: Blood Money. The new site (www.hitmanbloodmoney.com) features new screens and videos, but you can save a pile of time and just scope them here instead.
Hitting the States for the first time, Agent 47 comes strapped with a new repertoire of killing moves and a system for upgrading his weapons arsenal. Blood Money will also record 47's
Ubisoft has confirmed today that Brothers in Arms 3 will be released for Xbox 360 later this year, potentially launching before the PS3 version that was announced last year.
The next-gen sequel sees Baker and company returning to the frontline during WWII, with destructible environments - bullets smashing through wood, doors blowing off their hinges - and new leaning and blind firing abilities for your team that help them keep behind cover while still laying down suppressing fire.
With the UK
Ubisoft has announced Rainbow Six: Vegas, a new episode in the terrorist-bashing series set for release on next-gen consoles later in the year.
Beyond the title, Ubisoft has confirmed no further details, although it'd be safe to assume that the title indicates a focus on counter-terrorist action in the heart of Las Vegas - which is a big step away from the globe-spanning missions in previous games.
Ominously, Rainbow Six: Lockdown - the last game in the series - was shoddy and wholly
Creepiest dude ever, Sam Fisher, has been sighted slinking around without his notorious Night Vision goggles strapped to his dome. We've uncovered the latest evidence regarding an alleged undercover assignment in a maximum security prison, but details are sketchy. Fisher's status as CIA spook may also be in question as it appears he may have fallen prey to that eternal spy-killer: buying his own cover.
Guide Sam through a multilayered moral quagmire and decide for yourself whether he's gone
Jackie Estacado, mafia hitman playboy, has found a new home at 2K Games after nearly meeting his end with now-defunct publisher Majesco. The Darkness, based on the popular Top Cow comic, thrusts you into Jackie's suave trench-coat and gothic nightmare city. You've been possessed by a mysterious, malevolent force that encases your body with inky, rippling blackness. In addition to beign totally goth-fashionable, this development gives you the power to command the zombified, rat-like demons that
Gears of War is the game that many feel will become the must have for the 360 but, with the US release still months away, we'll have to make do with drooling in anticipation over another batch of screenshots of Epic's squad-based sci-fi shoot-'em-up.
While the game's premise of a group of marines blasting horrific monsters isn't new, its execution is. There's huge emphasis on teamwork in Gears of War, with every level designed with cooperative play in mind, either with fellow gamers or the
EA has released a payload of new shots of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat for 360.
Developer DICE is attempting to make the 360 version a much more hardcore experience than the previous console versions by toughening up enemy AI in single-player. The game also has a harsher edge thanks that will require a lot more HotSwapping (teleporting between active soldiers) than previous current gen versions.
The 360 version will support 24 players on Xbox Live and will include the four extra maps that
Microsoft is making a move into the world of handhelds with Origami Project, a portable, paperback-sized PC making an appearance in an online video and an obscure website this week.
But don't expect Origami to challenge PSP or DS. The video shows one user in the middle of a frantic bout of Halo, but a source close to Microsoft has stated that this is the first in a series of touch-screen PDA style devices - it's not a portable Xbox.
From the video, Origami looks quite powerful, even if it is