Oct 5, 2007
Really bloody brutal. That's how we'd describe Viking: Battle for Asgard. Really bloody beautiful, however, is how we'd describe the first clutch of shots from the Creative Assembly developed PS3 and 360 game that's shaping up to be one of 2008's most exciting prospects.
We saw Viking a couple of months ago and its barbaric brilliance absolutely blew the horns off our helmet. Its fantasy-flavoured world looks gorgeous, while the scale of its battles promise to be nothing short of
Sept 14, 2007
The wait is almost over, Xbox 360 owners will soon be able to get their hands on the best fighter gaming has to offer. Due to be released on 26 October, Virtua Fighter 5 on 360 will launch with everything the PS3 version had to offer with the added bonus of online play.
The PS3 version looked beautiful and these latest shots prove, once again, that the 360 edition is looking just as good.
However, this is no walk in the park and will test even the most accomplished gamer, but
Sept 13, 2007
Seems like it's not just Viva Pinata's colourful residents that are inclined to a bit of sweet, music-making romance - a Florida-based gamer has proposed to his girlfriend using Pinata Island's postal service.
The love-struck gamer (gamer tag 'Procrasturbate') selflessly sent the lady of his dreams the only diamond he'd ever procured from his Pinata patch, along with the message "Will you marry me?" inside one of Fanny Franker's postal crates.
As Procrasturbate explains on the
Aug 21, 2007
It turns out Sega's Viking: Battle of Asgard - previously spotted on retail listings - is the real deal after all. The official fanfare's gone out and the Viking actioner is heading to Xbox 360 and PS3 early next year.
For the simple minded out there (like the window cleaners who left glass on our desks this morning), it sounds a bit like God of War with big, beardy Vikings. Playing as a barbarian called Skarin, Sega says you'll engage in a fierce struggle within the realm of the
Some games truly evolve. Prince of Persia, for instance, is now a million miles from where it started. So too, Sonic the Hedgehog and even Mario. Over the last ten years, these games have either changed direction totally, or shaken up the basic gameplay elements and crafted a similar yet far-removed experience. Some other games... haven't.
These are the games that refuse to change. Like Dick Clark, they look the same as they always did. Like Friends, they found a formula that worked and stuck
This is hardcore. Or so everyone says. But what is "hardcore?" To us gamers, it means the kind of game that serious gamers devote their time to. You know, hundreds of hours of time. The kind of game that kept Granny away from gaming until Wii came along. It's about depth - of learning and understanding a game before truly mastering it. Hardcore games present the greatest (and often longest) challenges, yet also the biggest payoffs, assuming you understand how they work.
In our exclusive interview with Yoshihiro Tsuzuku, director of the Xbox 360 version of Virtua Fighter 5, he mentioned that top Japanese peripheral maker Hori would be debuting a new joystick for the Xbox 360 alongside VF5 in the US.
While a stick was released with Dead or Alive 4 it has become incredibly scarce and even Japanese gamers are having trouble tracking it down.
But now we bring you a nice crystal-clear image of the Hori Fighting Stick EX2. A similar stick was released alongside VF5
Summer vacation totally sucks; youre not in a strict learning environment and you regularly have the soul-crushing decision of either staying in bed until noon or waking up early to trick youngsters into painting fences for you. Before you even think about hitting that mid-July slump, Microsoft has already tasked its super-scientists with conquering the flesh-eating disease that is Summer Boredom with combat-space-shooter, Project Sylpheed and the stealth-horror-shooter, Vampire Rain.
Weighing in at a hefty 841MB, a demo of Sega's ace tennis offering Virtua Tennis 3 is now up for download on Xbox Live. This means we're bound to hear even more racket-induced screaming from all corners of the office.
Sega offers the following blurb for the download:
"Based on the spectacularly successful arcade version, Virtua Tennis 3 adds dazzling power to the renowned series for next-gen consoles while retaining that easy to play, difficult to master gameplay loved around the
Tuesday 6 February 2007
The Xbox 360 release of Virtua Tennis 3 will be the first game on Microsoft's next-gen console to support 1080p, and will also offer a new VT:TV live spectator mode and opportunities for online-enabled racqueteers to battle it out in Ranked or Friendly modes over Xbox Live.
The 1080p visuals bring Xbox 360 right up to date alongside the PS3 version, and pave the way for for the 'real' hi-def revolution. But while Xbox Live will serve up both the Ranked and Friendly