SKATE is the name for Electronic Arts' brand new skateboard game project and will be released in 2007 for Xbox 360 and PS3. EA made the official announcement in the last few hours that the publisher was readying a rival for the long-running Tony Hawk series.
EA reckons SKATE is a move away from "the typical button-mashing gameplay of past skating games," surely a thinly veiled criticism of the Tony Hawk skateboarding series and their beat-'em-up style button-tapping combos. SKATE will,
We dug up a batch of ten new Bullet Witch screens for you, but imagine our surprise as we browsed through them and found only one bullet. We just wanted to think up some of our classically hilarious captions, but instead we found the premise for an entire news story. Not only are there barely any bullets in these Bullet Witch screens, but two of them don't even have any characters in them (check out our favorite witch-less shot
Tuesday 19 September 2006
A new run of the Game On exhibition - the interactive (that is, playable) history of videogames that first ran back in 2002 at London's Barbican - will be opening on 21 October at London's Science Museum.
Now graciously sponsored by Nintendo, despite featuring many of its competitors, this new-and-improved Game On will allow you to get an eyeful of the whopping great machine (no, not a PS3) that ran the world's very first videogame, before carrying onwards through
Xbox Live's Castle of secrets?
Okay. We're not promising that Microsoft is going to release a version of the original PlayStation masterpiece Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for Xbox Live Arcade this week.
However, what we are saying is that it's the Tokyo Game Show and Microsoft is begging 360 owners to check out exclusive coverage of both TGS and the Euro-centric X06 event, via Xbox Live. And we're also saying that Microsoft's press release today promised two new Xbox Live Arcade titles
After seeing Need For Speed Carbon at EA's Studio Showcase '06, we are aching to get our hands on it again. With the release date looming in November of this year, we're hoping to have it in the GamesRadar offices very soon. At the moment, it looks we'll all have to settle for this titanic load of new screens and the nifty intro video you can view by clicking on the Movies tab above.
Still, we'd like to point out that a most of these screens lack any sort of interface (the part that shows you
Monday 18 September 2006
The latest weekly update on Halo developer Bungie's site references a new control scheme for Halo 3, designed to make better use of the Xbox 360 controller's differences from the original (such as its ditching of the black and white buttons).
With Halo's mechanics built so successfully around the first Xbox's controller, it's reassuring to see that the series' switch to a new console has also taken the controller into account. But if you've racked up years of
Microsoft announced today that they will publish the next installment of Kingdom Under Fire. Subtitled Circle of Doom, this new chapter swerves from the traditional action-strategy formula of earlier Kingdom Under Fire games into action-RPG territory. The press release (which unfortunately arrived with no accompanying art) flaunted the power of the 360 by proclaiming such features as randomly generated dungeons and landscapes and thousands of on-screen enemies.
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of
Yeah, we appreciate your attention. We know that the big story today is the Nintendo Wii, so we're not going to bog you down with lots of fluff. Hell, there simply isn't much else to talk about, truth told. Microsoft sent out an embarrassing press release that we deleted without really reading - that may as well have been titled "Remember us! We're here!" Like we'd forget the 360 right as it starts to rock. Why attention whore on Nintendo's big day?
On that note, here are our big
Though it was revealed back in August, we've had to wait until now for the first screens of Battlefield: Bad Company to appear. Giving little away other than the well-defined features of your band of treasure-hunting soldiers of fortune, these screens - currently stationed on our Images tab above - are still a teasing glimpse at a series taking a U-turn from its predictable
Wednesday 13 September 2006
Plans for an updated version of Xbox 360 with an internal HD-DVD drive are being drawn up by Microsoft, with the intention of releasing the new Hi-Def enabled next-gen console in early 2007, according to industry sources.
This would be one way to combat PlayStation 3's in-built Blu-ray support, which will enable playback of movies in the new HD format, as well as giving much more space for game developers to use on each disc. Konami's Hideo Kojima - the man behind