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Lead Designer Chris Foster describes the new features and beautiful art direction in The Beatles: Rock Band, and we quiz our own Brett Elston with Beatles trivia to expose his shameful ignorance.
Sega snapped up the license to print mon... er, develop a game based on… well, a load of Olympic events, plainly. Beijing 2008 is set to feature no less than 35 events, including (deep breath, and in almost alphabetical order) diving, swimming, archery, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, field hockey, Judo, pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, softball, table tennis,
When Sega was able to deliver a Japanese take on a Western action game with last year’s Vanquish, it was a bit of a surprise. Now Binary Domain, a new sci-fi shooter from Sega Japan, seems even more unlikely. Sure, it has the Western sensibilities of Gears (right down to the Roadie Run), but the setting and atmosphere feel entirely Japanese...
We could try to shrug off Binary Domain for any number of reasons – we could say it just looks like a silly Gears clone, or we could claim its premise is just a rehash of the age old "sentient worker robots turn against humanity" seen in countless works of science fiction. It is a third-person cover shooter with a robot apocalypse story, but we're beginning to see that Binary Domain holds its own despite its initial appearance of unoriginality, presenting its own take on killer androids set against a striking backdrop of a dystopian future Tokyo...
It's impossible to watch the robot-armed Nathan Spencer swing from crippled building to dangling highway overpass without immediately comparing his journey to Spider-Man's acrobatic stylings. Problem is, that's not a fair comparison; Spidey's all grace, agile and swift as he cartwheels between buildings without a care, whereas Nathan's bionic appendage weighs him down considerably, making each moment you spend at the apex of a swing both liberating and frightening.
Last week Capcom revealed one of its strongest lineups in ages during the Captivate 08 event (we briefly talked about it on TalkRadar). The embargos have lifted and now we're able to say what we saw, what we played and what totally stole the show (it surprised the hell out of us, that's for sure). We'll be adding links throughout the day, so read on!