Shrouded in secrecy for almost two years, we can’t quite believe how open everyone is about Godfather II. The game is being developed in the heart of EA at the romantically named Redwood Shores just outside San Francisco. The name alone conjures up images of a relaxed life, a sun-soaked resort and a place to escape the stresses of modern life. Like EA’s new-found approach to gaming, Redwood Shores is a fantasy.
The next time someone says that they’ve got ‘fond memories’ of the original Golden Axe (or look at you in all seriousness and claim that it was “really good”) remember to tell them in the kindest possible way to stick it.
It was bad enough you could complete it using the same move over and over, but it was made worse by the fact that the only long-term amusement to be had was seeing how far you can get
At Sega’s gamer’s day soiree on Wednesday we got to see a whole slew of games in rapid succession, sometimes getting a hands-on, and sometimes just sitting back and watching someone else play (always the best way to experience a game - that was sarcasm, by the way). Golden Axe: Beast Rider, unfortunately, was not a hands-on. A chance to sever limbs ourselves may have changed our general sense of being underwhelmed, although
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Frankly, anyone who's read the His Dark Materials trilogy should want to experience the game and film almost as much as wanting a monkey-shaped demon of their own. By now, the film trailer will be playing in cinemas and you'll probably have seen the amazingly recreated world of Jordan College, Bolvangar and the North on screen for yourself. And we can report that the game - which is being developed by Shiny - is shaping up to have all the best bits from the film, and more on top of
With all the success of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films spilling over onto our consoles its hardly a surprise that were about to be up to our comically large sleeves in anything remotely wizardly. But you wont hear fantasy fans complaining, as the much beloved, million-selling His Dark Materials series kicks off this winter with the release of The Golden Compass in theaters and every console known to man or beast. An important distinction to make; since animals play a part thats
It's taken a while, but Activision has finally seen sense and is redoing the original N64 classic, GoldenEye 007. Well, it's still trying to massage some new things into the mix, but not enough to make it turbo-crap, like say giving the lead character a golden eye that can levitate things. Hello EA!
Most gamers have fond memories of playing Goldeneye on the
Nintendo 64. It was, after all, the first big multiplayer shooter on consoles –
and one that brought gamers together for four-player split-screen action time
and time again. Since it hit shelves in 1997 fans have clamored for remakes and
rereleases, and in 2010 their wish was finally granted... on the Wii. Now, just one year later,
Goldeneye’s Wii reimagining is being remade in HD for the Xbox 360 and
PlayStation 3, bringing the classic shooter up to the modern generation for the
first time. We recently had a chance to get some hands-on with the game’s
multiplayer offerings, seeing exactly what makes this new HD version different
from the one that released on the Wii last year...
Gotham City Impostors is weird. Not in a bad way necessarily, because it’s a perfectly solid shooter, but it’s certainly going to have to justify its existence to a lot of Batfans out there. After all, why put out a Batman game without Batman?!
Batman isn’t exactly known for his sense of humor. He’s
known for beating the hell out of the Joker, who is most certainly known for
his ability to crack a joke. His name is the Joker after all. That’s why Gotham City Impostors feels a bit, well,
wrong. It embraces humor in a way that Bats would almost certainly not...
Last week, Rockstar visited our UK and US offices to show us the latest instalment of GTA IV's Xbox 360 exclusive DLC - The Ballad Of Gay Tony.