In development for over 90 years, the good news is it's looking more and more likely that the long wait for Far Cry Instincts is going to be worthwhile. An extensive hands-on with the game at E3 proved once and for all that this is no mere PC conversion. Ubisoft has virtually created a new game from the ground up, retaining the basics that made the PC original so brilliant but adding a shiny freshness to every aspect of the experience.Far Cry Instincts gives us new moves (including a sneaky
Korean developer Phantagram returns this autumn with a second helping of its fantasy flavoured action/strategy title and from the demo we've been playing this month, it very much appears to be a case of more. More playable characters, more varied attacks, more enemies on screen at any time, more online modes and, ultimately, more of the same: which is No Bad Thing. The first title, KUF: The Crusaders, was a peach and if you overlook Koei's Dynasty Warriors, at the very least brought something
With over 85 million books sold worldwide it was only a matter of time before CS Lewis' staggeringly successful Chronicles of Narnia novels were adapted with a princely Hollywood budget for the big screen.This Christmas, Lewis' fantastical world of Narnia will be magically conjured to cinemas courtesy of Disney's movie of the first book, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.Disney is touting Chronicles as its biggest ever movie release and, to complement its planned
You can't accuse hardcore rapper 50 Cent of hypocrisy when he says "get rich or die trying." When we were delivering papers for some cash to buy North vs South, 50 was selling vials of crack. At school. From the age of twelve, 50 always had his eyes on the Benjamins. And it flowed his way - first via a $5000 a day crack business, then by building a huge underground reputation on mix tapes.His breakthrough came when he was spotted by Eminem and smashed records left, right and centre with his
One of the top bods at THQ must have a thing about woodchippers. First there was The Punisher and its gangster-mulching scene, and now there's Evil Dead Regeneration... where, within minutes, you've already hoofed your sidekick, Sam, into a tree-guzzling machine.Not to worry, though - your midget Mafia sidekick Sam is a resilient little chap. Being half-Deadite, he can even be kicked into enemies. It usually ends up with him getting ripped in half, but he'll distract them long enough for Ash to
Compared to EA's newest racing acquisition Burnout, the last Need for Speed outing was a little underwhelming.
While it sold well to those gamers who prefer to spend their money on fully established, 'safe' buys, Need for Speed wasn't anywhere near Burnout's level.
However, thanks to the new graphical splendour bestowed upon this new iteration by the advanced power of Xbox 360 (or should we say, ), NFS has been given a new lease of life.
Everything's just so much more intricately detailed
Despite Hulk being a gamma-radiated green giant of very few words, his signature battle-cry of 'Hulk smash!' is one of the most famous catchphrases in the world of comic books.In keeping with the laconic icon's favourite verb, developer Radical Entertainment has concentrated on making a Hulk game that epitomises the rampaging Banner beast's penchant for, well, smashing stuff up good and proper.Rather than seek mission-based progression during our first liaison with Ultimate Destruction, we were
If Han Solo had a bad feeling about watching the walls of the trash compactor close in on him in the original Star Wars, he would have had a coronary at the sight of Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith. We've yet to see how George Lucas handles the transformation, but we know it involves lava - lots and lots of lava - and we know it's bolted on to a lightsaber battle so huge, so long, so dark, so downright dirty and jaw-droppingly slick, insiders on the film set reckon
Based on Frank Miller's superb Batman Year One comics, if its Xbox mirror image is anything to go by, Batman Begins promises to be darker than a black hole and edgier than a dodecahedron. No more tights. No more comedy sidekicks. No more remote controlled Batmobiles with optional bulletproof shields either. Batman Begins - the movie - will be a Batman with its roots in the real world. He'll hunt criminals, he'll scare them shitless, but he'll feel pain, anger and lose control too.Of course, as
Going forward - fast - sometimes requires a little reverse. At least, that's what Midway are banking on with in-production customisable street racer (heard that before somewhere?), LA Rush. It's been a while since we've seen any Rush titles, the classic arcade racers set in places as diverse as San Francisco and The Future. In fact, it's been so long that they'll turn up soon on a new Midway Arcade Treasures compilation. Really. But if you're going to jump into an already saturated genre why