Ladbrokes has released a betting list offering odds on this Christmas' gaming number one, with the high street bookmaker predicting that movie tie-ins will be the hot sellers over the festive season.
The Traveller's Tales-developed Chronicles of Narnia game is favourite at 3/1, while EA's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Ubisoft's adaptation of Peter Jackson's King Kong are both hotly tipped at 6/1.
Beyond the Hollywood spin-offs, Prince of Persia 3, Call of Duty 2 and Need for Speed
Disney Interactive has confirmed that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released for (deep breath) PS2, PSP, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA, DS and PC this Christmas.
The action-adventure title is based on the new movie - which is itself based on the classic CS Lewis book - that's out in December.
Traveller's Tales (of Lego Star Wars and Crash Twinsanity fame) is currently working on the console and PSP titles, while Griptonite Games (the company that's
According to the guys at Game Informer, a remake of Starbreeze studios' excellent Xbox shooter Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is headed to PS3 and Xbox
Codemasters have today announced that Colin McRae Rally 2005 will be released for PS2 and Xbox in the autumn - and both versions will feature online head-to-head rallying for up to eight players.A new Career Challenge mode sees players having to speed through over 20 different classes of rally events including Challenges, Cups, SuperCups, Shields and Championships across a mammoth selection of over 300 stages. Other modes include 4WD Championship, Rally and Stages as well as the aforementioned
On: PS2, Xbox - OUT: Autumn
Codemasters' annual rally-fest throws up dirt for its 2005 incarnation. The main additions are online console head-to-head fun and the new non-linear Career Challenge mode. Taking place over 23 individual rally events, you'll participate in a daunting 300+ stages.The anticipated graphical upgrade appears to focus on the cars and the inevitable collisions. Each car has its own unique damage model and the scenery will reflect this, receiving a hefty
It's all go on the World War II front this week. Following Codemasters' announcement on Tuesday of , we've today learned that members of the development teams that worked on Fallout 2, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon are now working on a new PS2 and Xbox game for Acclaim called Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers.Due for release in June, the mission-based actioner features over 40 levels that promise to recreate some of the most important battles of World War II, including
Freedom of speech? Bah! Who wants that? Games are clearly rotting humanity’s collective eternal soul and must be banned accordingly. The following collection of violent, titillating titles have offended censors all over the world. Some have been beaten to death by the banning bat for their gory deaths, others for displaying acts of girl-on-girl action, while one was even banned for having a two-headed cow. Really, just what is this
After a resounding victory in Vietnam and Desert Storm (twice), the SCi boys have now set their sights on the fight against international terrorism with the announcement of Conflict: Global Terror.Due to be released in autumn 2005, this fourth instalment of the team-based shooter will reunite the original team of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones. With the famed four-strong squad having been promoted from lowly frontline grunts to an elite anti-terrorist unit, they have been handed the task of
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 4 September1 (NE) Conflict Vietnam (PS2, Xbox, PC)2 (NE) ShellShock: Nam '67 (PS2, Xbox, PC)3 (2) Spider-Man 2 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)4 (9) The Simpsons: Hit and Run (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC)5 (1) Athens 2004 (PS2)6 (4) Driv3r (PS2, Xbox)7 (8) Need for Speed Underground (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)8 (NE) Second Sight (PS2, Xbox, Cube)9 (7) FIFA 2004 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA, PSone, N-Gage)10 (3) Doom 3 (PC)11 (6)
On: Xbox - OUT: March 2005
THE PITCH: "Notoriously naughty" squirrel Conker makes his ultra-cheeky debut on Xbox in an all-new Xbox Live friendly team-based shooter. Keeping its tongue firmly in its (butt) cheek, Conker Live and Reloaded aims to deliver frenzied action and gratuitous toilet humour by the bucketload.
Two unique campaigns - Old World and Future War.
Campaign storylines, including a series of multiple missions.
Players can choose from six character classes,