Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 1 October1 (NE) FIFA 06(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)2 (1) Burnout Revenge(PS2, Xbox)3 (NE) Far Cry Instincts(Xbox)4 (NE) Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion(PC)5 (NE) Conflict Global Storm(PS2, Xbox, PC)6 (2) The Sims 2 Nightlife(PC)7 (5) Burnout Legends(PSP)8 (4) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Winter Assault(PC)9 (3) Brian Lara International Cricket 2005(PS2, Xbox, PC)10 (NE) Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks(PS2, Xbox,
From Electronic Arts with more of a brisk handshake than a gentle throbbing in the loins, comes this new batch of revealing screens of James Bond 007 From Russia With Love.
Famous as the only 007 flick in which our hero doesn't say "Bond, James Bond", these shots reveal just how far the game aims to drift from Fleming's original script by offering jet pack levels, battles around Big Ben and, yes, that famous line.
But then, with four-player split screen deathmatches and six modes including
French publisher Ubisoft has today announced that Far Cry Instincts will be exclusive to Xbox.
The console spin-off of the PC-only original was expected to make its way on to both Xbox and PS2, however today's news flatly confirms otherwise.
Problems in getting the game to run on the ill-equipped PS2 hardware is the most likely reason for the version being canned, however Ubisoft is currently unavailable for comment.
Far Cry Instincts is due for release on Xbox this
We've that EA's next Bond outing is to feature the vocals and likeness of Bond veteran Sean Connery for the videogame version of one of his better Bond films, From Russia with Love.
Well, now we've seen it in action and can comfortably speculate wildly that this may very well be EA's best Bond game yet. And that's not just because the polygonal variation of Brosnen's dislikeable Bond has been dropped.
Particularly noteworthy moments come from action involving a jet pack and a fight with a
We've just uncovered the first ever screenshots of the curiously-named Full Spectrum Warrior Ten Hammers, the sequel to the critically acclaimed squad-based tactical military romp.
Like its predecessor, it's being developed by the well-regarded Pandemic Studios and again puts players in charge of multiple infantry squads in a variety of hostile environments.
The key improvement over the first game seems to be an enhanced online multiplayer mode, while the game retains the sense of
There's always a worry when something is ported from PC to console. Tailoring a PC game to a format that is limited by its inability to be upgraded with new graphics cards and memory invariably means things will either be scaled-down or removed entirely.
But, from our test, Far Cry seems to be fairing very well indeed. Anyone who's been enviously eyeing high-spec PC owners over this game can rest assured everything's almost as bright and smooth as the PC version. It really is quite impressive
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 16 April1 (1) FIFA Street(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)2 (NE) Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition(PS2, Xbox)3 (3) Doom 3(Xbox, PC)4 (2) Splinter Cell Chaos Theory(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)5 (4) Gran Turismo 4(PS2)6 (5) Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30(PS2, Xbox, PC)7 (RE) World of Warcraft(PC)8 (NE) World Snooker Championship 2005(PS2, Xbox, PC)9 (7) The Sims 2 University(PC)10 (6) TimeSplitters Future Perfect(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)11
While Bond fans will no doubt be rejoicing at the that EA are in the process of developing the 1963 espionage high jinks of From Russia with Love, they may be slightly dubious of how accurately the game will follow Fleming's original storyline after seeing the first batch of shots from the game.
While Connery's likeness seems to have been accurately captured, the fact that the sharp-suited secret service agent is seen bombing around in a jet-pack would seem to suggest that the publisher will
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices) - week ending 9 April1 (1) FIFA Street(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)2 (3) Splinter Cell Chaos Theory(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC)3 (RE) Doom 3(Xbox, PC)4 (2) Gran Turismo 4(PS2)5 (4) Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30(PS2, Xbox, PC)6 (5) TimeSplitters Future Perfect(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube)7 (9) The Sims 2 University(PC)8 (11) Super Mario 64 DS(DS)9 (15) The Incredibles(PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, GBA)10 (7) The Punisher(PS2, Xbox, PC)11 (14) The
Despite being older than many fully-grown trees, Sean Connery is going to be Bond again, although this time his age won't matter (unlike when he returned to play Bond in 1983's Never Say Never Again - ouch), as he'll only be providing his voice.
Even though Roger Moore is by far the better Bond (don't tut, he so is), and, as such, EA should've chosen to resurrect both him and one of his films, EA has drafted in Connery to add an authentic vocal contribution to the publisher's videogame