Friday, August 24, 2007

PC: Spore Gameplay Trailer

As a little refresher from all the FPS-ing of late, here's the newest trailer from Maxis' most ambitious undertaking to date - the universe sim Spore. This huge game has players starting off with single-cell organisms and playing out any path of evolution through tribal culture, global domination and onto galactic exploration. Think Black & White, only on a galactic scale. Release TBA.

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PC: Half Life 2: Episode 2 Demonstration

Demonstration video of Valve's upcoming sequel to Half Life 2's Episode 1. Episode 2 is set for release on October 9th 2007.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

360 / PS3: Wet

You may be forgiven for thinking I'd expanded into porn, but you'd be sadly mistaken. Wet is Sierra Online's answer to Lara Croft, and it is set to hit in 2008 sometime. More after the jump.

The game's script was penned by one of the lead writers from the seminal television action drama 24, though the stylized look borrows just as heavily from cool-cat Tarantino tale Kill Bill. Rather than running down terrorists or sticking it to her ex-gang mates, Rubi is a government-approved mercenary, a legal gun for hire. As such, her assignments can be considered "wet works," an old Cold War euphemism for covert, special-op assassinations.

And she's certainly good at her job. Wet's action-packed gameplay lies somewhere between Tomb Raider and Prince of Persia, due in part to the fact that the sexy star totes dual-pistols and a samurai sword. She can leap all over the place, twisting her body in the air to avoid enemy fire, running along walls and kicking off objects to somersault over the heads of her enemies like a young Jackie Chan.

A modular animation system lets Rubi shoot her guns from any acrobatic state, allowing her to dispense pain pills in the middle of a cartwheel or while hanging upside-down from a steel ladder. Newbies can pull off such moves easily using a standard auto-aim, but the more advanced hit men can go manual and lock-on to different targets at once. (source)

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360 / PS3: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (again)

Some new screens, along with that amazing E3 trailer in full HD - after the jump. (and fingers crossed for that April 2008 release date...)

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PS3: Heavenly Sword GDC 2007 HD Trailer

Okay, enough with the Heavenly Sword trailers, these guys just need to polish this game off and release the damned thing - before it stops looking next-gen and turns into a fuzzy, pixelated mess. Much like me on a Sunday. With Nariko. Mmmm.

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PC / 360 / PS3: Medal of Honor: Airborne Demo Out Now

At least for those with a 360 or a PC. PC demo should be out (soon) here, and the 360 demo should be out anytime on XBL...

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PS3: Bioshock Coming to PS3?

After source code for the PS3 was discovered in the demo of Bioshock, just days after its release for the PC and Xbox 360, rumors are already swirling of its imminent release for the PS3. GamePro has more...

When asked if BioShock would be coming to PS3, our contact informed us that we'd be wrong to think the game wouldn't be released on Sony's console at a later date.

UPDATE: We can't name the source, but this individual is in a position to know. Still, the information can't be confirmed until 2K Games makes an official statement, and should still be treated with a grain of salt.

This new statement validates news from Tuesday, where eagle-eyed BioShock demo owners discovered a snippet of code listing both Xbox 360 and PS3 as consoles under a file setting.

It should be noted that BioShock uses the Unreal graphics engine, which supports select Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 games.

2K Games was not immediately available for comment.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

VIDEO: Japanese Love

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Stranglehold: Things You May Have Missed In The Demo

MyArcadePlanet has a list of things you might all wanna go back for in the excellent Stranglehold demo out now on Xbox Live for the 360. If you haven't played it, go get it. Then wait about 5 mins after initially playing it before telling me you "don't like it". Awesome.

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PC / Xbox 360: Mass Effect Delayed - December 7th

Seems like Mass Effect has again been pushed back from its oft-delayed release date to December 7th. Already 8 months late, what are the bets we won't be seeing this before 2008?

Mass Effect has been delayed for a total of over 8 months now, but the latest delay seems like a strategic move, opposed to the previous delays which required more time for the games development.

Mass Effect has not had a huge delay and will be released December 7th 2007. (

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Xbox 360: Bioshock - Game of the Year?

With a score of 10/10 from 7 different gaming sites, and near-perfect scores from 3 other sites, Bioshock looks to be the game to beat this year. Other contenders might be Halo 3 as voted for by the under-16s, Heavenly Sword for PS3 fans desperate for a success story, Metroid Prime 3 or Super Mario Galaxy by Wii fans, and Crysis being put up by the die-hard PC-only gamers. Just check out the score on Metacritic - Bioshock is the highest-scoring game of all time - so far.

InsideGamer has given Metroid Prime 3 a 10/10 score - and with Bioshock garnering 8 near-perfect scores already - who is going to come out top? I was considering selling my Wii but with Metroid, Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Music coming, I may just hang on to it for a bit more...

''Two games of the same genre, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for the Wii and BioShock for the Xbox 360 and PC, could both try to end up in the list of the top 10 best videogames of all time. Both first-person adventures, and both pioniers according to critici, are getting nearly perfect scores.

BioShock has gained eight reviews, and the average is about 9,9 out of 10. According to GameRankings, BioShock needs only two reviews with a rate of 9,7 or higher to conquer the title 'best videogame to date'. BioShock would even beat The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - which has been on top of the list for years.

Metroid Prime's first review came from the North-American magazine Nintendo Power, which gives it a perfect score of 10 out of 10. Nintendo Power didn't even gave The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, nor The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, this rating.''


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Sunday, August 19, 2007

VIDEO: Sesame Street: Casino

With Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro

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