Article Archive for March 2010
In mid February, two resolutions were passed in Switzerland. The first made the purchase of any game not carrying a PEGI age rating illegal, and required stricter rules on the requirements of ID.
The second resolution was the more interesting one, although it passed with a split vote of nine to three. It potentially gave the Swiss government the power to ban violent games. As the vote was split The Swiss Law Commission sought input on the issue from retail and industry bodies before presenting this to government.
Unfortunately a month on and this resolution has now passed as law – but what does it mean?
It’s not often we get asked if we want to shoot things in the face. So when an email materialised from Capcom asking if we wanted to do just that, we felt it rude to say no.
It seems they have a bug infestation – and they need our help by allowing us access to copious amounts of Lost Planet 2 at a special event.
Can the game surpass its highly regarded predecessor?
As source material goes, 14th century prose written in Italian that rambles on for hundreds of pages (14,000 lines in fact) is understandably not often found at the top of many game producers’ lists.
When said material has been instrumental in forging modern society’s perception of Hell, however, suddenly Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy shakes off the funk of a few hundred years and starts to look more and more like a candidate for a rip-roaring adventure.
Those of you who loved the combination of visuals and music in PixelJunk Eden will be glad to know that Japanese artist Baiyon, the guy responsible for them, is teaming up with Q-Games to make a music visualizer for the PS3.
Several pieces of leaked footage of the game F1 2010 have risen on the Internet, showing impressive gameplay from the title such as rain and the pit stops.
One thing is for certain, when Jack Tretton is let loose near a microphone, us writers usually end up with something to write about. In a recent interview with Gamestrailers TV, the SCEA boss suggested that if people really wanted to “play about with cameras”, they would be better off buying a PS2 and an EyeToy. Take that Microsoft…
Classic SEGA icon Sonic the Hedgehog is speeding onto LittleBigPlanet next Thursday, and he’s bringing some of his friends with him.
Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum beat off strong competition from Uncharted 2: Amongst Thieves to win the best game category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. Rocksteady’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader also took the award for best gameplay. Isn’t this award just further proof that Arkham Asylum is not only the best Batman game, but also the best ever superhero game?
Azrael has once again translated the latest post from Super Street Fighter IV developer blog. This time, newcomer Hakan is discussed in detail.
This week’s PSN video content includes the blood bath Ninja Assassin, the “real” alien abduction The Fourth Kind, and the boy robot Astro Boy. Those are the highlights as there are plenty more films to choose from if none of them suit you.
On the TV side, this week’s Lost episode is available along with The Simpsons and the free pilot episode of Sons of Tucson.
Many of you have been experiencing problems with Heavy Rain since launch. The frustrating issues included random freezing in the game which can dampen the enjoyment of the PS3 thriller.
Today that should all change with a new 38mb patch taking the game to version 1.02.
The title says it all. In what is perhaps one of the great tributes to Ridley Scott’s Alien, Naughty Bear re-creates the famous scene where the crew is gathered around the dining hall eating when suddenly Kane has an alien baby rip through his chest. Sure, the Naughty Bear version might be less graphic but it is equally amazing.
If any game deserves an art book, it’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves; not only does it raise the bar for all developers when it comes creating amazing visuals, it also has some of the most captivating environments ever experienced in a game.
With this new art book from Ballistic Publishing, titled The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, you can explore how Nathan Drake’s world was created.
On the whole, games are fairly expensive. As the last couple of months have proven, to play all the must have games you need to either have a massive stack of cash – or go down the rental route.
One of the major games rental companies – Blockbuster – have announced they are in serious trouble. Has the recession claimed another scalp?
God of War III – just uttering those few words raises the interest level of any gamer, regardless of whether they are PS3 owners or not, such is the legend of the franchise thus far.
But does the latest and final leg of Kratos’ story offer the experience that PlayStation 3 users crave, or is it a case of dressing the same old game in new clothes?
This is a pretty weak update but Joint Strike is half priced and Trine is permanently $14.99. If you haven’t bought the game yet, do so now! We absolutely loved Trine. Be sure to read our review if you haven’t yet.
If you liked the music in Heavy Rain, you will be pleased to know that the soundtrack is now available on the PSN for $9.99.
There is a weird pre-order deal for Sam and Max, and it’s pretty expensive. Jigsaw Madness and One are now available as PSone Classics.
There is DLC for AvP, Dragon Age: Origins, and more. The Lady Gaga pack for Rock Band is now available as well, which will surely please fans.
We knew it was only a matter of time before this was announced – fans of MAG are in for a treat as Zipper Interactive has released information on the first batch of DLC – plus a little something extra.
Rockstar Games has just announced that Episodes from Liberty City has been delayed for two weeks.
EA Sports have released a trailer for their upcoming MMA game. As expected, the trailer features several short-haired men trying to turn their opponent’s faces into something resembling an aubergine, and they appear to doing a very good job.