Articles by Phreaky
Huge hulking supersoldier. Ace spacecraft Pilot. Ass-kicking female parkour expert. These are things I am not. Not in real life, at least. In the digital age, however, things are different. I command legions, leap between buildings and kick seven shades out of any oncomer. Sometimes. Games are the Yin to the Yang that is my daily grind of a job. I get to release all my stress and catch up with near and distant friends. And best of all, I get to inflict my opinions on all things game on people I don't know. Some people even like what I say. Result!
EA’s DICE are the well-loved creators of the (recently confirmed) Mirror’s Edge franchise. It is no secret that there are those of us in the team who simply love this title.
As a result, we have studied the team’s next title, Battlefield 1943, with a distinct sense of growing excitement.
Imagine, therefore, our delight when we discovered earlier today that the release date of the game is far sooner than we thought?
Trine is an unique game heading to the PSN later this year. With innovative physics-based gameplay, an intriguing story and melancholy soundtrack, there is a justified amount of interest in the game from many corners of the gaming world.
We recently had some time with the PC version of the game and came away impressed.
With the PSN being bolstered weekly with new, quirky and sometimes downright daft games, the question is whether Trine warrants a purchase, based on what we have seen so far?
This July sees the arrival of one of a select few First Person Shooters to the PSN.
Coming out shooting, The Punisher: No Mercy will see players taking up the role of ol’ Skull Chest himself as well as a host of well-known allies and villains from Marvel’s Punisher universe.
Here we are again on a Sunday, rooting about in our Twitter Archives. And who can blame us – after all, it has been a hectic week.
From an interview with Uwe Boll to another round of PSFree Attitude to site crashes and go-slows. Thankfully, everything is back up and running now, but we had some hairy moments there.
By now, if you don’t know about Brutal Legend, we would like to be the first to welcome you out from under your rock.
Long story short, Jack Black is a roadie who gets shunted into another world.
To set the scene and give us all a taste of the sort of humour to expect, Jack has provided us with the 3rd in his series of, erm, unique videos.
When we ran the story about the Edge of Twilight trailer, the response we received was one of unbridled enthusiasm. Not only towards the game itself, but also towards the whole concept of steampunk.
So imagine our surprise when we came across some images of a steampunk’d PS3!
The US PlayStation Blog have announced that we are getting a wonderful new update for our favourite feature-hungry black box.
Not only that, but it will be rummaging in the fridge, lounging on the sofa and generally making itself at home from tomorrow onwards!
Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen (Transformers 2 to the rest of us) has hit the cinemas everywhere now, and the reviews are (mostly) praising the gargantuan mechanical monsters.
As with all the biggest film releases, T:ROTF (no, not ‘twits: roll on the floor laughing’) has been made into a game.
It’s that time on a Sunday once more, when we get Twitter-happy and shoot the breeze with you about what has happened over the past seven days in the twitter-verse.
The folks over at Joost have been providing an online service streaming video to the internet masses – if you use a PC, that is.
As of this week, the Joost functionality is available to all PS3 users via the internet web browser direct from the XMB.
With the release of Vidzone just recently, we have to ask if there is a need for this option for the PS3 masses?
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is the next in the series from 1C, developers of the previously PC-only series of aerial combat simulators.
With some serious gaming pedigree behind the game’s latest iteration, there are high hopes among the team for the title.
Happily, we have a trailer for your perusal so you can see if this gets your altimeters working overtime too.
Fuzzyeyes are working day and night [you’ll get the reference soon] to bring us the incredible steampunk adventure, Edge of Twilight. We have managed to get hold of the new trailer for your delectation, in which hero Lex gets choppy with the bad guys.
Another week, another weekly check up with the Twitter Doctor.
Following on from E3, we were on a roll this week. With our man in the middle of the fray, things were bound to get out of hand. But Bird-cats vs. baby-cats? We didn’t see that one coming…
There are new online features of SingStar under development which – come September – will make the SingStar community an even more interactive and exciting place. With these new additions, we are really going to see the community moving forward in leaps and bounds!
Following the gameplay demo shown at the E3 Press Conference, Naughty Dog have released the official E3 trailer.
The snow is predictably beautiful, and we get our first glimpse of some new characters. Not only that, we get a good look at some of the environments in which our intrepid hero finds himself throughout the course of the game.
Best known for their massively successful Fallout and Elder Scrolls franchises, Bethesda recently announced that the company was working with Splash Damage to bring a new intellectual property – ‘Brink’ – screaming and kicking into the world.
Final Fantasy XIV was announced at the E3 Sony Press Conference alongside a great trailer. We have managed to get said trailer and even some screens of the game. With the news that this game will be out in 2010 still echoing in the conference hall, we have just one question: Why are you not ogling that sweet, sweet footage yet?
Koei have taken on Greek history in the new title, Warriors – Legends of Troy. But what can we expect from the game? Massive battles are assured, no doubt. Play as a Hero? Most likely. Outcries of ‘THIS IS SPARTA!’? …hopefully not. All we have just now is a teaser trailer, but don’t let that stop you – it’s very good!
You are not imagining things. The brand which has conquered Indiana Jones and Star Wars is now taking on a new challenge; Rock Band. We have a trailer to prove it and everything! What else can you expect to come to a Rock Band game when you add LEGO? Bricks. Lots and lots of bricks…