Joe Bennet played Lost Odyssey by Hironobu Sakaguchi (producer) of Final Fantasy fame working with award-winning Japanese novelist, Kiyoshi Shigematsu handling the story. That pair instills confidence right off the bat. Is that confidence ill-founded? Well one has to play the game to know for sure, but the author can share his opinion. Perhaps that will help.
Read the Lost Odyssey review.
Andi Hamilton played Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. The third game in this popular series, it features 161 characters (the most in the series), a replay system and online capability, among other features. But if one owns one or both of the other titles, is this worth picking up? The author shares his opinion.
Read the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 review.
Bethesda Softworks announced today that the European release of Star Trek: Conquest, a blend of strategy and action set in the Next Generation era, will be available on the Wii and PlayStation 2 in Q1 2008.
The precise details of the project will be unveiled at a later date and is being published through the EA Partners label, which helps independent studios get access to a global market.
Starbreeze Studios, developer of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness, is working away to deliver this 'RedLime' to the PC and next-gen consoles.
PSP owners, had enough of using your computer or, more recently, your PS3 to transfer demos, videos and music to your PSP? Is untangling that meter-long USB cable really hurting your hands, leaving them blistered and useless for weeks at a time? Your worries will be over soon!
At GDC today, almost as an offhand note, you'll be able to download anything off the PlayStation store to your PSP from any wi-fi connection! That means less hospital bills and less money spent on bandages.
Btw, I really do love the PS3. Just get me Resistance two and I'll stop complaining.
GDC may have been going on for a few days now, but today was the big day for Microsoft to drop their bombshell on the world. Not one, but four major blockbuster titles were announced for release this coming year.
We interviewed Boyan Ivanov and Boyan Spasov, game designers at Haemimont Games, about their upcoming RTS Imperium Romanum. Read the interview as we ask about game play changes and choices.
Read the Imperium Romanum interview.
Many people are familiar with the Final Fantasy series of games. With the first release in 1987 for the NES, it has developed a large following (in fact, it is the fourth best-selling game franchise of all time) and crossed genres. Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess is the fourth expansion pack to this the eleventh installment in the series. If you're a fan of FFXI, and considering picking up this expansion, read our review to see if Emmanuel Brown thinks your money will be well spent.
Read the Final Fantasy: Wings of the Goddess review.
A demo of Spaceforce Captains has been released. This turn-based strategy game, developed by Provox Games
, "invites you to explore and conquer an entirely new space". Game play features include strategy, resource gathering and role-playing.
Download the Spaceforce Captains demo.
Turbine announced today that it has reached an agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to extend its license to develop MMORPG based on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to 2014 with additional options to extend the rights to 2017. Notice that it mentions The Hobbit, could Turbine be developing a MMORPG based on this?
Capcom announced today that Devil May Cry 4, the latest installment in the Devil May Cry series, has shipped over two million units since its launch on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC version is planned to be released within the next couple of months.
Quake Live is a browser based reiteration of the classic multiplayer shooter from id Software. This version will be supported by IGA so in exchange for adverts avid Quake fans get to blast each otherís pixel-innards for the glory of stats tracking, matchmaking, sponsored events, tournaments and of course the trade of tasteful boasting between chums.
Square Enix announced this morning that it will be releasing Odin Sphere in Europe on 14th March 2008 exclusively on the PlayStation 2.
Nintendo announced this morning that the next installment in the Mario Kart Series, Mario Kart Wii, is set to be released in Europe on April 11th 2008.
While we were just seeing how PC gaming has been falling out of fashion, with games like Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 getting staggering low numbers and most developers claiming that PC's are becoming simply internet and World of Warcraft tools, there is still hope.
The general idea about games based on movies is that they suck. Simply put, they are almost always poorly rated and just low-quality titles. That isn't for no reason, of course. Game developers and publishers who make these games are usually on serious time restraints that force them to pump out a game by the movie's release date.
Telltale are pleased to announce that industry veterans Mike Stemmle, Justin Chin, and Brett Tosti have joined the company. These new additions come as part of a sustained wave of growth that has nearly doubled the studio's size since this time last year. The rapid growth speaks to Telltale's commitment to build and diversify the studio's product and platform offerings in the coming year.
Avatar Reality today announced that it will provide a sneak preview of its upcoming massively multiplayer virtual world (MMVW), Blue Mars, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It'll be shown at Booth 418 in the West Hall Career Pavilion.
Space Hulk 1.0 full game released. Based on a 1989 board game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the original game (1993) was a first-person shooter. Since then, Teardown has decided to release a version of the game more true to the original board game. This version uses the Allegro Gaming Library
as a basis for the build.
Download Space Hulk 1.0.
Matt Keller played Art of Fighting Anthology. This combines the Art of Fighting trilogy, originally borne out of the "Street Fighter craze" in the early 1990's, into one package. If you remember those days then this title may bring back memories, but if you never played any of the games in the trilogy what can you expect? Hopefully our review will help to answer that question.
Read the Art of Fighting Anthology review.