Rob Rymond played Need for Speed: Pro Street and shares his impressions. This installment in the series breaks from it's familiar roots and takes a different path more similar to Gran Tourismo, except with more customization options. Using a legal track racing system, as opposed to the illegal street racing, the game does away with the open-city roaming.
Read the Pro Street review.
The French rating company, PEGI has updated its website with three listing that could reveal which PlayStation one games will be appearing on the PlayStation Network next.
The three games that have been listed are Rollcage, Omega Boost and Devil Dice. Each of these titles have a rating of 3+ on the PEGI website.
Mike Jennings played Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
, the sequel to 2005's Juiced
developed by Juice Games. Thought to be worth the price, the game boasts an excellent single player campaign, a plethora of customization options for cars - the main difference from the previous title - and solid controls.
Read the Juiced 2 review.
Empire have revealed that their latest FlatOut expedition, which was exclusive to Xbox360 and released last June, is now being retuned by Bugbear studios for release on PC.
This port is said to have all the same trimmings and carnage as the original and will hopefully see retail shelves sometime this Summer.
Burnout Paradise has been played. Govan Roberts gives his opinion on this the latest edition to the Burnout series from developer Criterion Games. Found to be an excellent representative of the series and genre, his view is that, combined with hundreds of potential hours of single player content and an excellent online experience, the game is worth the price of admission.
Read the Burnout Paradise review.
SouthPeak Games has announced that it will be publishing Things on Wheels, an upcoming arcade racing game for the Xbox Live Arcade. Players will control radio-controlled vehicles as they complete tracts set within a gigantic house; doesn't this sound familiar?... Micro Machines!!
Developed by Load Inc, they promise that gamers will have plenty of radio-controlled racing fun when it's released in Summer 2008.
Sony Computer Entertainment America revealed today that Gran Turismo 5: Prologue will be released on April 17th in North America exclusive to the PlayStation 3. It'll also be available for download on the PlayStation Store for $39.99.
We've published 8 new screenshots for Midnight Club: Los Angeles, which is in development by Rockstar Games and is currently set for release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Empire Interactive announced this morning that FlatOut: Head On is going to be released for the PSP on 14th March 2008.
FlatOut: Head On is ready to drop the hammer on the PSP extreme racing genre, bringing high speed destruction and leaving more broken bones and wrecked cars in its wake, than a Richard Hammond Top Gear stunt. From rock-smashing dust ups in arid desert landscapes to down and dirty races through rubbish-strewn city streets, FlatOut’s PSP debut is yet another gritty excursion into racing carnage.
System 3 announced this morning that its upcoming racing simulation, Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, will also be released for the PlayStation 2 this spring.
Ferrari Challenge is a re-creation of Ferrari's own racing series, which sees both both professional and amateur drivers taking to the world’s most famous race tracks in 430 Challenge race cars Developed by racing game specialists Eutechnyx, Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli draws upon the developer’s years of experience with racing titles and includes a uniquely magical touch from GP2 driver Bruno Senna, nephew of F1 legend Ayrton and technical consultant on the game’s handling.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe revealed a release date for the PAL version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which is now set for release on March 28th.
Reports suggest that the SCCE website was updated with release date information that has since been taken down, although adverts for the game have started to appear online and at other media locations which would suggest a release is upcoming.
We've got more news from Financial documents today, but this one bring some sour news to the gaming industry. THQ has decided to scrap a few of its titles, and two franchises will also be wiped out of the development line.
Stuntman Ignition was released towards the end of last year and received average reviews from the media, for this reason THQ has scraped the series.
The second review
that we have for today is of Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice, an action pumped driving madness for your PSP.
Activision's recently released Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has knocked Halo 3 right out of the top spot for this weeks most played Xbox Live titles. Halo 3 is now in second position, with Guitar Hero 3 being 3rd and Gears of War coming in 4th position.
Microsoft is celebrating the release of 112 games on the Xbox Live Arcade by announcing a reward program that will allow gamers to vote for their favorite games on the service. Voting begins Tuesday, 22nd January at 10:00 a.m. and runs until Wednesday, 30th January at 07:59 a.m.
The finalists in each category were selected by a panel of consumer and video game industry journalists and the winners will be determined by popular vote. Microsoft will announce the winners at the Game Developer Conference in February.
Zavvi has told MCV that they'll be increasing their games area by 15 percent, taking shelf space from the music section.
The reason for this increase is because during the Christmas season the store saw a big increase in the amount of game products that got sold. This will mark the second time its increased its range of gaming products.
Nintendo of America has released a huge list that contains release dates for their upcoming Wii and DS games as well as some third party ones that are currently in development. These dates aren't for the European version, unfortunately for us they are US dates but they should give us a good idea of when they are nearing release in the UK.
We would like to point out some of our favorite ones on this list for the Wii, Alone in the Dark is coming in March from Atari, Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel from Nintendo are set to arrive in spring and LucasArts LEGO: Indiana Jones is also set for a release in spring whilst Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be hitting stores in the summer.
The Competition Commission has confirmed that Game's acquisition of Gamestation is almost set and that the market shouldn't expect to see any substantial lessening of competition for the supply of gaming software, consoles and related accessories in the UK.
Game said: "The board of The GAME Group is pleased to note that the Competition Commission, in its final report published today, has unconditionally cleared the completed acquisition of Gamestation,"
Blasting through the dirt and snow comes 38 screenshots of Ford and Land Rover's officially licensed 4x4 racer Off Road, set for release this mid to late March.
SouthPeak Games informed us this morning that Iridium Runners, an arcade racing title for the PS2, will hit retail shelves on February 22nd at a price point of about £20.