Rockstar Games Quietly Mumbles GC Presence

Rockstar Games Quietly Mumbles GC Presence

In what has to be one of the smallest press releases ever, Rockstar Games quietly announces their presence at next week’s Games Convention in Leipzig. They’ll be showing two whole games, neither of which is Grand Theft Auto or Manhunt. Instead, they’ll be premiering Midnight Club Los Angeles via live…

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Some of you will have weekends rich with BioShock or Madden, but I’ll be sticking to handheld systems for not only this weekend, but for the next fortnight. Tomorrow, I fly to Leipzig for next week’s Games Convention and GC Developers Conference, meaning I’ll be in the air or at…

King Of Kong In Theaters Today

King Of Kong In Theaters Today

We know that not everybody lives in NY, LA, Seattle or Austin, but if you do, we highly encourage attending opening day of the documentary King of Kong. We’ve talked about the documentary quite a bit already, and personally, I think it’s quite important to support movies about video games…

Ratchet & Clank Future Hands-On

Ratchet & Clank Future Hands-On

By: Michael McWhertor The Ratchet & Clank series from Insomniac Games is largely expected, for better or worse, to be great with every entry. And it’s not a system-selling, headline-grabbing, fanboy-insult war fodder kind of great; it’s the polished, consistent, carefully constructed kind of great that seems to deliver without…

Doodle Hex Casts A Spell On The DS

Doodle Hex Casts A Spell On The DS

Every have a game’s art style just reach out and grab you? That’s what happened to me when I first saw these character images from Doodle Hex, a DS game coming in 2008 from Spanish developer Tragnarion Studios. A game of magical combat, players battle by drawing runes on their…

Stranglehold Talk Through

Stranglehold Talk Through

We may not have been able to go hands-on with Stranglehold at Midway’s recent event in San Francisco, but at least we got more video of single player, with someone talking us through it.

Hezbollah Launches Special Force 2

Hezbollah Launches Special Force 2

Finally the sequel gamers around one tiny part of the world have been waiting for. After wowing players with 2003’s Special Force, which featured Hezbollah fighters defending against Israeli attacks, Hezbollah computer experts strike back with Special Force 2. The game, released yesterday, recreates key events of last year’s 34-day…

Dude Met Uwe Boll And Lived To Tell

Dude Met Uwe Boll And Lived To Tell

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Kotakuite Trencher has done us and humanity a huge favour. He met “filmmaker” Uwe Boll, so we don’t have to. After getting free tickets from his local comic book shop, Trencher attended the Canadian Postal premiere. What did he think of the flick? “I…

British Magazine Sales Not All Bad

British Magazine Sales Not All Bad

Print is dead. Lot of people say it, or maybe substitute “death” for “dying”, but I don’t necessarily agree. I enjoy reading on the can, for example, and I’m not taking my laptop in there with me. Not even if I was going to be a while. Seems the latest…

Next Tomb Raider “Well In Development”

Next Tomb Raider “Well In Development”

You know all is well with the world when the sun rises, sets, and you hear that the Tomb Raider series is still kickin’ around. Tomb Raiders Legend & Anniversary have given the once-flagging series a major kick in the ass, and now we have news that the next game…

Robot Crane Game. (Yes, ROBOT!!)

Robot Crane Game. (Yes, ROBOT!!)

Crane games are old. In Japan, where they dish the future out like candy, crane games are controlled by robots. Well, this one is at least. The concept is currently being tested, but differs from traditional crane games in that it’s timed. So, instead of being given X number of…

500,000 Ninja Gaiden Sigmas Out

500,000 Ninja Gaiden Sigmas Out

Tecmo announced that Ninga Gaiden Sigma (aka Ninja Gaiden Shiguma) has shipped 500,000 copies worldwide. Not bad for a remake of Xbox game Ninja Gaiden Black — especially considering the game has been out for a mere two months in Japan and about a month elsewhere. Thank Rachel and her…

PlayStation Store Update: ….Is This Thing On?

PlayStation Store Update: ….Is This Thing On?

The PlayStation Store has finally been updated for this Thursday’s refresh, bringing a slew of new content to PLAYSTATION 3 owners. Demos for EA’s NCAA Football 08 (728 MB) and Codemasters DiRT (553 MB) are up now and ready to download. New game videos include the new animated episode and…

Bret Michaels Added To Guitar Hero III

Bret Michaels Added To Guitar Hero III

Bret Michaels, frontman for the hair-rock outfit Poison and star of some VH1 show that’s too embarrassing to admit that I know the title of, has been granted “legendary” status by Activision. Similar to ex-Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash, the singer will make a virtual appearance in Guitar Hero III:…

Ratchet & Clank Future Release Date Revealed

Ratchet & Clank Future Release Date Revealed

Today’s Insomniac Games podcast reveals the final, formal, set-in-stone release date for the PLAYSTATION 3 platformer Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction will be October 23rd. Awesome. That’s a nice little birthday present for yours truly. The Full Moon Show was also kind enough to remind its listeners that…

Achievement Unlockedwear

Achievement Unlockedwear

We finally understand that whole achievement addiction syndrome. But we’d still avoid using the old rubber band trick. For those who’d like to add a bit of sexual objectification to your otherwise very healthy, loving and mutually-respectful relationship, this feisty garment will run you $US13. ACHIEVEMENT LOCKED UNDERWEAR [via playgadgets]

Frankenreview – Madden 2008 (Xbox 360)

Frankenreview – Madden 2008 (Xbox 360)

My hand is already played; I’m admittedly not a sports fan. But I am a fan of using sports games as a litmus test for how comfortable developers have gotten with specific hardware. Madden 2008 for the Xbox 360 has taken a huge leap in quality of generations of yore….

Fury Lands A Distribution Deal

Fury Lands A Distribution Deal

Auran’s massively multiplayer action RPG Fury just landed a distribution deal with relatively unknown publisher Elephant Entertainment, Gamecock announced today. The deal gives Elephant exclusive retail distribution rights to the player-versus-player game. Checking out their website, it appears the publisher hasn’t backed many games, but they did obtain the U.S….

World Of He-Man

Machinima meets World of Warcraft meets He-Man meets a slow news day. It’s like the opposite of the perfect storm.

EA Staffer Alters History

EA Staffer Alters History

Someone in EA’s Redwood City offices has been trying to change history. An IP address belonging to said offices has been poking about in the company’s Wikipedia entry over the past years, systematically removing references to EA founder Trip Hawkins as well as information on the much publicised EA Spouse…

Halo 360 Dated, Priced For Australia

Halo 360 Dated, Priced For Australia

At tonight’s Halo 3 bash, Microsoft Australia took time out to announce a release date and price for the Halo edition 360 console (sadly no news on the Elite, as “winter” tick ticks away). The release date will be on September 20, just before the game’s launch, and it’ll set…

Wacky BioShock Glitch

And you thought the lighting bolts were impressive! There’s a glitch in the BioShock demo that lets players jump through glass and walk underwater. Huh. I’m going to have to go try this. Does anyone know if this is in the final version or just a demo glitch?

“Save Often”

“Save Often”

With retailer breaking the BioShock street date, some lucky bastards have picked up the game. Hate them. I sure do! When the highly anticipated first-person-shoot is finally released on August 21, remember one thing: Save. And save often. Don’t believe me? Here’s 2K Boston/2K Australia honcho Ken Levine (dude in…

Castlevania Figures Finished, Gorgeous

Castlevania Figures Finished, Gorgeous

First we saw some prototype shots. Then Mike caught a glimpse of these at Comic Con, but they were behind glass display cases. Which makes it hard for us internet types to get a good, clean look at them. Handily, NECA have just released proper studio shots of their Castlevania…

NBA Live 08 To Feature Disappearing Players

NBA Live 08 To Feature Disappearing Players

It’s no secret that the screenshots marketing departments distribute are regularly touched up by someone in the art department. As they’re often not indicative of actual gameplay, what’s the harm? None. No one wants to look at ugly screenshots. However, today’s screenshot debacle comes from EA’s NBA Live 08, also…