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…

Vote For Super Swing 2 Voice Actors!

Vote For Super Swing 2 Voice Actors!

For those who didn’t get enough Super Swing Golf, more is coming. That’s right, PangYa 2 will be hitting the Wii… Sometime. This northern winter, apparently. (Doesn’t it even matter? The prequel came out last winter!) While the game did feature cute versions of Dead or Alive characters, it didn’t…

A Japanese Poltical Game That Could’ve Been Better

A Japanese Poltical Game That Could’ve Been Better

DS game Atushi Onita’s Political Quiz doesn’t sound that interesting. It quizzes players on their knowledge of the Japanese government. Atsushi Onita does. Background on him: After dropping out of high school, he began wrestling. He was a star of Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling and created the barbed wire death…

Square Enix Online Store Dated

Square Enix Online Store Dated

All the Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts you could ever want. And buy. On August 20th at 6pm PST, the Official Square Enix Online Merchandise Store opens its doors to sell, well, Square Enix merchandise. Feature products include Final Fantasy XII Play Arts Judge Magister Gabranth and a…

“We Are An Adult Entertainment Industry”

“We Are An Adult Entertainment Industry”

Shame about that Manhunt 2 brouhaha. The game was a little much for consoles, snagging an Adults Only rating in the US and being rejected by the UK and Ireland. But Rockstar isn’t giving up. So neither should you! The company has stated it will eventually release the game, and…

Jaffe Shot His Sony Load With God of War

Jaffe Shot His Sony Load With God of War

With God of War, David Jaffe created a big time franchise for Sony. And he knows it. Where do you go from there? For me, once God of War finished, I felt I had sort of done all I could do as a Sony employee. I felt like there was…

Halo 3 Achievements

Halo 3 Achievements

It looks like the Halo 3 achievements have popped up over on the official Xbox site, I’ve posted pics of them all on the jump, but be warned, the names for the game’s nine campaign missions are in there so don’t look if that bothers you. Halo 3 Achievements [Xbox]

Double Fine Readying Jack Black Attack?

Double Fine Readying Jack Black Attack?

International House Of Mojo, a site primarily focused on LucasArts, Double Fine and Telltale Games coverage, recently ran a rumour on Tim Schafer and Double Fine’s unannounced next game. Dubbed Brutal Legend, the game allegedly stars actor and musician Jack Black as a roadie who dies, is banished to Hell…

Borderlands Revealed In New Game Informer

Borderlands Revealed In New Game Informer

The September issue of exclusive-grabbing game mag Game Informer reveals the latest shooter from Gearbox Software—the dev responsible for the Brothers In Arms series, as well as various Valve-relatd projects—titled Borderlands. If you tuned out around “shooter”, your interest might be revived by GI’s drool-inducing description: “Diablo meets Mad Max.”…

Haze: A Study In Asymetric Combat

Haze: A Study In Asymetric Combat

By: Brian Crecente Rob Yescombe is worried. Not that Haze won’t be critically received, but that the innovative shooter might be overlooked in the pre-holiday glut that threatens to deliver half a hundred must-have titles in three months. The challenge Haze faces right now is one purely of Yescombe’s doing:…

GamePro Sides With 360 And PS2

GamePro Sides With 360 And PS2

In GamePro’s Fall 2007 report card, they’ve picked the Xbox 360 and PS2 as the systems to buy. While the Xbox lost a lot of points on its hardware grade (D-), the two consoles were chosen because of an incredible selection of games. As for the Wii and PS3—they simply…

Xbox Live Concept Testing?

Xbox Live Concept Testing?

Xbox Live is an amazing tool for delivering content and fostering community, but could it be a valuable development tool as well? Evolution Research’s Owen Davis certainly thinks so. In an article on industry website Next Generation, Davis explores the potential of Xbox Live as a way to present game…

UniverseAat War Faction Trailers

I’m a huge fan of asymmetric game play, and an even bigger fan of the upcoming PC real-time strategy Universe at War: Earth Assault. These two trailers give you a very brief taste of two of the game’s fractions. Above you see the Masari faction, on the jump you get…

Wii Making Companies Rich, Causing Coporate Expansion

Wii Making Companies Rich, Causing Coporate Expansion

The Wii isn’t only making Nintendo buckets of cash, it’s making other company money, too! And to keep up with the demand, those component makers are expanding. Take, American company Analogue Devices, which make the Wii-mote’s acceleration sensor, or France’s STMicroelectronics, which is responsible for the nunchuk guts. The US…

Martha Stewart Wii Cake Made By Human

Martha Stewart Wii Cake Made By Human

Ah, yes. The Martha Stewart Wii cake. Not exactly something easy to make! But Flickr user rufus50 did just that: he actually made one, writing: My attempt at a Nintendo Wii cake and you can eat it Martha Stewart Yes, she probably could. Wii Cake [Aeropause]

Australian Sales Charts

Australian Sales Charts

Well, lookey here. A SingStar game is released, and it debuts at #1. STOP THE PRESS! No, really, congratulations SingStar 90s, you are the first SingStar which doesn’t completely suck. Rest of last week’s charts look like business as usual (as in naught but PS2 and Nintendo), aside from one…

The Police Negotiator

The Police Negotiator

And the quirky DS games don’t stop! This time, it’s Simple DS Series Vol. 25: The Koushoujin from D3 Publisher. Players take on the role of a police negotiator who has to talk crooks into dropping their weapons. To be totally persuasive, check the bad guy’s background info and scan…

It’s Sony And Microsoft’s Fight Now

It’s Sony And Microsoft’s Fight Now

Nintendo have been big on the message that they’re no longer in competition with Sony and Microsoft. That they’ve moved on. We’ve been hearing it non-stop for the past 2-3 years, and frankly it’s getting a little boring. The only way we’re going to keep listening is if they start…

Warhawk FAQ Answers Frequent Warhawk Questions

Warhawk FAQ Answers Frequent Warhawk Questions

Been a lot of questions surrounding Warhawk. We seemed to go through about 119 of them just wondering whether it’d be a disc or downloadable game, and that was just the start of them. Perhaps sensing our undying thirst for knowledge, game director Dylan Jobe has posted a FAQ on…

A Trio Of Postal III Screenies

A Trio Of Postal III Screenies

More Postal III screens! Sigh. In the game, the Postal Dude explores fictional city Catharsis, which is supporting eco-terrorists, Uncle Dave’s Zealot Nuns and the Taliban. Postal III features “complex AI” and is being developed on Valve’s Source Engine (which powered Half-Life 2). The series has switched out first-person POV…

Boogie Coming To PlayStation 2

Boogie Coming To PlayStation 2

While EA’s Boogie for Wii is seeing few game critics singing (and interpretively dancing) its praises, according to a new listing on game rental service GameFly, the game may have another opportunity to underwhelm gamers, this time on the PlayStation 2. The listing, rooted out by Siliconera, shows a November…

Sega On Success After Sonic

Sega On Success After Sonic

The post-Dreamcast Sega is very different publisher, with bold, creatively risky games like Jet Set Radio, Shenmue, Rez and Typing of the Dead pushed to the wayside. The new Sega is focusing on mature, more-Western targeted fare like The Club, Condemned: Criminal Origins, and licensed properties like Iron Man, Alien…

First Metal Gear Online Footage

With Metal Gear Solid 4 a totally offline affair, it’s up to Metal Gear Online for the PLAYSTATION 3 to pick up the multiplayer slack (and, of course, help defray the cost of that pricey PS3 development). This first look at the now-gen MGO comes courtesy of Gamer.tv who caught…

Single, Adorable, New Guitar Hero III Track Revealed

Single, Adorable, New Guitar Hero III Track Revealed

Activision revealed just one new track for its upcoming Guitar Hero sequel but it’s a big one. The Stone Roses’ “She Bangs The Drums” from their 1989 self-titled smash will be featured (sadly as a cover) on Guitar Hero III‘s already kick-ass line up. Shown exclusively at the Edinburgh Interactive…