Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HALO 3: ODST Teaser Trailer

HALO 3: ODST for XBOX 360

Back in July, Microsoft revealed that Bungie are working on a new HALO game for the XBOX 360 Console. Exactly a year after the release of the record-breaking HALO 3, a very brief teaser trailer for the new HALO appeared on the Bungie website. The full trailer for HALO 3: Recon was showcased at the Tokyo Game Show last month. Today, Bungie announced that Recon has been renamed HALO 3: ODST. This is a completely new campaign which does not require the original HALO 3 game to play, but it also includes all the HALO 3 multiplayer maps. HALO 3: ODST is due to dropship Autumn 2009

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Underworld

Tomb Raider: Underworld for PS3, XBOX 360 & Wii

Tomb Raider: Underworld features a new graphics engine designed to exploit the next-gen' capabilities of the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft XBOX 360, giving Lara Croft an advanced physical athleticism motion-captured from a world-class gymnast. New Lara model Alison Carroll: “It’s unbelievable how realistic her movements are..." Developers Eidos: "Tomb Raider has never looked, acted or played so life-like before... Lara Croft will traverse massive, detailed environments, with all the skills and abilities she would have in real life..." Exclusive to the Wii version of the game is an archaeological toolkit, enabling players to excavate hidden areas using a compressed air gun, acetylene torch, chisel and pliers, controlled by the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. Tomb Raider: Underworld is released today for PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, NDS & PS2

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Guitar Hero: World Tour Band

Guitar Hero: World Tour Band

Released today, the new Guitar Hero: World Tour Band comes complete with game disc, microphone, wireless guitar controller and a wireless drum kit. Competing with Rock Band, this is the first in the Guitar Hero series to feature additional accessories along with an upgraded, touch-sensitive guitar (video). The high-performance microphone plugs into a USB port, and the wireless drum kit (video) features five velocity-sensing drum pads (including high-hat and cymbal) mounted on a collapsible stand, with a non-slip foot pedal and authentic wood drum sticks. Guitar Hero: World Tour Band allows you to customize your own Rock Star or choose from several famous in-game music artists. There's a Solo Career mode, up to 4 player Band modes, and you can rock out online in the Battle of the Bands. Available for PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 & Nintendo Wii consoles, Guitar Hero: World Tour Band has 85 music tracks to master and features a Music Studio (video) where you can compose, record and edit your own musical creations

Call of Duty 5: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War for PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS

The Call of Duty series returns to World War II, with Call of Duty 5: World at War for PC, PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, Nintendo Wii, PS2 and Nintendo DS. This historical first-person shooter has you fighting to survive many of the brutal climatic battles of the Second World War: taking you from the devastated cities of Europe, to the jungles of the Pacific, to the depths of Imperial Japan. You play as a U.S. Marine or Russian conscript through a variety of infantry, vehicle and airborne missions. Call of Duty: World at War uses an enhanced version of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare graphics engine, producing effects such as wood that splinters realistically and fires that spread organically. New additions to the series include the ability to swim, vehicles in the multiplayer maps, co-operative gameplay, plus an array of new weapons: including a flamethrower...

Official Call of Duty 5: World at War site

Wii Music for Nintendo Wii

Wii Music for Nintendo Wii

At E3 2008, Nintendo bosses enjoyed demonstrating Wii Music: a musical instrument simulator, released today for the Nintendo Wii Console. Unlike many music simulators, Wii Music requires no addition peripherals: there's over sixty musical instruments (guitar, violin, piano, drums, trumpet, etc.) that you can play just using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. (If you own Wii Fit, you can also use the Wii Balance Board as drum pedals.) Music ranges from classical to rock to famous Nintendo tunes, including themes from Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. You can also improvise your own music, or take the role of orchestra conductor. Play along with friends or control several band members on your own. No musical experience is necessary, all you need is a sense of rhythm and you can play any of the various musical instruments available

Friday, November 07, 2008

Gears of War 2 for XBOX 360

Gears of War 2 for XBOX 360

The Locust Horde are back, destroying entire cities. This time, Delta Squad are taking the fight to the enemy... Gears of War 2 takes the award-winning gameplay of the original, bestselling tactical third-person shooter Gears of War and improves upon it with many major enhancements. The revolutionary cover system has been further refined, making it more intuitive, and even the bodies of fallen enemies can now be picked up and used as “meat shields”. In Gears of War 2, environments are destructible and combat is even more intense with the inclusion of brutal chainsaw duels. Advances in Epic's Unreal Engine 3 can clearly be seen on the screen, adding a heightened realism to the “destroyed beauty” of the planet Sera: with dynamic shadows, improved character lighting, new weather effects, advanced fluid physics, and the ability to render hundreds of on-screen characters simultaneously...

In addition to the single player campaign mode, there's an expanded co-operative mode: allowing you to play through the entire story with a friend. The much talked-about new game mode Horde has you and four other players fighting together to fend off a seemingly endless onslaught of Locust forces. And, there are other new multiplayer modes where up to 10 players can take part in online battles. This sequel also has brains as well as brawn, with the main campaign featuring character development and multiple story arcs based on your actions...

Epic Games' Gears of War 2 is released today, exclusive to the Microsoft XBOX 360 Console

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

HALO WARS: Limited Edition

HALO WARS: Limited Collectors Edition for XBOX 360

Ensemble Studios have announced that the much-anticipated HALO WARS will finally be released in February 2009. The real-time strategy prequel has been in development exclusively for the XBOX 360 Console. Ensemble have also revealed details of a HALO WARS: Limited Collectors Edition, featuring: game disc, HALO WARS: Genesis graphic novel, six Leader Cards, a UNSC Spirit of Fire patch, and early access to the Mythic Map Pack from Bungie, which includes three new multiplayer maps for HALO 3

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Little Big Planet for PlayStation 3

LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3

Demos of LittleBigPlanet gained a lot of attention at this year's E3 2008, with cute characters exploring a creative world of endless possibilities... Exclusive to the PlayStation 3 Console, this unique game blends old-style platform puzzles with content creation and online socializing. Released today, LittleBigPlanet presents 3D environments rendered with detailed graphics and realistic physics. You can customize your Sackboy/girl to reflect your own personality. Guide Sackboy through 50 pre-designed levels, or create your own locations and any of the objects in them. Share your level creations and enjoy access to LBP locations designed by other players. Play alone, or meet up with your fabric friends online to work as a team or compete against each other...

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