Archive for the ‘Previews’ Category

E3 Preview - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

 

One of the big E3 games that have gotten some more information was Metal Gear Solid. Although it’s not Metal Gear Solid 5, Peace Walker is set for the PSP. The game itself takes place in the 1970s which is ten years after MGS3.  I will admit that graphically it’s not PS3 caliber, but I can imagine this game being so big that it would also make it to the PS2.

Here are some images from the E3 Trailer.

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Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings gets Bonus

Friday, April 10th, 2009




Back in January, Activision announced Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings for the Wii, DS, PS2, and PSP. There hasn’t been much news, but there was a bonus recently added to the Wii version. The classic game Indiana Jones and the Fates of Atlantis will be part of the game.

I’m under the assumption that the game will be converted to work with the Wii, but any game that uses things like mice can be adjusted for the Wii. If I recall correctly, Fates of Atlantis was one of those classic PC point and click adventure games. I was a huge fan of Kings Quest (Six in particular) so I may consider getting this game just for the bonus.

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Preview: Virtua Tennis 2009

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

 Virtua Tennis 2009




Virtua Tennis took a few years off and is returning this year with Virtua Tennis 2009. With a tentative release date of May, there is a slow amount of information being released. Recently a developer diary video has emerged on the official website and we learned a few new tidbits.

For different modes, Sega brought the World Tour Mode back. The World Tour Mode includes both an amateur and professional level. The crowds are bigger as one progresses through the game. Also returning are the mini-games, titled Court Games. The mini-games include crocodiles, feeding zoo animals, fruit, pool, and pirates as part of the collection. They are available to play as single player, multiplayer and online. Most mini-games should be playable for 4 players online. I recall reading about Virtua Tennis 3, back in 2007 being pretty strong online, but only for the 360 version. Hopefully, the PS3 version will get online interactivity.

One new section is the Tennis Academy. As the name makes obvious, professional trainers will help the player to learn different aspects of tennis and control. Players will also have the opportunity to sharpen their skills in different areas (like speed).



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Partial Rock Band 2 track list leaked in online preview?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

What could be part of the Rock Band 2 track list.

G4’s X Play recently aired some footage showing off Rock Band 2, and a member of the Score Hero forums armed with a TiVo spotted something of interest - a song selection menu with what could be nine of the tracks in the set list.

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Meet the Rock Band 2 guitar controller

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Rock Band 2 gets a redesigned guitar.

Here’s the re-designed Rock Band 2 guitar controller. Apart from the new faux-wood-finish, I’d expect something that feels identical to the axe you’re familiar with - perhaps with a strum bar less likely to crap out.

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Blizzard announce Diablo III

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Diablo 3 is coming.

Blizzard today revealed Diablo III at their Worldwide Invitational event in Paris. Diablo III is set 20 years after the events of Diablo II, and features five character classes. The first two classes, the witch doctor and the barbarian, were revealed at the event today. No release date was mentioned, however the game is planned for a simultaneous release on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

“We’ve wanted to expand on the epic story and gameplay elements of the Diablo universe for some time now,” stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We know that players have also been long awaiting a return to the series, so we’re very excited to be sharing this announcement with Blizzard gamers here in Paris and around the world today.”

Duke Nukem Forever gameplay footage released

Friday, June 6th, 2008

No, we’re not kidding - skip forward to around the 4:00 mark. It’s a mere glimpse, captured in shaky low-res, and unlikely to satisfy your curiosity, but you’ve probably already hit the play button. To me it already looks like Duke Nukem Forever is going to play exactly like Duke Nukem 3D with a next-gen coat of paint - and I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

Capcom release three Resident Evil 5 screenshots

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Three new Resident Evil 5 screenshots at 720p.

With Capcom’s CAPTIVATE08 media event about to kick off, it’s not long until you get to see the new trailer for Resident Evil 5 - but that’s not going to stop us from adding three 720p screenshots to our Resident Evil 5 gallery.

150 Street Fighter IV screenshots

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Street Fighter 4 screenshots.

We’ve just added a gallery of Street Fighter IV screenshots, thanks to Capcom’s lovely press site. There’s 150 of them, so that should keep you busy for at least another ten minutes.

Street Fighter HD Remix: Akuma screenshots

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Street Fighter HD Remix: Akuma screenshots.

Capcom has released some more screenshots of their upcoming Street Fighter HD Remix. They’ve been added to our Street Fighter HD Remix gallery - click the picture to go there.