Saturday, March 31, 2007

Medal Of Honor Vanguard - EA Games

Step into the boots of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in battles throughout Europe. From Operation Husky on the shores of Sicily to Operation Varsity inside Nazi Germany, you’ll fight behind enemy lines in the epic WWII battles that turned America’s first paratroopers into heroes of WWII. Featuring spectacular graphics adding to epic combat intensity, Medal of Honor Vanguard makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe. As the first game in the Medal of Honor series to be released on the Nintendo Wii platform, players can expect Medal of Honor Vanguard to take full advantage of Wii’s one-of-a-kind controllers.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Castlevania: Symphone of the Night

Konami's classic 2D adventure game, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, will be 10 years old this year. Unlike a lot of older games, SOTN hasn't seen a multitude of updates and rereleases. The first of two releases planned for 2007 is an emulated version of the original PlayStation game for Xbox Live Arcade. It marks a couple of firsts, such as the first emulated console game to appear on Microsoft's download service. It's also the first game to go over the now-outdated 50MB limit for downloadable Xbox 360 games. Considering the size, scope, and sound contained in Symphony of the Night, that larger size makes sense. It all adds up to a faithful version of a classic game that's just about as fantastic today as it was when it was first released.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

God of War II: Stand Alone

More of the gory, over-the-top action you've come to expect from this series; fantastically paced, with some ingenious puzzle designs; scale of some of the levels is unbelievably massive; superb graphics and sound; several more bosses than the first game.

It's hard to imagine a better swan song for the PlayStation 2 than God of War II. Though it's not destined to be the very last game for the system, it doesn't seem likely that anything else will come along in the coming months to trump what God of War II achieves. As the sequel to 2005's megapopular action adventure set within the basic confines of Greek mythology, it continues the agonizing and rage-fueled odyssey of the world's angriest man-god, Kratos, as he goes on another epic vengeance bender. It's an altogether familiar adventure in many ways, with a lot of gameplay mechanics held over that haven't necessarily been improved in any meaningful capacity, but that's not to suggest the game isn't better overall. God of War II is a brilliantly paced, tightly crafted piece of work that's as intelligently designed as it is thrilling to play. In short, it's exactly what you would want from a sequel to God of War.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Forza Motorsport 2: Racing with 300 hot cars

Loaded with more than 300 of the world's hottest cars for you to collect, personalize and tune, "Forza Motorsport 2" gives you a complete racing experience. With authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, and licensed tuning and customisation options, the franchise improves on the unprecedented features gamers enjoyed in its debut instalment.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Grand Theft Auto: Steals PSP Market Share

We're up to two Grand Theft Auto games on the PSP, and as of now, both have become PlayStation 2 games not terribly long after the handheld version's release. Vice City Stories, the most recently updated of the two, follows a similar side-story formula. Vice City Stories improves upon some of the flaws found in the first game, not the least of which is improved length and direction, as well as a great deal more personality.

The story's still pretty subpar, though, and as much as this is very much Grand Theft Auto, certain conventions of the series are starting to feel a bit antiquated. Additionally, much as was the case with Liberty City Stories' transition to the PS2, Vice City Stories loses a lot of its appeal when played on a console versus the PSP. Still, it's only $20, and if you don't own a PSP or just never got around to playing it upon its original release, this isn't a bad way to go if you absolutely, positively must get your GTA fix.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Become a Def Jam: Icon

Electronic Arts, in partnership with urban lifestyle powerhouse Def Jam Interactive, announced today that DEF JAM: ICON has shipped to stores nationwide. Infusing the hottest hip hop beats with an advanced, next generation fighting gameplay system, DEF JAM: ICON will be available for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system.

Use the music to your advantage to strike down your opponent with DEF JAM: ICON’s new Building’s with Bass fighting mechanic. The musically charged environments become alive to the beat, creating hazards that you can use to defeat your opponent. Players can even trigger the beats to set off the hazards at the right time with the game’s unique DJ Controls. Never before has music become an instrumental part in the actual gameplay of a videogame.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Sims 2 - The Seasons

Experiencing all four seasons for the first time – from seasonal activities to all-new outerwear for unpredictable weather – is guaranteed to provide a whole new level of excitement for your Sims! Not only will your Sims experience the seasons changing in spring, summer, autumn and winter, but each season will deliver unique benefits, impacting your Sims relationships, mood, skills, careers and more. And be sure to dress your Sims appropriately for the weather -- freezing, sunburn and other unexpected weather effects can occur!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection

Boasting new features including the opportunity to play as Jinpachi Mishima, the previously unplayable boss from the arcade game, TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection, is a must-have for Tekken fans. The game will also be optimized for the HD era including stunning 1080P visuals and game modes including Arcade Battle which will test players fighting skills in the ultimate showdown, Ghost Battle which allows players to battle CPU ghost opponents in an unlimited series of matches, and a Gallery Mode to view character art and movies.