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Maxis co-founder confirms work on new Oddworld title


May 22
// Nick Chester
Speaking at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun confirmed involvement in an upcoming Oddworld sequel.  "They're such a talented group of people," he said of the series' cr...
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Samurai Shodown VI finally playable on U.S. consoles by way of anthology


Feb 25
// Jordan Devore
I hope that none of you have had the misfortune of missing out on the Samurai Shodown games, as they're some of the best 2D fighters ever produced. But if you have been avoiding the series for whatever reason, there's still h...
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SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam! on XBLA this Wednesday


Dec 22
// Jordan Devore
There's only one new Live Arcade release next week, and it's SpongeBob SquarePants Underpants Slam! (800 Microsoft Points). It should obviously appeal only to children who enjoy the TV show, so there's really no need to take ...
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XNA Game Studio 2.0 released, includes multiplayer functionality


Dec 12
// Jordan Devore
The beta for XNA Game Studio 2.0 is out now and ready to be downloaded. The most notable improvement over XNA Game Studio Express is the ability to bring your PC and/or Xbox 360 games online via Xbox Live and Games for Window...
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Alternate threads in Capcom's We Love Golf make for some DIY cameos


Dec 07
// Topher Cantler
If Capcom's upcoming Wii title We Love Golf slipped under your radar (which is inherently easy for a golf game to do, even if it is developed by Camelot), here's something that might actually pique your interest.As you progre...
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BioWare ranked top 10 Canadian employer, EA vows to cut oxygen rations


Oct 18
// Earnest Cavalli
Next Gen has an article citing the Financial Post's decision to name BioWare to their top 10 list of finest employers in Canada. The Canadian publication's list draws from a pool of every company in Canada seeking those selec...
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Brutal Legend trailer contains more metal than the human race can handle


Oct 16
// Nick Chester
I'm not this drooling Tenacious D/Jack Black fan, and I'm not exactly sure what the connection between him and Tim Schafer's Double Fine is, but I'll tell you what: This trailer for the upcoming Brutal Legend is ... man. Wow....
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PSP gets unofficial motion sensing capabilities


Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
Everyone should give a golf clap to the folks at NEOTEAM for creating a PlayStation Portable motion kit. With the focus of the peripheral being on homebrew (no retail game support just yet), we’re bound to see some real...
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Alex Garland's scrapped Halo script hits the Internet in PDF form?


Sep 10
// Nick Chester
Back in 2005, 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland took time out of his busy schedule to write a 128-paged script based on some game called Halo. Later, DB Weiss (autho of videogame-themed novel Lucky Wander Boy) stepped i...
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Red and blue shinobi beware: Legend of Kage sequel coming to DS


Aug 29
// Nick Chester
For me, the NES version of Taito's Legend of Kage pre-dates Wii Sports as the non-gamers game of choice. For whatever reason, my mother of all people, decided she was really into Legend of Kage. It's 1987 (so I'm like nine-ye...
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The HD format war isn't over yet: Paramount, DreamWorks go exclusively HD DVD


Aug 20
// Jordan Devore
Just when you thought the high-def format war was nearing an end, something like this happens: Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation announced that they will release their DVD titles exclusively on HD DVD. Movies Di...
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Mercury Meltdown Revolution releasing at $19.99 with perfect blob physics


Aug 07
// Nick Chester
When I heard that Ignition Entertainment was bringing a new installment of the Mercury series to the Wii, I knew that there'd only be one thing that would compel me to want to play: it would have to be free. Hitting shel...
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There are simply no words to express how absolutely impressed I am right now. Neversoft gave the gang at ScoreHero this clip of Dragon Force's "Through the Fire and the Flames" from Guitar Hero III. This is just bey...

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Devil May Cry 4 screenshot blowout ... part one!


Jul 25
// Nick Chester
You read the subject correctly, Devil May Cry fans -- this is just part one of a wild Wednesday night Devil May Cry 4 screenshot blowout! These first set of screens are taken from one of the game's early cut-scenes, and s...
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Reggie says big Wii 'surprise' coming in September


Jul 24
// Nick Chester
In a recent interview on GameHead, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime teased an upcoming "surprise" for Wii owners. Using the same breath he used to talk about the upcoming "Check Mii Out Channel" like it'...
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RUMOR: E3 saying goodbye to LA?


Jul 20
// Nick Chester
UK-based videogame industry Web site MCV is reporting that even more changes are in store for the E3 Business and Media Summit. The word on the street is that next year's show wil move away from Los Angeles, and on to rau...
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Sony admits to PS3 price drop; 80GB PS3 coming to America in August (update)


Jul 08
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
To the surprise of virtually no one, Sony comes clean and shows their hand early. That's right boys and girls, the 60GB PS3 is dropping to $499.99 tomorrow (Monday). Not only that, but that special Korean edition of the 8...
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First Rock Band footage is OMGGODTEHROXORZ! (update)


Jul 03
// Nick Chester
Dear God, I'm going to spend $200 on this game, aren't I?Gamespot has snagged some of the first footage of Rock Band in action and it plays out like a funeral precession for Activision's Guitar Hero 3. History...
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Bethesda Softwork's bloody mess: Fallout 3 ... the cake


Jul 01
// Nick Chester
The highlight of Bethesda Softwork's post-Fallout 3 press event party (which took place in the hip, downtown Washington D.C. lounge, Chloe) was not the free booze. I wouldn't even say it was the crowd of highly intoxi...
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Dragon's Lair comes to the Nintendo DS


Jun 28
// Nick Chester
From laserdisc to solid state ROM, Digital Leisure has announced that they will be releasing Dragon's Lair for the Nintendo DS. The 24-year old game (that still looks good today, with its Disney inspired artwork and anima...
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David Jaffe forms studio with head of Incognito, Scott Campbell


Jun 22
// Nick Chester
According to 1UP, David Jaffe and Incognito Entertainment head Scott Campbell are forming a new, independent studio to be based out of sunny Utah. This supports earlier rumblings and rumors about Jaffe's possible move tow...
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Falling Stars, an RPG made just for me, I mean uh ... young girls


Jun 21
// Nick Chester
I'm coming clean here -- if there's one genre that has always frightened me, it's the RPG. The complexity of their narratives and, in some cases, their gameplay has always put me off. Well thank God for Lithuanian...

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