Prince of Persia Update

You may or may not know about this new addition to the Prince of Persia series.  Ubisoft released a hands on preview at the Tokyo Game Show to reveal a bit of the play style that the new game will feature.  The biggest change is that it seems to be a return to form.  The controls are simple and seem similar to the fluid controls of Assassin’s Creed.  There is a button for jumping, another for the sword, and another for his gauntlet.  There’s... 

Fable 2 Update

Alright.  It looks like Molyneux is actually staying realistic with the game in not promising the world with this game as it approaches its release.  He recently did a demonstration of the game at London and it looks fairly solid.  Basically it plays as Fable 1 except there are more quests, more items, and more properties.  The one significant feature was that good and evil actions would have a serious consequences with little reminders throughout the story,... 

Dead Space Preview

This little beauty should be a great game for any fan of survival horror games.  Dead Space basically smashes Resident Evil 4 into System Shock and Bioshock for a freaky experience.  It’s already drawing a lot of controversy for its violence, so you know that’s going to be good.  The basic story has you exploring the remains of a navy ship overrun by…something.  It’s basically just a standard sci-fi story, but it is a good excuse... 

Backbreaker Preview

This little treasure almost slipped past me.  The developers released a new teaser demo for this new football game.  It showed off this game’s star feature.  The tackle system is entirely physics-based.  There are no animations.  Any and all tackles will be carried out by the robust physics engine.  That’s actually about all they’re talking about so far.  It isn’t clear how they’re working around the EA monopoly or how the... 

The Maw Preview

This will be a new game that will be available via the Xbox Live Arcade before the end of the year.  It’s basically a bit of a twist on a bunch of old platformer elements in a new way.  I couldn’t help but think of the first Oddworld games.  The player controls Frank.  Frank controls The Maw.  They are two aliens who are stranded on a pretty savage planet.  The Maw’s a little indestructible killing machine that is a bit chickenhearted. ... 

Rise of the Argonauts Preview

This looks like an incredibly fun game.  The game follows the struggles of Jason and his argonauts as they search for the Golden Fleece.  The big part is the combat, which is surprisingly brutal.  It will follow a more realistic style of combat where one’s position on the battlefield determines whether the slash is a decaptitating blow or a light scratch.  Reviews so far state that it has a visceral quality to it that is quite refreshing.  Throw... 

Skate 2 Preview

There’s more information about the sequel to the popular skateboarding game.  Last year, Skate redefined what a skateboarding game should be.  It looks like the sequel will do even more.  They’ve added a ton of features to the buttons to compliment the flick controls from the last one.  You can now grab onto objects in the environments for handplants and it’s possible to take a foot off the board.  This all opens up a ton of more room... 

Possible Crackdown Sequal?

Remember that game that came with the beta of Halo 3? Crackdown was it? Ah, yes, that was it. Apparently creator Realtime Worlds still feels it was a valiant effort it put into the game (which it was). They even regret not working on a sequal at this point as evident in this quote from studio boss Colin Macdonald: It was a horrible, horrible decision that we still dwell on, not to move ahead straight onto a second game. We would have loved to have seen it.... 

Perfect Dark and Killer Instinct Probably coming to XBLA

So Rare has already disappointed us before, what with the Goldeneye “announcement” falling through and everything, but they might be trying to make up for it. gamefocus asked Phil Spencer, the general manager of Microsoft game studios if they would be bringing other old titles to the Xbox Live Arcade, besides Banjo-Kazooie, he responded: “We do have the rights of the complete Rare catalogue (except GoldenEye 007). We’re studying all the... 

Fallout 3: Another Look

I hadn’t been holding my breath about this new addition to the Fallout series.  The little pessimist in my heart is screaming that this won’t live up to any of its expectations, but it just keeps looking better.  There was another gameplay demonstration of Fallout 3 and it is really looking good. The first quest that was demonstrated seemed to be in classic Fallout 3 fashion.  You run into a little boy who can’t find his dad.  You can...