International Karate is a fighting game from 1985, designed and coded by Archer Maclean, Rob Hubbard and Mark Cale. Personally, I view it as probably one of the games that helped the genre gain its feet, and probably inspired many other to this day. Back then, it came out on pretty much everything with a screen (Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Atari, Apple II), but it’s since had various ports, notably on the Game Boy Colour and Advance, and the C64 version is also on the Wii’s Virtual […]
by Brian Vicari (republished with permission from here) Indie games have grown massively in popularity in the past few years. Advances in distribution have played a large role in this trend – services like XBox Live, Steam, and the Playstation Network have given Indie developers the kind of audience they need to showcase their work broadly. But I propose something else is responsible, as well – something that isn’t such a positive development. Indie games are growing in popularity because the video game industry is rapidly adopting and institutionalizing design […]
Popular PS2 emulator PCSX2 has had a major update to version 0.9.7 at the end of last month (yeah I’ve known about this a week or so). PCSX2 allows you to play your PS2 games on your PC, and if your PC is up to the task it’ll let you run them in HD with added touches like anti-aliasing, save states etc.
I recently went to a game store and picked up an old copy of Blast Corps for the N64. N64 games look like crap on HDTVs but that’s an article for another day. As I sat down to replay the game for the first time in about 10 years I reflected upon the premise of the game. A missile carrying truck with the cruise control stuck in the on position is barreling toward large cities and the slightest bump will cause nuclear devastation so you must pilot an array of […]
Symantec, creator of the Norton Anti-Virus service, have recently uncovered a database containing the details of 44million gaming accounts. These are usually gathered through the use of Trojans, both from dodgy downloads and in shady extensions, or through phishing sites.
The Playstation 1 series of Final Fantasy games is now complete with the addition of Final Fantasy IX to the PSN today which was previously added to the Japanese PSN on May 20th. There is currently no release date for North America.
For those of you who can’t afford the latest titles or are just looking to burn some time while waiting for the next game releases, here’s a list of games available for free that you may not know of.
Modnation Racers is the second outing in the Play.Create.Share brand of games, and spiritual spin-off of LittleBigPlanet and competitor to Mario Kart. LBP proved a critical hit through its charm and use of user generated content, and Mario Kart through generations of pedigree. Can ModNation Racers live up to the legacy of LittleBigPlanet and Mario Kart, or does United Front fail to grasp onto what made the two a magical experience?
It seems odd to some that just a little over a year after their previous release of Street Fighter IV, (a game many claim single handily brought fighting games into the limelight) Capcom returns with Super Street Fighter IV. An update that promised more characters, stages, and online options. When first announced many gamers were up in arms that the new content would come in the form of a disk, rather than a download for the previous game. Capcom stated early on that “the breath of content to the game […]
I know we haven’t updated for a while due to time constraints on all of us here but I felt that this deserved sharing. Indie game dev Wolfire has teamed up with other popular indie devs to bring you The Humble Indie Bundle, a group of five indie games, World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru HD, and Penumbra: Overture. The best part is that they’re letting you set the price you want to pay. Although you could pay as low as a cent for this usual $80 bundle you’d be […]
Warning: This game, as well as any videos I may link to in this review, are not recommended for people with a history of epileptic seizures. Games that try to integrate your music library into the gameplay are nothing new, with the roots of the idea stretching back all the way to the almost legendary original PlayStation title Vib-Ribbon(1999). Although considered greatly innovative at the time, the concept never really went anywhere and the few games that tried to follow suit almost exclusively faded into obscurity, remembered fondly by the […]
This week British online mag Bit-Tech are doing ‘Made in the UK Week’, a week long look at the UK game industry over the past 40 years and its various stars. It’s currently on day two (well Day three most likely now) and have 2 articles for you to catch up on.
‘SOS New York’ recently cropped up and sports a lovely picture of Nomad with a count down, currently at just shy of 3 days. I’m not really sure of what it’s counting down to, most likely a trailer. However the title of the site does suggest this could be the start of an ARG, which are becoming pretty popular these days. Obviously countdowns are also pretty popular too, seems no one is going in for the surprise anymore. Crysis 2 is currently rumoured for a late September release in recently […]
Final Fantasy XIII has been one of the most anticipated titles in recent years, having been announced at E3 2006, it has been a long wait but it’s almost at an end for most of us. Warning: This review contains some story info, not really spoilers but if you don’t want to know anything about the game, I suggest you don’t read it.
The American PSN is getting another classic RPG, Grandia. Released originally in 1997 on the Sega Saturn and later on in 1999 on the PS1, this game was voted as one of the best RPGs of it’s time. It will be available to download this Thursday. Let’s hope it comes to Europe soon too.