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preview | 05/18/06 | RJ Brooks
Microsoft has been scooping up some of the most promising international talent in game development, and Real Time Worlds is no exception. Headed by David Jones, former head of the (in)famous DMA Studios, who created the Grand Theft Auto series, Real Time Worlds has produced a second-gen Xbox 360 title that exemplifies where next-gen gaming can go. Crackdown offers free-roaming free-play augmented by incredibly interactive environments and totally futuristic social gaming features. Check out Robert's review here.
feature | 05/18/06 | Aaron Stanton
When you put a keyboard and mouse against a console controller, most people would say that the keyboard and mouse would win. However, most people would be wrong. With the introduction of Live Anywhere, a service that will put Xbox 360 players against PC users in the same games, the game industry has found a new perspective on the old debate. After a few minutes with one of the Shadowrun developers, it became clear that their main problem was not making the 360 controller competitive with the PC, but keeping the PC from getting owned by the Xbox 360. Even against experienced Halo and Counterstrike players, fairly average Xbox players seemed to have an advantage on the battlefield. Sometimes, reality is surprising.
game: Enchanted Arms
preview | 05/17/06 | Matt James
Enchanted Arms is one of the few Japanese-developed games coming to American Xbox 360s this year. Already out in the JP, we know it's a solid RPG with traditional elements and sparkly graphics. But can it offer up that something special that Xbox owners crave? Our man, Matt James, took on the great golems of Enchanted Arms, and he did fare well (although not so well at getting a chuckle out of those stoic From Software reps). Check out the full preview here.
game: Rumble Roses XX
review | 05/15/06 | Tristan Mayshark
There aren't a lot of choices for wrestling games on the Xbox 360 right now, and it would be debatable to claim that Rumble Roses XX fills the niche to the exclusion of other attempts. Rumble Roses is to booty what the DOA series is to chesty-ness. If the previous sentence makes sense in a positive way, then Rumble Roses is probably for you. But if it seems a bit "pervy" to play games where a primary focus is ogling the animated characters in a sexual way, then you might want to be satisfied merely reading Tristan's review. Check it out here.
game: Gears of War
preview | 05/15/06 | Chris Martin
Microsoft's 500 lbs gorilla this Fall is Gears of War. Not only did Gears manage to rip the GamesFirst! Best of Show trophy right out of our +5 Controller Grip, but it managed to prove to some jaded fellows that it is more than just another shooter. Featuring a focus on team-based strategic play, elements of quick-reflex skills, and some of the best audio and visuals we've ever seen, Gears of War is the one game every Xbox 360 owner will buy this Fall.
editorial | 05/15/06 | Aaron Stanton
Fans of the Shadowrun franchise became excited last week when Microsoft announced the development of a new Shadowrun title. After ten years of being off the computer game market, the intellectual property will be returning to the Xbox 360 and Windows Vista. It'll also be the premier title for Live Anywhere, Microsoft's new multiplayer service that puts PC users against Xbox 360 users. But without a storyline and game intervals of only 4 minutes each, is Shadowrun abandoning the roots that made it famous? How far can Shadowrun be changed and still be Shadowrun? We take a look at the changes that are being applied to the Shadowrun universe, and whether or not that's a good thing or a bad thing.
game: Xbox Live
feature | 05/14/06 | Shawn Rider
Xbox Live Anywhere is propelling Microsoft's multiplayer gaming community into a whole new realm, bringing it cross-platform in all sorts of cool ways. One of the major new features of the Anywhere service will be a much expanded Xbox Live Arcade, which will offer games on almost every mobile phone and PDA platform. Bringing the reliability, not to mention the try-before-you-buy mentality, of Xbox Live to the mobile gaming experience could be just the thing to get us to take cell phones seriously as a gaming platform. Get the full story here.
preview | 05/14/06 | Jeremy Kauffman
EA's Battle for Middle Earth series brings the insanely huge battles of the Lord of the Rings trilogy to the small screen (if you aren't blessed like our man Jeremy with a really big monitor). But now EA is set to make Battle for Middle Earth II the first major real-time strategy game to work well on the home console. Previous attempts to bring titles like Starcraft to the game consoles have fallen flat, but after some hands-on time with BFME2, it looks like EA has finally broken through to a working control scheme that should make Xbox 360 owners very happy.
game: Star Trek Legacy
preview | 05/14/06 | Matt James
Star Trek: Legacy was one of the most impressive titles we saw at E3 2006. Featuring nearly every ship from every series and many different famous battles from Trek history, this is definitely one for the die hard fans. Incredible graphics and deep gameplay complete the interstellar package here. Check out Matt's hands-on preview for the full details.
game: Fable 2
preview | 05/10/06 | Chris Martin
Fans of being evil, rejoice! The sequel to the morality breaking game (or making, but that's no fun) Fable and Fable: The Lost Chapters for the Xbox has been announced for the Xbox 360. We couldn't be happier. Finally, Peter Molyneux's team of jokesters and homage heralds are hard at work on the sequel to one of the most promising (and overhyped) games ever to grace a console. And we got the first look! Here's what we know about Fable 2!
game: Alan Wake
news | 05/09/06 | Shawn Rider
Alan Wake has found a home in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft will publish Remedy's latest title as an exclusive Xbox 360 game. Featuring a creepy psychological storyline that blends Stephen King style thrills with Twin Peaks style WTF?!?, Alan Wake promises to be a relatively amazing title. Plus, Alan Wake has all of the ladies swooning over him as the dreamiest title character to grace video games. Get the full story here.
game: Xbox Live
news | 05/09/06 | Shawn Rider
Microsoft has announced Xbox Live Anywhere, which will unify gaming on Windows Vista, Xbox 360 and Windows Mobile devices. Not only does this mean voice chat, friends list management, and text and multimedia messaging, but also multiplatform interoperability. That means PC gamers and console gamers will finally be able to play together. Shawn has the full story here.
game: Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
review | 05/07/06 | Matt James
Ubisoft's Blazing Angels has a lot to overcome: It's another WWII game, and there was a little game for the original Xbox called Crimson Skies that made "a bit" of a splash. Fortunately, it has some spectacular graphics, and the air combat focus opens up parts of the war that are generally not exploited. Still, there are some flaws, and Blazing Angels has proven to be a tricky evaluation for our man, Matt. Check out his review here.
editorial | 05/07/06 | Jeremy Kauffman
E3 is nearly here, and there is more to anticipate than the new Halo trailer. This may be a year of true innovation. New consoles, re-imagined controllers, anything is possible. The Xbox 360 is prime for innovation as it grows. It is connected to your friends, your PC, your home, and at E3 this year we will certainly get a glimpse of things to come.
game: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
news | 05/05/06 | Aaron Stanton
Jack Thompson has earned a reputation for championing legislation restricting video games. He's appeared on news shows like CNN, often presenting what many would argue is a one-sided assessment of the state of the game industry. Now, he's booking appointments for talk show appearances over the recent Oblivion re-rate issue. In a press release sent to GamesFirst, Jack Thompson makes himself available for talk show interviews. The press release contains huge and obvious factual errors, a tactic that's been used by Jack Thompson repeatedly in the past. Still, you have to love quotes like, "(The Oblivion nudity) is not a modification or "mod" of the game by gamers. It is an unlocking of content that was put there by Take-Two with the unlocking code provided by the developer!" If you're up for a laugh, or to just be really pissed off, read the full press release.
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