When it comes to martial arts madness, few games can claim the pedigree of the Tekken series. First arriving on the original PlayStation in the mid 90s, Tekken
was seen as a genuine threat to Sega's then groundbreaking Virtua Fighter
game. Several iterations later and Tekken has emerged as one of the most successful and long lasting beat 'em ups. Tekken Tag Tournament 2
has been released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 and we review the Xbox 360 version of the game.
As big companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft each compete to gain supremacy in the “Post-PC” era, a killer ecosystem is thought key to keeping users locked in to one particular platform. While we can grant Microsoft’s gaming and business pedigree, its music services have been lacking thus far, and to address this, the Redmond company is launching a new music streaming service dubbed “Xbox Music,” which will be available from Tuesday October 16 on Xbox 360, with further platforms gaining support soon.
Having recently finished watching the final episode of that great football drama series Friday Night Lights
I have a new found love for all things NFL. Over the years I have enjoyed the Madden
games very much, but this year I'm even more attuned to the game because of the exploits of the Dillon Panthers and the Lions. So it was with great enthusiasm that I fired Madden 13
up and prepared to do battle. The game was released at the end of August for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintedo Wii (with a Wii U version in the offing) and Xbox 360. Our review is of the 360 version of the game.
features a slick narrative, plenty of colorful characters and thrilling improvisational combat. The game was almost killed off by Activision, but thankfully publisher Square Enix took over the project, releasing it last week. The game feels fresh, is easy to pick up and play and blends a number of entertaining elements into an engaging cocktail.
The largest annual video game trade show in Germany, Gamescom 2012, kicked off recently with dozens of publishers and developers presenting what they have in store for the coming year. Sadly, since it's only been two scant months since E3
, most game companies in attendance don't have many surprises to reveal aside from additional features for some already-known titles. Luckily, that just gives some developers a chance to show off their projects that don't fit into the usual shooter, RPG, racing and dance categories. Here are a few titles revealed at Gamescom 2012 that are poised to change the way games are played.
If you can’t be bothered to head to London, but still want some Olympic excitement, London 2012
, the official game of the event (one of them, anyway) has come to Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and OnLive. Gizmag raced the Xbox 360 version once around the track: read on to see if wins a gold medal.
Microsoft has updated its My Xbox Live application, and now Android users can access their Xbox Live games, friends, and achievements, from anywhere. iOS users also received an update, adding the ability to use their phones to remotely control the Xbox 360, a feature that is expected to come to Android phones in the future. With My Xbox Live, Android users can enjoy a fully-featured Xbox Live client, as well as one of the best looking applications on the platform, as it does a great job of replicating the "metro" look of Windows Phone 7.
Every year, once E3 rolls around, most gamers know what to expect. Almost anyone setting foot in the LA Convention Center already knew there is going to be a new Call of Duty
, a new Halo
, a new Assassin's Creed
, more Kinect dancing games, and this year, the Wii U. But then there are those announcements which made a huge splash because, up until the show, almost no one had any idea they even existed.
Max Payne, the eponymous gravel voiced "anti-hero" has returned after a hiatus of nearly a decade. Developed by Rockstar Studios, the latest game features a change of location, a new story and a number of fresh elements. So does Max still have the skills to pay the bills?
Microsoft has announced the world's first game console with subscription-based pricing, making the Xbox 360 more accessible to those interested in gaming on a budget. The new package will cost US$99 up front, with a two-year contract of $15 a month, much like your average cell phone contract. This is an entirely untested price model for videogame consoles, and may prove to be a stroke of genius for Microsoft, whose Xbox 360 is closing in on its seventh anniversary. A new price model could breathe life into the system for years to come.