Matt Gander

Zap a zombie

Nintendo showed a Wii Zapper light-gun accessory back when the wonderful white box itself was first properly unveiled. They’ve since decided to evolve it a bit and give it a dust off, the result being an elongated unit which the nunchuk can click into at the rear. It...

Won’t somebody think of the E-numbers?

Good news! Viva Pinata: Party Animals has been announced at E3. Bad news! It’s a collection of colourful mini-games. Odd news! It’s not being developed by Rare, but rather Ty the Tazmanian Tiger creators Krome. We know that Rare are working on Banjo-Kazooie, but it seems strange that...

The future is grey

Almost two years on from the famous ‘artist’s impression’ CGI Killzone 2 video, Sony have finally decided to show the world what the real deal will look like. What’s surprising it that it doesn’t look that much different, with several sequences – jamming guns, the troopers on fire...

Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind

It’s official: publishers are idiots. Last week was rammed with new releases, so much so that you would have been forgiven for thinking that Christmas was around the corner, but this week there are just five titles out. And one of those is Lucinda Green’s Equestrian Challenge. The...

All that Jazz

A pattern has started to form: of all the big movie license tie-ins released this year – Shrek the Third, TMNT and Pirates of the Caribbean specifically – the DS versions have scored the highest overall, according to the ever helpful Game Rankings. Transformers: The Game doesn’t break...

PaRappa the Rapper

Even the most casual of gamers are more than aware that the PSP is awash with PlayStation 2 conversions, but when it comes to ports of PSone titles the only one we can think of is Medieval. Sony went out of their way to improve it for the...

Obscure II

In our eyes it would be a good idea for publishers Playlogic to drop the ‘II’ at the end of the title of this survival horror romp, and go for one of those trendy nonsensical subtitles instead. Not only because the first Obscure was relatively unknown, but because...

Hogwarts and all

Last week was full of new releases, so it’s no surprise that there’s a load of new entries in the chart. Actually, some of them are surprises – the license-free Overlord at #13, Hour of Victory at #23 and the utter rubbish Tenchu Z at #31. Cowboy thing...

Finish it!

Midway have revealed Ultimate Mortal Kombat for the DS. You know, the one that’s also available on Xbox Live Arcade for about a fiver. As you can see by the screenshot they’ve put a lot of thought into how the top screen will be used. Hopefully next week...

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

It’s a bizarre one, this. Initially it gives the impression of being a typical RPG, asking you to choose a character class – Warrior, Wizard, Skank, etc – and give him (or her) a silly medieval name. Then an overhead map appears that you can move around, which...

Justin Hawkins is a pleb

Christ on a moped – it’s a right old busy week for new releases. The Darkness, Harry Potter and the Girl with the Visible Bra Strap, Overlord, Resident Evil 4 and Driver: Parallel Lines on Wii, Hour of Victory, Puzzle League and More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima...

GTA IV: Trailer Trash

There’s a new trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV. You can see it below. It’s an improvement on the first trailer, but it doesn’t really reveal an awful lot. However, there looks to be some kind of system for hanging onto vehicles as they’re in motion, which could...