291w ago - Are you afraid of the dark? Do you run from things that are creepy - or go looking for them with a magnifying glass?
Survival/horror, the genre that turned teens and adults into terrified gamers that were too scared to put down the controller (or in some cases, too frightened to hold onto it), has been a great source of pleasure for those seeking thrills and chills.
If you're in that group, you won't have to search much longer: Alone in the Dark returns this summer.
To quote: You can even pierce the gas tank, start driving, leaving a trail of fuel, bail out, set fire to the trail, and you have a powerful rolling bomb.
Our objective was to make a game that's more modern in terms of content, more adapted to the tastes of today's gamers, and in particular that breaks the clichés of what you know about video games, said Nour Polloni, Producer at Eden Games.
For us it's not a survival/horror game, but a new perspective on what the survival experience is. We've done this through innovation in the spirit of the first Alone in the Dark, a broad mix of gameplay and a new way to tell the story.
In the 90s, survival/horror games were slow and creepy. Now they're taking on a more action-oriented approach. Is this good or bad, and which path was taken...
291w ago - At its European media event last week, Sony announced that its highly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive title LittleBigPlanet had been pushed back a month to October 2008.
We trapped three members of the Media Molecule team--studio co-founder Alex Evans, audio designer Kenny Young, and the game's producer Siobhan Reddy--to pick their brains on everything LittleBigPlanet.
GameSpot AU: How is it that a team of just 25 [at Media Molecule] has managed to do so much with so few people?
Alex Evans: Well the thing is, they're all super talented. On some level we've picked our battles--that's the honest answer. We couldn't have made a Final Fantasy or a GTA IV, both incredible games, but we picked our battles and then picked our people and that's what we tried to do.
Kenny Young: Another thing is that a small team facilitates quick decision making and allows for good communication. It can be brutal too because you can't hide. You can see everyone and you're on first-name terms with everyone. I know that sounds silly, but I've worked on teams of a hundred people where you just don't know what's going on at the other side of the office. But when it's a bunch of people based in a room you just can't hide anywhere.
292w ago - The controversial fourth version in the series hit stores a week ago, with Strauss Zelnick, ZelnickMedia, Take-Two Interactive chairman and CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera.
When asked if there are any glitches in the game, Zelnick nervously smiled and replied - "No, No, No, uh, none whatsoever. The only issue is someone came up to me in a restaurant and said my thumbs are hurting from the weekend.."
296w ago - Japan's Famitsu magazine recently conducted a video interview with Jun Takeuchi, the producer of Resident Evil 5, and we now have the video complete with English subs for your viewing pleasure!
In addition to the interview, the video include a brief introduction into the history of the Resident Evil series, many first-ever shots of actual gameplay, and also includes some behind the scenes development sneak peeks.