RPG archive

  • Christian videogame "Left Behind" earns criticism ahead of its release
    Gaming

    Christian videogame "Left Behind" earns criticism ahead of its release

    By 8 November 2006

    And now, something of a twist for the world of gaming – a Christian videogame that sort of promotes non violence. Instead of rewarding players for violence against their enemies, “Left Behind: The Eternal Forces” drains them of their “spirit”....

  • Canis Canem Edit - PS2 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Canis Canem Edit - PS2 review

    By 3 November 2006

    Courting controversy like it's going out of fashion, Canis Canem Edit, or otherwise known as Bully, is the latest title from the makers of Grand Theft Auto. This time, instead of stealing cars it's bullying kids, feeding the "all video games are evil"...

  • Gaming

    Bethesda Softworks readies The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PS3 launches

    By 2 October 2006

    Bethesda Softworks has announced that the wildly-popular role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will be ready for the PlayStation 3 when it launches in the US and Europe. While Bethesda will publish the game itself in the US, Ubisoft is the...

  • Suikoden V - PS2 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Suikoden V - PS2 review

    By 26 September 2006

    Suikoden V is the last in the series that will be appearing on the PlayStation 2. Your character is the Prince and they cunningly insert your name into the text, so there is an opportunity for some crude humour at least. It rolls out as a classic adventure...

  • Dungeon Siege II - Broken World - PC review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Dungeon Siege II - Broken World - PC review

    By 25 August 2006

    Following on from last years Dungeon Siege epic, this bolt on quest sees you once again battling the forces of evil that want nothing more than the wreck havoc on your world. It's typical fantasy fare once and again and although the game has switched...

  • PoPoLoCrois - PSP review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    PoPoLoCrois - PSP review

    By 16 August 2006

    Chances are, if you're an RPG fan and a PlayStation owner you've come across PoPoLoCrois at some point in your gaming career. The game, which as spawned two versions on the PlayStation over a decade and its own anime series in Japan has been ported and...

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – PS2 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga – PS2 review

    By 15 August 2006

    Enjoying hardcore Role Playing Games is right up there with watching professional wrestling and enjoying the tunes of Diana Ross in the list of things not to admit to. Although most people think of the likes of Square’s money spinning Final Fantasy...

  • Myst comes to PSP
    Gaming

    Myst comes to PSP

    By 26 May 2006

    For the first time, Myst, the popular RPG from Midway games, is coming to a handheld gaming device. Myst is being released by Midway Games on Sony PSP. The game is over a decade old, but is still popular in the gaming world. The game's premise is that...

  • Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto Vice City for PSP
    Gaming

    Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto Vice City for PSP

    By 11 May 2006

    First it was Liberty City, but now, Rockstar Games, the developer of the Grand Theft Auto series has announced that it is bringing Vice City to Sony's handheld console, the PSP. The latest title in the blockbuster Grand Theft Auto series to be available...

  • Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto 4 for next gen consoles
    Gaming

    Rockstar announce Grand Theft Auto 4 for next gen consoles

    By 10 May 2006

    Rockstar has announced that it will be launching the next episode of its Grand Theft Auto series on the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3. However games about to get excited, will need to wait until October 2007 before they will be able to get their hands on...

  • Gaming

    Final Fantasy series coming to the Nintendo Wii

    By 9 May 2006

    Square Enix the company behind the Final Fantasy series has announced that it will be developing two new games in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series. Unveiled at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, Codename: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles:...

  • Gaming

    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion rating changed due to hidden nudity

    By 4 May 2006

    Take2 the publisher of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Grand Theft Auto has run into trouble once again over adult content in its games. This time, the company's latest release; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has had to have it rating toughened due...

  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Xbox360 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Xbox360 review

    By 22 April 2006

    Seen as the most anticipated Xbox360 release of the year by some, has the first role playing game for the Xbox360 what it takes to appease the Role Play Gaming fraternity? We find out. Oblivion is the latest chapter in the epic and highly successful Elder...

  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories coming to PS2
    Gaming

    Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories coming to PS2

    By 19 April 2006

    Rockstar Games, the makers of the popular Grand Theft Auto Series has announced that gamers will soon be able to play Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories on PlayStation2. Currently only available to PSP gamers the company has announced that the game...

  • Oblivion ships more than 1.7m copies on PC and Xbox360
    Gaming

    Oblivion ships more than 1.7m copies on PC and Xbox360

    By 11 April 2006

    Take-Two, the UK publishers of Grand Theft Auto, has confirmed that it has shipped more than 1.7 Million copies of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion into UK and US homes for PC and Xbox360. Launched last month, the news makes the game the biggest selling...

  • Stargate to become MMORPG
    Gaming

    Stargate to become MMORPG

    By 2 February 2006

    Fans of Stargate the movie and TV series about a gate that allows people to travel to other worlds will soon be able to play in an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) based on the popular science-fiction television series, Stargate...

  • True Crime: New York City - PS2 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    True Crime: New York City - PS2 review

    By 19 January 2006

    One of the most popular games on the PlayStation2 has to be Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The gangster storyline, the ability to roam freely around San Andreas and the fact that you can pick up missions whenever you fancy it just oozes appeal to adult...

  • Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Liberty City Stories - PSP review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Liberty City Stories - PSP review

    By 6 November 2005

    GTA might have won numerous accolades, been nominated for our very own Fluffies and sold over 1.5 million copies on the PlayStation 2, but can the success continue on Sony’s new handheld games console the PSP? We lock ourselves in a room for a whole...

  • Dungeon Siege 2 - PC review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Dungeon Siege 2 - PC review

    By 14 October 2005

    The words "metaphysics" and "computer games" are rarely mentioned in the same breath, fortunately for all of us. Dungeon Siege 2 does raise a philosophical point though: can a game be said to have a "soul", and would it matter if it didn't? That may be...

  • Gaming

    Grand Theft Auto (GTA) San Andreas gets rating changed in America

    By 22 July 2005

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has had its rating changed in America following the uncovering of sexual explicit content found buried in the game. The Entertainment Software Rating Board in America has agreed to change the rating initially given to the...

  • Gaming

    Microsoft in Marvel Team-Up Featuring Xbox360

    By 15 July 2005

    The Makers of the Freedom Force games were zapped by legal action between the first and second games of the series, on account of too many people modding Marvel comic superheroes into the game to play. Seeing the opportunity and a market, In stepped Microsoft,...

  • Gaming

    Rockstar denies deliberate sex in San Andreas, unlocked by mod

    By 12 July 2005

    This time, Rockstar claims it isn't their fault that the controversy has rained down, as opposed to positively begging for it with Manhunt in summer 2004. A thirdparty mod(ification), known as Hot Coffee, will change some scenes in their latest million-selling...

  • Online gamer gets violent
    Gaming

    Online gamer gets violent

    By 31 March 2005

    A gamer in China was so annoyed that his friend had sold a cyberweapon lent to him in the online game Legends of Mir 3 that he murdered him. A court in Shanghai heard that Qiu Chengwei, 41, allegedly stabbed competitor Zhu Caoyuan repeatedly in the chest...

  • Gaming

    GTA: San An gets Ad Ban

    By 2 March 2005

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (GTA:SA) boasts an impressive, stand-out advertising campaign, but for some people the in-game footage in the two advertisements, largely set to music, were too violent. After drowning in the flood of 8 complaints,the Advertising...

  • Gaming

    Final Fantasy Creator takes two-game deal for Microsoft

    By 25 February 2005

    Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi has joined Microsoft's Xbox team and in a new development deal, will produce RPGs for the console. The FF series has sold one copy for every person in the UK population (60 million). Clearly Microsoft are quite...