Ok, a few weeks ago we asked you the following question.
"GDC is one of the world's biggest video game events. What do the initials GDC stand for?"
Well, the answer was Game Developers Conference.
And the first correct entry to be drawn out of the hat was from... Philip Batty of Alerton.
Well done, Philip you'll be receiving the following games...
Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)
Rise of the Argonauts (Xbox 360)
Legends of… Continue
Added by playrhq on April 10, 2009 at 1:30am —
Yes, you remember Sonic The Hedgehog. He's blue, fast and now he is in rubbish games yes I said it because no one else has the guts to say it. Sonic games got worse as soon as they went into the third dimension. It turned Sonic into a mess, Sega cared more about the speed of him instead of the gameplay and sticking to the winning plan which was presision jumping with a big boss that would take you a few tries to get it figured out.
Sonic Unleashed....now where do I start with that.… Continue
Added by Jamie Robertson on April 8, 2009 at 11:23pm —
this years game developers confrence was great on the news front, with most of the buzz coming from the new onlive machine, i myself am sceptical of this as it seems it will not react quick enough on a poor connection.
if it does then im all aboard and will probably buy on right away but i certaintly won't be throwing away my home console for a small box with not many features that can't stream a game properly.
there was also clips of the new zelda game Spirit Tracks (which… Continue
Added by Paul Kennedy on April 8, 2009 at 9:03pm —
I love games and love completing them and i love competing with my mates to get the highest gamerscore i think it is an addictive part of the xbox 360 right now my gamerscore clocks round to about 23000 but i love boosting it up so is their anyone else who is an acheivement whore ??
Added by Josh Milligan on April 7, 2009 at 1:47pm —
I was Having a think about how far games and consoles have come in the last 30 - 50 years.
In the 30 years I've been alive games have become a massive hobby/past time.
Just look at the advances in the hardware. We've gone from 28k Spectrums to ridiculously powerfull PS3's.
Text based adventure games to full living and breathing fantasy games like Oblivion. I remember playing Elder Scrolls Daggerfall in the 1990's, compare that to Oblivion = amazing… Continue
Added by steven moulsley on April 6, 2009 at 10:40pm —
With Playr showcasing the Onlive gaming system http://www.onlive.com/index.html
The arrival of the fastest game downloading software http://www.awomo.com/
Or just the conventional Disk based methods by Wii, Xbox Or Sony?
My Personal Favorite is the Awomo as it is simple and available to people on with any internet speed.
BUT and its a big but if Onlive ends up under £50 for the system hooked up to the TV then it will be a Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo killer and they… Continue
Added by Jamie Robertson on April 5, 2009 at 8:19pm —
Surely if this concept could work then it would've been done a long time ago?
With the creation of Xbox live in 2002 and the extensive multiplayer options and ease of use that have taken years to develop, how is it that a company who suddenly appear after seven years in "Stealth" mode can suddenly launch a fully-fledged online gaming experience set to revolutionise the console market.
Just look at the issues PSN in the UK has had with video distribution and film rentals.… Continue
Added by Liam Borner on April 5, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I personaly want a remake of Battlefield 1942 (Not just a 3-4 map Pacific arcade title!!) I want the full game, revamped, extra maps, keeping the 64 player maps!
My questions are thus;
1) Why do games insist on having such small numbers in multiplayer games?
2) Why dont more games allow 2 or more gamertags to be signed into the same game on the same console ala Ghost Recon?
Let me know how you feel about this one.
Added by steven moulsley on April 4, 2009 at 6:14pm —
Hello one and all and welcome to week two here on Play’s very own patch of interweb turf.
Yes, after many years infecting your TV we’ve now gone and started pasting things over your favourite internet too. Be under no illusions, it’s just as much a surprise for us as well, but quite a pleasurable one hopefully!
Yes, mum finally dragged us from under the duvet and told us to get on with our homework, and here is the result...our very own Playr HQ. Well,… Continue
Added by playrhq on April 4, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Yes, if you watched our report on OnLive – the new micro-console technology, you coulda been forgiven for thinking you’d dropped in to an episode of Tomorrow’s World. Yep, it had all the traits.
- A revolutionary technology... Check!
- Produced by people no one’s ever heard of... Check!
- That sounds just too good to be true... Check!
And in most instances, when it sounds too be good to be true, it usually is...which probably explains why Tomorrow's World is no… Continue
Added by playrhq on April 4, 2009 at 2:00pm —
So it’s finally here. Yep, this weekend Nintendo’s latest little baby - the DSi – makes it through customs and in to stores all across the UK. And it’ll sell like the proverbial hot cake and quite rightly so, even if it is more expensive than a Wii... well, almost!
But does this little fella – destined to get even mom a little revved up – mark not just a departure for Nintendo, but a gargantuan shift. Does it, in fact, represent that Nintendo is breaking one of its own golden… Continue
Added by playrhq on April 4, 2009 at 12:30pm —
JUST THOUGHT WITH ALL THE DOOM AND GLOOM AT THE MOMENT,I WOULD SHARE MY GOOD FORTUNE OF COMING ACROSS A BARGAIN.SAW BROTHERS IN ARMS HELLS HIGHWAY FOR SALE AT TWELVE POUNDS.(PS3).MOST PEOPLE HAD SLATED THE GAME,BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY IT.ALTHOUGH ONLINE ITS A BIT WEAK,BUT SINGLE PLAYER ITS VERY GOOD.TACTICAL BUT LOTS OF ACTION ,GOOD COVER SYSTEM,AND LOTS OF VARIED MISSIONS.SO IF YOU FANCY A GOOD SHOOTER AT A BARGAIN PRICE GIVE IT A GO.
Added by steve holliday on March 31, 2009 at 7:30pm —
After playing Resident Evil 5 through to completion i found the overall experience to be a bit dissapointing, sure, the graphics are absolutely fantastic and you now have the ability to play all the way through the adventure with a friend, but, it just seems that since Shinji Mikami decided to step down as head of the RE Franchise, the games have lost the 'essence' of what it used to be, a true survival horror.
Personally, i don't understand why Capcom still labels the game as a… Continue
Added by David Hunt on March 30, 2009 at 4:01am —
No not the game but this will just be my opinian of the games in the week and on the show and this week it was the chronicles of riddick
This game looks like that one game that could fill up or make one more genre. Of course it was a stelth game like splinter cell or metal gear solid but this is first person and it is also a puzzle game so this could start more companies making stealth games abit like what happened with gears of war. People started making games using the gears of war… Continue
Added by Jamie Robertson on March 29, 2009 at 3:16pm —
i have randomly ranked to 30 on farcry 2
its annoying because i want to train my own account
my psn: NORBUZ
plz help me get rid of this
Added by Ryan Norbury on March 28, 2009 at 1:31pm —
After recieving trophies on the ps3 many people started replaying games they hadnt touched in ages. Now a fraction of people have moved onto COD WaW ... so i think they should bring trophies to COD 4 to give it some new life. What d'you think??
Added by Susan Clark on March 28, 2009 at 12:58pm —
Yep, the annual gathering of the world's game development community in San Francisco used to be a pretty low key affair. But in recent years thanks to high profile press conferences packed with big consumer focussed announcements (remember this is where the world first glimpsed Little Big Planet and Gears of War 2), the event has changed. For the casual observer picking up news via the journalists attending, they could easily think now that it's a kind of E3 type affair - where next year's… Continue
Added by playrhq on March 28, 2009 at 10:30am —
Not surprisingly that announcement by OnLive at GDC has got many tongues a wagging, but the idea of a micro-console isn’t an original one.
It was 2006 that we first came across the concept. Chris Deering, who had been the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe during the launch and rise of PlayStation, told us in a private interview that there probably wouldn’t be a PlayStation 4, at least not in the traditional form. Our jaws dropped. He said gaming would move on to servers and… Continue
Added by playrhq on March 27, 2009 at 9:30pm —
One of the biggest events in the video game calendar, the Game Developers Conference, has just come to an end. And quite a week it was too. Not just because 25,000 video game designers, programmers and artists managed to make their way to San Francisco all by themselves. Not even because Nintendo revealed they'd sold a gob smacking 50 million Wiis. No, it was remarkable because for once the big news was nothing to do with Sony, Ninty or even Microsoft.… Continue
Added by playrhq on March 19, 2009 at 4:30pm —