Watchmen: The End Is Nigh – Opening Cinematic

February 27, 2009

They said it could never be filmed. But now Watchmen is about to become not only a film, but a game too. This download-only fight-fest is an episodic prequel to the forthcoming movie, don’t you know. Len Wein, editor of the original Watchmen comic, wrote the story.


Celebrities Pretending To Like Video Games – Episode 1

February 27, 2009

Episode 1: Neal McDonough. Is he really excited about the launch of Street Fighter IV or is he pretending? Let the computer decide!

Resident Evil 5’s Mine Level Revealed

February 27, 2009

If you didn’t know, our Resident Evil 5 documentary airs this weekend in the UK.

It contains new interviews with the Rezzie 5 development team, gameplay from new levels and new game features, which, I think you’ll agree, is quite a lot of new!

UK viewers can catch it at 11.00am Sunday 1st March on Bravo.

For impatient types, here’s a taster.

Battlestations: Pacific – Preview

February 27, 2009

The strategy genre is going through a purple patch! First Halo Wars sucked us in, then along comes this sequel.

See why Battlestations: Pacific deserves to be played by more than just RTS-heads in our full video preview.

Matt Groening Will Find Matt Hazard Funny

February 26, 2009

There aren’t many games that make a big play for humour and succeed. Last year’s The Simpsons Game did it by making video games the target for the jokes. Eat Lead tries a similar trick, but without Matt Groening and his team to do the writing stuff, can it pull it off? Maybe, just maybe!

The star of the game is Matt Hazard a washed up video game hero attempting to do a Mickey Rourke and hit the big time once more. It helps that he has a very neat line in sarcasm.

Lara in a Gold Bikini, I’m there!

February 25, 2009

One of the highlights of Beneath The Ashes, the first downloadable content pack for Tomb Raider: Underworld, undoubtedly comes when Lara slips in to something a little more comfortable. Notably a tiny gold bikini. I dread to think what actions this has prompted in bedrooms around the world!

Playr Resident Evil 5 Special Premiers This Weekend

February 25, 2009

Fans of great games will be glad to know we’ve produced a half-hour special dedicated to Capcom’s soon to be released fright-fest Resident Evil 5.

Although Rezzie 5 is an evolution not a revolution from Rezzie 4, it’s still likely to be one of the highlights of 2009, boasting new co-op play, online modes and vehicle sections. We’ve played it a lot and can confirm the hype is justified.

The programme will features never-before seen levels, walkthroughs as well as interviews with the production team and Capcom staff…and it’ll end with Playr’s very own specially created Resident Evil 5 trailer, which we’re quite proud of.

In the UK, catch it 11.00am Sunday 1st March on Bravo.

For those who can’t wait, we’ve got a short excerpt for you here.