Red Steel 2 Trailer and More

There you have it folks the truly impressive trailer for the upcoming Red Steel 2 from Ubisoft. The original flawed as it was remains a thoroughly entertaining game and one which gave the Wii a bit of a kick start in it’s first few weeks. Part 2 looks even more impressive and the combat system…

REVIEW: SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

Developer: SNK Playmore | Publisher: Ignition | Format: Wii Capcom and Sega have always been the kings of arcade gaming and while it’s not in the same league as those giants SNK was never far behind. In fact SNK’s biggest title Metal Slug is one of the most famous arcade games in existence. Collected in…

EA apologise for Northern Ireland mix up

- Error was brought to EA’s attention in late April Publishing giant Electronic Arts have apologised for using the wrong national anthem for Northern Ireland in the Euro 2008 computer game. The mistake was brought to the games publisher’s attention over two months ago in April. A Northern Ireland fan wrote on publisher’s online message…

Irish video games podcast launched

Citizengame.co.uk, although it has a UK web address, is a newly launched Irish games podcast. The first edition, a ‘pilotcast’, was released on March 3 and has been so-far followed by three more shows. In the podcasts presenters cover computer games news and talk about the latest games. The podcasts in MP3  – which vary…

Havok in court over brand firm dispute

Telekinesys Research Limited, the Dublin-based games middleware firm known as Havok, is being sued by a design agency that helped created their brand. According to the Sunday Business Post, the branding work for Havok by Dublin design company, Creative Inc, had appeared in a marketing magazine article as a case study. Emmy-winning Havok then wrote…

Intel buys Dublin games firm Havok

Dublin games middleware company Havok is to be taken over by chip manufacturer Intel. The deal will see the company that grew out of Trinity College become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel. Havok’s software tools have been used on games such as BioShock, Harry Potter, Half Life 2, MotorStorm, and Second Life, and upcoming titles…