Tag Archives: hands-on
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 22:26 BST
Wii U is on tour following Nintendo’s launch details reveal event last week. VG247′s Dave Cook goes hands-on with the console’s launch slate in Germany to find out which ones are worth getting.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 13:59 BST
A Sony PR representative has confirmed to VG247 that members of the public will get their first hands-on opportunity with the company’s shiny, new handheld at gamescom next month.
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 | 21:54 BST
There are so many previews, hands-on posts, and impressions out there that our head is finally starting hurt. We’ve decided to put them in one post for you today, since there seem to be quite a few popping up now that folks have gotten home.
Get acquainted with the few we’ve got so far, and keep checking back for additions later in the day.
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 | 20:10 BST
Keza MacDonald was one of the first journalists in the world to get hands-on time with WiiU, Nintendo’s next console, at E3 this morning. We have shots and impressions inside.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 | 14:50 GMT
Modern military FPS games, viewed ungenerously, are basically a sequence of orders cloaked in comfortingly abstract jargon, removing any illusion that you’re shooting at actual people. Go here, put C4 on that, shoot that dude, defend this building, oskar mike tango down eliminate contact GET ON THE MACHINEGUN RAMIREZ . As a cog in the war machine, you barely even know whether you’re fighting for the good guys. Who cares, anyway, so long as there are objective markers?
Homefront is a bit different. In its opening sequence, you are handcuffed to a schoolbus and forced to watch an invading Korean army round people up in front of houses and shoot them in front of their small, screaming children, splattering the insides of their heads against the window. Well, there’s your motivation.
Mon, Jul 14, 2008 | 14:07 BST
IGN has published the first Fallout 3 hands-on and it’s positive, to say the least.
“Before I go on, though, please understand — calling Fallout 3 one of the most impressive videogames of the year in a season that has already brought us Metal Gear Solid 4 and Grand Theft Auto IV isn’t meant to be hyperbole,” says the piece.
“Even in its unoptimized stage (all the content is there, development is just about polish from now until October), Fallout 3 is still one of the most engaging and playable titles this side of Liberty City… and I’ve only tested it for about an hour.”
We want it, we know you want it, this just makes us want it more. New screens here. Full thing through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Sat, Jul 12, 2008 | 09:56 BST
Gamespot’s posted up its pre-E3 hands-on with voice-controlled RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar, and there’s still plenty of reason to be cheerful from the sound of it.
It will only take a few minutes of ordering “unit one to attack hostile two” and “unit three to secure Yankee” before you’ll be fully engrossed in the battle. Having such seamless controls is important to keep the rock-paper-scissors gameplay flowing. Gunships destroy tanks and artillery, tanks destroy transports, and transports can take out gunships with AA flak. The core combat flows from this system and the voice commands make it that much easier to master.
Check out a new, very cool video after the link.
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 12:02 BST
“If Halo Wars is successful, it won’t only be viewed as a great Halo game,” Ensemble Studios executive producer Harter Ryan explains. “We’re looking for a bigger success — to establish the strategy genre on the Xbox 360. We want to make a beacon for other developers.”
Game’s out next year. Have a read.