• Guild Wars 2 beta: where old and new fuse for rarity

    Lauren Wainwright battled mighty foes – technical issues – to brave Guild Wars 2’s public beta, uncovering an MMO with traditional mechanics that manages the rarest of things: making you feel special in a crowd.

  • Nintendo's 3D revolution: "I have to get this console"

    Lauren Wainwright talks to Nintendo and others as 3DS slams into Europe ahead of its US launch on Sunday, finding the manufacturer bullish and the fans wowed by core gaming’s biggest portable launch to date.

  • Randy Pitchford: Duke's world is "like an upside down, topsy-turvy version of our world"

    After a hands-on session with Duke Nukem Forever at a press event this week, we were given the opportunity to sit down with the game’s savior and biggest promoter, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford.

  • Duke does Vegas: hands on and chat with Randy Pitchford

    We played Duke Nukem Forever in Vegas this week and spoke to Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford on gaming’s greatest myth. Upshot? Gum supplies are negatory.

  • Cloud nine - Mitsunori Takahashi on Dissidia 012

    Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy’s director spoke from Japan on bringing the RPG-fighter to home consoles, plans for PSP2 and plenty more.

  • 3rd Birthday boss: "I don't believe survival horror is dying"

    The 3rd Birthday director Hajime Tabata speaks from Tokyo on the evolution of the Parasite Eve sequel from mobile to PSP, future plans for the series, Aya’s sexy image and the decline of survival horror.

  • Interview: Tactics Ogre director Hiroshi Minagawa

    We all love it when Japanese games get released in English, because they sometimes come with odd and amusing subtitles. Tactics Ogre is no exception with its quaint subline, “Let us Cling Together.” We’re not sure what we’re clinging onto, but let’s do it together. The funny thing about this particular subtitle is that the […]

  • Interview: Lord of Arcana producer, Takamasa Shiba

    We were recently fortunate enough to sit down with the producer of Square Enix’s upcoming PSP actioner Lord of Arcana, Takamasa Shiba, at the firm’s PSP Showcase in Tokyo. The game – which is completely different to card-based predecessor, Lord of Vermillion – is much like Capcom’s Japanese super-smash, Monster Hunter; Shiba-san looked as though […]