Child of Eden

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VideoChild of Eden PS3 footage

Move version out next week.

VideoFresh Child of Eden footage lands

Trippy neon birds flying in this Friday.

Child of Eden

Adam and Eve it.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold December lineup announced

Xbox Live Games with Gold December lineup announced

Back to the Future! Warhammer: End Times - Verminintide! More!

Microsoft has announced the Xbox Live Games with Gold titles for December.

On Xbox One, Gold members can download Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide for free next month.

Telltale's Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition is also available as a free download on Xbox One from 16th December to 15th January.

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Out This Week - 23/09/11

Gears 3! F1! Resi 4 HD!

It's here, the Eurogamer Expo 2011, our fourth and biggest year so far. We've taken all your feedback from the past three years, and our experience, and come up with a show we want to go to. Tickets have basically gone (there are scraps so be quick), and we're all wibbly-wobbly at the knees to see first hordes trample through the doors. You'll get extra marks for spotting me at the show and I may even kiss you.

New Kinect bundle announced

New Kinect bundle announced

Child of Eden, Kinect Adventures included.

An updated Kinect bundle goes on sale next week, Microsoft has announced.

It'll cost exactly the same as before (RRP: 132.76), but the peripheral now comes with both Kinect Adventures and a download code for Child of Eden.

Microsoft's Major Nelson insists the bundle "will be available in limited quantities" in all Xbox Live territories other than Japan, where Eden has yet to be released.

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Child of Eden PlayStation 3 release date

Child of Eden PlayStation 3 release date

Move support, stereoscopic 3D confirmed.

The PlayStation 3 version of Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Child of Eden launches on 30th September, Ubisoft has announced.

It supports the PlayStation Move controller and full stereoscopic 3D visuals. A new trailer, below, has been released.

Most online shops are selling it for 15.

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Child of Eden PS3 to cost 19.99

Half the price of Xbox 360 version.

Ravey motion-controlled shooter Child of Eden will sell for 19.99 when it launches on PlayStation 3 later this year half the price of the recent Xbox 360 version.

Child of Eden PS3 release date

Child of Eden PS3 release date

Plus: WRC11, Juarez PC, Rabbids Kinect.

Tetsuya Mizuguchi's acclaimed Child of Eden finally hits PlayStation 3 on 23rd September, following its Xbox 360 launch last month, Ubisoft has announced.

Elsewhere on the publisher's revised release schedule, the PC version of FPS sequel Call of Juarez: The Cartel launches on 16th September, World Rally Championship 2011 gets under starter's orders from 7th October and Kinect party game Rabbids: Alive & Kicking arrives on Xbox 360 some time in November.

Far Cry 3 and Brothers in Arms: Furious 4 are both listed as "calendar 2012".

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FeatureCheap This Week - 13/07/11

Crackdown! EDF! Child of Eden!

Welcome to Cheap This Week, our weekly selection of discounted games. There's a great selection of games available for good prices this week, including two hot pre-orders for less than 20 quid apiece. If you want still more cut-price gaming, make sure to visit home of cheap games on the internet: SavyGamer.co.uk.

FeatureCheap This Week - 29/06/11

Street Fighter! Mortal Kombat! Lara!

I hope you're not still paying full price for games are you? As this week's selection goes to show, there's a pretty huge difference in what prices all the different retailers charge for identical items, and Cheap This Week is your essential guide to finding the best deals around across all formats.

FeatureCheap This Week - 22/06/11

Fallout! Eden! Men jumping!

As we head into the season of sales, you'll want to keep your bank account tightly girdled lest you snap up every game under the summer sun. That's why we're here to guide you; we've got a few great bargains this week on some classics of the past few years, as well as some more contemporary greats.

And we're back! Game of the Week has been on hiatus over the E3 period while we concerned ourselves with our assault on Los Angeles. As I noted in our last edition, the release schedule of current games did not let up for the annual bonanza promoting future ones this year. So we return to a towering stack of titles clamouring for our attention in the here and now, especially if we include the previous two weeks. And what an extraordinary few weeks' worth of games it's been.

Child of Eden

Child of Eden

Adam and Eve it.

The language of video games is long established. Mario verbs such as 'jump' and 'pound' joined Pong's 'deflect', Space Invaders' 'shoot' and Zelda's 'explore' in the medium's formative years to build a basic vocabulary that few deviate from even now, thirty-odd years down the line. Child of Eden, pseudo-sequel to Tetsuya Mizuguchi's seminal trance shooter Rez, is notable then for adding two new words to gaming's lexicon: 'grasp' and 'splay'.

These actions occur on our side of the screen where, 99 per cent of the time, video game players merely twitch thumbs to exert their will. But here, you stand in front of the television, watched by the unblinking eye of the Kinect camera, painting on-screen targets - up to eight at a time - with sweeps of your grasping hand.

Then, when you are ready, you splay your fingers outward, as if throwing a fistful of sand away from yourself. In one motion a clutch of tracer bullets tears off into the screen toward the highlighted targets. 'Grasp' and 'splay': Mizuguchi's lingiustic gift to motion-control gaming.

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Out This Week - 17/06/11

Zelda! Alice! Dungeon Siege! Child of Eden!

This week sees the return of a true classic in the world of gaming - a sequel to American McGee's Alice game! Ah, we kid. We mean Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 3D.

FeatureThe Master of Synaesthesia

Tetsuya Miziguchi on Child of Eden and beyond.

"The concept is hope and happiness. That's what we pitched first," says Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi, sitting down after a Child of Eden demo to talk with us about his work in games so far. "It's like a spiritual sequel to Rez, definitely, but I wanted to have much more organic feel, not only digital, techno. I made it like a drama, a story, an emotional setting it has songs, lyrics, words.

Child of Eden Xbox 360 US release date

Child of Eden Xbox 360 US release date

UPDATE: UK date confirmed. PS3 "TBC".

UPDATE: Ubisoft has confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of Child of Eden will launch on Friday 17th June in the UK. The PS3 version is currently "TBC".

ORIGINAL STORY: The Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 version of Child of Eden launches on 14th June.

That's according to the game's official Facebook page. No mention is made of the PlayStation 3 version.

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Child of Eden

Combat Evolved.

Whether it's a Kinect game for the rest of us, a bold audiovisual sculpture, or even, y'know, a twitchy arcade rail shooter, Child of Eden is looking wonderful. Sounds pulse, lights blink and shift, lines warp and flutter and then slowly congregate to form space whales or galaxy-spanning birds - it's a bit like enjoying a Valium overdose while you relax in a glass elevator filled with orange Fanta and Bonjela. (We checked.)

Ubi's Detoc compares Kinect to iPad

Wants Ubi to be biggest third-party on it.

Ubisoft's North American boss Laurent Detoc has said his company wants to be the largest third-party supporter of Kinect, which he likens to Apple iPad in terms of its allure.

Child of Eden compatible with pads

PS3/360 Mizuguchi title out in Q1 2011.

Child of Eden, Tetsuya Mizuguchi's stunning new conduct-'em-up shooter, was one of the more interesting motion-control games announced at E3, but a preview session with the director yesterday revealed the game will also support control pad input on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

FeatureChild of Eden

Child's play.

Child of Eden is the child of Rez, which might explain why Tetsuya Mizuguchi's astonishing new synaesthesia epic feels both warmly familiar and wonderfully inventive at the same time.