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Video Game Ad of the Day: 187 Ride or Die

187 Ride or Die
With the smashing success of Grand Theft Auto in the sixth generation, every publisher felt the need to do a game based on criminal activity and gang culture. Of course as Ubisoft proved with 187 Ride or Die, slapping something together with those themes and throwing it out there expecting success is a pretty shitty thing to do.


Prince of Persia 2 getting remake treatment

In 2007, Ubisoft and Pune Studios teamed up to produce Prince of Persia Classic, a remake of the original Prince of Persia with the graphics and art style from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The release proved pretty popular, and Ubisoft took it to basically every platform under the sun.

Now the publisher and developer have teamed up to give Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame the same treatment. It has only been announced for smartphones and tablets at this stage, however. That’s a little concerning, given how combat heavy the sequel is – hopefully a console release isn’t too far off.

No date or price at this stage, so watch this space.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Disney’s Dinosaur

Disney’s Dinosaur was a middling film and a crap game.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Monaco Grand Prix

In the 32-bit era, there were a shit ton of Formula 1 games, and FIA was happy to let anyone have access to the official license. Monaco Grand Prix wasn’t the best of the bunch, but it was competent.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (or Batman of the Future for us Commonwealth types) is a tie-in to the direct-to-video movie of the same name based on the cartoon series which was spun off from the popular Batman: The Animated Series. The game is horrible, but the series is worth a look – it’s basically about a guy who takes up the mantle of Batman following Bruce Wayne’s retirement, and is mentored by Wayne.


Prince of Persia Classic released for iOS

You might remember that back in 2007, Ubisoft and Gameloft released a remake of the original Prince of Persia using 3D graphics and the aesthetic from the Sands of Time series.

Now almost five years later, Ubisoft has brought that port to iOS. It’ll cost you $1.99 to get it on iPhone/iPod Touch, and $2.99 to get it on the iPad.

Prince of Persia Classic is a pretty competent remake, even if it does lack some of the original’s charm. So if you prefer on screen joypads to the real thing, take a crack at it.


Video Game Ad of the Day: Buck Bumble

One of those games where the advertising budget must have been double that of the development budget, based on the sheer number of ads in magazines.

Buck Bumble put players in control of the titular character, a cyborg bee fighting in some resistance movement. It’s all highly derivative and technically unpolished – kind of like everything Argonaut produced after Nintendo poached their best talent.