Electronic Games

Mother demands justice for dead

Zhou Xingrong believes her tenacity against hardship and persecution in the quest for justice for her dead son will one day pay off.

Saturday, 12 May, 2012, 12:00am

hot picks

Harry yiu, 17, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

cd: Here and Now by Nickelback. The rock band is back with a much anticipated album, filled with powerful vocals.

dvd: 2012. The much talked about year is around the corner. Don't go to Yellowstone Park or there'll be trouble.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Homes for Hope helps thousands

Houses and infrastructure projects funded by the reconstruction project SCMP Homes for Hope have all been completed, benefiting more than 1,000 households in Sichuan.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Living Buddha must deal with issues that go beyond religion

Angwen Danbarenqing, the 29-year-old abbot of Jiegu Monastery and a living Buddha, has been busy this week in Jiegu town.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Ronald Pickup Director: Mike Newell Category: IIA

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a mildly entertaining costume epic adapted from a popular video game of the same name. Rife with special effects and swordfights but completely devoid of style and logic, it is a typical summer movie for teens.

27 May 2010 - 12:00am

Mission to rebuild shattered lives

In the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake in May 2008, KPMG swung into action almost immediately. Within 24 hours, the firm's corporate social responsibility (CSR) team had set up a donation mechanism and sent out an appeal to all staff, confirming too that the partnership's special foundation would match contributions dollar for dollar.

27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Space Invaders Extreme 2

They're back again and it's up to you to fight off the evil space invaders. Cue Dr Who-like music, jump into your surface-to-air cannon and make sure none of the pesky aliens land on Earth.

This is the second revamp of the classic 1978 arcade game that has been released in the last year, aptly titled Space Invaders Extreme 2 for the Nintendo DS.

17 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Isolated villagers welcome visitor on their rocky road to recovery

I had prepared for a tough journey to Xuanping village, which was surrounded by high mountains and located at the far end of the Tangjiashan 'quake lake' created by the May disaster.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Shoot to thrill

It's a dark, sunken night

I see another pale sunrise

Surrounded by soldiers, glued to the screens

Hold back the invaders, their infernal machines.

21 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Out of this world

Thirty years since it helped pave the way for modern video games, arcade classic Space Invaders has been revamped to deliver a more intense and faster-paced shooting gameplay.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

gore galore

Your friendly neighbourhood computer-game reviewer recently attended a demonstration by Microsoft of the nearly completed Ninja Gaiden II, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the best-selling 2004 original. Both editions were developed by Japanese studio Team Ninja.

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Amateur video shows quake's first moments

The moment the earthquake struck in Sichuan , the hills surrounding the city of Chengdu shook, people ran outside in confused panic, and a thick, white cloud of dust enveloped a mountain reserve.

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

Game players keen to commit grand theft - with legitimate copies

The much-anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto 4 is expected to fetch US$400 million in its first week. This is the estimate industry insiders have come up with. If correct, it will earn more than most Hollywood blockbuster movies. It is set to surpass even Halo 3, the sci-fi game with an equally impressive global cult following.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Aim of the game is to Pac 'em in

At Game On, a touring exhibition on the evolution of computer games that's now in town, crowds have been drawn not to the titles young people are so obsessed with these days, but the games of yesteryear.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Hey, can we borrow that old Game Boy, please?

Long before iPods, Xboxes, PlayStations and otaku (the Japanese term for nerds obsessed with computers and games), there was the Nintendo Game Boy.

3 Jul 2007 - 12:00am