Just one class away from completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Vivian was forced to take the semester off, since the class she needed to take wasn’t being offered. So Vivian decided to spend it here in Japan...
It wasn't planned out this way (seriously), but all
four games this week are free downloads; aside from ProtoSlice HD – which has a
separate iPhone release – they're universal apps, as well. Granted, one of the
titles requires an in-app purchase to access the entire game, while another
We talk about Skyrim, Modern Warfare, Mario 3D Land, and music that touched our hearts... and our butts...
Platform: iOS | Publisher: Square-Enix | Developer: Crystal Dynamics | Price: £0.69
Croft's 'twin-stick shooter' action adventure is an absolute blast on
iOS however you look at it. But with an unbelieveable price of just
£0.69 until Monday 14th November, it is frankly unmissable. Buy, buy,
Super Mario 3D Land hits stores this Sunday and finally gives you a reason to own the 3DS you’ve barely been playing all year. 3D Land is full of clever, original levels, but it’s also exploding with knowing winks to games of old. We grabbed some quick video of just a couple of the fun references in the game just to make clear how cool Super Mario 3D Land is. First let’s check out the secrets in this top-down view of level 5-2…
Corporate pay and bonuses are all the
rage these days, with the "Occupy (Etc.)" protests going on (whatever you happen
to think of them), so we thought we’d kick off the debut of Ask GR Anything with a look at the gaming
industry’s most reviled CEO: Mr. Robert A. Kotick...
work as director of the landmark Zelda game Ocarina of Time, Eiji Aonuma has lent his
creative talents to every major Zelda title since, and has played a huge role
in the shaping every 3D Zelda game. Koji Kondo is a legend among composers, and has created some of the most iconic game
music of all time, including the main Zelda overworld theme and the Mario theme.
Together, Aonuma and Kondo are responsible for making the Zelda series what it
We had the chance to interview both of them on
the day of the Zelda 25th anniversary concert in Los Angeles, and
discussed the Zelda series' past and future, if Majora's Mask is coming to 3DS, and the possibility of a 3D Link to the Past remake...
OK. I’m going to admit it. There’s a little secret I’m going to share.
But let’s just keep this between you and me, and the rest of the
Internet. OK. Here goes: Everything I knew about Japan was wrong. Yeah,
there… I said it...
Game music has been a passion of ours roughly since, oh,
1985, but in the past 10 years, it’s come to mean something more. Don’t get us
wrong, we still love the beepatronic music of the 8- and 16-bit periods (and
the wave of chiptune artists it inspired), but the past decade has also seen
licensed music become a surprisingly important part of gaming. Sometimes, this
just means a selection of familiar hits to accompany our music games, but every
so often, a game will use licensed tracks to careful, brilliant effect – and in
the process, will expose legions of gamers to music they might never have heard
What follows are the games and franchises that have been the most
influential in bringing strange and terrifying new musical styles to gamers’
ears – and in the interest of making this our most self-indulgent Top 7 since that other one, we’ve
asked a handful of our editors to explain what made each one important to them
While the App Store doesn't typically follow the same
kind of end-of-year release barrage that we see from retail games, the late
months do tend to offer some notable iPad and iPhone game experiences. Case in
point: this week's slate of iPad games is one of the slickest we've covered to
date. From the online multiplayer thrills of first-person shooter Modern Combat
3: Fallen Nation to the...