Imagine a world without Pikachu. Not very nice is it? A drab, post-apocalyptic wasteland that has had all the cuteness nuked out of it by homogenised buzz-cut war blokes, their brains algorithmically engineered with the un-science of violence. Yes, I know, I'm a grown-man and Pokermonz is for little babies what poo themselves. But you know what? It takes a real man to admit that he loves Pikachu. At least that's what my mummy always tells me.
Tsk. Bugs, eh. In games. Nothing worse. They're not meant to be there. But sometimes they are and that's where they stay until Mr Developer stops fiddling with his massive beard and decides to do something about it. And he always does something about it because he knows otherwise gamers will just refuse to play his broken piece of programming ever again. Because unlike developers, gamers actually have standards. Although that's not actually true. Because sometimes we'll happily play a game - even love a game - that has more bugs than an 80s rap jam.
Like what games exactly? Like these games exactly. The Top 7... horrendously buggy games we loved anyway.
Familiar names dominate our latest look at recent
worthwhile iPad releases, as lead review Crimson: Steam Pirates comes from Halo
developer Bungie – but while it's a slick (and free!) offering, it's not your
standard in-house creation. Next up is the iPad 2-only version of PC adventure
hit Machinarium, which shines on the touchscreen tablet, followed by...
Complicated friendships, Gears of War 3, and a brief encounter with Felicia Day...
Let's face it, Nolan North has reached a point in his career when he can turn down gigs like this.
Starting on September 28, anyone with a Nintendo 3DS or DSi and an
Internet connection will be able to download The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Anniversary Edition for free. The original was as fun to play as it was
difficult to manage – requiring each player to have not only a Game Boy Advance
and a copy of the game, but a link cable to hook the Game Boys together. Technology
has caught up with Four Swords, and not only will this version allow for more
convenient play wirelessly between the 3DS and DSi, but it will feature a
number of new levels based on classic Zelda areas...
On Friday 16th September 2011, at the Birmingham NEC, retailer Game launched GameFest - an exhibition for consumers to play the likes of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 before they come out in the shops.
GamesRadar UK descended on the show and created this fairly bizarre photo diary to see what went down.
a videogame hero has more than one or two adventures under his or her belt, it
simply isn’t enough to just have an archenemy anymore. To keep things
interesting, they need a foil, a rival, or some other angry opposite number
obsessed with matching wits with them. Sometimes, those characters stick around
long enough to make themselves an indelible part of the series, even going so
far as to make friends with the
protagonist – although more often than not, their friendships tend to be shaky
at best, and even those involved might never fully admit to them. Relationships
like that tend to make for gaming’s most enduring and interesting rivalries,
and what follows are some of the most notable...
Sega has a fine tradition of stylized music games, with
Space Channel 5 and Samba de Amigo coming to mind, plus the company had recent
success with the cute/unnerving Project Diva in Japan. Now the publisher is turning its musical ear to a whole new series,
one that promises international flavor, mysterious disappearances, damsels in distress,
and smooth beats. Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure (a title that begs
to the first in a series) was playable for the first time at this year’s Tokyo
Game Show, where we put it through its paces...
Arguably one of the highlights of Tokyo Game Show is all the cosplayers that come out to strike a pose. Couldn't make it to Japan to see them for yourself? Well, we've got a gallery full of some of the best and brightest...