This week: The Mario theme played 100 different ways, Skyrim DLC rocks everybody's world and hands-on with Microsoft's new Surface tablet.
He’s the guy who blessed gaming with the likes of Deus Ex, Thief, and System Shock. His university professor appearance is offset by the enthusiasm and energy of a wildly excited mind; the twinkle in his eyes and the grin on his face is unmistakable. He wrote the book on Mickey Mouse - well, the forward - and now, with Disney Epic Mickey 2 gathering momentum, Warren Spector is opening up on everything from the state of the industry, to working with the Mouse House, to heralding in a new golden age of gaming.
You might be old enough to remember the craptacular frontages that used to pass as 'box art' on video games 30 years ago. Then again, you might not be. Either way, it doesn't matter. What does matter is that we've made a feature using some pretty advanced Photoshop skills to fuse old box art with new games. We think you'll be amazed. But we're not 100% sure. Have a look and make up your own mind...
As we reported yesterday in our story Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion revealed for 3DS, the 3DS version of Epic Mickey 2 is set to be a side-scrolling adventure and a spiritual sequel to 16-bit classic Castle of Illusion. If you were born after 1990, you probably don't care. But you really should. Allow us to show you why...
Video game cheerleaders are not like real-life cheerleaders. Where normal cheerleaders are so often like human candyfloss, all fluffy, sugary, and liable to cause nausea, video game cheerleaders are basically brilliant. We’ve collected together seven to prove it. Some are dangerous, some are deadly. Some might even now be dead.
Look, just click on and we’ll explain all. No crap Wii games, we promise.
Our look back at the top 10 must-own games of 2011. What a great year to be a gamer!
2011 was an excellent year for gaming, but it wasn't without its dark spots, some of which were pretty huge. And now that the dust has settled and the accolades have been handed out, it's time to shift our focus to tearing apart the worst of last year in the annual GamesRadar institution that is the Anti-Awards. Get ready, because the gloves are coming off...
Our sixth annual celebration of all things amazing in gaming in 2011 continues - in fact, it's only just starting! Now that the feel-good Special Awards are
out of the way, we can start in on the real Platinum Chalices. Looking for the most
satisfying gore, the best sidekick or the game that surprised us the
most by not sucking in 2011? You've definitely come
to the right place...
December, we close out our year of coverage with our officially annual Platinum
Chalice awards, choosing our Game of the Year and doling out accolades to the
best games of the past 12 months. We won’t actually hand those out until next Friday, though; in the meantime, we’ve
decided to unplug from the collective GamesRadar hive mind and take this opportunity
to honor the games that really deserve it – which is to say, our personal
favorites of 2011...
If a friend’s ageing dog died, and your friend was upset, would you laugh in his face and tell him that it was his own fault for having an old dog? If he lost his job, would you tell him that he probably should have been better at it? No you wouldn’t. Because doing either of those things would make you a total cock. Similarly, if a bully was alternating between which of the two of you he picked on each day, would you choose to side with the bully on your days off?
No, you wouldn’t do that either, because it would be illogical, would improve nothing, and would result only in fracturing your relationship with the strongest potential ally you would have in such a situation. But the gaming community does all of the above. Because it’s frequently not a community at all. It’s frequently an unpleasant, in-fighting, self-aggrandisement club, taking the “I’m alright so screw everyone else” angle to everything, and making things worse for everyone as a result. An eye for an eye, it increasingly seems the case, makes the whole world just another idiot on a forum.