It's Presidents' Day in the U.S., which means we get today off. It also means we've got an excuse to talk about presidents, and since we've already gone over some of the best ones videogames have given us, it's high time we took a long, loving look at some of the absolute most craven, opportunistic bastards ever to take up the fictitious reins of office...
Stripped down to the bone, most videogames are about running errands: go here, kill that thing over there, bake a cake. There’s almost always a clear justification for them – save the world, get revenge, etc. – but usually, the real reason you do these things is simply because the game told you to. But can the game be trusted? Are you fighting for the right side? How can you be sure?
Way back in 2007 we cobbled together a fun little list of frequently mispronounced game names. Far more obnoxious than the simple “Mah-rio/May-rio” switch, these names are routinely butchered and for a defensible reason – they’re almost all nutty as hell.
We thought we’d expand on that original feature, as 2007 is like 70 million years ago in internet time.
Earlier this year we posted a video of our extremely handsome mugs chattering on about the most important games of the past decade. Did you miss it? Were you so distracted by our handsome facial hair that our words washed across you impotently like waves over rocks? Good news everyone!
Weve done some research - yeah, we be book-smart - for some insight into some of our favorite games and compiled a bunch of our results below for your reading pleasure.
The Origin of Rapture
Rapture, the underwater city in forthcoming blockbuster BioShock, is so-called after a phenomenon experienced by scuba-divers called “nitrogen narcosis” - famously described by Jacques Cousteau as “the rapture of the deep.” Its trigger is a high nitrogen pressure within the body
Think cyborg ninjas begin and end with Metal Gear? Think again...
Apple entering the console market, disturbing tales of perving on games characters and more await your ears in this week's multi-faceted poddle-cast.
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...
Our look back at the top 10 must-own games of 2011. What a great year to be a gamer!
Looking for the best in sneaky tactics and silent killing? Check out our list of the best stealth games you can play right here…