You know that heartwarming sensation you get while remembering games of yesteryear? The one that makes you ponder, "Why aren't games this good nowadays?" It's a lie. It's a childhood veil that, once lifted, exposes how shitty some of your favorite games were all along. They didn't just sour with age - they were never that fun, you just put up with them because there was no better alternative.
Metroid, for example, is fairly crap by
Still chewing your way through a stack of games from last year? Good, because the next few weeks are pretty light for new game releases. The last day of the month will deliver a couple huge franchise entries and a promising new IP, but until then, the field's pretty barren, with only a few notable releases coloring the rest of the month's gray days. Look within to pick your targets (or just decide whether you want to save your money for the broader releases February has to offer)...
In real life, everyone knows sharks are perfectly lovely creatures that hold down good jobs, drive responsibly in hybrid cars, and almost never prey on humans. In popular media, however, they’re vicious aquatic bastards who like nothing better than to sneak up on unsuspecting swimmers and devour them as gruesomely as possible, preferably in front of an audience.
A lot's happened in the world of PC gaming already this year. Most notable was the introduction of Microsoft's Games for Windows - Live initiative, but there have already been several high profile releases on the platform.
So much so that when we went back to our 2007 PC Game feature we almost had to halve it, as many games were already on sale. But that's okay because there are plenty more waiting for their chance to conquer the charts. Here's what you should be spending your money on in the
With the possible exception of unexplainable, extraordinary inspiration, the factors which define a game’s quality are roughly quantifiable. The success of a game, however, involves slightly more chance, as the variables are less precise. When is the best time to launch a new PS3 exclusive FPS? Is there a market for fighting games on the Wii? The Western audience likes Final Fantasy – shouldn’t it like other Japanese RPGs?
Have you ever found some character taunts during life-or-death battles to be a bit strange? Then check these ones out...
Isaac Clarke, Raiden, Rayman, and The Prophet are just a few stars lining up for February's new release schedule. See why consoles, handhelds, and PCs will be feeling the love this month in our jam-packed peak at the games of February 2013...
internet speeds and digital storage gets cheaper and cheaper every
year, downloadable games get closer and closer to matching the
experiences provided by their retail counterparts. They also offer the
chance for smaller development teams to experiment or stray off the
beaten path; we doubt that EA would ever publish a game featuring a dead
fetus is a power-up. They draw the line at killing unbaptized babies in
hell thank you very much. And hey, there’s no better way to detox from a
100 hour Skyrim binge than with a quick, fun 5 hour game. In
anticipation of our year end Platinum Chalice awards, we’ve compiled a
list of our favorite 2011 downloadable titles across all platforms to
help you separate the w00t from the chaff...