We all know that professional movies of videogames completely miss the point nine times out of ten. They're usually made by people who seemingly have no clue what makes the IP great or the faintest idea of what its fans want. But gamers haven't got that excuse, so why do our fan films so frequently incite the urge to explode oneself to death?
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Top 7… Game religions – We discuss at great, great length incidental back stories we barely remember
Soundtracks you didn’t know were stolen – Outright stealing shit is the sincerest form of flattery
So what would happen if amoral Balkan sociopath Niko Bellic was in everyone's favourite cute and cuddly cartoon racer? Would Mario and chums accept him into the line-up with grace and humility? Would Niko keep the lid on all his murderous rage when Yoshi was firing red shells up his tailpipe? Of course, not. This is what would happen if the worlds of Liberty City and the Mushroom Kingdom clashed...
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Seeing as it took almost 40 years for movies to learn how to talk, gaming hasn’t exactly shuffled its feet. It hasn’t even been 40 years since Computer Space became the first commercial game, and what began as little more than dandruff on a black screen is already threatening photo-, audio- and physical realism.
Way back in January, we did what a lot of other tech and gaming websites do, and published a list of predictions for the then-new year. In this case, we predicted the games that we thought – for a variety of reasons – wouldn’t see the light of day until at least 2010, and published it under the somewhat inflammatory headline No Heavy Rain until 2010?
We're celebrating St. Paddy's Day with a tour of gaming's most popular bars. Grab a mug and tag along! But please, enjoy responsibly...
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...
Guitar Hero's over, Duke Nukem Forever is playable, and a woman hosts TalkRadar. Has the world gone topsy-turvy?
As in life and Uwe Boll's Postal, it's always the good that die young in video games. Playing Earthworm Jim HD recently, we suddenly started thinking about 90s characters we'd loved that slipped away into gaming obscurity long before they should have. So join us, as we hold a wake for our favourite game stars from the decade of Jar Jar Binks, who all checked out in premature or undignified fashion . Sleep well, gentle princes. You truly were too beautiful for this world <sniff>.